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Thunder in the Mountains by Daniel J. Sharfstein (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB reader, 26.1mb Overview: The epic clash of two American legends—their brutal war and a battle of ideas that defined America after Reconstruction. Oliver Otis Howard thought he was a man of destiny. Chosen to lead the Freedmen's Bureau after the Civil War, the Union Army general was entrusted with the era's most crucial task: helping millions of former slaves claim the rights of citizens. He was energized by the belief that abolition and Reconstruction, the country's great struggles...

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Enduring Vietnam by James Wright (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB reader, 3.7mb Overview: The Vietnam War is largely recalled as a mistake, either in the decision to engage there or in the nature of the engagement. Or both. Veterans of the war remain largely anonymous figures, accomplices in the mistake. Critically recounting the steps that led to the war, this book does not excuse the mistakes, but it brings those who served out of the shadows. Enduring Vietnam recounts the experiences of the young Americans who fought in Vietnam and of families...

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FDR's Folly by Jim Powell (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader, 452 KB Overview: The Great Depression and the New Deal. For generations, the collective American consciousness has believed that the former ruined the country and the latter saved it. Endless praise has been heaped upon President Franklin Delano Roosevelt for masterfully reining in the Depression’s destructive effects and propping up the country on his New Deal platform. In fact, FDR has achieved mythical status in American history and is considered to be, along with...

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Walden Warming by Richard B. Primack (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 5.6MB Overview: In his meticulous notes on the natural history of Concord, Massachusetts, Henry David Thoreau records the first open flowers of highbush blueberry on May 11, 1853. If he were to look for the first blueberry flowers in Concord today, mid-May would be too late. In the 160 years since Thoreau’s writings, warming temperatures have pushed blueberry flowering three weeks earlier, and in 2012, following a winter and spring of record-breaking warmth, blueberries...

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Race in a Bottle by Jonathan Kahn (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 15.5 MB Overview: At a ceremony announcing the completion of the first draft of the human genome in 2000, President Bill Clinton declared, “I believe one of the great truths to emerge from this triumphant expedition inside the human genome is that in genetic terms, all human beings, regardless of race, are more than 99.9 percent the same.” Yet despite this declaration of unity, biomedical research has focused increasingly on mapping that .1 percent of difference,...

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The Hidden Children of France by Danielle Bailly (.ePUB)+

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, PDF Reader, 3.28MB Overview: The history of France’s “hidden children” and of the French citizens who saved six out of seven Jewish children and three-fourths of the Jewish adult population from deportation during the Nazi occupation is little known to American readers. In The Hidden Children of France, 1940–1945, Danielle Bailly (a hidden child herself whose family travelled all over rural France before sending her to live with strangers who could protect...

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Friends of the Earth by Pat McCarthy (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 4.8MB Overview: The history of American environmentalism is the history of men and women who dedicated their lives to protecting the nation's natural heritage. Almost singlehandedly, John James Audubon introduced the study of birds in North America. John Muir pushed a president and a nation into setting aside vast preserves, including Yosemite, Sequoia, Mt. Rainier, and the Grand Canyon. Marjory Stoneman Douglas did the same for the Florida Everglades, as did Mardy Murie with...

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The Art of George Ames Aldrich by Wendy Greenhouse (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 6.5 MB Overview: A highly regarded impressionist-style artist, George Ames Aldrich drew on his years of experience living and studying in Europe to create beautiful landscape paintings. His life and work are explored in this gorgeous book. Many of the artist's finest creations, some representing French subjects and others depicting the midwestern steel industry and American landscapes, are included in this book. It features color reproductions, along with other archival and...

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The Strong Horse by Lee Smith (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 278 kb Overview: In this provocative and timely book, Middle East expert Lee Smith overturns long-held Western myths and assumptions about the Arab world, offering advice for America’s future success in the region. Seeking the motivation behind the September 11 attacks, Smith moved to Cairo, where he discovered that the standard explanation—a clash of East and West—was simply not the case. Middle East conflicts have little to do with Israel, the United States, or the...

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Failed Diplomacy by Charles L. Pritchard (.PDF)

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Requirements: Any PDF Reader, 2.7 MB Overview: North Korea's development of nuclear weapons raises fears of nuclear war on the peninsula and the specter of terrorists gaining access to weapons of mass destruction. It also represents a dangerous and disturbing breakdown in U.S. foreign policy. Failed Diplomacy: The Tragic Story of How North Korea Got the Bomb offers an insider's view of what went wrong and allowed this isolated nationa charter member of the Axis of Evilto develop nuclear weapons. Charles...

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Paris After the Liberation by Antony Beevor et al (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 3.5 MB Overview: Early postwar France saw the trials of collaborationist leaders, de Gaulle's reestablishment of the republic and his abrupt resignation in 1946, widespread panic at the prospect of a Communist or right-wing coup and the arrival of Marshall Plan aid, which rescued the country from economic collapse. This engaging chronicle set in Paris--a magnet for Picasso, Sartre, de Beauvoir, Camus, Wright, Orwell, Hemingway, Breton, Koestler, Philby--captures the...

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Muslim Fortresses in the Levant by Kate Raphael (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 3.5 MB Overview: During much of the twelfth century the Crusaders dominated the military scene in the Levant. The unification of Egypt and Syria by Saladin gradually changed the balance of power, which slowly begun to tilt in favour of the Muslims. This book examines the development and role of Muslim fortresses in the Levant at the time of the Crusaders and the Mongol invasion, situating the study within a broad historical, political and military context. Exploring the...

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Midnight Rising by Tony Horwitz (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 2.4 MB Overview: Plotted in secret, launched in the dark, John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry was a pivotal moment in U.S. history. But few Americans know the true story of the men and women who launched a desperate strike at the slaveholding South. Now, Midnight Rising portrays Brown's uprising in vivid color, revealing a country on the brink of explosive conflict. Brown, the descendant of New England Puritans, saw slavery as a sin against America's founding principles....

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Mirage III vs MiG 21 Six Day War 1967 by Shlomo Aloni (.PDF)

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Requirements: Any PDF Reader, 4 MB Overview: Although the opposing forces of the Six Day War were both flying comparable third-generation Mach 2 jet fighters, the pilots were trained to different standards, and were expected to utilize different tactics. Using the latest research, first-hand accounts, and specially commissioned artwork, Shlomo Aloni tells the dramatic story of the dogfights in the skies over the Middle East. Genre: Non-fiction, History Download link 1 Download link 2...

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Migration in World History, 2nd Ed. by Patrick Manning(.PDF)

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The Sons of Molly Maguire by Mark Bulik (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB reader, 3.7 mb Overview: A gripping history that peels away layers of myth and misinformation surrounding the "Mollies" to cast brilliant new light on one of the nation's longest and most murderous industrial conflicts Sensational tales of true-life crime, the devastation of the Irish potato famine, the upheaval of the Civil War, and the turbulent emergence of the American labor movement are connected in a captivating exploration of the roots of the Molly Maguires. A secret society of...

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Living..in Early Medieval Europe by Patricia Skinner (.ePUB)

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Requirements: EPUB reader, 1.24 mb Overview: This book examines social and medical responses to the disfigured face in early medieval Europe, arguing that the study of head and facial injuries can offer a new contribution to the history of early medieval medicine and culture, as well as exploring the language of violence and social interactions. Despite the prevalence of warfare and conflict in early medieval society, and a veritable industry of medieval historians studying it, there has in fact been...

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Touching History: America on 9/11 by Lynn Spencer (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 290KB | Retail Overview: On the azure blue morning of 9/11 the skies were pronounced "severe clear," in the parlance of airline pilots; a gorgeous day for flying. Nearly 5,000 flights were cruising the skies over America when FAA Operations Manager Ben Sliney arrived at the Command Center for his first day on that job. He could never have anticipated the historic drama that was about to unfold as Americans who found themselves on the front lines of a totally...

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Rebel Hearts by Kevin Toolis (.ePUB)(.MOBI)(.AZW3)

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Requirements: ePUB, MOBI or AZW3 Reader, 1.2MB Overview: For ten years Kevin Toolis investigated the lives of the IRA soldiers who wage a secret battle against the British State. His journeys took him from the back kitchens of Belfast, where men joked while making two-thousand-pound bombs, to prisons for interviews with men serving life sentences, and to the graveyards where mourners weep. Each chapter explores a world where history, faith, and human savagery determine life and death. At once moving and...

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16 Dead Men by Anne-Marie Ryan (.ePUB)(.MOBI)(.AZW3)

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Requirements: ePUB, MOBI or AZW3 Reader, 1.6MB Overview: Sixteen men were executed in the aftermath of the Easter Rising in Ireland, 1916: fifteen were shot and one was hanged. Their deaths changed the course of Irish history. But who were these leaders who set in motion events that would lead to the creation of an independent Ireland? Teachers, poets, trade unionists, a shopkeeper and a farmer, the executed leaders of the Easter Rising were a diverse group. This book contains fascinating accounts of the...

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Last Stand at le Paradis by Richard Lane (.ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB Reader, 3.6MB Overview: In early September 1939, the 2nd Battalion Royal Norfolk Regiment were one of the first complete infantry units of the BEF to land in France. The first months of World War Two were relatively quiet but after deploying to the Maginot Line sector during January 1940 they came into contact with those Germans manning the West Wall or Siegfried Line. A patrol led by Captain Peter Barclay entered German territory and was attacked. As a result, the first decorations...

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The Age of Openness by Frank Dikotter (ePUB)

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Requirements: ePUB reader, 1.33 MB Overview: The era between empire and communism is routinely portrayed as a catastrophic interlude in China's modern history. But in this book, Frank Dikötter shows that the first half of the twentieth century was characterized by unprecedented openness. He argues that from 1900 to 1949, all levels of Chinese society were seeking engagement with the rest of the world and that pursuit of openness was particularly evident in four areas: governance, including advances in...

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Oxford Handbook of Cities in History by Peter Clark (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 6.1 MB Overview: In 2008 for the first time the majority of the planet's inhabitants lived in cities and towns. Becoming globally urban has been one of mankind's greatest collective achievements over time, and raises many questions. How did global city systems evolve and interact in the past? How have historic urban patterns impacted on those of the contemporary world? And what were the key drivers in the roller-coaster of urban change over the millennia - market forces such...

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Last Thousand Days of British Empire by Peter Clarke (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 3 MB Overview: 'I have not become the King's First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire.' Winston Churchill's famous statement in November 1942, just as the tide of the Second World War was beginning to turn, pugnaciously proclaimed his loyalty to the world-wide institution which he had served devotedly for most of his life. The majority of the British people, who believed they were fighting the war to beat the Germans and preserve the...

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Welcome to the Terrordome by Dave Zirin et al (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 1.1 MB Overview: This much-anticipated sequel to What’s My Name, Fool? by acclaimed commentator Dave Zirin breaks new ground in sports writing, looking at the controversies and trends now shaping sports in the United States—and abroad. Features chapters such as “Barry Bonds is Gonna Git Your Mama: The Last Word on Steroids,” “Pro Basketball and the Two Souls of Hip-Hop,” “An Icon’s Redemption: The Great Roberto Clemente,” and...

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The Prince of Evolution by Lee Alan Dugatkin (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 2.7 MB Overview: In The Prince of Evolution, Lee Alan Dugatkin introduces the reader to Russian Prince Peter Kropotkin -- one of the world’s first international celebrities. In England Kropotkin was known as a brilliant scientist, famous for his work on animal and human cooperation, but Kropotkin’s fame in continental Europe centered more on his role as a founder of anarchism. In the United States, he pursued both passions. Tens of thousands of people followed...

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Gentlemen Scientists and... by Tom Shachtman (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 1.4 MB Overview: Science and experimentation were at the heart of the Founding Fathers' philosophies and actions. The Founders relentlessly tinkered, invented, farmed by means of scientific principles, star-gazed, were fascinated by math, used scientific analogies and scientific thinking in their political writing, and fell in love with technologies. They conceived of the United States of America as a grand "experiment" in the scientific meaning of the word. George...

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The Forty Years War by Len Colodny, Tom Shachtman (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 944 kb Overview: In this groundbreaking book, renowned investigative writers Len Colodny and Tom Shachtman chronicle the little-understood evolution of the neoconservative movement—from its birth as a rogue insurgency in the Nixon White House through its ascent to full and controversial control of America's foreign policy in the Bush years, to its repudiation with the election of Barack Obama in 2008. In eye-opening detail, The Forty Years War documents the neocons'...

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Sea of Faith by Stephen O'Shea (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 479 kb Overview: The long, shared history of Christianity and Islam began, shortly after Islam emerged in the early seventh century A.D., with a question: Who would inherit the Greco-Roman world of the Mediterranean? Sprung from the same source―Abraham and the Revelation given to the Jews―the two faiths played out over the course of the next millennium what historian Stephen O'Shea calls "a sibling rivalry writ very large." Their cataclysmic clashes on the...

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Islam in Eastern African Novel by Emad Mirmotahari (.ePUB)

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Requirements: .ePUB Reader | 769 kb Overview: This study of the sub-Saharan African novel interprets representations of Islam as a central organising presence that generates new conceptual questions and demands new critical frameworks with which to approach categories like nationhood, race, diaspora, immigration, and Africa's multiple colonial pasts. Genre: Non Fiction History & Criticism > Regional & Cultural > Middle Eastern Download link 1 Mirror: Download link 2...

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