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God's Wolf: The Life of the Most Notorious of all Crusaders, Scourge of Saladin

Jeffrey Lee · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"[Jeffrey Lee] brings a blockbuster sensibility to this slice of the 12th century Levant." -- Dan Jones, Sunday Times (UK) In a 2010 terrorist plot, Al-Qaeda hid a bomb in a FedEx shipment addressed to Reynald de Chatillon, a knight who had died centuries ago in the crusades....
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Local History Reference Collections for Public Libraries

Kathy Marquis · Amer Library Assn Editions
Format: Print book

A collection of local history materials is useful to a wide variety of library users, from genealogists and family historians, to patrons researching the history of their home or church, and local students searching for class project resources. But the idea of creating one can feel intimidating--conjuring...
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Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood

William J. Mann · Harper; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

New York Times BestsellerEdgar Award winner for Best Fact CrimeThe Day of the Locust meets The Devil in the White City and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil in this juicy, untold Hollywood story an addictive true tale of ambition, scandal, intrigue, murder, and the creation of the modern...
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Flight 232: A Story of Disaster and Survival

Laurence Gonzales · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Twenty-five years after the catastrophe, a dramatic and extraordinarily rare 360-degree view of the crash of a fully loaded jumbo jet. As hundreds of rescue workers waited on the ground, United Airlines Flight 232 wallowed drunkenly over the bluffs northwest of Sioux City. The plane slammed...
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The Killing of Osama Bin Laden

Seymour M Hersh · Verso
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

In 2011, a group of Navy SEALS stormed an enclosure in the Pakistani city of Abbotabad and killed Osama Bin Laden, the man the United States had been chasing since before the devastating attacks of 9/11. The news did much to boost Obama's first term and played a major part in his re-election...
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War of the Whales: A True Story

Joshua Horwitz · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 426
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2015 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award: "Horwitz's dogged reporting ... combined with crisp, cinematic writing, produces a powerful narrative ... . He has written a book that is instructive and passionate and deserving a wide audience" (PEN Award...
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Bad Girls Throughout History: 100 Remarkable Women Who Changed the World

Ann Shen · Chronicle Books
Pages: 216
Format: Print book

Aphra Behn, first female professional writer. Sojourner Truth, activist and abolitionist. Ada Lovelace, first computer programmer. Marie Curie, first woman to win the Nobel Prize. Joan Jett, godmother of punk. The 100 revolutionary women highlighted in this gorgeously illustrated book were...
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The Death of Cancer: After Fifty Years on the Front Lines of Medicine, a Pioneering Oncologist Reveals Why the War on Cancer Is Winnable--and How We Can Get There

Vincent T. DeVita · Sarah Crichton Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Cancer touches everybody's life in one way or another. But most of us know very little about how the disease works, why we treat it the way we do, and the personalities whose dedication got us where we are today. For fifty years, Dr. Vincent T. DeVita Jr. has been one of those key players:...
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Why?: Explaining the Holocaust

Peter Hayes · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

A bold new exploration that answers the most commonly asked questions about the Holocaust.Despite the outpouring of books, movies, museums, memorials, and courses devoted to the Holocaust, a coherent explanation of why such ghastly carnage erupted from the heart of civilized Europe in the twentieth...
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A Season with the Witch: The Magic and Mayhem of Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts

J W Ocker · Countryman Press
Pages: 338
Format: Print book

Edgar Award-winning travel writer spends an autumn living in one of America's spookiest tourist destinations: Salem, MassachusettsSalem, Massachusetts, may be the strangest city on the planet. A single event in its 400 years of history -- the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 -- transformed it into...
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America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Back-Room Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System

Steven Brill · Random House
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAmerica's Bitter Pill is Steven Brill's acclaimed book on how the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was written, how it is being implemented, and, most important, how it is changing - and failing to change - the rampant abuses in the healthcare industry. It's a fly-on-the-wall...
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Katrina: After the Flood

Gary Rivlin · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeast Louisiana - on August 29, 2005 - journalist Gary Rivlin traces the storm's immediate damage, the city of New Orleans's efforts to rebuild itself, and the storm's lasting effects not just on the city's geography...
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Australians: Origins to Eureka

Thomas Keneally · Allen & Unwin
Format: Hardcover

The outstanding first volume of acclaimed author Thomas Keneally's major new three-volume history of Australia brings to life the vast range of characters who have formed Australia's national story
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The Civil War in the trans-Mississippi theater, 1861-1865

Jeffery S Prushankin · Center of Military History, United States Army
Pages: 59
Format: Print book

If the Civil War had a "forgotten theater," it was the Trans-Mississippi West. Starting in 1861 with the Lincoln administration's desire to maintain control of the far west, Jeffery Prushankin covers battles in New Mexico, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas, including Pea Ridge...
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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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