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His Final Battle: The Last Months of Franklin Roosevelt

Joseph Lelyveld · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

From the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and author, an intimate and hugely insightful account of Roosevelt's final months of life, when, despite a dire medical prognosis, he was determined to be re-elected, deal with Stalin, and bring the war to a successful conclusion. Franklin D. Roosevelt...
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Katrina: After the Flood

Gary Rivlin · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

Ten years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeast Louisiana - on August 29, 2005 - journalist Gary Rivlin traces the storm's immediate damage, the city of New Orleans's efforts to rebuild itself, and the storm's lasting effects not just on the city's geography...
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Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition

Paul Watson · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The spellbinding true story of the greatest cold case in Arctic history -- and how the rare mix of marine science and Inuit knowledge finally led to the recent discovery of the shipwrecks.Spanning nearly 200 years, Ice Ghosts is a fast-paced detective story about Western science, indigenous...
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Players First: Coaching from the Inside Out

John Calipari · Penguin Group USA
Pages: 276
Format: Hardcover

"If you are a college basketball fan like I am, you'll understand why I've long admired John Calipari's leadership style. While no coach treasures a win more than John, this terrific book reveals his greater purpose - to lead his young players to better lives, and then...
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The Summers-Shain Ancestry of Charles David Summers

Mr. Charles D. Summers · Createspace
Pages: 516
Format: Paperback

This history/genealogy book is the culmination of three decades of research into the Summers and Shain families and those related to them. Roby, Parrent, McDaniels, Harper, Gaddie, Nalley, Nevitt, Cissell, Hammett, Phelon, Deats, Snellen, Pash, Hash, Smith, Jones, Weakley, Broughton, Shehan,...
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Twenty Letters to a Friend: A Memoir

Svetlana Allilueva · HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

In this riveting, New York Times-bestselling memoir - first published by Harper in 1967 - Svetlana Alliluyeva, subject of Rosemary Sullivan's critically acclaimed biography, Stalin's Daughter, describes the surreal experience of growing up in the Kremlin in the shadow of her father,...
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Early Families of Frederick County, Maryland, and South Central Pennsylvania

Steve Gilland · Willow Bend Books
Pages: 195
Format: Print book

A collection of family histories relating to early families in this area: Bischoff, Bishop, Blanchan, Burckhardt, Burchert, Carpenter, Cresson, Delaplaine, Delaplane, Demler, Demmler, Deyo, DuBois, Ellrodt, Eyler, Ferree, Glacken, Grater, Harbaugh, Huber, This item is Non-Returnable.
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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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Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them

Jennifer Wright · Henry Holt
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A witty, irreverent tour of history's worst plagues -- from the Antonine Plague, to leprosy, to polio -- and a celebration of the heroes who fought themIn 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn't stop. She danced until she was carried away six days later, and soon...
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Age of Anger: A History of the Present

Pankaj Mishra · Farrar
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisisHow can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world - from American 'shooters' and ISIS to Trump, from a rise in vengeful...
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The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels, and the History of American Comedy

Kliph Nesteroff · Grove Press
Pages: 425
Format: Print book

In The Comedians, comedy historian Kliph Nesteroff brings to life a century of American comedy with real-life characters, forgotten stars, mainstream heroes and counterculture iconoclasts. Based on over two hundred original interviews and extensive archival research, Nesteroff's groundbreaking...
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Dodge City: Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, and the Wickedest Town in the American West

Tom Clavin · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The instant New York Times bestseller!Dodge City, Kansas, is a place of legend. The town that started as a small military site exploded with the coming of the railroad, cattle drives, eager miners, settlers, and various entrepreneurs passing through to populate the expanding West. Before...
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In Full Flight: A Story of Africa and Atonement

John Hylan Heminway · Knopf
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The remarkable story of one woman's search for a new life in Africa in the wake of World War II--a life that sparked a heroic career, but also hid a secret past.Dr. Anne Spoerry treated hundreds of thousands of people across rural Kenya over the span of fifty years. A member of the renowned...
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Ike: An American Hero

Michael Korda · Harper
Pages: 779
Format: Hardcover

A big, ambitious, and enthralling new biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower, full of fascinating details and anecdotes, which places particular emphasis on his brilliant generalship and leadership in World War Two, and provides, with the advantage of hindsight, a far more acute analysis of his character...
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Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County: A Family, a Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle

Kristen Green · Harper
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In the wake of the Supreme Court's unanimous Brown v. Board of Education decision, Virginia's Prince Edward County refused to obey the law. Rather than desegregate, the county closed its public schools, locking and chaining the doors. The community's white leaders quickly established a private...
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