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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

The inside, lesser-known story of NASA's boldest and riskiest mission: Apollo 8, mankind's first journey to the Moon on Christmas in 1968. A riveting account of three heroic astronauts who took one of the most dangerous space flights ever, from the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow...
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Great City Maps

Dk. · Dk Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A beautifully illustrated history of the world's most celebrated historical city maps, from the hubs of ancient civilization to sprawling modern mega-cities, created in association with the Smithsonian Institution.Great City Maps explores and explains 30 of the world's greatest...
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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 would ask her daughters...
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Revolution on the Hudson: New York City and the Hudson River Valley in the American War of Independence

George C Daughan · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

The untold story of the fight for the Hudson River Valley, control of which, both the Americans and the British firmly believed, would determine the outcome of the Revolutionary War.No part of the country was more contested during the American Revolution than New York City, the Hudson River,...
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Shoot Like a Girl: One Woman's Dramatic Fight in Afghanistan and on the Home Front

Mary Jennings Hegar · New American Library
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE"Shoot Like a Girl is a must-read about an American patriot whose courage and determination will have a lasting impact on the future of our Armed Forces and the nation." - Senator John McCainOn June 29, 2009, Air National Guard major Mary Jennings...
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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 by the thousands....
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Pearl Harbor: The Movie and the Moment (Newmarket Pictorial Moviebooks)

Randall Wallace · Hyperion; 1St Edition edition
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

Directed by Michael Bay and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and starring Ben Affleck, Cuba Gooding, Jr., and Alec Baldwin, Pearl Harbor, the movie, explores the lives of two daring young pilots whose worlds are drastically altered by the events leading up to World War II. Offering a unique,...
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My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family's Nazi Past

Jennifer Teege · Experiment Llc
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Now in paperback: The internationally bestselling memoir hailed as "unforgettable" (Publishers Weekly) and "a stunning memoir of cultural trauma and personal identity" (BOOKLIST ) . At age 38, Jennifer Teege happened to pluck a library book from the shelf - and discovered...
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Modern Weapons Compared and Contrasted: Tanks Aircraft Small Arms Ships Artillery

Martin J Dougherty · Chartwell Books
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

After the end of the Cold War, there was decade or so while military spending was cut, but since the new millennium budgets have grown and new weapons technology is reaching the front line. Modern Weapons allows the reader to compare the key weapons of modern armies side by side. The large...
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No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money

David Lough · Picador USA
Pages: 544
Format: eBook

"Meticulously researched by a senior private banker now turned historian, No More Champagne reveals for the first time the full extent of the iconic British war leader's private struggle to maintain a way of life instilled by his upbringing and expected of his public position....
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The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb

Neal Bascomb · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 378
Format: Print book

From the internationally acclaimed, best-selling author of Hunting Eichmann and The Perfect Mile, an epic adventure and spy story about the greatest act of sabotage in all of World War II. It's 1942 and the Nazis are racing to be the first to build a weapon unlike any known before. They...
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What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories

Laura Shapiro · Viking
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A beloved culinary historian's short takes on six famous women through the lens of food and cooking - what they ate and how their attitudes toward food offer surprising new insights into their lives.Everyone eats, and food touches on every aspect of our lives - social and cultural, personal...
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Lords of Apacheria Mickey Free, the Hunt for Geronimo and the Apache Kid, and the Longest War in American History.

Hutton Paul Andrew · Crown Pub
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

In the tradition of Empire of the Summer Moon, a stunningly vivid historical account of the manhunt for Geronimo and the 25-year Apache struggle for their homeland They called him Mickey Free. His kidnapping started the longest war in American history, and both sides--the Apaches and the white...
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When the Mississippi Ran Backwards : Empire, Intrigue, Murder, and the New Madrid Earthquakes

Jay Feldman · Free Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The shocks that devastated the Mississippi River town of New Madrid, Mo., and environs in the winter of 1812 were among the strongest earthquakes in America's history. But in human terms they were fairly inconsequential (about 100 people died in the lightly populated area), hence the resort...
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The Duchess: Camilla Parker Bowles and the Love Affair That Rocked the Crown

Penny Junor · Harper
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In the first in-depth biography of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall - the infamous other woman who made the marriage of Britain's Prince Charles and Princess Diana "a bit crowded" - esteemed royal biographer Penny Junor tells the unlikely and extraordinary story of the woman reviled...
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