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Among the Headhunters: An Extraordinary World War II Story of Survival in the Burmese Jungle

Robert Lyman · Da Capo Press
Pages: 262
Format: Print book

"Flying the notorious "Hump" route between India and China in 1943, a twin engine Curtiss-Wright C-46 plane suffered engine failure and crashed over the mountainous, remote border country. Among the passengers and crew were celebrated CBS journalist Eric Sevareid, a Soviet...
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Bienville Parish

Benjamin Brad Dison · Arcadia Publishing
Format: Book

Bienville Parish, founded in 1848, is located in central north Louisiana. While perhaps most well-known for its ties to outlaws Bonnie and Clyde, Bienville Parish has a rich timber and railroad history that has shaped the community for over a century. Settlers moved into the region to take...
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The Town Below the Ground: Edinburgh's Legendary Underground City

Jan-Andrew Henderson · Mainstream Publishing
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

The story of the Town Below the Ground is one of the most disturbing in the annals of Scottish history. For almost 250 years, Edinburgh was surrounded by a giant defensive wall and, unable to expand its boundaries, it became the most densely populated city in Europe. When buildings could...
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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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Wallis in Love: The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, the Woman Who Changed the Monarchy

Andrew Morton · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

For fans of the Netflix series The Crown and from the author of the New York Times bestseller 17 Carnations comes a captivating biography of Wallis Simpson, the notorious woman for whom Edward VIII gave up the throne. "You have no idea how hard it is to live out a great romance."...
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Jewelry by Suzanne Belperron: My Style is My Signature

Patricia Corbett · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 239
Format: Print book

The definitive illustrated biography of one of the most influential and important jewelry designers of the twentieth century. When asked why she never signed her work, Suzanne Belperron replied, "My style is my signature." In 1919 Suzanne Belperron, at age 19, began her lifelong...
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Boston's Massacre

Eric Hinderaker · The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

On the night of March 5, 1770, British soldiers fired into a crowd gathered in front of Boston's Custom House, killing five people. Denounced as an act of unprovoked violence and villainy, the event that came to be known as the Boston Massacre is one of the most familiar incidents in American...
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Italian Louisiana: History, Heritage & Tradition

Alan G. Gauthreaux · The History Press
Format: Paperback

At the close of the nineteenth century, Louisianas ports hosted an influx of Italian immigrants. Like so many immigrant communities before, acclimating to their new home was not easy. Though the Italian contribution to Louisianas culture is palpable and celebrated, at one time ethnic Italians...
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Sign My Name to Freedom: A Memoir of a Pioneering Life

Betty Reid Soskin · Hay House, Inc.
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

In Betty Reid Soskin's 96 years of living, she has been a witness to a grand sweep of American history. When she was born in 1921, the lynching of African-Americans was a national disgrace, minstrel shows were the most popular American form of entertainment, women were looked at suspiciously...
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Ghost Empire: A Journey to the Legendary Constantinople

Richard Fidler · Pegasus Books
Pages: 520
Format: Hardcover

"A brilliant reconstruction of the saga of power, glory, and invasion that is the one-thousand year story of Constantinople. A truly marvelous book." -- Simon WinchesterGhost Empire is a rare treasure -- an utterly captivating blend of the historical and the contemporary, narrated...
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Hunter Killer: Inside America's Unmanned Air War

T. Mark Mccurley · Dutton
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The first-ever inside look at the US military's secretive Remotely Piloted Aircraft program - equal parts techno-thriller, historical account, and war memoirRemotely piloted aircraft (RPA) , commonly referred to by the media as drones, are a mysterious and headline-making tool in the military's...
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The Butlers of Iberville Parish, Louisiana: Dunboyne Plantation in the 1800s

David D Plater · Louisiana State University Press, 2015.
Pages: 321
Format: Print book

In 1833, Edward G. W. and Frances Parke Butler moved to their newly constructed plantation house, Dunboyne, on the banks of the Mississippi River near the village of Bayou Goula. Their experiences at Dunboyne over the next forty years demonstrated the transformations that many land-owning...
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Lincoln and the Abolitionists: John Quincy Adams, Slavery, and the Civil War

FRED KAPLAN · Harper
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The acclaimed biographer, with a thought-provoking exploration of how Abraham Lincoln's and John Quincy Adams' experiences with slavery and race shaped their differing viewpoints, provides both perceptive insights into these two great presidents and a revealing perspective on race...
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A Spy Named Orphan: The Enigma of Donald Maclean

Roland Philipps · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

The first full biography of one of the twentieth century's most notorious spies.Donald Maclean was one of the most treacherous spies of the Cold War era and a key member of the infamous "Cambridge Five" spy ring, yet the full extent of this shrewd, secretive man's betrayal has never...
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