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Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia

STEVEN STOLL · Hill and Wang
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Short-listed for the Phi Beta Kappa Ralph Waldo Emerson Book Award

In Ramp Hollow, Steven Stoll offers a fresh, provocative account of Appalachia, and why it matters. He begins with the earliest European settlers, whose desire for vast forests to hunt in was frustrated...

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Churchill: Walking with Destiny

ANDREW ROBERTS · Viking
Pages: 1088
Format: Hardcover

A landmark reconsideration of the iconic war leader, based on extensive new material--from private letters to war cabinet meetings-- by the bestselling, award-winning author of Napoleon and The Storm of War.

When we seek an example of unalloyed courage, the man who comes...
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The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke

ANDREW LAWLER · Doubleday
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

A sweeping account of America's oldest unsolved mystery, the people racing to unearth its answer, and what the Lost Colony reveals about America today

In 1587, 115 men, women, and children arrived at Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina to establish the first English settlement...
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Return to the Reich: A Holocaust Refugee's Secret Mission to Defeat the Nazis

Eric Lichtblau · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The remarkable story of Fred Mayer, a German-born Jew who escaped Nazi Germany only to return as an American commando on a secret mission behind enemy lines.

Growing up in Germany, Freddy Mayer witnessed the Nazis' rise to power. When he was sixteen, his family made the decision...
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John Wayne's Way: Life Lessons from the Duke

Douglas Brode · TwoDot
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

As John Wayne's character said in The Alamo: "There's right and there's wrong. You got to do one or the other." The ultimate measure of a man is how he chooses to act. From the pithy to the humorous to the profound, the film career of the man known as The Duke is full...
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American Sherlock: Murder, Forensics, and the Birth of American CSI

Kate Winkler Dawson · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed author of Death in the Air ("Not since Devil in the White City has a book told such a harrowing tale"--Douglas Preston) comes the riveting story of the birth of criminal investigation in the twentieth century.

Berkeley, California, 1933....
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Rocket Men: The Daring Odyssey of Apollo 8 and the Astronauts Who Made Man's First Journey to the Moon

Robert Kurson · Random House
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The riveting inside story of three heroic astronauts who took on the challenge of mankind's historic first mission to the Moon, from the bestselling author of Shadow Divers.

"Robert Kurson tells the tale of Apollo 8 with novelistic...
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Rebel Richmond: Life and Death in the Confederate Capital

Stephen V. Ash · The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

In the spring of 1861, Richmond, Virginia, suddenly became the capital city, military headquarters, and industrial engine of a new nation fighting for its existence. A remarkable drama unfolded in the months that followed. The city's population exploded, its economy was deranged, and its government...
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Reinventing Capitalism in the Age of Big Data

VIKTOR MAYER-SCHONBERGER · Basic Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

For the past century and more, the story of capitalism has been a story of firms and financiers. Thanks to the Big Data revolution, soon, it won't be. As Viktor Mayer-Sch?nberger, bestselling author of Big Data, and Thomas Ramge show, data is replacing money as the driver of market...
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The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

Ben Macintyre · Crown
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the end of the Cold War.

If anyone could be considered a Russian counterpart...
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Land of Wondrous Cold: The Race to Discover Antarctica and Unlock the Secrets of Its Ice

Gillen D'Arcy Wood · Princeton University Press
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

A gripping history of the polar continent, from the great discoveries of the nineteenth century to modern scientific breakthroughs

Antarctica, the ice kingdom hosting the South Pole, looms large in the human imagination. The secrets of this vast frozen desert have long tempted...

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Searching for Stonewall Jackson: A Quest for Legacy in a Divided America

Ben Cleary · Twelve
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Historian Ben Cleary takes readers beyond the legend of Stonewall Jackson and directly onto the Civil War battlefields on which he fought, and where a country once again finds itself at a crossroads.
Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson was the embodiment of Southern contradictions....
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Daughters of the Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots

Nancy Goldstone · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

The riveting story of four unforgettable sisters and their glamorous mother, Elizabeth Stuart, granddaughter of Mary, Queen of Scots

Elizabeth Stuart's life was transformed when her father, James I, ascended to the illustrious throne of England. Her marriage to a German count far below...
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