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Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance

Christopher McDougall · Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
Pages: 337
Format: Print book

The best-selling author of Born to Run now travels to the Mediterranean, where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive and well on the island of Crete, and ready to be unleashed in the muscles and minds of casual athletes and aspiring heroes everywhere. After...
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1947: Where Now Begins

Elisabeth A?sbrink · Other Press
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning writer captures a year that defined the modern world, intertwining historical events around the globe with key moments from her personal history.The year 1947 marks a turning point in the twentieth century. Peace with Germany becomes a tool to fortify the West against the threats...
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God's Wolf: The Life of the Most Notorious of all Crusaders, Scourge of Saladin

Jeffrey Lee · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"[Jeffrey Lee] brings a blockbuster sensibility to this slice of the 12th century Levant." -- Dan Jones, Sunday Times (UK) In a 2010 terrorist plot, Al-Qaeda hid a bomb in a FedEx shipment addressed to Reynald de Chatillon, a knight who had died centuries ago in the crusades....
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Historic Sites and Landmarks That Shaped America [2 volumes]: From Acoma Pueblo to Ground Zero

Mitchell Newton-Matza · ABC-CLIO
Pages: 810
Format: Print book

Historic Sites and Landmarks That Shaped America: From Acoma Pueblo to Ground Zero encompasses more than 200 sites from the earliest settlements to the present, covering a wide variety of locations. It includes concise yet detailed entries on each landmark that explain its importance to the nation....
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The True American: Murder and Mercy in Texas

Anand Giridharadas · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A 2014 New York Times Book Review Notable Book and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction of 2014 Kate Tuttles pickNPR, Staff Pick The Dark Side, Science and Society Eye Opening Reads CategoriesAmazon, Best Books of 2014 Nonfiction Imagine that a terrorist...
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How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS

David France · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 624
Format: Print book

The definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic - from the creator of, and inspired by, the seminal documentary How to Survive a Plague. A riveting, powerful telling of the story of the grassroots movement of activists, many of them in a life-or-death struggle,...
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The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present

John Pomfret · Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 704
Format: Print book

A remarkable history of the two-centuries-old relationship between the United States and China, from the Revolutionary War to the present dayFrom the clipper ships that ventured to Canton hauling cargos of American ginseng to swap Chinese tea, to the US warships facing off against China's...
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The Handy State-by-State Answer Book: Faces, Places, and Famous Dates for All Fifty States

Samuel Etinde Crompton · Visible Ink Press
Pages: 450
Format: Print book

How did colonies, territories, and land purchases shape the United States of America? What differences - and similarities - are there between the states? What does each state bring to the union? From sea to shining sea, The Handy State-by-State Answer Book: Faces, Places, and Famous Dates...
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Grant

RON CHERNOW · Penguin Press
Pages: 1104
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman,...
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Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia

STEVEN STOLL · Hill and Wang
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

How the United States underdeveloped AppalachiaAppalachia -- among the most storied and yet least understood regions in America -- has long been associated with poverty and backwardness. But how did this image arise and what exactly does it mean? In Ramp Hollow, Steven Stoll launches an original...
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Journey: An Illustrated History of Travel

Simon Adams · DK
Pages: 440
Format: Hardcover

An illustrated account of human movement, travel, exploration, and scientific discovery - from the first trade networks in ancient Sumer to the epic Voyager missions.Human journeys arise from all manner of impulses, from migration and the search for food, to pilgrimages, trade, scientific...
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The Other Slavery: The Uncovered Story of Indian Enslavement in America

Andrés Reséndez · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 431
Format: Print book

A landmark history - the sweeping story of the enslavement of tens of thousands of Indians across America, from the time of the conquistadors up to the early 20th century Since the time of Columbus, Indian slavery was illegal in much of the American continent. Yet, as Andrés Reséndez...
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Countdown to Pearl Harbor: The Twelve Days to the Attack

Steve Twomey · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 365
Format: Print book

A fascinating look at the twelve days leading up to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor - the warnings, clues and missteps - by a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter.In Washington, DC, in late November 1941, admirals compose the most ominous message in Navy history to warn Hawaii of possible...
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To Hell and Back: Europe 1914-1949

Ian Kershaw · Viking
Pages: 592
Format: Print book

"Chilling... To Hell and Back should be required reading in every chancellery, every editorial cockpit and every place where peevish Euroskeptics do their thinking ... . Kershaw documents each and every 'ism' of his analysis with extraordinary detail and passionate humanism."...
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Queens of the Conquest: England's Medieval Queens Book One

ALISON WEIR · Ballantine Books
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

The lives of England's medieval queens were packed with incident - love, intrigue, betrayal, adultery, and warfare - but their stories have been largely obscured by centuries of myth and moralizing. Now, in the first volume of an exciting new series, bestselling author and esteemed biographer...
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