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The Ingenious Mr. Pyke: Inventor, Fugitive, Spy

Henry Hemming · PublicAffairs
Format: Hardcover

The untold story of an enigmatic genius who changed warfare foreverIn the World War II era, Geoffrey Pyke was described as one of the world's great minds - to rank alongside Einstein. Pyke was an inventor, adventurer, polymath, and unlikely hero of both world wars. He earned a fortune...
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Voices of Cherokee Women (Real Voices, Real History)

Carolyn Ross Johnston · John F. Blair, Publisher
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Voices of Cherokee Women is a compelling collection of first-person accounts by Cherokee women. It includes letters, diaries, newspaper articles, oral histories, ancient myths, and accounts by travelers, traders, and missionaries who encountered the Cherokees from the 16th century to the present.Among...
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Daring: My Passages: A Memoir

Gail Sheehy · William Morrow; Hardcover Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The author of the classic New York Times bestseller Passages returns with her inspiring memoir—a chronicle of her trials and triumphs as a groundbreaking girl journalist in the 1960s, to iconic guide for women and men seeking to have it all, to one of the premier political profilers of modern...
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Grateful American: A Journey from Self to Service

Gary Sinise · Thomas Nelson
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Theater icon, award-winning film and television star, and American patriot Gary Sinise shares the never-before-told story of his journey from trouble-making Chicago kid to cofounder of the legendary Steppenwolf Theater Company, world-famous actor, and tireless advocate for America's...

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Living with Leonardo: Fifty Years of Sanity and Insanity in the Art World and Beyond

MARTIN KEMP · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Approaching the 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death, the world- renowned da Vinci expert recounts his fifty- year journey with the work of the world's most famous artist

A personal memoir interwoven with original research, Living with Leonardo takes us deep inside Leonardo da Vinci...

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Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor

Clinton Romesha · Dutton Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

The only comprehensive, firsthand account of the fourteen hour firefight at the Battle of Keating by Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha, for readers of "Black Hawk Down "by Mark Bowden and "Lone Survivor" by Marcus Luttrell. "'It doesn't get better. ' To us, that...
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Frog Tongues: And Other Recollections of an Old Patriarch

MICHAEL TOIA · Dorrance Publishing Co.
Pages: 244
Format: Paperback

Frog Tongues and Other Recollections of an Old Patriarch by Michael Toia is an engaging memoir. From time to time the author shared some of his most memorable and humorous anecdotes with his daughters when they were growing up. Once they reached adulthood and moved away, they were missing...
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Playing House: Notes of a Reluctant Mother

Lauren Slater · Beacon Press
Format: Hardcover

Acclaimed author Lauren Slater ruminates on what it means to be family. Lauren Slater’s rocky childhood left her cold to the idea of ever creating a family of her own, but a husband, two dogs, two children, and three houses later, she came around to the challenges, trials, and unexpected...
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Minding the manor : the memoir of a 1930s English kitchen maid

Mollie Moran · Lyons Press,
Pages: 353
Format: Print book

"Born in 1916 in Norfolk, Mollie Moran is one of the few people still alive today who can recall working "downstairs" in the golden years of the early 1930's before the outbreak of WWII. She provides a rare and fascinating insight into a world that has long since vanished....
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L'Appart: The Delights and Disasters of Making My Paris Home

David Lebovitz · Crown
Pages: 354
Format: Hardcover

Bestselling author and world-renowned chef David Lebovitz continues to mine the rich subject of his evolving ex-Pat life in Paris, using his perplexing experiences in apartment renovation as a launching point for stories about French culture, food, and what it means to revamp one's life....
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Inspector Oldfield and the Black Hand Society: America's Original Gangsters and the U.S. Postal Detective that Brought Them to Justice

WILLIAM OLDFIELD · Touchstone
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The incredible true story of the US Post Office Inspector who took down the deadly Black Hand, a turn-of-the-century Italian-American secret society that preyed on immigrants across America's industrial heartland - featuring fascinating and never-before-seen documents and photos from the Oldfield...
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In Trump We Trust: How He Outsmarted the Politicians, the "Elites," and the Media

Ann Coulter · Sentinel
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Donald Trump isn't a politician -- he's a one man wrecking ball against our dysfunctional and corrupt establishment. Now Ann Coulter, with her unique insight, candor, and sense of humor, makes the definitive case for why we should all join his revolution.

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Grinnell: America's Environmental Pioneer and His Restless Drive to Save the West

John Taliaferro · Liveright
Pages: 624
Format: Hardcover

Before Rachel Carson, there was George Bird Grinnell -- the man whose prophetic vision did nothing less than launch American conservation.

Hailed by the New York Times as "the father of American conservation," George Bird Grinnell (1849-1938) , the Brooklyn-born...
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This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War (Vintage Civil War Library)

Drew Gilpin Faust · Vintage; Reprint edition
Pages: 346
Format: Paperback

More than 600,000 soldiers lost their lives in the American Civil War. An equivalent proportion of today's population would be six million. In This Republic of Suffering, Drew Gilpin Faust reveals the ways that death on such a scale changed not only individual lives but the life...
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The Life and Legends of Calamity Jane

Richard W. Etulain · University of Oklahoma Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Everyone knows the name Calamity Jane. Scores of dime novels and movie and TV Westerns have portrayed this original Wild West woman as an adventuresome, gun-toting hellion. Although Calamity Jane has probably been written about more than any other woman of the nineteenth-century American...
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