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West Like Lightning: The Brief, Legendary Ride of the Pony Express

JIM DEFELICE · William Morrow
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The thrilling narrative history of one of the most enduring icons of the American West, the Pony Express, from the #1 New York Times bestselling co-author of American Sniper - an exciting tale of daring young men pushing limits to the extremes across the vast, rugged, and unsettled American...
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The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West

JOHN BRANCH · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A gripping portrait of one family's gamble that rodeo and ranching are the future of the West -- and not just its past.For generations, the Wrights of southern Utah have raised cattle and world-champion saddle-bronc riders -- some call them the most successful rodeo family in history. Now Bill...
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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 artistA personal memoir interwoven with original research, Living with Leonardo takes us deep inside Leonardo da Vinci scholar...
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From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin's Russia

MICHAEL MCFAUL · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

From one of America's leading scholars of Russia who served as U.S. ambassador to Russia during the Obama administration, a revelatory, inside account of U.S.-Russia relations from 1989 to the presentIn 2008, when Michael McFaul was asked to leave his perch at Stanford and join an unlikely...
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Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America

JAMES FALLOWS · Pantheon
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A unique, revelatory portrait of the civic and economic renewal already taking place across America, town by town and generally out of view of the national media. A surprisingly hopeful view of the country between its coasts.For the last five years, James and Deborah Fallows have been traveling...
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Richard III: England's Most Controversial King

CHRIS SKIDMORE · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

From acclaimed historian Chris Skidmore comes the authoritative biography of Richard III, England's most controversial king, a man alternately praised as a saint and cursed as a villain.Richard III is one of English history's best known and least understood monarchs. Immortalized by Shakespeare...
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The Fears of the Rich, The Needs of the Poor: My Years at the CDC

William H Foege · Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover

In its seventy years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has evolved from a malaria control program to an institution dedicated to improving health for all people across the world. The Fears of the Rich, The Needs of the Poor is a revealing account of the CDC's development...
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The Queen's Embroiderer: A True Story of Paris, Lovers, Swindlers, and the First Stock Market Crisis

JOAN DEJEAN · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

From the author of How Paris Became Paris, a sweeping history of high finance, the origins of high fashion, and a pair of star-crossed lovers in 18th-century France.Paris, 1719. The stock market is surging and the world's first millionaires are buying everything in sight. Against this...
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Rising Star, Setting Sun: Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and the Presidential Transition that Shaped America

JONATHAN SHAW · Pegasus Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A monumental new history reveals how the transition of power from Eisenhower to Kennedy marked more than a succession of presidents -- it was the culmination of a generational shift in American politics, policy and culture. After winning the presidency by a razor-thin victory on November...
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The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold: An American Life

JOYCE LEE MALCOM · Pegasus Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A vivid and timely re-examination of one of young America's most complicated figures: the war hero turned infamous traitor, Benedict Arnold. Proud and talented, history now remembers this conflicted man solely through the lens of his last desperate act of treason. Yet the fall of Benedict...
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