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The Castle at War in Medieval England and Wales

Dan Spencer - Amberley Publishing
Format: Hardcover

This ground-breaking book traces the story of castles at war in England and Wales from their introduction by the Normans in the eleventh century until the end of the reign of Henry VIII in the sixteenth century. The central role that these fortresses played in medieval warfare is explored...
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Conan Doyle for the Defense: The True Story of a Sensational British Murder, a Quest for Justice, and the World's Most Famous Detective Writer

MARGALIT FOX - Random House
Format: Hardcover

In this heady true-crime procedural, the creator of Sherlock Holmes uses his unparalleled detective skills to exonerate a German Jew wrongly convicted of murder, and sound a victory for reason over reflexive prejudice.In 1908, a wealthy woman was brutally murdered in her Glasgow apartment....
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The Ghost Ships of Archangel: The Arctic Voyage That Defied the Nazis

William Geroux - Viking
Format: Hardcover

An extraordinary story of survival and alliance during World War II: the icy journey of four Allied ships crossing the Arctic to deliver much needed supplies to the Soviet war effort.On the fourth of July, 1942, four Allied ships traversing the Arctic separated from their decimated convoy...
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Outposts on the Frontier: A Fifty-Year History of Space Stations

Jay Chladek - University of Nebraska Press
Format: Hardcover

The International Space Station (ISS) is the largest man-made structure to orbit Earth and has been conducting research for close to a decade and a half. Yet it is only the latest in a long line of space stations and laboratories that have flown in orbit since the early 1970s. The histories...
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Madam C.J. Walker: The Making of an American Icon

Erica L. Ball - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Hardcover

Madam C. J. Walker - reputed to be America's first self-made woman millionaire - has long been celebrated for her rags-to-riches story. Born to former slaves in the Louisiana Delta in the aftermath of the Civil War, married at fourteen, and widowed at twenty, Walker spent the first...
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Nomads: The Wanderers Who Shaped Our World

ANTHONY SATTIN - John Murray
Format: Kindle Edition

Moving across millennia, Nomads explores the transformative and often bloody relationship between settled and mobile societies. Often overlooked in history, the story of the umbilical connections between these two very different ways of living presents a radical new view of human civilisation....
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Never in Finer Company: The Men of the Great War's Lost Battalion

EDWARD G LENGEL - Da Capo Press
Format: Hardcover

The most heroic and incredible story in American military history--World War I's "Lost Battalion" and the men who survived the ordeal, triumphed in battle, and fought the demons that lingeredThe most dramatic week in American military history took place just weeks before the First...
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The Forgotten Mines and Coal Towns of Thoms Run

Gene Czambel - Lulu.com
Format: Paperback

This book documents the history of the coal mines and coal towns of Thoms Run hollow. Read about the development of coal towns Beechmont, Hickman, Federal, Burdine, and Presto, PA. Get a sense of where the mines and towns were located, and about life in the coal patches. Understand the tough...
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Power Failure: The Rise and Fall of an American Icon

WILLIAM D COHAN - Portfolio
Format: Hardcover

The dramatic rise - and unimaginable fall - of America's most iconic corporation by New York Times bestselling author and pre-eminent financial journalist William D. CohanNo company embodied American ingenuity, innovation, and industrial power more spectacularly and more consistently...
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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Yuval Noah Harari - Harper
Format: Hardcover

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.Over the past century...
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