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Chase's Calendar of Events 2017: The Ultimate Go-To Guide for Special Days, Weeks and Months

Editors of Chase's · Bernan Press
Pages: 752
Format: Print book

Find out what's going on any day of the year, anywhere across the globe!The world's datebook, Chase's is the definitive day-by-day resource of what America and the wider world are celebrating and commemorating. Founded in 1957 on a reputation for accuracy and comprehensiveness,...
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Five Presidents: My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford

Clint Hill · Gallery Books
Pages: 451
Format: Print book

A rare and fascinating portrait of the American presidency from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Kennedy and Me and Five Days in November.Secret Service agent Clint Hill brings history intimately and vividly to life as he reflects on his seventeen years protecting the most...
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Beyond the Northlands: Viking Voyages and the Old Norse Sagas

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough · Oxford University Press 2016.
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In the dying days of the eighth century, the Vikings erupted onto the international stage with brutal raids and slaughter. The medieval Norsemen may be best remembered as monk murderers and village pillagers, but this is far from the whole story. Throughout the Middle Ages, long-ships transported...
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1001 Inventions That Changed the World

Jack Challoner · Barron's
Pages: 960
Format: Print book

We take thousands of inventions for granted, using them daily and enjoying their benefits. But how much do we really know about their origins and development? This absorbing new book tells the stories behind the inventions that have changed the world, with details about-- Convenience...
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The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra

Helen Rappaport · St Martins Pr
Pages: 492
Format: Print book

A New York Times Bestseller for 12 weeks! "Helen Rappaport paints a compelling portrait of the doomed grand duchesses." -- People magazine"The public spoke of the sisters in a gentile, superficial manner, but Rappaport captures sections of letters and diary entries to showcase...
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Pennsylvania Mining Families: The Search for Dignity in the Coalfields

Barry P Michrina · University Press of Kentucky
Pages: 186
Format: Hardcover

In Pennsylvania Mining Families, Barry P. Michrina offers a luminous portrait of Pennsylvania coal miners and their response to economic oppression. He follows them from the great coal strike of 1927 through daily threats of injury and death in the mines to the departure of children and grandchildren...
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Chaucer's Tale: 1386 and the Road to Canterbury

Paul Strohm · Viking
Format: Hardcover

A lively microbiography of Chaucer that tells the story of the tumultuous year that led to the creation of The Canterbury TalesIn 1386, Geoffrey Chaucer endured his worst year, but began his best poem. The father of English literature did not enjoy in his lifetime the literary celebrity...
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City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York

Tyler Anbinder · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 768
Format: Print book

A defining American story, never before told with such breadth of scope, lavish research, and resounding spirit With more than three million foreign-born residents today, New York has been America's defining port of entry for nearly four centuries, a magnet for transplants from all over...
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Churchill: Walking with Destiny

ANDREW ROBERTS · Viking
Pages: 1088
Format: Hardcover

A landmark reconsideration of the iconic war leader, based on extensive new material--from private letters to war cabinet meetings-- by the bestselling, award-winning author of Napoleon and The Storm of War.When we seek an example of unalloyed courage, the man who comes to mind is Winston...
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Weird Pennsylvania: Your Travel Guide to Pennsylvania's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets

Mark Sceurman · Sterling
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Praise for Weird Pennsylvania: “Fun, amazing, and arrestingly illustrated.”  —Booklist “…a real fine read and can serve as a travel guide for a trek among the unusual, odd and scary parts of our “weird” state.”  —Pennsylvania...
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The Mathews Men: Seven Brothers and the War Against Hitler's U-boats

William Geroux · Viking
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

"Vividly drawn and emotionally gripping." - Daniel James Brown, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Boys in the BoatOne of the last unheralded heroic stories of World War II: the U-boat assault off the American coast against the men of the U.S. Merchant Marine who were...
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The Autobiography Of Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt · Da Capo Press
Pages: 504
Format: Paperback

The long and eventful life of Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) was full of rich experiences and courageous actions. The niece of Theodore Roosevelt, she married a distant relative and Columbia University law student named Franklin Delano Roosevelt; he gradually ascended throughout the world...
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The End of Tsarist Russia: The March to World War I and Revolution

D C B Lieven · Viking
Pages: 426
Format: Print book

"Lieven has a double gift: first, for harvesting details to convey the essence of an era and, second, for finding new, startling, and clarifying elements in familiar stories. This is history with a heartbeat, and it could not be more engrossing." - Foreign AffairsOne of the world's...
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The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

Douglas Preston · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 326
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller! A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle.Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated...
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Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton

Tilar J. Mazzeo · Gallery Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of Irena's Children comes a comprehensive and riveting biography of the extraordinary life and times of Eliza Hamilton, the wife of founding father Alexander Hamilton, and a powerful, unsung hero in America's early days. Fans fell in love with...
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