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National Geographic The Greeks: An Illustrated History
National Geographic The Greeks: An Illustrated History

Diane Harris Cline · National Geographic Society
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

On the culture that brought us democracy, the Olympics, Socrates, and Alexander the Great, this lavishly illustrated reference about ancient Greece presents the amazing history through gripping stories; the rise and fall of the phenomenal empire; the powerful legacy left by ancient Greece...
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The Romance of Wisconsin Place Names
The Romance of Wisconsin Place Names

Robert Edward Gard · Wisconsin Historical Society Press
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

"The names of places lie upon the land and tell us where we are or where we have been or where we want to go. And so much more." - From the introduction Fifty years ago, educator and writer Robert E. Gard traveled across Wisconsin, learning the trivial, controversial, and landmark...
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The Glass Universe
The Glass Universe

Dava Sobel · Viking
Pages: 324
Format: Print book

New from #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel, the "inspiring" (People) , little-known true story of women's landmark contributions to astronomy"A joy to read." - The Wall Street JournalNamed one of the best books of the year by NPR, The Economist, Smithsonian,...
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The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age
The Scarlet Sisters: Sex, Suffrage, and Scandal in the Gilded Age

Myra MacPherson · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 401
Format: Print book

A fresh look at the life and times of Victoria Woodhull and Tennie Claflin, two sisters whose radical views on sex, love, politics, and business threatened the white male power structure of the nineteenth century and shocked the world. Here award-winning author Myra MacPherson deconstructs...
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National Geographic The Old West
National Geographic The Old West

Stephen G. Hyslop · National Geographic Society
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From Lewis and Clark's epic 1803 expedition to the showmanship of Buffalo Bill, the story of the American West is epic in scope, full of amazing tales of tragedy and triumph. Lavishly illustrated with vivid photographs and intricate maps, The Old West is the definitive history of a time...
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Hard Choices
Hard Choices

Hillary Rodham Clinton · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

Hillary Rodham Clinton's inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America's 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future."All of us face hard choices in our lives," Hillary Rodham Clinton...
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United States of Jihad: The Untold Story of Americans Fighting for Radical Islam
United States of Jihad: The Untold Story of Americans Fighting for Radical Islam

Peter Bergen · Crown
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

A riveting, panoramic look at "homegrown" Islamist terrorism from 9/11 to the present Since 9/11, more than three hundred Americans - born and raised in Minnesota, Alabama, New Jersey, and elsewhere - have been indicted or convicted of terrorism charges. Some have taken the fight...
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Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered
Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered

Dianne Hales · Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Everybody knows her smile, but no one knows her story Meet the flesh-and-blood woman who became one of the most famous artistic subjects of all time—Mona Lisa. A genius immortalized her. A French king paid a fortune for her. An emperor coveted her. Every year more than 9 million visitors...
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Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine
Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine

Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz · Gotham Books
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country's most famous museum of medical oddities Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools...
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