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The Caesar of Paris: Napoleon Bonaparte, Rome, and the Artistic Obsession that Shaped an Empire

Susan Jaques · Pegasus Books
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

A monumental cultural history of Napoleon Bonaparte's fascination with antiquity and how it shaped Paris' artistic landscape.Napoleon is one of history's most fascinating figures. But his complex relationship with Rome -- both with antiquity and his contemporary conflicts with...
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Ian Fleming and Operation Golden Eye: Keeping Spain out of World War II

Mark Simmons · Casemate
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

This book tells the story of the various Allied operations and schemes instigated to keep Spain and Portugal out of WWII, which included the widespread bribery of high ranking Spanish officials and the duplicity of Admiral Wilhelm Canaris, head of the Abwehr.Ian Fleming and Alan Hillgarth...
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Thomas Cromwell: A Revolutionary Life

Diarmaid MacCulloch · Viking
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

The long-awaited biography of the genius who masterminded Henry VIII's bloody revolution in government, based on a decade of original archival research, which reveals at last Cromwell's role in the downfall of Anne Boleyn"This a book that - and it's not often you can say this...
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Beyond the Call: Three Women on the Front Lines in Afghanistan

EILEEN RIVERS · Da Capo Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A riveting account of three women who fought shoulder-to-shoulder with men in Afghanistan and worked with local women to restore their lives and village communitiesThey marched under the heat with 40-pound rucksacks on their backs. They fired M16s out of the windows of military vehicles,...
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A Dream Called Home: A Memoir

Reyna Grande · Atria Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

An inspiring new memoir from Reyna Grande, the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and national bestselling author of The Distance Between Us, about her quest for belonging, a writing career, and a home built of more than words and dreams.A Dream Called Home is the follow up to Reyna...
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How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals

SY MONTGOMERY · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery reflects on the personalities and quirks of 13 animals - her friends - who have profoundly affected her in this stunning, poetic, and life-affirming memoir featuring illustrations by Rebecca Green.Understanding someone who belongs to another species...
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All That Heaven Allows: A Biography of Rock Hudson

Mark Griffin · Harper
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

The definitive biography of the deeply complex and widely misunderstood matinee idol of Hollywood's Golden Age.Devastatingly handsome, broad-shouldered and clean-cut, Rock Hudson was the ultimate movie star. The embodiment of romantic masculinity in American film throughout the '50s...
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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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The White Darkness

DAVID GRANN · Doubleday
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

By the New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic, lavishly illustrated with color photographs Henry Worsley was a devoted husband and father and a decorated British special forces officer who believed...
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Queen of the World: Elizabeth II: Sovereign and Stateswoman

Robert Hardman · Pegasus Books
Pages: 24
Format: Hardcover

Written by renowned royal biographer, Robert Hardman, and with privileged access to the Royal Family and the Royal Household, this is a brilliant new portrait of the most famous woman in the world and her place in it.On today's world stage, there is one leader who stands apart from...
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