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The Grim Sleeper: The Lost Women of South Central

Christine Pelisek · Counterpoint
Pages: 325
Format: eBook

The definitive book on the hunt to find the most ruthless serial killer in Los Angeles' history, told by the fearless reporter who broke the story In 2006, Christine Pelisek broke the story of a terrifying serial killer who went unchecked in Los Angeles for decades. Two years later,...
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The Norse Myths: A Guide to Viking and Scandinavian Gods and Heroes

Carolyne Larrington · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

An exhilarating introduction to the vivid, violent, boisterous world of the Norse myths and their cultural legacy -- from Tolkien to Game of ThronesThe Norse Myths presents the infamous Viking gods, from the mighty Asyr, led by Ó?inn, and the mysterious Vanir, to Thor and the mythological...
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Chase's Calendar of Events 2018: The Ultimate Go-to Guide for Special Days, Weeks and Months

CHASE. · Bernan Press
Pages: 752
Format: Paperback

Find out what's going on any day of the year, anywhere across the globe!The world's datebook, Chase's is the definitive day-by-day resource of what America and the world are celebrating and commemorating. Founded in 1957, Chase's observes its 60th anniversary with the 2018...
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Art Deco Sculpture

Alastair Duncan · Thames and Hudson
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

A groundbreaking encyclopedic study of Art Deco sculpture from the 1920s and 1930s by the author of Art Deco CompleteThis book showcases and puts into historical context a host of sculpted works created in the 1920s and 1930s in the decorative vernacular defined loosely today as "Art...
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The Axeman of New Orleans: The True Story

Miriam C Davis · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 306
Format: Print book

From 1910 to 1919, New Orleans suffered at the hands of its very own Jack the Ripper-style killer. The story has been the subject of websites, short stories, novels, a graphic novel, and most recently the FX television series American Horror Story. But the full story of gruesome murders,...
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My Life, My Love, My Legacy

Coretta Scott King · Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

The Washington Post's Books to Read in 2017The New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceUSA Today, "New and Noteworthy""This book is distinctly Coretta's story . . . particularly absorbing. . . generous, in a manner that is unfashionable in our culture." -- New York...
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Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth

Holger Hoock · Crown
Pages: 559
Format: Hardcover

A magisterial new work that rewrites the story of America's foundingThe American Revolution is often portrayed as an orderly, restrained rebellion, with brave patriots defending their noble ideals against an oppressive empire. It's a stirring narrative, and one the founders did their best...
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The Storied City: The Quest for Timbuktu and the Fantastic Mission to Save Its Past

Charlie English · Riverhead Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Two tales of a city: The historical race to "discover" one of the world's most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda, added another layer to the legend."A...
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We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria

Wendy Pearlman · Custom House
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Reminiscent of the work of Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich, an astonishing collection of intimate wartime testimonies and poetic fragments from a cross-section of Syrians whose lives have been transformed by revolution, war, and flight.Against the backdrop of the wave of demonstrations...
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Queen Victoria's Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe

DEBORAH CADBURY · PublicAffairs
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

A captivating exploration of the role in which Queen Victoria exerted most international power and influence: as a matchmaking grandmother.By the 1890s, Queen Victoria had over thirty grandchildren, and to maintain and increase British royal power she was determined to maneuver them into...
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The President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas

Adrian Miller · The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 296
Format: Print book

James Beard award-winning author Adrian Miller vividly tells the stories of the African Americans who worked in the presidential food service as chefs, personal cooks, butlers, stewards, and servers for every First Family since George and Martha Washington. Miller brings together the names...
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National Geographic The Indian Wars: Battles, Bloodshed, and the Fight for Freedom on the American Frontier

Anton Treuer · National Geographic
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From Lakota warrior Crazy Horse to legendary Geronimo of the Apache Wars, this sweeping history of the American West tells the story of those who defended Native American lands - and the Native American way of life - from the 1850s through the end of the nineteenth century.This majestic...
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The Odyssey of Echo Company: The Tet Offensive and the Epic Battle of Echo Company to Survive the Vietnam War

Doug Stanton · Scribner
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

A powerful work of literary military history from the New York Times bestselling author of In Harm's Way and Horse Soldiers - the harrowing and redemptive account of an American army platoon fighting for survival during the Vietnam War.On a single night, January 31, 1968, some 100,000 soldiers...
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The Tattoo Dictionary

Trent Aitken-Smith · Mitchell Beazley
Pages: 255
Format: Hardcover

Discover the true meanings behind over 200 popular tattoos with this comprehensive book, illustrated with over 100 tattoo designs. From sailors' swallows and Mexican skulls to prisoners' barbed wire and intricate Maori patterns, tattoos have been used as a means of communication...
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