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Village of Secrets: Defying the Nazis in Vichy France

Caroline Moorehead · Harper; First U.S. First Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the absorbing story of a French village that helped save thousands hunted by the Gestapo during World War II—told in full for the first time.Le Chambon-sur-Lignon is a small village of scattered houses high in the mountains...
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The Danger Within Us: America's Untested, Unregulated Medical Device Industry and One Man's Battle to Survive It

Jeanne Lenzer · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Did you know...- Medical interventions have become the third leading cause of death in America, killing more Americans each year than diabetes, murders, car accidents and AIDS combined. - An estimated 10 percent of Americans are implanted with medical devices -- like pacemakers, artificial...
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The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America

Ernest Freeberg · Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

The late nineteenth century was a period of explosive technological creativity, but arguably the most important invention of all was Thomas Edisons incandescent lightbulb. Unveiled in his Menlo Park, New Jersey, laboratory in 1879, the lightbulb overwhelmed the American public with the sense...
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Whistlestop: Reporting the Stories that Make Campaign History

John Dickerson · Twelve
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

From Face the Nation moderator and Slate political columnist John Dickerson, WHISTLESTOP tells the stories behind the stories of the most memorable and even forgotten moments in American presidential campaign history.The stakes are high. The characters full of striving and ego. Presidential...
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Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City

Joseph E B Elliott · Temple University Press
Pages: 200
Format: Hardcover

Philadelphia possesses an exceptionally large number of places that have almost disappeared - from workshops and factories to sporting clubs and societies, synagogues, churches, theaters, and railroad lines. In Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City, urban observers Nathaniel Popkin and Peter...
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Fifty Fifth Virginia Infantry

Richard O'Sullivan · H E Howard
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

New Second Edition
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Sons and Soldiers: The Untold Story of the Jews Who Escaped the Nazis and Returned with the U.S. Army to Fight Hitler

BRUCE HENDERSON · William Morrow
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Joining the ranks of Unbroken, Band of Brothers, and Boys in the Boat, the little-known saga of young German Jews, dubbed The Ritchie Boys, who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, came of age in America, and returned to Europe at enormous personal risk as members of the U.S. Army to play a key role...
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Empress: The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan

RUBY LAL · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Four centuries ago, a Muslim woman ruled an empire.When it came to hunting, she was a master shot. As a dress designer, few could compare. An ingenious architect, she innovated the use of marble in her parents' mausoleum on the banks of the Yamuna River that inspired her stepson's Taj Mahal....
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Great Crossings: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Age of Jackson

Christina Snyder · Oxford University Press
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

In Great Crossings: Indians, Settlers, and Slaves in the Age of Jackson, prize-winning historian Christina Snyder reinterprets the history of Jacksonian America. Most often, this drama focuses on whites who turned west to conquer a continent, extending "liberty" as they went....
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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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Storey's Guide to Raising Turkeys: Breeds, Care, Health

Leonard S Mercia · Storey Publishing, LLC
Pages: 199
Format: Paperback

For 17 years readers have turned to Storey Books for advice on raising animals. Our Modern Way series of six books has sold more than 1,000,000 copies. In an effort to provide readers with the best how-to animal books on the market we are completely updating all six Modern Way titles and reintroducing...
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Scorched Earth: Stalin's Reign of Terror

Jorg Baberowski · Yale University Press
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

German scholar Jorg Baberowski is one of the world's leading experts on the Stalin era, but his work has seldom been translated into English. This book, an unremitting indictment of the mad violence with which Stalin ruled the Soviet Union, depicts Stalinism as a cruel and deliberate...
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The Black Prince and the Capture of a King: Poitiers 1356

Morgen Witzel · Casemate
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

The capture of a king in the course of a battle was a relatively rare event. This, the climactic event of the Black Prince's first campaign as commander, came at the end of nearly a year of campaigning across the southwest of France.The battle of Poitiers in 1356 is less well known...
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Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna

Edith Sheffer · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking exploration of the chilling history behind an increasingly common diagnosis.In 1930s and 1940s Vienna, child psychiatrist Hans Asperger sought to define autism as a diagnostic category, aiming to treat those children, usually boys, he deemed capable of participating fully...
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The Moralist: Woodrow Wilson and the World He Made

Patricia O'Toole · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 768
Format: Hardcover

By the author of acclaimed biographies of Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Adams, a penetrating biography of one of the most high-minded, consequential, and controversial US presidents, Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) . The Moralist is a cautionary tale about the perils of moral vanity and American...
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