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The Last King of America: The Misunderstood Reign of George III

Andrew Roberts - Viking
Format: Hardcover

Most Americans dismiss George III as a buffoon--a heartless and terrible monarch with few, if any, redeeming qualities. The best-known modern interpretation of him is Jonathan Groff's preening, spitting, and pompous take in Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway masterpiece. But this...
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Valcour: The 1776 Campaign That Saved the Cause of Liberty

Jack Kelly - St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

"Few know of the valor and courage of Benedict Arnold... With such a dramatic main character, the story of the Battle of Valcour is finally seen as one of the most exciting and important of the American Revolution." -- During the summer of 1776, a British incursion from Canada...
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Chase's Calendar of Events 2017: The Ultimate Go-To Guide for Special Days, Weeks and Months

Editors of Chase's - Bernan Press
Format: Print book

Find out what's going on any day of the year, anywhere across the globe!The world's datebook, Chase's is the definitive day-by-day resource of what America and the wider world are celebrating and commemorating. Founded in 1957 on a reputation for accuracy and comprehensiveness,...
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D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II

Sarah Rose - Crown
Format: Hardcover

The dramatic, untold story of the extraordinary women recruited by Britain's elite spy agency to help pave the way for Allied victory In 1942, the Allies were losing, Germany seemed unstoppable, and every able man in England was fighting. Churchill believed Britain was locked in an existential...
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The Women's History of the Modern World: How Radicals, Rebels, and Everywomen Revolutionized the Last 200 Years

Rosalind Miles
Format: Paperback

The internationally bestselling author of Who Cooked the Last Supper? presents a wickedly witty and very current history of the extraordinary female rebels, reactionaries, and trailblazers who left their mark on history from the French Revolution up to the present day. Now is the time...
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Indiana in the Civil War: Doctors, Hospitals, and Medical Care (Civil War Series)

Nancy Pippen Eckerman - Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Format: Paperback

Indiana in the Civil War: Doctors, Hospitals, and Medical Care is a unique visual history of the people and places most vital to the medical care of Indiana troops during America's darkest hour. From the guerilla warfare in Missouri to the campaigns of the Army of the Potomac, Indiana...
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The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations

Toni Morrison - Knopf
Format: Hardcover

Arguably the most celebrated and revered writer of our time now gives us a new nonfiction collection--a rich gathering of her essays, speeches, and meditations on society, culture, and art, spanning four decades.The Source of Self-Regard is brimming with all the elegance of mind...
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Kovels' Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide 2020

Terry Kovel - Black Dog & Leventhal
Format: Paperback

The most trusted and complete antiques & collectibles price guide available! The Kovels'2020 edition is packed with 16,000 listings and 2,500 full-color photographs featuring collectibles in furniture, jewelry, toys, glass, and more. The Kovels are the most trusted...
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The Journey of Humanity: The Origins of Wealth and Inequality

Oded Galor
Format: Hardcover

A grand unifying theory of human flourishing and inequality, from one of the world's pre-eminent thinkers In a captivating journey from the dawn of human existence to the present, world-renowned economist and thinker Oded Galor offers an intriguing solution to two of humanity's...
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The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb

Neal Bascomb - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Print book

From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of Hunting Eichmann and The Perfect Mile, an epic adventure and spy story about the greatest act of sabotage in all of World War II. It's 1942 and the Nazis are racing to be the first to build a weapon unlike any known...
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