History

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MURDER MAPS: CRIME SCENES REVISITED. PHRENOLOGY TO FINGERPRINT. 1811-1911

Written by Gray, Drew
Elegant period maps and compelling crime analysis illuminate this disquieting volume, which reexamines the most captivating and intriguing homicides of the nineteenth century.
October 27, 2020 | Hardcover | Thames & Hudson | 224 Pages |
$35.00
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PEOPLE BETRAYED: A HISTORY OF CORRUPTION, POLITICAL INCOMPETENCE AND SOCIAL DIVISION IN MODERN SPAIN

Written by Preston, Paul
The culmination of a half-century of historical investigation, A People Betrayed is not only a definitive history of modern Spain but also a compelling narrative that becomes a lens for understanding the challenges that virtually all democracies have faced in the modern world.
June 16, 2020 | Hardcover | Liveright Publishing Corporation | 768 Pages |
$35.00
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IF THEN: HOW THE SIMULMATICS CORPORATION INVENTED THE FUTURE

Written by Lepore, Jill
The Simulmatics Corporation, launched during the Cold War, mined data, targeted voters, manipulated consumers, destabilized politics, and disordered knowledge--decades before Facebook, Google, and Cambridge Analytica.
September 15, 2020 | Hardcover | Liveright Publishing Corporation | 432 Pages |
$28.95
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SECOND FOUNDING: HOW THE CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION REMADE THE CONSTITUTION

Written by Foner, Eric
An authoritative history by the preeminent scholar of the Civil War era, The Second Founding traces the arc of the three foundational Reconstruction amendments from their origins in antebellum activism and adoption amidst intense postwar politics to their virtual nullification by narrow Supreme Court decisions and Jim Crow state laws.
August 11, 2020 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company |
$17.95
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BLOOD RUNS COAL: THE YABLONSKI MURDERS AND THE BATTLE FOR THE UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERICA

Written by Bradley, Mark A
In the early hours of New Year's Eve 1969, in the small soft coal mining borough of Clarksville, Pennsylvania, longtime trade union insider Joseph "Jock" Yablonski and his wife and daughter were brutally murdered in their old stone farmhouse.
October 13, 2020 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 352 Pages |
$27.95
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LANGUAGE OF THIEVES: MY FAMILY'S OBSESSION WITH A SECRET CODE THE NAZIS TRIED TO ELIMINATE

Written by Puchner, Martin
Centuries ago in middle Europe, a coded language appeared, scrawled in graffiti and spoken only by people who were "wiz" (in the know). This hybrid language, dubbed Rotwelsch, facilitated survival for people in flight--whether escaping persecution or just down on their luck.
October 13, 2020 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 288 Pages |
$26.95
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GREAT SECRET: THE CLASSIFIED WORLD WAR II DISASTER THAT LAUNCHED THE WAR ON CANCER

Written by Conant, Jennet
On the night of December 2, 1943, the Luftwaffe bombed a critical Allied port in Bari, Italy, sinking seventeen ships and killing over a thousand servicemen and hundreds of civilians. Caught in the surprise air raid was the John Harvey, an American Liberty ship carrying a top-secret cargo of 2,000 mustard bombs to be used in retaliation if the Germans resorted to gas warfare.
September 8, 2020 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company |
$27.95
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WORLD BENEATH THE SANDS: THE GOLDEN AGE OF EGYPTOLOGY

Written by Wilkinson, Toby
From the decipherment of hieroglyphics in 1822 to the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon a hundred years later, the uncovering of Egypt's ancient past took place in an atmosphere of grand adventure and international rivalry.
October 20, 2020 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 528 Pages |
$30.00
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LABYRINTH OF SOLITUDE

Written by Paz, Octavio
Octavio Paz has long been acknowledged as Mexico's foremost writer and critic. In this international classic, Paz has written one of the most enduring and powerful works ever created on Mexico and its people, character, and culture.
January 12, 1994 | Paperback | Grove Press | 398 Pages |
$17.00
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GREAT BRITISH TREE BIOGRAPHY

Written by Hooper, Mark
Fascinating stories behind 50 famous trees throughout British history. How much do we know about the Glastonbury Hawthorn? This is a tree on the site of Glastonbury Abbey that flowers on Christmas Day, and is believed to descend from an original thorn planted on the grounds by Joseph of Arimethea.
June 8, 2021 | Hardcover | Pavilion Books | 224 Pages |
$29.95

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