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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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Burning the Sky: Operation Argus and the Untold Story of the Cold War Nuclear Tests in Outer Space

Mark Wolverton · The Overlook Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

"Last September the United States drew a thin curtain of radiation around the earth . . . the feat was regarded by some of its leading participants as the greatest scientific experiment of all time." -- Walter Sullivan, The New York Times, March 19, 1959After the Soviet Union...
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Three Days in Moscow: Ronald Reagan and the Fall of the Soviet Empire

BRET BAIER · William Morrow
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The #1 bestselling author of Three Days in January and Anchor of the #1 rated Special Report with Bret Baier on Fox News Channel reveals as never before President Ronald Reagan's battle to end the Cold War, framed around the historic, three-day 1988 Moscow Summit.In his acclaimed #1 national...
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King Tutankhamun: The Treasures of the Tomb

ZAHI HAWASS · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

The ultimate book on King Tut and his tomb -- the most exciting archaeological find the world has ever known -- now in a compact editionThe tomb of Tutankhamun, with its breathtaking treasures, remains the most sensational archaeological find of all time. This brilliantly illustrated volume...
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Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor

Clinton Romesha · Dutton Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

The only comprehensive, firsthand account of the fourteen hour firefight at the Battle of Keating by Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha, for readers of "Black Hawk Down "by Mark Bowden and "Lone Survivor" by Marcus Luttrell. "'It doesn't get better. ' To us, that...
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The Bridge: The Building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

Gay Talese · Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

Toward the end of 1964, the Verrazano Narrows Bridge-linking the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island-was completed. Fifty years later, it remains an engineering marvel. At 13,700 feet (more than two and a half miles), it is still the longest suspension bridge in the United...
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The Marches: A Borderland Journey between England and Scotland

Rory Stewart · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

From the best-selling author of The Places in Between, "a flat-out masterpiece" (New York Times Book Review) , an exploration of the Marches - the borderland between England and Scotland - and the people, history, and conflicts that have shaped it In The Places in Between Rory...
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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 detail and immediacy."...
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The King's Revenge Charles II and the Greatest Manhunt in British History

Don Jordan · Pegasus Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

When Charles I was executed, his sonCharles II made it his role to seek out retribution, producing the biggestmanhunt Britain had ever seen, one that wouldspan Europe and America and wouldlast for thirty years. "We shall pursue and bring to their due punishment those bloody traitors...
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The Women Who Flew for Hitler: A True Story of Soaring Ambition and Searing Rivalry

CLARE MULLEY · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

Biographers' Club Prize-winner Clare Mulley's The Women Who Flew for Hitler -- a dual biography of Nazi Germany's most highly decorated women pilots.Hanna Reitsch and Melitta von Stauffenberg were talented, courageous, and strikingly attractive women who fought convention to make their...
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The Corporation: An Epic Story of the Cuban American Underworld

T J English · William Morrow
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating, cinematic, multigenerational history of the Cuban mob in the US from "America's top chronicler of organized crime"* and New York Times bestselling author of Havana Nocturne.By the mid 1980s, the criminal underworld in the United States had become an ethnic polyglot;...
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In These Times: Living in Britain Through Napoleon's Wars, 1793-1815

Jennifer S Uglow · Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Pages: 752
Format: Hardcover

A beautifully observed history of the British home front during the Napoleonic Wars by a celebrated historianWe know the thrilling, terrible stories of the battles of the Napoleonic Wars--but what of those left behind? The people on a Norfolk farm, in a Yorkshire mill, a Welsh iron foundry,...
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Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas

Laura Sook Duncombe · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

In the first-ever Seven Seas history of the world's female buccaneers, Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas tells the story of women, both real and legendary, who through the ages sailed alongside - and sometimes in command of - their male counterparts....
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Through the Dark Continent: Volume 1

Henry M Stanley · CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 223
Format: Paperback

Through the Dark Continent is essential reading for anyone interested in nineteenth century Africa and the European explorers who travelled through it. Sir Henry Morton Stanley (1841-1904) was a Welsh-American journalist and explorer who was famous for his exploration of central Africa...
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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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