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American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

Douglas Brinkley · Harper
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy's inspiring challenge, and America's race to the moon."We choose to go to the Moon...
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A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II

Sonia Purnell · Viking
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The never-before-told story of one woman's heroism that changed the course of the Second World WarIn 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: "She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her." This spy was Virginia Hall, a young American woman--rejected...
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The Honey Bus: A Memoir of Loss, Courage and a Girl Saved by Bees

Meredith May · Park Row
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

An extraordinary story of a girl, her grandfather and one of nature's most mysterious and beguiling creatures: the honeybee. Meredith May recalls the first time a honeybee crawled on her arm. She was five years old, her parents had recently split and suddenly she found herself in the care...
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The Second Mountain

David Brooks · Random House
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

An inspiring, thought-provoking exploration of what it means to live a meaningful life, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Road to CharacterEvery so often, you meet a person who radiates joy. Who seems to know exactly why they were put on this earth, and glows with a kind...
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Nanaville: Adventures in Grandparenting

Anna Quindlen · Random House
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

A bighearted book of wisdom, wit, and insight, celebrating the love and joy of being a grandmother, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and #1 New York Times bestselling authorIt's a little challenging to suss out why exactly it can be so magical. . . . All I know is: The hand. The little...
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Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen

Mary Norris · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The beloved Comma Queen returns with a buoyant and charming book about language, love, and the wine-dark sea.In her New York Times best-selling Between You & Me, Mary Norris delighted readers with her irreverent tales of pencils, punctuation, and punctiliousness over three decades in The New Yorker's...
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The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

Hallie Rubenhold · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Five devastating human stories and a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London - the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper. Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge,...
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The Book of the Moon: A Guide to Our Closest Neighbor

Maggie Aderin-Pocock · Abrams Image
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Have you ever wondered if there are seasons on the moon or if space tourism will ever become commonplace? So has Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock. In fact, she earned her nickname "Lunatic" because of her deep fascination for all things lunar. In her lucidly written, comprehensive guide...
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The Heartland: An American History

Kristin L. Hoganson · Penguin Press
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A history of a quintessentially American place - the rural and small town heartland -- that uncovers deep yet hidden currents of connection with the world.When Kristin L. Hoganson arrived in Champaign, Illinois, after teaching at Harvard, studying at Yale, and living in the D.C. metro area...
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