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The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler's U-boats

William Geroux · Viking
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

"Vividly drawn and emotionally gripping." - Daniel James Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the BoatOne of the last unheralded heroic stories of World War II: the U-boat assault off the American coast against the men of the U.S. Merchant Marine who were...
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Daughters of the Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots

Nancy Goldstone · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

The riveting story of four unforgettable sisters and their glamorous mother, Elizabeth Stuart, granddaughter of Mary, Queen of ScotsElizabeth Stuart's life was transformed when her father, James I, ascended to the illustrious throne of England. Her marriage to a German count far below her rank...
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A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II

Sonia Purnell · Viking
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The never-before-told story of one woman's heroism that changed the course of the Second World WarIn 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: "She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her." This spy was Virginia Hall, a young American woman--rejected...
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The family tree : a lynching in Georgia, a legacy of secrets, and my search for the truth

Karen Branan · Atria Books
Pages: 292
Format: Print book

In the tradition of Slaves in the Family, the provocative true account of the hanging of four black people by a white lynch mob in 1912 - written by the great-granddaughter of the sheriff charged with protecting them.Harris County, Georgia, 1912. A white man, the beloved nephew of the county...
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Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow

Henry Louis Gates Jr. · Penguin Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A profound new rendering of the struggle by African-Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain on the American mind.The abolition of slavery...
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The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

Douglas Preston · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 326
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller! A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle.Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated...
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The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain

Bill Bryson · Doubleday
Pages: 380
Format: Print book

Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to discover and celebrate that green and pleasant land. The result was Notes from a Small Island, one of the bestselling travel books ever written. Now he has traveled about Britain again, by bus and train and rental car and on foot,...
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The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela

NELSON MANDELA · Liveright
Pages: 640
Format: eBook

An unforgettable portrait of one of the most inspiring historical figures of the twentieth century, published on the centenary of his birth.Arrested in 1962 as South Africa's apartheid regime intensified its brutal campaign against political opponents, forty-four-year-old lawyer and African...
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Chardon and Chardon Township

Debbie Chuha · Arcadia
Pages: 127
Format: Paperback

The name Chardon, a French word meaning "thistle," was adopted by the township and settlement of Chardon around 1812 in tribute to the owner of extensive local land holdings. Peter Chardon Brooks, a wealthy Boston merchant, deeded land for a village square modeled after the town...
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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, and geography,...
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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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The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey

Rinker Buck · Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Pages: 450
Format: Print book

#1 New York Times Bestseller * #1 Indie Next Pick "Absorbing...Winning...The many layers in The Oregon Trail are linked by Mr. Buck's voice, which is alert and unpretentious in a manner that put me in mind of Bill Bryson's comic tone in A Walk in the Woods." - Dwight...
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Cleveland in World War II

Brian Albrecht · The History Press, 2015.
Pages: 223
Format: Print book

Berthed on the Cleveland lakefront, the battle-hardened submarine USS Cod serves as a proud reminder of the wartime contributions from the Greater Cleveland community. Clevelanders did their duty and more, from round-the-clock work on the factory assembly lines to the four Medal of Honor...
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Cleveland Christmas Memories: Looking Back at Holidays Past

Gail Ghetia Bellamy · Gray & Company Publishers; 1 edition
Format: Print book

What made Christmas extra-special to a Cleveland kid? Come relive some of your fondest moments . . .Seeing Mr. Jingeling (the keeper of Santa's keys) on TV or in person at Halle's. Gazing at the giant Sterling-Lindner tree. Stopping at Higbee's downstairs Frosty Bar for sweet...
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Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man

LYNN VINCENT · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

For the first time, thanks to years of original research and new reporting, two acclaimed authors deliver the riveting and emotionally wrenching full story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history: the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II - and the fifty-year...
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