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Among the Living and the Dead: A Tale of Exile and Homecoming on the War Roads of Europe

Inara Verzemnieks · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"Extraordinarily tender and finely wrought." -- Eliza Griswold, author of The Tenth Parallel"It's long been assumed of the region where my grandmother was born ... that at some point each year the dead will come home," Inara Verzemnieks writes in this exquisite story...
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The Vaccine Race: Science, Politics, and the Human Costs of Defeating Disease

Meredith Wadman · Viking
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

The epic and controversial story of the development of the first widely used normal human cell-line and, through it, some of the world s most important vaccines In June 1962, a young biologist at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, Leonard Hayflick, using tissue extracted from an aborted...
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Paper: Paging Through History

Mark Kurlansky · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 389
Format: Print book

From the New York Times best-selling author of Cod and Salt, a definitive history of paper and the astonishing ways it has shaped today's world.Paper is one of the simplest and most essential pieces of human technology. For the past two millennia, the ability to produce it in ever more...
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The American Revolution of 1800: How Jefferson Rescued Democracy from Tyranny and Faction - and What This Means Today

Dan Sisson · Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In this brilliant historical classic, Dan Sisson argues that Thomas Jefferson thought democratic revolutions would be necessary from time to time to break the grip of autocratic factions on the government. That is how Jefferson saw the election of 1800and the lessons for today couldnt be more...
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The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Germanic Ancestry in Europe

James M. Beidler · Family Tree Books
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

Explore Your German Ancestry!Follow your family tree back to its roots in Bavaria, Baden, Prussia, Hesse, Saxony, Wurttemburg and beyond. This in-depth genealogy guide will walk you step by step through the exciting journey of researching your German heritage, whether your ancestors came...
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Insurrections of the Mind: 100 Years of Politics and Culture in America

Franklin Foer · Harper
Format: Hardcover

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of The New Republic, an extraordinary anthology of essays culled from the archives of the acclaimed and influential magazine.Founded by Herbert Croly and Walter Lippmann in 1914 to give voice to the growing progressive movement, The New Republic has charted...
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Open to Debate: How William F. Buckley Put Liberal America on the Firing Line

Heather Hendershot · Broadside
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

A unique and compelling portrait of William F. Buckley as the champion of conservative ideas in an age of liberal dominance, taking on the smartest adversaries he could find while singlehandedly reinventing the role of public intellectual in the network television era.When Firing Line premiered...
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Modern Tea: A Fresh Look at an Ancient Beverage

Lisa Boalt Richardson · Chronicle Books
Format: Hardcover

It's a beverage, a commodity, a ceremony, a meal, a spiritual encounter, a connector of people, a drink of peace, a pick-me-up, a comforter, and a way of life for many. As tea continues to rise in popularity, this comprehensive guide explores the celebrated beverage through the eyes...
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Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States

James C Scott · Yale University Press
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

An account of all the new and surprising evidence now available for the beginnings of the earliest civilizations that contradict the standard narrative Why did humans abandon hunting and gathering for sedentary communities dependent on livestock and cereal grains, and governed by precursors...
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The Drug Hunters: The Improbable Quest to Discover New Medicines

Donald R Kirsch · W W Norton
Pages: 328
Format: Print book

The surprising, behind-the-scenes story of how our medicines are discovered, told by a veteran drug hunter.The search to find medicines is as old as disease, which is to say as old as the human race. Through serendipity - by chewing, brewing, and snorting - some Neolithic souls discovered...
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And Soon I Heard a Roaring Wind: A Natural History of Moving Air

Bill Streever · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A thrilling exploration of the science and history of wind from the bestselling author of Cold.Scientist and bestselling nature writer Bill Streever goes to any extreme to explore wind--the winds that built empires, the storms that wreck them--by traveling right through it. Narrating from...
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The Golden Passport: Harvard Business School, the Limits of Capitalism, and the Moral Failure of the MBA Elite

Duff Mcdonald · Harperbusiness
Pages: 688
Format: Print book

A riveting and timely intellectual history of one of our most important capitalist institutions, Harvard Business School, from the bestselling author of The Firm.With The Firm, financial journalist Duff McDonald pulled back the curtain on consulting giant McKinsey & Company. In The Golden...
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The Scotch-Irish: A Social History

James G Leyburn · The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 377
Format: Paperback

Dispelling much of what he terms the 'mythology' of the Scotch-Irish, James Leyburn provides an absorbing account of their heritage. He discusses their life in Scotland, when the essentials of their character and culture were shaped; their removal to Northern Ireland and the action...
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The Hidden History of America at War: Untold Tales from Yorktown to Fallujah

Kenneth C. Davis · Hachette Books
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Multi-million-copy bestselling historian Kenneth C. Davis sets his sights on war stories in THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF AMERICA AT WAR. In prose that will remind you of "the best teacher you ever had" (People Magazine) , Davis brings to life six emblematic battles, revealing untold...
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Unhappy Union: How the euro crisis – and Europe – can be fixed

Anton La Guardia · The Economist
Format: Hardcover

The euro was supposed to create an unbreakable bond between the nations and people of Europe. But when the debt crisis struck, the flaws of the half-built currency brought the European Union close to breaking point after decades of post-war integration.Deep fault-lines have opened up between...
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