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Ancient America: Fifty Archaeological Sites to See for Yourself

Kenneth L Feder · Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

Presenting "the real deal" of American antiquity - as opposed to the hyped fare of many cable TV shows - Kenneth Feder invites readers to explore the stunning technological, architectural, engineering, and artistic achievements of America's first peoples.

Part travel guide,...
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The Family Tree Historical Atlas of American Cities

Allison Dolan · Family Tree Books
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Journey to the big city! Explore your ancestors' hometowns! This book guides you through American history by looking at the United States' sixteen most populous and historically influential cities, such as New York, Chicago, Boston, New Orleans, and Baltimore. Each section features...
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Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton

Tilar J. Mazzeo · Gallery Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of Irena's Children comes a comprehensive and riveting biography of the extraordinary life and times of Eliza Hamilton, the wife of founding father Alexander Hamilton, and a powerful, unsung hero in America's early days.

Fans...
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The Kingdom of Speech

Tom Wolfe · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

The maestro storyteller and reporter provocatively argues that what we think we know about speech and human evolution is wrong.

Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate. THE KINGDOM OF SPEECH is a captivating,...
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Genghis Khan The Emperor Of All Men

Harold Lamb · Andesite Press
Format: Paperback

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright...
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Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement

Devery S. Anderson · University Press of Mississippi
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

Emmett Till: The Murder That Shocked the World and Propelled the Civil Rights Movement offers the first truly comprehensive account of the 1955 murder and its aftermath. It tells the story of Emmett Till, the fourteen-year-old African American boy from Chicago brutally lynched for a harmless...
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It's my country too : women's military stories from the American Revolution to Afghanistan

Jerri Bell; Tracy Crow · Potomac Books, Inc
Pages: 376
Format: Hardcover

This inspiring anthology is the first to convey the rich experiences and contributions of women in the American military in their own words - from the Revolutionary War to the present wars in the Middle East.

Serving with the Union Army during the Civil War as a nurse, scout,...

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The Fall of Richard Nixon: A Reporter Remembers Watergate

Tom Brokaw · Random House Audio
Format: Audio CD

Tom Brokaw recounts the endgame of the Watergate scandal and the Nixon presidency in real time, from his perspective in the press corps as a young White House correspondent for NBC News.

The last year of the Nixon presidency was filled with power politics, legal jiu-jitsu and high-stakes...
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World War II Map by Map

DK · DK
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Trace the epic history of World War 2 across the globe with more than 100 detailed maps.

In this stunning visual history book, custom maps tell the story of the Second World War from the rise of the Axis powers to the dropping of the atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Each...
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A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II

Sonia Purnell · Viking
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Excellent ... This book is as riveting as any thriller, and as hard to put down." -- The New York Times Book Review

"A compelling biography of a masterful spy, and a reminder of what can be done with a few brave people...
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