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Beirut on the Bayou: Alfred Nicola, Louisiana, and the Making of Modern Lebanon

RaiÌ?f Shwayri · SUNY Press
Pages: 276
Format: Print book

Raif Shwayri begins his family s story with his grandfather Habib Shwayri s arrival at Ellis Island in 1902. Having left Beirut, then a harbor city on the Syrian coast of the Ottoman Empire, only weeks before, he took the name Alfred Nicola and made his way to relatives in New Orleans....
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Black Dahlia, Red Rose: The Crime, Corruption, and Cover-Up of America's Greatest Unsolved Murder

Piu Marie Eatwell · Liveright
Pages: 350
Format: Hardcover

With startling new evidence, this gripping reexamination of the Black Dahlia murder offers a definitive theory of a quintessential American crime.Los Angeles, 1947. A housewife out for a walk with her baby notices a cloud of black flies buzzing ominously in Leimert Park. An "unsightly...
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MacArthur's Spies: The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II

PETER EISNER · Viking
Pages: 348
Format: Hardcover

"MacArthur's Spies reads like Casablanca set in the Pacific, filled with brave and daring characters caught up in the intrigue of war - and the best part is that it's all true!" - Tom Maier, author of Masters of SexA thrilling story of espionage, daring and deception set in the exotic...
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The Ultimate Basic Training Guidebook: Tips, Tricks, and Tactics for Surviving Boot Camp

Michael C Volkin · Savas Beatie
Pages: 167
Format: Paperback

As anyone who has undergone the transition from civilian to soldier will tell you, basic training is a lot tougher and more challenging than any recruit can imagine. Michael Volkin discovered that fact soon after 9-11, when his personal vow to serve my country convinced him to enlist in the U.S....
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Why?: Explaining the Holocaust

Peter Hayes · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

A bold new exploration that answers the most commonly asked questions about the Holocaust.Despite the outpouring of books, movies, museums, memorials, and courses devoted to the Holocaust, a coherent explanation of why such ghastly carnage erupted from the heart of civilized Europe in the twentieth...
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St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, Heirship Series: Selected Annotated Abstracts of Court Records, 1811-1837

Mary Sanders · Pelican Publishing; annotated edition edition
Format: Book

St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, Heirship Series Vol. II: Selected Annotated Abstracts of Marriage Book 1, 1811-1829 records marriages performed in St. Mary Parish by parish judges, justices of the peace, and Protestant ministers. When possible, information about each bride and groom�s...
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Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

Blaine Harden · Viking Adult
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times bestseller, the shocking story of one of the few people born in a North Korean political prison to have escaped and survived. North Korea is isolated and hungry, bankrupt and belligerent. It is also armed with nuclear weapons. Between 150,000 and 200,000 people are being...
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Queen of Thieves: The True Story of "Marm" Mandelbaum and Her Gangs of New York

J. North Conway · Skyhorse Pub Co Inc
Pages: 240
Format: Book

Queen of Thieves is the gritty, fast-paced story of Fredericka "Marm" Mandelbaum, a poor Jewish woman who rose to the top of her profession in organized crime during the Gilded Age in New York City. During her more than twenty-five-year reign as the country's top receiver...
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Rejected Princesses: Tales of History's Boldest Heroines, Hellions, and Heretics

Jason Porath · Dey Street Books
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Blending the iconoclastic feminism of The Notorious RBG and the confident irreverence of Go the F**ck to Sleep, a brazen and empowering illustrated collection that celebrates inspirational badass women throughout history, based on the popular Tumblr blog. Well-behaved women seldom make...
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The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish

Linda Przybyszewski · Perseus Books Group
Pages: 347
Format: Hardcover

As a glance down any street in America quickly reveals, American women have forgotten how to dress. We chase fads, choose inappropriate materials and unattractive cuts, and waste energy tottering in heels when we could be moving gracefully. Quite simply, we lack the fashion know-how we need...
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Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna

Edith Sheffer · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking exploration of the chilling history behind an increasingly common diagnosis.In 1930s and 1940s Vienna, child psychiatrist Hans Asperger sought to define autism as a diagnostic category, aiming to treat those children, usually boys, he deemed capable of participating fully...
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Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans

Gary Krist · Broadway Books; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

From bestselling author Gary Krist, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City        Empire of Sin re-creates the remarkable story of New Orleans...
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The Odyssey of Echo Company: The Tet Offensive and the Epic Battle of Echo Company to Survive the Vietnam War

Doug Stanton · Scribner
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

A powerful work of literary military history from the New York Times bestselling author of In Harm's Way and Horse Soldiers, the harrowing, redemptive, and utterly unforgettable account of an American army reconnaissance platoon's fight for survival during the Vietnam War - whose searing...
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