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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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Free to Make: How the Maker Movement is Changing Our Schools, Our Jobs, and Our Minds

Dale Dougherty · North Atlantic Books
Pages: 250
Format: Print book

Dale Dougherty, creator of MAKE: magazine and the Maker Faire, provides a guided tour of the international phenomenon known as the Maker Movement, a social revolution that is changing what gets made, how it's made, where it's made, and who makes it. Free to Make is a call to join...
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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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National Geographic Atlas of Beer: A Globe-Trotting Journey Through the World of Beer

Nancy Hoalst-Pullen · National Geographic
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

This atlas is the ultimate beer lover's guide to the world, filled with stunning photography, great storytelling, intriguing beer destinations, fascinating historical perspectives, and firsthand accounts from brewers and bar owners around the globe.The most visually stunning and comprehensive...
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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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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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Castles: Their History and Evolution in Medieval Britain

Marc Morris · Pegasus Books
Pages: 262
Format: Hardcover

From the author of The Norman Conquest and A Great and Terrible King comes a sweeping and stunning history of the most magnificent castles in Britain. Beginning with their introduction in the eleventh century, and ending with their widespread abandonment in the seventeenth, Marc Morris...
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Rebellion: The History of England from James I to the Glorious Revolution

Peter Ackroyd · Thomas Dunne Books; 1st US Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Peter Ackroyd has been praised as one of the greatest living chroniclers of Britain and its people. In Rebellion, he continues his dazzling account of the history of England, beginning with the progress south of the Scottish king, James VI, who on the death of Elizabeth I became the first...
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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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The Vietnam War: An Intimate History

Geoffrey C Ward · Knopf
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

From the award-winning historian and filmmakers of The Civil War, Baseball, The War, The Roosevelts, and others: a vivid, uniquely powerful history of the conflict that tore America apart--the companion volume to the major, multipart PBS film to be aired in September 2017.More than forty...
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The History Book

Dk Publishing. · DK Publishing
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

The History Book is a fascinating journey through the most significant events in history and the big ideas behind each one, from the dawn of civilization to the lightning-paced culture of today. One hundred crystal-clear articles explore the Law Code of Hammurabi, the Renaissance, the American...
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Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas

Laura Sook Duncombe · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

In the first-ever Seven Seas history of the world's female buccaneers, Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas tells the story of women, both real and legendary, who through the ages sailed alongside - and sometimes in command of - their male counterparts....
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Be Free or Die: The Amazing Story of Robert Smalls' Escape from Slavery to Union Hero

Cate Lineberry · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"Be Free or Die makes you want to stand up and cheer. Cate Lineberry has done us all a great service by telling this incredibly moving, thrilling, and important story about an American hero who deserves to be remembered, and admired." -- Candice Millard, author of Hero of the EmpireFacing...
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American Tempest: How the Boston Tea Party Sparked a Revolution

Harlow Giles Unger · Da Capo Press
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

On December 16, 1773, an estimated seven dozen men dumped roughly £10,000 worth of tea in Boston Harbor. This symbolic act unleashed a social, political, and economic firestorm throughout the colonies. Combining stellar scholarship with action-packed history, American Tempest reveals the truth...
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