History

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DISPATCHES

Written by Herr, Michael
The best book to have been written about the Vietnam War (The New York Times Book Review); an instant classic straight from the front lines. From its terrifying opening pages to its final eloquent words, Dispatches makes us see, in unforgettable and unflinching detail, the chaos and fervor of the war and the surreal insanity of life in that singular combat zone.
August 6, 1991 | Paperback | Vintage | 272 Pages |
$15.95
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ALEPPO: THE RISE AND FALL OF SYRIA'S GREAT MERCHANT CITY

Written by Mansel, Philip
'Every time gardens welcomed us, we said to them, Aleppo is our aim and you are merely the route.' Al-Mutanabbi Aleppo lies in ruins. Its streets are plunged in darkness, most of its population has fled. But this was once a vibrant world city, where Muslims, Christians and Jews lived and traded together in peace.
April 28, 2016 | Hardcover | I. B. Tauris & Company | 272 Pages |
$27.95
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WHEN PARIS SIZZLED: THE 1920S PARIS OF HEMINGWAY, CHANEL, COCTEAU, COLE PORTER, JOSEPHINE BAKER, AND THEIR FRIENDS

Written by McAuliffe, Mary
When Paris Sizzled vividly portrays the City of Light during the fabulous 1920s, les Années folles, when Parisians emerged from the horrors of war to find that a new world greeted them--one that reverberated with the hard metallic clang of the assembly line, the roar of automobiles, and the beat of jazz.
September 15, 2016 | Hardcover | Rowman & Littlefield Publishers | 342 Pages |
$29.95
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GUARDS CAME THROUGH: A HISTORY OF THE GUARDS IN THE GREAT WAR

Written by Doughty, Simon
- Informative, beautiful, moving, in words and pictures, of the elite British soldiers of World War I - Story told from within: Simon Doughty served with the Guards, as did eminent introducer Sir Michael Howard - Contains brand new research on the complex history of the regiments, their formation and dissolution and the campaigns in which they fought The story of the Guards in the First World War
August 10, 2016 | Hardcover | Profile Books(GB) | 160 Pages |
$30.00
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OSCAR WILDE'S LAST STAND: DECADENCE, CONSPIRACY, AND THE MOST OUTRAGEOUS TRIAL OF THE CENTURY

Written by Hoare, Philip
A New York Times Notable Book of the Year that Sir Ian McKellen called "a shocking tale of heroes and villains--illuminating and upsetting in equal measure." The first production of Oscar Wilde's Salomé in 1918, with American exotic dancer Maud Allan dancing lead, ignited a firestorm in London spearheaded by Noel Pemberton Billing, a member of Parliament and self-appointed
January 17, 2017 | Paperback | Arcade Publishing | 280 Pages |
$15.99
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GAME OF QUEENS: THE WOMEN WHO MADE SIXTEENTH-CENTURY EUROPE

Written by Gristwood, Sarah
"Sarah Gristwood has written a masterpiece that effortlessly and enthrallingly interweaves the amazing stories of women who ruled in Europe during the Renaissance period." -- Alison Weir Sixteenth-century Europe saw an explosion of female rule.
November 29, 2016 | Hardcover | Basic Books | 384 Pages |
$28.99
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LITTLE HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES

Written by Davidson, James West
"This is a little history with a big heart, meant to be savored more than studied, read out loud like poetry, or perhaps sung like a hymn."--Joseph J. Ellis, author of Founding Brothers "Davidson has written a work that should lead readers to reflect anew on America's past and present. . . .
September 13, 2016 | Paperback | Yale University Press | 344 Pages |
$15.00
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LAST OF THE PRESIDENT'S MEN

Written by Woodward, Bob
Bob Woodward exposes one of the final pieces of the Richard Nixon puzzle in this "intimate but disturbing portrayal of Nixon in the Oval Office" (The Washington Post).
October 11, 2016 | Paperback | Simon & Schuster | 304 Pages |
$17.00
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WHEN CHURCHILL SLAUGHTERED SHEEP AND STALIN ROBBED A BANK: HISTORY'S UNKNOWN CHAPTERS

Written by Milton, Giles
More addictive and mind-blowing true tales from history, told by Giles Milton--one of today's most entertaining and accessible yet always intelligent and illuminating historians
November 1, 2016 | Paperback | Picador USA | 272 Pages |
$18.00
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OTHER PARIS

Written by Sante, Luc
A trip through Paris as it will never be again--dark and dank and poor and slapdash and truly bohemian
October 18, 2016 | Paperback | Farrar, Straus and Giroux | 320 Pages |
$17.00

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