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1774: The Long Year of Revolution

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From one of our most acclaimed and original colonial historians, a groundbreaking book tracing the critical "long year" of 1774 and the revolutionary change that took place from the Boston Tea Party and the First Continental Congress to the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

A WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR


In this masterly work of history, the culmination of more than four decades of research and thought, Mary Beth Norton looks at the sixteen months leading up to the clashes at Lexington and Concord in mid-April 1775. This was the critical, and often overlooked, period when colonists traditionally loyal to King George III began their discordant “discussions” that led them to their acceptance of the inevitability of war against the British Empire. Drawing extensively on pamphlets, newspapers, and personal correspondence, Norton reconstructs colonial political discourse as it took place throughout 1774. Late in the year, conservatives mounted a vigorous campaign criticizing the First Continental Congress. But by then it was too late. In early 1775, colonial governors informed officials in London that they were unable to thwart the increasing power of local committees and their allied provincial congresses. Although the Declaration of Independence would not be formally adopted until July 1776, Americans had in effect “declared independence ” even before the outbreak of war in April 1775 by obeying the decrees of the provincial governments they had elected rather than colonial officials appointed by the king. Norton captures the tension and drama of this pivotal year and foundational moment in American history and brings it to life as no other historian has done before.
 

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Disaster in the Desert: An Alternate History of El Alamein and Rommel's North Africa Campaign

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For fans of Philip K. Dick and Harry Turtledove, a World War II alternate history novel that imagines a victory for Germany’s Rommel in North Africa.

Summer 1942, and the war in the Middle East is in the balance. Rommel’s Axis forces are poised on the borders of Egypt and all that is needed is one last push. For that to succeed, Rommel needs supplies and for the Allies to be denied supplies. With Malta still active and disrupting the Axis shipping routes across the Mediterranean he is denied those supplies. Meanwhile, the Allied build-up continues, and Montgomery holds at El Alamein and then counter attacks. Rommel is pushed back and then, in a double blow, the Allies land in Tunisia. The collapse of North Africa leads to the invasion of Italy and contributes to the final Axis defeat.

But what if Rommel had won?

In this alternate history, Ken Delve proposes that with a few strategic changes by the Axis powers and poor decision by Allied Commanders, the outcome of could have been very different. In this scenario, the Allied invasion in Tunisia fails, Rommel defeats Montgomery and seizes Egypt, leaving the Germans well-placed to sweep up through the Middle East, capturing oil installations and joining up with German forces in Russia.
 

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Axis of Andes: World War Two in South America

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Berlin 1937, Adolph Hitler and his cabinet meet with representatives of the tiny Latin American nation of Ecuador. Three years later, the unfolding consequences of that fateful meeting plunge a continent into flames. What, in our history, was an almost bloodless brushfire conflict between Ecuador and Peru, escalates into a life and death struggle which spreads relentlessly to almost every country in South America, bringing death and destruction.

Axis of Andes is a stunning alternate history, exploring the baroque and tragic journey of Latin America from independence to the depression, and chronicling a dark history that might have been. A tiny change ends up altering the outcome of an election. Rippling outwards, Fascist movements gain more momentum, local politics unravel in new directions. Dominos cascade as the war spreads steadily, involving country after country in a death struggle.

Deep examinations of the history, societies and economies of each combatant reveal the underlying tensions and stresses, the fault lines and tectonic divides that drive the internal politics and international agendas of each combatant. We see scenes of the war and the combatants from their own perspective as the world falls apart around them. Written as both a history and as a series of compelling narratives,

The Axis of Andes is the first part of a two part Alternate History series which ultimately rewrites the map of South America. Volume One begins the war with the Invasion of Ecuador, the March on Lima, expanding to trench warfare between Peru and Chile, sea battles between Chile and Peru, and a jungle war slowly spreading through the interior.

Followed in July 2021, by The New World's War, chronicles the resulting Bolivian Civil war, Brazil's rain forest war and the inevitable engagement of Argentina, Paraguay, Columbia in the conflict. Over everything, the spectre of the United States, distracted by European and Asian theatres, looms darkly.
 

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NEW WORLD WAR: Part two of AXIS OF ANDES (World War Two in South America Book 2)

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Berlin 1937, Adolph Hitler and his cabinet meet with representatives of a tiny Latin American nation. Years later, the unfolding consequences of that fateful meeting plunge a continent into flames.

New World War concludes the saga begun in Axis of Andes. These stunning alternate histories explore the baroque and tragic journey of Latin America from independence to the depression, and chronicling a dark history that might have been.

In Axis of Andes, a tiny change alters the outcome of an election. Rippling outwards, Fascist movements gain more momentum, local politics unravel in new directions. What in our history was a small brushfire war between Ecuador and Peru becomes a death struggle as a prepared Ecuador fights back. As the world looks on, Chile attacks Peru, the Andean wars begin and the conflict brings invasions, counter-invasions, trench war, sea battles and brutal contests extending from mountains to rain forests.

New World War shows us the Andean powers stalemated and growing desperate. None of them have the power to knock their adversaries out of the war. Instead, one by one other nations are drawn in as the warring nations seek advantage, Bolivia falls into civil war as Peru and Chile invade. Beyond the Andes mountains, in the headwaters and tributaries to the Amazon, dueling riverboats and jungle fighters from Ecuador and Peru blunder into Brazil, and in the north and south, Argentina and Colombia meddle for their own advantage.

New World War is written both as a history and as a series of compelling narratives. It features deep examinations of the societies and economies of each combatant, and exploring the underlying tensions and stresses, the fault lines and tectonic divides that drive the internal politics and international agendas of each combatant. Away from the big pictures, we see scenes of the war and the combatants from their own perspective as the world falls apart around them.

The Axis of Andes and New World War is a thrilling, yet scholarly, Alternate History series which ultimately rewrites the map of South America.
 

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World War II : An Alternate History

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Few subjects have more books written about than World War II. There is much discussion about two questions. Did we know the attack was coming and if we did, why didn't we defend Pearl better. Most of these ignore what happened in the remainder of the Pacific. I ask a different question, what would have happened if we had met the attack in force.
 

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Marcel's Letters: A Font and the Search for One Man's Fate

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Finalist for the 2018 Minnesota Book Award
A graphic designer’s search for inspiration leads to a cache of letters and the mystery of one man’s fate during World War II.


Seeking inspiration for a new font design in an antique store in small-town Stillwater, Minnesota, graphic designer Carolyn Porter stumbled across a bundle of letters and was immediately drawn to their beautifully expressive pen-and-ink handwriting. She could not read the letters—they were in French—but she noticed all of them had been signed by a man named Marcel and mailed from Berlin to his family in France during the middle of World War II.

As Carolyn grappled with designing the font, she decided to have one of Marcel’s letters translated. Reading it opened a portal to a different time, and what began as mere curiosity quickly became an obsession with finding out why the letter writer, Marcel Heuzé, had been in Berlin, how his letters came to be on sale in a store halfway around the world, and, most importantly, whether he ever returned to his beloved wife and daughters after the war.

Marcel’s Letters is the incredible story of Carolyn’s increasingly desperate search to uncover the mystery of one man’s fate during WWII, seeking answers across Germany, France, and the United States. Simultaneously, she continues to work on what would become the acclaimed P22 Marcel font, immortalizing the man and his letters that waited almost seventy years to be reunited with his family.
 

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The Antiheroes: The world needed heroes...It got them instead.

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The world needed heroes...It got them instead.A swordsman past his prime who has vowed to never wield a blade again.A mage who’d rather throw fists than fireballs and thinks magic is for sissies.An assassin who grows sick at the sight of blood.And a man with a pet squirrel he believes to be an ancient god from long ago.An evil has risen in the land, one that, if not dealt with, threatens to start a war which would include the gods themselves. To counter it, the realm must call on its greatest heroes, its most courageous adventurers. Unfortunately, those great heroes, those brave adventurers, are all busy—being dead mostly. So it is left to Dannen Ateran, known in his youth as the Bloody Butcher but, more recently as the passed-out drunk at the table in the corner, to lead his companions against an army of the dead. They are not heroes. But perhaps they just might do.The Antiheroes is the first book in a new epic fantasy series by bestselling author Jacob Peppers. It is a tale of fast-paced action, swordfights, magic, and humor. Think you can't laugh at undead armies and battles of life and death? Come find out.
 

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Breaker Marine (Star Breaker Book 1)

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As a breaker, she was destined to live a hard life serving the whims of galactic corporations. As an Earth Alliance Marine, she has a chance to change the balance of power in the galaxy.

A military sci-fi adventure from Amazon All-Star author James David Victor

Holly Cropper grew up as a Breaker, mining the outer reaches of space. Now, she’s an up-and-coming lieutenant in the Earth Alliance Marines. Her mission: keep the peace and help humanity survive in the endless darkness of space. When a distress call comes in from a large mining vessel, her orderly world gets turned upside down. What starts with a simple pirate takeover turns into a hostile alien invasion. This Breaker Marine and her small team might be the only thing standing between humanity and annihilation at the hands of ancient aliens.

Breaker Marine is the first book in the Star Breaker series. If you like fast-paced space adventures with interesting characters who battle aliens, evil corporations, and space pirates, Holly Cropper and her team of Marines are ready to share their epic adventure with you.
 

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Star Force: Origin Series Box Set (1-4): An Empire Building Military Space Opera Adventure (Star Force Universe Book 1)

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The Star Force Universe has over 160 million KU pages read and 200,000+ sales to date.

Earth is not what you think it is. We are not the masters of this planet, rather the discarded slaves of a galactic empire that abandoned this border colony during a civil war. A few elite Zen'zat were left behind accidentally, marooned to die here and under strict orders to never reproduce and pass on their genetic superpowers...but when their masters unknowingly exiled them on this war-torn planet they chose to disobey, and the Human race is the result of that disobedience.

Zen'zat were never meant to reproduce, and because of that the genetic superpowers gradually got watered down and went dormant after enough generations, meaning Humanity has a genetic legacy buried inside waiting to be discovered...but that same legacy puts a death mark on us should the V'kit'no'sat Empire ever return to claim its lost border colonies. For if they find us here, alive without their permission, they will exterminate us all.

Fortunately for us, an archaeological expedition in Antarctica stumbles onto a pyramid buried under the ice, and inside it the Pegasus Corporation finds the truth about our past along with a battle station of mind boggling power testifying to how advanced the V'kit'no'sat truly are...along with the fact that we've seen them before. Their skeletons at least. For Humanity has hilariously misinterpreted the discovery of Dinosaur bones as belonging to extinct animals rather than the war corpses of the V'kit'no'sat conglomerate of races to whom the Zen'zat serve as slaves across the inner half of this galaxy.

The Pegasus CEO knows Earths' nations will squabble and war over the findings, so he keeps them hidden while starting a new corporation whose purpose is to facilitate the colonization of space using new breakthroughs in technology that are actually the merest tidbits of the pyramid tech being reverse-engineered. This new corporation becomes vastly rich, but faced with an untenable dilemma. The V'kit'no'sat could return at any time and destroy us all, and even if they do not, we are so far behind a galactic empire with more than a million planets worth of Dinosaurs and their slaves, how could we ever hope to grow strong enough to survive that kind of power?

Baby steps. Right now Earth can't even evacuate if we're found, for we don't have interstellar travel, let alone a moon base as Humanity stupidly sits on Earth playing politics. So the Pegasus CEO gives his new corporation a secret mandate: Advance Earth's capabilities as fast and as far as possible, while slowly building up a military in secret to deal with the other alien threats in our neighborhood that are just as deadly to such a weak world as Earth. Give Humanity the means to defend itself against them while always keeping an eye on the distant threat. The impossible threat that we must somehow find a way to survive where countless other races have failed and been wiped from the face of the galaxy for far less offenses than illegal reproduction.

The war between Humans and Dinosaurs is coming one day, and Earth's only hope is a small, but fast growing multi-national corporation known as Star Force.
 

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Death Becomes Her (The Kurtherian Gambit Book 1)

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What you thought you knew about Vampires and Werewolves is wrong...so very, very, wrong.
A thousand years of effort to keep the UnknownWorld hidden is unraveling and the Patriarch is tired. He needs to find someone to take over.

One dying woman might be the ace-in-the-hole he needs.

Her name is Bethany Anne.

She might also be the one person needed to save humanity.

If she is willing to change, will she pass the turning? If she survives the turning, will she be powerful and how will she handle those who now want her dead?

Unknown, untested and untried she sets out to accomplish the impossible while forging a new future. One that no one knew was in danger.

The universe might forever be changed in her wake.

They say a dress can make a woman, but in this case, the dress is Death, and Death Becomes Her very well indeed.
 

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The Line Unbroken: A Kurtherian Gambit Series (Birth Of Magic Book 1)

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In the brief pause between apocalypses, one woman standing for honor, courage, and commitment will bring the UnknownWorld back from the brink.

WWDE+210 – Earth is silent.


Sarah Jennifer Walton had turned her back on humanity after losing everything.

Now she’s their only hope.

Civilization has fallen in all but a few places as the Madness ravages Europe and Asia. America is the last holdout against the corruption causing nanocytes to malfunction.

Bethany Anne is far away fighting for the survival of the entire universe, unaware that her technology has turned on humanity.

Earth needs a protector from Bethany Anne’s line, and the Kurtherian Lilith has found her champion.

Sarah Jennifer might not be Bethany Anne’s last blood descendant on Earth, but she’s the only one with the ability to unite Salem’s Weres and magic users and shape them into a force capable of facing the Madness head on.
 

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Just Desserts (A Savannah Reid Mystery Book 1)

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She's got a Dixie Peach complexion and a gold detective's shield. She's Savannah Reid, a big, sexy southern sleuth who believes in enjoying life to the fullest. She likes good friends, good food, and catching bad guys. . .not necessarily in that order.

Georgia-born Detective Sergeant Reid is in her element cruising for crime in one of Southern California's most exclusive enclaves. . .until a shocking murder rouses San Carmelita from its star-studded stupor--and places Savannah in the center of a sensational case that soon erupts into a media feeding frenzy.

With suspects abounding--and a cast of characters that includes an ex-CIA agent and a computer genius with the technology to take the case into the 21st century--Savannah finds herself sifting through a nasty mess of sex, adultery and down-and-dirty politics that could prove the creme de la creme of her detecting career. If she can use her own appetite for justice to unmask a cunning killer.
 

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Cemetery Lake: A Thriller (Christchurch Noir Crime Series)

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A chilling case of unsolved murders and mistaken identities unravels when a lake in a Christchurch cemetery releases its grip on the murky past in this exciting crime thriller from the internationally bestselling author of The Laughterhouse.

Cemetery Lake begins in a cold and rainy graveyard, where Private Detective Theodore Tate is overseeing an exhumation—a routine job for the weathered former cop. But when doubts are raised about the identity of the body found in the coffin, the case takes a sinister turn. Tate knows he should walk away and let his former colleagues on the police force deal with it, but his strong sense of justice intervenes.

Complicating matters are a few loose ends from Tate’s past. Even good guys have secrets, and Tate thought his were dead and buried for good. With time running out and a violent killer lurking, will he manage to stay one step ahead of the police, or will his truth be unearthed?
 

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Prodigal: A Supernatural Crime Thriller (Dead Hollow Book 1)

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It’s happening again. And either Adam’s crazy, or he’s a kidnapped child’s only hope.
Drifter Adam Rutledge is haunted by his childhood, by how helpless he felt when his best friend was abducted and how terrifying it was to see the boy’s fate in his nightmares.

Twenty years later Adam is shaken by a vivid dream, one powerful enough to send him back to Cold Springs. But his Appalachian hometown never lost its mistrust of the orphaned boy who drew heartache like a lightning rod. Especially now that another child has been taken.

To find the missing girl, Adam must dig deep and solve the riddle of his own tragic past. When his efforts unleash visions he’s spent decades burying, his sanity stretches to the breaking point. And all the while, a man is watching and waiting in the shadows.

A madman who means to kill him.

Prodigal is the first book in the Dead Hollow psychic suspense trilogy. If you like crime thrillers with authentic characters and a dash of paranormal, then you’ll love Judy K. Walker’s haunting series.
 

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Winterkill (A Joe Pickett Novel Book 3)

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Joe Pickett’s pursuit of a killer through the rugged mountains of Wyoming takes a horrifying turn when his beloved foster daughter is kidnapped in this thriller in the #1 New York Times bestselling series.

It's an hour away from darkness, a bitter winter storm is raging, and Joe Pickett is deep in the forest edging Battle Mountain, shotgun in his left hand, his truck's detached steering wheel handcuffed to his right—and Lamar Gardiner's arrow-riddled corpse splayed against the tree in front of him. Lamar's murder and the sudden onslaught of the snowstorm warn: Get off the mountain. But Joe knows this episode is far from over. And when his own daughter gets caught up in his hunt for the killer, Joe will stop at nothing to get her back...
 

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The Sixes: A Novel

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Phoebe Hall’s Manhattan life is unexpectedly derailed off the fast track when her long-term boyfriend leaves her just as she is accused of plagiarizing her latest bestselling celebrity biography. Looking for a quiet place to pick up the pieces, Phoebe jumps at the offer to teach at a small private college run by her former boarding school roommate and close friend Glenda in a sleepy Pennsylvania town.

But behind the campus’s quiet cafés and looming maple trees lies something darker. The body of a junior co-ed washes up from the nearby river, and soon rumors begin to swirl of of past crimes and abuses wrought by a disturbing secret society known as The Sixes.

Determined to find answers and help Glenda, Phoebe secretly embarks on a search for clues—a quest that soon raises dark memories of her own boarding school days. Plunging deeper into danger with every step, Phoebe knows she’s close to unmasking a killer. But with truth comes a deeply terrifying revelation: the past can’t be outrun . . . and starting over can be a crime punishable by death.
 

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SS Assassins (Sgt. Dunn Novels Book 12)

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill agree to meet each other on the Mediterranean Sea’s island of Sardinia. They have no idea the Nazi SS knows all about it.

Meanwhile, the 15th Air Force, based in Italy, discovers that the Germans have installed a new, high range and extremely accurate radar system in the Alps right on the flight path the bombers use on their way deep into Germany. It will provide early warning to the Luftwaffe and there are hundreds of newly installed flak cannons there as well. U.S. Army Master Sergeant Tom Dunn and his squad of lethal Rangers are tasked with destroying the radar site, which is located on a mountain peak 7,000 feet high.

Intelligence discovers that the Germans are using two Swedish flagged cargo ships to refuel and rearm their U-Boats, which are still running amok in the North Atlantic. British Commando Sergeant Major Malcolm Saunders and his squad are to travel to the neutral country, board the ships, and sink them. And, of course, escape.

The private conference between Roosevelt and Churchill to detail the rest of the war in Europe, where the Allies are making good progress against the Germans, is underway.

Allied Intelligence learns that a sizable German force has secretly landed on the island with orders to assassinate both the president and prime minister. Because it’s too late to move them from their thought-to-be-secret villa, Dunn and Saunders, having recently returned from their earlier missions, are suddenly cast into the role of a head of state protection detail, joining the U.S. Secret Service and Churchill’s famed bodyguards. Can the two men set up a defense at the villa in time to save the lives of the two most powerful leaders of the free western world?

In SS Assassins, book twelve of the Sgt. Dunn Novel series, Munsterman masterfully blends history with fiction and provides readers with an action-packed can’t-put-it-down paced novel.
 

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The Eleventh Hour (The Destroyer Book 70)

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This might be the end. Gravely injured in a collapsing inferno, Chiun isn’t recovering, and asks Remo to take him back to the village of Sinanju so he can live out his final days in peace. This may be the moment Remo has been training for, yet becoming the Master of Sinanju will mean giving up the country he has loved. Then again, it seems that America has sold Sinaju’s contract to the Russians… strange things are afoot in the Eleventh Hour.

Remo Williams is The Destroyer, an all-American cop recruited—through highly unorthodox methods—to serve in CURE, a covert government organization. Trained in the esoteric martial art of Sinanju by his aged Korean mentor, Chiun, Remo is America's last line of defense against mad scientists, organized crime, ancient undead gods, and anything else that threatens the Constitution. An action-adventure series leavened with social and political satire, the Destroyer novels have been thrilling readers worldwide for decades.
 

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon

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The U.S. Army’s Special Forces are known for their highly specialized training and courage behind enemy lines. But there’s a group that’s even more stealthy and deadly. It’s comprised of the most feared operators on the face of the earth—the soldiers of Ghost Recon.
 

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The Grandees: America's Sephardic Elite

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The New World’s earliest Jewish immigrants and their unique, little-known history: A New York Times bestseller from the author of Life at the Dakota.

In 1654, twenty-three Jewish families arrived in New Amsterdam (now New York) aboard a French privateer. They were the Sephardim, members of a proud orthodox sect that had served as royal advisors and honored professionals under Moorish rule in Spain and Portugal but were then exiled from their homeland by intolerant monarchs. A small, closed, and intensely private community, the Sephardim soon established themselves as businessmen and financiers, earning great wealth. They became powerful forces in society, with some, like banker Haym Salomon, even providing financial support to George Washington’s army during the American Revolution.

Yet despite its major role in the birth and growth of America, this extraordinary group has remained virtually impenetrable and unknowable to outsiders. From author of “Our Crowd” Stephen Birmingham, The Grandees delves into the lives of the Sephardim and their historic accomplishments, illuminating the insulated world of these early Americans. Birmingham reveals how these families, with descendants including poet Emma Lazarus, Barnard College founder Annie Nathan Meyer, and Supreme Court Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo, influenced—and continue to influence—American society.
 
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