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Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens Book One

ALISON WEIR · Ballantine Books
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

The lives of England's medieval queens were packed with incident - love, intrigue, betrayal, adultery, and warfare - but their stories have been largely obscured by centuries of myth and moralizing. Now, in the first volume of an exciting new series, bestselling author and esteemed biographer...
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Revolutionary Brothers: Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Lafayette, and the Friendship that Helped Forge Two Nations

Tom Chaffin · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

In a narrative both panoramic and intimate, Tom Chaffin captures the four-decade friendship of Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette.

Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette shared a singularly extraordinary friendship, one involved in the making of two revolutions...

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The Best Land Under Heaven: The Donner Party in the Age of Manifest Destiny

Michael Wallis · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Cutting through 160 years of mythmaking, best-selling historian Michael Wallis presents the ultimate cautionary tale of America's westward expansion.

"WESTWARD HO! FOR OREGON AND CALIFORNIA!"

In the eerily warm spring of 1846, George Donner placed this advertisement...

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The Grandest Madison Square Garden: Art, Scandal, and Architecture in Gilded Age New York

Suzanne Hinman · Syracuse University Press
Pages: 472
Format: Hardcover

November 1891, the heart of Gilded Age Manhattan. Thousands filled the streets surrounding Madison Square, fingers pointing, mouths agape. After countless struggles, Stanford White?the country?s most celebrated architect was about to dedicate America?s tallest tower, the final cap set atop...
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Homey Don't Play That!: The Story of In Living Color and the Black Comedy Revolution

David Peisner · Atria / 37 INK
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Discover the fascinating behind-the-scenes stories and lasting impact of the trailblazing sketch comedy show that upended television, launched the careers of some of our biggest stars, and changed the way we talk, think, and laugh about race: In Living Color.

Few television...
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How Do We Look: The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilization

MARY BEARD · Liveright
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From prehistoric Mexico to modern Istanbul, Mary Beard looks beyond the familiar canon of Western imagery to explore the history of art, religion, and humanity.

Conceived as a gorgeously illustrated accompaniment to "How Do We Look" and "The Eye of Faith," the famed...
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The Great Explorers: And Their Journeys of Discovery

Beau Riffenburgh · Andre Deutsch
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Chart the Golden Age of Exploration, from the Vikings to the circumnavigation of the globe. This book is created in collaboration with the Royal Geographic Society. Covering professional explorers, botanists hunting for undiscovered plants, missionaries spreading Christianity, pioneering...
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The Downtown Pop Underground: New York City and the literary punks, renegade artists, DIY filmmakers, mad playwrights, and rock 'n' roll glitter queens who revolutionized culture

Kembrew McLeod · Abrams Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The 1960s to early '70s was a pivotal time for American culture, and New York City was ground zero for seismic shifts in music, theater, art, and filmmaking. The Downtown Pop Underground takes a kaleidoscopic tour of Manhattan during this era and shows how deeply interconnected all the alternative...
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Hitler's U-Boat War : The Hunters, 1939-1942

Clay Blair · Random House
Pages: 809
Format: Book

Clay Blair's best-selling naval classic Silent Victory: The U.S. Submarine War Against Japan, is regarded as the definitive account of that decisive phase of the war in the Pacific. Nine years in the making, Hitler's U-boat War is destined to become the definitive account of the German...
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Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West

H. W. Brands · Basic Books
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

From a New York Times-bestselling author, a sweeping history of the American West

In Dreams of El Dorado, H. W. Brands tells the thrilling, panoramic story of the settling of the American West. He takes us from John Jacob Astor's fur trading outpost in Oregon to the Texas...
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