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Six Frigates: The Epic History of the Founding of the U.S. Navy

Ian W. Toll · W. W. Norton; First Edition edition
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

How "a handful of bastards and outlaws fighting under a piece of striped bunting" humbled the omnipotent British Navy.Before the ink was dry on the U.S. Constitution, the establishment of a permanent military had become the most divisive issue facing the new government. Would...
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The Taking of K-129: How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History

JOSH DEAN · Dutton
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

An incredible true tale of espionage and engineering set at the height of the Cold War - a mix between The Hunt for Red October and Argo - about how the CIA, the U.S. Navy, and America's most eccentric mogul spent six years and nearly a billion dollars to steal the nuclear-armed Soviet...
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Thief-Taker Hangings: How Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Wild, and Jack Sheppard Captivated London and Created the Celebrity Criminal

Aaron Skirboll · Globe Pequot Press
Format: Hardcover

After the Glorious Revolution, a not so glorious age of lawlessness befell England. Crime ran rampant, and highwaymen, thieves, and prostitutes ruled the land. Execution by hanging often punished the smallest infractions, and rip-roaring stories of fearless criminals proliferated, giving...
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We the People

Harold Evans · Little
Pages: 408
Format: Hardcover

"Harry Evans has edited everything from the urgent files of battlefield reporters to the complex thought processes of Henry Kissinger. He's even been knighted for his services to journalism. In DO I MAKE MYSELF CLEAR?, he brings his indispensable insight to us all in his definite guide...
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All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor's Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor

Donald Stratton · William Morrow
Pages: 306
Format: Print book

The extraordinary first and only memoir by a survivor of the USS Arizona, published in conjunction with the seventy-fifth anniversary of Pearl Harbor. An unforgettable and moving story of tragedy, heroism, resilience, and redemption that is sure to become an enduring document of American...
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Finding Your Roots: The Official Companion to the PBS Series

Henry Louis Gates Jr. · The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 330
Format: Hardcover

Who are we, and where do we come from? The fundamental drive to answer these questions is at the heart of Finding Your Roots, the companion book to the PBS documentary series seen by 30 million people. As Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. shows us, the tools of cutting-edge genomics...
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The Expectant Father: The Ultimate Guide for Dads-to-Be

Armin A. Brott · Abbeville Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The fourth edition of this best-selling, ground-breaking, information-packed guide for dads-to-be is now significantly, updated, revised, and expanded.We are expecting! The twentieth-anniversary edition of this thoroughly updated and revised parenting classic remains the most informative...
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Pearl Harbor: FDR Leads the Nation Into War

Steven M. Gillon · Basic Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Franklin D. Roosevelt famously called December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy. History would prove him correct the events of that daywhen the Japanese bombed Pearl Harborended the Great Depression, changed the course of FDRs presidency, and swept America into World War II. In Pearl...
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50 Ways to Get a Job: An Unconventional Guide to Finding Work on Your Terms

Dev Aujla · TarcherPerigee
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

A new personalized way to find the perfect job - while staying calm during the process. You are so much more than a resume or job application, but how can you communicate that to your potential employer? You need to learn to ask the right questions, stop using job sites, and start doing...
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Dutch Treats: Heirloom Recipes from Farmhouse Kitchens

William Woys Weaver · St. Lynn's Press
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Internationally known food historian William Woys Weaver presents a richly photographed gastronomical journey into the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch food traditions, with more than 100 heritage recipes and the colorful stories behind them - including Shoofly Cake, New Year's Pretzels...
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4th Rock from the Sun: The Story of Mars

Nicky Jenner · Bloomsbury Sigma
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Mars is ingrained in our culture, from H. G. Wells's 1898 novel The War of the Worlds to Looney Tunes's hapless Marvin the Martian to David Bowie's extraterrestrial spiders. Ancient mythologies defined the planet as a violent harbinger of war, stargazers puzzled over its peculiar motion,...
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The All New Illustrated Guide to Everything Sold in Hardware Stores

Steve Ettlinger · Cool Springs Press
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Learn aboutthe most essential tools and hardware needed for everyday home repair and improvement with The All New Illustrated Guide to Everything Sold in Hardware Stores.From first-time homebuyers to frequent hardware store customers, anyone who owns or rents a home will benefit from knowing...
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Furniture Makeovers: Simple Techniques for Transforming Furniture with Paint, Stains, Paper, Stencils, and More

Barb Blair · Chronicle Books
Format: Hardcover

Furniture Makeovers shows how to transform tired furniture into stunning showpieces. You'll never look at a hand-me-down dresser the same way again! The book offers 26 easy-to-follow techniques that can be applied to all different types of pieces, from bookshelves to desks: painting,...
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Incarnations: A History of India in Fifty Lives

Sunil Khilnani · Farrar
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

An entertaining and provocative account of India's past, written by one of the country's leading thinkersFor all of India's myths, its sea of stories and moral epics, Indian history remains a curiously unpeopled place. In Incarnations, Sunil Khilnani fills that space, recapturing the human...
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Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More

Morten T Hansen · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 310
Format: eBook

From the New York Times bestselling author of Great by Choice comes an authoritative, practical guide to individual performance - based on analysis from an exhaustive, groundbreaking study.Why do some people perform better at work than others? This deceptively simple question continues...
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