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Birnbaum's 2015 Walt Disney World: The Official Guide

Birnbaum Guides · Disney Editions
Format: Book

Birnbaum's Walt Disney World has been re-imagined! It boasts a bold new look and variety of added features, including a complete restaurant roundup with expanded details on all the dining options in Disney World, as well as a new chapter dedicated to Disney Cruise Line. We'll guide...
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In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette

Hampton Sides · Random House Inc
Pages: 454
Format: Hardcover

New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded AgeIn the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress...
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Black Hearts: One Platoon's Descent into Madness in Iraq's Triangle of Death

Jim Frederick · Crown; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

This is the story of a small group of soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division's fabled 502nd Infantry Regiment - a unit known as "the Black Heart Brigade." Deployed in late 2005 to Iraq's so-called Triangle of Death, a veritable meat grinder just south of Baghdad, the Black...
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Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America

Donald L. Miller · Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

While F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, Manhattan was transformed by jazz, night clubs, radio, skyscrapers, movies, and the ferocious energy of the 1920s, as this illuminating cultural history brilliantly demonstrates. In four words—the capital of everything—Duke Ellington captured Manhattan...
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Presidents and Their Generals: An American History of Command in War

Matthew Moten · Belknap Press
Format: Hardcover

Since 1945, as the U.S. has engaged in near-constant "wars of choice" with limited congressional oversight, the executive and armed services have shared primary responsibility for often ill-defined objectives, strategies, and benefits. Matthew Moten shows the significance of negotiations...
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The Not-Quite States of America: Dispatches from the Territories and Other Far-Flung Outposts of the USA

Doug Mack · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

An eye-opening journey to the most overlooked parts of America.Everyone knows that America is 50 states and ... some other stuff. Scattered shards in the Pacific and the Caribbean, the not-quite states -- American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin...
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Level Zero Heroes: The Story of U.S. Marine Special Operations in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan

Michael Golembesky · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Best seller!In Level Zero Heroes, Michael Golembesky follows the members of U.S. Marine Special Operations Team 8222 on their assignment to the remote and isolated Taliban stronghold known as Bala Murghab as they conduct special operations in an effort to break the Taliban's...
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Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race

Margot Lee Shetterly · William Morrow
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times bestsellerThe phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA at the leading edge of the feminist and civil rights movement, whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space - a powerful, revelatory contribution that...
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Ministers at War: Winston Churchill and His War Cabinet

Jonathan Schneer · Basic Books
Format: Kindle Edition

In May 1940, with France on the verge of defeat, Britain alone stood in the path of the Nazi military juggernaut. Survival seemed to hinge on the leadership of Winston Churchill, whom the King reluctantly appointed Prime Minister as Germany invaded France. Churchills reputation as one of the great...
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Black Diamonds: The Downfall of an Aristocratic Dynasty and the Fifty Years That Changed England

Catherine Bailey · Penguin Books
Format: Book

From the New York Times–bestselling author of The Secret Rooms, the extraordinary true story of the downfall of one of England’s wealthiest familiesFans of Downton Abbey now have a go-to resource for fascinating, real-life stories of the spectacular lives led by England’s...
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Guerrilla Warfare in Civil War Kentucky

Gerald W Fischer · Acclaim Press
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Usually when people think about guerrilla activity during the Civil War, the border conflicts between Kansas and Missouri come to mind, enhanced by tales of Quantrill's Raiders and Bloody Bill Anderson preying upon innocent townsfolk and civilians. However, guerrilla forces roamed throughout...
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Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion

Harold Holzer · Simon & Schuster; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From his earliest days, Lincoln spoke to the public directly through the press. When war broke out and the nation was tearing itself apart, Lincoln authorized the most widespread censorship in the nation's history, closing down papers that were "disloyal" and even jailing...
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Berlin Now: The City After the Wall

Peter Schneider · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A smartly guided romp, entertaining and enlightening, through Europe's most charismatic and enigmatic cityIt isn't Europe's most beautiful city, or its oldest. Its architecture is not more impressive than that of Rome or Paris; its museums do not hold more treasures than those...
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The Girl in the Green Sweater: A Life in Holocaust's Shadow

Krystyna Chiger · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
Format: Book

In 1943, with Lvov's 150,000 Jews having been exiled, killed, or forced into ghettos and facing extermination, a group of Polish Jews daringly sought refuge in the city's sewer system. The last surviving member this group, Krystyna Chiger, shares one of the most intimate, harrowing...
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