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We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria

Wendy Pearlman · Custom House
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Reminiscent of the work of Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich, an astonishing collection of intimate wartime testimonies and poetic fragments from a cross-section of Syrians whose lives have been transformed by revolution, war, and flight.Against the backdrop of the wave of demonstrations...
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The Great Divide: The Conflict between Washington and Jefferson that Defined a Nation

Thomas Fleming · Da Capo
Pages: 440
Format: Hardcover

In the months after her husband's death, Martha Washington told several friends that the two worst days of her life were the day George died - and the day Thomas Jefferson came to Mount Vernon to offer his condolences.What could elicit such a strong reaction from the nation's original...
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Was Revolution Inevitable?: Turning Points of the Russian Revolution

Tony Brenton · Oxford University Press
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Communism's rise and eventual fall in Eastern Europe is one of the great stories of the 20th century. Within this context, the Russian Revolution's role and legacy overshadows all else. In Was Revolution Inevitable?, former British Ambassador to Russia Sir Tony Brenton has gathered...
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The Story of the World in 100 Species

Christopher Lloyd · Bloomsbury
Pages: 415
Format: Print book

In the retitled paperback edition of his book What on Earth Evolved?, Christopher Lloyd leads us on an extraordinary journey, from the birth of life to the present day, as he explains, in a jargon-free way, the phenomenon we call "life on Earth." Lloyd starts with the Earth "before...
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Women of the Blue and Gray: True Stories of Mothers, Medics, Soldiers, and Spies of the Civil War

Marianne Monson · Shadow Mountain
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Hidden amongst the photographs, uniforms, revolvers, and war medals of the Civil War are the remarkable stories of some of the most unlikely heroes--women. North, South, black, white, Native American, immigrant--the women in these micro-drama biographies are wives, mothers, sisters, and friends...
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The Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art

INGRID ROWLAND · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of The Swerve and How to Live, this vivid biography reveals how a Renaissance scholar reshaped the visual world.A narrative of intrigue and gossip, deceit and genius, and colorful artistic rivalry, The Collector of Lives presents a lively and inviting introduction to a seminal...
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Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton

Tilar J. Mazzeo · Gallery Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of Irena's Children comes a comprehensive and riveting biography of the extraordinary life and times of Eliza Hamilton, the wife of founding father Alexander Hamilton, and a powerful, unsung hero in America's early days. Fans fell in love with...
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The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

SIMON WINCHESTER · Harper
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement - precision - in a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future.The rise of manufacturing...
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Rome: A History in Seven Sackings

Matthew Kneale · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

"Kneale's account is a masterpiece of pacing and suspense. Characters from the city's history spring to life in his hands." - The Sunday Times (London) Novelist and historian Matthew Kneale, a longtime resident of Rome, tells the story of the Eternal City - from the early...
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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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Such Mad Fun: Ambition and Glamour in Hollywood's Golden Age

Robin R Cutler · View Tree Press
Pages: 313
Format: Book

What determines who a woman will become? Jane Hall was an orphan at fifteen and a "literary prodigy" according to the press. How did this spirited young girl from an Arizona mining town become a Depression-era debutante, a successful author of magazine fiction, and a screenwriter...
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