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The Ghosts of Johns Hopkins: The Life and Legacy that Shaped an American City

Antero Pietila · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Johns Hopkins destroyed his private papers so thoroughly that no credible biography exists of the Baltimore Quaker titan. One of America's richest men and the largest single shareholder of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Hopkins was also one of the city's defining developers....
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The Chemistry of Alchemy: From Dragon's Blood to Donkey Dung, How Chemistry Was Forged

Cathy Cobb · Prometheus Books
Format: Hardcover

A unique approach to the history of science using do-it-yourself experiments along with brief historical profiles to demonstrate how the ancient alchemists stumbled upon the science of chemistry.Be the alchemist! Explore the legend of alchemy with the science of chemistry. Enjoy over twenty...
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Churchill's Shadow Raiders: The Race to Develop Radar, World War II's Invisible Secret Weapon

Damien Lewis · Citadel
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

From award-winning war reporter Damien Lewis comes a blistering account of one of the most daring raids of WWII - and the top-secret weapon that changed the course of history . . . In the winter of 1941, as Britain faced defeat on all fronts, an RAF reconnaissance pilot photographed an alien-looking...
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Fodor's The Carolinas & Georgia

Fodor's · Fodor's; 21 edition
Format: eBook

Fodorrsquos correspondents highlight the best of North Carolina South Carolina and Georgia including the Great Smoky Mountains Charleston and Savannah Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time whether itrsquos your first trip or your fifth MUST-SEE...
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How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present and Future of a Four Billion Dollar Franchise

Chris Taylor · Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

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Jefferson's America: The President, the Purchase, and the Explorers Who Transformed a Nation

Julie M Fenster · Crown
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

The surprising story of how Thomas Jefferson commanded an unrivaled age of American exploration - and in presiding over that era of discovery, forged a great nation.

At the dawn of the nineteenth century, as Britain, France, Spain, and the United States all jockeyed for control...
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Woodstock: 50 Years of Peace and Music

Daniel Bukszpan · Imagine
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Giftable 50th anniversary commemorative with never-before-seen images and original interviews. Hear from performers and attendees in their own voices! Featuring Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and The Grateful Dead, as well as unsung audience members and folks behind the scenes. This compendium...
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Ride the Devil's Herd: Wyatt Earp's Epic Battle Against the West's Biggest Outlaw Gang

Boessenecker, John · Hanover Square Press
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

The little-known story of how a young Wyatt Earp, aided by his brothers, defeated the Cowboys, the Old West's biggest outlaw gang.

Wyatt Earp is regarded as the most famous lawman of the Old West, best known for his role in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral in Tombstone, Arizona. But the story...
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The Great Stain: Witnessing American Slavery

Noel Rae · The Overlook Press
Pages: 624
Format: Hardcover

Comprising personal accounts from an intensely consequential chapter in human history, the transatlantic slave trade, The Great Stain takes readers from the depths of suffering to the heights of human dignity.

There have been numerous books about the why, when, and where of slavery...

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