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1777: Tipping Point at Saratoga Audio CD, Dean Snow, Bob Souer
1 Dean Snow, Bob Souer 1777: Tipping Point at Saratoga Audio CD
USA Tantor Audio 2017 1541402642 / 9781541402645 Audio CD - Unabridged New Audio CD 6.4 x 1.1 x 5.3 inches 
In the autumn of 1777, near Saratoga, New York, an inexperienced and improvised American army led by General Horatio Gates faced off against the highly trained British and German forces led by General John Burgoyne. The British strategy in confronting the Americans in upstate New York was to separate rebellious New England from the other colonies. Despite inferior organization and training, the Americans exploited access to fresh reinforcements of men and materiel, and ultimately handed the British a stunning defeat. Assimilating the archaeological remains from the battlefield along with the many letters, journals, and memoirs of the men and women in both camps, Dean Snow's 1777 provides a richly detailed narrative of the two battles fought at Saratoga over the course of thirty-three tense and bloody days. While the contrasting personalities of Gates and Burgoyne are well known, they are but two of the many actors who make up the larger drama of Saratoga. Snow highlights famous and obscure participants alike, from the brave but now notorious turncoat Benedict Arnold to Frederika von Riedesel, the wife of a British major general who later wrote an important eyewitness account of the battles 
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This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class, Elizabeth Warren
2 Elizabeth Warren This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class
USA Metropolitan Books 2017 1250120616 / 9781250120618 Hardcover New New Hardcover 6.5 x1..2 x 9.6 inches 
The fiery U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and bestselling author offers a passionate, inspiring book about why our middle class is under siege and how we can win the fight to save it Senator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America’s middle class, and by the time the people of Massachusetts elected her in 2012, she had become one of the country’s leading progressive voices. Now, at a perilous moment for our nation, she has written a book that is at once an illuminating account of how we built the strongest middle class in history, a scathing indictment of those who have spent the past thirty-five years undermining working families, and a rousing call to action. Warren gr 
Price: 15.99 USD
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Trump on Trump, George Beahm
3 George Beahm Trump on Trump
UK CASSELL OCTOPUS 2016 1844039323 / 9781844039326 Paperback Used/Very Good None Paperback 5.3 x 0.5 x 7.8 inches 
Publisher: CASSELL OCTOPUS (June 2, 2016) Language: English ISBN-10: 1844039323 ISBN-13: 978-1844039326 Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.5 x 7.8 inches Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces 
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A Handful of Hard Men: The SAS and the Battle for Rhodesia Audio CD, Hannes Wessels,Jack Chekijian
4 Hannes Wessels,Jack Chekijian A Handful of Hard Men: The SAS and the Battle for Rhodesia Audio CD
USA Tantor Audio 2017 1541410149 / 9781541410145 Audio Cd- Unabridged New Audio CD 6.4 x 1.1 x 5.3 inches 
It is difficult to find another soldier's story to equal Captain Darrell Watt's in terms of time spent on the field of battle and challenges faced. Even by the lofty standards of the SAS and Special Forces, one has to look far to find anyone who can match his record of resilience and valor in the face of such daunting odds and with resources so paltry. In the fight he showed himself to be a military maestro. A bush-lore genius, blessed with uncanny instincts and an unbridled determination to close with the enemy, he had no peers as a combat-tracker (and there was plenty of competition). But the Rhodesian theater was a fluid and volatile one in which he performed in almost every imaginable fighting role. After twelve years in the cauldron of war his cause slipped from beneath him, however, and Rhodesia gave way to Zimbabwe. When the guns went quiet Watt had won all his battles but lost the war. In this fascinating biography we learn that in his twilight years he is now concerned with saving wildlife on a continent where they are in continued danger, devoting himself to both the fauna and African people he cares so deeply about. 
Price: 29.69 USD
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Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign, Jonathan Allen  (Author), Amie Parnes (Author)
5 Jonathan Allen (Author), Amie Parnes (Author) Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign
USA Crown 2017 0553447084 / 9780553447088 1st Deckle Edge New New Hardcover 6.5 x 1.4 x 9.5 inches 
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER It was never supposed to be this close. And of course she was supposed to win. How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the riveting story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknowledgment about the electorate, no explanation of defeat can begin with anything other than the core problem of Hillary's campaign--the candidate herself. 
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Understanding Trump, Newt Gingrich, Eric Trump
6 Newt Gingrich, Eric Trump Understanding Trump
USA Center Street 2017 1478923083 / 9781478923084 Hardcover New New Hardcover 6 x 1 x 9 inches 
The presidency of Donald Trump marks a profound change in the trajectory of American government, politics, and culture. Like his administration, the movement that put him in office represents a phenomenon that is worth studying. Donald Trump is unlike any president we've ever had. He is the only person ever elected to be commander in chief who has not first held public office or served as a general in the military. His principles grow out of five decades of business and celebrity success-not politics-so he behaves differently than do traditional politicians. In UNDERSTANDING TRUMP, Newt Gingrich shares what he learned from more than two years helping Trump and his team throughout the campaign, the election, and during the first months of the presidency. Mr. Gingrich provides unique insight into how the new president's past experiences have shaped his life and style of governing. This book also includes Mr. Gingrich's thorough analysis of how President Trump thinks and makes decisions, as well as the president's philosophy, doctrine, and political agenda going forward. 
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Acid Rain and the Rise of the Environmental Chemist in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Life and Work of Robert Angus Smith (Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945), Peter Reed
7 Peter Reed Acid Rain and the Rise of the Environmental Chemist in Nineteenth-Century Britain: The Life and Work of Robert Angus Smith (Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945)
USA Routledge 2014 1409457753 / 9781409457756 1st Hardcover New New Hardcover 6.1 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches 
Robert Angus Smith (1817-1884) was a Scottish chemist and a leading investigator into what came to be known as 'acid rain'. This study of his working life, contextualized through discussion of his childhood, education, beliefs, family, interests and influences sheds light on the evolving understanding of sanitary science during the nineteenth century. Born in Glasgow and initially trained for a career in the Church of Scotland, Smith instead went on to study chemistry in Germany under Justus von Liebig. On his return to Manchester in the 1840s, Smith's strong Calvinist faith lead him to develop a strong concern for the insanitary environmental conditions in Manchester and other industrial towns in Britain. His appointment as Inspector of the Alkali Administration in 1863 enabled him to marry his social concerns and his work as an analytical chemist, and this book explores his role as Inspector of the Administration from its inception through battles with chemical manufacturers in the courts, to the struggle to widen and tighten the regulatory framework as other harmful chemical nuisances became known. This study of Smith’s life and work provides an important background to the way that 'chemical' came to have such negative connotations in the century before publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring. It also offers a fascinating insight into the changing landscape of British politics as regulation and enforcement of the chemical industries came to be seen as necessary, and is essential reading for historians of science, technology and industry in the nineteenth century, as well as environmental historians seeking background context to the twentieth-century environmental movements. 
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