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New Releases Tagged "History"

Rain: A Natural and Cultural History
The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House
Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science-and the World
Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance
One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America
Capital Dames: the Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868
The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer
Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic
Infamy: The Shocking Story of the Japanese American Internment in World War II
Days of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the First Age of Terror
Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year
Legend: A Harrowing Story from the Vietnam War of One Green Beret's Heroic Mission to Rescue a Special Forces Team Caught Behind Enemy Lines
The Madman and the Assassin: The Strange Life of Boston Corbett, the Man Who Killed John Wilkes Booth
Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide
Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Real West
Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!
The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History
My Journey with Maya
A Passion for Paris: Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light
Exploring English Castles: Evocative, Romantic, and Mysterious True Tales of the Kings and Queens of the British Isles
Einstein's Dice and Schrödinger's Cat: How Two Great Minds Battled Quantum Randomness to Create a Unified Theory of Physics
Abe & Fido: Lincoln's Love of Animals and the Touching Story of His Favorite Canine Companion
Orson Welles's Last Movie: The Making of The Other Side of the Wind
The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club
Weird Civil War: Your Travel Guide to the Ghostly Legends and Best-Kept Secrets of the American Civil War
Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower
Memento Mori: The Dead Among Us
Scottish History: A Complete Introduction
The Bastard of Fort Stikine: The Hudson's Bay Company and the Murder of John McLoughlin, Jr.
All The Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West
Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document
American Warlord: A True Story
Marie Antoinette's Watch: Adultery, Larceny, & Perpetual Motion
Enormous Smallness: A Story of E. E. Cummings
Shocking Paris: Soutine, Chagall and the Outsiders of Montparnasse
It's Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality
Ministers at War: Winston Churchill and His War Cabinet
KL: A History of the Nazi Concentration Camps
Saigon Has Fallen
The Outskirts of Hope: A Memoir
John Surratt: The Lincoln Assassin Who Got Away
The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland
A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks
The Religion of Democracy: Seven Liberals and the American Moral Tradition
Universal Man: The Lives of John Maynard Keynes
Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune
Target Tokyo: Jimmy Doolittle and the Raid That Avenged Pearl Harbor
Manchu Princess, Japanese Spy: The Story of Kawashima Yoshiko, the Cross-Dressing Spy Who Commanded Her Own Army
Lost in NYC: A Subway Adventure: A TOON Graphic
War Against All Puerto Ricans: Revolution and Terror in America’s Colony
Chocolate: Sweet Science & Dark Secrets of the World's Favorite Treat
Hitler's Last Day: Minute by Minute: The hidden story of an SS family in wartime Germany
1945. Wojna i pokój
The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch
The Liberation of the Camps: The End of the Holocaust and Its Aftermath
John Muir Wrestles a Waterfall
Stalingrad: The City that Defeated the Third Reich
After Appomattox: Military Occupation and the Ends of War
A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars
Magna Carta: The True Story Behind the Charter
The Ghost Army of World War II: How One Top-Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects, and Other Audacious Fakery
Motherland: Growing Up With the Holocaust
The Ransom of the Soul: Afterlife and Wealth in Early Western Christianity
Christian Reconstruction: R. J. Rushdoony and American Religious Conservatism
Airborne: The Combat Story of Ed Shames of Easy Company
"No One Helped": Kitty Genovese, New York City, and the Myth of Urban Apathy
Hell from the Heavens: The Epic Story of the USS Laffey and World War II's Greatest Kamikaze Attack
The Baltic: A History
The Dress: 100 Ideas that Changed Fashion Forever
The Ship That Wouldn't Die: The Saga of the USS Neosho: A World War II Story of Courage and Survival at Sea
Audie Murphy
Hitler's Last Day: Minute by Minute
Lens of War: Exploring Iconic Photographs of the Civil War
Three Kinds of Motion: Kerouac, Pollock, and the Making of American Highways
Watson's Pier
Cum s-a românizat România
The 20th Century in Cartoons
Waterloo: Great Battles Series
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Galileo's Middle Finger: Heretics, Activists, and the Search for Justice in Science
The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History
Cranky Ladies of History
The Death of Caesar: The Story of History’s Most Famous Assassination
Hissing Cousins: The Untold Story of Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth
Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry
Rust: The Longest War
That's Not English: Britishisms, Americanisms, and What Our English Says About Us
Women Heroes of the American Revolution: 20 Stories of Espionage, Sabotage, Defiance, and Rescue
What Stands in a Storm: Three Days in the Worst Superstorm to Hit the South's Tornado Alley
King John and the Road to Magna Carta
Blood Runs Green: The Murder That Transfixed Gilded Age Chicago
Rescue at Los Banos: The Most Daring Prison Camp Raid of World War II
Washington's Circle: The Creation of the President
The Shakespeare Book
Kill Chain: The Rise of the High-Tech Assassins
Just Kids from the Bronx: Telling It the Way It Was: An Oral History
Landmarks
Nathan Hale's Hazardous Tales: The Underground Abductor (An Abolitionist Tale about Harriet Tubman)
The Presidents and UFOs: A Secret History from FDR to Obama
Stalin's Daughter

Alison Weir
Alison Weir Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings
Her Favorite Books About Mistresses: Devour these five juicy books about the power and allure of the "other woman" from the historian who wrote Mary Boleyn.
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For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives ...more
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The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours
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