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Golden Hill

by Francis Spufford

New York, a small town on the tip of Manhattan island, 1746.

One rainy evening in November, a handsome young stranger fresh off the boat pitches up at a counting-house door in Golden Hill Street: this is Mr Smith,...


The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan

by J. Kael Weston

A powerfully written firsthand account of the human costs of conflict.

J. Kael Weston spent seven years on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan working for the U.S. State Department in some of the most dangerous...


Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

by Svetlana Alexievich & Bela Shayevich

The magnum opus and latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature—a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new Russia...


East West Street: On the Origins of "Genocide" and "Crimes Against Humanity"

by Philippe Sands

A profound and profoundly important book—a moving personal detective story, an uncovering of secret pasts, and a book that explores the creation and development of world-changing legal concepts that came about...


The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan

Fault Lines, The New Updated Edition: The Layman's Guide to Understanding America's Role in the Ever-Changing Middle East

by Don Liebich

A clear explanation of American Middle East policy

This updated version of Fault Lines is written for those interested in understanding the often convoluted history of American Middle East policy. By enumerating...


The Red Guard Generation and Political Activism in China

by Guobin Yang

Raised to be “flowers of the nation,” the first generation born after the founding of the People’s Republic of China was united in its political outlook and ambitions. Its members embraced the Cultural...


A Flower's Shade

by Ye Zhaoyan

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Abahn Sabana David

by Marguerite Duras & Kazim Ali

Similar in tone to a Beckett play, the characters of this novel spend the night discussing violence, communism, and revolution.


Indian Blood: HIV and Colonial Trauma in San Francisco's Two-Spirit Community

by Andrew J. Jolivétte

The first book to examine the correlation between mixed-race identity and HIV/AIDS among Native American gay men and transgendered people, Indian Blood provides an analysis of the emerging and often contested...


Downfall 1945

by Steven J. Zaloga & Steve Noon

As the final month of fighting in Europe in 1945 dawned the Allies embarked upon a series of mopping up operations, destroying the last centres of German resistance as the essentially defeated Wehrmacht fought...


SR-71 Blackbird

by Paul F. Crickmore

Lockheed's SR-71 Blackbird is one of the most iconic and famous jets ever built. Assembled in secret at Lockheed's Skunkworks, the Blackbird's vital statistics remain phenomenal decades later. It holds the airspeed...


The Hurricane Pocket Manual

by Martin Robson

The Hawker Hurricane was a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the RAF. Although overshadowed by the Spitfire, during the Battle of Britain...


Operation Totalize 1944

by Stephen A. Hart & Johnny Shumate

In Operation Totalize, Lieutenant-General Guy Simonds' II Canadian Corps launched an attack from its positions along the Bourguébus Ridge south of Caen, striking south-southeast astride the main Caen?Falaise...


F4U Corsair vs Ki-84 "Frank??

by Edward M. Young, Jim Laurier & Gareth Hector

The Vought Corsair was the first American single-engined fighter to exceed 400 mph and establish dominance over the legendary Mitsubishi Type Zero-sen. The Ki-84 Hayate was introduced by the Japanese specifically...


The Hottentot Venus

by Rachel Holmes

In 1810 Saartjie Baartman was London's most famous curiosity. Famed for her exquisite physique - in particular her shapely bottom - she was stared at, stripped, pinched, painted, worshipped and ridiculed. But...


Summary of The Devil in the White City: by Erik Larson | Includes Analysis

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Summary of The Devil in the White City: by Erik Larson | Includes Analysis

 

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The Devil in the White City is a book by Erik Larson that takes a close look at The World’s Columbian Exposition, the...


Summary of The Quartet: by Joseph J. Ellis | Includes Analysis

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The Quartet by Joseph J. Ellis | Summary & Analysis

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The Quartet is an historical account of the debates and events leading up to, during, and immediately following the creation of the Constitution...