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Plunder: A Memoir of Family Property and Nazi Treasure

Menachem Kaiser
Format: Hardcover

Menachem Kaiser's brilliantly told story, woven from improbable events and profound revelations, is set in motion when the author takes up his Holocaust-survivor grandfather's former battle to reclaim the family's apartment building in Sosnowiec, Poland. Soon, he is on a circuitous...
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The Ravine: A Family, a Photograph, a Holocaust Massacre Revealed

Wendy Lower
Format: Hardcover

In 2009, the acclaimed author of Hitler's Furies was shown a photograph just brought to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The documentation of the Holocaust is vast, but there are virtually no images of a Jewish family at the actual moment of murder, in this case by German...
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Persist

Elizabeth Warren · Metropolitan Books
Format: Hardcover

In 2012, running for the Senate in Massachusetts, Elizabeth Warren was new to politics. In early 2020, after ending her campaign for president, she was new to losing. But that hasn't stopped her from believing that real change is possible and continuing her fight to improve the lives...
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On Juneteenth

Annette Gordon-Reed

The mesmerizing story of Juneteenth's integral importance to American history -- told by the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Texas native.

Interweaving American history, dramatic family chronicle, and searing episodes of memoir, Annette Gordon-Reed, the descendant of

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Shaking the Gates of Hell: A Search for Family and Truth in the Wake of the Civil Rights Revolution

John Archibald

"My dad was a Methodist preacher and his dad was a Methodist preacher," writes John Archibald. "It goes all the way back on both sides of my family. When I am at my best, I think it comes from that sermon place."Everything Archibald knows and believes about life is "refracted...
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A Short History of Humanity: A New History of Old Europe

Johannes Krause · Random House
Format: Hardcover

Johannes Krause is the director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and a brilliant pioneer in the field of archaeogenetics - archaeology augmented by DNA sequencing technology - which has allowed scientists to reconstruct human history reaching back hundreds of thousands...
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The Spymaster of Baghdad: A True Story of Bravery, Family, and Patriotism in the Battle against ISIS

Margaret Coker

From the former New York Times bureau chief in Baghdad comes the gripping and heroic story of an elite, top-secret team of unlikely spies who triumphed over ISIS.

The Spymaster of Baghdad tells the dramatic yet intimate account of how a covert Iraqi intelligence unit cal

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War on the Border: Villa, Pershing, the Texas Rangers, and an American Invasion

Jeff Guinn · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

Jeff Guinn, chronicler of the Southwestern US and of American undesirables (Bonnie and Clyde, Charles Manson, Jim Jones) tells the riveting story of Pancho Villa's bloody raid on a small US border town that sparked a violent conflict with the US. The "Punitive Expedition"...
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Nuclear Folly: A History of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Serhii Plokhy · W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

A harrowing account of the Cuban missile crisis and how the US and USSR came to the brink of nuclear apocalypse.Nearly thirty years after the end of the Cold War, today's world leaders are abandoning disarmament treaties, building up their nuclear arsenals, and exchanging threats of nuclear...
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Love and Fury: A Novel of Mary Wollstonecraft

Samantha Silva


August, 1797. Midwife Parthenia Blenkinsop has delivered countless babies, but nothing prepares her for the experience that unfolds when she arrives at Mary Wollstonecraft's door. Over the eleven harrowing days that follow, as Mrs. Blenkinsop fights for the survival of both

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