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Crown & Sceptre: A New History of the British Monarchy, from William the Conqueror to Elizabeth II

Tracy Borman - Atlantic Monthly Press
Format: Hardcover

Since William the Conqueror, duke of Normandy, crossed the English Channel in 1066 to defeat King Harold II and unite England's various kingdoms, forty-one kings and queens have sat on Britain's throne: "shining examples of royal power and majesty alongside a rogue's gallery...
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Disaster Mon Amour

David Thomson - Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover

A deep - and darkly comic - dive into the nature of disasters, and the ways they shape how we think about ourselves in the world "In this brilliant book, David Thomson tells the story of how we came to make disaster and catastrophe our best friends - how we let terror cocoon and take...
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Let's Get Physical: How Women Discovered Exercise and Reshaped the World

Danielle Friedman - G.P. Putnam's Sons
Format: Hardcover

For American women today, working out is as accepted as it is expected, fueling a multibillion-dollar fitness industrial complex. But it wasn't always this way. For much of the twentieth century, sweating was considered unladylike and girls grew up believing physical exertion would...
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The Betrayal of Anne Frank: A Cold Case Investigation

Rosemary Sullivan - Harper
Format: Hardcover

Less a mystery unsolved than a secret well kept...Using new technology, recently discovered documents and sophisticated investigative techniques, an international team - led by an obsessed retired FBI agent - has finally solved the mystery that has haunted generations since World War II: Who betrayed...
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The Art of More: How Mathematics Created Civilization

Michael Brooks - Pantheon
Format: Hardcover

In this captivating, sweeping history, Michael Brooks makes clear that mathematics was one of the foundational innovations that catapulted humanity from a nomadic existence to civilization, and that it has been instrumental in every subsequent great leap of humankind: from charting the movements...
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Index, A History of the: A Bookish Adventure from Medieval Manuscripts to the Digital Age

Dennis Duncan
Format: Hardcover


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The Phantom Plague: How Tuberculosis Shaped History

Vidya Krishnan - PublicAffairs
Format: Hardcover


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The Far Land: 200 Years of Murder, Mania, and Mutiny in the South Pacific

Brandon Presser - PublicAffairs
Format: Hardcover


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The Greatest Invention: A History of the World in Nine Mysterious Scripts

Silvia Ferrara - Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

Silvia Ferrara's The Greatest Invention is a code-cracking tour around the globe, sifting through our cultural and social behavior in search of the origins of our greatest invention -- writing.The L where a tabletop meets the legs, the T between double doors, the D of an armchair's...
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The Impossible City: A Hong Kong Memoir

Karen Cheung - Random House
Format: Hardcover


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