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Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War Years and After, 1939-1962

Blanche Wiesen Cook · Viking
Pages: 688
Format: Print book

"Outstanding ... A winning concluding volume in a series that does for Eleanor Roosevelt what Robert Caro has done for Lyndon Johnson." -Kirkus Reviews, Starred ReviewThe final volume in the definitive biography of America's greatest first lady.Historians, politicians, critics,...
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The English and Their History

Robert Tombs · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 1040
Format: Hardcover

Robert Tombs's momentous The English and Their History is both a startlingly fresh and a uniquely inclusive account of the people who have a claim to be the oldest nation in the world. The English first came into existence as an idea, before they had a common ruler and before the country...
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Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill

Candice Millard · Doubleday
Pages: 381
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic and The River of Doubt, a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War At age twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime...
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His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt

Joseph Lelyveld · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

From the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author, an intimate and hugely insightful account of Roosevelt's final months of life, when, despite a dire medical prognosis, he was determined to be re-elected, deal with Stalin, and bring the war to a successful conclusion. Franklin D. Roosevelt...
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Standard Deviation: A novel

Katherine Heiny · Vintage
Pages: 337
Format: eBook

TheSkimm's Best of Skimm Reads NPR's Guide to Great Reads The Washington Post's 50 Notable Works of Fiction of the YearMinnesota Public Radio's The Best Books to Give and Get: Fiction Picks of the YearAn uproarious novel ("Both heart-piercing and, crucially, very funny." - Louise...
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Standard Deviation: A novel

Katherine Heiny · Vintage
Pages: 337
Format: eBook

TheSkimm's Best of Skimm Reads NPR's Guide to Great Reads The Washington Post's 50 Notable Works of Fiction of the YearMinnesota Public Radio's The Best Books to Give and Get: Fiction Picks of the YearAn uproarious novel ("Both heart-piercing and, crucially, very funny." - Louise...
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Jook joint

Tee Franklin · Image. Oct. 3 2018
Format: Paperback

TEE FRANKLIN (BINGO LOVE) and ALITHA E. MARTINEZ (Black Panther: World of Wakanda) team up for a timely horror series from the Deep South! Mahalia runs the hottest spot in all of 1950s New Orleans. The Jook Joint keeps the jazz popping, people bopping… and the women? The women are to die for....
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Jook Joint

Tee Franklin · Image comics. October 3, 2018
Format: Paperback

TEE FRANKLIN (BINGO LOVE) and ALITHA E. MARTINEZ (Black Panther: World of Wakanda) team up for a timely horror series from the Deep South! Mahalia runs the hottest spot in all of 1950s New Orleans. The Jook Joint keeps the jazz popping, people bopping… and the women? The women are to die for....
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The Pipe Organ

Jane Orcutt · Guideposts
Format: Book

The church board is up in arms over Grace Chapel's wheezing, dilapidated, old pipe organ. In order to replace the organ with an electronic one, Louise organizes a fund-raiser that involves the whole town, but she can't help but hope and pray for some way to save the old organ by repairing...
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Blackbird

Sam Humphries and Jen Bartel · Image Comics
Format: Paperback

In this neo-noir fantasy, Nina Rodriguez is positive that a secret magic world ruled by ruthless cabals is hiding just beneath the veneer of Los Angeles. The problem: everyone thinks she's crazy. The bigger problem: she's not crazy - she's right. Can she unravel the mystery before the Great...
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The Pipe Organ

Jane Orcutt · Guideposts
Format: Book

The church board is up in arms over Grace Chapel's wheezing, dilapidated, old pipe organ. In order to replace the organ with an electronic one, Louise organizes a fund-raiser that involves the whole town, but she can't help but hope and pray for some way to save the old organ by repairing...
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Small-Town Reality

Carolyne Aarsen · Guideposts
Format: Book

When Jane lands a spot for Louise on a makeover show at Betty Dunkle’s beauty parlor, will Louise be willing to change her style? Meanwhile, Elwood Swigart starts controversy in Acorn Hill by creating a rival tabloid newspaper to the established one already in circulation. Will the town...
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An Iron Wind: Europe Under Hitler

Peter Fritzsche · Basic Books
Pages: 376
Format: Print book

World War II reached into the homes and lives of ordinary people in an unprecedented way. Civilians made up the vast majority of those killed by war. On Europe's home front, the war brought the German blitzkrieg, followed by long occupations and the racial genocide of the Holocaust. In An Iron...
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New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America

Wendy Warren · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

The most important work on seventeenth-century New England in a generation. In the tradition of Edmund S. Morgan, whose American Slavery, American Freedom revolutionized colonial history, a new generation of historians is fundamentally rewriting America's beginnings. Nowhere is this...
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White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

Nancy Isenberg · Viking
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestseller A New York Times Notable and Critics' Top Book of 2016Longlisted for the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for NonfictionOne of NPR's 10 Best Books Of 2016 Faced Tough Topics Head OnNPR's Book Concierge Guide To 2016's Great ReadsSan Francisco Chronicle's Best...
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The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914

Richard J Evans · Viking
Pages: 928
Format: Print book

From the bestselling author of The Third Reich at War, a masterly account of Europe in the age of its global hegemony; the latest volume in the Penguin History of Europe series Richard J. Evans, bestselling historian of Nazi Germany, returns with a monumental new addition to the acclaimed...
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In the Land of Giants: A Journey Through the Dark Ages

Max Adams · Pegasus Books
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

A cultural exploration of the Dark Age landscapes of Britain that poses a significant question: Is the modern world simply the realization of our ancient past? The five centuries between the end of Roman Britain and the death of Alfred the Great have left few voices save a handful of chroniclers,...
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