History

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NETWORK: THE BATTLE FOR THE AIRWAVES AND THE BIRTH OF THE COMMUNICATIONS AGE

Written by Woolley, Scott
The astonishing story of America's airwaves, the two friends--one a media mogul, the other a famous inventor--who made them available to us, and the government which figured out how to put a price on air.
April 26, 2016 | Hardcover | Ecco Press | 288 Pages |
$26.99
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SECRETS OF ITALY: PEOPLE, PLACES, AND HIDDEN HISTORIES

Written by Augias, Corrado
One of Italy's best-known writers takes a Grand Tour through her cities, history, and literature in search of the true character of this contradictory nation. There is Michelangelo, but also the mafia. Pavarotti, but also Berlusconi. The debonair Milanese, but also the infamous captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship.
April 1, 2014 | Hardcover | Rizzoli International Publications | 220 Pages |
$26.95
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WHEN HITLER TOOK COCAINE AND LENIN LOST HIS BRAIN: HISTORY'S UNKNOWN CHAPTERS

Written by Milton, Giles
Obscure and addictive true tales from history told by one of our most entertaining historians, Giles MiltonThe first installment in Giles Milton's outrageously entertaining series, History's Unknown Chapters: colorful and accessible, intelligent and illuminating, Milton shows his customary historical flair as he delves into the little-known stories from the past.
January 5, 2016 | Paperback | Picador USA | 272 Pages |
$17.00
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MISSOULA: RAPE AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN A COLLEGE TOWN

Written by Krakauer, Jon
Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, home to a highly regarded state university whose beloved football team inspires a passionately loyal fan base. Between January 2008 and May 2012, hundreds of students reported sexual assaults to the local police. Few of the cases were properly handled by either the university or local authorities. In this, Missoula is also typical.
January 12, 2016 | Paperback | Anchor Books | 416 Pages |
$16.95
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MIRROR TEST: AMERICA AT WAR IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN

Written by Weston, J Kael
A New York Times Editors' Choice
May 24, 2016 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group | 608 Pages |
$28.95
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BETTER ANGELS OF OUR NATURE: WHY VIOLENCE HAS DECLINED

Written by Pinker, Steven
"If I could give each of you a graduation present, it would be this--the most inspiring book I've ever read.
September 25, 2012 | Paperback | Penguin Group |
$21.00
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ROMAN GUIDE TO SLAVE MANAGEMENT: A TREATISE BY NOBLEMAN MARCUS SIDONIUS FALX

Written by Toner, Jerry
Having spent most of his life managing his servants--many of them prisoners from Rome's military conquests--he decided to write a kind of owner's manual for his friends and countrymen. The result, The Roman Guide to Slave Management, is a sly, subversive guide to the realities of servitude in ancient Rome.
January 5, 2016 | Paperback | Harry N. Abrams |
$16.95
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COYOTE'S BICYCLE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF 7,000 BICYCLES AND THE RISE OF A BORDERLAND EMPIRE

Written by Taylor, Kimball
It wasn't surprising when the first abandoned bicycles were found along the dirt roads and farmland just across the border from Tijuana, but before long they were arriving in droves. The bikes went from curiosity, to nuisance, to phenomenon.
February 22, 2016 | Hardcover | Tin House Books | 380 Pages |
$26.95
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ARAB AND JEW: WOUNDED SPIRITS IN A PROMISED LAND

Written by Shipler, David K
The expanded and updated edition of David Shipler's Pulitzer Prize-winning book that examines the relationship, past and present, between Arabs and Jews
November 10, 2015 | Paperback | Crown Publishing Group (NY) | 768 Pages |
$20.00
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OTHER AMERICANS IN PARIS: BUSINESSMEN, COUNTESSES, WAYWARD YOUTH, 1880-1941

Written by Green, Nancy L
While Gertrude Stein hosted the literati of the Left Bank, Mrs. Bates-Batcheller, an American socialite and concert singer in Paris, held sumptuous receptions for the Daughters of the American Revolution in her suburban villa.
October 20, 2015 | Paperback | University of Chicago Press | 336 Pages |
$24.00

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