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The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America

Ernest Freeberg · Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

The late nineteenth century was a period of explosive technological creativity, but arguably the most important invention of all was Thomas Edisons incandescent lightbulb. Unveiled in his Menlo Park, New Jersey, laboratory in 1879, the lightbulb overwhelmed the American public with the sense...
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The Secret Rescue: An Untold Story of American Nurses and Medics Behind Nazi Lines

Cate Lineberry · Little, Brown and Company; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The compelling untold story of a group of stranded US Army nurses and medics fighting to escape Nazi-occupied EuropeWhen Army nurses and medics-part of the th Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron-boarded a cargo plane for transport in November they never anticipated the crash landing...
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Baby-Making: What the New Reproductive Treatments Mean for Families and Society

Bart Fauser · Oxford University Press; 1 edition
Format: Print book

In vitro fertilization and other forms of assisted reproduction are no longer experimental procedures. Indeed, in Denmark in 2004, 4 of all babies born were conceived by IVF. In the near future, every kindergarten classroom will quite possibly have at least one IVF child.In this fascinating...
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Tour de France 100

Peter Cossins · Cassell; 1 edition
Format: Book

Published to mark the 100th anniversary of the world's most prestigious cycle race - the Tour de France - this is the definitive guide.Published to mark the 100th anniversary of what is widely recognized as the world's most grueling, fiercely contested and famous cycle race, this...
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The Spy Who Loved: The Secrets and Lives of Christine Granville

Clare Mulley · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

The Untold Story of Britain’s First Female Special Agent of World War II In June 1952, a woman was murdered by an obsessed colleague in a hotel in the South Kensington district of London. Her name was Christine Granville. That she died young was perhaps unsurprising; that she had survived...
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Broken Bodies, Shattered Minds: A Medical Odyssey from Vietnam to Afghanistan

Ronald Glasser M.D. · History Publishing Company, LLC; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

Told in the narrative, and from personal experience, author traces changing nature of warfare from jungles of Vietnam to streets and mountains of Iraq and Afghanistan and the physical and psychological damage of wounds to troops in U.S. Army and Marine Corps. And what it has come to realize....
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Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower's Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy

David A Nichols · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 385
Format: Hardcover

Revealed for the first time, this is the full story of how President Dwight Eisenhower masterminded the downfall of the anti-Communist demagogue Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Behind the scenes, Eisenhower loathed McCarthy, the powerful Republican senator notorious for his anti-Communist...
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The Cookie Book: Celebrating the Art, Power and Mystery of Woman's Sweetest Spot

Maritza Breitenbach · Hunter House
Pages: 205
Format: Paperback

Self-esteem and self-empowerment are vital for a rewarding and fulfilling life and are often bolstered by belief systems and societal views. But what if these systems or views prevent us from truly accepting ourselves because of miseducation or taboo? Such is the case for most women and the vagina,...
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Burned Bridge: How East and West Germans Made the Iron Curtain

Edith Sheffer · Oxford University Press
Format: Print book

The building of the Berlin Wall in 1961 shocked the world. Ever since, the image of this impenetrable barrier between East and West, imposed by communism, has been a central symbol of the Cold War.Based on vast research in untapped archival, oral, and private sources, Burned Bridge reveals...
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Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House

Peter Baker · Doubleday; 2nd Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

In Days of Fire, Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times, takes us on a gripping and intimate journey through the eight years of the Bush and Cheney administration in a tour-de-force narrative of a dramatic and controversial presidency.Theirs was the most captivating...
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Falling Upwards: How We Took to the Air

Richard Holmes · Pantheon
Format: Hardcover

**Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)****Time Magazine 10 Top Nonfiction Books of 2013****The New Republic Best Books of 2013**In this heart-lifting chronicle, Richard Holmes, author of the best-selling The Age of Wonder, follows the pioneer generation of balloon aeronauts, the daring...
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Present Like a Pro: The Modern Guide to Getting Your Point Across in Meetings, Speeches, and the Media

Carl Hausman · Praeger
Pages: 167
Format: Hardcover

Highly accessible, full of memorable examples, and at times amusing, this book presents ten powerful techniques for getting your point across in all venues -- including new media.* Clearly explains how to identify the best approach for a presentation, gear your speech toward your audience,...
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