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Earning the Rockies

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Earning the Rockies: How Geography Shapes America's Role in the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399588211
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Published: Random House - January 24th, 2017

Kaplan, international  journalist frequently featured in The Atlantic, often from/about conflict zones, takes a diagnostic road trip across contemporary America...and the guy gets it!

 

Gary


Blitzed

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Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich Cover Image
By Norman Ohler, Shaun Whiteside (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781328663795
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - March 7th, 2017

Astonishing, history-making jaw-dropper answers many curious questions about the 3rd Reich - for instance, how do you stop a blitzkrieg wherein the attacking army (including Rommel) doesn't sleep for 5 days straight and thinks itself invincible?

 

Gary


City of Sedition

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City of Sedition: The History of New York City during the Civil War Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781455584185
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Published: Twelve - August 2nd, 2016

Lincoln! Walt Whitman! Boss Tweed! John Wilkes Booth!  Riots! Political shenanigans!  All sorts of shenanigans! A fascinating, roiling period, beautifully documented.  (Martin Scorcese's Gangs of New York covers some of the same era.)

Gary


The Devil's Chessboard

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The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062276179
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 6th, 2016

Allen Dulles, avuncular pipe-smoking intelligence mandarin, turns out to have been a shocking figure with admiration for major Nazis,no patience with American democracy, suspiciously peripheral to the Kennedy assassination and on and on. Devil indeed!

Gary


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