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The Cosmic Code: Earth Chronicles Series, Book 6

Zecharia Sitchin - Tantor Audio
Format: Audiobook

Many thousands of years ago, a group of extraterrestrials from another planet guided the evolution of life on Earth - determining the existence and nature of humankind as we know it today. How did the master builders from the stars construct the miracle called man? Is the DNA that is at the core...
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The Eternal City: A History of Rome

Ferdinand Addis - Pegasus Books
Format: Hardcover

The magnificent and definitive history of the Eternal City, narrated by a master historian. Why does Rome continue to exert a hold on our imagination? How did the "Caput mundi" come to play such a critical role in the development of Western civilization? Ferdinand Addis addresses...
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A Serpent's Tale: Discovering America's Ancient Mound Builders

Lorett Treese - Westholme Publishing
Format: Print book

The fascinating story of the enigmatic monuments that inspired American archaeology When American settlers first crossed the Appalachian Mountains they were amazed to discover that the wilderness beyond contained ancient ruins - large man-made mounds and enclosures, and impressive earthen...
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How to Invent Everything: A Survival Guide for the Stranded Time Traveler

RYAN NORTH - Riverhead Books
Format: Hardcover

Get ready to make history. . . better.What would you do if a time machine hurled you thousands of years into the past . . . and then broke? How would you survive? Could you improve on humanity's original timeline? And how hard would it be to domesticate a giant wombat?Don't worry:...
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Jefferson's Daughters: Three Sisters, White and Black, in a Young America

CATHERINE KERRISON - Ballantine Books
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 French Chef in America: Julia Child's Second Act

Alex Prud'homme - Alfred A. Knopf
Format: Print book

The enchanting story of Julia Child's years as TV personality and beloved cookbook author--a sequel in spirit to My Life in France--by her great-nephew Julia Child is synonymous with French cooking, but her legacy runs much deeper. Now, her great-nephew and My Life in France...
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I Love Capitalism!: An American Story

Kenneth G Langone - Portfolio
Format: Hardcover

Iconoclastic entrepreneur and New York legend Ken Langone tells the compelling story of how a poor boy from Long Island became one of America's most successful businessmen.Ken Langone has seen it all on his way to a net worth beyond his wildest dreams. A pillar of corporate America for decades,...
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The Ship of Dreams: The Sinking of the Titanic and the End of the Edwardian Era

Gareth Russell - Atria Books
Format: Hardcover

In this original and meticulously researched narrative history, the author of the "stunning" (The Sunday Times) Young and Damned and Fair uses the sinking of the Titanic as a prism through which to examine the end of the Edwardian era and the seismic shift...
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Three Days at the Brink: FDR's Daring Gamble to Win World War II

Bret Baier - William Morrow
Format: Hardcover

With the fate of World War II in doubt and rumors of a Nazi assassination plot swirling, Franklin Roosevelt risked everything at a clandestine meeting that would change the course of history: the award-winning anchor of Special Report with Bret Baier reveals the gripping lost history of the Tehran...
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Race of Aces: WWII's Elite Airmen and the Epic Battle to Become the Masters of the Sky

John R. Bruning - Hachette Books
Format: Hardcover

"Brings you into the cockpit of the lethal, fast-paced world of fighter pilots...Fascinating." -- Sara Vladic"Extraordinary...A must-read." -- US Navy Captain Dan Pedersen"A heart-pounding narrative of the courage, sacrifice, and tragedy of America's elite fighter...
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The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South

Radley Balko - PublicAffairs
Format: Hardcover

This is a tale of two tragedies. At the heart of the first is Dr. Steven Hayne, a doctor the State of Mississippi employed as its de facto medical examiner for two decades. Beginning in the late 1980s, he performed anywhere from 1,200 to 1,800 autopsies per year, five times more than is recommended,...
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The Widow Washington: The Life of Mary Washington

Martha Saxton - Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

An insightful biography of Mary Ball Washington, the mother of our nation's fatherThe Widow Washington is the first life of Mary Ball Washington, George Washington's mother, based on archival sources. Her son's biographers have, for the most part, painted her as self-centered and crude,...
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Return to the Reich: A Holocaust Refugee's Secret Mission to Defeat the Nazis

Eric Lichtblau - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Book

The remarkable story of Fred Mayer, a German-born Jew who escaped Nazi Germany only to return as an American commando on a secret mission behind enemy lines.

Growing up in Germany, Freddy Mayer witnessed the Nazis' rise to power. When he was sixteen, his family made the decision...

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The Mistresses of Cliveden: Three Centuries of Scandal, Power, and Intrigue in an English Stately Home

Natalie Livingstone - Ballantine Books
Format: Hardcover

For fans of Downton Abbey comes an immersive historical epic about a lavish English manor and a dynasty of rich and powerful women who ruled the estate over three centuries of misbehavior, scandal, intrigue, and passion. Five miles from Windsor Castle, home of the royal family, sits...
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Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah's War Against America

Fred Burton - Berkley
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling coauthors of Under Fire--the riveting story of the kidnapping and murder of CIA Station Chief William Buckley.After a deadly terrorist bombing at the American embassy in Lebanon in 1983, only one man inside the CIA possessed the courage and skills to rebuild...
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The White Darkness

DAVID GRANN - Doubleday
Format: Hardcover

By the New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic, lavishly illustrated with color photographs Henry Worsley was a devoted husband and father and a decorated British special forces officer...
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Fortress America: How We Embraced Fear and Abandoned Democracy

Elaine Tyler May - Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning historian untangles the roots of America's culture of fear, and argues that it imperils our democracyFor the last sixty years, fear has seeped into every area of American life: Americans own more guns than citizens of any other country, sequester themselves in gated communities,...
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The Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

SIMON WINCHESTER - Harper
Format: Hardcover

The revered New York Times bestselling author traces the development of technology from the Industrial Age to the Digital Age to explore the single component crucial to advancement - precision - in a superb history that is both an homage and a warning for our future.The rise of manufacturing...
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A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II

Sonia Purnell - Viking
Format: Hardcover

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"Excellent ... This book is as riveting as any thriller, and as hard to put down." -- The New York Times Book Review"A compelling biography of a masterful spy, and a reminder of what can be done with a few brave people -- and a little...
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George Whitefield: Evangelist for God and Empire

Peter Y Choi - Eerdmans
Format: Paperback

Narrates the drama of a famous preacher's entire career in his historical contextGEORGE WHITEFIELD (1714-1770) is remembered as a spirited revivalist, a catalyst for the Great Awakening, and a founder of the evangelical movement in America. But Whitefield was also a citizen of the British...
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The Shipwreck Hunter: A Lifetime of Extraordinary Discoveries on the Ocean Floor

DAVID L MEARNS - Pegasus Books
Format: Hardcover

This gripping memoir by the world's foremost marine geologist is an enthralling blend of maritime history, popular science, and Clive Cussler-style adventure. David L. Mearns has discovered some of the world's most fascinating and elusive shipwrecks. From the mighty battleship HMS Hood...
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Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women's Anger

REBECCA TRAISTER - Simon & Schuster
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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The Deep History of Ourselves: The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains

Joseph LeDoux - Viking
Format: Hardcover

A leading neuroscientist offers a history of the evolution of the brain from unicellular organisms to the complexity of animals and human beings todayRenowned neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux digs into the natural history of life on earth to provide a new perspective on the similarities between...
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Stirring the Pot with Benjamin Franklin: A Founding Father's Culinary Adventures

Rae Katherine Eighmey - Smithsonian Books
Format: Hardcover

In this remarkable work, Rae Katherine Eighmey presents Franklin's delight and experimentation with food throughout his life. At age sixteen, he began dabbling in vegetarianism. In his early twenties, citing the health benefits of water over alcohol, he convinced his printing-press colleagues...
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The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War

Ben Macintyre - Crown
Format: Hardcover

The celebrated author of Double Cross and Rogue Heroes returns with his greatest spy story yet, a thrilling Americans-era tale of Oleg Gordievsky, the Russian whose secret work helped hasten the end of the Cold War. If anyone could be considered a Russian counterpart...
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Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man

LYNN VINCENT - Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

For the first time, thanks to years of original research and new reporting, two acclaimed authors deliver the riveting and emotionally wrenching full story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history: the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II - and the fifty-year...
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The Cut Out Girl: A Story of War and Family, Lost and Found

Bart Van Es - Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

The extraordinary true story of a young Jewish girl in Holland under Nazi occupation who finds refuge in the homes of an underground network of foster families, one of them the author's grandparents Bart van Es left Holland for England many years ago, but one story from his Dutch childhood...
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A Concise History of Germany

Mary Fulbrook - Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback

This third edition of Mary Fulbrook's much-admired and popular introduction to German history provides a clear and informative guide to the twists and turns of the story of the German lands and peoples from the early middle ages to the present day. Crisply synthesising a vast array...
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The Terracotta Warriors: Exploring the Most Intriguing Puzzle in Chinese History

EDWARD BURMAN - Pegasus Books
Format: Hardcover

A history of the famous Terracotta Army in Xi'an, China, exploring what we now know about it, what remains hidden, and the fascinating theories that surround its creation.Exciting investigations in northwest China are about to reveal more of the mysteries of the huge mausoleum of the Qin Emperor,...
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Dreams of El Dorado: A History of the American West

H. W. Brands - Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

From a New York Times-bestselling author, a sweeping history of the American West In Dreams of El Dorado, H. W. Brands tells the thrilling, panoramic story of the settling of the American West. He takes us from John Jacob Astor's fur trading outpost in Oregon to the Texas...
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Black Dahlia, Red Rose: The Crime, Corruption, and Cover-Up of America's Greatest Unsolved Murder

Piu Marie Eatwell - Liveright
Format: Hardcover

With startling new evidence, this gripping reexamination of the Black Dahlia murder offers a definitive theory of a quintessential American crime.Los Angeles, 1947. A housewife out for a walk with her baby notices a cloud of black flies buzzing ominously in Leimert Park. An "unsightly...
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Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy

A. N. Wilson - Harper
Format: Hardcover

In this companion biography to the acclaimed Victoria, A. N. Wilson offers a deeply textured and ambitious portrait of Prince Albert, published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the royal consort's birth.For more than six decades, Queen Victoria ruled a great Empire at the height...
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Wicked Women of Ohio

Jane Ann Turzillo - The History Press
Format: Paperback

The Buckeye State produced its share of wicked women. Tenacious madam Clara Palmer contended with constant police raids during the 1880s and '90s. Only her death could shut the doors of her gilded bordello in Cleveland. Failed actress Mildred Gillars left for Europe right before World War II. Because...
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Empress of the East: How a European Slave Girl Became Queen of the Ottoman Empire

LESLIE PEIRCE - Basic Books
Format: Book

The extraordinary story of the Russian slave girl Roxelana, who rose from concubine to become the only queen of the Ottoman empire.

In Empress of the East, historian Leslie Peirce tells the remarkable story of a Christian slave girl, Roxelana, who was abducted by slave traders...

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American Spirit: Profiles in Resilience, Courage, and Faith

Taya Kyle - William Morrow
Format: Hardcover

The "American Sniper" legacy continues: Taya Kyle celebrates the American Spirit in her inspiring new bookLife leads us through difficult terrain. But what happens if you use challenge as an opportunity to discover your PURPOSE? These Americans did and are changing the world....
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Angels in the Sky: How a Band of Volunteer Airmen Saved the New State of Israel

Robert L Gandt - W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

The gripping story of how an all-volunteer air force helped defeat five Arab nations and protect the fledgling Jewish state.In 1948, only three years after the Holocaust, the newly founded nation of Israel came under siege from a coalition of Arab states. The invaders vowed to annihilate...
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A Girl Stands at the Door: The Generation of Young Women Who Desegregated America's Schools

RACHEL DEVLIN - Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

A new history of school desegregation in America, revealing how girls and women led the fight for interracial educationThe struggle to desegregate America's schools was a grassroots movement, and young women were its vanguard. In the late 1940s, parents began to file desegregation lawsuits...
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The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family

HELEN RAPPAPORT - St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

Investigating the murder of the Russian Imperial Family, Helen Rappaport embarks on a quest to uncover the many international plots to save them, why they failed, and who was responsible.The murder of the Romanov family in July 1918 horrified the world and its aftershocks still reverberate...
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Defying Hitler: The Germans Who Resisted Nazi Rule

Gordon Thomas - Dutton Caliber
Format: Hardcover

An enthralling work of popular history that vividly resurrects the web of everyday Germans who resisted Nazi ruleNazi Germany is remembered as a nation of willing fanatics. But beneath the surface, countless ordinary, everyday Germans actively resisted Hitler. Some passed industrial secrets...
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Prince Charles: The Passions and Paradoxes of an Improbable Life

Sally Bedell Smith - Random House
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The life and loves of Prince Charles are illuminated in a major new biography from the New York Times bestselling author of Elizabeth the Queen - perfect for fans of The Crown. Sally Bedell Smith returns once again to the British...
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In Byron's Wake: The Turbulent Lives of Lord Byron's Wife and Daughter: Annabella Milbanke and Ada Lovelace

Miranda Seymour - Pegasus Books
Format: Hardcover

A masterful portrait of two remarkable women, revealing how two turbulent lives were always haunted by the dangerously enchanting, quicksilver spirit of that extraordinary father whom Ada never knew: Lord Byron.In 1815, the clever, courted, and cherished Annabella Milbanke married the notorious...
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Places and Names: On War, Revolution, and Returning

Elliot Ackerman - Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

From a decorated Marine war veteran and National Book Award Finalist, an astonishing reckoning with the nature of combat and the human cost of the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria."War hath determined us ..." - John Milton, Paradise LostToward the beginning of Places...
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A Game of Birds and Wolves: The Ingenious Young Women Whose Secret Board Game Helped Win World War II

Simon Parkin - Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

The triumphant true story of the young women who helped to devise the winning strategy that defeated Nazi U-boats and delivered a decisive victory in the Battle of the Atlantic.By 1941, Winston Churchill had come to believe that the outcome of World War II rested on the battle for the Atlantic....
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Ramp Hollow: The Ordeal of Appalachia

STEVEN STOLL - Hill and Wang
Format: Hardcover

Short-listed for the Phi Beta Kappa Ralph Waldo Emerson Book AwardIn Ramp Hollow, Steven Stoll offers a fresh, provocative account of Appalachia, and why it matters. He begins with the earliest European settlers, whose desire for vast forests to hunt in was frustrated by absentee...
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The Darkest Year: The American Home Front 1941-1942

William K. Klingaman - St. Martin's Press
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 following...
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From Broken Glass: My Story of Finding Hope in Hitlers Death Camps to Inspire a New Generation

STEVE ROSS - Hachette Books
Format: Hardcover

From the survivor of ten Nazi concentration camps who went on to create the New England Holocaust Memorial, an inspiring memoir about finding strength in the face of despair.On August 14, 2017, two days after a white-supremacist activist rammed his car into a group of anti-Fascist protestors,...
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Chasing the Moon: The People, the Politics, and the Promise That Launched America into the Space Age

Robert L. Stone - Ballantine Books
Format: Hardcover

A charismatic young president issued the historic Moon landing challenge. This book, which greatly expands the companion PBS series, tell the stories of the visionaries--based on eyewitness accounts and newly discovered archival material--who helped America win the space race with the first...
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The Scientific Attitude: Defending Science from Denial, Fraud, and Pseudoscience (Mit Press)

Lee McIntyre - The MIT Press
Format: Paperback

This "intelligent treatise articulates why the pursuit of scientific truths, even if inevitably flawed . . . matters" in our post-truth world (Publishers Weekly) . What separates science from other disciplines? An attitude that respects evidence and is willing to evolve as new evidence...
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Myths & Monuments of Ancient Egypt: Two Illustrated Encyclopedias: A Guide To The History, Mythology, Sacred Sites And Everyday Lives Of A Fascinating Civilization, Shown In Over 850 Vivid Photographs

Lucia Gahlin - Lorenz Books
Format: Hardcover

A two-volume boxset exploring the history, sacred sites and fascinating mythology of Ancient Egypt.
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The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience

Hillary Rodham Clinton - Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired them - women with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done.She couldn't have been more than seven or eight years old. "Go ahead, ask your...
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Women of the Blue and Gray: True Stories of Mothers, Medics, Soldiers, and Spies of the Civil War

Marianne Monson - Shadow Mountain
Format: Hardcover

Hidden amongst the photographs, uniforms, revolvers, and war medals of the Civil War are the remarkable stories of some of the most unlikely heroes--women. North, South, black, white, Native American, immigrant--the women in these micro-drama biographies are wives, mothers, sisters, and friends...
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American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts

Chris McGreal - PublicAffairs
Format: Hardcover

A comprehensive portrait of a uniquely American epidemic--devastating in its findings and damning in its conclusionsThe opioid epidemic has been called "one of the greatest mistakes of modern medicine." But calling it a mistake is a generous rewriting of history. Driven by greed,...
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The Betrayal of Mary, Queen of Scots: Elizabeth I and Her Greatest Rival

Kate Williams - Pegasus Books
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of Becoming Queen Victoria, a new history of Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I that reveals how the most important relationship of their life -- their friendship -- changed them forever. Elizabeth and Mary were cousins and queens, but eventually...
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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

DAVID W BLIGHT - Simon & Schuster
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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Eliza Hamilton: The Extraordinary Life and Times of the Wife of Alexander Hamilton

Tilar J. Mazzeo - Gallery Books
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of Irena's Children comes a comprehensive and riveting biography of the extraordinary life and times of Eliza Hamilton, the wife of founding father Alexander Hamilton, and a powerful, unsung hero in America's early days. Fans fell...
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Victory City: A History of New York and New Yorkers during World War II

- Twelve
Format: Hardcover

From John Strausbaugh, author of City of Sedition and The Village, comes the definitive history of Gotham during the World War II era. New York City during World War II wasn't just a place of servicemen, politicians, heroes, G.I. Joes and Rosie the Riveters, but also of quislings...
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Hype: A Doctor's Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims, and Bad Advice - How to Tell What's Real and What's Not

NINA SHAPIRO - St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

An engaging and informative look at the real science behind our most common beliefs and assumptions in the health sphere There is a lot of misinformation thrown around these days, especially online. Headlines tell us to do this, not that---all in the name of living longer, better, thinner,younger....
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A Matter of Honor: Pearl Harbor: Betrayal, Blame, and a Familys Quest for Justice

Anthony Summers - Harper
Format: Hardcover

On the seventy-fifth anniversary, the authors of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Eleventh Day unravel the mysteries of Pearl Harbor to expose the scapegoating of the admiral who was in command the day 2,000 Americans died, report on the continuing struggle to restore his lost honor - and clear...
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Ancient History of Aztec & Inca: Discover The History, Myths And Cultures Of The Ancient Peoples Of Central And South America, With 1000 Photographs

Charles Phillips - Lorenz Books
Format: Hardcover

This two-volume set explores the amazing history and enthralling art of the ancient American empires.
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The Wind in My Hair: My Fight for Freedom in Modern Iran

MASIH ALINEJAD - Little, Brown and Company
Format: Book

An extraordinary memoir from an Iranian journalist in exile about leaving her country, challenging tradition and sparking an online movement against compulsory hijab. A photo on Masih's Facebook page: a woman standing proudly, face bare, hair blowing in the wind. Her crime: removing...

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The Great Halifax Explosion

JOHN U BACON - William Morrow
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling author John U. Bacon, a gripping narrative history of the largest manmade detonation prior to Hiroshima: in 1917 a ship laden with the most explosives ever packed on a vessel sailed out of Brooklyn's harbor for the battlegrounds of World War I; when it stopped...
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The Math Book

DK - DK
Format: Hardcover

Discover more than 85 of the most important mathematical ideas, theorems, and proofs ever devised, and the great minds behind them, with this original, graphics-led book.Applying the Big Ideas Simply Explained series' trademark combination of authoritative, accessible text and bold...
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Scholars of Mayhem: My Father's Secret War in Nazi-Occupied France

Daniel C. Guiet - Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

The astonishing untold story of the author's father, the lone American on a 4-person SOE commando team dropped behind German lines in France, whose epic feats of irregular warfare proved vital in keeping Nazi tanks away from Normandy after D-Day.When Daniel Guiet was a child and his family...
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D-Day Girls: The Spies Who Armed the Resistance, Sabotaged the Nazis, and Helped Win World War II

Sarah Rose - Crown
Format: Hardcover

The dramatic, untold story of the extraordinary women recruited by Britain's elite spy agency to help pave the way for Allied victory In 1942, the Allies were losing, Germany seemed unstoppable, and every able man in England was fighting. Churchill believed Britain was locked in an existential...
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The Strange Case of Dr. Couney: How a Mysterious European Showman Saved Thousands of American Babies

Dawn Raffel - Blue Rider Press
Format: Hardcover

The extraordinary tale of how a mysterious immigrant "doctor" became the revolutionary innovator of saving premature babies--by placing them in incubators in World's Fair side shows and on Coney Island and Atlantic City. What kind of doctor puts his patients on displayAs Dawn...
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Secret Cincinnati: A Guide to the Weird, Wonderful, and Obscure

Kathryn Witt - Reedy Press, LLC
Format: Paperback

Is it safe to photograph bobolinks at a once-contaminated nuclear weapons plant? Is it possible to channel a medium from whatever realm she inhabits in the afterlife? Is that really a bathtub hanging from the ceiling? Did you know you can watch an unscripted star show with an audience of only...
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Hellfire Boys: The Birth of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service and the Race for the World's Deadliest Weapons

Theo Emery - Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

"A terrifying piece of history that almost no one knows." - Hampton Sides In 1915, when German forces executed the first successful gas attack of World War I, the world watched in horror as the boundaries of warfare were forever changed. Cries of barbarianism rang throughout...
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The rest I will kill : William Tillman and the unforgettable story of how a free black man refused to become a slave

Brian McGinty - Liveright Publishing Corporation
Format: Print book

A surprising work of narrative history and detection that illuminates one of the most daring -- and long-forgotten -- heroes of the Civil War.Independence Day, 1861. The schooner S. J. Waring sets sail from New York on a routine voyage to South America. Seventeen days later, it limps back...
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Broad Band: The Untold Story of the Women Who Made the Internet

Claire Lisa Evans - Portfolio
Format: Book

The history of technology you probably know is one of men and machines, garages and riches, alpha nerds and brogrammers. But the little-known fact is that female visionaries have always been at the vanguard of technology and innovation--they've just been erased from the story. Until...
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The Annotated Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

ULYSSES S GRANT - Liveright
Format: Hardcover

With kaleidoscopic, trenchant, path-breaking insights, Elizabeth D. Samet has produced the most ambitious edition of Ulysses Grant's Memoirs yet published.One hundred and thirty-three years after its 1885 publication by Mark Twain, Elizabeth Samet has annotated this lavish edition of Grant's...
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The Battle of Arnhem: The Deadliest Airborne Operation of WWII

ANTONY BEEVOR - Viking
Format: Hardcover

The prizewinning historian and internationally bestselling author of D-Day reconstructs the devastating airborne battle of Arnhem in this gripping new account.On September 17, 1944, General Kurt Student, the founder of Nazi Germany's parachute forces, heard the groaning roar of airplane...
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The Husband Hunters: American Heiresses Who Married into the British Aristocracy

Anne De Courcy - St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

A deliciously told group biography of the young, rich, American heiresses who married into the impoverished British aristocracy at the turn of the twentieth century - The real women who inspired Downton AbbeyTowards the end of the nineteenth century and for the first few years...
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Revolutionary Brothers: Thomas Jefferson, the Marquis de Lafayette, and the Friendship that Helped Forge Two Nations

Tom Chaffin - St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

In a narrative both panoramic and intimate, Tom Chaffin captures the four-decade friendship of Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette.Thomas Jefferson and the Marquis de Lafayette shared a singularly extraordinary friendship, one involved in the making of two revolutions -- and two nations....
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We Few: U.S. Special Forces in Vietnam

Nick Brokhausen - Casemate
Format: Hardcover

This riveting memoir details the actions and experiences of a small group of Americans and their allies who were the backbone of ground reconnaissance in the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War. On his second tour to Vietnam, Nick Brokhausen served in Recon Team Habu, CCN. This unit...
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The Red Baron

Barry Pickthall - Pen and Sword
Format: Paperback

Beginning his wartime career on the Western Front in August 1916, Manfred von Richthofen, or the Red Baron as he became known, had shot down an impressive total of fifteen aircraft by January 1917, as well as being appointed commander of his own unit. By the time of his death in 1918, he had destroyed...
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The rivers ran backward : the Civil War and the remaking of the American middle border

Christopher Phillips - Oxford University Press
Format: Print book

Most Americans imagine the Civil War in terms of clear and defined boundaries of freedom and slavery: a straightforward division between the slave states of Kentucky and Missouri and the free states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Kansas. However, residents of these western border states,...
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Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom

RUSSELL SHORTO - W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the acclaimed history The Island at the Center of the World, an intimate new epic of the American Revolution that reinforces its meaning for today.With America's founding principles being debated today as never before, Russell Shorto looks back to the era in which those...
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The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington

Brad Meltzer - Flatiron Books
Format: eBook

Taking place during the most critical period of our nation's birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington's character, but also illuminates the origins of America's counterintelligence...
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The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America

Margaret O'Mara - Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

The true, behind-the-scenes history of the people who built Silicon Valley and shaped Big Tech in America Long before Margaret O'Mara became one of our most consequential historians of the American-led digital revolution, she worked in the White House of Bill Clinton and Al Gore in the earliest...
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Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse

Eric Jay Dolin - Liveright Publishing Corporation
Format: Print book

In a work rich in maritime lore and brimming with original historical detail, Eric Jay Dolin, the best-selling author of Leviathan, presents an epic history of American lighthouses, telling the story of America through the prism of its beloved coastal sentinels.Set against the backdrop...
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A Savage War: A Military History of the Civil War

Williamson Murray - Princeton University Press
Format: Print book

The Civil War represented a momentous change in the character of war. It combined the projection of military might across a continent on a scale never before seen with an unprecedented mass mobilization of peoples. Yet despite the revolutionizing aspects of the Civil War, its leaders faced...
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Who Killed These Girls?: Cold Case: The Yogurt Shop Murders

Beverly Lowry - Knopf Publishing Group
Format: Hardcover

From the author of Crossed Over, another masterful account of a horrible crime: the murder of four girls, countless other ruined lives, and the evolving complications of the justice system that frustrated the massive attempts--for twenty-five years now--to find and punish those who committed...
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On This Date: From the Pilgrims to Today, Discovering America One Day at a Time

CARL CANNON - Twelve
Format: Hardcover

Forget what you were taught in seventh grade - Carl Cannon's ON THIS DATE takes readers down American history's back alleys and side streets. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none}...
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These Truths: A History of the United States

Jill Lepore - W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Bestseller. In the most ambitious one volume American history in decades, award winning historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation, an urgently needed reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of American...
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Daughters of the Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots

Nancy Goldstone - Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

The riveting story of four unforgettable sisters and their glamorous mother, Elizabeth Stuart, granddaughter of Mary, Queen of ScotsElizabeth Stuart's life was transformed when her father, James I, ascended to the illustrious throne of England. Her marriage to a German count far below her rank...
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We the Corporations: How American Businesses Won Their Civil Rights

Adam Winkler - Liveright
Format: Hardcover

We the Corporations chronicles the revelatory story of one of the most successful, yet least known, "civil rights movements" in American history. In this groundbreaking portrait of corporate seizure of political power, We the Corporations reveals how American businesses won equal...
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The Heartland: An American History

Kristin L. Hoganson - Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

A history of a quintessentially American place - the rural and small town heartland -- that uncovers deep yet hidden currents of connection with the world.When Kristin L. Hoganson arrived in Champaign, Illinois, after teaching at Harvard, studying at Yale, and living in the D.C. metro area...
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The Targeter: My Life in the CIA, on the Hunt for the Godfather of ISIS

Nada Bakos - Little
Format: Print book

The story of a young woman from Montana who joined the CIA and worked her way up through the ranks to the frontline of the fight against Islamic extremists. In 1999, 30-year-old Nada Bakos moved from her lifelong home in Montana to Washington, DC, to join the CIA. Quickly realizing her affinity...
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Landing on the Edge of Eternity: Twenty-Four Hours at Omaha Beach

Robert Kershaw - Pegasus Books
Format: Hardcover

A visceral and momentous narrative of the first twenty-four hours of D-Day on Omaha Beach: the most dramatic Allied landing of World War II.Before World War II, Normandy's Plage d'Or coast was best known for its sleepy villages and holiday destinations. Early in 1944, German commander Field...
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In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown

NATHANIEL PHILBRICK - Viking
Format: Hardcover

The thrilling story of the year that won the Revolutionary War from the New York Times bestselling author of In the Heart of the Sea and Valiant AmbitionIn the fall of 1780, after five frustrating years of war, George Washington had come to realize that the only way to defeat...
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The Brink: President Reagan and the Nuclear War Scare of 1983

MARC AMBINDER - Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

The incredible story of the 1983 war game that triggered a tense, brittle period of nuclear brinkmanship between the United States and the former Soviet Union.What happened in 1983 to make the Soviet Union so afraid of a potential nuclear strike from the United States that they sent mobile...
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Country Music: An Illustrated History

Dayton Duncan - Knopf
Format: Hardcover

The rich and colorful story of America's most popular music and the singers and songwriters who captivated, entertained, and consoled listeners throughout the twentieth century--based on the upcoming eight-part film series to air on PBS in September 2019This gorgeously illustrated and hugely...
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The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home

Denise Kiernan - Touchstone
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Bestseller "A soaring and gorgeous American story" (Karen Abbott) from the author of the New York Times bestselling The Girls of Atomic City. The fascinating true story behind the magnificent Gilded Age mansion Biltmore - the largest, grandest...
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Questions I Am Asked About The Holocaust

Hedi Fried - Scribe US
Format: Hardcover

"There are no stupid questions, nor any forbidden ones, but there are some questions that have no answer." Hdi Fried was nineteen when the Nazis snatched her family from their home in Eastern Europe and transported them to Auschwitz, where she and her sister were forced into hard...
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The Castaway's War: One Man's Battle against Imperial Japan

Stephen Harding - Da Capo Press
Format: Print book

In the early hours of July 5, 1943, the destroyer USS Strong was hit by a Japanese torpedo. The powerful weapon broke the destroyer's back, flooded her engine room, killed dozens of sailors, and sparked raging fires. While accompanying ships were able to rescue most of Strong's...
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The Last Palace: Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House

CROWN. - Crown
Format: Hardcover

A sweeping yet intimate narrative about the last hundred years of turbulent European history, as seen through one of Mitteleuropa's greatest houses - and the lives of its occupants When Norman Eisen moved into the US ambassador's residence in Prague, returning to the land his mother had fled...
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Betty Crocker Lost Recipes: Beloved Vintage Recipes for Today's Kitchen

BETTY CROCKER - Betty Crocker
Format: Hardcover

A captivating collection that celebrates the wonderful recipes from the Betty Crocker archives in a package that appeals to the modern cookBetty Crocker Lost Recipes is the ultimate treasure for the most devoted Betty Crocker fans, as well as cooks who are interested in recipes with...
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The Cartiers: The Untold Story of the Family Behind the Jewelry Empire

Francesca Cartier Brickell - Ballantine Books
Format: Hardcover

The captivating story of the family behind Cartier, and the three brothers who turned their grandfather's humble Parisian jewelry store into a global luxury icon--as told by a great-granddaughter with exclusive access to long-lost family archives.The Cartiers is the revealing tale...
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The Right Kind of Crazy: My Life as a Navy SEAL, Covert Operative, and Boy Scout from Hell

Clint Emerson - Atria Books
Format: Hardcover

Clint Emerson, retired Navy SEAL and author of the bestselling 100 Deadly Skills presents an explosive, darkly funny, and often twisted account of being part of an elite team of operatives whose mission was to keep America safe by whatever means necessary. Clint Emerson is the only...
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The Battle of Agincourt

Anne Curry; Malcolm Mercer - Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover

"Published in partnership with the Royal Armouries, this comprehensive, sumptuously illustrated volume provides a defining reassessment of England's legendary victory on the fields of Agincourt on October 25, 1415. Dramatized by William Shakespeare in Henry V, the Battle...
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The Movie Musical!

Jeanine Basinger - Knopf
Format: Hardcover

Irresistible and authoritative, The Movie Musical! is an in-depth look at the singing, dancing, happy-making world of Hollywood musicals, beautifully illustrated in color and black-and-white--an essential text for anyone who's ever laughed, cried, or sung along at the movies.Leading...
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No Stopping Us Now: The Adventures of Older Women in American History

Gail Collins - Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

A lively, fascinating, eye-opening look at women and aging in America, by the beloved New York Times columnist."You're not getting older, you're getting better," or so promised the famous 1970's ad--for women's hair dye. Americans have always had a complicated relationship...
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The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

Hallie Rubenhold - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover

Five devastating human stories and a dark and moving portrait of Victorian London - the untold lives of the women killed by Jack the Ripper. Polly, Annie, Elizabeth, Catherine and Mary-Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from Fleet Street, Knightsbridge,...
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Rush: Revolution, Madness, and Benjamin Rush, the Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father

STEPHEN FRIED - Crown
Format: Hardcover

The remarkable story of Benjamin Rush, medical pioneer and one of our nation's most provocative and unsung Founding Fathers In the summer of 1776, fifty-six men put their quills to a dangerous document they called the Declaration of Independence. Among them was a thirty-year-old doctor...
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The Duchess: Camilla Parker Bowles and the Love Affair That Rocked the Crown

Penny Junor - Harper
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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Valley Forge

BOB DRURY - Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Heart of Everything That Is and Lucky 666 return with an unforgettable and perhaps the most underappreciated chapter in American history - the inspiring, page-turning account of Valley Forge, the Continental Army winter...
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Sacred Duty: A Soldier's Tour at Arlington National Cemetery; Library Edition

Tom Cotton - Blackstone Pub
Format: Audiobook

THEIR DUTY IS SACRED. THEIR STANDARD IS PERFECTION. An extraordinary journey behind the scenes of Arlington National Cemetery, Senator Tom Cotton's Sacred Duty offers an intimate and inspiring portrait of "The Old Guard," the revered U.S. Army unit whose mission is to honor...
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How to Behave Badly in Elizabethan England: A Guide for Knaves, Fools, Harlots, Cuckolds, Drunkards, Liars, Thieves, and Braggarts

Ruth Goodman - Liveright
Format: Hardcover

Offensive language, insolent behavior, slights, brawls, and scandals come alive in Ruth Goodman's uproarious history. Every age and social strata has its bad eggs, rule-breakers, and nose-thumbers. As acclaimed popular historian and author of How to Be a Victorian Ruth Goodman shows in her madcap...
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He Calls Me By Lightning: The Life of Caliph Washington and the forgotten Saga of Jim Crow, Southern Justice, and the Death Penalty

S Jonathan Bass - Liveright Publishing Corp
Format: Print book

A heroic reconstruction of the forgotten life of a wrongfully convicted man whose story becomes an historic portrait of the Jim Crow South.Caliph Washington's life was never supposed to matter. As a black teenager from the vice-ridden city of Bessemer, Alabama, Washington was wrongfully...
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The Unknowns

PATRICK O'DONNELL - Atlantic Monthly Press
Format: Hardcover

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is sacred ground at Arlington National Cemetery. Originally constructed in 1921 to hold one of the thousands of unidentified American soldiers lost in World War I, it now also contains unknowns from World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and receives...
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The Story of Greece and Rome

Tony Spawforth - Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover

The extraordinary story of the intermingled civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome, spanning more than six millennia from the late Bronze Age to the seventh century The magnificent civilization created by the ancient Greeks and Romans is the greatest legacy of the classical world. However,...
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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
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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It Takes a School: The Extraordinary Story of an American School in the World's #1 Failed State

Jonathan Starr - Henry Holt & Co.
Format: Print book

A story of David and Goliath proportions, how an American hedge fund manager created a unique school in Somaliland whose students, against all odds, have come to achieve success beyond anyone's wildest dreamsJonathan Starr, once a cutthroat hedge fund manager, is not your traditional do-gooder,...
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Northland: A 4,000-Mile Journey Along America's Forgotten Border

Porter Fox - W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

A quest to rediscover America's other border -- the fascinating but little-known northern one.America's northern border is the world's longest international boundary, yet it remains obscure even to Americans. The northern border was America's primary border for centuries -- much of the early...
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A Nation Forged by Crisis: A New American History

Jay Sexton - Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

A concise new history of the United States revealing that crises--not unlike those of the present day--have determined our nation's course from the startIn A Nation Forged by Crisis, historian Jay Sexton contends that our national narrative is not one of halting yet inevitable progress,...
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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
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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First Ladies of the Republic: Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the Creation of an Iconic American Role

Jeanne E Abrams - NYU Press
Format: Hardcover

How the three inaugural First Ladies defined the role for future generations, and carved a space for women in AmericaAmerica's first First Ladies - Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, and Dolley Madison - had the challenging task of playing a pivotal role in defining the nature of the American...
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The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11

Garrett M. Graff - Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER "This is history at its most immediate and moving ... A marvelous and memorable book." - Jon Meacham "Remarkable ... A priceless civic gift ... On page after page, a reader will encounter words that startle, or make him angry, or heartbroken."...
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Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition

Paul Watson - W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

The spellbinding true story of the greatest cold case in Arctic history -- and how the rare mix of marine science and Inuit knowledge finally led to the recent discovery of the shipwrecks.Spanning nearly 200 years, Ice Ghosts is a fast-paced detective story about Western science, indigenous...
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The Deadly Deep: The Definitive History of Submarine Warfare

Iain Ballantyne - Pegasus Books
Format: Hardcover

The fascinating story of the submarine's evolution from its ancient beginnings to its culmination as the deadliest vessel ever invented.A fascinating and comprehensive account of how an initially ineffectual underwater boat -- originally derided and loathed in equal measure -- evolved into...
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Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow

Henry Louis Gates Jr. - Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

A profound new rendering of the struggle by African-Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain on the American mind.The abolition of slavery...
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Why Karen Carpenter Matters

Karen Tongson - University of Texas Press
Format: Paperback

In the '60s and '70s, America's music scene was marked by raucous excess, reflected in the tragic overdoses of young superstars such as Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. At the same time, the uplifting harmonies and sunny lyrics that propelled Karen Carpenter and her brother, Richard, to international...
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Chuck Klosterman X: A Highly Specific, Defiantly Incomplete History of the Early 21st Century

Chuck Klosterman - Penguin Publishing Group
Format: Print book

New York Times-bestselling author and cultural critic Chuck Klosterman compiles and contextualizes the best of his articles and essays from the past decade.Chuck Klosterman has created an incomparable body of work in books, magazines, newspapers, and on the Web. His writing spans...
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The Secret Token: Myth, Obsession, and the Search for the Lost Colony of Roanoke

ANDREW LAWLER - Doubleday
Format: Hardcover

A sweeping account of America's oldest unsolved mystery, the people racing to unearth its answer, and what the Lost Colony reveals about America todayIn 1587, 115 men, women, and children arrived at Roanoke Island on the coast of North Carolina to establish the first English settlement...
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The Time Traveler's Handbook: 18 Experiences from the Eruption of Vesuvius to Woodstock

Johnny Actonis - Harper Design
Format: Hardcover

Travel through time to witness some of the most extraordinary and colorful events in world history with this unusual and entertaining guide that includes fascinating cultural details from each period, including what and where to eat, what to wear, how to act like a local, and most importantly,...
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Imperfect Union: How Jessie and John Frmont Mapped the West, Invented Celebrity, and Helped Cause the Civil War

Steve Inskeep - Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

Steve Inskeep tells the riveting story of John and Jessie Frmont, the husband and wife team who in the 1800s were instrumental in the westward expansion of the United States, and thus became America's first great political couple John Frmont grew up amid family tragedy and shame. Born...
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Disappointment River: Finding and Losing the Northwest Passage

BRIAN CASTNER - Doubleday
Format: Hardcover

In 1789, Alexander Mackenzie traveled 1200 miles on the immense river in Canada that now bears his name, in search of the fabled Northwest Passage that had eluded mariners for hundreds of years. In 2016, the acclaimed memoirist Brian Castner retraced Mackenzie's route by canoe in a grueling...
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Truevine : a strange and troubling tale of two brothers in jim crow america

Beth Macy - Little
Format: Print book

NATIONAL BESTSELLER The true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back. The year was 1899 and the place a sweltering tobacco farm in the Jim Crow South town of Truevine, Virginia....
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Black Flags, Blue Waters: The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates

Eric Jay Dolin - Liveright
Format: Hardcover

With surprising tales of vicious mutineers, imperial riches, and high-seas intrigue, Black Flags, Blue Waters vividly reanimates the "Golden Age" of piracy in the Americas. Set against the backdrop of the Age of Exploration, Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the dramatic and surprising...
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We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria

Wendy Pearlman - Custom House
Format: Hardcover

LONG-LISTED FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDALReminiscent of the work of Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich, an astonishing collection of intimate wartime testimonies and poetic fragments from a cross-section of Syrians whose lives have been transformed by revolution, war, and flight.Against the backdrop...
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Dragon's Jaw: An Epic Story of Courage and Tenacity in Vietnam

Stephen Coonts - Da Capo Press
Format: Hardcover

A riveting Vietnam War story--and one of the most dramatic in aviation history--told by a New York Times bestselling author and a prominent aviation historianEvery war has its "bridge"--Old North Bridge at Concord, Burnside's Bridge at Antietam, the railway bridge over...
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How Do We Look: The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilization

MARY BEARD - Liveright
Format: Hardcover

From prehistoric Mexico to modern Istanbul, Mary Beard looks beyond the familiar canon of Western imagery to explore the history of art, religion, and humanity. Conceived as a gorgeously illustrated accompaniment to "How Do We Look" and "The Eye of Faith," the famed...
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Anzac Girls: The Extraordinary Story of Our World War I Nurses

Peter Rees - Allen & Unwin
Format: Print book

By the end of World War I, 45 Australian and New Zealand nurses had died on overseas service, and over 200 had been decorated. These were the women who left for war looking for adventure and romance, but were soon confronted with challenges for which their civilian lives could never have...
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The Audacious Crimes of Colonel Blood: The Spy Who Stole the Crown Jewels and Became the King's Secret Agent

Robert Hutchinson - Pegasus Books
Format: Print book

The gripping story of one of the most enigmatic and alluring figures in British history: a dangerous double agent and Irish rogue in King Charles II's court One morning in May 1671, a man disguised as a parson daringly attempted to seize the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London. Astonishingly,...
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The Tango War: The Struggle for the Hearts, Minds and Riches of Latin America During World War II

MARY JO MCCONAHAY - St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

One of WW2 Reads "Top 20 Must-Read WWII Books of 2018"The gripping and little known story of the fight for the allegiance of Latin America during World War IIThe Tango War by Mary Jo McConahay fills an important gap in WWII history. Beginning in the thirties,...
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Girl in Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement

Jessie Morgan-Owens - W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

The riveting, little-known story of Mary Mildred Williams -- a slave girl who looked "white" -- whose photograph transformed the abolitionist movement.When a decades-long court battle resulted in her family's freedom in 1855, seven-year-old Mary Mildred Williams unexpectedly became...
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The Marches: A Borderland Journey between England and Scotland

Rory Stewart - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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...
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Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943

John C McManus - ‎Dutton Caliber; 1st Edition
Format: Hardcover

An engrossing, epic history of the US Army in the Pacific War, from the acclaimed author of The Dead and Those About to Die"This eloquent and powerful...
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Road to Disaster: A New History of America's Descent Into Vietnam

BRIAN VANDEMARK - Custom House
Format: Hardcover

"The most thoughtful and judicious one-volume history of the war and the American political leaders who presided over the difficult and painful decisions that shaped this history. The book will stand for the foreseeable future as the best study of the tragic mistakes that led to so much...
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The Women with Silver Wings: The Inspiring True Story of the Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II

Katherine Sharp Landdeck - Crown
Format: Hardcover

The thrilling true story of the daring female aviators who helped the United States win World War II - only to be forgotten by the country they served When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in December 1941, Cornelia Fort was already in the air. At twenty-two, Fort had escaped Nashville's...
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The Impossible State, Updated Edition: North Korea, Past and Future

Victor Cha - Ecco
Format: Paperback

"Drawing upon his unique and deep academic work and policy experience, Victor Cha has produced one of the most astute, insightful, and lucid texts on North Korea. Simply put, this book is a must-read for all - experts and casual observers alike - interested in developments on the Korean...
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Views

Drake
Format: CD

Drake's long-awaited fourth "real" album, Views, found the rapper in a typically introspective but still defiant mood, reflecting on his city, his life, and his place in the rap world. Made up of trap beats, '90s-inspired R&B ballads, the occasional foray into Caribbean pop, and "Hotline...
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Buying a Bride: An Engaging History of Mail-Order Matches

Marcia A Zug - New York University Press
Format: Print book

There have always been mail-order brides in America but we haven t always thought about them in the same ways. In Buying a Bride, Marcia A. Zug starts with the so-called Tobacco Wives of the Jamestown colony and moves all the way forward to today s modern same-sex mail-order grooms to explore...
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National Geographic The Indian Wars: Battles, Bloodshed, and the Fight for Freedom on the American Frontier

Anton Treuer - National Geographic
Format: Hardcover

From Lakota warrior Crazy Horse to legendary Geronimo of the Apache Wars, this sweeping history of the American West tells the story of those who defended Native American lands - and the Native American way of life - from the 1850s through the end of the nineteenth century.This majestic...
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Rough Riders: Theodore Roosevelt, His Cowboy Regiment, and the Immortal Charge Up San Juan Hill

Mark Lee Gardner - William Morrow
Format: Print book

The first definitive account of this legendary fighting force and its extraordinary leader, Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Lee Gardner's Rough Riders is narrative nonfiction at its most invigorating and compulsively readable. Its dramatic unfolding of a familiar, yet not-fully-known story will...
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The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria

Janine di Giovanni - Liveright Publishing Corp
Format: Book

Once in a decade comes an account of war that promises to be a classic. Doing for Syria what Imperial Life in the Emerald City did for the war in Iraq, The Morning They Came for Us bears witness to one of the most brutal, internecine conflicts in recent history. Drawing from years of experience...
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Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

Jared Diamond - Recorded Books
Format: Audiobook

A brilliant new theory of how and why some nations recover from trauma and others don't, by the author of the landmark bestsellers Guns, Germs, and Steel and Collapse.In his earlier bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding...
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