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City of Sedition

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City of Sedition: The History of New York City During the Civil War Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781455584185
Availability: Available at Warehouse
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
$19.99
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


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
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062276179
Availability: Available at Warehouse
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


The Dictator

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$26.95
ISBN: 9780307957948
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Published: Knopf Publishing Group - January 12th, 2016

As Cicero is considered one of the great orators of history, it takes a certain amount of audacia to feature him as a novel's protagonist.  Harris pulls it off and then some. A great read for Roman Empire/historical fiction fans.

 

Gary

 


THE CONQUERING TIDE

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The Conquering Tide: War in the Pacific Islands, 1942-1944 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393080643
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 21st, 2015

Ian Toll (author of the superb SIX FRIGATES) does for the WW2 Pacific what Rick Atkinson has done for the European theater ­ a magisterial trilogy (this is the 2nd volume: Guadalcanal etc), with portraits of major figures, exciting battle narratives, and fascinating personal vignettes.

 

Gary


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