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The Lost Airman: A True Story of Escape from Nazi Occupied France

Seth Meyerowitz · Berkley Caliber
Pages: 299
Format: Print book

For fans of Unbroken, the remarkable, untold story of World War II American Air Force turret-gunner Staff Sergeant Arthur Meyerowitz, who was shot down over Nazi-occupied France and evaded Gestapo pursuers for more than six months before escaping to freedom.

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ANONYMOUS. · Scribner
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

A stirringly evocative, thought-provoking, and often jaw-dropping account, The Operator ranges across SEAL Team Operator Robert O'Neill's awe-inspiring four-hundred-mission career, which included his involvement in attempts to rescue "Lone Survivor" Marcus Luttrell and abducted-by-Somali-pirates...
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Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year

Michael Farquhar · National Geographic
Format: Hardcover

National Geographic and author Michael Farquhar uncover an instance of bad luck, epic misfortune, and unadulterated mayhem tied to every day of the year. From Caligula's blood-soaked end to hotelier Steve Wynn's unfortunate run-in with a priceless Picasso, these 365 tales of misery...
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The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible

Robert J. Hutchinson · Regnery Publishing
Format: Paperback

In the beginning, the Bible triggered a revolution in human thought and later established Western civilization's moral and philosophical foundation. Many people though--from authors to pundits--mock it for their own purposes and political agendas. However, the Bible remains the bestselling...
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One Day in May: 24 Hours in the Life of Indiana

Gary Dunham · Indiana University Press
Pages: 142
Format: Print book

On May 20, 2016, armed with only their cameras, Hoosiers set out to capture the nature of their state and its people -- from farmyards to city streets, state parks to suburbs, the familiar to the surprising -- and in the process document a rich and diverse culture in the everyday. In these...
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Napoleon: A Life

Andrew Roberts · Viking
Pages: 926
Format: Book

The definitive biography of the great soldier-statesman by the New York Times bestselling author of The Storm of War - winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Biography and the Grand Prix of the Fondation Napoleon

Austerlitz, Borodino,...

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Betrayal at Little Gibraltar: A German Fortress, a Treacherous American General, and the Battle to End World War I

William T Walker Jr · Scribner
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

The work of a lifetime: A vivid, thrilling, and impeccably researched account of America's bloodiest battle ever - World War I's Meuse-Argonne Offensive - and the 100-year-old cover-up at its heart.The year is 1918. German engineers have fortified Montfaucon, a rocky butte in northern...
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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

David Grann · Doubleday
Pages: 338
Format: Hardcover

From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history

In the 1920s, the richest people per capita...
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Give Me Liberty: Speakers and Speeches that Have Shaped America

Christopher L. Webber · Pegasus Books
Pages: 419
Format: Print book

Sure to become a classic of American oratorical history, ?Give Me Liberty reveals the enduring power of America's quest for a freer and more just society, and the context of the speeches and speakers -- from Daniel Webster and Patrick Henry to Martin Luther King and Ronald Reagan -- that...

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Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck

Adam Cohen · Penguin Press
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

One of America's great miscarriages of justice, the Supreme Court's infamous 1927 Buck v. Bell ruling made government sterilization of "undesirable" citizens the law of the land

New York Times bestselling author Adam Cohen tells the story...
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The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State

Lisa McGirr · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking history of Prohibition and a new creation story for the powerful American state.Prohibition has long been portrayed as a "noble experiment" that failed, a newsreel story of glamorous gangsters, flappers, and speakeasies. Now at last Lisa McGirr dismantles this...
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Pacific : silicon chips and surfboards, coral reefs and atom bombs, brutal dictators, fading empires, and the coming collision of the world's superpowers

Simon Winchester · Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
Pages: 492
Format: Print book

The New York Times best-selling author of The Men Who United the States traces the geological history of the Pacific Ocean to assess its relationship with humans and indelible role in the modern world.

A colorful and provocative exploration of the modern Pacific Ocean--what it has been,...

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