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Branded. Their story is in danger of being lost to history. The men who came home from the Vietnam War represent a second silent generation. These are the men who...
Originally published: New York: Times Books, 2005.
Presents a revealing and dramatic chronicle of the 12 months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination. Reading-group guide. Reprint. 50,000 first printing. A national best-seller.
An asteroid the size of Table Mountain crashed into what was to become South Africa over 2 billion years ago, marking the spot. The country's history since then has always...
Reveals violations of ethical and legal standards during the Watergate Affair in 1974, including collusion between prosecutors and the federal judges who tried the cases, and argues that Nixon's "smoking...
From the era of the industrial factory to the age of the microchip, Pivotal Tuesdays explores four twentieth-century elections--1912, 1932, 1968, and 1992--using the election of the American president as...
Dereliction of Duty : Johnson, McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Lies That Led to Vietnam
Outlines the policies and decisions that embroiled the U.S. in the war in Southeast Asia
Originally published: New York: Viking Penguin, 2013.
"DISCOVER THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF AMERICA THROUGH ITS BEAUTIFUL AND DIVERSE POSTAGE STAMPS IN THIS EXUBERANT AND ALWAYS CHARMING HISTORY. In A History of America in Thirty-six Postage Stamps, Chris...
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World War II, fought from 1939 to 1945, engulfed the globe in a shattering struggle over national sovereignty and individual rights. It was also the costliest battle in history in...
Recounts the murder of John Fitzgerald Kennedy and how gunshots on a Dallas afternoon not only killed a beloved president but also sent the nation into the cataclysmic division of...
SACRAMENTO?S MOON ROCKETS
An ancient Chinese treatise on war stresses the importance of speed, sound tactics, subterfuge, discipline, appropriate form of attack, and accurate intelligence.
"One of NBC's most famous anchormen celebrates the greatest generation in history--Americans born in the 1920s who came of age during the Great Depression, fought in World War II, and...
"""Thomas Jefferson stands falsely accused of several crimes, among them infidelity and disbelief. Noted historian David Barton now sets the record straight. Having borne the brunt of a smear campaign...
Presents an account of General George Patton's leadership during the final months of World War II in Europe, and the events surrounding his mysterious death.
"In 1803, when the United States purchased Louisiana from France, the great expanse of this new American territory was a blank -- not only on the map but in our...
"How a lone man's epic obsession led to one of America's greatest cultural treasures: Prize-winning writer Timothy Egan tells the riveting, cinematic story behind the most famous photographs in Native...
For over 50 years, Dutch Wonderland has prided itself as one of the best family parks in the county and this volume will take readers down memory lane, telling the...
"Millions of readers have thrilled to author Bill O'Reilly and historian Martin Dugard's Killing Kennedy and Killing Lincoln, page-turning works of nonfiction that have changed the way we read history....
A narrative history of humanity's creation and evolution explores how biology and history have defined understandings of what it means to be human and details the role of modern cognition...
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A former Navy SEAL examines the most important American firearms, using these guns as a window on United States history to prove that the American story has been tied to...
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"As he did so brilliantly in THE GREAT BRIDGE and THE PATH BETWEEN THE SEAS, David McCullough once again tells a dramatic story of people and technology, this time about...
An intimate account of White House life from the perspectives of the service staff from the Kennedys through the Obamas details their friendships, marriages, everyday activities, and elaborate state dinners.
Recounts President Reagan's career, discussing his time in Hollywood, the beginning of his political career, and overcoming the trauma of an assassination attempt.
Presents the story of Hannah Duston, who was captured by Abenaki Indians and escaped, killing ten of the Indians in the process, set against the background of King William's War...
"""Alaska, ""the most anti-statist of the American states,"" has for decades provided high-profile flashpoints for battles between environmentalists and promoters of economic development. Haycox argues that Alaskans' strong anti-statist sentiments...
Profiles Marine Carlos Hathcock, an ace marksman, whose missions during the Vietnam War included assassinating a North Vietnamese
Describes the true story of World War II hero Andy Hodges, who joined the Red Cross after being excluded from military service and went on a mission to aid prisoners...
The presidential election of 1920 was one of the most dramatic ever. For the only time in the nation's history, six once-and-future presidents hoped to end up in the White...
"This intriguing biography recounts the life of the legendary Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, revealing his true role in the development of Las Vegas and debunking some of the common myths about...
From the earliest days of European settlement, Americans have cherished the sight of a windmill—an instantly recognizable feature of the American landscape. Boasting nearly two hundred striking images,American Windmills is...
A fascinating inside look at the nature of seduction uses a vast array of sources, from Freud and Nietzsche to Cleopatra and Josephine Bonaparte, to uncover the truth about this...
Originally published as: Handbook of Egyptian mythology. c2002.
"The bestselling authors of ""Killing Kennedy"" and ""Killing Lincoln"" chronicle the events leading up to the murder of the most influential man in history: Jesus of Nazareth. ""Killing Jesus"" takes...
The Art of War...
Four U.S. Navy SEALS departed one clear night in early July, 2005 for the mountainous Afghanistan-Pakistan border for a reconnaissance mission. Five days later, only one of those Navy SEALS--Luttrell--made...
A tribute to the National Park Service collects photographs of the country's parks, artifacts, and memorabilia, with stories about sites, rangers, and the history of the service.
The leading narrative history that students love to read, in a more concise format.
"Glenn Beck provides stories of the people who built America and the people who sought to destroy it"--
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A young girl's journal records her family's struggles during two years of hiding from the Nazis in war-torn Holland.
Provides a chilling account of the experiments and scientific research performed on human subjects, primarily concentration camp inmates, by Nazi physicians, based on previously unpublished photographs and documents used during...
THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL 
Violins of Hope : Violins of the Holocaust--Instruments of Hope and Liberation in Mankind's Darkest Hour
"A stirring testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of music, Violins of Hope tells the remarkable stories of violins owned by Jewish musicians during the...
Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War:
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Views the entire spectrum of life in Russia since the ninth century, with emphasis on political and economic developments
Traces the effort of Richard Francis Burton and John Hanning Speke to discover the source of the Nile River, analyzing seven character traits shared by forefront explorers and how their...
Voices from the Chilembwe Rising : Witness Testimonies Made to the Nyasaland Rising Commission of Inquiry, 1915
Voices from the Chilembwe RisingThe short-lived rebellion of 1915 was led by John Chilembwe, a Baptist minister trained in the USA. This book contains the testimonies presented to the Commission...
Clear, easy-to-follow text tells absolute beginners how to transcribe hieroglyphs by presenting and explaining 134 phonetic elements. Includes section on word analysis, newly enlarged pronunciation guide, and much more.
"""New York Times""-bestselling authors Patterson and Dugard dig through stacks of evidence--X-rays, files, forensic clues, and stories told through the ages--to arrive at their own account of King Tut's life...
The author attempts to explain such perplexing archaeological discoveries as the stone figures on Easter Island and various temple and cave drawings
"""Civilization"" is the definitive history of Western civilization's rise to global dominance--and the ""killer applications"" that made this improbable ascent possible: competition, science, the rule of law, consumerism, modern medicine,...
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In this unique illustrated presentation, Gregory and her fellow historians describe the extraordinary lives of the heroines of her Cousins' War books: Jacquetta, Duchess of Bedford; Elizabeth Woodville, Queen of...
"The heart-wrenching ""New York Times""-bestseller about the only known person born inside a North Korean prison camp to have escaped. Harden unlocks the secrets of the world's most repressive totalitarian...
Brimming with insights into Middle Eastern history and American foreign policy, this book is an eye-opening look at an event whose unintended consequences--Islamic revolution and violent anti-Americanism--have shaped the modern...
Presents an examination of Israel that traces the events that led the country to its current state of conflict through the stories of everyday citizens to illuminate the importance of...
Volumes 1-3 originally published in 1950 by Odhams Press. Volume 4 originally published in 1929 by Charles Scribner's Sons. Volume 5 originally published in 1931 by Charles Scribner's Sons.
Chronicles one of the most brutal and crucial confrontations between Americans and the Viet Cong, when 450 U.S. soldiers were dropped by helicopter into the Ia Drang Valley and were...
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THE BATTLE OF MOGADISHU
For the first time ever, a Navy SEAL Team Six sniper chronicles how he became an elite warrior and the ferocious battle that nearly cost him his life.
Now available in paperback. Winner of the 2007 American Authors Association Golden Quill Award. Winner of the 2007 Military Writers Society of America Founder's Award.
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