History

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DOUBLE CROSS

Written by Macintyre, Ben
In Double Cross, New York Times bestselling author Ben Macintyre returns with the untold story of one of the greatest deceptions of World War II, and of the extraordinary spies who achieved it. On June 6, 1944, 150,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy and suffered an astonishingly low rate of casualties.
May 14, 2013 | Paperback | Broadway Books |
$18.00
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OPERATION MINCEMEAT: HOW A DEAD MAN AND A BIZARRE PLAN FOOLED THE NAZIS AND SECURED AN ALLIED VICTORY

Written by Macintyre, Ben
"Pure catnip to fans of World War II thrillers and a lot of fun for everyone else."--Joseph Kanon, Washington Post Book World
April 5, 2011 | Paperback | Crown Publishing Group (NY) |
$17.00
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CHURCHILL AND THE KING

Written by Weisbrode, Kenneth
"Wonderfully readable. . . . This is popular history at its best." --The Daily Beast King George VI and Winston Churchill were not destined to be partners, let alone allies. Yet together--as foils, confidants, conspirators, and comrades--the unlikely duo guided Britain through war while inspiring renewed hope in the monarchy, Parliament, and the nation itself.
March 31, 2015 | Paperback | Penguin Books | 224 Pages |
$17.00
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POSTWAR: A HISTORY OF EUROPE SINCE 1945

Written by Judt, Tony
Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Winner of the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Book Award One of the New York Times' Ten Best Books of the Year Almost a decade in the making, this much-anticipated grand history of postwar Europe from one of the world's most esteemed historians and intellectuals is a singular achievement.
September 1, 2006 | Paperback | Penguin Group | 933 Pages |
$25.00
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PLUTONIUM: NUCLEAR FAMILIES, ATOMIC CITIES AND THE GREAT SOVIET AND AMERICAN PLUTONIUM DISASTERS

Written by Brown, Kate
While many transnational histories of the nuclear arms race have been written, Kate Brown provides the first definitive account of the great plutonium disasters of the United States and the Soviet Union.
August 1, 2015 | Paperback | Oxford University Press, USA | 416 Pages |
$21.95
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PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN: A TALE OF MURDER, INSANITY AND THE MAKING OF THE OXFORD DICTIONARY

Written by Winchester, Simon
A New York Times Notable Book The Professor and the Madman is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary--and literary history.
July 5, 2005 | Paperback | Harper Perennial | 242 Pages |
$16.99
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HOW PARIS BECAME PARIS

Written by Dejean, Joan
At the beginning of the seventeenth century, Paris was known for isolated monuments but had not yet put its brand on urban space. Like other European cities, it was still emerging from its medieval past. But in a mere century Paris would be transformed into the modern and mythic city we know today.
April 7, 2015 | Paperback | Bloomsbury USA | 320 Pages |
$18.00
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HOTEL FLORIDA: TRUTH, LOVE AND DEATH IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR

Written by Vaill, Amanda
Whether or not you're a history buff, you'll be fully immersed in Vaill's chronicle of the band of journalists--including Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gellhorn--who covered the upheaval of the Spanish Civil War.--Entertainment Weekly
March 31, 2015 | Paperback | Picador USA | 480 Pages |
$20.00
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LITTLE HISTORY OF THE WORLD

Written by Gombrich, E H
The international bestseller: E. H. Gombrich's sweeping history of the world, for the curious of all ages "All stories begin with 'Once upon a time.' And that's just what this story is all about: what happened, once upon a time." So begins A Little History of the World, an engaging and lively book written for readers both young and old.
September 1, 2008 | Paperback | Yale University Press | 284 Pages |
$15.00

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$28.00

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