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Day 5: Through the Decades

A surprise selection of non-fiction book deals that amplify history.

Today, we've selected a list of bestsellers, award winners, and other must-read books that span the decades – and centuries – for our 12 Days of Deals sale. Whether you're a student of Civil War history or enthusiastic reader of royal biographies, you'll find a new book to add to your collection, starting at $2.99.

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Buy A Thousand Days at Amazon

A Thousand Days

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Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. served as special assistant to President John F. Kennedy throughout his presidency—from the long and grueling campaign to Kennedy’s tragic and unexpected assassination by Lee Harvey Oswald. In A Thousand Days, Schlesinger combines intimate knowledge as one of President Kennedy’s inner circle with sweeping research and historic context to provide a look at one of the most legendary presidential administrations in American history.

Deal Price: $2.99

Buy Sherman's March at Amazon

Sherman's March

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Weaving together hundreds of eyewitness accounts, bestselling author Burke Davis tells the story of this infamous episode from the perspective of the Union soldiers and the Confederate men and women who stood in their path. Eloquent, heartrending, and vastly informative, Sherman’s March brilliantly examines one of the most polarizing figures in American military history and offers priceless insights into the enduring legacy of the Civil War.

Deal Price: $2.99

Buy American Nuremberg at Amazon

American Nuremberg

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Between 1945 and 1949, the United States and its allies put nearly two hundred Nazi war criminals on trial, a towering political achievement that established the legitimacy of international law. Philosopher and ethicist Rebecca Gordon argues that America must now either apply the same principles to its own officials or risk undoing its legacy as leader of the free world.

Deal Price: $2.99

Buy Queen of Scots at Amazon

Queen of Scots

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National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist: A biography, “as enthralling as a detective story,” of the woman who reigned over sixteenth-century Scotland (The New York Times).

Deal Price: $2.99

Buy The Day the World Ended at Amazon

The Day the World Ended

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The true story of a horrifying natural disaster—and the corruption that made it worse—by the New York Times–bestselling authors of Voyage of the Damned.

Deal Price: $2.99

The Day the World Ended

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Buy The Complete Titanic Chronicles at Amazon

The Complete Titanic Chronicles

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Together for the first time, Walter Lord’s classic bestseller A Night to Remember and his subsequent study The Night Lives On offer remarkable insight into the maritime catastrophe that continues to fascinate and horrify a full century later.

Deal Price: $3.99

The Complete Titanic Chronicles

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Buy Invasion Diary at Amazon

Invasion Diary

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A dramatic and richly detailed chronicle of the Allied invasions of Sicily and Italy from one of America’s greatest war correspondents.

Deal Price: $1.99

Invasion Diary

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Buy The King of Sting at Amazon

The King of Sting

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He started out as a crook—and ended up busting them—in this true “high-flying, adrenaline-filled story with the feel of the movie The Sting” (Booklist).

Deal Price: $2.99

The King of Sting

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Buy The Songlines at Amazon

The Songlines

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Part travelogue, part memoir, part novel, The Songlines is one of Bruce Chatwin’s final—and most ambitious—works. From the author of the bestselling In Patagonia and On the Black Hill, a sweeping exploration of a landscape, a people, and one man’s history, it is the sort of book that changes the reader forever.

Deal Price: $2.99

The Songlines

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Buy Let Me Finish at Amazon

Let Me Finish

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In Let Me Finish, Angell reflects on a remarkable life (while admitting to not really remembering the essentials) and on its influences large and small—from growing up in Prohibition-era New York, to his boyhood romance with baseball, to crossing paths with such twentieth-century luminaries as Babe Ruth, John Updike, Joe DiMaggio, S.J. Perelman, and W. Somerset Maugham. He discusses his dread of Christmas, a revealing recurring dream, and his stepfather, E.B. White. He recalls glorious images from the movies he saw as a child (for which Angell has a nearly encyclopedic memory), the sheer bliss of sailing off the coast of Maine, and the even greater pleasure of heading home to the perfect 6 p.m. vodka martini.

Deal Price: $1.99

Let Me Finish

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Published on 07 Dec 2017

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