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Rescue of the Bounty: Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy

Michael J. Tougias · Scribner
Pages: 232
Format: Hardcover

The harrowing story of the sinking and rescue of Bounty - the tall ship used in the classic 1962 movie Mutiny on the Bounty - which was caught in the path of Hurricane Sandy with sixteen aboard On Thursday, October 25, 2012, Captain Robin Walbridge made the fateful decision to sail Bounty...
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Ravensbruck: Life and Death in Hitler's Concentration Camp for Women

Sarah Helm · Nan A. Talese
Format: Hardcover

A masterly and moving account of the most horrific hidden atrocity of World War II: Ravensbrück, the only Nazi concentration camp built for women On a sunny morning in May 1939 a phalanx of 867 women - housewives, doctors, opera singers, politicians, prostitutes - was marched through...
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The Oregon Trail: A New American Journey

Rinker Buck · Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Pages: 450
Format: Print book

#1 New York Times Bestseller * #1 Indie Next Pick "Absorbing...Winning...The many layers in The Oregon Trail are linked by Mr. Buck's voice, which is alert and unpretentious in a manner that put me in mind of Bill Bryson's comic tone in A Walk in the Woods." - Dwight...
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Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life

Sally Bedell Smith · Random House
Pages: 640
Format: Print book

The first major biography of Prince Charles in more than two decades, with new insights into his family and his two marriages - from the New York Times bestselling author of Elizabeth the Queen Drawing on her extensive access to the Royal Family's inner circle, Sally Bedell Smith delivers...
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Heaven's Ditch: God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal

Jack Kelly · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

The technological marvel of its age, the Erie Canal grew out of a sudden fit of inspiration. Proponents didn't just dream; they built a 360-mile waterway entirely by hand and largely through wilderness. As excitement crackled down its length, the canal became the scene of the most striking...
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The Mother Tongue - English And How It Got That Way

Bill Bryson · Avon Books
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson - the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent - brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language. From the first descent of the larynx into the throat (why you can talk but your...
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Exit Berlin: How One Woman Saved Her Family from Nazi Germany

Charlotte R. Bonelli · Yale University Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Just a week after the Kristallnacht terror in 1938, young Luzie Hatch, a German Jew, fled Berlin to resettle in New York. Her rescuer was an American-born cousin and industrialist, Arnold Hatch. Arnold spoke no German, so Luzie quickly became translator, intermediary, and advocate for family...
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Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail

Jonathan Chait · Custom House
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

"An unassailable case that, in the eyes of history, Barack Obama will be viewed as one of America's best and most accomplished presidents. Over the course of eight years, Barack Obama has amassed an array of outstanding achievements. His administration saved the American economy from...
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Northern Armageddon: The Battle of the Plains of Abraham and the Making of the American Revolution

D. Peter MacLeod · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

A huge, ambitious re-creation of the eighteenth-century Battle of the Plains of Abraham, the pivotal battle in the Seven Years' War (1754-1763) to win control of the trans-Appalachian region of North America, a battle consisting of the British and American colonists on one side and the French...
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The Fight for the Four Freedoms: What Made FDR and the Greatest Generation Truly Great

Harvey J. Kaye · Simon & Schuster, Incorporated
Pages: 292
Format: Hardcover

On January 6, 1941, the Greatest Generation gave voice to its founding principles, the Four Freedoms: Freedom from want and from fear. Freedom of speech and religion. In the name of the Four Freedoms they fought the Great Depression. In the name of the Four Freedoms they defeated the Axis...
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Gold, Steel and Ice: a History of Mining Machines in Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve

Chris Allan · United States Department of the Interior
Pages: 113
Format: Print book

"The drama of the Klondike gold strike in the late 1890s and subsequent discoveries across Alaska made the region synonymous with glittering gold and overnight wealth. But pulling profit from the earth was never easy. Today visitors to Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve can explore...
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The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan

Rick Perlstein · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of Nixonland a dazzling portrait of America on the verge of a nervous breakdown in the tumultuous political and economic times of the 1970s. In January of 1973 Richard Nixon announced the end of the Vietnam War and prepared for a triumphant second term—until...
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The Lion of Sabray: The Afghani Warrior Who Defied the Taliban and Saved the Life of Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell

Patrick Robinson · Touchstone Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Patrick Robinson, coauthor of the #1 New York Times bestseller Lone Survivor shares the gripping untold story of Mohammed Gulab, the Pashtun warrior who defied the Taliban and saved the life of American hero and Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell.Bestselling author Patrick Robinson helped Marcus...
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Paradise of the Pacific: Approaching Hawaii

Susanna Moore · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"The dramatic history of America's tropical paradise. The history of Hawaii may be said to be the story of arrivals--from the eruption of volcanoes on the ocean floor 18,000 feet below, the first hardy seeds that over millennia found their way to the islands, and the confused birds...
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