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The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor: Elizabeth I, Thomas Seymour, and the Making of a Virgin Queen
The Temptation of Elizabeth Tudor: Elizabeth I, Thomas Seymour, and the Making of a Virgin Queen

Elizabeth Norton · Pegasus Books
Pages: 324
Format: Print book

A power-hungry and charming courtier. An impressionable and trusting princess. The Tudor court in the wake of Henry VIII's death had never been more perilous for the young Elizabeth, where rumors had the power to determine her fateEngland, late 1547. King Henry VIII Is dead. His fourteen-year-old...
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The Last Voyageurs: Retracing La Salle's Journey Across America: Sixteen Teenagers on an Adventure of a Lifetime
The Last Voyageurs: Retracing La Salle's Journey Across America: Sixteen Teenagers on an Adventure of a Lifetime

Lorraine Boissoneault · Pegasus Books
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

In 1976, America's bicentennial, 24 young men set out to re-create French explorer La Salle's voyage down the entire length of the Mississippi River, abandoning their modern identities in order to live like the voyageurs of the 1600s... Reid Lewis never wanted to be an ordinary...
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American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant
American Ulysses: A Life of Ulysses S. Grant

Ronald C White · Random House
Pages: 826
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the author of A. Lincoln, a major new biography of one of America's greatest generals - and most misunderstood presidents In his time, Ulysses S. Grant was routinely grouped with George Washington and Abraham Lincoln in the "Trinity of Great American...
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Jungle of Stone: The Extraordinary Journey of John L. Stephens and Frederick Catherwood
Jungle of Stone: The Extraordinary Journey of John L. Stephens and Frederick Catherwood

William Carlsen · William Morrow
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

New York Times Bestseller (Expeditions) "Thrilling. ... A captivating history of two men who dramatically changed their contemporaries' view of the past." - Kirkus (starred review) "[An] adventure tale that make[s] Indiana Jones seem tame." - Library JournalIn...
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Who Killed These Girls?: Cold Case: The Yogurt Shop Murders
Who Killed These Girls?: Cold Case: The Yogurt Shop Murders

Beverly Lowry · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From the author of Crossed Over, another masterful account of a horrible crime: the murder of four girls, countless other ruined lives, and the evolving complications of the justice system that frustrated the massive attempts--for twenty-five years now--to find and punish those who committed...
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Jackson, 1964: And Other Dispatches from Fifty Years of Reporting on Race in America
Jackson, 1964: And Other Dispatches from Fifty Years of Reporting on Race in America

Calvin Trillin · Random House Publishing Group
Pages: 304
Format: eBook

From bestselling author and beloved New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin, a deeply resonant, career-spanning collection of articles on race and racism, from the 1960s to the present In the early sixties, Calvin Trillin got his start as a journalist covering the Civil Rights Movement in the South....
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Somme: Into the Breach
Somme: Into the Breach

Hugh Sebag-Montefiore · The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Pages: 607
Format: Print book

The notion of battles as the irreducible building blocks of war demands a single verdict of each campaign -- victory, defeat, stalemate. But this kind of accounting leaves no room to record the nuances and twists of actual conflict. In Somme: Into the Breach, the noted military historian...
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Streetwise Chicago: A History of Chicago Street Names
Streetwise Chicago: A History of Chicago Street Names

Don Hayner · Wild Onion Books
Pages: 153
Format: Hardcover

A comprehensive dictionary of Chicago street names with short entries explaining the origin of the name, if known.
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Northmen: The Viking Saga AD 793-1241
Northmen: The Viking Saga AD 793-1241

John Haywood · Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

From Finland to Newfoundland and Jelling to Jerusalem, follow in the wake of the Vikings -- a transformative story of a people that begins with paganism and ends in Christendom. In AD 800, the Scandinavians were just barbarians in longships. Though they held sway in the north, their power...
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When Women Win: EMILY's List and the Rise of Women in American Politics
When Women Win: EMILY's List and the Rise of Women in American Politics

Ellen Malcolm · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 358
Format: Print book

The dramatic inside story of the rise of women in elected office over the past quarter-century, from the pioneering founder of three-million-member EMILY's List - one of the most influential players in today's political landscape In 1985, aware of the near-total absence of women in Congress,...
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Rough Riders: Theodore Roosevelt, His Cowboy Regiment, and the Immortal Charge Up San Juan Hill
Rough Riders: Theodore Roosevelt, His Cowboy Regiment, and the Immortal Charge Up San Juan Hill

Mark Lee Gardner · William Morrow
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

The first definitive account of this legendary fighting force and its extraordinary leader, Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Lee Gardner's Rough Riders is narrative nonfiction at its most invigorating and compulsively readable. Its dramatic unfolding of a familiar, yet not-fully-known story will...
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The First Americans
The First Americans

Time-Life Books. · Time-Life Books
Pages: 183
Format: Book

The editors of Time-Life Books have produced another exciting series: American Indians. The First Americans are brought to you in extraordinary detail through vivid photography and engaging, informative text.
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The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State
The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State

Lisa McGirr · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking history of Prohibition and a new creation story for the powerful American state.Prohibition has long been portrayed as a "noble experiment" that failed, a newsreel story of glamorous gangsters, flappers, and speakeasies. Now at last Lisa McGirr dismantles this...
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Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital
Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital

David Oshinsky · Doubleday
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian comes a riveting history of New York's iconic public hospital that charts the turbulent rise of American medicine. Bellevue Hospital, on New York City's East Side, occupies a colorful and horrifying place in the public imagination: a den of mangled...
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