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Henry's Men: And the Men Who Made Him

Tracy Borman · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Henry VIII is best known in history for his tempestuous marriages and the fates of his six wives. However, as acclaimed historian Tracy Borman makes clear in her illuminating new chronicle of Henry's life, his reign and reputation were hugely influenced by the men who surrounded and interacted...
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Queen Victoria: Daughter, Wife, Mother, Widow

Lucy Worsley · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The story of the queen who defied convention and defined an era Perhaps one of the best known of the English monarchs, Queen Victoria forever shaped a chapter of English history, bequeathing her name to the Victorian age. In Queen Victoria, Lucy Worsley introduces this iconic woman in a new light....
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Under the Trestle: The 1980 Disappearance of Gina Renee Hall & Virginia's First "No Body" Murder Trial.

Ron Peterson Jr. · iUniverse
Pages: 332
Format: Paperback

"Under The Trestle" is the true story of the most compelling murder case in Virginia history. In 1980, beautiful Gina Renee Hall, a Radford University freshman, went to a Virginia Tech nightclub on a Saturday night. She was never seen again. Her abandoned car was found parked...
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Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love

Dani Shapiro · Knopf
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The acclaimed and beloved author of Hourglass now gives us a new memoir about identity, paternity, and family secrets--a real-time exploration of the staggering discovery she recently made about her father, and her struggle to piece together the hidden story of her own life.What makes us who we are?...
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The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans, and the Birth of the Nation

Colin G Calloway · Oxford University Press
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

In this sweeping new biography, Colin Calloway uses the prism of George Washington's life to bring focus to the great Native leaders of his time--Shingas, Tanaghrisson, Bloody Fellow, Joseph Brant, Red Jacket, Little Turtle--and the tribes they represented: the Iroquois Confederacy,...
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Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray

Sabine Hossenfelder · Basic Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A contrarian argues that modern physicists' obsession with beauty has given us wonderful math but bad science Whether pondering black holes or predicting discoveries at CERN, physicists believe the best theories are beautiful, natural, and elegant, and this standard separates popular...
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Gene Machine: The Race to Decipher the Secrets of the Ribosome

Venki Ramakrishnan · Basic Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A Nobel Prize-winning biologist tells the riveting story of his race to discover the inner workings of biology's most important molecule"Ramakrishnan's writing is so honest, lucid and engaging that I could not put this book down until I had read to the very end."--Siddhartha...
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She Wants It: Desire, Power, and Toppling the Patriarchy

Jill Soloway · Crown Archetype
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From the creator of the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series Transparent, a poignant memoir of personal transformation set against the profound cultural upheaval and shifting power dynamics that continue to shape our society.In She Wants It, Jill Soloway takes us on a patriarchy-toppling...
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Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel's Classroom

Ariel Burger · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

In the vein of Tuesdays with Morrie, a devoted protégé and friend of one of the world's great thinkers takes us into the sacred space of the classroom, showing Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Elie Wiesel not only as an extraordinary human being, but as a master...
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A Mind Unraveled: A Memoir

KURT EICHENWALD · Ballantine Books
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

The compelling story of an acclaimed journalist and New York Times bestselling author's ongoing struggle with epilepsy - his torturous decision to keep his condition a secret to avoid discrimination, and his ensuing decades-long battle to not only survive, but to thrive.As a college...
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