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Monuments Man: The Mission to Save Vermeers, Rembrandts, and Da Vincis from the Nazis' Grasp By James J. Rorimer, Louis Rorimer, Anne Rorimer, Lynn Nicholas (Foreword by) Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9780847871230
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Published: Rizzoli Electa - May 17th, 2022

A classic now back in print and enriched with new imagery, James J. Rorimer’s riveting first-hand account takes readers on a treasure hunt as he follows the Allied troops across France and Germany to save Nazi-stolen masterpieces of art.


The Great Dissenter: The Story of John Marshall Harlan, America's Judicial Hero By Peter S. Canellos Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781501188213
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 28th, 2022

The “superb” (The Guardian) biography of an American who stood against all the forces of Gilded Age America to fight for civil rights and economic freedom: Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan.

They say that history is written by the victors. But not in the case of the most famous dissenter on the Supreme Court.


Napoleon: The Decline and Fall of an Empire: 1811-1821 By Michael Broers Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781639361779
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Published: Pegasus Books - August 30th, 2022

*A KIRKUS BEST BIOGRAPHY OF 2022*

An accomplished Oxford scholar delivers a dynamic new history covering the last chapter of the emperor's life—from his defeat in Russia and the drama of Waterloo to his final exile—as the world Napoleon has created begins to crumble around him.

In 1811, Napoleon stood at his zenith.


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Truman By David McCullough Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780671869205
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 14th, 1993

The Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Harry S. Truman, whose presidency included momentous events from the atomic bombing of Japan to the outbreak of the Cold War and the Korean War, told by America’s beloved and distinguished historian.

The life of Harry S.


John Adams By David McCullough Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780743223133
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 3rd, 2002

The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling biography of America’s founding father and second president that was the basis for the acclaimed HBO series, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough.

In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often irascible, always honest


Displaced Persons: Growing Up American After the Holocaust By Joseph Berger Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780671027537
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Published: Washington Square Press - September 1st, 2002

In this touching account, veteran New York Times reporter Joseph Berger describes how his own family of Polish Jews -- with one son born at the close of World War II and the other in a "displaced persons" camp outside Berlin -- managed against all odds to make a life for themselves in the utterly foreign landscape of post-World War II America.


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The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey By Candice Millard Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780767913737
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Published: Anchor - October 10th, 2006

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait—the bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic brings us the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.


Brave Companions By David McCullough Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780671792763
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 1st, 1992

From Alexander von Humboldt to Charles and Anne Lindbergh, these are stories of people of great vision and daring whose achievements continue to inspire us today, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough.

The bestselling author of Truman and John Adams, David McCullough has written profiles of exceptional men and women past and present who have not only sha


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A Promised Land By Barack Obama Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781524763169
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Published: Crown - November 17th, 2020

A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making—from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAACP IMAGE AWARD NOMINEE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW


The Hidden Lives of Tudor Women: A Social History By Elizabeth Norton Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781681778044
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Published: Pegasus Books - August 14th, 2018

The turbulent Tudor Age never fails to capture the imagination. But what was it truly like to be a woman during this era? 

The Tudor period conjures up images of queens and noblewomen in elaborate court dress; of palace intrigue and dramatic politics.


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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life By Walter Isaacson Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780743258074
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 1st, 2004

In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of Einstein and Steve Jobs, shows how the most fascinating of America's founders helped define our national character.

Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us, the one who seems made of flesh rather than marble.


Nixon Agonistes: The Crisis of the Self-Made Man By Garry Wills Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780618134328
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Published: Mariner Books - November 14th, 2002

From one of America's most distinguished historians comes this classic analysis of Richard Nixon. By considering some of the president's opinions, Wills comes to the controversial conclusion that Nixon was actually a liberal.