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Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine
Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine

Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz · Gotham Books
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country's most famous museum of medical oddities Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools...
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The Story of Christianity: A Chronicle of Christian Civilization From Ancient Rome to Today
The Story of Christianity: A Chronicle of Christian Civilization From Ancient Rome to Today

Jean-Pierre Isbouts · National Geographic
Format: Hardcover

Sumptuously illustrated with hundreds of gorgeous photographs, artifacts, and maps, The Story of Christianity focuses on the rich social and cultural history of Christianity through the ages, from its roots in Palestine to its triumph as a global movement, told through a series of dramatic...
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The Mistresses of Cliveden: Three Centuries of Scandal, Power, and Intrigue in an English Stately Home
The Mistresses of Cliveden: Three Centuries of Scandal, Power, and Intrigue in an English Stately Home

Natalie Livingstone · Ballantine Books
Pages: 512
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 the Cliveden...
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A Man Most Driven: Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and the Founding of America
A Man Most Driven: Captain John Smith, Pocahontas and the Founding of America

Peter Firstbrook · Oneworld Publications
Format: Print book

Everyone knows the story of Pocahontas, and how she saved John Smith. And were it not for Smith’s leadership, the Jamestown colony would surely have failed. Yet Smith was a far more ambitious explorer and soldier of fortune than these tales suggest — and a far more ambitious...
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A Brief Stop On the Road From Auschwitz
A Brief Stop On the Road From Auschwitz

Goran Rosenberg · Other Press (NY)
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

This shattering memoir by a journalist about his father's attempt to survive the aftermath of Auschwitz in a small industrial town in Sweden won the prestigious August PrizeOn August 2, 1947 a young man gets off a train in a small Swedish town to begin his life anew. Having endured...
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My Father and Atticus Finch
My Father and Atticus Finch

Joseph Madison Beck · Center Point Pub
Pages: 500
Format: Large Print Library Binding

"A memoir about the author's father, whose courageous defense in a 1938 Alabama trial of a black man accused of raping a white woman calls to mind To Kill a Mockingbird"--
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North Korea: State of Paranoia: A Modern History
North Korea: State of Paranoia: A Modern History

Paul French · Zed Books
Format: Book

North Korea  is a country  that continues  to make headlines—arousing curiosity and fear in equal measure.  The world’s most secretive nuclear power, it is a nation that still has Gulag-style prison camps, no internet, and bans its people from talking to foreigners...
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Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings
Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings

Craig L. Symonds · Oxford University Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Seventy years ago, more than six thousand Allied ships carried more than a million soldiers across the English Channel to a fifty-mile-wide strip of the Normandy coast in German-occupied France. It was the greatest sea-borne assault in human history. The code names given to the beaches...
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Germans in Louisville:
Germans in Louisville:

C Robert Ullirich · History Press, 2015.
Pages: 223
Format: Print book

The first German immigrants arrived in Louisville nearly two hundred years ago. By 1850, they represented nearly 20 percent of the population, and they influenced every aspect of daily life, from politics to fine art. In 1861, Moses Levy opened the famed Levy Brothers department store....
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Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime
Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA and More Tell Us About Crime

Val McDermid · Grove Press
Format: Hardcover

Val McDermid is one of the finest crime writers we have, whose novels have captivated millions of readers worldwide with their riveting narratives of characters who solve complex crimes and confront unimaginable evil. In the course of researching her bestselling novels McDermid has become...
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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Yuval Noah Harari · Harpercollins
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

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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Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio
Nemesis: One Man and the Battle for Rio

Misha Glenny · Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From the author of McMafia and DarkMarket, an unflinching investigation into the tumultuous social, political, and economic landscape of modern-day Brazil.His name was Antonio, but they would call him Nem. From the infamous favela of Rocinha in Rio, he was a hardworking young father forced...
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My Salinger Year
My Salinger Year

Joanna Rakoff · Vintage
Format: Paperback

Keenly observed and irresistibly funny, My Salinger Year is a memoir about literary New York in the late nineties, a pre-digital world on the cusp of vanishing.After leaving graduate school to pursue her dream of becoming a poet, Joanna Rakoff takes a job as assistant to the storied literary...
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The Invention of Russia: From Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War
The Invention of Russia: From Gorbachev's Freedom to Putin's War

Arkady Ostrovsky · Viking
Pages: 374
Format: Print book

WINNER OF THE 2016 ORWELL PRIZE FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR "Fast-paced and excellently written ... much needed, dispassionate and eminently readable." - New York Times "Filled with sparkling prose and deep analysis." -The Wall Street Journal How did a country...
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The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future
The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future

Gretchen Anna Bakke · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The grid is an accident of history and of culture, in no way intrinsic to how we produce, deliver and consume electrical power. Yet this is the system the United States ended up with, a jerry-built structure now so rickety and near collapse that a strong wind or a hot day can bring it to a grinding...
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