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George Washington's Secret Navy: How the American Revolution Went to Sea

James Nelson · International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press; 1 edition
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

In 1775 General George Washington secretly armed a handful of small ships and sent them to sea against the world’s mightiest navy From the author of the critically acclaimed Benedict Arnold’s Navy, here is the story of how America’s first commander-in-chief--whose previous...
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The Chemistry Book: From Gunpowder to Graphene, 250 Milestones in the History of Chemistry

Derek B Lowe · Sterling Pub Co Inc, 2016.
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

From atoms and fluorescent pigments to sulfa drug synthesis and buckyballs, this lush and authoritative chronology presents 250 milestones in the world of chemistry. As the "central science" that bridges biology and physics, chemistry plays an important role in countless medical...
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Dimestore: A Writer's Life

Lee Smith · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

For the inimitable Lee Smith, place is paramount. For forty-five years, her fiction has lived and breathed with the rhythms and people of the Appalachian South. But never before has she written her own story. Set deep in the mountains of Virginia, the Grundy of Lee Smith's youth was a place...
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Jefferson: Architect of American Liberty

John B. Boles · Basic Books
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

From an eminent scholar of the American South, the first full-scale biography of Thomas Jefferson since 1970
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Double Down: Game Change 2012

Mark Halperin · Penguin Press HC, The
Format: Hardcover

Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times:"Those hungry for political news will read Double Down for the scooplets and insidery glimpses it serves up about the two campaigns, and the clues it offers about the positioning already going on among Republicans and Democrats for 2016 ... The book...
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When the Mississippi Ran Backwards : Empire, Intrigue, Murder, and the New Madrid Earthquakes

Jay Feldman · Free Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The shocks that devastated the Mississippi River town of New Madrid, Mo., and environs in the winter of 1812 were among the strongest earthquakes in America's history. But in human terms they were fairly inconsequential (about 100 people died in the lightly populated area), hence the resort...
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George Washington's Secret Navy: How the American Revolution Went to Sea

James L Nelson · McGraw-Hill
Pages: 378
Format: Book

In 1775 General George Washington secretly armed a handful of small ships and sent them to sea against the world's mightiest navy. From the author of the critically acclaimed Benedict Arnold's Navy, here is the story of how America's first commander-in-chief--whose previous military experience...
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The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover's Secret FBI

Betty Medsger · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

The never-before-told full story of the history-changing break-in at the FBI office in Media, Pennsylvania, by a group of unlikely activists - quiet, ordinary, hardworking Americans - that made clear the shocking truth and confirmed what some had long suspected, that J. Edgar Hoover had created...
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The Apparitionists: A Tale of Phantoms, Fraud, Photography, and the Man Who Captured Lincoln's Ghost

Peter Manseau · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A story of faith and fraud in post-Civil War America, told through the lens of a photographer who claimed he could capture images of the dead In the early days of photography, in the death-strewn wake of the Civil War, one man seized America's imagination. A "spirit photographer,"...
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Moonshine: A Cultural History of America's Infamous Liquor

Jaime Joyce · Zenith Press
Format: Hardcover

Nothing but clear, 100-proof American history.Hooch. White lightning. White whiskey. Mountain dew. Moonshine goes by many names. So what is it, really? Technically speaking, moonshine refers to untaxed liquor made in an unlicensed still. In the United States, its typically corn thats used...
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The 40s: The Story of a Decade

The New Yorker Magazine · Random House; First Edition ~1st Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

Including contributions by W. H. Auden Elizabeth Bishop John Cheever Janet Flanner John Hersey Langston Hughes Shirley Jackson A. J. Liebling William Maxwell Carson McCullers Joseph Mitchell Vladimir Nabokov Ogden Nash John OHara George Orwell V. S. Pritchett Lillian Ross...
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