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National Geographic The Civil War: A Traveler's Guide

National Geographic. · National Geographic Soc, 2016.
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

Perfect for tour planning and on-the-ground use, this guide will prove indispensable on any expedition to explore Civil War history in America. Packed with color photographs, more than 600 historic battlefield and additional Civil War related sites, walking tours, 50 detailed maps, and the collective...
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Pandemic: Tracking Contagions, from Cholera to Ebola and Beyond

Sonia Shah · Sarah Crichton Books
Pages: 271
Format: Print book

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, appearing in territories where they've never been seen before....
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A Great and Terrible King: Edward I and the Forging of Britain

Marc Morris · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The first major biography of a truly formidable king, whose reign was one of the most dramatic and important of the entire Middle Ages, leading to war and conquest on an unprecedented scale. Edward I is familiar to millions as "Longshanks," conqueror of Scotland and nemesis of Sir William...
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Forge of Union, Anvil of Liberty: a Correspondent's Report on the First Federal Elections, the First Federal Congress, and the Bill of Rights

Jeffrey St John · Jameson Books
Pages: 288
Format: Book

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Future Days: Krautrock and the Birth of a Revolutionary New Music

David Stubbs · Melville House
Format: Hardcover

A sweeping history of the men and women who transformed postwar Germany—and created a musical genre that revolutionized rock and roll and gave birth to hip-hop.   West Germany after World War II was a country in shock estranged from its recent history, and adrift from the rest of Europe....
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The Freach and Keen Murders: The True Story of the Crime That Shocked and Changed a Community Forever

Kathleen P. Munley · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Hardcover

In November 1973, William J. Wright, a former patient and trustee of the Farview State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, brutally murdered two teenage boys, Edmund Keen and Paul Freach, in Lackawanna County, a region that took great pride in not only its history, but its reputation as a friendly,...
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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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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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The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an Epic College Basketball Rivalry

John Feinstein · Doubleday, 2016.
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

The riveting inside story of college basketball's fiercest rivalry among three coaching legends - University of North Carolina's Dean Smith, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, and North Carolina State's Jim Valvano - by the king of college basketball writers, #1 New York Times bestseller...
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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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Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul

Clara Bingham · Random House
Pages: 611
Format: Print book

The electrifying story of the turbulent year when the sixties ended and America teetered on the edge of revolutionAs the 1960s drew to a close, the United States was coming apart at the seams. From August 1969 to August 1970, the nation witnessed nine thousand protests and eighty-four acts...
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The Parker Sisters: A Border Kidnapping

Lucy Maddox · Temple University Press, 2016.
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

In 1851, Elizabeth Parker, a free black child in Chester County, Pennsylvania, was bound and gagged, snatched from a local farm, and hurried off to a Baltimore slave pen. Two weeks later, her teenage sister, Rachel, was abducted from another Chester County farm. Because slave catchers could...
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Lion of the Senate: When Ted Kennedy Rallied the Democrats in a GOP Congress

Nick Littlefield · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

"The best book I have read about the inner dynamics of the United States Senate." - Doris Kearns GoodwinTwo top domestic policy advisors to Senator Edward Kennedy offer an insider's view of several remarkable years when Kennedy fought to preserve the Democratic mission against...
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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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First Women: The Grace and Power of America's First Ladies

Kate Andersen Brower · Harper
Pages: 380
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the groundbreaking backstairs look at the White House, The Residence, comes an intimate, news-making look at the true modern power brokers at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue: the First Ladies, from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle...
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