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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 blood of Emmett Till

Timothy B Tyson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 291

"The event that launched the civil rights movement--the 1955 lynching of young Emmett Till--now reexamined by an award-winning author with access to never-before-heard accounts from those involved as well as recently recovered court transcripts from the trial, "--NoveList.
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Down for the Count: Dirty Elections and the Rotten History of Democracy in America

Andrew Gumbel · New Press
Pages: 306
Format: Print book

Down for the Count explores the tawdry history of elections in the United States - a chronicle of votes bought, stolen, suppressed, lost, miscounted, thrown into rivers, and litigated up to the U.S. Supreme Court - and uses it to explain why we are now experiencing the biggest backslide...
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The Barrett Rifle: Sniping and anti-materiel rifles in the War on Terror

Chris McNab · Osprey Publishing
Pages: 80
Format: Paperback

The Barrett M82A1 and its derivatives are among the most successful sniping rifles ever manufactured. Now entering its fourth decade of service, the short-recoil, semi-automatic system is capable of firing a devastating .50-caliber round with lethal accuracy over distances of more than...
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The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple

Jeff Guinn · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 531
Format: Hardcover

2018 Edgar Award Finalist - Best Fact Crime By the New York Times bestselling author of Manson, the comprehensive, authoritative, and tragic story of preacher Jim Jones, who was responsible for the Jonestown Massacre - the largest murder-suicide in American history.In the 1950s, a young...
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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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How the Post Office Created America: A History

Winifred Gallagher · Penguin Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

The definitive history of the US Postal Service, the least appreciated and analyzed of America's great institutions, and an examination of how this remarkable organization created America. The post office, Winifred Gallagher argues, has been not just a witness to but a foundational influence...
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Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn

Daniel Gordis · Ecco
Pages: 560
Format: Print book

The first comprehensive yet accessible history of the state of Israel from its inception to present day, from Daniel Gordis, "one of the most respected Israel analysts" (The Forward) living and writing in Jerusalem.Israel is a tiny state, and yet it has captured the world's...
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US Infantryman vs German Infantryman: European Theater of Operations 1944

Steven Zaloga · Osprey Publishing
Pages: 80
Format: Paperback

The Allied airborne and amphibious landings in Normandy on D-Day on June 6, 1944, opened up the long-awaited Second Front against Nazi Germany, but after overcoming the German coastal defenses at Utah and "Bloody Omaha," the US Army found itself having to contest every hedgerow...
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Alligator Candy: A Memoir

David Kushner · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Format: eBook

From award-winning journalist David Kushner, a regular contributor to Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and other premier magazines, Alligator Candy is a reported memoir about family, survival, and the unwavering power of love.David Kushner grew up in the early 1970s in the Florida...
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When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed a Bank: History's Unknown Chapters

Giles Milton · Picador
Pages: 273
Format: eBook

More addictive and mind-blowing true tales from history, told by Giles Milton - one of today's most entertaining and accessible yet always intelligent and illuminating historiansIn When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed a Bank, the second installment in his outrageously...
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All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation

Rebecca Traister · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

* NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2016 SELECTION * BEST BOOKS OF 2016 SELECTION BY THE BOSTON GLOBE * ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY * NPR * CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY * The New York Times bestselling investigation into the sexual, economic, and emotional lives of women is "an informative and thought-provoking...
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How To Be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life

Ruth Goodman · Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2016.
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From an historian who advised on the BBC's Wolf Hall, an erudite romp through the intimate details of life in Tudor England.On the heels of her triumphant How to Be a Victorian, Ruth Goodman travels even further back in English history to the era closest to her heart, the dramatic period...
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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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Hue 1968: A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam

Mark Bowden · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 608
Format: Hardcover

Not since his #1 New York Times bestseller Black Hawk Down has Mark Bowden written a book about a battle. His most ambitious work yet, Hue 1968 is the story of the centerpiece of the Tet Offensive and a turning point in the American War in Vietnam. By January 1968, despite an influx of half...
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The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek

Howard Markel · Pantheon
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

From the much admired medical historian, author of An Anatomy of Addiction, the story of the two Kellogg brothers: one who became America's most beloved physician between the mid-nineteenth century and World War II, a best-selling author, lecturer and health magazine publisher who was read...
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Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert

Patricia Cornwell · Amazon Publishing
Pages: 570
Format: Print book

From New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell comes Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert, a comprehensive and intriguing exposé of one of the world's most chilling cases of serial murder - and the police force that failed to solve it.Vain and charismatic Walter Sickert...
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The Land Shall Be Deluged in Blood: A New History of the Nat Turner Revolt

Patrick H. Breen · Oxford University Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

On the evening of August 21, 1831, Nat Turner and six men launched their infamous rebellion against slaveholders. The rebels swept through Southampton County, Virginia, recruiting slaves to their ranks and killing nearly five dozen whites-more than had ever been killed in any slave revolt...
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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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Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul

Clara Bingham · Random House Publishing Group
Pages: 656
Format: eBook

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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Double Ace: The Life of Robert Lee Scott Jr., Pilot, Hero, and Teller of Tall Tales

Robert Coram · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Robert Lee Scott was larger than life. A decorated Eagle Scout who barely graduated from high school, the young man from Macon, Georgia used dogged determination to achieve his dream of becoming a famed fighter pilot. In Double Ace, veteran biographer Robert Coram, himself a Georgia man,...
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When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed a Bank: History's Unknown Chapters

Giles Milton · Picador Usa
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

More addictive and mind-blowing true tales from history, told by Giles Milton -- one of today's most entertaining and accessible yet always intelligent and illuminating historiansIn the second installment in his outrageously entertaining series, History's Unknown Chapters, Giles...
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Roads Taken: The Great Jewish Migrations to the New World and the Peddlers Who Forged the Way

Hasia R. Diner · Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover

Between the late 1700s and the 1920s, nearly one-third of the worlds Jews emigrated to new lands. Crossing borders and often oceans, they followed paths paved by intrepid peddlers who preceded them. This book is the first to tell the remarkable story of the Jewish men who put packs on their...
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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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Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War

James Wright · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

The Vietnam War is largely recalled as a mistake, either in the decision to engage there or in the nature of the engagement. Or both. Veterans of the war remain largely anonymous figures, accomplices in the mistake. Critically recounting the steps that led to the war, this book does not excuse...
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Bazooka vs Panzer: Battle of the Bulge 1944

Steven J. Zaloga · Osprey Publishing (UK)
Pages: 80
Format: Print book

World War II saw tanks assume a dominant role in warfare, capable of tearing through the enemy lines if left unchecked. To combat the threat posed by these armored behemoths, the United States developed the M1 Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher, better known as the Bazooka. First employed in combat...
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Lords of Apacheria Mickey Free, the Hunt for Geronimo and the Apache Kid, and the Longest War in American History.

Hutton Paul Andrew · Crown Pub
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

In the tradition of Empire of the Summer Moon, a stunningly vivid historical account of the manhunt for Geronimo and the 25-year Apache struggle for their homeland They called him Mickey Free. His kidnapping started the longest war in American history, and both sides--the Apaches and the white...
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The Free State of Jones, Movie Edition: Mississippi's Longest Civil War

Victoria E. Bynum · University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

Between late 1863 and mid-1864, an armed band of Confederate deserters battled Confederate cavalry in the Piney Woods region of Jones County, Mississippi. Calling themselves the Knight Company after their captain, Newton Knight, they set up headquarters in the swamps of the Leaf River,...
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By Honor Bound: Two Navy SEALs, the Medal of Honor, and a Story of Extraordinary Courage

Dick Couch · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

In April of 1972, SEAL Lieutenant Tom Norris risked his life in an unprecedented ground rescue of two American airmen who were shot down behind enemy lines in North Vietnam, a feat for which he would be awarded the Medal of Honor--an award that represents the pinnacle of heroism and courage.Just...
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American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804

Alan Taylor · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 681
Format: Print book

From the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, a fresh, authoritative history that recasts our thinking about America's founding period.The American Revolution is often portrayed as a high-minded, orderly event whose capstone, the Constitution, provided the ideal framework for a democratic, prosperous...
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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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Trials of the Earth The True Story of a Pioneer Woman.

Hamilton Mary Mann. · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 318
Format: Hardcover

The astonishing first-person account of Mississippi pioneer woman struggling to survive, protect her family and make a home in the early American SouthNear the end of her life, Mary Mann Hamilton (1866 - c.1936) began recording her experiences in the backwoods of the Mississippi Delta....
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Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence

BILL O'REILLY · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The Revolutionary War as never told before.The breathtaking latest installment in Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard's mega-bestselling Killing series transports readers to the most important era in our nation's history, the Revolutionary War. Told through the eyes of George Washington,...
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Explorers' Sketchbooks: The Art of Discovery & Adventure

Kari Herbert · Chronicle Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The sketchbook has been the one constant in explorers' kits for centuries of adventure. Often private, they are records of immediate experiences and discoveries, and in their pages we can see what the explorers themselves encountered. This remarkable book showcases 70 such sketchbooks,...
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US Army Green Beret in Afghanistan 2001-02

Leigh Neville · Osprey Military
Pages: 64
Format: Print book

In October 2001, the most militarily advanced nation on Earth came into conflict with one of its least developed nations as American forces poured into Afghanistan. The tip of the spear, the sharpest of the attacks, were drawn from the U.S. Special Forces community, and largely from the units...
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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 First Signs: Unlocking the Mysteries of the World's Oldest Symbols

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

"If you love mysteries, you'll love this book. Genevieve von Petzinger acts as guide and sleuth in this fascinating, accessible, and fast-paced exploration of Ice Age artists and the evocative cave paintings they left behind" (Virginia Morell, author of Animal Wise and Ancestral...
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Family of Earth: A Southern Mountain Childhood

Wilma Dykeman · The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Discovered as a typewritten manuscript only after her death in 2006, Family of Earth allows us to see into the young mind of author and Appalachian native Wilma Dykeman (1920-2006) , who would become one of the American South's most prolific and storied writers. Focusing on her childhood...
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The Last Voyageurs: Retracing La Salle's Journey Across America: Sixteen Teenagers on an Adventure of a Lifetime

Lorraine Boissoneault · Pegasus Books
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

In 1976, America's bicentennial, 24 young men set out to re-create French explorer La Salle's voyage down the entire length of the Mississippi River, abandoning their modern identities in order to live like the voyageurs of the 1600s... Reid Lewis never wanted to be an ordinary...
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Blood and Fears: How America's Bomber Boys of the 8th Air Force Saved World War II

Kevin Wilson · Pegasus Books
Pages: 560
Format: Print book

The heroic, dramatic, and sometimes tragic history of how the US 8th Air Force changed the course of World War II. The US 8th Air Force came of age in 1944. With a fresh commander, it was ready to demonstrate its true power: from Operation Argument in February -- targeting German aircraft...
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The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World War II

SVETLANA ALEXIEVICH · Random House
Pages: 331
Format: Hardcover

A long-awaited English translation of the groundbreaking oral history of women in World War II across Europe and Russia - from the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature"A landmark." - Timothy Snyder, author of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth CenturyFor more than...
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Ancestral Journeys: The Peopling of Europe from the First Venturers to the Vikings

Jean Manco · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 312
Format: Print book

"An ambitious and lucid full narrative account of the peopling of Europe . . . this will undoubtedly provide a base line for future debates on the origins of the Europeans." -- J. P. Mallory, author of In Search of the Indo-Europeans and The Origins of the Irish Who are the Europeans?...
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A Killing in Amish Country: Sex, Betrayal, and a Cold-blooded Murder

Gregg Olsen · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

At just 30 years old, with dark-blonde hair and freckles, Barbara Weaver was as pretty as the women depicted on the covers of her favorite "bonnet" stories - romance novels set in Amish America. Barbara had everything she'd ever wanted: five beautiful children, a home, her faith,...
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The Book of Lost Recipes: The Best Signature Dishes From Historic Restaurants Rediscovered

Jaya Saxena · Page Street Pub Co
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Jaya Saxena takes readers on a tour around the country, into some of the once most popular restaurants in America to discuss the history and how-to's of their most infamous dishes. It is sort of vintage meets foodie. In their heyday, the legendary restaurants profiled by The Book of Lost...
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The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap

Stephanie Coontz · Basic Civitas Books
Pages: 576
Format: Print book

Leave It to Beaver was not a documentary, a man's home has never been his castle, the 'male breadwinner marriage' is the least traditional family in history, and rape and sexual assault were far higher in the 1970s than they are today. In The Way We Never Were, acclaimed historian...
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The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain

Bill Bryson · Doubleday
Pages: 380
Format: Print book

Twenty years ago, Bill Bryson went on a trip around Britain to discover and celebrate that green and pleasant land. The result was Notes from a Small Island, one of the bestselling travel books ever written. Now he has traveled about Britain again, by bus and train and rental car and on foot,...
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America and the Great War: A Library of Congress Illustrated History

Margaret E Wagner · Bloomsbury Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

"A uniquely colorful chronicle of this dramatic and convulsive chapter in American--and world--history. It's an epic tale, and here it is wondrously well told." --David M. Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author of FREEDOM FROM FEARFrom August 1914 through March...
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US Standard-type Battleships 1941–45

Mark Stille · Osprey Military
Pages: 48
Format: Print book

This book completes an authoritative two-part study on the Standard-type US battleships of World War II - ships that were designed to fight a different type of war than the one that unfolded. It gives precise technical details of the design history and features of the Tennessee, Colorado...
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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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Dressing the Decades: Twentieth-Century Vintage Style

Emmanuelle Dirix · Yale University Press
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

An authoritative and visually stunning look at the fashion of the 20th century, Dressing the Decades examines in depth the origins of the most important luxury garments. Each sumptuously illustrated chapter features a detailed overview of a particular decade, including the historical events,...
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Beautiful Brain: The Drawings of Santiago Ramon y Cajal

Eric A Newman · Harry N. Abrams
Pages: 207
Format: Hardcover

At the crossroads of art and science, Beautiful Brain presents Nobel Laureate Santiago Ramón y Cajal's contributions to neuroscience through his groundbreaking artistic brain imagery. Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934) was the father of modern neuroscience and an exceptional artist....
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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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My Life, My Love, My Legacy

Coretta Scott King · Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

The Washington Post's Books to Read in 2017The New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceUSA Today, "New and Noteworthy""This book is distinctly Coretta's story . . . particularly absorbing. . . generous, in a manner that is unfashionable in our culture." -- New York...
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Cuyahoga Valley National Park Handbook: Revised and Updated

Carolyn V Platt · Kent State University Press
Pages: 60
Format: Print book

Stretching between Cleveland and Akron in heavily urban northeastern Ohio, Cuyahoga Valley National Park has been called a Green-Shrouded Miracle, preserving precious green space and offering a retreat to more than two million visitors each year. It is a refuge for native plants and wildlife...
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The Housekeeper's Tale: The Women Who Really Ran the English Country House

Tessa Boase · Aurum Press Ltd; First Edition edition
Format: Print book

Working as a housekeeper was one of the most prestigious jobs a nineteenth and early twentieth century woman could want - and also one of the toughest. A far cry from the Downton Abbey fiction, the real life Mrs. Hughes was up against capricious mistresses, low pay, no job security and grueling...
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Vietnam: A New History

Christopher E Goscha · Basic Books
Pages: 592
Format: Print book

In Vietnam, Christopher Goscha tells the full history of the events that created the modern state of Vietnam, from antiquity to the present day. Generations of emperors, rebels, priests, and colonizers left complicated legacies in this remarkable country. Periods of Chinese, French, and Japanese...
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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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British Redcoat vs French Fusilier: North America 1755–63

Stuart Reid · Osprey Publishing
Pages: 80
Format: Paperback

Providing a unique glimpse into the experiences of regular British and French infantry during the French and Indian War, Stuart Reid reveals what it was like to fight in three battles at the height of the struggle for Canada: La Belle-Famille, the Plains of Abraham, and Sainte-Foy. In 1755,...
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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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Being Dead is Bad for Business

Stanley A Weiss · Disruption Books
Pages: 435
Format: Hardcover

Amazon Bestseller in Biographies of Business People ''Rumbustious, warm and disarmingly candid ... This is an astonishing life, recounted with humor and wit.'' - The Wall Street Journal Most of us spend our lives talking ourselves out of things. But what could you accomplish...
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West Point History of World War II, Vol. 2

United States Military Academy. · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

The definitive, must-have military history of World War II - spanning 1942 until the end of the war - packed with the same expert analysis, exclusive tactical maps, unique graphics, and historical images used by The United States Military Academy at West Point to teach the art of war to its own cadets.Since...
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Coventry: November 14, 1940

Frederick Taylor · Bloomsbury, 2015.
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

The German Luftwaffe's air raid on Coventry, England on the night of November 14, 1940 represented a new kind of air warfare. Aimed primarily at obliterating all aspects of city life, it was systematic, thorough, unconnected to any immediate military goal, and indifferent to civilian...
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In God's Path: The Arab Conquests and the Creation of an Islamic Empire

Robert G Hoyland · Oxford University Press
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

In just over a hundred years--from the death of Muhammad in 632 to the beginning of the Abbasid Caliphate in 750--the followers of the Prophet swept across the whole of the Middle East, North Africa, and Spain. Their armies threatened states as far flung as the Franks in Western Europe...
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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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Grant

RON CHERNOW · Penguin Press
Pages: 1104
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most compelling generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and an inept businessman,...
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Instrument of War: The German Army 1914-18

Dennis Showalter · Random House
Pages: 328
Format: Print book

Drawing on more than a half-century of research and teaching, Dennis Showalter presents a fresh perspective on the German Army during World War I. Showalter surveys an army at the heart of a national identity, driven by--yet also defeated by--warfare in the modern age, that struggled to capitalize...
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The Blood of Emmett Till

Timothy B Tyson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Audiobook

Longlisted for the National Book Award for Nonfiction This extraordinary New York Times bestseller reexamines a pivotal event of the civil rights movement - the 1955 lynching of Emmett Till - "and demands that we do the one vital thing we aren't often enough asked to do with history:...
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The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

Douglas Preston · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 326
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller! A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle.Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated...
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Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front

Mary Jennings Hegar · New American Library
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE"Shoot Like a Girl is a must-read about an American patriot whose courage and determination will have a lasting impact on the future of our Armed Forces and the nation." - Senator John McCainOn June 29, 2009, Air National Guard major Mary Jennings...
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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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Who killed these girls? : cold case : the yogurt shop murders

Beverly Lowry · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 377

"From the author of Crossed Over, another masterful account of a horrible crime: the murder of four girls, countless other ruined lives, and the evolving complications of the justice system that frustrated the massive attempts--for twenty-five years now--to find and punish those who committed...
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Johnson's Island: A Prison for Confederate Officers

Roger Pickenpaugh · The Kent State University Press, 2016.
Pages: 136
Format: Print book

In 1861, Lt. Col. William Hoffman was appointed to the post of commissary general of prisoners and urged to find a suitable site for the construction of what was expected to be the Union's sole military prison. After inspecting four islands in Lake Erie, Hoffman came upon one in Sandusky...
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Why?: Explaining the Holocaust

Peter Hayes · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

A bold new exploration that answers the most commonly asked questions about the Holocaust.Despite the outpouring of books, movies, museums, memorials, and courses devoted to the Holocaust, a coherent explanation of why such ghastly carnage erupted from the heart of civilized Europe in the twentieth...
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Hitler's Soldiers: The German Army in the Third Reich

Ben H. Shepherd · Yale University Press
Pages: 639
Format: Print book

For decades after 1945, it was generally believed that the German army, professional and morally decent, had largely stood apart from the SS, Gestapo, and other corps of the Nazi machine. Ben Shepherd draws on a wealth of primary sources and recent scholarship to convey a much darker, more...
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