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Alexander Hamilton
The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777
These Truths: A History of the United States
The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington (B&N Exclusive)
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West (B&N Exclusive Edition)
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Our Man: Richard Holbrooke and the End of the American Century
Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
Churchill: Walking with Destiny
Leadership: In Turbulent Times
Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives in World War II
Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America
Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow

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The Choice: Embrace the Possible
Unfreedom of the Press
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West (B&N Exclusive Edition)
The Spies Who Never Were: The True Story of the Nazi Spies Who Were Actually Allied Double Agents
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II
The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777
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A History of the World in 6 Glasses
Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster
Wagons West: The Epic Story of America's Overland Trails
Man's Search for Meaning - with New Foreward
Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations
War and Peace: FDR's Final Odyssey: D-Day to Yalta, 1943-1945
The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington
Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster

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The Wright Brothers
Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt
The Path between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
John Adams
The Johnstown Flood
The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For
Truman
Brave Companions: Portraits in History
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris

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Unfreedom of the Press
The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West (B&N Exclusive Edition)
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II
The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777
Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations
War and Peace: FDR's Final Odyssey: D-Day to Yalta, 1943-1945
Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II
One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission That Flew Us to the Moon
Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man
Crimes and Cover-ups in American Politics: 1776-1963
Every Man a Hero: A Memoir of D-Day, the First Wave at Omaha Beach, and a World at War
The Plaza: The Secret Life of America's Most Famous Hotel
Sacred Duty: A Soldier's Tour at Arlington National Cemetery
Appeasement: Chamberlain, Hitler, Churchill, and the Road to War

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Alone at Dawn: Medal of Honor Recipient John Chapman and the Untold Story of the World's Deadliest Special Operations Force
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Crusaders: The Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands Pre-Order Now
Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth Pre-Order Now
The Way I Heard It Pre-Order Now
Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead Pre-Order Now
Three Women Pre-Order Now
Sam Houston and the Alamo Avengers: The Texas Victory That Changed American History Pre-Order Now
Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come Pre-Order Now
Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties
Mythos Pre-Order Now
So You Want to Talk about Race Pre-Order Now
Leadership: In Turbulent Times Pre-Order Now
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom Pre-Order Now
Waffen-SS: Hitler's Army at War

D-Day & the Battle of Normandy 75th Anniversary

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A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II
The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II
Every Man a Hero: A Memoir of D-Day, the First Wave at Omaha Beach, and a World at War
D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II
Normandy '44: D-Day and the Epic 77-Day Battle for France
The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day, June 6, 1944
D-Day, June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II
Soldier, Sailor, Frogman, Spy, Airman, Gangster, Kill or Die: How the Allies Won on D-Day
Sand and Steel: The D-Day Invasion and the Liberation of France
The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945 (Liberation Trilogy, Volume 3)
Forgotten: The Untold Story of D-Day's Black Heroes, at Home and at War
Big Week: The Biggest Air Battle of World War II
D-Day: The Battle for Normandy
D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy, 1944 [The Young Readers Adaptation]
Overlord: D-Day and the Battle for Normandy