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Western Europe 2016-2017

Wayne C Thompson · Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 460
Format: Print book

The World Today Series: Western Europe is an annually updated presentation of each sovereign country in Western Europe, past and present. It is organized by individual chapters for each country expertly covering the region's geography, people, history, political system, constitution,...
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Dark Forces: The Truth About What Happened in Benghazi

Kenneth R. Timmerman · Broadside Books
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling author of Shadow Warriors investigates the tragedy of Benghazi to answer the questions: what really happened - and why?We know the Obama administration's story, of a demonstration caused by an Internet movie that went out of control. But what actually...
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India's War: World War II and the Making of Modern South Asia

Srinath Raghavan · Basic Books
Pages: 576
Format: Print book

Between 1939 and 1945 India underwent extraordinary and irreversible change. Hundreds of thousands of Indians suddenly found themselves in uniform, fighting in the Middle East, North and East Africa, Europe and - something simply never imagined - against a Japanese army poised to invade...
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The Story of Egypt : The Civilization That Shaped the World

Joann Fletcher · Pegasus Books
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

The story of the world's greatest civilization -- spanning 4,000 years of history -- full of epic stories, spectacular places, and an evolving society rich in inventors, heroes, villains, and pioneers. The story of the world's greatest civilization spans 4,000 years of history that has shaped...
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Never Quit: From Alaskan Wilderness Rescues to Afghanistan Firefights as an Elite Special Ops PJ

Jimmy Settle · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

"That Others May Live" is a mantra that defines the fearless men of Alaska's 212th Pararescue Unit, the PJs, one of the most elite military forces on the planet. Whether they are rescuing citizens injured and freezing in the Alaskan wilderness or saving wounded Rangers and SEALS...
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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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NFL Football: A History of America's New National Pastime

Richard C. Crepeau · University of Illinois Press; 1st Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

"The National Football League was founded in 1920 as the American Football Association. At first is struggled in the shadow of baseball as a vaguely disreputable professional sport, and had trouble competing for athletes and fans. Through a series of mergers, moves between cities,...
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Way of the Reaper: My Greatest Untold Missions and the Art of Being a Sniper

Nicholas Irving · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

From the legendary special operations sniper and bestselling author of The Reaper comes a rare and powerful book on the art of being a sniper. Way of the Reaper is a step-by-step accounting of how a sniper works, through the lens of Irving's 10 most significant kills - none of which have...
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We Are Not Such Things: The Murder of a Young American, a South African Township, and the Search for Truth and Reconciliation

Justine Van der Leun · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

A gripping investigation in the vein of the podcast Serial - a summer nonfiction pick by Entertainment Weekly and The Wall Street Journal Justine van der Leun reopens the murder of a young American woman in South Africa, an iconic case that calls into question our understanding of truth...
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Naming Jack the Ripper

Russell Edwards · Lyons Press
Format: Hardcover

After 125 years of theorizing and speculation regarding the identity of Jack the Ripper, Russell Edwards is in the unique position of owning the first physical evidence relating to the crimes to have emerged since 1888. This evidence is from one of the crime scenes, and has now been rigorously...
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Dark Places of the Earth: The Voyage of the Slave Ship Antelope

Jonathan M. Bryant · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A dramatic work of historical detection illuminating one of the most significant -- and long forgotten -- Supreme Court cases in American history.In 1820, a suspicious vessel was spotted lingering off the coast of northern Florida, the Spanish slave ship Antelope. Since the United States...
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Told You So: The Big Book of Weekly Columns

Ralph Nader · Seven Stories Press
Pages: 540
Format: Paperback

“What sets Ralph Nader apart is that he has moved beyond social criticism to effective political action.”—The New York Times"Nader is at his polemical best inveighing against specific issues from the skyrocketing costs of college education to the Keystone XL pipeline...
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When Books Went to War: The Stories that Helped Us Win World War II

Molly Guptill Manning · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
Pages: 267
Format: Print book

When America entered World War II in 1941, we faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books and caused fearful citizens to hide or destroy many more. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations....
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The Trial of Adolf Hitler: The Beer Hall Putsch and the Rise of Nazi Germany

DAVID KING · W W NORTON
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The never-before-told story of the scandalous courtroom drama that paved the way for the rise of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party.On the evening of November 8, 1923, the thirty-four-year-old Adolf Hitler stormed into a beer hall in Munich, fired his pistol in the air, and proclaimed a revolution....
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