History

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WASPS: THE SPLENDORS AND MISERIES OF AN AMERICAN ARISTOCRACY

Written by Beran, Michael Knox
An examination of WASP culture through the lives of some of its most prominent figures.
August 3, 2021 | Hardcover | Pegasus Books |
$27.95
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CODE NAME MADELEINE: A SUFI SPY IN NAZI-OCCUPIED PARIS

Written by Magida, Arthur J
Raised in a lush suburb of 1920s Paris, Noor Inayat Khan was an introspective musician and writer, dedicated to her family and to her father's spiritual values of harmony, beauty, and tolerance. She did not seem destined for wartime heroism.
June 22, 2021 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 352 Pages |
$16.95
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WHEN EVIL LIVED IN LAUREL: THE "WHITE KNIGHTS" AND THE MURDER OF VERNON DAHMER

Written by Wilkie, Curtis
By early 1966, the work of Vernon Dahmer was well known in south Mississippi. A light-skinned Black man, he was a farmer, grocery store owner, and two-time president of the Forrest County chapter of the NAACP.
June 15, 2021 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 400 Pages |
$28.95
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MERCURY RISING: JOHN GLENN, JOHN KENNEDY, AND THE NEW BATTLEGROUND OF THE COLD WAR

Written by Shesol, Jeff
If the United States couldn't catch up to the Soviets in space, how could it compete with them on Earth? That was the question facing John F. Kennedy at the height of the Cold War--a perilous time when the Soviet Union built the wall in Berlin, tested nuclear bombs more destructive than any in history, and beat the United States to every major milestone in space.
June 1, 2021 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 416 Pages |
$28.95
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NIGHT AT THE SWEET GUM HEAD: DRAG, DRUGS, DISCO, AND ATLANTA'S GAY REVOLUTION

Written by Padgett, Martin
Coursing with a pumped-up beat, gay Atlanta was the South's mecca--a beacon for gays and lesbians growing up in its homophobic towns and cities. There, the Sweet Gum Head was the club for achieving drag stardom.
June 1, 2021 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 384 Pages |
$20.00
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SAMURAI: A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION

Written by Wert, Michael
The idea of the sword-wielding samurai, beholden to a strict ethical code and trained in deadly martial arts, dominates popular conceptions of the samurai. As early as the late seventeenth century, they were heavily featured in literature, art, theater, and even comedy, from the Tale of the Heike to the kabuki retellings of the 47 Ronin.
April 1, 2021 | Paperback | Oxford University Press, USA | 144 Pages |
$11.95
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OPERATION BARBAROSSA: THE HISTORY OF A CATACLYSM

Written by Dimbleby, Jonathan
Author of an acclaimed history of the Battle of the Atlantic during World War Two (OUP 2016), Jonathan Dimbleby now offers a compelling account of the largest military operation not only of World War Two but of all time--the invasion of Russia by Nazi Germany in 1941.
June 1, 2021 | Hardcover | Oxford University Press, USA | 640 Pages |
$34.95
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NORSE AMERICA: THE STORY OF A FOUNDING MYTH

Written by Campbell, Gordon
The story of the Vikings in North America as both fact and fiction, from the westward expansion of the Norse across the North Atlantic in the tenth and eleventh centuries to the myths and fabrications about their presence there that have developed in recent centuries. Tracking the saga of the Norse across the North Atlantic to America, Norse America sets the record st
June 1, 2021 | Hardcover | Oxford University Press, USA | 272 Pages |
$25.95
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KILLING THE MOB: THE FIGHT AGAINST ORGANIZED CRIME IN AMERICA

Written by Dugard, Martin
In the tenth book in the multimillion-selling Killing series, Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard take on their most controversial subject yet: The Mob.
May 4, 2021 | Hardcover | St. Martin's Press | 304 Pages |
$30.00
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CHECKMATE IN BERLIN: THE COLD WAR SHOWDOWN THAT SHAPED THE MODERN WORLD

Written by Milton, Giles
From a master of popular history, the lively, immersive story of the race to seize Berlin in the aftermath of World War II as it's never been told before BERLIN'S FATE WAS SEALED AT THE 1945 YALTA CONFERENCE: the city, along with the rest of Germany, was to be carved up among the victorious powers-- the United States, Britain, France, and the Soviet Union.
July 13, 2021 | Hardcover | Henry Holt & Company | 400 Pages |
$29.99

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