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Surprise, Kill, Vanish: The Secret History of CIA Paramilitary Armies, Operators, and Assassins

Annie Jacobsen · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

Surprise... your target.Kill... your enemy.Vanish... without a trace.The untold story of the CIA's secret paramilitary units. When diplomacy fails, and war is unwise, the president calls on the CIA's Special Activities Division, a highly-classified branch of the CIA and the most...
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Normandy '44: D-Day and the Retaking of Europe

James Holland
Format: Hardcover

D-Day, June 6, 1944, and the 76 days of bitter fighting in Normandy that followed the Allied landing, have become the defining episode of World War II in the West -- the object of books, films, television series, and documentaries. The story is a familiar one -- and yet, approaching the 75th...
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Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe

Steven Strogatz · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From preeminent math personality and author of The Joy of x, a brilliant and endlessly appealing explanation of calculus - how it works and why it makes our lives immeasurably better. Without calculus, we wouldn't have cell phones, TV, GPS, or ultrasound. We wouldn't have unraveled...
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Archery for Beginners: The Complete Guide to Shooting Recurve and Compound Bows

Amante P. Marinas Sr. · Tuttle Publishing
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

Archery for Beginners is the complete instructional guide for anyone interested in taking up recreational archery. This book covers all the essentials for the beginning archer - from basic skills and equipment to effective and safe training methods. There are chapters on both recurve and compound...
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This America: The Case for the Nation

Jill Lepore · Liveright
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling author of These Truths, a work that examines the dilemma of nationalism and the erosion of liberalism in the twenty-first century. At a time of much despair over the future of liberal democracy, Harvard historian Jill Lepore makes a stirring case for the nation in This...
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Oliver Wendell Holmes: A Life in War, Law, and Ideas

Stephen Budiansky · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

The extraordinary story of the U.S. Supreme Court's most influential justice.Oliver Wendell Holmes twice escaped death as a young Union officer in the Civil War when musket balls missed his heart and spinal cord by a fraction of an inch at the Battles of Ball's Bluff and Antietam....
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The First Wave: The D-Day Warriors Who Led the Way to Victory in World War II

Alex Kershaw · Dutton Caliber
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling author of The Liberator and Avenue of Spies returns with an utterly immersive, adrenaline-driven account of D-Day combat. Beginning in the predawn darkness of June 6, 1944, The First Wave follows the remarkable men who carried out D-Day's most perilous...
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The Map of Knowledge: A Thousand-Year History of How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found

Violet Moller · Doubleday
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

After the Fall of Rome, when many of the great ideas of the ancient world were lost to the ravages of the Dark Ages, three crucial manuscripts passed hand to hand through seven Mediterranean cities and survived to fuel the revival of the Renaissance--an exciting debut history. The foundations...
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The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777

Rick Atkinson · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 800
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of the Liberation Trilogy comes the extraordinary first volume of his new trilogy about the American RevolutionRick Atkinson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning An Army at Dawn and two other superb books about World War II, has long been admired for his deeply...
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The Mueller Report

Washington Post · Scribner
Pages: 736
Format: Paperback

The Crucial #1 New York Times Bestseller "The Mueller report is that rare Washington tell-all that surpasses its pre-publication hype ... the best book by far on the workings of the Trump presidency." - Carlos Lozada, The Washington Post The only book with exclusive analysis...
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