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Last crossing of the Lusitania

Erik Larson · Crown Publishers
Pages: 430
Format: Print book

#1 New York Times Bestseller

From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania

On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country...
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King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa

Adam Hochschild · Houghton Mifflin; First Edition
Format: Hardcover

A colorful, provocative study of King Leopold II of Belgium's genocidal plunder of the Congo in the 1880s, as the European powers were colonizing Africa, reveals the heroic efforts that led to the first international human rights movement.
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Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

Craig Bartholomew-Strydom · Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Format: DVD

SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN tells the incredible true story of Rodriguez the greatest `70s rock icon who never was. After being discovered in a Detroit bar Rodriguez's sound struck 2 renowned producers and they signed a recording deal. But when the album bombed the singer disappeared into...
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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Rebecca Skloot · Crown Publishers
Pages: 369
Format: Print book

Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells - taken without her knowledge - became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first "immortal" human cells...
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The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World

Andrea Wulf · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

NATIONAL BEST SELLERFinalist -- Carnegie Medal for Excellence in NonfictionFinalist -- Kirkus Reviews Prize for NonfictionThe acclaimed author of Founding Gardeners reveals the forgotten life of Alexander von Humboldt, the visionary German naturalist whose ideas changed the way we see the natural...
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Chika: A Little Girl, an Earthquake, and the Making of a Family

Mitch Albom · Harper
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

"Mitch Albom has done it again with this moving memoir of love and loss. You can't help but fall for Chika. A page-turner that will no doubt become a classic." --Mary Karr, author of The Liars' Club and The Art of Memoir

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tuesdays...

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