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Medicine: The Definitive Illustrated History

Dk. · Dk Publishing
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Medicine tells the fascinating story of the discipline, from ancient times to the present day, charting developments in healing, diagnosis, surgery, and drugs in a vividly visual and accessible format.Follow the gory pitfalls and the miraculous breakthroughs of medical history from trepanning,...
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Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power

Michael Kranish · Scribner
Pages: 431
Format: Print book

Authoritative, timely, and provocative, this deeply researched biography of Donald Trump provides a complex portrait of the man who - despite broad skepticism - could be the next president of the United States.Who is Donald J. Trump? Despite decades of scrutiny, many aspects of his life...
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Marked for Death: A History of the First War in the Air

James Hamilton-Paterson · Pegasus Books
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

A dramatic and fascinating account of aerial combat during World War I, revealing the terrible risks taken by the men who fought and died in the world's first war in the air. Little more than ten years after the first powered flight, aircraft were pressed into service in World War I. Nearly...
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Never Lost Again: The Google Mapping Revolution That Sparked New Industries and Augmented Our Reality

BILL KILDAY · HarperBusiness
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

As enlightening as The Facebook Effect, Elon Musk, and Chaos Monkeys - the compelling, behind-the-scenes story of the creation of one of the most essential applications ever devised, and the rag-tag team that built it and changed how we navigate the worldNever Lost Again chronicles the evolution...
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The Final Mission of Extortion 17: Special Ops, Helicopter Support, SEAL Team Six, and the Deadliest Day of the U.S. War in Afghanistan

Ed Darack · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

On August 6, 2011, a U.S. Army CH-47D Chinook helicopter approached a landing zone in Afghanistan 40 miles southwest of Kabul. The helicopter, call sign Extortion 17, was on a mission to reinforce American and coalition special operations troops. It would never return. Insurgents fired...
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Kings of Georgian Britain

Catherine Curzon · Pen and Sword
Pages: 232
Format: Hardcover

For over a century of turmoil, upheaval and scandal, Great Britain was a Georgian land. From the day the German-speaking George I stepped off the boat from Hanover, to the night that George IV, bloated and diseased, breathed his last at Windsor, the four kings had presided over a changing...
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Break Beats in the Bronx: Rediscovering Hip-Hop's Early Years

Joseph C Ewoodzie · The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The origin story of hip-hop - one that involves Kool Herc DJing a house party on Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx - has become received wisdom. But Joseph C. Ewoodzie Jr. argues that the full story remains to be told. In vibrant prose, he combines never-before-used archival material with searching...
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The Annotated Mona Lisa, Third Edition: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to the Present

CAROL STRICKLAND · Andrews McMeel Publishing
Pages: 232
Format: Paperback

An illustrated tutorial of prehistoric to contemporary world art, from cave paintings to video art installations to digital and Internet media in an easy-to-understand format. This heavily illustrated crash course in art history is revised and updated from the second edition published in 2007,...
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Amiable Scoundrel: Simon Cameron, Lincoln's Scandalous Secretary of War

Paul Kahan · Potomac Books
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

From abject poverty to undisputed political boss of Pennsylvania, Lincoln's secretary of war, senator, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and a founder of the Republican Party, Simon Cameron (1799-1889) was one of the nineteenth century's most prominent political...
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The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria

Alia Malek · Nation Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

At the Arab Spring's hopeful start, Alia Malek returned to Damascus to reclaim her grandmother's apartment, which had been lost to her family since Hafez al-Assad came to power in 1970. Its loss was central to her parent's decision to make their lives in America. In chronicling the people...
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The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve

STEPHEN GREENBLATT · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Stephen Greenblatt -- Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning author of The Swerve and Will in the World -- investigates the life of one of humankind's greatest stories.Bolder, even, than the ambitious books for which Stephen Greenblatt is already renowned, The Rise and Fall of Adam...
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For a Short Time Only: Itinerants and the Resurgence of Popular Culture in Early America

Peter Benes · University of Massachusetts Press
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

By the 1740s, colonists living in North America began to encounter scores of itinerant performers from England and Europe. These show people -- acrobats, wire dancers, tumblers, trick riders, painters, dancing-masters, waxworks proprietors, healers, and singing and language teachers -- brought...
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1777: Tipping Point at Saratoga

Dean Snow · Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 456
Format: Hardcover

In the autumn of 1777, near Saratoga, New York, an inexperienced and improvised American army led by General Horatio Gates faced off against the highly trained British and German forces led by General John Burgoyne. The British strategy in confronting the Americans in upstate New York was to separate...
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Sicily: An Island at the Crossroads of History

John Julius Norwich · Random House; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The 21-Day Sugar Detox is a clear-cut, effective, whole-foods-based nutrition action plan that will reset your body and your habits! Tens of thousands of people have already used this groundbreaking guide to shatter the vicious sugar stronghold. Now it's your turn! Use the easy-to-follow...
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