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BROAD BAND: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE WOMEN WHO MADE THE INTERNET

Written by Evans, Claire L
The history of technology you probably know is one of men and machines, garages and riches, alpha nerds and brogrammers. But the little-known fact is that female visionaries have always been at the vanguard of technology and innovation--they've just been erased from the story.
March 6, 2018 | Hardcover | Portfolio | 288 Pages |
$27.00
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MACARTHUR'S SPIES: THE SOLDIER, THE SINGER, AND THE SPYMASTER WHO DEFIED THE JAPANESE IN WORLD WAR II

Written by Eisner, Peter
"MacArthur's Spies reads like Casablanca set in the Pacific, filled with brave and daring characters caught up in the intrigue of war--and the best part is that it's all true!" --Tom Maier, author of Masters of Sex A thrilling story of espionage, daring and deception set in the exotic landscape of occupied Manila during World War II.
May 1, 2018 | Paperback | Penguin Books | 368 Pages |
$17.00
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CHURCHILL AND ORWELL: THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM

Written by Ricks, Thomas E
New York Times Bestseller A dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, who preserved democracy from the threats of authoritarianism, from the left and right alike. Both George Orwell and Winston Churchill came close to death in the mid-1930's--Orwell shot in the neck in a trench line in the Spanish Civil War, and Churchill struck by a car in New York City.
May 1, 2018 | Paperback | Penguin Books | 352 Pages |
$17.00
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EMPIRE OF GUNS: THE VIOLENT MAKING OF THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

Written by Satia, Priya
By a prize-winning young historian, an authoritative work that reframes the Industrial Revolution, the expansion of British empire, and emergence of industrial capitalism by presenting them as inextricable from the gun trade We have long understood the Industrial Revolution as a triumphant story of innovation and technology.
April 10, 2018 | Hardcover | Penguin Press |
$35.00
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ON GRAND STRATEGY

Written by Gaddis, John Lewis
A master class in strategic thinking, distilled from the legendary program the author has co-taught at Yale for decades John Lewis Gaddis, the distinguished historian of the Cold War, has for almost two decades co-taught grand strategy at Yale University with his colleagues Charles Hill and Paul Kennedy. Now, in On Grand Strategy, Gaddis reflects on what he has learned.
April 3, 2018 | Hardcover | Penguin Press | 384 Pages |
$26.00
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GHOST WARS: THE SECRET HISTORY OF THE CIA, AFGHANISTAN, AND BIN LADEN, FROM THE SOVIET INVAS ION TO SEPTEMBER 10, 2001 (14., NEUBEARB. 2004)

Written by Coll, Steve
Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize The explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan To what extent did America's best intelligence analysts grasp the rising thread of Islamist radicalism? Who tried to stop bin Laden and why did they fail?
December 28, 2004 | Paperback | Penguin Books |
$21.00
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SQUARE AND THE TOWER: NETWORKS AND POWER, FROM THE FREEMASONS TO FACEBOOK

Written by Ferguson, Niall
A brilliant recasting of the turning points in world history, including the one we're living through, as a collision between old power hierarchies and new social networks Most history is hierarchical: it's about emperors, presidents, prime ministers and field marshals. It's about states, armies and corporations. It's about orders from on high.
January 16, 2018 | Hardcover | Penguin Press |
$30.00
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FLYING TIGERS: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE AMERICAN PILOTS WHO WAGED A SECRET WAR AGAINST JAPAN BEFORE PEARL HARBOR

Written by Kleiner, Samuel
The thrilling story behind the American pilots who were secretly recruited to defend the nation's desperate Chinese allies before Pearl Harbor and ended up on the front lines of the war against the Japanese in the Pacific Sam Kleiner's The Flying Tigers uncovers the hidden story of the group of young American men and women who crossed the Pacific before Pearl Harbor to ri
May 15, 2018 | Hardcover | Viking | 304 Pages |
$28.00
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GIBRALTAR: THE GREATEST SIEGE IN BRITISH HISTORY

Written by Adkins, Lesley
A rip-roaring account of the dramatic four-year siege of Britain's Mediterranean garrison by Spain and France--an overlooked key to the British loss in the American Revolution For more than three and a half years, from 1779 to 1783, the tiny territory of Gibraltar was besieged and blockaded, on land and at sea, by the overwhelming forces of Spain and France.
March 13, 2018 | Hardcover | Viking |
$30.00
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WOMAN'S HOUR: THE GREAT FIGHT TO WIN THE VOTE

Written by Weiss, Elaine
The nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote.
March 6, 2018 | Hardcover | Viking | 416 Pages |
$28.00

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