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  1. Book Image"If You Love Me, You Will Do My Will": The Stranger-Than-Fiction Saga of a Trappist Monk, a Texas Widow, and Her Half-Billion-Dollar Fortune

    Stephen G. Michaud, Hugh Aynesworth

    Additional information is forthcoming.

  2. Book Image"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

    Annette Gordon-Reed, Peter S. Onuf

    "An important book…[R]ichly rewarding. It is full of fascinating insights about Jefferson." —Gordon S. Wood, New York Review of BooksMore

  3. Book Image"One Hell of a Gamble": Khrushchev, Castro, and Kennedy, 1958-1964

    Aleksandr Fursenko, Timothy Naftali

    Based on classified Soviet archives, including the files of Nikita Khrushchev and the KGB, "One Hell of a Gamble" offers a riveting play-by-play history of the Cuban missile crisis from American and Soviet perspectives simultaneously.More

  4. Book Image1688: A Global History

    John E. Wills, Jr.

    "A totally absorbing book...imaginative and erudite, full of startling juxtapositions and flashes of real perception."—Jonathan D. SpenceMore

  5. Book Image1776: Year of Illusions

    Thomas Fleming

    Additional information is forthcoming.

  6. Book Image1848: The Revolutionary Tide in Europe

    Peter N. Stearns

    The revolutionary outburst of 1848 was unprecedented in Europe.More

  7. Book Image1989: End of the Twentieth Century

    James Carter, Cynthia Paces

    1989: End of the Twentieth Century offers a comparative look at one of the most eventful years in world history.More

  8. Book Image21st Century Capitalism

    Robert L. Heilbroner

    "It is my hope that some grasp of what the twenty-first century holds in store for capitalism may enable us to avoid at least some of the pain we might otherwise have to endure," writes the eminent economist Robert Heilbroner in this important book on the world's economic future.More

  9. Book ImageThe 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

    National Commission on Terrorist Attacks

    Authorized Edition

    Nearly three thousand people died in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In Lower Manhattan, on a field in Pennsylvania, and along the banks of the Potomoc, the United States suffered the single largest loss of life from an enemy attack on its soil.
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  10. Book ImageThe 9/11 Commission Report: The Attack from Planning to Aftermath

    National Commission on Terrorist Attacks, Philip D. Zelikow

    Authorized Text, Shorter Edition

    “A document of historic sweep and almost unprecedented detail.”—Washington PostMore

  11. Book ImageAcross the Pond: An Englishman's View of America

    Terry Eagleton

    An irreverent trip through American culture by a critic who “cracks jokes as easily as one would crack walnut shells” (Washington Post).More

  12. Book ImageAn Affair of Honor: Woodrow Wilson and the Occupation of Veracruz

    Robert E. Quirk

    “For this generation this study is definitive.” —George Osborn, American Historical ReviewMore

  13. Book ImageAfter Mandela: The Struggle for Freedom in Post-Apartheid South Africa

    Douglas Foster

    The most important historical and journalistic portrait to date of a nation whose destiny will determine the fate of a continent.More

  14. Book ImageAfter the Revolution: Profiles of Early American Culture

    Joseph J. Ellis

    Through portraits of four figures—Charles Willson Peale, Hugh Henry Brackenridge, William Dunlap, and Noah Webster—Joseph Ellis provides a unique perspective on the role of culture in post-Revolutionary America, both its high expectations and its frustrations.
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  15. Book ImageAfter the Soviet Union: From Empire to Nations

    Timothy J. Colton, Robert Legvold

    The failed coup by Communist hardliners in Moscow in August 1991 marked the inevitable disintegration of the Soviet Union. No single event since the end of World War II will have more far-reaching effects.More

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