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Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man

LYNN VINCENT · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

For the first time, thanks to years of original research and new reporting, two acclaimed authors deliver the riveting and emotionally wrenching full story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history: the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II - and the fifty-year...
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The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran

MASIH ALINEJAD · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

An extraordinary memoir from an Iranian journalist in exile about leaving her country, challenging tradition and sparking an online movement against compulsory hijab. A photo on Masih's Facebook page: a woman standing proudly, face bare, hair blowing in the wind. Her crime: removing her veil,...
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The Debatable Land: The Lost World Between Scotland and England

GRAHAM ROBB · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Best-selling author Graham Robb finds that the 2,000-year-old map of Ptolemy unlocks a central mystery of British history.Two years ago, Graham Robb moved to a place of legend called the Debatable Land, an independent territory that once served as a buffer between Scotland and England....
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Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution

Nathaniel Philbrick · Viking
Pages: 427
Format: Print book

"Valiant Ambition may be one of the greatest what-if books of the age - a volume that turns one of America's best-known narratives on its head." - Boston Globe"Clear and insightful, it consolidates his reputation as one of America's foremost practitioners of narrative nonfiction."...
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New World, Inc.: The Making of America by England's Merchant Adventurers

JOHN BUTMAN · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Three generations of English merchant adventurers-not the Pilgrims, as we have so long believed-were the earliest founders of America. Profit-not piety-was their primary motive. Some seventy years before the Mayflower sailed, a small group of English merchants formed "The Mysterie,...
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Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity

Katherine Boo · Random House; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai...
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Sisterhood of Spies: The Women of the OSS

Elizabeth P. McIntosh · US Naval Institute Press
Pages: 282
Format: Hardcover

The daring missions and cloak-and-dagger skullduggery of America's World War II intelligence agency, the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), are well documented and have become the stuff of legend. Yet the contributions of the four thousand women who made up one-fifth of the OSS staff...
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The Oxford Illustrated History of Science

Iwan Rhys Morus · Oxford University Press
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

The Oxford Illustrated History of Science is the first-ever fully illustrated global history of science, from Aristotle to the atom bomb - and beyond. The first part of the book tells the story of science in both the East and West from antiquity to the Enlightenment: from the ancient Mediterranean...
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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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Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America

Steven Joseph Ross · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The chilling, little-known story of the rise of Nazism in Los Angeles, and the Jewish leaders and spies they recruited who stopped it.No American city was more important to the Nazis than Los Angeles, home to Hollywood, the greatest propaganda machine in the world. The Nazis plotted to kill...
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Vienna

DK Travel · DK Eyewitness Travel
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

Packed with fantastic photographs, illustrations, and maps, plus detailed descriptions and useful advice, this unbeatable guide will lead you to the best of Vienna.Short DescriptionWe will show you everything from the Stephansdom cathedral, to the MuseumsQuartier Wien, and the Schonbrunn...
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Only in Edinburgh: A Guide to Unique Locations, Hidden Corners & Unusual Objects

Duncan J. D. Smith · Interlink Publishing
Pages: 232
Format: Paperback

Only in Edinburgh is a comprehensive illustrated guide to more than 100 fascinating and unusual historical sites in the Scottish capital, including ancient closes and secret gardens, mysterious monuments and unexpected underworlds, storied graveyards and industrial relics. From historic...
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Iran: A Modern History

Abbas Amanat · Yale University Press
Pages: 1000
Format: Hardcover

A masterfully researched and compelling history of Iran from 1501 to 2009 This history of modern Iran is not a survey in the conventional sense but an ambitious exploration of the story of a nation. It offers a revealing look at how events, people, and institutions are shaped by currents...
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