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The Great Pearl Heist: London’s Greatest Thief and Scotland Yard’s Hunt for the World’s Most Valuable Necklace
The Great Pearl Heist: London’s Greatest Thief and Scotland Yard’s Hunt for the World’s Most Valuable Necklace

Molly Caldwell Crosby · Berkley Trade; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

London, 1913. An exquisite strand of pale pink pearls, worth more than the Hope Diamond, has been bought by a Hatton Garden broker, capturing the attention of both jewelers and thieves. In transit to London from Paris, the necklace vanishes without a trace.   Joseph Grizzard, “the...
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Infested: How the Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World
Infested: How the Bed Bug Infiltrated Our Bedrooms and Took Over the World

Brooke Borel · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Bed bugs. Few words strike such fear in the minds of travelers. In cities around the world, lurking beneath the plush blankets of otherwise pristine-looking hotel beds are tiny bloodthirsty beasts just waiting for weary wanderers to surrender to a vulnerable slumber. Though bed bugs today...
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The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic
The Heathen School: A Story of Hope and Betrayal in the Age of the Early Republic

John Demos · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 337
Format: Hardcover

Longlisted for the 2014 National Book AwardThe astonishing story of a unique missionary project - and the America it embodied - from award-winning historian John Demos. Near the start of the nineteenth century, as the newly established United States looked outward toward the wider world,...
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The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act
The Bill of the Century: The Epic Battle for the Civil Rights Act

Clay Risen · St Martins Pr
Pages: 308
Format: Hardcover

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was the single most important piece of legislation passed by Congress in American history. This one law so dramatically altered American society that, looking back, it seems preordained--as Everett Dirksen, the GOP leader in the Senate and a key supporter of the bill,...
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Hundred Days: The Campaign That Ended World War I
Hundred Days: The Campaign That Ended World War I

Nick Lloyd · Basic Books (AZ)
Pages: 350
Format: Hardcover

In the late summer of 1918, after four long years of senseless, stagnant fighting, the Western Front erupted. The bitter four-month struggle that ensued - known as the Hundred Days Campaign - saw some of the bloodiest and most ferocious combat of the Great War, as the Allies grimly worked...
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The Navy SEAL Art of War: Leadership Lessons from the World's Most Elite Fighting Force
The Navy SEAL Art of War: Leadership Lessons from the World's Most Elite Fighting Force

Rob Roy · Crown Business
Format: Hardcover

In a groundbreaking, narrative-driven book for businesses, managers (and those who aspire to the managerial ranks), and entrepreneurs, a veteran Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer shows how the skills that enable SEAL teams to achieve the impossible in the battlefield can help business executives...
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War: What is it good for?: The role of conflict in civilisation, from primates to robots
War: What is it good for?: The role of conflict in civilisation, from primates to robots

Ian Morris · Profile Books Ltd
Format: Hardcover

A powerful and provocative exploration of how war has changed our society--for the better"War! . . . . / What is it good for? / Absolutely nothing," says the famous song--but archaeology, history, and biology show that war in fact has been good for something. Surprising as it sounds,...
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Code Warriors: NSA's Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union
Code Warriors: NSA's Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union

Stephen Budiansky · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 389
Format: Print book

A sweeping, in-depth history of NSA, whose famous "cult of silence" has left the agency shrouded in mystery for decades The National Security Agency was born out of the legendary codebreaking programs of World War II that cracked the famed Enigma machine and other German and Japanese...
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Maria Theresa
Maria Theresa

Edward Crankshaw · Viking Adult; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

When Edward Crankshaw's Maria Theresa was published in 1969, it was the first full length study of Maria Theresa to be written in English for sixty years. Called to the throne in 1740, at the age of twenty-three, Maria Theresa was wholly unprepared for the events that were to confront...
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Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War
Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War

Viet Thanh Nguyen · Harvard University Press
Pages: 374
Format: Print book

All wars are fought twice, the first time on the battlefield, the second time in memory. From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Sympathizer comes a searching exploration of the conflict Americans call the Vietnam War and Vietnamese call the American War -- a conflict that...
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The Tigris Expedition: In Search of Our Beginnings
The Tigris Expedition: In Search of Our Beginnings

Thor Heyerdahl · Doubleday; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

Along with his companions from nine nations, Heyerdahl set sail in a boat made of reeds in search of the sea routes which he was sure must have been used by the Sumerians in vessels like his own, 5000 years ago. Heyerdahl recounts the many discoveries and hazards that occurred on his journey...
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Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City's Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice
Long Mile Home: Boston Under Attack, the City's Courageous Recovery, and the Epic Hunt for Justice

Scott Helman · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 352
Format: Book

In the tradition of 102 Minutes and Columbine, the definitive book on the Boston Marathon bombing and subsequent manhunt for the Tsarnaev brothers, written by reporters from The Boston Globe and published to coincide with the first anniversary of the tragedyLong Mile Home will tell the gripping...
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Captain Bligh & Mr. Christian: The Men and the Mutiny
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 Baby Boom: How It Got That Way
The Baby Boom: How It Got That Way

P J O'Rourke · Pgw
Pages: 263
Format: Hardcover

P.J. O'Rourke began writing funny things in 1960s "underground" newspapers, became editor-in-chief of National Lampoon, then spent 20 years reporting for Rolling Stone and The Atlantic Monthly as the world's only trouble spot humorist, going to wars, riots, rebellions,...
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