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GENTLEMEN BOOTLEGGERS: THE TRUE STORY OF TEMPLETON RYE, PROHIBITION, AND A SMALL TOWN IN CAHOOTS

Written by Bauer, Bryce T
2014 Benjamin F. Shambaugh Award Winner 2015 Spirited AwardsTop Ten Finalist
October 1, 2016 | Paperback | Chicago Review Press | 320 Pages |
$16.99
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JANUARY 1973: WATERGATE, ROE V. WADE, VIETNAM, AND THE MONTH THAT CHANGED AMERICA FOREVER

Written by Robenalt, James
American politics changed forever in January 1973: the Watergate burglars went on trial, the administration negotiated an end to the Vietnam War, the Supreme Court issued its decision in Roe v. Wade, Lyndon Johnson died in Texas, and Richard Nixon began his second term. These events linked in unlikely ways to create a time of immense transformation.
January 1, 2017 | Paperback | Chicago Review Press | 416 Pages |
$19.99
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AXEMAN OF NEW ORLEANS: THE TRUE STORY

Written by Davis, Miriam C
From 1910 to 1919, New Orleans suffered at the hands of its very own Jack the Ripper-style killer. The story has been the subject of websites, short stories, novels, a graphic novel, and most recently the FX television series American Horror Story.
March 1, 2017 | Hardcover | Chicago Review Press | 320 Pages |
$26.99
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COMMON PEOPLE: IN PURSUIT OF MY ANCESTORS

Written by Light, Alison
"Family history begins with missing persons," Alison Light writes in Common People. We wonder about those we've lost, and those we never knew, about the long skein that led to us, and to here, and to now. So we start exploring. Most of us, however, give up a few generations back.
November 11, 2016 | Paperback | University of Chicago Press | 352 Pages |
$18.00
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AMERICA THE INGENIOUS: HOW A NATION OF DREAMERS, IMMIGRANTS, AND TINKERERS CHANGED THE WORLD

Written by Baker, Kevin
"Among the many rewards of America the Ingenious, Kevin Baker's survey of Yankee know-how, is stumbling on its buried nuggets. . . . Baker examines a wide range of the achievements that have made, and still make, America great again--and again."
October 4, 2016 | Hardcover | Artisan Publishers | 320 Pages |
$29.95
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SELLING HITLER: PROPAGANDA AND THE NAZI BRAND

Written by O'Shaughnessy, Nicholas
Hitler was one of the few politicians who understood that persuasion was everything, deployed to anchor an entire regime in the confections of imagery, rhetoric and dramaturgy. The Nazis pursued propaganda not just as a tool, an instrument of government, but also as the totality, the raison d'�tre, the medium through which power itself was exercised.
September 1, 2016 | Hardcover | Hurst & Co. | 320 Pages |
$34.95
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VERDUN: THE LONGEST BATTLE OF THE GREAT WAR

Written by Jankowski, Paul
At seven o'clock in the morning on February 21, 1916, the ground in northern France began to shake. For the next ten hours, twelve hundred German guns showered shells on a salient in French lines. The massive weight of explosives collapsed dugouts, obliterated trenches, severed communication wires, and drove men mad.
October 1, 2016 | Paperback | Oxford University Press, USA | 336 Pages |
$17.95
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STORM OF WITCHCRAFT: THE SALEM TRIALS AND THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Written by Baker, Emerson W
Beginning in January 1692, Salem Village in colonial Massachusetts witnessed the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft in early America. Villagers--mainly young women--suffered from unseen torments that caused them to writhe, shriek, and contort their bodies, complaining of pins stuck into their flesh and of being haunted by specters.
October 1, 2016 | Paperback | Oxford University Press, USA | 416 Pages |
$16.95
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NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF THE DEAD: 320 PRINT AND 10,000 DIGITAL OBITUARIES OF EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE

Written by William McDonald
The obituary page of The New York Times isa celebration of extraordinary lives. This groundbreaking package includes 300 obits in the book with exclusive online access to 10,000 more of the most important and fascinating obituaries the Times has ever published.
October 18, 2016 | Hardcover | Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers | 656 Pages |
$45.00
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OPERATION NEMESIS: THE ASSASSINATION PLOT THAT AVENGED THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

Written by Bogosian, Eric
A masterful account of the assassins who hunted down the perpetrators of the Armenian Genocide. In 1921, a tightly knit band of killers set out to avenge the deaths of almost one million victims of the Armenian Genocide. They were a humble bunch: an accountant, a life insurance salesman, a newspaper editor, an engineering student, and a diplomat.
February 28, 2017 | Paperback | Back Bay Books | 400 Pages |
$18.99

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