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History’s Great Showdowns

by Edwin S. Grosvenor

May 24, 2018

Some of the world's foremost historians - from Morris Bishop and J. Christopher Herold to H. R. Trevor-Roper and Barbara Tuchman - tell the stories of the greatest showdowns of all time. Here, Richard the Lionheart faces off against the sultan Saladin, Pope Leo I against Attila the ... (read more)

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The Road to Unfreedom

by Timothy Snyder

Apr 03, 2018 by Tim Duggan Books (April 3, 2018)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of On Tyranny comes a stunning new chronicle of the rise of authoritarianism from Russia to Europe and America.

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The Cold War’s Killing Fields

by Paul Thomas Chamberlin

Jan 03, 2018 by Harper; Reprint edition (July 3, 2018)

A brilliant young historian offers a vital, comprehensive international military history of the Cold War in which he views the decade-long superpower struggles as one of the three great conflicts of the twentieth century alongside the two World Wars, and reveals how bloody the &... (read more)

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America’s First Civilization

by Michael D. Coe

Feb 06, 2017 by New Word City, Inc.; 1 edition (February 6, 2017)

Here is the story of America's oldest - and oddest - civilization, the Olmecs of the southern Mexican jungles. Virtually unknown to archaeologists until the early twentieth century, their true importance is only now being realized and shedding new light on how the Indian peoples of ... (read more)

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ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror

by Michael Weiss

Apr 12, 2016 by Regan Arts.; Updated, Revised edition (April 12, 2016)

Fully Revised & Updated Edition of the New York Times Bestselling and Highly Praised Book on ISIS

With newly added material and breaking news including:
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The Pirates

by Matthew West

Aug 05, 2015

The thirty-year Golden Age of Piracy stretched into the early eighteenth century. During that time, as this vividly written book by historian Matthew West shows, poverty and oppression prompted many men - and even a few women - to sea in search of treasure, adventure, and sometimes, reve... (read more)

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Wall Street Wars

by Richard E. Farley

May 12, 2015 by Regan Arts. (May 12, 2015)

In the depths of the Great Depression, Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s administration set out to radically remake America’s financial system—but Wall Street was determined to stop them.

In 1933, the American economy w... (read more)

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The Emperor’s Codes

by Michael Smith

Aug 01, 2011 by Arcade; Reprint edition (August 1, 2011)

In this gripping, previously untold story from World War II, Michael Smith examines how code breakers cracked Japan’s secret codes and won the war in the Pacific. He also takes the reader step by step through the process, explaining exactly how the code breakers went about the... (read more)

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American Jezebel

by Eve LaPlante

Oct 19, 2010 by HarperOne; Reprint edition (April 25, 2009)

In 1637, Anne Hutchinson, a forty-six-year-old midwife who was pregnant with her sixteenth child, stood before forty male judges of the Massachusetts General Court, charged with heresy and sedition. In a time when women could not vote, hold public office, or teach outside the ho... (read more)

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The Oysters of Locmariaquer

There’s no such thing as “too many books”

Have you heard of the Japanese word tsundoku? tsundoku — (n.) the act of leaving a book unread after buying it, typically piling it up together with other such unread books. As most book lovers can attest, tsundoku is a common occurrence. A book by an author we like,...

A Reader’s Guide to Traditional vs. Self-Published Books

Modern readers have what seems a never-ending selection of books to choose from, far more so than at any other time in history. With the rise of the self-publishing industry, the choices out there can be daunting. So how does the discriminant reader choose between...

The Old-School Women’s (Murder) Club

by: Emily (the great gumshoe) Hinn I’ve loved mystery books since I was a kid. I’ve read allllllll of the Nancy Drew books (and I do mean all of them, most of them twice), The Hardy Boys, Encyclopedia Brown, and The Boxcar Kids. My favorites are the mystery series,...

Protect Your Books Like a Medieval Monk – With Curses

Being a scribe in the Middle Ages would have been slow, detailed, tedious work. Working every day but the sabbath, they sat silently in scriptoriums copying works in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. And beyond copying the books, they had to precisely cut parchment, make the...
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