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A History of Great Inventions

James Dyson · Carroll & Graf Publishers; First edition. edition
Pages: 188
Format: Hardcover

Lucidly written and generously illustrated in color, this volume of scientific history by award-winning inventor James Dyson details the greatest achievements of the human imagination since early hominids invented stone tools about 250,000 years ago. Through thousands of years and vital...
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Shackleton's Forgotten Expedition: The Voyage of the Nimrod

Beau Riffenburgh · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

On New Year's Day 1908, Ernest Shackleton, a little-known adventurer determined to find fame and fortune by becoming the first man to reach the South Pole, took his tiny ship, Nimrod, south to the mysterious regions of the Antarctic. In the coming year, Shackleton would record the greatest...
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A People's History of the Civil War: Struggles for the Meaning of Freedom

David Williams · The New press
Pages: 594
Format: Book

"A startling contrast to the other literature on the Civil War." - Howard ZinnMoving beyond presidents and generals, A People's History of the Civil War tells a new and powerful story of America's most destructive conflict. In the first book to view the Civil War through...
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Rescue at Los Baños: The Most Daring Prison Camp Raid of World War II

Bruce Henderson · William Morrow Paperbacks
Format: Paperback

From the bestselling author of Hero Found comes the incredible true story of one of the greatest military rescues of all time, the 1945 World War II prison camp raid at Los Baños in the Philippines—a tale of daring, courage, and heroism that joins the ranks of Ghost Soldiers,...
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American Metropolis: A History of New York City

George J. Lankevich · NYU Press
Pages: 273
Format: Paperback

Magnet for the ambitious, lodestone for talented and oppressed alike, Mecca for businessmen and immigrants, New York City has presided for over 350 years as the critical center of American life. From its origins as a primitive Dutch outpost to the sprawling urban complex it is today, the defining...
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Kristallnacht: Prelude to Destruction

Martin Gilbert · HarperCollins
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

On November 7, 1938, a young Jew, enraged by his family's expulsion from Germany, walked into the German embassy in Paris and fired five shots at a junior diplomat. Three days later the diplomat was dead, and Germany was in the grips of skillfully orchestrated anti-Jewish violence....
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Everyday Life of the North American Indians (Dorset Press Reprints)

Jon Ewbank Manchip White · Hippocrene Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

First printing of Indian Head Book edition.
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In Europe: Travels Through the Twentieth Century

Geert Mak · Pantheon; First Edition first Printing edition
Pages: 896
Format: Hardcover

Geert Mak spent the year of 1999 criss-crossing the continent, tracing the history of Europe from Verdun to Berlin, Saint Petersburg to Auschwitz, Kiev to Srebrenica. He set off in search of evidence and witnesses, looking to define the condition of Europe at the verge of a new millennium....
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Death in the City of Light: The Serial Killer of Nazi-Occupied Paris

David King · Broadway Books
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback

The gripping, true story of a brutal serial killer who unleashed his own reign of terror in Nazi-Occupied Paris. As decapitated heads and dismembered body parts surfaced in the Seine, Commissaire Georges-Victor Massu, head of the Brigade Criminelle, was tasked with tracking down the elusive...
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The Fellowship: Gilbert, Bacon, Harvey, Wren, Newton, and the Story of a Scentific Revolution

John Gribbin · Overlook Hardcover
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Seventeenth-century England was racked by civil war, plague and fire; a world ruled by superstition and ignorance. But another tumultuous event was also taking place: the revolution in science. A series of meetings of 'natural philosophers' in Oxford and London saw the beginning...
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The Mayflower

Vernon Heaton · Mayfield Pub Co; 1st A edition
Pages: 200
Format: Hardcover

A portrait of America's Pilgrim Fathers chronicles the roots of their decision to come to the New World, their experiences crossing the Atlantic aboard the Mayflower, and their adventures creating a settlement in New Plymouth
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