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James Madison: A Life Reconsidered

Lynne Cheney · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 564
Format: Hardcover

A major new biography of the fourth president of the United States by New York Times bestselling author Lynne Cheney This majestic new biography of James Madison explores the astonishing story of a man of vaunted modesty who audaciously changed the world. Among the Founding Fathers, Madison...
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Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered

Dianne Hales · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

Everybody knows her smile, but no one knows her story: Meet the flesh-and-blood woman who became one of the most famous artistic subjects of all time - Mona Lisa.A genius immortalized her. A French king paid a fortune for her. An emperor coveted her. Every year more than nine million visitors...
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The Last Men Out: Life on the Edge at Rescue 2 Firehouse

Tom Downey · Henry Holt and Co.; First Edition edition
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The inside story of one of America’s most elite firehouses and the extraordinary brotherhood of men who face extreme danger every dayFirefighting is a world of absolutes: evil is a red devil that wants destruction and death, good is a charged hose line, full of water to fight the flames....
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Scalia: A Court of One

Bruce Allen Murphy · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 644
Format: Hardcover

An authoritative, deeply researched biography of the most controversial and outspoken Supreme Court justice of our time and how he chose to be "right" rather than influential.Antonin Scalia knew only success in the first fifty years of his life. His sterling academic and legal...
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Magill's Literary Annual 2015: 2 Volume Set - Print Purchase Includes Free Online Access

Salem Press · Salem Press; Har/Psc edition
Format: Hardcover

Each year, Magills Literary Annual critically evaluates 200 major examples of serious literature published during the previous calendar year. the philosophy behind our selection process is to cover works that are likely to be of interest to general readers, that are written by authors being...
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Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991: A History

Orlando Figes · Holt & Company, Henry
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From the author of A People's Tragedy, an original reading of the Russian Revolution, examining it not as a single event but as a hundred-year cycle of violence in pursuit of utopian dreamsIn this elegant and incisive account, Orlando Figes offers an illuminating new perspective on the Russian...
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SISTER QUEENS: The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile

Julia Fox · Ballantine Books; 1ST edition
Format: Book

Publishers WeeklyDaughters of Spain's Isabella and Ferdinand, the sister queens Katherine of England and Juana of Castile epitomized the pitfalls of being "born female in a male-dominated society." Although Juana became queen of Castile after Isabella's death, her closest...
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Daughters of the Samurai: A Journey from East to West and Back

Janice P. Nimura · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

"Surprising and richly satisfying" (Megan Marshall) ; "beautifully crafted . . . subtle, polished, and poised" (Stacy Schiff) .In 1871, five young girls were sent by the Japanese government to the United States. Their mission: learn Western ways and return to help...
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Magill's Literary Annual 2015: 2 Volume Set - Print Purchase Includes Free Online Access

Salem Press · Salem Press; Har/Psc edition
Format: Hardcover

Each year, Magills Literary Annual critically evaluates 200 major examples of serious literature published during the previous calendar year. the philosophy behind our selection process is to cover works that are likely to be of interest to general readers, that are written by authors being...
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