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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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The Bill of Rights: The Fight to Secure America's Liberties

Carol Berkin · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

The real story of how the Bill of Rights came to be: a concise, vivid history of political strategy, big egos, and partisan interest that set the terms of the ongoing contest between the federal government and the states.Revered today for articulating America’s founding principles,...
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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

David Grann · Doubleday
Pages: 338
Format: Hardcover

From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage...
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Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War

Mary Roach · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 285
Format: Print book

A New York Times / National Bestseller "America's funniest science writer" (Washington Post) Mary Roach explores the science of keeping human beings intact, awake, sane, uninfected, and uninfested in the bizarre and extreme circumstances of war.Grunt tackles the science behind...
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George Washington: The Wonder of the Age

John H Rhodehamel · Yale University Press
Pages: 353
Format: Print book

A much-needed concise biography of America's first president As editor of the award-winning Library of America collection of George Washington's writings and a curator of the great man's original papers, John Rhodehamel has established himself as an authority of our nation's...
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Inside the Dream Palace: The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel

Sherill Tippins · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The next best thing to having a room key to the Chelsea Hotel during each of its famous—and infamous—decades The Chelsea Hotel, since its founding by a visionary French architect in 1884, has been an icon of American invention a cultural dynamo and haven for the counterculture, all in one astonishing...
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Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

Margot Lee Shetterly · William Morrow
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times bestsellerThe phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA at the leading edge of the feminist and civil rights movement, whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space - a powerful, revelatory contribution that...
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The Zimmermann Telegram

Barbara W Tuchman · Ballantine Books
Pages: 244
Format: Print book

The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmermann Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman's classic histories of the First World War era In January 1917, the war in Europe was, at best, a tragic standoff. Britain knew that all was lost unless the United...
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Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer

Bettina Stangneth · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A total and groundbreaking reassessment of the life of Adolf Eichmannmdasha superb work of scholarship that reveals his activities and notoriety among a global network of National Socialists following the collapse of the Third Reich and that permanently challenges Hannah Arendtrsquos notion...
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The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914

Margaret MacMillan · Random House
Format: Hardcover

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • The Economist • The Christian Science Monitor • Bloomberg Businessweek • The Globe and MailFrom the bestselling and award-winning author of Paris 1919 comes a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction,...
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The Hatchet and the Plow: The Life and Times of Chief Cornplanter

William W Betts · iUniverse
Pages: 421
Format: Paperback

The Seneca war-chief Cornplanter was one of the most prominent and influential of all Native Americans during colonial times and throughout the American Revolution. The son of a Dutch trader and an Indian woman, he lived a long and intensely active life. Drama attended him everywhere. Chief...
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Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to Mars

Nathalia Holt · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space.In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite...
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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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