History

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BIRTH OF CHINA

Written by Gladue, E Ted
Sean Semineaux, on a merchant ship, coming out of New Zealand in 1986, has to fight for his survival as the ship sinks in the middle of the Pacific in the midst of strange circumstances. Semineaux survives and washes up on the China coast. The only problem, the year is 261 BC, and, at first he thinks he has gone mad, but he becomes a witness to the first unification of China in 221 BC, .
July 15, 2018 | Paperback | Commonwealth Books |
$17.99
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AMERICAN SUTRA: A STORY OF FAITH AND FREEDOM IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR

Written by Williams, Duncan Ryūken
This groundbreaking history tells the little-known story of how, in one of our country's darkest hours, Japanese Americans fought to defend their faith and preserve religious freedom.
February 18, 2019 | Hardcover | Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press | 344 Pages |
$29.95
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AMUSEMENT PARK: 900 YEARS OF THRILLS AND SPILLS, AND THE DREAMERS AND SCHEMERS WHO BUILT THEM

Written by Silverman, Stephen M
The electrifying, never-before-told history of amusement parks, from the middle ages to present day, populated by the colorful (and sometimes criminal) characters who built them, and the regular folks who sought their magical, albeit temporary, charms.
May 7, 2019 | Hardcover | Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers | 432 Pages |
$35.00
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MOSCOW RULES: THE SECRET CIA TACTICS THAT HELPED AMERICA WIN THE COLD WAR

Written by Mendez, Jonna
From the spymaster and inspiration for the movie Argo how a group of brilliant but under-supported CIA operatives developed breakthrough spy tactics that helped turn the tide of the Cold War
May 21, 2019 | Hardcover | PublicAffairs | 272 Pages |
$28.00
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CHASING COSBY: THE DOWNFALL OF AMERICA'S DAD

Written by Weisensee Egan, Nicole
The definitive account of Bill Cosby's transition from revered father figure to convicted criminal, told by a veteran crime reporter and senior writer for People magazine Bill Cosby's decades-long career as a sweater-wearing, wholesome TV dad came to a swift and stunning end on April 26, 2018, when he was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand.
April 23, 2019 | Hardcover | Seal Press (CA) | 320 Pages |
$28.00
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ISTANBUL: A TALE OF THREE CITIES

Written by Hughes, Bettany
Istanbul has long been a place where stories and histories collide, where perception is as potent as fact. From the Koran to Shakespeare, this city with three names--Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul--resonates as an idea and a place, real and imagined.
March 5, 2019 | Paperback | Da Capo Press | 864 Pages |
$25.99
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BASTARD BRIGADE: THE TRUE STORY OF THE RENEGADE SCIENTISTS AND SPIES WHO SABOTAGED THE NAZI ATOMIC BOMB

Written by Kean, Sam
New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean tells the incredible story of how a renegade group of spies kept Hitler from obtaining his ultimate prize: a nuclear bomb
July 9, 2019 | Hardcover | Little Brown and Company | 416 Pages |
$30.00
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UPHEAVAL: TURNING POINTS FOR NATIONS IN CRISIS

Written by Diamond, Jared
A brilliant new theory of how and why some nations recover from trauma and others don't, by the author of the landmark bestsellers Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse.
May 7, 2019 | Hardcover | Little Brown and Company | 512 Pages |
$35.00
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MADAME FOURCADE'S SECRET WAR: THE DARING YOUNG WOMAN WHO LED FRANCE'S LARGEST SPY NETWORK AGAINST HITLER

Written by Olson, Lynne
The little-known true story of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, the woman who headed the largest spy network in occupied France during World War II, from the bestselling author of Citizens of London and Last Hope Island In 1941 a thirty-one-year-old Frenchwoman, a young mother born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamour, became the leader of a vast intelligence organi
March 5, 2019 | Hardcover | Random House | 464 Pages |
$30.00
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TOP HOODLUM: FRANK COSTELLO, PRIME MINISTER OF THE MAFIA

Written by DeStefano, Anthony M
"DeStefano tells Costello's story well."--Kirkus Reviews
April 30, 2019 | Paperback | Citadel Press | 352 Pages |
$15.95

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