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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 Great Suppression: Voting Rights, Corporate Cash, and the Conservative Assault on Democracy

Zachary Roth · Crown
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A deeply reported look inside the new conservative movement working to undermine American democracy. Control of the country is up for grabs - and Republicans have been rigging the game in their favor. Twenty-two states have passed restrictions on voting. Ruthless gerrymandering has given...
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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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America's Pastor: Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation

Grant Wacker · Belknap Press
Format: Hardcover

During a career spanning sixty years, the Reverend Billy Grahams resonant voice and chiseled profile entered the living rooms of millions of Americans with a message that called for personal transformation through Gods grace. How did a lanky farm kid from North Carolina become an evangelist...
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Masao: A Nisei Soldier's Secret and Heroic Role in World War II

Sandra Vea · Dma Books
Pages: 345

He couldn't speak of his secret role in World War II for thirty years after the war ended. Now in his nineties, the elderly soldier narrates his unique and untold story about World War II and it changes the interviewer's life forever. In 1941, Masao was drafted in the U.S. Army...
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Jefferson and Hamilton: The Rivalry That Forged a Nation

John Ferling · Bloomsbury Press
Format: Print book

From the award-winning author of Almost a Miracle and The Ascent of George Washington, this is the rare work of scholarship that offers us irresistible human drama even as it enriches our understanding of deep themes in our nation’s history. The decade of the 1790s has been called...
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Philomena: A Mother, Her Son, and a Fifty-Year Search

Martin Sixsmith · Penguin Books
Pages: 448
Format: Paperback

New York Times BestsellerNow a major motion picture starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan and nominated for four Academy Awards: the heartbreaking true story of an Irishwoman and the secret she kept for 50 yearsWhen she became pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena Lee was sent...
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Betty Crocker Lost Recipes: Beloved Vintage Recipes for Today's Kitchen

BETTY CROCKER · Betty Crocker
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

A captivating collection that celebrates the wonderful recipes from the Betty Crocker archives in a package that appeals to the modern cook​Betty Crocker Lost Recipes is the ultimate treasure for the most devoted Betty Crocker fans, as well as cooks who are interested in recipes...
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The dead duke, his secret wife, and the missing corpse : an extraordinary Edwardian case of deception and intrigue

Piu Marie Eatwell · Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, 2015.
Pages: 338
Format: Print book

"One of the most notorious and bizarre mysteries of the Edwardian age, for readers who loved The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher. At the close of the Victorian era, as now, privacy was power. The extraordinarily wealthy 5th Duke of Portland had a mania for it, hiding in his horsedrawn carriage...
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Maeve's Times: In Her Own Words

Maeve Binchy · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 385
Format: Paperback

Before she was a bestselling novelist, Maeve Binchy started out as a columnist for The Irish Times. Her articles - focused on the famous and the obscure alike - were filled with the warmth, wit, and keen human interest that readers would come to love in her fiction. From royal weddings...
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Brave Men

Ernie Pyle · Bison Books
Pages: 513
Format: Paperback

Europe was in the throes of World War II, and when America joined the fighting, Ernie Pyle went along. Long before television beamed daily images of combat into our living rooms, Pyle’s on-the-spot reporting gave the American public a firsthand view of what war was like for the boys...
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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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Killing the Rising Sun: How America Vanquished World War II Japan

Bill O'Reilly · Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 323
Format: Print book

The powerful and riveting new book in the multimillion-selling Killing series by Bill O'Reilly and Martin DugardAutumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese...
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The Oxford encyclopedia of the history of American science, medicine, and technology

Hugh Richard Slotten · Oxford University Press

Science, medicine, and technology have become increasingly important to the average individual in modern society. The importance of these three fields is in many ways one of the defining characteristics of modernity. Understanding their history is essential for educated individuals. Science,...
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