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  • booksreddit.com:Russia's Life-Saver: Lend-Lease Aid to the U.S.S.R. in World War II

    Russia’s Life-Saver: Lend-Lease Aid to the U.S.S.R. in World War II

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    ‘The United States is a country of machines. Without the use of these machines through Lend-Lease, we would lose this war.’ ―Josef Stalin (1943), quoted in W. Averell Harriman and Elie Abel, Special Envoy to Churchill and Stalin, 1941-1946, Random House, N.Y., 1975, p. 277 The United States shipped more than $12 billion in Lend-Lease aid to Stalin’s Russia during World War II. Materials lent, beginning in late 1941 before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, included airplanes and tanks, loco…


  • booksreddit.com:Maybe Yes

    Maybe Yes, Maybe No

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    In today’s media-flooded world, there is no way to control all of the information, claims, and enticements that reach young people. The best thing to do is arm them with the sword of critical thinking.Maybe Yes, Maybe No is a charming introduction to self-confidence and self-reliance. The book’s ten-year-old heroine, Andrea, is always asking questions because she knows “you should prove the truth of a strange story before you believe it.””Check it out. Repeat the experiment. Try to prove it w…


  • booksreddit.com:Pompeii: A Sourcebook (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World)

    Pompeii: A Sourcebook (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World)

    1034

    What was the Roman Empire’s reaction to the destruction of Pompeii?
    This book presents translations of a wide selection of written records which survived the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, giving a vivid impression of what life was like in the town. From the labels on wine jars to scribbled insults, and from advertisements for gladiatorial contests to love poetry, the individual chapters explore the early history of Pompeii, its destruction, leisure pursuits, politics, commerce and religion, plus early reports of its excavation. Information about the c… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Pompeii: A Sourcebook (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World)

    Pompeii: A Sourcebook (Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World)

    1034

    This book presents translations of a wide selection of written records which survived the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, giving a vivid impression of what life was like in the town. From the labels on wine jars to scribbled insults, and from advertisements for gladiatorial contests to love poetry, the individual chapters explore the early history of Pompeii, its destruction, leisure pursuits, politics, commerce and religion, plus early reports of its excavation. Information about the c…


  • booksreddit.com:65 Years of Secrecy

    65 Years of Secrecy

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    Sworn to secrecy for 65 years, the life of a WWII OSS agent can finally be told. John Cardinalli has written this book as if entertaining you with a tall tale over dinner but, this is not fiction, it’s a fascinating real life account of the secret agents and spies of WWII.


  • booksreddit.com:I Wrote This For You

    I Wrote This For You

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    Praise “I bought the “I Wrote This For You” book in actual, real-life paperback and it soothes my soul. Buy it if you can.” – Laura Prudom (News Editor for Variety) “One of the most beautiful things I have ever read. Ever.” – BT (Grammy Nominated Composer and Technologist) “This is me. This is you. This is us. This is every human being, past and present, old and young, of every ethnicity, race and faith. Our every complex human emotion translated into words. Someone knows and someone unders…


  • booksreddit.com:1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

    1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

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    In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492. Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who actively molded and influenced the land around them. The astonishing Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan had running water and immaculately clean streets… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Decision in Philadelphia: The Constitutional Convention of 1787

    Decision in Philadelphia: The Constitutional Convention of 1787

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    Decision in Philadelphia is just such a book. It is the best popular history of the Constitutional Convention available. This clear and well-written volume traces the major issues involved, dismissing sectional, economic, or class interests as dominant factors and concentrating instead on the “deeply rooted attitudes” and “emotions” of individual members. Modern readers will find the authors’ comments on the Constitution particularly interesting, casting many of the Founding Fathers in a new …


  • booksreddit.com:The War Behind Me: Vietnam Veterans Confront the Truth about U.S. War Crimes

    The War Behind Me: Vietnam Veterans Confront the Truth about U.S. War Crimes

    978

    In Stanley Kubrick’s “Full Metal Jacket”, an American soldier indiscriminately guns down Vietnamese civilians from the helicopter. Did this kind of blatant killing of civilians happen in the war? Was this scene accurate?
    In 2005, Deborah Nelson joined forces with military historian Nick Turse to investigate an extraordinary archive: the largest compilation of records on Vietnam-era war crimes ever to surface. The declassified Army papers were erroneously released and have since been pulled from public circulation. Few civilians have seen the documents.The files contain reports of more than 300 confirmed atrocities, and 500 other cases the Army either couldn’t prove or didn’t investigate. The archive has lette… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:The War Behind Me: Vietnam Veterans Confront the Truth about U.S. War Crimes

    The War Behind Me: Vietnam Veterans Confront the Truth about U.S. War Crimes

    978

    In 2005, Deborah Nelson joined forces with military historian Nick Turse to investigate an extraordinary archive: the largest compilation of records on Vietnam-era war crimes ever to surface. The declassified Army papers were erroneously released and have since been pulled from public circulation. Few civilians have seen the documents.The files contain reports of more than 300 confirmed atrocities, and 500 other cases the Army either couldn’t prove or didn’t investigate. The archive has lette…


  • booksreddit.com:Ladies and Gentlemen

    Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning: 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul…

    945

    Was New York of the 1970s the shithole movies make it out to be?
    A passionate and dramatic account of a year in the life of a city, when baseball and crime reigned supreme, and when several remarkable figures emerged to steer New York clear of one of its most harrowing periods.By early 1977, the metropolis was in the grip of hysteria caused by a murderer dubbed “Son of Sam.” And on a sweltering night in July, a citywide power outage touched off an orgy of looting and arson that led to the largest mass arrest in New York’s history. As the turbulent year wor… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Ladies and Gentlemen

    Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning: 1977, Baseball, Politics, and the Battle for the Soul…

    945

    A passionate and dramatic account of a year in the life of a city, when baseball and crime reigned supreme, and when several remarkable figures emerged to steer New York clear of one of its most harrowing periods.By early 1977, the metropolis was in the grip of hysteria caused by a murderer dubbed “Son of Sam.” And on a sweltering night in July, a citywide power outage touched off an orgy of looting and arson that led to the largest mass arrest in New York’s history. As the turbulent year wor…


  • booksreddit.com:The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana

    The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Victoriana

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    This enormous volume is the first comprehensive encyclopedia of fantastic literature of the nineteenth century. From detective fiction to historical novels, from well-known authors like Jules Verne and H.G. Wells, to Russian newspaper serials and Chinese martial arts novels, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FANTASTIC VICTORIANA is a truly exhaustive look at every aspect of fantastic literature in the days of Queen Victoria. Readers of science fiction and fantasy will be surprised to find here the roots of…


  • booksreddit.com:Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All

    Nailed: Ten Christian Myths That Show Jesus Never Existed at All

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    Why would anyone think Jesus never existed? Isn’t it perfectly reasonable to accept that he was a real first century figure? As it turns out, no. NAILED sheds light on ten beloved Christian myths, and, with evidence gathered from historians across the theological spectrum, shows how they point to a Jesus Christ created solely through allegorical alchemy of hope and imagination; a messiah transformed from a purely literary, theological construct into the familiar figure of Jesus – in short, a …


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    Spider’s Web: The Secret History of How the White House Illegally Armed Iraq

    912

    For ten years, the White House, assisted by allies in London and Rome, brushed aside the law in a relentless quest to support Saddam Hussein. What were the forces that shaped this persisting embrace of a dictator whom George Bush would eventually compare to Adolf Hitler? How did Washington and its NATO allies nurture a frequently illicit rapport with Saddam, and what was the real story of why it became necessary to mount Operation Desert Storm? How did the governments led by George Bush and M…


  • booksreddit.com:The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

    The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

    911

    The Israel Lobby,” by John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen M. Walt of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, was one of the most controversial articles in recent memory. Originally published in the London Review of Books in March 2006, it provoked both howls of outrage and cheers of gratitude for challenging what had been a taboo issue in America: the impact of the Israel lobby on U.S. foreign policy.  Now in a work of major importance, Mearsheimer and Walt de…


  • booksreddit.com:The Bear

    The Bear, The Dragon, and the AK-47: How China, the United States, and radical Islamists conspire…

    909

    The Soviet-Afghan War was a tangled conflict filled with legend, myth, and hard realities. In a span of ten years, international Jihadists such as Osama bin Laden, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and Abdullah Azzam joined forces with Afghan fighters, the United States, and China to cripple the Soviet Union.In The Bear, the Dragon, and the Ak-47, geopolitical analyst Ethan Rosen takes you on a tour of the secret arms deals, geopolitical maneuvering, and ideological struggle that brought down the Soviet Uni…


  • booksreddit.com:Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland

    Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland

    907


    The shocking account of how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews. more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:No One Left to Lie To: The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton

    No One Left to Lie To: The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton

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    “Just as the necessary qualification for a good liar is a good memory, so the essential equipment of a would-be lie detector is a good timeline, and a decent archive.” In NO ONE LEFT TO LIE TO, a New York Times bestseller, Christopher Hitchens casts an unflinching eye on the Clinton political machine and offers a searing indictment of a president who sought to hold power at any cost. With blistering wit and meticulous documentation, Hitchens masterfully deconstructs Clinton’s abject propensit…


  • booksreddit.com:Racing the Enemy: Stalin

    Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan

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    What widely held historical ideas are in the process of being overturned?
    With startling revelations, Tsuyoshi Hasegawa rewrites the standard history of the end of World War II in the Pacific. By fully integrating the three key actors in the story–the United States, the Soviet Union, and Japan–Hasegawa for the first time puts the last months of the war into international perspective.From April 1945, when Stalin broke the Soviet-Japanese Neutrality Pact and Harry Truman assumed the presidency, to the final Soviet military actions against Japan, Hasegawa brings to … more about book…