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Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty

John B. Boles · Basic Books
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

From an eminent scholar of the American South, the first full-scale biography of Thomas Jefferson since 1970
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The Language of Light: A History of Silent Voices

Gerald Shea · Yale University Press
Pages: 266
Format: Hardcover

A comprehensive history of deafness, signed languages, and the unresolved struggles of the Deaf to be taught in their unspoken tongue Partially deaf due to a childhood illness, Gerald Shea is no stranger to the search for communicative grace and clarity. In this eloquent and thoroughly...
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THE MILITARY ADVANTAGE, 2016 EDITION: The Military.com Guide to Military and Veterans Benefits

Terry Howell · Naval Inst Press, 2016.
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

Revised and updated every year, The Military Advantage, 2016 Edition is the most reliable benefits guide for Americans who have answered the call to serve in the military. These benefits amount to billions in scholarships, educational benefits, home loan guarantees, and military discounts....
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The World on a Plate: 40 Cuisines, 100 Recipes, and the Stories Behind Them

Mina Holland · Penguin Books
Format: Print book

Eat your way around the world without leaving your home in this mouthwatering cultural history of 100 classic dishes.Best Culinary Travel Book (U.K.) , Gourmand World Cookbook AwardsFinalist for the Fortnum & Mason Food Book Award"When we eat, we travel." So begins this irresistible...
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The Taking of K-129: How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History

JOSH DEAN · Dutton
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

An incredible true tale of espionage and engineering set at the height of the Cold War - a mix between The Hunt for Red October and Argo - about how the CIA, the U.S. Navy, and America's most eccentric mogul spent six years and nearly a billion dollars to steal the nuclear-armed Soviet...
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Cities of Empire: The British Colonies and the Creation of the Urban World

Tristram Hunt · Metropolitan Books
Format: Hardcover

An original history of the most enduring colonial creation, the city, explored through ten portraits of powerful urban centers the British Empire left in its wakeAt its peak, the British Empire was an urban civilization of epic proportions, leaving behind a network of cities which now stand...
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Only in Paris: A Guide to Unique Locations, Hidden Corners and Unusual Objects

Duncan J D Smith · The Urban Explorer
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Discover Europe with the 'Only In' Guides! These ground breaking city guides are for independent cultural travellers wishing to escape the crowds and understand cities from different and unusual perspectives. Unique locations, hidden corners and unusual objects.A comprehensive illustrated...
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Smoketown: The Untold Story of the Other Great Black Renaissance

Mark Whitaker · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The other great Renaissance of black culture, influence, and glamour burst forth joyfully in what may seem an unlikely place - Pittsburgh, PA - from the 1920s through the 1950s.Today black Pittsburgh is known as the setting for August Wilson's famed plays about noble but doomed working-class...
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In The Footsteps Of Abraham Ulrikab: The Events of 1880-1881

France Rivet · Polar Horizons
Pages: 343
Format: Print book

The story of Abraham Ulrikab is one of the saddest and most moving stories in Nunatsiavut (Labrador) , Inuit and Canadian history. Hoping to improve his family's living conditions, in August 1880, Abraham agreed to head to Europe to become the latest "exotic" attraction...
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Genealogy & local history : guide

Jack T Ericson · University Microfilms International

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The Nazi Titanic: The Incredible Untold Story of a Doomed Ship in World War II

Robert P Watson · Da Capo Press
Pages: 292
Format: Print book

Built in 1927, the German ocean liner SS Cap Arcona was the greatest ship since the RMS Titanic and one of the most celebrated luxury liners in the world. When the Nazis seized control in Germany, she was stripped down for use as a floating barracks and troop transport. Later, during the war,...
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Imperial Grunts: The American Military on the Ground

Robert D. Kaplan · Random House; 1St Edition edition
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

In this landmark book, Robert D. Kaplan, veteran correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly and author of Balkan Ghosts, shows how American imperialism and the Global War on Terrorism are implemented on the ground, mission by mission, in the most exotic landscapes around the world. Given unprecedented...
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The Bettencourt Affair: The World's Richest Woman and the Scandal That Rocked Paris

Thomas Sancton · Dutton
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Was the world's wealthiest woman - Liliane Bettencourt - heir to an estimated thirty-six-billion-dollar L'Oréal fortune, the victim of a con man? Or were her own family the real villains? This riveting narrative tells the real-life, shocking story behind the cause célèbre that...
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Lenin: The Man, the Dictator, and the Master of Terror

Victor Sebestyen · Pantheon
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating biography of the man who helped launch the Russian Revolution, which uses the personal - including Lenin's key relationships with the women in his life - to shed light on the political.Since the birth of Soviet Russia, Vladimir Lenin has been viewed as a controversial figure,...
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