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Sellout: How Washington Gave Away America's Technological Soul, and One Man's Fight to Bring It Home

Victoria Bruce · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The story of one citizen's fight to preserve a US stake in the future of clean energy and the elements essential to high tech industries and national defense.American technological prowess used to be unrivaled. But because of globalization, and with the blessing of the U.S. government,...
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Finding Fibonacci: The Quest to Rediscover the Forgotten Mathematical Genius Who Changed the World

Keith J Devlin · Princeton University Press
Pages: 242
Format: Hardcover

A compelling firsthand account of Keith Devlin's ten-year quest to tell Fibonacci's storyIn 2000, Keith Devlin set out to research the life and legacy of the medieval mathematician Leonardo of Pisa, popularly known as Fibonacci, whose book Liber abbaci has quite literally affected...
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Jackie Robinson: A Spiritual Biography: The Faith of a Boundary-Breaking Hero

Michael G Long · Westminster John Knox Press
Pages: 212
Format: Paperback

Jackie Robinson believed in a God who sides with the oppressed and who calls us to see one another as sisters and brothers. This faith was a powerful but quiet engine that drove and sustained him as he shattered racial barriers on and beyond the baseball diamond. Jackie Robinson: A Spiritual...
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A Man for All Oceans: Captain Joshua Slocum and the First Solo Voyage Around the World

Stan Grayson · Tilbury House Publishers
Pages: 413
Format: Hardcover

The product of years of research, A Man for All Oceans is the most comprehensive biography of Slocum ever published, and the first written by a small-boat sailor. Author/historian Grayson uncovered previously unknown original source materials to shed new light on one of history's greatest...
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Off the Grid: My Ride from Louisiana to the Panama Canal in an Electric Car

Randy Denmon · W W Norton
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

The rollicking tale of a first-of-its-kind adventure - driving a Tesla through Central America.Only a week after the nation's newspapers were filled with headlines of the first cross-country trip in an electric car, two Louisianans slip quietly across the Rio Grande in south Texas in an attempt...
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Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis

Mark K Shriver · Random House
Pages: 282
Format: Hardcover

A down-to-earth and deeply intimate portrait of Pope Francis and his faith, based on interviews with the men and women who knew him simply as Jorge Mario Bergoglio Early on the evening of March 13, 2013, the newly elected Pope Francis stepped out onto the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica...
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Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas

Laura Sook Duncombe · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

In the first-ever Seven Seas history of the world's female buccaneers, Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas tells the story of women, both real and legendary, who through the ages sailed alongside - and sometimes in command of - their male...
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The Ragged Edge: A US Marine's Account of Leading the Iraqi Army Fifth Battalion

Michael Zacchea · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Deployed to Iraq in March 2004 after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, US Marine Michael Zacchea thought he had landed a plum assignment. His team's mission was to build, train, and lead in combat the first Iraqi Army battalion trained by the US military. Quickly, he realized he was faced...
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Sam Shepard: A Life

John J Winters · Counterpoint
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

With more than 55 plays to his credit, including the 1979 Pulitzer Prize-winning Buried Child, Sam Shepard's impact on American theater ranks with the greatest playwrights of the past half-century. Critics have enthused that he "forged a whole new kind of American play," while...
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Unscripted: The Unpredictable Moments That Make Life Extraordinary

Ernie Johnson · BAKER Book House
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Ernie Johnson Jr. has been in the game a long time. With one of the most recognized voices in sports broadcasting, he is a tireless perfectionist when it comes to preparing and delivering his commentary. Yet he knows that some of sports' greatest triumphs--and life's greatest rewards--come...
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