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The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

Jeanne Theoharis · Beacon Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

2014 NAACP Image Award Winner Outstanding Literary Work Biography Auto Biography2013 Letitia Woods Brown Award from the Association of Black Women Historians Choice Top 25 Academic Titles for 2013The definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism,...
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Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan, 1839-42

William Dalrymple · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

From William Dalrymple—award-winning historian, journalist and travel writer—a masterly retelling of what was perhaps the Wests greatest imperial disaster in the East, and an important parable of neocolonial ambition, folly and hubris that has striking relevance to our own time. With...
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Rome: A Cultural, Visual, and Personal History

Robert Hughes · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From Robert Hughes, one of the greatest art and cultural critics of our time, comes a sprawling, comprehensive, and deeply personal history of Rome—as city, as empire, and, crucially, as an origin of Western art and civilization, two subjects about which Hughes has spent his life writing...
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The Time Traveler's Guide to Elizabethan England

Ian Mortimer · Viking Adult
Format: Hardcover

The author of The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England takes you through the world of Shakespeare and Queen Elizabeth IFrom the author of The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England, this popular history explores daily life in Queen Elizabeth's England, taking us inside...
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A Year in the Life of Downton Abbey: Seasonal Celebrations, Traditions, and Recipes

Jessica Fellowes · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

Its and there have been many changes at Downton Abbey since the family and their servants first welcomed us there twelve years ago A generation of men has been tragically lost at the front children are once again breathing new life into the great house a chauffeur now sits at the Grantham...
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Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America's Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe

Rebecca Erbelding · Doubleday
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

America has long been criticized for refusing to give harbor to the Jews of Europe as Hitler and the Nazis closed in. Now a U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum scholar tells the extraordinary story of the War Refugee Board, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's little-known effort late in the war to save...
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The Girls of Atomic City: The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II

Denise Kiernan · Touchstone
Pages: 373
Format: Hardcover

Now a New York Times Bestseller!THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC CITY AT THE HEIGHT OF WORLD WAR II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, consuming more electricity than New York City. But to most of the world, the town did not exist. Thousands of civilians--many of them young women from...
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The Ice Balloon: S. A. Andree and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration

Alec Wilkinson · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

In this grand and astonishing tale Alec Wilkinson brings us the story of S A Andreacutee the visionary Swedish aeronaut who in during the great age of Arctic endeavor left to discover the North Pole by flying to it in a hydrogen balloon Called by a British military officer ldquothe most...
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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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Blood Feud: The Hatfields And The Mccoys: The Epic Story Of Murder And Vengeance

Lisa Alther · Lyons Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

America's most notorious family feud began in 1865 with the murder of a Harmon McCoy, a Union soldier, by a Confederate Hatfield. But Southern grudges run long and deep. More than a decade later tempers flared over stolen hogs. This accusation triggered years of bloody violence...
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The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London

Judith Flanders · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 520
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author of The Invention of Murder, an extraordinary, revelatory portrait of everyday life on the streets of Dickens' London.The nineteenth century was a time of unprecedented change, and nowhere was this more apparent than...
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Revolutionaries: A New History of the Invention of America

Jack Rakove · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

In the early 1770s, the men who invented America were living quiet, provincial lives in the rustic backwaters of the New World, devoted primarily to family, craft, and the private pursuit of wealth and happiness. None set out to become revolutionary by ambition, but when events in Boston...
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