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Matthew Pinsker is interviewed as part of the Booknotes Oral History Project on 13 February 2015. Mr. Pinsker discusses his appearance on C-SPAN's Booknotes program on 21 December 2003, where he discussed his book, "Lincoln's Sanctuary: Abraham…

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An account of the 1915 sinking of the Lusitania offers a portrait of early twentieth-century maritime history and the terrible impact of the disaster on the course of World War I.

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Since Alma Guillermoprieto became The New Yorker's Latin American correspondent a decade ago, she has emerged as the most informed and admired writer on her part of the world. In these superb pieces of reportage and analysis she anatomizes a region…

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The European powers were ready for war in 1914. Germany, fuelled by 'archaic militarism, global ambitions, and neurotic insecurity', took the offensive, in the misguided belief that it would shorten the conflict. Four years later, eight million…

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A chronicle of scientific history recounts the race among inventor Thomas Edison, eccentric genius Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse, a tough entrepreneur and powerful empire builder, to bring electricity to the world.

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Begins the day after the Kennedy assassination & leads up to Lyndon Johnson's defeat of Barry Goldwater a year later. A former political reporter for the "Chicago Tribune" remembers the year John Kennedy was killed, Lyndon Johnson began the Great…

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Collection of over two hundred letters on a variety of subjects by Americans from all walks of life, spanning more than 350 years of American culture and history.

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Personal character profiles of Billy Graham, Mother Teresa, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Pope John Paul II, Elie Wiesel, Nelson Mandela.

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Since 1945 there have been more than one hundred biographies of Hitler, and countless other books on him and the Third Reich. What happens when so many people reinterpret the life of a single individual? Dangerously, the cumulative portrait that…

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As the principal English interpreter for Mikhail Gorbachev and his foreign minister, Eduard Shevardnadze, in the critical period of 1985-1991, Pavel Palazchenko participated in all U.S.-Soviet summit talks leading to the end of the Cold War. This…

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In Passage to Union, Sarah Gordon has written a richly informed narrative history of the growth of the railroads, an American icon. But her conclusions are surprising. Where the railroads and their entrepreneurs are ordinarily celebrated for their…

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Michael T. Klare's book is a critical analysis of Pentagon strategy in the post-Cold War era and shows how the Pentagon's planners have created a new agenda that will justify Cold War levels of spending.
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