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Silk: A World History

Aarathi Prasad - William Morrow
Format: Hardcover

In a gorgeous history that spans continents and millennia, Aarathi Prasad weaves together the complex story of the queen of fabrics. Through the scientists who have studied silk, and the biology of the animals from which it has been drawn, Prasad explores the global, natural, and cultural...
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The Demon of Unrest: A Saga of Hubris, Heartbreak, and Heroism at the Dawn of the Civil War

Erik Larson - Crown
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Splendid and the Vile brings to life the pivotal five months between the election of Abraham Lincoln and the start of the Civil War - a simmering crisis that finally tore a deeply divided nation in two.On November 6, 1860, Abraham Lincoln...
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Chamber Divers: The Untold Story of the D-Day Scientists Who Changed Special Operations Forever

Rachel Lance - Dutton
Format: Hardcover

For readers of The Making of the Atomic Bomb and Code Girls, who want stories about the tech behind military successes and the maverick groups that generate historic innovations This is the previously classified story of one group of scientific researchers - men and women - who exposed...
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New Cold Wars: China's Rise, Russia's Invasion, and America's Struggle to Defend the West

David E. Sanger - Random House Audio
Format: book

A fast-paced account of America's plunge into simultaneous Cold Wars against two very different adversaries - Xi Jinping's China and Vladimir Putin's Russia - based on deep reporting from inside the White House, U.S. intelligence agencies, technology firms, and foreign governments....
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We Are the Leaders We Have Been Looking For (The W. E. B. Du Bois Lectures)

Eddie Glaude Jr. - Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Begin Again, a politically astute, lyrical meditation on how ordinary Black Americans can shake off their reliance on a small group of professional politicians and pursue self-cultivation and grassroots movements to achieve a more just and perfect...
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After 1177 B.C.: The Survival of Civilizations (Turning Points in Ancient History, 12)

Eric Cline - Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

In this gripping sequel to his bestselling 1177 B.C., Eric Cline tells the story of what happened after the Bronze Age collapsed - why some civilizations endured, why some gave way to new ones, and why some disappeared forever. "A landmark book: lucid, deep, and insightful. . . . You cannot...
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American Flygirl

Susan Tate Ankeny - Citadel
Format: Hardcover

One of WWII's most uniquely hidden figures, Hazel Ying Lee was the first Asian American woman to earn a pilot's license, join the WASPs, and fly for the United States military amid widespread anti-Asian sentiment and policies. Her singular story of patriotism, barrier breaking,...
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How To Avoid IRS Audits: (Or Survive One) 2nd Edition

Victor S. Sy CPA. MPB (Retired)

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The Age of Grievance

Frank Bruni - Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

From bestselling author and longtime New York Times columnist Frank Bruni comes a lucid, powerful examination of the ways in which grievance has come to define our current culture and politics, on both the right and left.. The twists and turns of American politics are unpredictable, but the tone...
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An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s

Doris Kearns Goodwin - Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

An Unfinished Love Story: A Personal History of the 1960s by Doris Kearns Goodwin, one of America's most beloved historians, artfully weaves together biography, memoir, and history. She takes you along on the emotional journey she and her husband, Richard (Dick) Goodwin embarked upon...
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