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Captain Bligh & Mr. Christian: The Men and the Mutiny

Richard Alexander Hough · E. P. Dutton; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

The mutiny on the Bounty has fascinated readers for more than two hundred years, but no other book on this extraordinary episode in maritime history tells the story as well as this masterly and thrilling account by Richard Hough. He has set down all the aspects of the extraordinary story...
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The Queen's Bed: An Intimate History of Elizabeth's Court

Anna Whitelock · Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Pages: 462
Format: Hardcover

From the private world of a beloved English queen, a story of intimacy, royalty, espionage, rumor, and subterfugeQueen Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, restoring the Protestant faith to England. At the heart of the new queen's court lay her bedchamber, closely guarded by the favored...
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The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities

William D. Cohan · Scribner
Pages: 653
Format: Hardcover

Bestselling author William D. Cohan, whose reporting and writing have been hailed as "gripping" (the New York Times), "authoritative" (the Washington Post), and "seductively engrossing" (Chicago Tribune), presents a stunning new account of the Duke lacrosse...
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A Very Expensive Poison: The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin's War with the West

Luke Harding · Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

A real-life political assassination story--complete with KGB, CIA, MI5, and Russian mobsters--that reverberates from the streets of London to the deadly halls of today's Kremlin. A Vintage Original. On November 1, 2006, journalist and Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned...
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Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security

Todd Miller · City Lights Books
Pages: 355
Format: Paperback

"In his scathing and deeply reported examination of the U.S. Border Patrol, Todd Miller argues that the agency has gone rogue since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, trampling on the dignity and rights of the undocumented with military-style tactics. . . . Miller's book arrives at a moment...
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Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

Adam Higginbotham · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

Journalist Adam Higginbotham's definitive, years-in-the-making account of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster - and a powerful investigation into how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the twentieth century's greatest disasters.

Early in the morning...
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America's First Ally: France in the Revolutionary War

Norman Demarais · Casemate
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

This is a comprehensive look at how France influenced the American Revolutionary War in a variety of ways; intellectually, financially, and militarily. It raises the crucial question of whether America could have won its independence without the aid of France. The book begins with an overview...
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My WWII Odyssey: Salerno to the Downfall of Nazi Germany

Jr. Dr. Alban E. Reid · Koehler Books
Pages: 184
Format: Paperback

My WWII Odyssey describes how one day--December 7, 1941--altered the course of Alban E. Reid Jr.'s life, transforming him from an unconcerned and indifferent youth into a ferociously committed Army officer willing to lay down his life to preserve the liberties he had taken for granted...
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What Remains: Bringing America's Missing Home from the Vietnam War

Sarah E. Wagner · Harvard University Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Nearly 1,600 Americans are still unaccounted for and presumed dead from the Vietnam War. These are the stories of those who mourn and continue to search for them.For many families the Vietnam War remains unsettled. Nearly 1,600 Americans -- and more than 300,000 Vietnamese -- involved in the conflict...
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Searching for the Amazons: The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World

JOHN MAN · Pegasus Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A deeply researched and sweeping history that redefines our understanding of the Amazons and their culture, tracking the ancient legend into the modern world and examining its significance today.

Since the time of the ancient Greeks we have been fascinated by accounts of the Amazons,...

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