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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 Am... read more

Hillbilly Elegy
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During the late eighteenth century, innovations in Europe triggered the Industrial Revolution and the sustained economic progress that spread across the globe. While much has been made of the details of ... read more

A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy
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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 controve... 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 ... 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 sou... 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 - ... read more

Men Who United the States: The Amazing Stories of the Explorers, Inventors and Mavericks Who Made America
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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 person... 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 nam... 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 inaugura... 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 shel... 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, wh... 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 ... read more

Atlantic: A Vast Ocean of a Million Stories
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This official tie-in to the highly acclaimed film, The Birth of a Nation, surveys the history and legacy of Nat Turner, the leader of one of the most renowned slave rebellions on American soil, whil... read more

The Birth of a Nation: Nat Turner and the Making of a Movement
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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 new... 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 ... read more

Black Mass: Whitey Bulger, the FBI and a Devil's Deal
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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 seria... read more

Devil in the White City
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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 lifeblo... read more

The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
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