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Pandora's Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone Wrong

Paul A Offit · National Geographic
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

What happens when ideas presented as science lead us in the wrong direction? History is filled with brilliant ideas that gave rise to disaster, and this book explores the most fascinating - and significant - missteps: from opium's heyday as the pain reliever of choice to recognition of opioids...
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The Gene: An Intimate History

Siddhartha Mukherjee · Scribner
Pages: 608
Format: Paperback

THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A New York Times Notable Book A Washington Post and Seattle Times Best Book of the Year From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies - a fascinating history of the gene and "a magisterial account of how human minds have laboriously,...
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A History of Ancient Egypt Volume 2

John Romer · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

Drawing on a lifetime of research, John Romer chronicles the history of Ancient Egypt from the building of the Great Pyramid through the rise and fall of the Middle Kingdom: a peak of Pharaonic culture and the period when writing first flourished. Through extensive research over many decades...
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A Rumor of War

PHILIP CAPUTO · Picador
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback

In March of 1965, Lieutenant Philip J. Caputo landed at Danang with the first ground combat unit deployed to Vietnam. Sixteen months later, having served on the line in one of modern history's ugliest wars, he returned home -- physically whole but emotionally wasted, his youthful idealism...
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Claretta: Mussolini's Last Lover

R J B Bosworth · Yale University Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A master historian illuminates the tumultuous relationship of Il Duce and his young lover Claretta, whose extraordinarily intimate diaries only recently have become available Few deaths are as gruesome and infamous as those of Benito Mussolini, Italy's fascist dictator, and Claretta...
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The Time Traveler's Guide to Restoration Britain: A Handbook for Visitors to the Seventeenth Century: 1660-1699

Ian Mortimer · Pegasus Books
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

The past is another country - this is your guidebook, from nationally bestselling author of The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England. Imagine you could see the smiles of the people mentioned in Samuel Pepys's diary, hear the shouts of market traders, and touch their wares....
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The Vietnam War: The Definitive Illustrated History

Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff · Dk Publishing
Pages: 360
Format: Print book

Created in association with the Smithsonian Institution, this authoritative guide chronicles America's fight against Communism in southeast Asia during the 1960s and 1970s, and comprehensively explores the people, politics, events, and lasting effects of the Vietnam War.Filled with more...
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Heroines of Mercy Street

Pamela D. Toler PhD · Little, Brown, 2016.
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

A look at the lives of the real nurses depicted in the PBS show Mercy StreetHEROINES OF MERCY STREET tells the true stories of the nurses at Mansion House, the Alexandria, Virginia, mansion turned war-time hospital and setting for the new PBS drama Mercy Street. Among the Union soldiers,...
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The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II

SVETLANA ALEXIEVICH · Random House
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A long-awaited English translation of the classic oral history of women in World War II across Europe and Russia - from Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, Svetlana Alexievich shares stories of women's experiences in World...
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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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Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul

Clara Bingham · Random House
Pages: 611
Format: Print book

The electrifying story of the turbulent year when the sixties ended and America teetered on the edge of revolutionAs the 1960s drew to a close, the United States was coming apart at the seams. From August 1969 to August 1970, the nation witnessed nine thousand protests and eighty-four acts...
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Pershing's Crusaders: The American Soldier in World War I

Richard Faulkner · University Press of Kansas
Pages: 784
Format: Hardcover

The Great War caught a generation of American soldiers at a turning point in the nation's history. At the moment of the Republic's emergence as a key player on the world stage, these were the first Americans to endure mass machine warfare, and the first to come into close contact...
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The First Signs: My Quest to Unlock the Mysteries of the World's Oldest Symbols

Genevieve Von Petzinger · Atria Books
Pages: 307
Format: Print book

"One of the most significant works on our evolutionary ancestry since Richard Leakey's paradigm-shattering Origins, The First Signs is the first-ever exploration of the little-known geometric images that accompany most cave art around the world-- the first indications of symbolic meaning,...
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Ancient Worlds: A Global History of Antiquity

Michael Scott · Basic Books
Pages: 411
Format: Hardcover

"As panoramic as it is learned, this is ancient history for our globalized world."Tom Holland, author of Dynasty and RubiconTwenty-five-hundred years ago, civilizations around the world entered a revolutionary new era that overturned old order and laid the foundation for our world...
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A Nation Without Borders: The United States and Its World in an Age of Civil Wars, 1830-1910

Steven Hahn · Viking
Pages: 608
Format: Print book

A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian's provocative reinterpretation of the eight decades surrounding the Civil War (and leading into the twentieth century) ; the next volume in the Penguin History of the United States, edited by Eric Foner In this ambitious story of American imperial conquest...
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