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Rescue at Los BanÌ?os : the most daring prison camp raid of World War II

Bruce Henderson · William Morrow
Format: Print book

The true story of one of the greatest military rescues of all time. In February 1945, as the U.S. victory in the Pacific drew nearer, the Japanese army grew desperate, and its soldiers guarding U.S. and Allied POWs more sadistic. Starved, shot and beaten, many of the 2,146 prisoners of the Los Ban'os...
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Tong wars : the untold story of vice, money, and murder in new york's chinatown.

Scott D Seligman · Viking
Format:  Print book : English

A mesmerizing true story of money, murder, gambling, prostitution, and opium: the Chinese gang wars that engulfed New York's Chinatown from the 1890s through the 1930s.

Nothing had worked. Not threats or negotiations, not shutting down the betting parlors or opium dens, not house-to-house...
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Defying Hitler: The Germans Who Resisted Nazi Rule

Gordon Thomas · Dutton Caliber
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

An enthralling work of popular history that vividly resurrects the web of everyday Germans who resisted Nazi rule

Nazi Germany is remembered as a nation of willing fanatics. But beneath the surface, countless ordinary, everyday Germans actively resisted Hitler. Some passed industrial...
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The Lives of the Surrealists

DESMOND MORRIS · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Life histories of the Surrealists, known and unknown, by one of the last surviving members of the movement -- artist and best-selling author Desmond MorrisSurrealism did not begin as an art movement but as a philosophical strategy, a way of life, and a rebellion against the establishment...
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Independence: The Tangled Roots of the American Revolution

Thomas P. Slaughter · Hill & Wang
Pages: 487
Format: Hardcover

An important new interpretation of the American colonists' 150-year struggle to achieve independence"What do we mean by the Revolution?" John Adams asked Thomas Jefferson in 1815. "The war? That was no part of the Revolution. It was only an effect and consequence of it."...
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Women in the American Revolution: Gender, Politics, and the Domestic World

Barbara B. Oberg · University of Virginia Press
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover

Building on a quarter century of scholarship following the publication of the groundbreaking Women in the Age of the American Revolution, the engagingly written essays in this volume offer an updated answer to the question, What was life like for women in the era of the American Revolution?...
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Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World

Suzy Hansen · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Suzy Hansen left her country and moved to Istanbul and discovered America

In the wake of the September 11 attacks and the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, Suzy Hansen, who grew up in an insular conservative town in New Jersey, was enjoying early success as a journalist for a high-profile...

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Bringing Down Gaddafi: On the Ground with the Libyan Rebels

Andrei Netto · Palgrave Macmillan Trade
Format: Hardcover

In February 2011, Andrei Netto, a reporter for O Estado de São Paulo , one of Brazil's main newspapers, traveled without permission into a region of Libya controlled by the regime, aiming to cover the first armed revolution of the Arab Spring. One of the first foreigners to reveal...
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The Polar Bear Expedition: The Heroes of America's Forgotten Invasion of Russia, 1918-1919

James Carl Nelson · William Morrow
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The extraordinary lost story of America's invasion of Russia 100 years ago

*** In the brutally cold winter of 1919, 5,000 Americans battled the Red Army 600 miles north of Moscow. We have forgotten. Russia has not. ***

"INCREDIBLE." - John U. Bacon * "AN...

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