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The Hangman and His Wife: The Life and Death of Reinhard Heydrich By Nancy Dougherty, Christopher Lehmann-Haupt (Foreword by) Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780394543413
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Published: Knopf - May 24th, 2022

An astonishing journey into the heart of Nazi evil: a portrait of one of the darkest figures of Hitler’s Nazi elite—Reinhard Heydrich, the designer and executor of the Holocaust, chief of the Reich Main Security, including the Gestapo—interwoven with commentary by his wife, Lina, from the author's in-depth interviews.


My Mother's War: The Incredible True Story of How a Resistance Fighter Survived Three Concentration Camps By Eva Taylor Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781335469533
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Published: Hanover Square Press - April 5th, 2022

"A sad and beautiful book, shining a light on quiet heroism in dark times."-Lucy Adlington, New York Times bestselling author of The Dressmakers of Auschwitz


Robert E. Lee: A Life By Allen C. Guelzo Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781101912225
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Published: Vintage - August 9th, 2022

A WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR • From the award-winning historian and best-selling author of Gettysburg comes the definitive biography of Robert E. Lee. An intimate look at the Confederate general in all his complexity—his hypocrisy and courage, his inner turmoil and outward calm, his disloyalty and his honor.


A Stranger Among Saints: Stephen Hopkins, the Man Who Survived Jamestown and Saved Plymouth By Jonathan Mack Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781641605984
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Published: Chicago Review Press - May 3rd, 2022

"An absorbing, perceptive biography...Deftly crafted history illuminates the nation's earliest days." Kirkus Reviews

Sometime between 1610 and 1611, William Shakespeare wrote The Tempest.


Hannibal: The Military Biography of Rome's Greatest Enemy By Richard A. Gabriel Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781597976862
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Published: Potomac Books - February 1st, 2011

The Romans’ destruction of Carthage after the Third Punic War erased any Carthaginian historical record of Hannibal’s life. What we know of him comes exclusively from Roman historians who had every interest in minimizing his success, exaggerating his failures, and disparaging his character.


The Sisters of Auschwitz: The True Story of Two Jewish Sisters' Resistance in the Heart of Nazi Territory By Roxane van Iperen Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780063097629
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Published: Harper Paperbacks - August 31st, 2021

A New York Times bestseller

The unforgettable story of two unsung heroes of World War II: sisters Janny and Lien Brilleslijper who joined the Dutch Resistance, helped save dozen of lives, were captured by the Nazis, and ultimately survived the Holocaust.


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Washington: A Life By Ron Chernow Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780143119968
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Published: Penguin Books - September 27th, 2011

From the author of Alexander Hamilton, the New York Times bestselling biography that inspired the musical, comes a gripping portrait of the first president of the United States.

Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Biography


Journey Into The Whirlwind By Eugenia Ginzburg Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780156027519
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Published: Mariner Books - November 4th, 2002

Journey into the Whirlwind is Eugenia Semyonovna Ginzburg's courageous memoir of her harrowing eighteen-year odyssey through the Soviet Union's prisons and labor camps.

By the late 1930s, Eugenia Semyonovna Ginzburg had been a loyal and very active member of the Communist Party for many years.


Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. By Ron Chernow Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781400077304
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Published: Vintage - March 30th, 2004

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist
 


Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control By Stephen Kinzer Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250762627
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - November 10th, 2020

The bestselling author of All the Shah’s Men and The Brothers tells the astonishing story of the man who oversaw the CIA’s secret drug and mind-control experiments of the 1950s and ’60s.


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The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo (Pulitzer Prize for Biography) By Tom Reiss Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780307382474
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Published: Crown - May 14th, 2013

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR BIOGRAPHY • ONE OF ESQUIRE’S BEST BIOGRAPHIES OF ALL TIME


The Pillow Book By Sei Shonagon, Meredith McKinney (Translated by), Meredith McKinney (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Sei Shonagon, Meredith McKinney (Translated by), Meredith McKinney (Introduction by)
$19.00
ISBN: 9780140448061
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Published: Penguin Classics - October 30th, 2007

The classic portrayal of court life in tenth-century Japan