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Emperor: The Gates of Rome: A Novel of Julius Caesar

Conn Iggulden - Delta; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

From the author of the bestselling The Dangerous Book for Boys   Sweeping us into a realm of tyrants and slaves, of dark intrigues and seething passions, Conn Iggulden brings us a magnificent novel of ancient Rome—and of the early years of a man who would become the most powerful...
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The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II

Robert P Watson - Da Capo Press
Pages: 292
Format: Print book

Built in 1927, the German ocean liner SS Cap Arcona was the greatest ship since the RMS Titanic and one of the most celebrated luxury liners in the world. When the Nazis seized control in Germany, she was stripped down for use as a floating barracks and troop transport. Later,...
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Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team

Steve Sheinkin - Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover

"Sheinkin has made a career of finding extraordinary stories in American history." -- The New York Times Book Review

Undefeated: Jim Thorpe and the Carlisle Indian School Football Team is an astonishing underdog sports story -- and more. It's an unflinching...

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Native Son

Richard Wright - Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Pages: 544
Format: Paperback

Now an HBO Film!

"If one had to identify the single most influential shaping force in modern Black literary history, one would probably have to point to Wright and the publication of Native Son." - Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Right from the start, Bigger Thomas had been...

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The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia

Candace Fleming - Schwartz & Wade
Pages: 292
Format: Hardcover

"[A] superb history.... In these thrilling, highly readable pages, we meet Rasputin, the shaggy, lecherous mystic...; we visit the gilded ballrooms of the doomed aristocracy; and we pause in the sickroom of little Alexei, the hemophiliac heir who, with his parents and four sisters,...
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The Port Chicago 50: Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights

Steve Sheinkin - Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 200
Format: Hardcover

An astonishing civil rights story from Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin.
On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring...

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Potter Craft Books-Once Upon A Knit

Genevieve Miller - Random House Inc
Format: Paperback

RANDOM HOUSE-Potter Craft Books Once Upon A Knit Iconic fairy- tale characters from storybooks movies and television inspire this collection of magical knitting patterns perfect for modern knights villains and princesses This book contains twenty-eight grimm and glamorous fairy-tale projects...
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Night Witches: A Novel of World War Two

KATHRYN LASKY - Scholastic Press
Pages: 211
Format: Hardcover

16-year-old Valya knows what it feels like to fly. She's a pilot who's always felt more at home soaring through the sky than down on earth. But since the Germans surrounded Stalingrad, Valya's been forced to stay on the ground and watch her city crumble.

When her mother is killed...
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Housekeeping: A Novel

Marilynne Robinson - Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the PenHemingway AwardA modern classic, Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, the eccentric and remote...
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Echo

Pam MunÌ?oz Ryan - Scholastic Press
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

Winner of a 2016 Newbery Honor, ECHO pushes the boundaries of genre, form, and storytelling innovation.

Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica.
...
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Salt to the Sea

Ruta Sepetys - Philomel Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Bestseller and winner of the Carnegie Medal! "Masterfully crafted" - The Wall Street Journal

For readers of Between Shades of Gray and All the Light We Cannot See, Ruta Sepetys returns to WWII in this epic novel that shines a light...
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Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune

Pamela S Turner - Charlesbridge
Pages: 236
Format: Print book

Minamoto Yoshitsune should not have been a samurai. But his story is legend in this real-life saga.

This epic warrior tale reads like a novel, but this is the true story of the greatest samurai in Japanese history.

When Yoshitsune was just a baby, his father went to war with...
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The Book of Unknown Americans: A novel

Cristina Henríquez - Random House Inc
Pages: 285
Format: Hardcover

"A triumph of storytelling. Henríquez pulls us into the lives of her characters with such mastery that we hang on to them just as fiercely as they hang on to one another and their dreams. This passionate, powerful novel will stay with you long after you've turned the final page."...
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Frank: The Voice

James Kaplan - Doubleday; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Bestselling author James Kaplan redefines Frank Sinatra in a triumphant new biography that includes many rarely seen photographs. Frank Sinatra was the best-known entertainer of the twenti­eth century - infinitely charismatic, lionized and notori­ous in equal measure. But despite his mammoth...
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The Bitter Side of Sweet

Tara Sullivan - G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

For fans of Linda Sue Park and A Long Way Gone, two young boys must escape a life of slavery in modern-day Ivory Coast

Fifteen-year-old Amadou counts the things that matter. For two years what has mattered are the number of cacao pods he and his younger brother, Seydou,...

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Most Dangerous: Daniel Ellsberg and the Secret History of the Vietnam War

Steve Sheinkin - Roaring Brook Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

This captivating nonfiction investigation of the Pentagon Papers has captured widespread critical acclaim, including features in The Washington Post and on NPR, selection as a 2015 National Book Award finalist, and selection as winner of the 2016 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction...

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Looking Backward 2000-1887 (Oxford World's Classics)

Edward Bellamy - Oxford University Press
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Julian West, a feckless aristocrat living in Boston in 1887, plunges into a deep hypnotic sleep. When he wakes up in the year 2000, America has been turned into a rigorously centralized democratic society in which everything is controlled by a humane and efficient state. In little more...
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Baby Knits Made Easy

DK Publishing - DK ADULT
Format: Book

From a sweet bobble pom-pom hat and charming mittens, to a Fair Isle jumper and cuddly rabbit toy, Baby Knits Made Easy shares more than 50 easy projects for knitters. Beginners will welcome the techniques overview, as well as projects that can be whipped out in just a few hours, while...
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Genghis: Birth of an Empire

Conn Iggulden - Delacorte Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the bestselling The Dangerous Book for Boys He was born Temujin the son of a khan raised in a clan of hunters migrating across the rugged steppe Temujinrsquos young life was shaped by a series of brutal acts the betrayal of his father by a neighboring tribe and the abandonment...
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Barefoot Contessa Back to Basics: Fabulous Flavor from Simple Ingredients

Ina Garten - Clarkson Potter
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

BRAND NEW 2008 HARDBACK EDITION. SOME SHELFWEAR MARKS.MAY HAVE A BLACK REMAINDER MARK.
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