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Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble

Marilyn Johnson · Harper
Format: Hardcover

The author of The Dead Beat and This Book is Overdue! turns her piercing eye and charming wit to the real-life avatars of Indiana Jones - the archaeologists who sort through the muck and mire of swamps, ancient landfills, volcanic islands, and other dirty places to reclaim history for us all.Pompeii,...
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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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Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address Illustrated

Jack E. Levin · Threshold Editions
Pages: 64
Format: Hardcover

"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."Long before his conservative manifesto Liberty and Tyranny became a #1 New York Times bestseller, Mark...
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Hiroshima Nagasaki: The Real Story of the Atomic Bombings and Their Aftermath

Paul Ham · Thomas Dunne Books
Format: Hardcover

In this harrowing history of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, Paul Ham argues against the use of nuclear weapons, drawing on extensive research and hundreds of interviews to prove that the bombings had little impact on the eventual outcome of the Pacific War. More than 100,000 people...
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Twelve Desperate Miles: The Epic World War II Voyage of the SS Contessa

Tim Brady · Crown; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The Dirty Dozen meets Band of Brothers in this true story of how a rusty old New Orleans banana boat staffed with an unlikely crew of international merchant seamen, a gang of inmates from a local jail, and a French harbor pilot spirited out of Morocco by O.S.S. agents...
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Egyptomania: Our Three Thousand Year Obsession with the Land of the Pharaohs

Bob Brier · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

The world has always been fascinated with ancient Egypt. When the Romans conquered Egypt, it was really Egypt that conquered the Romans. Cleopatra captivated both Caesar and Marc Antony and soon Roman ladies were worshipping Isis and wearing vials of Nile water around their necks. What...
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A Few Good Women: America's Military Women from World War I to the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Evelyn Monahan · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The never-before-told story of the U.S. women s military corps: the women who fought for the right to defend their country by serving in our armed forces with full military rank and benefits a fight that continues today for American military women who want to serve in combat support positions...
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The Independent Farmstead: Growing Soil, Biodiversity, and Nutrient-Dense Food with Grassfed Animals and Intensive Pasture Management

Shawn Dougherty · Chelsea Green Publishing
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

With in-depth information on electric fencing, watering, and husbandry for ruminants, poultry, and pigs, plus butchering, dairying, and more

"If we work hard, we sleep well."

Twenty years ago, when authors Shawn and Beth Dougherty purchased the land they would...

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Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II

Wil S. Hylton · Riverhead Books
Format: Hardcover

 Praised by Robert Kurson, Philipp Meyer, Hampton Sides, Michael Paterniti, and many others "A powerful story, masterfully told."—GQ"[A] deeply textured, propulsive new book...a phenomenal writer."—TIME.com"Marries an almost cinematically well-paced...
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The Wheel: Inventions and Reinventions

Richard W Bulliet · Columbia University Press
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

In this book, Richard W. Bulliet focuses on three major phases in the evolution of the wheel and their relationship to the needs and ambitions of human society. He begins in 4000 B.C.E. with the first wheels affixed to axles. He then follows with the innovation of wheels turning independently...
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The Kingdom of Speech

Tom Wolfe · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

The maestro storyteller and reporter provocatively argues that what we think we know about speech and human evolution is wrong.

Tom Wolfe, whose legend began in journalism, takes us on an eye-opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate. THE KINGDOM OF SPEECH is a captivating,...
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My Life, My Love, My Legacy

Coretta Scott King · Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

The Washington Post's Books to Read in 2017
The New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
USA Today, "New and Noteworthy"

"This book is distinctly Coretta's story . . . particularly absorbing. . . generous, in a manner that is unfashionable...

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The Wolf: How One German Raider Terrorized the Allies in the Most Epic Voyage of WWI

Richard Guilliatt · Free Press; 1 edition
Format: Book

On November 30, 1916, an apparently ordinary freighter left harbor in Kiel, Germany, and would not touch land again for another fifteen months. It was the beginning of an astounding 64,000-mile voyage that was to take the ship around the world, leaving a trail of destruction and devastation...
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The Long Shadow: The Legacies of the Great War in the Twentieth Century

David Reynolds · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2014 PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for the Best Work of History. "If you only read one book about the First World War in this anniversary year, read The Long Shadow. David Reynolds writes superbly and his analysis is compelling and original." -Anne Chisolm, Chair of the PEN Hessell-Tiltman...
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