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Black Hearts: One Platoon's Descent into Madness in Iraq's Triangle of Death

Jim Frederick · Crown; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

This is the story of a small group of soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division's fabled 502nd Infantry Regiment - a unit known as "the Black Heart Brigade." Deployed in late 2005 to Iraq's so-called Triangle of Death, a veritable meat grinder just south of Baghdad, the Black...
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How the Hippies Saved Physics: Science, Counterculture, and the Quantum Revival

David Kaiser · W. W. Norton & Company; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Named one of the Top Physics Books of 2012 by Physics World The surprising story of eccentric young scientists who stood up to convention―and changed the face of modern physics. Today, quantum information theory is among the most exciting scientific frontiers, attracting billions...
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Desperate Passage: The Donner Party's Perilous Journey West

Ethan Rarick · Oxford University Press, USA; 1st Printing edition
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In late October 1846, the last wagon train of that year's westward migration stopped overnight before resuming its arduous climb over the Sierra Nevada Mountains, unaware that a fearsome storm was gathering force. After months of grueling travel, the 81 men, women and children would...
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Kaplan AP World History 2013-2014

Jennifer Laden · Kaplan
Pages: 349
Format: Paperback

The Advanced Placement test preparation guide that delivers 70 years of proven Kaplan experience and features exclusive strategies, practice, and review to help students ace the AP World History exam!Students spend the school year preparing for the AP World History test. Now it's time...
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Backroads & Byways of Colorado: Drives, Day Trips & Weekend Excursions (Second Edition) (Backroads & Byways)

Drea Knufken · Countryman Press; Second Edition edition
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

See Colorado at its most enchanting: along the roads less traveled.View majestic, snow-covered mountains within sight of desert expanses. Visit ancestral Puebloan settlements along the San Juan Skyway. Camp out in the 2.3-milion-acre White River National Forest. No matter what sort of Colorado...
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City of sedition : the history of New York during the Civil War

John Strausbaugh · Twelve
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

In a single definitive narrative, CITY OF SEDITION tells the spellbinding story of the huge-and hugely conflicted-role New York City played in the Civil War. No city was more of a help to Abraham Lincoln and the Union war effort, or more of a hindrance. No city raised more men, money,...
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The Day of the Barbarians: The Battle That Led to the Fall of the Roman Empire

Alessandro Barbero · Walker Books
Pages: 180
Format: Hardcover

On August 9, 378 AD, at Adrianople in the Roman province of Thrace (now western Turkey) , the Roman Empire began to fall. Two years earlier, an unforeseen flood of refugees from the East Germanic tribe known as the Goths had arrived at the Empire's eastern border, seeking admittance....
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Civil War Sketch Book: Drawings from the Battlefront

Harry L. Katz · W. W. Norton & Company; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A landmark collection featuring rare and sensational images of the Civil War. At a time before the camera lens could capture the frenzy and terror of battle action, illustrators known as “Special Artists”—among them such famous draftsmen as Winslow Homer and Thomas...
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The Knowledge Book: Everything You Need to Know to Get by in the 21st Century

National Geographic · National Geographic; Reprint edition
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

Indispensable for every home, library, and office, The Knowledge Book distills thousands of years of humankind’s most significant ideas and achievements— explains how they are linked and why they are important—and packs everything into a single, irresistibly readable volume....
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Decades: A Century of Fashion

Cameron Silver · Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

What Cameron Silver doesn't know about fashion is not worth knowing. For fifteen years he has owned Decades, the renowned vintage boutique on Melrose Avenue, hunting the world for couture from decades past, matching gorgeous red-carpet gowns to actresses including Chloe Sevigny and Michelle...
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AP U.S. history 2014

Krista Dornbush; Kaplan Publishing. · Kaplan Pub.
Pages: 480
Format: Paperback

The Advanced Placement test preparation guide that delivers years of proven Kaplan experience and features exclusive strategies practice and review to help students ace the AP US History exam Students spend the school year preparing for the AP US History test Now its time to reap the rewards...
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East West Street: On the Origins of "Genocide" and "Crimes Against Humanity"

Philippe Sands · Alfred A Knopf
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

In 2010, Philippe Sands was invited to give a lecture on genocide and crimes against humanity at Lviv University in Ukraine, which he accepted with the intent of learning about the extraordinary city that was home to his maternal grandfather, a Galician Jew who had been born there a century...
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