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We Two: Victoria and Albert: Rulers, Partners, Rivals

Gillian Gill · Ballantine Books
Pages: 460
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIt was the most influential marriage of the nineteenth century-and one of history' s most enduring love stories. Traditional biographies tell us that Queen Victoria inherited the throne as a naïve teenager, when the British Empire was at the height of its power,...
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On the Origin of Species: The Illustrated Edition

Charles Darwin · Sterling; ILL edition
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life. In his landmark study, Darwin theorized that populations evolve over the course of generations...
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The Vikings: A History

Robert Ferguson · Viking Adult
Format: Hardcover

A comprehensive and thrilling history of the Vikings for fans of the History Channel series From Harald Bluetooth to Cnut the Great, the feared seamen and plunderers of the Viking Age ruled Norway, Sweden, and Denmark but roamed as far as Byzantium, Greenland, and America. Raiders and traders,...
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The Norman Conquest: The Battle of Hastings and the Fall of Anglo-Saxon England

Marc Morris · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A riveting and authoritative history of the single most important event in English history: the Norman Conquest. An upstart French duke who sets out to conquer the most powerful and unified kingdom in Christendom.An invasion force on a scale not seen since the days of the Romans. One of the bloodiest...
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Shadow of the Titanic: The Extraordinary Stories of Those Who Survived

Andrew Wilson · Atria Books; Reprint edition
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback

We think we know the story of the Titanic—the once majestic and supposedly unsinkable ship that struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage from Britain to America—but very little has been written about the vessel’s 705 survivors. How did the events of that horrific night in the icy waters...
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Staying True

Jenny Sanford · Ballantine Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

In this candid and compelling memoir, the first lady of South Carolina reveals the private ordeal behind her very public betrayal—and offers inspiration for anyone struggling to keep faith during life’s most trying times.She’s been a successful investment banker, a mother...
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The Collapse of American Criminal Justice

William J. Stuntz · Belknap Press
Format: Hardcover

The rule of law has vanished in America’s criminal justice system. Prosecutors now decide whom to punish and how severely. Almost no one accused of a crime will ever face a jury. Inconsistent policing, rampant plea bargaining, overcrowded courtrooms, and ever more draconian sentencing...
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Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles

Richard Dowden · Public Affairs
Pages: 576
Format: Print book

After a lifetime's close observation of the continent, one of the world's finest Africa correspondents has penned a landmark book on life and death in modern Africa. In captivating prose, Dowden spins tales of cults and commerce in Senegal and traditional spirituality in Sierra...
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Labor of Love: A Midwife's Memoir

Cara Muhlhahn · Kaplan Publishing; 1 edition
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Single mom, jazz singer, salsa dancer, traveler, and midwife to more than 700 babies, Cara Muhlhahn holds nothing back—in her life or in this memoir. As a teenager, Cara’s family home burnt to the ground. That tragedy led her on a journey that would span a variety of countries...
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Abraham Lincoln

James M McPherson · Oxford University Press
Pages: 79
Format: Print book

Best-selling author James M. McPherson follows the son of Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks from his early years in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois, to his highly successful law career, his marriage to Mary Todd, and his one term in Congress. We witness his leadership of the Republican anti-slavery...
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East to the dawn : the life of Amelia Earhart

Susan Butler · Da Capo Press
Pages: 489
Format: Paperback

Tells the life story of aviator Amelia Earhart, covering such aspects as her childhood with her grandmother in Kansas, her marriage to George Putnam and her affair with Gene Vidal, and her time as a nurse and social worker, and includes excerpts from letters written by her navigator, Fred...
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The People of Ireland, 1600-1699: Part One

Kit Dobson · Clearfield
Format: Paperback

This work draws on primary sources, such as published government records, together with references found in Irish, English, Scottish, and Dutch archives. The single most important source used in this work are the many volumes of the published Calendar of State Papers relating to Ireland....
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The Monster of Florence

Douglas Preston · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 322
Format: Book

In the nonfiction tradition of John Berendt ("Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil") and Erik Larson ("The Devil in the White City") , New York Times bestselling author Douglas Preston presents a gripping account of crime and punishment in the lush hills surrounding...
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Dorothy, "An Amoral and Dangerous Woman": The Murder of E. Howard Hunt's Wife – Watergate's Darkest Secret

St John Hunt · Trine Day, 2015.
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Contains new facts concerning Nixon, Watergate, and the death of Dorothy Hunt, wife of E. Howard Hunt Dorothy Hunt, "An Amoral and Dangerous Woman" tells the life story of ex-CIA agent Dorothy Hunt, who married Watergate mastermind and confessed contributor to the assassination...
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