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Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story
Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

Mollie Gregory · University Press of Kentucky,
Pages: 360
Format: Print book

They've traded punches in knockdown brawls, crashed biplanes through barns, and raced to the rescue in fast cars. They add suspense and drama to the story, portraying the swimmer stalked by the menacing shark, the heroine dangling twenty feet below a soaring hot air balloon, or the woman...
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Part of Our Lives: A People's History of the American Public Library
Part of Our Lives: A People's History of the American Public Library

Wayne A Wiegand · Oxford University Press
Pages: 331
Format: Print book

Despite dire predictions in the late twentieth century that public libraries would not survive the turn of the millennium, their numbers have only increased. Two of three Americans frequent a public library at least once a year, and nearly that many are registered borrowers. Although library...
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Where Divers Dare: The Hunt for the Last U-Boat
Where Divers Dare: The Hunt for the Last U-Boat

Randall S Peffer · Berkley Calibre
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In the tradition of Shadow Divers, this is the gripping true account of the search for German U-boat U-550, the last unfound, diveable wreck of a U-boat off the United States coast, and the battle in which it was sunk. On April 16, 1944, the SS Pan Pennsylvania was torpedoed and sunk...
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The Fall of the House of Wilde: Oscar Wilde and His Family
The Fall of the House of Wilde: Oscar Wilde and His Family

Emer O'Sullivan · Bloomsbury Press
Pages: 495
Format: Print book

The first biography of Oscar Wilde that places him within the context of his family and social and historical milieu--a compelling volume that finally tells the whole story.It's widely known that Oscar Wilde was precociously intellectual, flamboyant, and hedonistic--but lesser so that he owed...
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Crazy Horse : the Lakota warrior's life & legacy : the Edward Clown family
Crazy Horse : the Lakota warrior's life & legacy : the Edward Clown family

William B Matson · Gibbs Smith
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

The Edward Clown family, nearest living relatives to the Lakota war leader, presents the family tales and memories told to them about their famous grandfather. In many ways the oral history differs from what has become the standard and widely accepted biography of Crazy Horse. The family...
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The Senator from New England: The Rise of JFK
The Senator from New England: The Rise of JFK

Sean J. Savage · Excelsior Editions
Pages: 378
Format: eBook

Chronicles JFK's growing confidence and ambition while a member of the US Senate.John F. Kennedy's path to the presidency began during his eight years of service in the United States Senate. In The Senator from New England, Sean J. Savage contends that Kennedy initially pursued...
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The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer
The Midnight Assassin: Panic, Scandal, and the Hunt for America's First Serial Killer

Skip Hollandsworth · Henry Holt and Co., 2016.
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A sweeping narrative history of a terrifying serial killer--America's first--who stalked Austin, Texas in 1885In the late 1800s, the city of Austin, Texas was on the cusp of emerging from an isolated western outpost into a truly cosmopolitan metropolis. But beginning in December 1884, Austin...
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Hitler's Forgotten Children: A True Story of the Lebensborn Program and One Woman's Search for Her Real Identity
Hitler's Forgotten Children: A True Story of the Lebensborn Program and One Woman's Search for Her Real Identity

Ingrid Von Oelhafen · Berkley Caliber
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Created by Heinrich Himmler, the Lebensborn program abducted as many as half a million children from across Europe. Through a process called Germanization, they were to become the next generation of the Aryan master race in the second phase of the Final Solution. In the summer of 1942,...
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Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Carlo Rovelli · Riverhead Books
Pages: 86
Format: Print book

Look out for Carlo Rovelli's next book, Reality Is Not What It Seems.Instant New York Times Bestseller"One of the year's most entrancing books about science." - The Wall Street Journal"Clear, elegant...a whirlwind tour of some of the biggest ideas in physics." - The New York...
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The Last Goodnight: A World War II Story of Espionage, Adventure, and Betrayal
The Last Goodnight: A World War II Story of Espionage, Adventure, and Betrayal

Howard Blum · Harper Collins Publishers
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Dark Invasion, channels Erik Larson and Ben Macintyre in this riveting biography of Betty Pack, the dazzling American debutante who became an Allied spy during WWII and was hailed by OSS chief General "Wild Bill" Donovan as "the...
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The Brazen Age: New York City and the American Empire: Politics, Art, and Bohemia
The Brazen Age: New York City and the American Empire: Politics, Art, and Bohemia

David Reid · Pantheon Books
Pages: 504
Format: Print book

A brilliant, sweeping, and unparalleled look at the extraordinarily rich culture and turbulent politics of New York City between the years 1945 and 1950, The Brazen Age opens with Franklin Delano Roosevelt's campaign tour through the city's boroughs in 1944. He would see little...
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How Grand a Flame: A Chronicle of a Plantation Family, 1813-1947
How Grand a Flame: A Chronicle of a Plantation Family, 1813-1947

Clyde Bresee · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 219
Format: Book

"Wake me at four o'clock. We're going to see some action." When the guns opened on Fort Sumter across the harbor in April of 1861, two young men, one white and one black, were watching together from the cupola of the big house on the Lawton plantation, which stretched...
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How English Became English: A Short History of a Global Language
How English Became English: A Short History of a Global Language

Simon Horobin · Oxford University Press 2016.
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

The English Language is spoken by more than a billion people throughout the world. But where did English come from? And how has it evolved into the language used today? In How English Became English Simon Horobin investigates the evolution of the English language, examining how the language...
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Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World
Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World

Ann Shen · Chronicle Books
Pages: 216
Format: Print book

Aphra Behn, first female professional writer. Sojourner Truth, activist and abolitionist. Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer. Marie Curie, first woman to win the Nobel Prize. Joan Jett, godmother of punk. The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this gorgeously illustrated book were...
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