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King Tutankhamun: The Treasures of the Tomb

Zahi A. Hawass · Thames & Hudson Ltd; Slipcased Ed edition
Format: Import]

A selection of the stunning gold and jeweled contents of the tomb of the eternally fascinating Egyptian boy-king illuminate this beautifully produced wall calendar with 12 full-color photographs,
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Polar Wives: The Remarkable Women behind the World's Most Daring Explorers

Kari Herbert · Greystone Books; Original edition
Format: Book

Polar explorers were the superstars of the “heroic age” of exploration, a period spanning the Victorian and Edwardian eras. In this engaging book, author Kari Herbert explores the unpredictable, often heartbreaking lives of seven remarkable women who married world-famous polar...
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In the Footsteps of the Band of Brothers: A Return to Easy Company's Battlefields with Sgt. Forrest Guth

Larry Alexander · NAL Hardcover
Format: Hardcover

An inspiring walk through World War II history from the national bestselling author of Biggest Brother. On the eve of the 65th anniversary of the end of the war in Europe, Larry Alexander returns to the very battlefields that made Easy Company a legend. Accompanied by Easy veteran Sgt....
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The Mammoth Book of Hollywood Scandals

Michelle Morgan · Running Press
Format: Paperback

This compilation showcases the most famous murders, suicides, unexplained deaths, scandalous romances, illegitimate children, cover-ups, and more. Starting in the 1920s and going right up to the present day, it brings forward some of the most notorious events in Hollywood’s history.
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Eccentric Orbits: The Iridium Story

John Bloom · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

In the early 1990s, Motorola, the legendary American technology company developed a revolutionary satellite system called Iridium that promised to be its crowning achievement. Light years ahead of anything previously put into space, and built on technology developed for Ronald Reagan's...
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The Rise of Rome: The Making of the World's Greatest Empire

Anthony Everitt · Random House
Format: Hardcover

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE KANSAS CITY STARFrom Anthony Everitt, the bestselling author of acclaimed biographies of Cicero, Augustus, and Hadrian, comes a riveting, magisterial account of Rome and its remarkable ascent from an obscure agrarian backwater to the greatest...
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Champlain's Dream

David Hackett Fischer · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 834
Format: Print book

In this sweeping, enthralling biography, acclaimed historian David Hackett Fischer brings to life the remarkable Samuel de Champlain -- soldier, spy, master mariner, explorer, cartographer, artist, and Father of New France. Born on France's Atlantic coast, Champlain grew to manhood...
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1959: The Year Everything Changed

Fred Kaplan · Wiley; 1 edition
Pages: 344
Format: Hardcover

Acclaimed national security columnist and noted cultural critic Fred Kaplan looks past the 1960s to the year that really changed AmericaWhile conventional accounts focus on the sixties as the era of pivotal change that swept the nation, Fred Kaplan argues that it was 1959 that ushered in the wave...
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Wonder Women: 25 Innovators, Inventors, and Trailblazers Who Changed History

Sam Maggs · Quirk Books
Pages: 238
Format: Print book

A fun and feminist look at forgotten women in science, technology, and beyond, from the bestselling author of THE FANGIRL'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY You may think you know women's history pretty well. But have you ever heard of. . . · Alice Ball, the chemist who developed an effective treatment...
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The Taking of K-129: How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History

JOSH DEAN · Dutton
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

An incredible true tale of espionage and engineering set at the height of the Cold War - a mix between The Hunt for Red October and Argo - about how the CIA, the U.S. Navy, and America's most eccentric mogul spent six years and nearly a billion dollars to steal the nuclear-armed Soviet...
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