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'You will not read a more important book about America this year' Economist 'From a former marine and Yale graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of Ame... read more

Hillbilly Elegy
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"The time has come now," Abraham Lincoln told his cabinet as he presented the preliminary draft of a "Proclamation of Emancipation." Lincoln's effort to end slavery has been controver... read more

Lincoln's Hundred Days: The Emancipation Proclamation and the War for the Union
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Bill Bryson turns away from the highways and byways of middle America, so hilariously depicted in his bestselling The Lost Continent, for a fast, exhilarating ride along the Route 66 of American language and popular culture. In Made in A... read more

Made in America
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'Riveting ...will be his masterpiece' Andrew Roberts, The New York Times No American statesman has been as revered and as reviled as Henry Kissinger. Hailed by some as the "indispensable man", whose advice has been so... read more

Kissinger: 1923-1968: The Idealist
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The Lynchingis the powerful, spellbinding true story of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and the dramatic two trials during which the United Klans of America, the largest and most dangerous ... read more

The Lynching The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan
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From bestselling author Simon Winchester, the extraordinary story of how America was united into a single nation. For more than two centuries, E pluribus unum - o... read more

Men Who United the States: The Amazing Stories of the Explorers, Inventors and Mavericks Who Made America
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Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick examine the dark side of American history from the beginning of the twentieth century right up to the Obama administration. Looking at American inte... read more

Concise Untold History of the United States
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From its earliest days, America served as an arena for the revolutions in alternative spirituality that eventually swept the globe. Esoteric philosophies and persona... read more

Occult America: White House Seances, Ouija Circles, Masons, and the Secret Mystic History of Our Nation
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In the summer of 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day (and slept much of the rest), a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and an unknown aviator name... read more

One Summer: America 1927
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In The Story of America, Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore investigates American origin stories - from John Smith's account of the founding of Jamestown in 1607 to Barack Obama's 2009 inaugural... read more

The Story of America: Essays on Origins
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The daughter of a successful paediatrician and a fashionable socialite, Margo Jefferson spent her childhood among Chicago's black elite. She calls this society 'Negroland': 'a small region of Negro America where residents were shelt... read more

Negroland: A Memoir
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'An oppressive, forensic, psychological thriller: J.K. Rowling meets Antony Beevor, Stephen King and Marina Warner ...Schiff's writing is to die for' THE TIMES It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, whe... read more

The Witches: Salem, 1692
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From the international bestselling author of Gomorrah, this searing expose of dirty money and the drug trade reveals how they are at the heart of our lives, our economy, and our world. "The most important book of the year ...Here it is,... read more

Zero Zero Zero
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The definitive biography of the world's most important body of water -- the Atlantic. One hundred and ninety million years ago, the shifting of two of the world's tectonic plates led to the creation of an immense c... read more

Atlantic: A Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
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The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and its amazing 'White City' was one of the wonders of the world. This is the incredible story of its realization, and of the two men whose fates it linked: one was an architect, the other a serial... read more

Devil in the White City
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Since its publication in 1925, The Great Gatsby has become one of the world's best-loved books. Careless People tells the true story behind F. Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, exploring in newl... read more

Careless People: Murder, Mayhem and the Invention of the Great Gatsby
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One FBI Agent. One Boston Gangster. One Deal. The greatest and bloodiest story of corruption ever told. James 'Whitey' Bulger and John Connolly grew up together on the tough streets of South Boston. Decades l... read more

Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the FBI and a Devil's Deal
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Bread, cash, dosh, dough, and loot. Call it what you like, it matters now more than ever. In "The Ascent of Money", Niall Ferguson shows that finance is the foundation of all human progress and the lifebloo... read more

The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
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The Second World War gripped Poland as it did no other country in Europe. Invaded by both Germany and the Soviet Union, it remained under occupation by foreign armies from the first day of the war t... read more

Nophoto
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