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The Sensational Past: How the Enlightenment Changed the Way We Use Our Senses

Carolyn Purnell · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch -- as they were celebrated during the Enlightenment and as they are perceived today.Blindfolding children from birth? Playing a piano made of live cats? Using tobacco to cure drowning? Wearing "flea"-colored clothes? These actions may seem...
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The Odyssey of Echo Company: The Tet Offensive and the Epic Battle of Echo Company to Survive the Vietnam War

Doug Stanton · Scribner
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

A powerful work of literary military history from the New York Times bestselling author of In Harm's Way and Horse Soldiers - the harrowing and redemptive account of an American army platoon fighting for survival during the Vietnam War.On a single night, January 31, 1968, some 100,000...
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MacArthur's Spies: The Soldier, the Singer, and the Spymaster Who Defied the Japanese in World War II

PETER EISNER · VIKING
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

"MacArthur's Spies reads like Casablanca set in the Pacific, filled with brave and daring characters caught up in the intrigue of war - and the best part is that it's all true!" - Tom Maier, author of Masters of SexA thrilling story of espionage, daring and deception...
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The Allies Strike Back, 1941-1943: The War in the West, Volume Two

James Holland · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 720
Format: Print book

James Holland's The Rise of Germany, the first volume in his War in the West trilogy, was widely praised for Holland's impeccable research and narrative skills. With a wealth of characters from across the western theatre of World War II, Holland told a captivating story while calling...
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Walking San Francisco's 49 Mile Scenic Drive: Explore the Famous Sites, Neighborhoods, and Vistas in 17 Enchanting Walks

Kristine Poggioli · Craven Street Books
Pages: 271
Format: Print book

Walking San Francisco's 49 Mile Scenic Drive shows how walking -- rather than driving -- San Francisco's famous scenic route gives you an active, fun way to enjoy and fall in love with the most beautiful city in the world. Get to know the City by the Bay as you never have before...
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March 1917: On the Brink of War and Revolution

Will Englund · W W Norton
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

A riveting history of the month that transformed the world's greatest nations as Russia faced revolution and America entered World War I. "We are provincials no longer," said Woodrow Wilson on March 5, 1917, at his second inaugural. He spoke on the eve of America's entrance...
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The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

Douglas J Preston · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle.Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran...
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Four Princes: Henry VIII, Francis I, Charles V, Suleiman the Magnificent and the Obsessions that Forged Modern Europe

JOHN JULIUS NORWICH · ATLANTIC MONTHLY
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

John Julius Norwich -- who the Wall Street Journal called "the very model of a popular historian" -- has crafted a big, bold tapestry of the early sixteenth century, when Europe and the Middle East were overshadowed by a quartet of legendary rulers, all born within a ten-year...
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Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town

Brian Alexander · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

In 1947, Forbes magazine declared Lancaster, Ohio the epitome of the all-American town. Today it is damaged, discouraged, and fighting for its future. In Glass House, journalist Brian Alexander uses the story of one town to show how seeds sown 35 years ago have sprouted to give us Trumpism,...
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Shackleton's Heroes: The Epic Story of the Men Who Kept the Endurance Expedition Alive

Wilson McOrist · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 362
Format: Print book

The Unbelievable Story of Six Men Who Trekked Across the Great Ice Barrier in Support of Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic ExpeditionOne hundred years ago, Sir Ernest Shackleton embarked on the legendary 1914-1917 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition, defying the odds and accomplishing one of history's...
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