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Never Caught

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Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501126390
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Published: 37 Ink - February 7th, 2017

Dunbar tells the compelling story of Ona Judge, a dower slave of George and Martha Washington, who courageously escapes Philadelphia to Portsmouth, NH near the end of Washington’s second term as President, successfully evading Washington’s continued attempts to recapture her. A fascinating portrait of Washington as slaveholder and the lives of those he enslaved.

Dale


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
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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
$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


Prisoners of Geography

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Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World (Politics of Place #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501121470
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Published: Scribner - October 11th, 2016

Could a single chain of mountains keep a country from achieving prosperity? Could war break out over a single dam on The Nile? You wouldn't think a book about geopolitics would be the engaging page-turner that it is. Why couldn't geography have been like this when I was in school?

John


Hidden Figures

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Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062363596
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Published: William Morrow - September 6th, 2016

The movie's not out until January, but you can read now about the black female engineers and mathematicians who were the unseen contributors to the space program.

Sarah


Prisoners of Geography

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Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World (Politics of Place #1) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501121470
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - October 11th, 2016

Could a single chain of mountains keep a country from achieving prosperity? Could war break out over a single dam on The Nile? You wouldn't think a book about geopolitics would be the engaging page-turner that it is. Why couldn't geography have been like this when I was in school?

John


Les Parisiennes

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Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved, and Died Under Nazi Occupation Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250048592
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 18th, 2016

Paris 1940’s. Les Parisiennes tells the remarkable story of the heroic women of Paris and how they lived, suffered and coped during the dark years of World War II.  C’est un livre très passionnant!

Nathan


Hero of the Empire

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Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385535731
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Published: Doubleday - September 20th, 2016

Maybe it's learning about an event in history that (In America at least) is not well known, maybe it's being told from the perspective of a man determined to make his mark on history or die trying, but Millard has released a history book that goes toe to toe with the best thrillers out there.

 

John


Hidden Figures

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Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062363596
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: William Morrow - September 6th, 2016

The movie's not out until January, but you can read now about the black female engineers and mathematicians who were the unseen contributors to the space program.

Sarah


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