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Area 51 - Black Jets: A History of the Aircraft Developed at Groom Lake, America's Secret Aviation Base

Bill Yenne · Motorbooks Intl
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Area 51's most important military aviation developments are profiled in an illustrated format. When most of us think of Area 51, we think of aliens, UFOs, and controversial government cover-ups. It's easy to forget that, since the mid-1950s, the United States' famed extension...
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Random Acts of Kindness: 101 Stories of Compassion and Paying It Forward

Amy Newmark · Chicken Soup for the Soul
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Small gestures can make a big difference in someone's day, even someone's life. This collection of 101 uplifting, true stories will help you see the beauty in small, meaningful gestures and how such acts can make a difference in someone else's life. From random acts of kindness...
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A Storm of Witchcraft: The Salem Trials and the American Experience

Emerson W. Baker · Oxford University Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Beginning in January 1692, Salem Village in colonial Massachusetts witnessed the largest and most lethal outbreak of witchcraft in early America. Villagers--mainly young women--suffered from unseen torments that caused them to writhe, shriek, and contort their bodies, complaining of pins...
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Fierce Patriot: The Tangled Lives of William Tecumseh Sherman

Robert L. O'Connell · Random House
Pages: 432
Format: Book

NATIONAL BESTSELLERWilliam Tecumseh Sherman was more than just one of our greatest generals. Fierce Patriot is a bold, revisionist portrait of how this iconic and enigmatic figure exerted an outsize impact on the American landscape - and the American character. America's first "celebrity"...
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The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation

David Brion Davis · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 422
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2014 National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction Shortlisted for the 2014 Cundill Prize in Historical LiteratureFrom the revered historian, the long-awaited conclusion of the magisterial history of slavery and emancipation in Western culture that has been nearly...
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The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway

Doug Most · St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

In the late nineteenth century, as cities like Boston and New York grew more congested, the streets became clogged with plodding, horse-drawn carts. When the great blizzard of 1888 crippled the entire northeast, a solution had to be found. Two brothers from one of the nation's great...
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How to Make Jewelry Charms from Polymer Clay: 50 Exquisite Projects and Full Instructions for All Skill Levels

Jessica Sharpe · Barron's Educational Series
Format: Book

The trend of creating tiny, meticulously detailed replicas of real life objects out of polymer clay is more popular than ever. A quick search online reveals stunning examples of cakes, flowers, animals, and anything else that can be imagined--all no bigger than a fingertip. These miniature...
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How Should We Live?: Great Ideas from the Past for Everyday Life

Roman Krznaric · BlueBridge
Format: Hardcover

How Should We Live? explores twelve universal topicsincluding love, family, and empathy work, time, and moneyand shows what history can teach us about the art of living.,
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A House in the Sky: A Memoir

Amanda Lindhout · Scribner; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The dramatic and redemptive memoir of a woman whose curiosity led her to the world’s most beautiful and remote places, its most imperiled and perilous countries, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity—an exquisitely written story of courage, resilience, and grace...
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Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War

Susan Southard · Viking
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

A 2015 Washington Post Notable Book of the Year"A poignant and complex picture of the second atomic bomb's enduring physical and psychological tolls. Eyewitness accounts are visceral and haunting. . . . But the book's biggest achievement is its treatment of the aftershocks...
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Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking: A Memoir of Food and Longing

Anya Von Bremzen · Crown; First Edition first Printing edition
Format: eBook

A James Beard Award-winning writer captures life under the Red socialist banner in this wildly inventive, tragicomic memoir of feasts, famines, and three generations        Born in 1963, in an era of bread shortages, Anya grew up in a communal Moscow apartment...
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