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Legacies of our great grand mothers : early Tennessee women

Daughters of the American Revolution. Tennessee Society. · Tennessee Society Daughters of the American Revolution

"The idea for this book originated with our celebration of the bi-centennial of the War of 1812, and a booklet we created to spotlight the women who were living in Tennessee at that time. As we identified those women, and tried to write a brief sketch of their lives, it became obvious...
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Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill

J Randy Taraborrelli · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

A dazzling biography of three of the most glamorous women of the 20th Century: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, her mother Janet Lee Auchincloss, and her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill.

"Do you know what the secret to happily-ever-after is?" Janet Bouvier Auchincloss...

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"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

Annette Gordon-Reed · Liveright Publishing Corp, 2016.
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A groundbreaking work of history that explicates Thomas Jefferson's vision of himself, the American Revolution, Christianity, slavery, and race.

Thomas Jefferson is still presented today as a hopelessly enigmatic figure, despite being written about more than any other Founding Father....
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Operation Thunderbolt: Flight 139 and the Raid on Entebbe Airport, the Most Audacious Hostage Rescue Mission in History

Saul David · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

The definitive account of one of the greatest Special Forces missions ever, the Raid of Entebbe, by acclaimed military historian Saul David.
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Encyclopedia of Native Tribes of North America

Michael Johnson · Firefly Books; Second Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Praise for the first edition A model of excellence in the art of reference volume publishing ... Every public and school library ... should acquire this treasure. It will remain the standard for many years to come. -- Dr. James A. Clifton, Department of Anthropology, Western Michigan...
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Racial & Ethnic Relations in America, Second Edition

Kibibi Mack-Shelton · Salem Pr
Pages: 1550
Format: Hardcover

Completely updated, this comprehensive work illuminates the many concepts, themes, and issues in race relations in America, both from a historical perspective and in today's modern society. The three volumes of Racial & Ethnic Relations in America discuss the history of race relations...
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Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story

William Doyle · William Morrow
Format: Hardcover

The most complete history of the U.S. Navy SEALs - from their roots in World War II to their celebrated efforts in the War on Terror - written with the unprecedented cooperation of the Naval Special Warfare community. The book will tie-in with a fall 2014 PBS series.Over the last fifty...
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American Home Cooking: A Popular History

TIM MILLER · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 228
Format: Hardcover

American Home Cooking provides an answer to the question of why, in the face of all the modern technology we have for saving time, Americans still spend time in their kitchens cooking.Americans eat four to five meals per week in a restaurant and buy millions of dollars' worth of convenience...
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American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

Douglas Brinkley · Harper
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F. Kennedy's inspiring challenge, and America's race to the moon.

"We choose...

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The White Darkness

DAVID GRANN · Doubleday
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

By the New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic, lavishly illustrated with color photographs

Henry Worsley was a devoted husband and father and a decorated British special forces...
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Behind the Throne: A Domestic History of the British Royal Household

Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

An upstairs/downstairs history of the British royal court, from the Middle Ages to the reign of Queen Elizabeth II

Monarchs: they're just like us. They entertain their friends and eat and worry about money. Henry VIII tripped over his dogs. George II threw his son out of the house....
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Choose Your Own Disaster

Dana Schwartz · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

A hilarious, quirky, and unflinchingly honest memoir about one young woman's terrible and life-changing decisions while hoping (and sometimes failing) to find herself, in the style of Never Have I Ever and Adulting. Join Dana Schwartz on a journey revisiting all of the terrible decisions...
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The Battle of Peach Tree Creek: Hood's First Effort to Save Atlanta

Earl J Hess · The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 344
Format: Hardcover

On July 20, 1864, the Civil War struggle for Atlanta reached a pivotal moment. As William T. Sherman's Union forces came ever nearer the city, the defending Confederate Army of Tennessee replaced its commanding general, removing Joseph E. Johnston and elevating John Bell Hood. This decision...
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Dance of the Reptiles: Rampaging Tourists, Marauding Pythons, Larcenous Legislators, Crazed Celebrities, and Tar-Balled Beaches: Selected Columns

Carl Hiaasen · Vintage Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book


If you think the wildest, wackiest stories that Carl Hiaasen can tell have all made it into his hilarious, bestselling novels, think again. Dance of the Reptiles collects the best of Hiaasen's Miami Herald columns, which lay bare the stories--large...
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The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

Douglas Preston · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 326
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller! A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle.

Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have...
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