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It's Good to Be Gronk
It's Good to Be Gronk

Rob "Gronk" Gronkowski · Gallery/Jeter Publishing
Format: Hardcover

NFL player Rob Gronkowski "takes fans from the field to the locker room to the VIP room to the talk show green room to his parents' kitchen table--a full tour of the world according to Gronk"--Amazon.com.
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Eight Amazing Engineering Stories: Using the Elements to Create Extraordinary Technologies
Eight Amazing Engineering Stories: Using the Elements to Create Extraordinary Technologies

Bill Hammack · Articulate Noise Books
Pages: 202
Format: Paperback

Eight Amazing Engineering Stories reveals the stories behind how engineers use specific elements to create the material world around us. In eight chapters, the EngineerGuy team exposes the magnificence of the innovation and engineering of digital camera imagers, tiny accelerometers, atomic...
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On the Backroad to Heaven: Old Order Hutterites, Mennonites, Amish, and Brethren
On the Backroad to Heaven: Old Order Hutterites, Mennonites, Amish, and Brethren

Donald B. Kraybill · The Johns Hopkins University Press; 1St Edition edition
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

On the Backroad to Heaven is a unique guidebook to the world of Old Order Anabaptist groups. Focusing on four Old Order communities -- the Hutterites, Mennonites, Amish, and Brethren -- Donald B. Kraybill and Carl Desportes Bowman provide a fascinating overview of their culture, growth,...
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Thief-Taker Hangings: How Daniel Defoe, Jonathan Wild, and Jack Sheppard Captivated London and Created the Celebrity Criminal
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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Half That Has Never Been Told
Half That Has Never Been Told

Edward E Baptist · Basic Books
Format: Print book

Americans tend to assume that modern historiography has produced a full and complete understanding of slavery in the United States, as a shameful pre-modern institution, existing in isolation from America's later success. But while we have long since rejected the idealistic depiction of happy...
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The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography
The Crusades of Cesar Chavez: A Biography

Miriam Pawel · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 548
Format: Book

Cesar Chavez founded a labor union, launched a movement, and inspired a generation. He rose from migrant worker to national icon, becoming one of the great charismatic leaders of the 20th century. Two decades after his death, Chavez remains the most significant Latino leader in US history....
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Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America
Blood at the Root: A Racial Cleansing in America

Patrick Phillips · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A gripping tale of racial cleansing in Forsyth County, Georgia, and a harrowing testament to the deep roots of racial violence in America.Forsyth County, Georgia, at the turn of the twentieth century was home to a large African American community that included ministers and teachers, farmers...
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Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal
Neptune's Inferno: The U.S. Navy at Guadalcanal

James D. Hornfischer · Bantam; First edition
Format: Hardcover

With The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors and Ship of Ghosts James D Hornfischer created essential and enduring narratives about Americarsquos World War II Navy works of unique immediacy distinguished by rich portraits of ordinary men in extremis and exclusive new information Now he does...
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The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan
The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom Battle That Brought Down the Klan

Laurence Leamer · William Morrow
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The New York Times bestselling author of The Kennedy Women chronicles the powerful and spellbinding true story of a brutal race-based killing in 1981 and subsequent trials that undid one of the most pernicious organizations in American history - the Ku Klux Klan.On a Friday night in March...
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Surprise Attack: From Pearl Harbor to 9/11 to Benghazi
Surprise Attack: From Pearl Harbor to 9/11 to Benghazi

Larry Hancock · Counterpoint
Format: Hardcover

Surprise Attack explores sixty plus years of military and terror threats against the United States. It examines the intelligence tools and practices that provided warnings of those attacks and evaluates the United States' responses, both in preparedness - and most importantly - the effectiveness...
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Rescue at Los Baños: The Most Daring Prison Camp Raid of World War II
Rescue at Los Baños: The Most Daring Prison Camp Raid of World War II

Bruce Henderson · William Morrow Paperbacks
Format: Paperback

From the bestselling author of Hero Found comes the incredible true story of one of the greatest military rescues of all time, the 1945 World War II prison camp raid at Los Baños in the Philippines—a tale of daring, courage, and heroism that joins the ranks of Ghost Soldiers,...
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The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story
The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

Douglas Preston · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

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 about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran...
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Travels through American History in the Mid-Atlantic: A Guide for All Ages
Travels through American History in the Mid-Atlantic: A Guide for All Ages

Charles W. Mitchell · Johns Hopkins University Press
Format: Book

Few regions of the United States boast as many historically significant sites as the mid-Atlantic. Travels through American History in the Mid-Atlantic brings to life sixteen easily accessible historical destinations in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Washington, D.C., the Potomac Valley, and Virginia....
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SISTER QUEENS: The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile
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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