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The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After

CLEMANTINE WAMARIYA · Crown
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"The plot provided by the universe was filled with starvation, war and rape. I would not - could not - live in that tale." Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbors began to disappear,...
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Joan of Arc

Mary Gordon · Viking Adult
Pages: 180
Format: Hardcover

A provocative biography of this enduring figure searches for reason why this failed soldier and executed heretic has survived in consciousness of Western Civilization. Original.
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Defying Hitler : a memoir

Sebastian Haffner · Farrar
Pages: 309
Format: Book

The author's memoir, written in 1939, of the rise of Nazism in his native Germany from 1907 to 1933, which examines the influence of such groups as the Free Corps and the Hitler Youth on the German people, and includes predictions about his nation's fate.
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The Family Medici: The Hidden History of the Medici Dynasty

MARY HOLLINGSWORTH · Pegasus Books
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

A fresh, revelatory, and shockingly revisionist narrative of the rise and fall of the House of Medici, by the acclaimed author of The Cardinal's Hat and The Borgias.Having founded the bank that became the most powerful in Europe in the fifteenth century, the Medici gained massive political...
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The Carrot Purple and Other Curious Stories of the Food We Eat

JOEL S DENKER · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 328
Format: Paperback

How many otherwise well-educated readers know that the familiar orange carrot was once a novelty? It is a little more than 400 years old. Domesticated in Afghanistan in 900 AD, the purple carrot, in fact, was the dominant variety until Dutch gardeners bred the young upstart in the seventeenth...
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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

DAVID W BLIGHT · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 896
Format: Hardcover

The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)...
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The Smithsonian History of Space Exploration: From the Ancient World to the Extraterrestrial Future

Roger D.Launius · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Comprehensive illustrated guide to the history of U.S. and international space exploration, both manned and unmannedThroughout history, humans have been fascinated by space. From the Babylonian astronomers of 700 BCE who charted the paths of planets, to the ancient Inca and Aztec builders...
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How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England: A Guide for Knaves, Fools, Harlots, Cuckolds, Drunkards, Liars, Thieves, and Braggarts

Ruth Goodman · Liveright
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Offensive language, insolent behavior, slights, brawls, and scandals come alive in Ruth Goodman's uproarious history. Every age and social strata has its bad eggs, rule-breakers, and nose-thumbers. As acclaimed popular historian and author of How to Be a Victorian Ruth Goodman shows in her madcap...
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Douglas MacArthur: American Warrior

Arthur Herman · Random House
Pages: 937
Format: Print book

A new, definitive life of an American icon, the visionary general who led American forces through three wars and foresaw his nation's great geopolitical shift toward the Pacific Rim - from the Pulitzer Prize finalist and bestselling author of Gandhi & Churchill Douglas MacArthur was arguably...
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From Broken Glass: My Story of Finding Hope in Hitler?s Death Camps to Inspire a New Generation

STEVE ROSS · Hachette Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From the survivor of ten Nazi concentration camps who went on to create the New England Holocaust Memorial, an inspiring memoir about finding strength in the face of despair.On August 14, 2017, two days after a white-supremacist activist rammed his car into a group of anti-Fascist protestors,...
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A moonless, starless sky : ordinary women and men fighting extremism in Africa

Alexis Okeowo · Hachette Books

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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Amsterdam

DK TRAVEL. · DK Eyewitness Travel
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

DK Eyewitness travel guides: award-winning guidebooksFind your corner of Amsterdam with this essential travel guide to this historic city, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you there before you've even packed your case - stroll along atmospheric canals,...
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The American Civil War: A Military History

John Keegan · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

For the past half century, John Keegan, the greatest military historian of our time, has been returning to the scenes of America's most bloody and wrenching war to ponder its lingering conundrums: the continuation of fighting for four years between such vastly mismatched sides; the dogged...
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American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts

Chris McGreal · PublicAffairs
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A comprehensive portrait of a uniquely American epidemic--devastating in its findings and damning in its conclusionsThe opioid epidemic has been called "one of the greatest mistakes of modern medicine." But calling it a mistake is a generous rewriting of history. Driven by greed,...
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