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Paper: Paging Through History

Mark Kurlansky · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 389
Format: Print book

From the New York Times best-selling author of Cod and Salt, a definitive history of paper and the astonishing ways it has shaped today's world.Paper is one of the simplest and most essential pieces of human technology. For the past two millennia, the ability to produce it in ever more...
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Broke: The Plan to Restore Our Trust, Truth and Treasure

Glenn Beck · Threshold Editions
Format: Hardcover

Beck makes the case that when you're traveling in the wrong direction, slight course corrections won't cut it. He exposes the idea of "transformation" for the progressive smokescreen that it is, while maintaining that a return to individual rights, an uncompromising adherence...
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Song of the Vikings: Snorri and the Making of Norse Myths

Nancy Marie Brown · Palgrave Macmillan Trade; Reprint edition
Format: Print book

An Indie Next pick for December 2012, Song of the Vikings brings to life Snorri Sturluson, wealthy chieftain, wily politician, witty storyteller, and the sole source of Viking lore for all of Western literature. Tales of one-eyed Odin, Thor and his mighty hammer, the trickster Loki, and the beautiful...
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The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War

Stephen Kinzer · Times Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A joint biography of John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, who led the United States into an unseen war that decisively shaped today’s worldDuring the 1950s, when the Cold War was at its peak, two immensely powerful brothers led the United States into a series of foreign adventures...
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The History of White People

Nell Irvin Painter · W. W. Norton & Company; First Edition first Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

A mind-expanding and myth-destroying exploration of notions of white race -- not merely a skin color but also a signal of power, prestige, and beauty to be withheld and granted selectively Ever since the Enlightenment, race theory and its inevitable partner, racism, have followed a crooked...
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The Paleo Manifesto Ancient Wisdom for Lifelong Health.

John Durant · Harmony Books
Pages: 359
Format: Print book

Combining science, culture, anthropology, and philosophy, explains how to stay healthy and live with purpose in the modern world by returning to the way humanity's hunter-gatherer ancestors ate, moved, and lived in the wild.
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Escape From Davao: The Forgotten Story of the Most Daring Prison Break of the Pacific War

John D. Lukacs · Simon & Schuster; First Printing edition
Format: Kindle Edition

On April 4, 1943, ten American prisoners of war and two Filipino convicts executed a daring escape from one of Japan's most notorious prison camps. The prisoners were survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March and the Fall of Corregidor, and the prison from which they escaped was surrounded...
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Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises

Timothy F. Geithner · Crown Publishers
Pages: 580
Format: Hardcover

New York Times BestsellerWashington Post BestsellerLos Angeles Times BestsellerStress Test is the story of Tim Geithner's education in financial crises. As president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and then as President Barack Obama's secretary of the Treasury, Timothy...
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We Are Not Such Things: The Murder of a Young American, a South African Township, and the Search for Truth and Reconciliation

Justine Van der Leun · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

A gripping investigation in the vein of the podcast Serial - a summer nonfiction pick by Entertainment Weekly and The Wall Street Journal Justine van der Leun reopens the murder of a young American woman in South Africa, an iconic case that calls into question our understanding of truth...
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Vermont Women, Native Americans & African Americans: Out of the Shadows of History

Cynthia D. Bittinger · The History Press; First Edition edition
Format: Book

Vermont's constitution, drafted in 1777, was one of the most enlightened documents of its time, but in contrast, the history of Vermont has largely been told through the stories of influential white men. This book takes a fresh look at Vermont's history, uncovering hidden stories,...
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Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate

Gary J Byrne · Center St
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Former Secret Service officer Gary Byrne exposes the truth behind Hillary, Bill, and their public facade.Posted directly outside President Clinton's Oval Office, Former Secret Service uniformed officer Gary Byrne reveals what he observed of Hillary Clinton's character and the culture inside...
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Middletown, America: One Town's Passage from Trauma to Hope

Gail Sheehy · Random House; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The single event that we know as 9/11 is over, but the shock waves continue to radiate outward, generated by orange alerts, terrorism lockdowns, and the shrinking of personal liberties we once took for granted. The stories in this book, of real people faced with extraordinary trauma and gradually...
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The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures

AARON MAHNKE · Del Rey
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating, beautifully illustrated guide to the monsters that are part of our collective psyche, from the host of the hit podcast Lore, soon to be an online streaming series.They live in shadows - deep in the forest, late in the night, in the dark recesses of our minds. They're spoken...
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Vermont Beer:: History of a Brewing Revolution

Kurt Staudter · The History Press; First Edition edition
Format: Book

Vermonters love all things local, so it is no surprise that the Green Mountain State has had a thriving craft beer scene for more than twenty years. Early Vermont brewers, though, faced many obstacles in bringing their beer to the thirsty masses, including a state-imposed prohibition beginning...
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