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Women Warriors: An Unexpected History

Pamela D. Toler · Beacon Press
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover

Who says women don't go to war? From Vikings and African queens to cross-dressing military doctors and WWII Russian fighter pilots, these are the stories of women for whom battle was not a metaphor.

The woman warrior is always cast as an anomaly--Joan of Arc, not GI Jane. But women,...
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Harry & Meghan: An Invitation to the Royal Wedding

ANGELA PEEL · Carlton Books
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

A richly illustrated and detailed account of a thoroughly modern royal romance. Harry & Meghan celebrates the fairy-tale romance between the Prince and the star of television's Suits. Based on firsthand anecdotes, it follows the couple's relationship and shared global stardom,...
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How Do We Look: The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilization

MARY BEARD · Liveright
Pages: 240
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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Timelines: The Events That Shaped History

John Haywood
Format: Hardcover(Illustrate)


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Seduction: A History from the Enlightenment to the Present

Clement Knox · PEGASUS BOOKS
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

These contradictory viewpoints reveal the Western world's prickly relationship with seduction, a topic that has been frightening and fascinating us as far back as we can imagine. How have the cultural mores of heterosexual courtship shifted over the course of history, and how have they...
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Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah's War Against America

Fred Burton · Berkley
Pages: 400
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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Blackbird: A History of the Untouchable Spy Plane

James Hamilton-Paterson · Pegasus Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

The fascinating story of the spy plane SR-71 Blackbird -- the fastest manned aircraft in the history of aviation. The SR-71 Blackbird, the famed "spy" jet, was deliberately designed to be the world's fastest and highest-flying aircraft -- and its success has never been approached...
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The Sea Journal: Seafarers' Sketchbooks

Walsh, Don · CHRONICLE BOOKS


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Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China

Jung Chang · Knopf
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the international best seller, Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China, a brilliantly researched and evocative account of the lives of three other daughters of China: the Soong sisters, whose connections to Sun Yat-sen and Chiang Kai-shek kept them at the very center...
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Afterglow: Reflecting with the Apollo Astronauts on their Missions and Lives

Derek Webber · Curtis Press
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

Twenty-four guys went to the Moon in the late sixties/early seventies. Of them, 12 walked on its surface. Three of them made the journey twice. The author met 20 of the 24 who made the journey, and 11 of the 12 who walked on its surface, and has an archive of transcribed tapes from talks...
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