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Jungle of Stone: The Extraordinary Journey of John L. Stephens and Frederick Catherwood

William Carlsen · William Morrow
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

New York Times Bestseller (Expeditions)

"Thrilling. ... A captivating history of two men who dramatically changed their contemporaries' view of the past." - Kirkus (starred review)

"[An] adventure tale that make[s] Indiana Jones seem tame." - Library...

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Girl Squads: 20 Female Friendships That Changed History

SAM MAGGS · Quirk Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

A fun and feisty tour of famous girl BFFs from history who stuck together and changed the world.A modern girl is nothing without her squad of besties. But don't let all the hashtags fool you: the #girlsquad goes back a long, long time. In this hilarious and heartfelt book, geek girl...
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Alone at Dawn: Medal of Honor Recipient John Chapman and the Untold Story of the World's Deadliest Special Operations Force

Dan Schilling · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The astonishing true account of John Chapman, Medal of Honor recipient and Special Ops Combat Controller, and his heroic one-man stand during the Afghan War, as he sacrificed his life to save the lives of 23 comrades-in-arms.
In the predawn hours of March 4, 2002, just below the 10,000-foot...
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Our Year of War: Two Brothers, Vietnam, and a Nation Divided

DANIEL BOLGER · Da Capo Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The gritty and engaging story of two brothers--Chuck and Tom Hagel--who went to war in Vietnam, fought in the same unit, and saved each other's life. One supported the war, the other detested it, but they fought it together.

1968. America was divided. Flag-draped caskets came home...
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Jackie, Janet & Lee: The Secret Lives of Janet Auchincloss and Her Daughters, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Lee Radziwill

J Randy Taraborrelli · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

A dazzling biography of three of the most glamorous women of the 20th Century: Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, her mother Janet Lee Auchincloss, and her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill.

"Do you know what the secret to happily-ever-after is?" Janet Bouvier Auchincloss...

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Dimestore: A Writer's Life

Lee Smith · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

For the inimitable Lee Smith, place is paramount. For forty-five years, her fiction has lived and breathed with the rhythms and people of the Appalachian South. But never before has she written her own story.

Set deep in the mountains of Virginia, the Grundy of Lee Smith's youth...
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Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work

Dave Isay · Penguin Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Stories of passion, courage, and commitment, following individuals as they pursue the work they were born to do, from StoryCorps founder Dave Isay

In Callings, StoryCorps founder Dave Isay presents unforgettable stories from people doing what they love. Some found their paths...
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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

DAVID W BLIGHT · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 896
Format: Hardcover

The definitive, dramatic biography of the most important African-American of the nineteenth century: Frederick Douglass, the escaped slave who became the greatest orator of his day and one of the leading abolitionists and writers of the era.

As a young man Frederick Douglass (1818-1895)...
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Enriching the Hoosier Farm Family: A Photo History of Indiana's Early County Extension Agents

Fred Whitford · Purdue University Press
Pages: 391
Format: Print book

Imagine Indiana farms at the turn of the last century. What comes from the land sustains us. Our farms and families depend on it. Having a good or bad year can mean the difference between prosperity and your family going hungry. Farmers knew how to provide. Throughout the 1800s, parents...
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Nutrition in Crisis: Flawed Studies, Misleading Advice, and the Real Science of Human Metabolism

Richard David Feinman · Chelsea Green Publishing
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

Almost every day it seems a new study is published that shows you are at risk for diabetes, cardiovascular disease, or death due to something you've just eaten for lunch. Many of us no longer know what to eat or who to believe. In Nutrition in Crisis distinguished biochemist Richard...
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The Italians

John Hooper · Penguin Books, 2016.
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A vivid and surprising portrait of the Italian people from an admired foreign correspondent How did a nation that spawned the Renaissance also produce the Mafia? And why does Italian have twelve words for coat hanger but none for hangover? John Hooper's entertaining and perceptive...
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Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger

REBECCA TRAISTER · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From Rebecca Traister, the New York Times bestselling author of All the Single Ladies - whom Anne Lamott called "the most brilliant voice on feminism in this country" - comes a vital, incisive exploration into the transformative power of female anger and its ability...
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Jefferson's Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America

CATHERINE KERRISON · Ballantine Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Thomas Jefferson fathered three girls: two white and free, one black and a slave. This book about Martha, Maria, and Harriet tells the fascinating story of their very different lives at Monticello and beyond, as daughters of one of our most brilliant and complicated Founding Fathers.
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The Darkest Year: The American Home Front 1941-1942

William K. Klingaman · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The Darkest Year is acclaimed author William K. Klingaman's narrative history of the American home front from December 7, 1941 through the end of 1942, a psychological study of the nation under the pressure of total war.

For Americans on the home front, the twelve months...

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A Guide to Natural Areas of Northern Indiana: 125 Unique Places to Explore

Steven Higgs · Indiana University Press
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

Beautiful and pristine, the natural areas of Indiana are perfect for nature lovers with a desire to explore. Featuring more than 140 beautiful color photos, A Guide to Natural Areas of Northern Indiana showcases the region's unique ecosystems and includes descriptions of the flora,...
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