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The Memory Code: The Secrets of Stonehenge, Easter Island and Other Ancient Monuments

Lynne Kelly · Pegasus Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

The discovery of a powerful memory technique used by our Neolithic ancestors in their monumental memory places -- and how we can use their secrets to train our own minds In ancient, pre-literate cultures across the globe, tribal elders had encyclopedic memories. They could name all the animals...
The Kinfolk Entrepreneur: Ideas for Meaningful Work

Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

In The Kinfolk Entrepreneur, author Nathan Williams introduces readers to 40 creative business owners around the globe, offering an inspiring, in-depth look behind the scenes of their lives and their companies. Pairing insightful interviews with striking images of these men and women and their...
The Vietnam War: The Definitive Illustrated History

Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff · Dk Publishing
Pages: 360
Format: Print book

Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this authoritative guide chronicles America's fight against Communism in southeast Asia during the 1960s and 1970s, and comprehensively explores the people, politics, events, and lasting effects of the Vietnam War.Filled with more...
Escaping Hitler: A Jewish Boy's Quest for Freedom and His Future

Phyllida Scrivens · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 260
Format: Hardcover

The story of a young boy who escaped Hitler and the Holocaust - and lived happily ever after.Escaping Hitler is the true story, covering ninety years, of Günter Stern who, at fourteen, when Adolf Hitler threatened his family, education, and future, resolved to escape from his rural village...
The Second World Wars: How the First Global Conflict Was Fought and Won

Victor Davis Hanson · Basic Books
Pages: 720
Format: Hardcover

A definitive account of World War II by America's preeminent military historianWorld War II was the most lethal conflict in human history. Never before had a war been fought on so many diverse landscapes and in so many different ways, from rocket attacks in London to jungle fighting in Burma...
The Lost City of Z

Pages: 448
Format: Print book

This New York Times bestseller is soon to be a major motion picture starring Charlie Hunnam, Tom Holland, and Robert Pattinson and directed by James Gray.In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned....
Joan, the Fair Maid of Kent: A Fourteenth-century Princess and Her World

Anthony Goodman · Boydell Press
Pages: 244
Format: Hardcover

Joan Plantagenet (1328 - 1385) , acclaimed in her youth as the "Fair Maid of Kent," became notorious for making both a clandestine and a bigamous marriage in her teens and, in her thirties, a scandalous marriage to her kinsman, Edward III's son and heir, Edward of Woodstock,...
The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria

Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

A New York Post Best Book of 2016 Winner of the 2016 IWMF Courage in Journalism Award Winner of the 2016 Hay Festival Medal for Prose "Destined to become a classic." -- Lisa Shea, ElleA masterpiece of war reportage, The Morning They Came for Us bears witness to one of the most...
The Gestapo: The Myth and Reality of Hitler's Secret Police

Frank McDonough · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Written with access to previously unpublished records, this is the fullest and most definitive account available on Hitler's secret police, the Gestapo. The book illustrates how, despite its material constraints, this group was able to extend its reach widely and quickly by manipulating...
Hotel Scarface: Where Cocaine Cowboys Partied and Plotted to Control Miami

Roben Farzad · Berkley
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The wild, true story of the Mutiny, the hotel and club that embodied the decadence of Miami's cocaine cowboys heyday - and an inspiration for the blockbuster film, Scarface...In the seventies, coke hit Miami with the full force of a hurricane, and no place attracted dealers and dopers...
Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia

STEVEN STOLL · Hill and Wang
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

How the United States underdeveloped AppalachiaAppalachia -- among the most storied and yet least understood regions in America -- has long been associated with poverty and backwardness. But how did this image arise and what exactly does it mean? In Ramp Hollow, Steven Stoll launches an original...
30 Days a Black Man: The Forgotten Story That Exposed the Jim Crow South

Bill Steigerwald · Lyons Press
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

In 1948 most white people in the North had no idea how unjust and unequal daily life was for the 10 million African Americans living in the South. But that suddenly changed after Ray Sprigle, a famous white journalist from Pittsburgh, went undercover and lived as a black man in the Jim Crow...
Age of Empires: Art of the Qin and Han Dynasties

Zhixin Sun · Metropolitan Museum of Art
Pages: 252
Format: Hardcover

The first in-depth exploration of the artistic and cultural achievements of China's "classical" era Age of Empires presents the art and culture of China during one of the most critical periods of its history - the four centuries from 221 B.C. to A.D. 200-- when, for the first...
The Thin Light of Freedom: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America

EDWARD L AYERS · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

Amid the devastation of war rise the first stirrings of freedom in this absorbing, ground-level narrative by an acclaimed historian.Virginia's Great Valley, prosperous in peace with a rich soil and an enslaved workforce, invited destruction in war. Voracious Union and Confederate armies...
The Allure of Battle: A History of How Wars Have Been Won and Lost

Cathal J Nolan · Oxford University Press
Pages: 728
Format: Print book

History has tended to measure war's winners and losers in terms of its major engagements, battles in which the result was so clear-cut that they could be considered "decisive." Cannae, Konigsberg, Austerlitz, Midway, Agincourt-all resonate in the literature of war and in our imaginations...