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Did She Kill Him?: A Victorian Tale of Deception, Adultery, and Arsenic

Kate Colquhoun · The Overlook Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In the summer of young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trial for the alleged arse-nic poisoning of her much older husband Liverpool cotton merchant James Maybrick The xCMaybrick MysteryxD had all the makings of a sensation a pretty flirtatious young girl resentful gossiping servants...
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Nathaniel Bowditch and the Power of Numbers: How a Nineteenth-Century Man of Business, Science, and the Sea Changed American Life

Tamara Plakins Thornton · University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

In this engagingly written biography, Tamara Plakins Thornton delves into the life and work of Nathaniel Bowditch (1773-1838) , a man Thomas Jefferson once called a "meteor in the hemisphere." Bowditch was a mathematician, astronomer, navigator, seafarer, and business executive...
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The Day Will Pass Away: The Diary of a Gulag Prison Guard: 1935-1936

Ivan Chistyakov · Pegasus Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A rare first-person testimony of the hardships of a Soviet labor camp -- long suppressed -- that will become a cornerstone of understanding the Soviet Union. Originally written in a couple of humble exercise books, which were anonymously donated to the Memorial Human Rights Centre in Moscow,...
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The Vikings: Third Edition

Else Roesdahl · Penguin Books
Pages: 350
Format: Paperback

Thoroughly updated and with a new foreword "The Viking Age is shot through with the spirit of adventure. For 300 years, from just before AD800 until well into the eleventh century, the Vikings affected almost every region accessible to their ships, and left traces that are still part...
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The Hidden Lives of Tudor Women: A Social History

ELIZABETH NORTON · Pegasus Books
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

The turbulent Tudor Age never fails to capture the imagination. But what was it truly like to be a woman during this era?

The Tudor period conjures up images of queens and noblewomen in elaborate court dress; of palace intrigue and dramatic politics. But if you were a woman, it was also...
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The Long Road Home

Martha Raddatz · Berkley
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

NOW A NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MINISERIES EVENT

ABC News' Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz shares remarkable tales of heroism, hope, and heartbreak in her account of "Black Sunday" - a battle during one of the deadliest periods of the Iraq war.

The First...
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The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas

Anand Giridharadas · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A 2014 New York Times Book Review Notable Book and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction of 2014 Kate Tuttles pickNPR, Staff Pick The Dark Side, Science and Society Eye Opening Reads CategoriesAmazon, Best Books of 2014 Nonfiction Imagine that a terrorist...
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1968: The Rise and Fall of the New American Revolution

ROBERT C COTTRELL · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 324
Format: Hardcover

The year 1968 retains its mythic hold on the imagination in America and around the world. Like the revolutionary years 1789, 1848, 1871, 1917, and 1989, it is recalled most of all as a year when revolution beckoned or threatened. On the 50th anniversary of that tumultuous year, cultural...
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Weird Ireland: A History of Ancient Mysteries, Fantastic Folklore, and Urban Legends Across the Emerald Isle

Rechtbank 's-Gravenhage (Kantonrechter · CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 44
Format: Paperback

*Includes pictures *Includes excerpts of contemporary accounts and newspaper reports *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading Ireland has a rich folklore. Everyone knows about the fairy folk and leprechauns and many have heard of the fearsome banshee. There are also...
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The New Loyalist Index, Volume I

Paul J Bunnell · Heritage Books
Pages: 3
Format: Paperback

A master index identifying over 5, 000 Loyalists. This new index covers several dozen sources including both published works and American and Canadian archives. Each entry provides, where available, the name, regiment, and rank of the subject, along with b This item is Non-Returnable.
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The Kingdom of Speech

Tom Wolfe · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

The maestro storyteller and reporter provocatively argues that what we think we know about speech and human evolution is wrong.

Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate. THE KINGDOM OF SPEECH is a captivating,...
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The Fear and the Freedom: How the Second World War Changed Us

KEITH LOWE · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

Bestselling historian Keith Lowe's The Fear and the Freedom looks at the astonishing innovations that sprang from WWII and how they changed the world.The Fear and the Freedom is Keith Lowe's follow-up to Savage Continent. While that book painted a picture of Europe in all its horror...
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National Geographic Almanac 2019: Hot New Science, Fearless Explorers, Epic Adventures. Incredible Photographs

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC. · National Geographic
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

A one-of-a-kind annual featuring surprising facts, stunning color photos, arresting infographics, and illuminating maps that present the world in a whole new way.

An almanac like you've never seen before, this arresting volume features key information on science, nature, history,...
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Virgil Thomson: The State of Music & Other Writings: Library of America #277

Virgil Thomson · Library Of America
Pages: 1100
Format: Print book

An unprecedented collection of polemical and autobiographical writings by America's greatest composer-critic. Following on the critically acclaimed 2014 edition of Virgil Thomson's collected newspaper music criticism, The Library of America and Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic...
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In Full Flight: A Story of Africa and Atonement

John Hylan Heminway · Knopf
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The remarkable story of one woman's search for a new life in Africa in the wake of World War II--a life that sparked a heroic career, but also hid a secret past.

Dr. Anne Spoerry treated hundreds of thousands of people across rural Kenya over the span of fifty years. A member of the renowned...
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