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109 East Palace: Robert Oppenheimer and the Secret City of Los Alamos

By: Conant, Jennet

Price: $17.13

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 2006-05-08


In 1943, J. Robert Oppenheimer, the brilliant, charismatic head of the Manhattan Project, recruited scientists to live as virtual prisoners of the U.S. government at Los Alamos, a barren mesa thirty-five miles outside Santa Fe, New Mexico. Thousands of men, women, and children spent the war years sequestered in this top-secret military facility. They lied to friends and family about where they were going and what they were doing, and then disappeared into the desert. Thr... View more info

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1777: Tipping Point at Saratoga Audio CD

By: Dean Snow, Bob Souer

Price: $39.09

Publisher: USA, Tantor Audio, 2017


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 u... View more info

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1898: The Birth of the American Century

By: Traxel, David

Price: $16.25

Publisher: Vintage, 1999-12-07


In "1898: The Birth of the American Century, " David Traxel tells the story of a watershed year, a year of foreign conflict, extravagant adventure, and breakneck social change that forged a new America--a sudden empire with many far-flung possessions, a dynamic new player upon the global stage. At the heart of this vivid, anecdotal history is a masterly account of the Spanish-American War, the "splendid little war" that garnered the nation Guam, Puerto Rico, and the ... View more info

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A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam

By: Sheehan, Neil

Price: $18.89

Publisher: Vintage, 1989-09-19


ONE OF THE MOST ACCLAIMED BOOKS OF OUR TIME 25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION When he came to Vietnam in 1962, Lieutenant Colonel John Paul Vann was the one clear-sighted participant in an enterpirse riddled with arrogance and self-deception, a charismatic soldier who put his life and career on the line in an attempt to convince his superiors that the war should be fought another way. By the time he died in 1972, Vann had embraced the follies he once decired. He died b... View more info

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A Concise History of the Russian Revolution

By: Pipes, Richard

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Vintage, 1996-11-26


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A Handful of Hard Men: The SAS and the Battle for Rhodesia Audio CD

By: Hannes Wessels,Jack Chekijian

Price: $29.69

Publisher: USA, Tantor Audio, 2017


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 unbri... View more info

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A History of the Holocaust (Single Title Social Studies)

By: Bauer, Yehuda; Keren, Nili

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Franklin Watts, 2002-09-01


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A History of Venice

By: Norwich, John Julius

Price: $24.30

Publisher: Vintage, 1989-06-18


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A People's Contest: The Union and Civil War, 1861-1865 Second Edition, with a New Preface (Modern War Studies) (Modern World Studies)

By: Paludan, Phillip Shaw

Price: $38.67

Publisher: Univ Pr of Kansas, 1996-09-04

Edition: 2


"This is essentially a People's contest. On the side of the Union, it is a struggle for maintaining in the world, that form, and substance of government, whose leading object is, to elevate the condition of men. . . . to afford all, an unfettered start, and a fair chance, in the race of life."-Abraham Lincoln Chosen by Civil War magazine as one of the 200 best books on the war, Phillip Paludan's acclaimed work was the first book since 1910 to describe in a single volume ... View more info

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A War To Be Won: Fighting the Second World War

By: Murray, Williamson; Millett, Allan R.

Price: $29.31

Publisher: Belknap Press, 2001-11-22


In the course of the twentieth century, no war looms as profoundly transformative or as destructive as World War II. Its global scope and human toll reveal the true face of modern, industrialized warfare. Now, for the first time, we have a comprehensive, single-volume account of how and why this global conflict evolved as it did. "A War To Be Won" is a unique and powerful operational history of the Second World War that tells the full story of battle on land, on sea, and... View more info

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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)

By: Peter Reed

Price: $154.99

Publisher: USA, Routledge, 2014

Edition: 1st


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... View more info

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Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $27.89

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 2001-06-01


They came together, citizen soldiers, in the summer of 1942, drawn to Airborne by the $50 monthly bonus and a desire to be better than the other guy. And at its peak -- in Holland and the Ardennes -- Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Divison, U.S. Army, was as good a rifle company as any in the world. From the rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to the disbanding in 1945, Stephen Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company. In c... View more info

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Citizens: A Chronicle of the French Revolution

By: Schama, Simon

Price: $29.69

Publisher: Vintage, 1990-03-17


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