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Drawing on thousands of pages of recently discovered government documents, wiretap transcripts, and Al Capone’s handwritten personal letters, New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Eig tells the dramatic story of the rise and fall of the nation’s most notorious criminal in rich new detail.From the moment he arrived in Chicago in 1920, Capone found himself in a world of limitless opportunity. He was an impetuous, affable young man of average intelligence, ill prepared for fame and fortune, whose most notable characteristic was his scarred left cheek. Yet within a few years, Capone controlled an illegal bootlegging business with annual revenue rivaling that of some of the nation’s largest corporations. Along the way he corrupted the Chicago police force and local courts while becoming one of the world’s first international celebrities.A furious President Herbert Hoover insisted that Capone be brought to justice because the criminal was making a mockery of federal law. Legend credits Eliot Ness and his “Untouchables” with apprehending Capone. But it was the U.S. attorney in Chicago and little-known agents working on direct orders from the White House who compromised their ethics—and risked their lives—to get their man.The most infamous crime attributed to Capone was the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, a crime that Capone insisted he didn’t commit. Using newly discovered FBI records, Eig offers a surprising explanation for the murders.Get Capone explores every aspect of the man called “Scarface,” paying particular attention to the myths that have for so long surrounded and obscured him. Capone emerges as a worldly, emotionally complex man, doomed as much by his ego as by his vicious criminality. This is the real Al Capone.

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9781416580591 | Simon & Schuster, April 27, 2010, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Drawing on thousands of pages of recently discovered government documents, wiretap transcripts, and Al Capone’s handwritten personal letters, New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Eig tells the dramatic story of the rise and fall of the nation’s most notorious criminal in rich new detail.

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9781416580744 | Simon & Schuster, December 31, 2030, cover price $28.00

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9781400115310 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, April 27, 2010), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: Acclaimed journalist and bestselling author Jonathan Eig blows the lid off the Al Capone story.
9781400165315 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, April 27, 2010), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Acclaimed journalist and bestselling author Jonathan Eig blows the lid off the Al Capone story.

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Product Description: Hiroshima ceased to exist at 8:15 a.m. on August 6, 1945 when the Enola Gay Boeing B-29 Superfortress dropped the first atomic bomb on the city, making the horrific event and the similar destruction of Nagasaki on August 9th key episodes bringing about the end of World War II in the Pacific...read more
By Associated Press (corporate author)

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9781633532496 | Ap Editions, October 20, 2015, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Hiroshima ceased to exist at 8:15 a.

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Product Description: An authoritative history of the energy crises of the 1970s and the world they wroughtIn 1973, the Arab OPEC cartel banned the export of oil to the United States, sending prices and tempers rising across the country. Dark Christmas trees, lowered thermostats, empty gas tanks, and the new fifty-five-mile-per-hour speed limit all suggested that America was a nation in decline...read more

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9780809058471 | Hill & Wang Pub, April 19, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: An authoritative history of the energy crises of the 1970s and the world they wroughtIn 1973, the Arab OPEC cartel banned the export of oil to the United States, sending prices and tempers rising across the country.

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9780809075072 | Hill & Wang Pub, April 25, 2017, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: An authoritative history of the energy crises of the 1970s and the world they wroughtIn 1973, the Arab OPEC cartel banned the export of oil to the United States, sending prices and tempers rising across the country.

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Product Description: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   -  NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST  -  AMAZON EDITORS' PICK FOR THE BEST BOOK OF 2017 "Disturbing and riveting...It will sear your soul." —Dave Eggers, New York Times Book ReviewShelf Awareness’s Best Book of 2017Named a best book of the year by Wall Street Journal, GQ, Time, Newsday, Entertainment Weekly, NPR's Maureen Corrigan, NPR's "On Point", Vogue...read more

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9780385534246 | Doubleday, April 18, 2017, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   -  NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST  -  AMAZON EDITORS' PICK FOR THE BEST BOOK OF 2017 "Disturbing and riveting.

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Product Description: Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Titles of the Year for 2017"A uniquely colorful chronicle of this dramatic and convulsive chapter in American--and world--history. It's an epic tale, and here it is wondrously well told." --David M...read more

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9781620409824 | Ill edition (Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, April 4, 2017), cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Titles of the Year for 2017"A uniquely colorful chronicle of this dramatic and convulsive chapter in American--and world--history.

Product Description: From the very beginning reproductive rights and thereby motherhood of African-American women have been subject to interference from the outside and a matter of public debate. During the time of slavery African-American women were seen as commodities of value also and especially because of their ability to reproduce...read more

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9783110379778 | De Gruyter, March 31, 2017, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: From the very beginning reproductive rights and thereby motherhood of African-American women have been subject to interference from the outside and a matter of public debate.

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Product Description: From 1910 to 1919, New Orleans suffered at the hands of its very own Jack the Ripper–style killer. The story has been the subject of websites, short stories, novels, a graphic novel, and most recently the FX television series American Horror Story...read more

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9781613748688 | Chicago Review Pr, March 1, 2017, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: From 1910 to 1919, New Orleans suffered at the hands of its very own Jack the Ripper–style killer.

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Product Description: In 1964, Pulitzer Prize–winning author and poet Robert Penn Warren set out with a tape recorder to interview leaders of the civil rights movement. He spoke with luminaries such as James Baldwin, Martin Luther King Jr., Stokely Carmichael, Ralph Ellison, and Roy Wilkins...read more

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9781595588180 | New Pr, February 28, 2017, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: In 1964, Pulitzer Prize–winning author and poet Robert Penn Warren set out with a tape recorder to interview leaders of the civil rights movement.

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Product Description: Drawing on underexplored and only recently available archives, author Chrystyna Dail examines the influence of Stage for Action, a theatre group founded in 1943, on social activist theatre in the 1940s, early 1950s, and beyond. The group embraced subjects not taken up by earlier activist theatre companies—advocating for the rights of Puerto Ricans, calling attention to the lack of child care for working mothers, and demanding the cessation of all nuclear warfare...read more

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9780809335428 | Southern Illinois Univ Pr, November 9, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: Drawing on underexplored and only recently available archives, author Chrystyna Dail examines the influence of Stage for Action, a theatre group founded in 1943, on social activist theatre in the 1940s, early 1950s, and beyond.

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Product Description: From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Searchers, the revelatory story behind the classic movie High Noon and the toxic political climate in which it was created. It's one of the most revered movies of Hollywood's golden era...read more

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9781620409480 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, February 21, 2017, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Searchers, the revelatory story behind the classic movie High Noon and the toxic political climate in which it was created.

Forget all you think you know about the Kennedy years. With narrative flair and sparkling storytelling, acclaimed historian John Boyko explores the crucial period when America and its allies were fighting the Cold War's most treacherous battles, Canadians were trading sovereignty for security, and everyone feared a nuclear holocaust.At the centre of this story are three leaders. President John F. Kennedy pledged to pay any price to advance his vision for America's defence and needed Canada to step smartly in line. Fighting him at every turn was Conservative prime minister John Diefenbaker, an unapologetic nationalist trying to bolster Canada's autonomy. Liberal leader Lester Pearson, the Nobel Prize-winning diplomat, sought a middle ground.      Boyko employs meticulous research and newly released documents to present shocking revelations. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, Canadian warships guarded America's Atlantic coast and Canada suffered a silent coup d'état. Canada was involved in Kennedy's sliding America into Vietnam. Kennedy knew the nuclear missiles he was forcing on Canada would be decoys, there only to draw Soviet nuclear fire. Kennedy's pollster and political adviser travelled to Ottawa under a fake passport to help defeat the Canadian government. And, perhaps most startlingly, if not for Diefenbaker, Kennedy may have survived the bullets in Dallas.

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9780345808936 | Knopf Canada, February 2, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Forget all you think you know about the Kennedy years.

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9780345808943 | Vintage, February 7, 2017, cover price $21.00

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Product Description: The electrifying story of the turbulent year when the sixties ended and America teetered on the edge of revolutionNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCHAs the 1960s drew to a close, the United States was coming apart at the seams...read more

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9780812993189 | Random House Inc, May 31, 2016, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: The electrifying story of the turbulent year when the sixties ended and America teetered on the edge of revolutionNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ST.

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9780812983265 | Random House Inc, February 7, 2017, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: The electrifying story of the turbulent year when the sixties ended and America teetered on the edge of revolutionNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ST.

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Product Description: Winner of the 2017 Albert J. Raboteau Book Prize for the Best Book in Africana ReligionsDemonstrates that the efforts to contest conventional racial categorization contributed to broader discussions in black America that still resonate today...read more

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9781479888801 | New York Univ Pr, February 7, 2017, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Winner of the 2017 Albert J.

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Product Description: In 1912, a group of ambitious young men, including future Supreme Court justice Felix Frankfurter and future journalistic giant Walter Lippmann, became disillusioned by the sluggish progress of change in the Taft Administration. The individuals started to band together informally, joined initially by their enthusiasm for Theodore Roosevelt's Bull Moose campaign...read more

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9780190261986 | Oxford Univ Pr, February 1, 2017, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: In 1912, a group of ambitious young men, including future Supreme Court justice Felix Frankfurter and future journalistic giant Walter Lippmann, became disillusioned by the sluggish progress of change in the Taft Administration.

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Product Description: The urban origins of American Judaism began with daily experiences of Jews, their responses to opportunities for social and physical mobility as well as constraints of discrimination and prejudice. Deborah Dash Moore explores Jewish participation in American cities and considers the implications of urban living for American Jews across three centuries...read more
By Mitchell Reddish (editor)

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9780820350578 | Reprint edition (Univ of Georgia Pr, February 1, 2017), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The urban origins of American Judaism began with daily experiences of Jews, their responses to opportunities for social and physical mobility as well as constraints of discrimination and prejudice.

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Product Description: New York is often described as the greatest city in the world. Yet much of the iconic architecture and culture which defines the city as we know it today – from the Empire State Building to the Pastrami sandwich­ – only came into being in the 1930s, in what author Jules Stewart argues was the most significant decade in the city’s 400-year history in his new book, Gotham Rising: New York in the 1930s...read more

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9781784535292 | I B Tauris & Co Ltd, January 30, 2017, cover price $29.00 | About this edition: New York is often described as the greatest city in the world.

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Product Description: The Great Crash of 1929 profoundly disrupted the United States' confident march toward becoming the world's superpower. The breakneck growth of 1920s America--with its boom in automobiles, electricity, credit lines, radio, and movies--certainly presaged a serious recession by the decade's end, but not a depression...read more

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9781610395342 | Public Affairs, January 24, 2017, cover price $28.99 | About this edition: The Great Crash of 1929 profoundly disrupted the United States' confident march toward becoming the world's superpower.

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Product Description: “[TRUE SOUTH] does several things at once. On one level, it’s a biography . . . On another, it’s a lucid recap of many of the signal events of the civil rights movement . . . A warm and intelligent book.”—The New York Times   “No one is better suited to write this moving account of perhaps the greatest American documentary series ever made...read more

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9781101980934 | Viking Pr, January 24, 2017, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: “[TRUE SOUTH] does several things at once.

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Product Description: A groundbreaking examination of our system of imprisonment, revealing the true causes of mass incarceration as well as the best path to reformIn the 1970s, the United States had an incarceration rate comparable to those of other liberal democracies-and that rate had held steady for over 100 years...read more

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9780465096916 | Basic Books, January 24, 2017, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: A groundbreaking examination of our system of imprisonment, revealing the true causes of mass incarceration as well as the best path to reformIn the 1970s, the United States had an incarceration rate comparable to those of other liberal democracies-and that rate had held steady for over 100 years.

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Product Description: In 1916, Philadelphia department-store magnate John Wanamaker launched plans for a Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition in 1926. It would be a magnificent world's fair to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence...read more

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9781439903292 | Temple Univ Pr, January 23, 2017, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: In 1916, Philadelphia department-store magnate John Wanamaker launched plans for a Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition in 1926.

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Product Description: These are the styles that made the Twenties roar! Thirty-one gracefully rendered and historically accurate images recapture the era's fashions, depicting flappers ― and the occasional sheik ― in all their beaded, sequined, and glittering glory...read more

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9780486810492 | Clr csm edition (Dover Pubns, January 18, 2017), cover price $5.99 | About this edition: These are the styles that made the Twenties roar!

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Product Description: The blockbuster #1 national bestsellerBret Baier, the Chief Political Anchor for Fox News Channel and the Anchor and Executive Editor of Special Report with Bret Baier, illuminates the extraordinary yet underappreciated presidency of Dwight Eisenhower by taking readers into Ike’s last days in power...read more

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9780062569035 | William Morrow & Co, January 17, 2017, cover price $28.99 | About this edition: The blockbuster #1 national bestsellerBret Baier, the Chief Political Anchor for Fox News Channel and the Anchor and Executive Editor of Special Report with Bret Baier, illuminates the extraordinary yet underappreciated presidency of Dwight Eisenhower by taking readers into Ike’s last days in power.

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Product Description: Shaped by the West is a two-volume primary source reader that rewrites the history of the United States through a western lens. America’s expansion west was the driving force for issues of democracy, politics, race, freedom, and property...read more

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9780520291416 | Univ of California Pr, January 16, 2017, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Shaped by the West is a two-volume primary source reader that rewrites the history of the United States through a western lens.

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Product Description: Carl Lavin was a high school senior when Pearl Harbor was attacked. The Canton, Ohio, native enlisted when he turned eighteen, a decision that would take him with the US Army from training across the United States and Britain to combat with the 84th Infantry Division in the Battle of the Bulge...read more
By Henry Kissinger (foreword by)

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9780821422557 | Ohio Univ Pr, January 15, 2017, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Carl Lavin was a high school senior when Pearl Harbor was attacked.

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