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The Trials of Harry S. Truman: The Extraordinary Presidency of an Ordinary Man, 1945-1953 By Jeffrey Frank Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781501102899
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Published: Simon & Schuster - March 8th, 2022

A New Yorker Best Book of the Year

Jeffrey Frank, author of the bestselling Ike and Dick, returns with the first full account of the Truman presidency in nearly thirty years, recounting how so ordinary a man met the extraordinary challenge of leading America through the pivotal years of the mid-20th century.

The nearly eight years of Harry Truman’s


The Verge: Reformation, Renaissance, and Forty Years that Shook the World By Patrick Wyman Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781538701195
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Published: Twelve - August 9th, 2022

The creator of the hit podcast series Tides of History and Fall of Rome explores the four explosive decades between 1490 and 1530, bringing to life the dramatic and deeply human story of how the West was reborn.

In the bestselling tradition of The Swerve and A Distant Mirror, The Verge tells the story of a period that marked a decisive turning point


Seven Years in Tibet By Heinrich Harrer Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781585427437
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Published: TarcherPerigee - August 20th, 2009

The astonishing adventure classic about life in Tibet just before the Chinese Communist takeover is now repackaged for a new generation of readers.

In this vivid memoir that has sold millions of copies worldwide, Heinrich Harrer recounts his adventures as one of the first Europeans ever to enter Tibet and encounter the Dalai Lama.


Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder By Caroline Fraser Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9781250182487
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Published: Picador - August 7th, 2018

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE
WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
WINNER OF THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE HEARTLAND PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION
ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR


One of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the Year


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They Poured Fire on Us From the Sky: The True Story of Three Lost Boys from Sudan By Benjamin Ajak, Benson Deng, Alephonsion Deng, Judy A. Bernstein Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781610395984
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Published: PublicAffairs - August 11th, 2015

The inspiring story of three young Sudanese boys who were driven from their homes by civil war and began an epic odyssey of survival, facing life-threatening perils, ultimately finding their way to a new life in America.


Hitler: Downfall: 1939-1945 By Volker Ullrich, Jefferson Chase (Translated by) Cover Image
By Volker Ullrich, Jefferson Chase (Translated by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781101872062
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Published: Vintage - September 14th, 2021

A riveting account of the dictator’s final years, when he got the war he wanted but led his nation, the world, and himself to catastrophe—from the author of Hitler: Ascent

“Skillfully conceived and utterly engrossing.” —The New York Times Book Review


Dersu the Trapper (Recovered Classics) By V. K. Arseniev, Malcolm Burr (Translator), Jaimy Gordon (Preface by) Cover Image
By V. K. Arseniev, Malcolm Burr (Translator), Jaimy Gordon (Preface by)
$16.00
ISBN: 9780929701493
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Published: McPherson - June 1st, 1996

Vladimir Klavdievich Arseniev (1872-1930) undertook twelve major scientific expeditions between 1902 and 1930 in the Siberian Far East, and authored some sixty works from the geographical, geological, botanical, and ethnographic data he amassed. Among these, Dersu the Trapper has earned a privileged place in Russian literature.


Over the Edge of the World Updated Edition: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe By Laurence Bergreen Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062890481
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Published: Mariner Books - July 23rd, 2019

“A first-rate historical page turner.” —New York Times Book Review

The acclaimed and bestselling account of Ferdinand Magellan’s historic 60,000-mile ocean voyage.


The Classic Slave Narratives By Henry Gates, Jr. (Editor), Henry Gates, Jr. (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Henry Gates, Jr. (Editor), Henry Gates, Jr. (Introduction by)
$7.95
ISBN: 9780451532138
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Published: Signet - January 3rd, 2012

A seminal volume of four classic slave narratives, including Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, The History of Mary Price: A West Indian Slave, Incident in the Life of a Slave Girl, and The Life of Olaudah Equiano.


Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography By Laura Ingalls Wilder, Pamela Smith Hill (Editor) Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780984504176
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Published: South Dakota State Historical Society - November 20th, 2014

Pioneer Girl follows the Ingalls family's journey through Kansas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, back to Minnesota, and on to Dakota Territory sixteen years of travels, unforgettable experiences, and the everyday people who became immortal through Wilder's fiction.


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No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt:  The Home Front in World War II By Doris Kearns Goodwin Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780684804484
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 1st, 1995

Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Pulitzer Prize–winning classic about the relationship between Franklin D.


The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson I By Robert A. Caro Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780679729457
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Published: Vintage - February 17th, 1990

The Years of Lyndon Johnson is the political biography of our time. No president—no era of American politics—has been so intensively and sharply examined at a time when so many prime witnesses to hitherto untold or misinterpreted facets of a life, a career, and a period of history could still be persuaded to speak.