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Among the Headhunters: An Extraordinary World War II Story of Survival in the Burmese Jungle

Robert Lyman · Da Capo Press
Pages: 304
Format: eBook

Flying the notorious 'hump route' between India and China in 1943, a twin- engine plane suffered mechanical failure and crashed in a dense mountain jungle. Among the passengers and crew were celebrated CBS journalist Eric Sevareid, a Soviet double-agent posing as an OSS operative,...
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Ancient Worlds: A Global History of Antiquity

Michael Scott · Basic Books
Pages: 411
Format: Hardcover

"As panoramic as it is learned, this is ancient history for our globalized world."Tom Holland, author of Dynasty and RubiconTwenty-five-hundred years ago, civilizations around the world entered a revolutionary new era that overturned old order and laid the foundation for our world...
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Betty Crocker Lost Recipes: Beloved Vintage Recipes for Today's Kitchen

BETTY CROCKER · Betty Crocker
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

A captivating collection that celebrates the wonderful recipes from the Betty Crocker archives in a package that appeals to the modern cook​Betty Crocker Lost Recipes is the ultimate treasure for the most devoted Betty Crocker fans, as well as cooks who are interested in recipes...
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West Like Lightning: The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express

JIM DEFELICE · William Morrow
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The thrilling narrative history of one of the most enduring icons of the American West, the Pony Express, from the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of American Sniper - an exciting tale of daring young men pushing limits to the extremes across the vast, rugged, and unsettled American...
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Jefferson's Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America

CATHERINE KERRISON · Ballantine Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Thomas Jefferson fathered three girls: two white and free, one black and a slave. This book about Martha, Maria, and Harriet tells the fascinating story of their very different lives at Monticello and beyond, as daughters of one of our most brilliant and complicated Founding Fathers.
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Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine

Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz · Gotham Books
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country's most famous museum of medical oddities Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools...
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Digging for Richard III: The Search for the Lost King

Mike Pitts · Thames & Hudson; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The story of the archaeology behind the dig that found Richard III, told through a fascinating array of photographs, diagrams, and firsthand accounts In August 2012 a search began and on February 4, 2013 a team from Leicester University delivered its verdict to a mesmerized press room,...
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We the people : the modern-day figures who have reshaped the founding fathers' vision of what... america is.

Juan Williams · Crown
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

What would the Founding Fathers think about America today? Over 200 years ago the Founders broke away from the tyranny of the British Empire to build a nation based on the principles of freedom, equal rights, and opportunity for all men. But life in the United States today is vastly different...
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City of Light, City of Poison: Murder, Magic, and the First Police Chief of Paris

Holly Tucker · W W Norton
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

"A fierce tale of conspiracy and retribution ... Thanks to Tucker's sympathetic necromancy and her luscious resurrection of everyday detail, even in gilded palaces the human psyche seems familiarly deceitful and self-justifying." -- Michael Sims, author of The Story of Charlotte's...
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Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams

Louisa Thomas · Penguin Press
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

An intimate portrait of Louisa Catherine Adams, the British-born American wife of John Quincy Adams, who witnessed firsthand the greatest transformations of her time Born in London to an American father and a British mother on the eve of the Revolutionary War, Louisa Catherine Johnson...
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The Handy State-by-State Answer Book: Faces, Places, and Famous Dates for All Fifty States

Samuel Etinde Crompton · Visible Ink Press
Pages: 450
Format: Print book

How did colonies, territories, and land purchases shape the United States of America? What differences - and similarities - are there between the states? What does each state bring to the union? From sea to shining sea, The Handy State-by-State Answer Book: Faces, Places, and Famous Dates...
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Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital

David Oshinsky · Doubleday
Pages: 387
Format: Print book

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian comes a riveting history of New York's iconic public hospital that charts the turbulent rise of American medicine. Bellevue Hospital, on New York City's East Side, occupies a colorful and horrifying place in the public imagination: a den of mangled...
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