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Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief

James M. McPherson · Penguin Press; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom, a powerful new reckoning with Jefferson Davis as military commander of the ConfederacyHistory has not been kind to Jefferson Davis. His cause went down in disastrous defeat and left the South impoverished for generations....
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South and West: From a Notebook

JOAN DIDION · Knopf
Pages: 126
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling author of the National Book Award-winning The Year of Magical Thinking: two extended excerpts from her never-before-seen notebooks--writings that offer an illuminating glimpse into the mind and process of a legendary writer. Joan Didion has always kept notebooks: of overheard...
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The Killing of Crazy Horse

Thomas Powers · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

He was the greatest Indian warrior of the nineteenth century. His victory over General Custer at the battle of Little Bighorn in 1876 was the worst defeat inflicted on the frontier Army. And the death of Crazy Horse in federal custody has remained a controversy for more than a century....
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Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero

Michael Hingson · Oasis Audio
Pages: 6
Format: Audiobook

Faith. Trust. Triumph. "I trust Roselle with my life, every day. She trusts me to direct her. And today is no different, except the stakes are higher." - Michael Hingson. First came the boom - the loud, deep, unapologetic bellow that seemed to erupt from the very core of the earth....
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The Sum of Our Days: A Memoir

Isabel Allende · Harper
Pages: 301
Format: Print book

In this heartfelt memoir, Isabel Allende reconstructs the painful reality of her own life in the wake of tragic loss - the death of her daughter, Paula. Recalling the past thirteen years from the daily letters the author and her mother, who lives in Chile, wrote to each other, Allende bares...
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81 Days Below Zero: The Incredible Survival Story of a World War II Pilot in Alaska's Frozen Wilderness

Brian Murphy · Da Capo Press
Format: Hardcover

Shortly before Christmas in 1943, five Army aviators left Alaska's Ladd Field on a routine flight to test their hastily retrofitted B-24 Liberator in harsh winter conditions. The mission ended in a crash that claimed all but one - Leon Crane, a city kid from Philadelphia with no wilderness...
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Hunting the President: Threats, Plots and Assassination Attempts--From FDR to Obama

Mel Ayton · Regnery History
Format: Book

In American history, four U.S. Presidents have been murdered at the hands of an assassin. In each case the assassinations changed the course of American history.But most historians have overlooked or downplayed the many threats modern presidents have faced, and survived. Author Mel Ayton...
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The Wild Truth

Carine McCandless · HarperOne
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Bestseller"The Wild Truth is an important book on two fronts: It sets the record straight about a story that has touched thousands of readers, and it opens up a conversation about hideous domestic violence hidden behind a mask of prosperity and propriety."-NPR.orgThe...
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The Novel of the Century: The Extraordinary Adventure of Les Misérables

David Bellos · Farrar
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

The definitive biography of the world's most popular novelPutting a century of scholarship on one of the world's most enduring popular novels into accessible, narrative form, this new approach to a classic of world literature is written for a wide general readership. Packed full of information...
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