The Ten Best History Books of 2017 by Smithsonian Magazine

The Ten Best History Books of 2017 by Smithsonian Magazine

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Title: Bunk

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction “There Kevin Young goes again, giving us books we greatly need, cleverly disguised as books we merely want.
Author(s): Kevin Young
ISBN 13: 9781555977917
Pages: 480
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Title: Richard Nixon

The story of that transformation is the stunning overture to John A. Farrell's magisterial biography of the president who came to embody postwar American resentment and division.
Author(s): John A. Farrell
ISBN 13: 9780385537353
Pages: 752
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Title: Divided We Stand

DIVIDED WE STAND reveals how the battle between feminists and their conservative challengers divided the nation as Democrats continued to support women’s rights and Republicans cast themselves as the party of family values.
Author(s): Marjorie J. Spruill
ISBN 13: 9781632863140
Pages: 448
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Title: Grant

"Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood.
Author(s): Ron Chernow
ISBN 13: 9781594204876
Pages: 1104
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Title: Ali

"Based on more than 500 interviews, including Muhammad Ali's closest associates, and enhanced by access to thousands of pages of newly released FBI records, this is a ... story of a man who became one of the great figures of the twentieth ...
Author(s): Jonathan Eig
ISBN 13: 9780544435247
Pages: 640
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Title: Blitzed

A fast-paced, highly original history that uncovers the full extent of drug use in Nazi Germany--from Hitler's all-consuming reliance on a slew of substances, to the drugs that permeated the regime and played an integral role in Germany's ...
Author(s): Norman Ohler
ISBN 13: 9781328663795
Pages: 304
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Title: Killers of the Flower Moon

"Grann revisits a ... series of crimes in which dozens of people were murdered in cold blood. Based on years of research and ... new evidence, the book [outlines the steps that reveal] a series of sinister secrets and reversals.
Author(s): David Grann
ISBN 13: 9780385534246
Pages: 352
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Title: The Jersey Brothers

Documents the extraordinary story of three brothers in World War II, describing the rescue mission launched by the elder two when their youngest brother was declared missing in action in the Philippines.
Author(s): Sally Mott Freeman
ISBN 13: 9781501104145
Pages: 608
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Title: One Long Night

" In this harrowing work based on archival records and interviews during travel to four continents, Andrea Pitzer reveals for the first time the chronological and geopolitical history of concentration camps.
Author(s): Andrea Pitzer
ISBN 13: 9780316303590
Pages: 480
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Title: This Blessed Earth

Is there still a place for the farm in today's America?
Author(s): Ted Genoways
ISBN 13: 9780393292572
Pages: 240
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