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The Romanovs: 1613-1918

Simon Sebag Montefiore · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 744
Format: Print book

The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface for three centuries. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world's greatest empire? And how did they lose it all?

This is the intimate story of twenty tsars...

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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...

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The Mirror Test: America at War in Iraq and Afghanistan

J Kael Weston · Alfred A Knopf, 2016.
Pages: 608
Format: Print book

A powerfully written firsthand account of the human costs of conflict, The Mirror Test asks that we as a nation look in the mirror and address hard questions about America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. J. Kael Weston spent seven years on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan working...
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From Silk to Silicon: The Story of Globalization Through Ten Extraordinary Lives

Jeffrey E. Garten · Harper
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

The story of globalization, the most powerful force in history, as told through the life and times of ten people who changed the world by their singular, spectacular accomplishments.This is the first book to look at the history of globalization through the lens of individuals who did something...
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Henry's Men: And the Men Who Made Him

Tracy Borman · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Henry VIII is best known in history for his tempestuous marriages and the fates of his six wives. However, as acclaimed historian Tracy Borman makes clear in her illuminating new chronicle of Henry's life, his reign and reputation were hugely influenced by the men who surrounded and interacted...
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Victoria: The Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire

Julia Baird · Random House
Pages: 696
Format: Print book

This page-turning biography reveals the real woman behind the myth: a bold, glamorous, unbreakable queen - a Victoria for our times. Drawing on previously unpublished papers, this stunning new portrait is a story of love and heartbreak, of devotion and grief, of strength and resilience.

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Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon

Robert Kurson · Random House
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The riveting inside story of three heroic astronauts who took on the challenge of mankind's historic first mission to the Moon, from the bestselling author of Shadow Divers.

"Robert Kurson tells the tale of Apollo 8 with novelistic...
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The Invention of Russia: From Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War

Arkady Ostrovsky · Viking
Pages: 374
Format: Print book



"Fast-paced and excellently written ... much needed, dispassionate and eminently readable." - New York Times

"Filled with sparkling prose and deep analysis." -The...
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Pandemic : tracking contagions, from cholera to Ebola and beyond

Sonia Shah · Sarah Crichton Books
Pages: 271
Format: eBook

Scientists agree that a pathogen is likely to cause a global pandemic in the near future. But which one? And how? Over the past fifty years, more than three hundred infectious diseases have either newly emerged or reemerged. Ninety percent of epidemiologists expect that one of them will...
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Women: The National Geographic Image Collection

National Geographic · National Geographic
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

This powerful photography collection, drawn from the celebrated National Geographic archive, reveals the lives of women from around the globe, accompanied by revelatory new interviews and portraits of contemporary trailblazers including Oprah Winfrey, Jane Goodall, and Christiane Amanpour.

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Blood Brothers: The Story of the Strange Friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill

Deanne Stillman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 286
Format: Hardcover

The little known story of the unlikely friendship of two famous figures of the American West - Buffalo Bill Cody and Sitting Bull - told through their time in Cody's Wild West show in the 1880s.

It was in Brooklyn, New York, in 1883 that William F. Cody - known across the land as Buffalo...
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Empress of the East: How a European Slave Girl Became Queen of the Ottoman Empire

Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The extraordinary story of the Russian slave girl Roxelana, who rose from concubine to become the only queen of the Ottoman empireIn Empress of the East, historian Leslie Peirce tells the remarkable story of a Christian slave girl, Roxelana, who was abducted by slave traders from her Ruthenian...
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Airborne in 1943: The Daring Allied Air Campaign Over the North Sea

Kevin Wilson · Pegasus Books
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

A gripping account of the heroism of bomber planes in 1943 -- the year the "Dambusters" embarked on a campaign to try to win World War II in one quick stroke.

The year 1943 saw the beginning of an unprecedented bombing campaign against Germany. Over the next twelve months,...
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Lexington and Concord: The Battle Heard Round the World

GEORGE C DAUGHAN · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning historian reinterprets the battle that launched the American Revolution.

George C. Daughan's magnificently detailed account of the Battle of Lexington and Concord challenges the prevailing narrative of the American War of Independence. It was, Daughan argues, based...

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