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Killing Crazy Horse: The Merciless Indian Wars in America
Killing Crazy Horse: The Merciless Indian Wars in America
By O'Reilly, Bill
Author Dugard, Martin
2020-09 - Henry Holt & Company
9781627797047 Check Our Catalog

 

 

The latest installment of the multimillion-selling Killing series is a gripping journey through the American West and the historic clashes between Native Americans and settlers.

The bloody Battle of Tippecanoe was only the beginning. It's 1811 and President James Madison has ordered the destruction of Shawnee warrior chief Tecumseh's alliance of tribes in the Great Lakes …More
 

The Virginia Dynasty: Four Presidents and the Creation of the American Nation
The Virginia Dynasty: Four Presidents and the Creation of the American Nation
By Cheney, Lynne
2020-09 - Viking
9781101980040 Check Our Catalog

 

A vivid account of leadership focusing on the first four Virginia presidents--George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe--from the bestselling historian and author of James Madison.

From a small expanse of land on the North American continent came four of the nation's first five presidents--a geographic dynasty whose members led a revolution, created a …More
 

The Last Million: Europe's Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War
The Last Million: Europe's Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War
By Nasaw, David
2020-09 - Penguin Press
9781594206733 Check Our Catalog

 

From bestselling author David Nasaw, a sweeping new history of the one million refugees left behind in Germany after WWII

In May 1945, German forces surrendered to the Allied powers, putting an end to World War II in Europe. But the aftershocks of global military conflict did not cease with the German capitulation. Millions of lost and homeless concentration camp survivors, POWs, slave …More
 

Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945
Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945
By Toll, Ian W.
2020-09 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393080650 Check Our Catalog

 

 

In June 1944, the United States launched a crushing assault on the Japanese navy in the Battle of the Philippine Sea. The capture of the Mariana Islands and the accompanying ruin of Japanese carrier airpower marked a pivotal moment in the Pacific War. No tactical masterstroke or blunder could reverse the increasingly lopsided balance of power between the two combatants. The War in the Pacific …More
 

Reaganland: America's Right Turn 1976-1980
Reaganland: America's Right Turn 1976-1980
By Perlstein, Rick
2020-08 - Simon & Schuster
9781476793054 Check Our Catalog

 

From the bestselling author of Nixonland and The Invisible Bridge comes the dramatic conclusion of how conservatism took control of American political power.

Over two decades, Rick Perlstein has published three definitive works about the emerging dominance of conservatism in modern American politics. With the saga's final installment, he has delivered yet another stunning …More
 

Beyond Valor
Beyond Valor
By Erwin, Jon
Author Doyle, William
2020-08 - Thomas Nelson
9781400216833 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Beyond Valor is one soldier's extraordinary tale of bravery, heroism, faith, and devotion.

"Amazing...A thrilling and poignant story of patriotism that all Americans can be stirred, moved, and encouraged by." -- Gary Sinise

On April 12, 1945, a fleet of American B-29 bombers flew toward Japan. Their mission was simple: stop World War II by burning the …More
 

Ghost Flames: Life and Death in a Hidden War, Korea 1950-1953
Ghost Flames: Life and Death in a Hidden War, Korea 1950-1953
By Hanley, Charles J.
2020-08 - PublicAffairs
9781541768178 Check Our Catalog

 

A powerful, character-driven narrative of the Korean War from the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer who helped uncover some of its longest-held and darkest secrets

The war that broke out in Korea on a Sunday morning seventy years ago has come to be recognized as a critical turning point in modern history--as the first great clash of arms of the Cold War, the last conflict between …More
 

God's Shadow: Sultan Selim, His Ottoman Empire, and the Making of the Modern World
God's Shadow: Sultan Selim, His Ottoman Empire, and the Making of the Modern World
By Mikhail, Alan
2020-08 - Liveright Publishing Corporation
9781631492396 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Long neglected in world history, the Ottoman Empire was a hub of intellectual fervor, geopolitical power, and enlightened pluralistic rule. At the height of their authority in the sixteenth century, the Ottomans, with extraordinary military dominance and unparalleled monopolies over trade routes, controlled more territory and ruled over more people than any world power, forcing Europeans out of …More
 

Children of Ash and ELM: A History of the Vikings
Children of Ash and ELM: A History of the Vikings
By Price, Neil
2020-08 - Basic Books
9780465096985 Check Our Catalog

 

The definitive history of the Vikings -- from arts and culture to politics and cosmology -- by a distinguished archaeologist with decades of expertise

The Viking Age -- from 750 to 1050 -- saw an unprecedented expansion of the Scandinavian peoples into the wider world. As traders and raiders, explorers and colonists, they ranged from eastern North America to the Asian …More
 

Fallout
Fallout
By Blume, Lesley M. M.
2020-08 - Simon & Schuster
9781982128517 Check Our Catalog

 

New York Times bestselling author Lesley M.M. Blume reveals how one courageous American reporter uncovered one of the deadliest cover-ups of the 20th century--the true effects of the atom bomb--potentially saving millions of lives.

Just days after the United States decimated Hiroshima and Nagasaki with nuclear bombs, the Japanese surrendered unconditionally. But even before the …More
 

Poland 1939: The Outbreak of World War II
Poland 1939: The Outbreak of World War II
By Moorhouse, Roger
2020-07 - Basic Books
9780465095384 Check Our Catalog

 

A "chilling" and "expertly" written history of the 1939 September Campaign and the onset of World War II (Times of London).

For Americans, World War II began in December of 1941, with the bombing of Pearl Harbor; but for Poland, the war began on September 1, 1939, when Hitler's soldiers invaded, followed later that month by Stalin's Red Army. The conflict that …More
 

Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man
Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man
By Trump, Mary L.
2020-07 - Simon & Schuster
9781982141462 Check Our Catalog

 

In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald's only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world's health, economic security, and social fabric.

Mary Trump spent much of her …More
 

Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World
Countdown 1945: The Extraordinary Story of the Atomic Bomb and the 116 Days That Changed the World
By Wallace, Chris
With Weiss, Mitch
2020-06 - Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
9781982143343 Check Our Catalog

 

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER * "Riveting." --The New York Times * "Propulsive." --Time * "Reads like a tense thriller." --The Washington Post * "The book is deservedly the nonfiction blockbuster of …More
 

The Brothers York: A Royal Tragedy
The Brothers York: A Royal Tragedy
By Penn, Thomas
2020-06 - Simon & Schuster
9781451694178 Check Our Catalog

 

Vicious battles, powerful monarchs, and royal intrigue abound in this "gripping, complex, and sensational" (Hilary Mantel) true story of the War of the Roses--a struggle among three brothers, two of whom became kings, and the inspiration for Shakespeare's renowned play, Richard III.

In 15th-century England, two royal families, the House of York and the House of Lancaster, …More
 

Night of the Assassins: The Untold Story of Hitler's Plot to Kill Fdr, Churchill, and Stalin
Night of the Assassins: The Untold Story of Hitler's Plot to Kill Fdr, Churchill, and Stalin
By Blum, Howard
2020-06 - Harper
9780062872890 Check Our Catalog

 

 

The New York Times bestselling author returns with a tale as riveting and suspenseful as any thriller: the true story of the Nazi plot to kill the leaders of the United States, Great Britain, and the U.S.S.R. during World War II.

The mission: to kill the three most important and heavily guarded men in the world.

The assassins: a specially trained …More
 

Putin's People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took On the West
Putin's People: How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took On the West
By Belton, Catherine
2020-06 - Farrar, Straus and Giroux
9780374238711 Check Our Catalog

 

 

A Sunday Times bestseller A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice

Putin's People] will surely now become the definitive account of the rise of Putin and Putinism. --Anne Applebaum, The Atlantic

This riveting, immaculately researched book is arguably the best single volume written about Putin, the people around him and …More
 

Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why: Essays
Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why: Essays
By Petri, Alexandra
2020-06 - W. W. Norton & Company
9781324006459 Check Our Catalog

 

 

In Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why, acclaimed Washington Post satirist Alexandra Petri offers perfectly logical, reassuring reasons for everything that has happened in recent American politics that will in no way unsettle your worldview.

In essays both new and adapted from her viral Washington Post columns, Petri reports that the Trump administration is as competent …More
 

Surviving Autocracy
Surviving Autocracy
By Gessen, Masha
2020-06 - Riverhead Books
9780593188934 Check Our Catalog

 

"When Gessen speaks about autocracy, you listen." --The New York Times

"The Platonic ideal of the anti-Trump Trump book." --The Washington Post

As seen on MSNBC Morning Joe and heard on NPR All Things Considered: the bestselling, National Book Award-winning journalist offers an essential …More
 

Code Name Madeleine: A Sufi Spy in Nazi-Occupied Paris
Code Name Madeleine: A Sufi Spy in Nazi-Occupied Paris
By Magida, Arthur J.
2020-06 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393635188 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Raised in a lush suburb of 1920s Paris, Noor Inayat Khan was an introspective musician and writer, dedicated to her family and to her father's spiritual values of harmony, beauty, and tolerance. She did not seem destined for wartime heroism. Yet, faced with the evils of Nazi violence and the German occupation of France, Noor joined the British Special Operations Executive and trained in …More
 

A Decade of Disruption: America in the New Millennium
A Decade of Disruption: America in the New Millennium
By Peck, Garrett
2020-06 - Pegasus Books
9781643134444 Check Our Catalog

 

An eye-opening history evoking the disruptive first decade of the twenty-first century in America.

Dubya. The 9/11 terrorist attacks. Enron and WorldCom. The Iraq War. Hurricane Katrina. The disruptive nature of the internet. An anxious aging population redefining retirement. The gay community demanding full civil rights. A society becoming ever more "brown." The housing bubble and the Great …More
 

Alaric the Goth: An Outsider's History of the Fall of Rome
Alaric the Goth: An Outsider's History of the Fall of Rome
By Boin, Douglas
2020-06 - W. W. Norton & Company
9780393635690 Check Our Catalog

 

 

Stigmatized and relegated to the margins of Roman society, the Goths were violent "barbarians" who destroyed "civilization," at least in the conventional story of Rome's collapse. But a slight shift of perspective brings their history, and ours, shockingly alive.

Alaric grew up near the river border that separated Gothic territory from Roman. He survived a border policy that separated …More
 

The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties That Helped Create Modern China
The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties That Helped Create Modern China
By Kaufman, Jonathan
2020-06 - Viking
9780735224414 Check Our Catalog

 

An epic, multigenerational story of two rival dynasties who flourished in Shanghai and Hong Kong as twentieth-century China surged into the modern era, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

Shanghai, 1936. The Cathay Hotel, located on the city's famous waterfront, is one of the most glamorous in the world. Built by Victor Sassoon--billionaire playboy and scion of the Sassoon …More
 

They Were Soldiers: The Sacrifices and Contributions of Our Vietnam Veterans
They Were Soldiers: The Sacrifices and Contributions of Our Vietnam Veterans
By Galloway, Joseph L.
Author Wolf, Marvin J.
2020-05 - Thomas Nelson
9781400208807 Check Our Catalog

 

 

They Were Soldiers showcases the inspiring true stories of 49 Vietnam veterans who returned home from the "lost war" to enrich America's present and future.

In this groundbreaking new book, Joseph L. Galloway, distinguished war correspondent and New York Times bestselling author of We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young, and …More
 

How Did We Get Here?: From Theodore Roosevelt to Donald Trump
How Did We Get Here?: From Theodore Roosevelt to Donald Trump
By Dallek, Robert
2020-05 - Harper
9780062872999 Check Our Catalog

 

 

The award-winning, New York Times bestselling historian considers the vast array of triumphs and failures of America's modern presidents that paved a path to Donald Trump, offering an understanding of our current moment and hope for a way back to true leadership.

The struggle to preserve the Republic has never been easy or without perils. The rise of …More
 

Oldest Chicago, 2nd Edition
Oldest Chicago, 2nd Edition
By Witter, David
2020-05 - Reedy Press
9781681062563 Check Our Catalog

 

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The Noble Train: The Story of a Boston Bookseller's Heroic Expedition That Saved the American Revolution
The Noble Train: The Story of a Boston Bookseller's Heroic Expedition That Saved the American Revolution
By Hazelgrove, William
2020-05 - Prometheus Books
9781633886148 Check Our Catalog

 

The inspiring story of a little-known hero's pivotal role in the American Revolutionary War During the brutal winter of 1775-1776, an untested Boston bookseller named Henry Knox commandeered an oxen train hauling sixty tons of cannons and other artillery from Fort Ticonderoga near the Canadian border. He and his men journeyed some three hundred miles south and east over frozen, often-treacherous …More