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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
Pages: 400
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 Aztecs

Michael E. Smith · Wiley-Blackwell; 3 edition
Format: Paperback

The Aztecs brings to life one of the best-known indigenous civilizations of the Americas in a vivid, comprehensive account of the ancient Aztecs. * A thorough examination of Aztec origins and civilization including religion, science, and thought * Incorporates the latest archaeological...
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Rough Riders: Theodore Roosevelt, His Cowboy Regiment, and the Immortal Charge Up San Juan Hill

Mark Lee Gardner · William Morrow
Pages: 336
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 Danger Within Us: America's Untested, Unregulated Medical Device Industry and One Man's Battle to Survive It

Jeanne Lenzer · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Did you know...- Medical interventions have become the third leading cause of death in America, killing more Americans each year than diabetes, murders, car accidents and AIDS combined. - An estimated 10 percent of Americans are implanted with medical devices -- like pacemakers, artificial...
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Agent M: The Lives and Spies of MI5's Maxwell Knight

Henry Hemming · PublicAffairs
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Maxwell Knight was a paradox. A jazz obsessive and nature enthusiast (he is the author of the definitive work on how to look after a gorilla) , he is seen today as one of MI5's greatest spymasters, a man who did more than any other to break up British fascism during the Second World War - in spite...
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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
Pages: 352
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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Lexington and Concord: The Battle Heard Round the World

GEORGE C DAUGHAN · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning historian reinterprets the battle that launched the American Revolution.George C. Daughan's magnificently detailed account of the Battle of Lexington and Concord challenges the prevailing narrative of the American War of Independence. It was, Daughan argues, based as much...
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Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert

Patricia Cornwell · Amazon Publishing
Pages: 570
Format: Print book

From New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell comes Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert, a comprehensive and intriguing exposé of one of the world's most chilling cases of serial murder - and the police force that failed to solve it.Vain and charismatic Walter Sickert...
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March 1917: On the Brink of War and Revolution

Will Englund · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 387
Format: Hardcover

A riveting history of the month that transformed the world's greatest nations as Russia faced revolution and America entered World War I."We are provincials no longer," declared Woodrow Wilson on March 5, 1917, at his second inauguration. He spoke on the eve of America's entrance...
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Wild Bill: The True Story of the American Frontier's First Gunfighter

Tom Clavin · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The definitive true story of Wild Bill, the first lawman of the Wild West, by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dodge City.In July 1865, "Wild Bill" Hickok shot and killed Davis Tutt in Springfield, MO -- the first quick-draw duel on the frontier. Thus began the reputation...
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Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow

Henry Louis Gates Jr. · Penguin Press
Pages: 320
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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Victory City: A History of New York and New Yorkers during World War II

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 and saboteurs;...
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The Impossible State, Updated Edition: North Korea, Past and Future

Victor Cha · Ecco
Pages: 576
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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The Eternal City: A History of Rome

Ferdinand Addis · Pegasus Books
Pages: 648
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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The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home

Denise Kiernan · Touchstone
Pages: 400
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 residence ever...
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