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Part of Our Lives: A People's History of the American Public Library

Wayne A Wiegand · Oxford University Press
Pages: 331
Format: Print book

Despite dire predictions in the late twentieth century that public libraries would not survive the turn of the millennium, their numbers have only increased. Two of three Americans frequent a public library at least once a year, and nearly that many are registered borrowers. Although library...
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We Are Not Such Things: The Murder of a Young American, a South African Township, and the Search for Truth and Reconciliation

Justine Van der Leun · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

A gripping investigation in the vein of the podcast Serial - a summer nonfiction pick by Entertainment Weekly and The Wall Street Journal Justine van der Leun reopens the murder of a young American woman in South Africa, an iconic case that calls into question our understanding of truth...
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Double Ace: The Life of Robert Lee Scott Jr., Pilot, Hero, and Teller of Tall Tales

Robert Coram · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Robert Lee Scott was larger than life. A decorated Eagle Scout who barely graduated from high school, the young man from Macon, Georgia used dogged determination to achieve his dream of becoming a famed fighter pilot. In Double Ace, veteran biographer Robert Coram, himself a Georgia man,...
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Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate

Gary J Byrne · Center St
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Former Secret Service officer Gary Byrne exposes the truth behind Hillary, Bill, and their public facade.Posted directly outside President Clinton's Oval Office, Former Secret Service uniformed officer Gary Byrne reveals what he observed of Hillary Clinton's character and the culture inside...
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Avenue of Spies: A True Story of Terror, Espionage, and One American Family's Heroic Resistance in Nazi-Occupied Paris

Alex Kershaw · Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The best-selling author of The Liberator brings to life the incredible true story of an American doctor in Paris, and his heroic espionage efforts during World War IIThe leafy Avenue Foch, one of the most exclusive residential streets in Nazi-occupied France, was Paris's hotbed of daring...
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The Audacious Crimes of Colonel Blood: The Spy Who Stole the Crown Jewels and Became the King's Secret Agent

Robert Hutchinson · Pegasus Books
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

The gripping story of one of the most enigmatic and alluring figures in British history: a dangerous double agent and Irish rogue in King Charles II's court One morning in May 1671, a man disguised as a parson daringly attempted to seize the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London. Astonishingly,...
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Hubris: The Tragedy of War in the Twentieth Century

Alistair Horne · Harper
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Sir Alistair Horne has been a close observer of war and history for more than fifty years and in this wise and masterly work, he revisits six battles of the past century and examines the strategies, leadership, preparation, and geopolitical goals of aggressors and defenders to reveal the one trait...
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Did She Kill Him?: A Victorian Tale of Deception, Adultery, and Arsenic

Kate Colquhoun · The Overlook Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In the summer of young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trial for the alleged arse-nic poisoning of her much older husband Liverpool cotton merchant James Maybrick The xCMaybrick MysteryxD had all the makings of a sensation a pretty flirtatious young girl resentful gossiping servants...
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The Washingtons: George and Martha, "Join'd by Friendship, Crown'd by Love"

Flora Fraser · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

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Earth's Deep History: How It Was Discovered and Why It Matters

Martin J. S. Rudwick · University Of Chicago Press
Format: Hardcover

Earth has been witness to mammoths and dinosaurs, global ice ages, continents colliding or splitting apart, comets and asteroids crashing catastrophically to the surface, as well as the birth of humans who are curious to understand it all. But how was it discovered? How was the evidence...
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