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The Lost Girls: Love and Literature in Wartime London

D. J. Taylor · Dreamscape Media
Format: Hardcover

The Booker Prize-nominated author of Derby Day delivers a sumptuous cultural history as seen through the lives of four enigmatic women.Who were the Lost Girls? Chic, glamorous, and bohemian, as likely to be found living in a rat-haunted maisonette as dining at the Ritz, Lys Lubbock, Sonia...
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Math Makers: The Lives and Works of 50 Famous Mathematicians

Posamentier, Alfred S. · Prometheus Books
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

Mathematics today is the fruit of centuries of brilliant insights by men and women whose personalities and life experiences were often as extraordinary as their mathematical achievements. This entertaining history of mathematics chronicles those achievements through fifty short biographies...
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Rebel Cinderella: From Rags to Riches to Radical, the Epic Journey of Rose Pastor Stokes

Adam Hochschild · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Rose Pastor arrived in New York City in 1903, a Jewish refugee from Russia who had worked in cigar factories since the age of eleven. Two years later, she captured headlines across the globe when she married James Graham Phelps Stokes, scion of one of the legendary 400 families of New York...
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The Man in the Red Coat

Julian Barnes · Knopf
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Sense of an Ending - a rich, witty, revelatory tour of Belle Époque Paris, via the remarkable life story of the pioneering surgeon, Samuel Pozzi. In the summer of 1885, three Frenchmen arrived in London for a few days' intellectual shopping:...
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Operation Chastise: The RAF's Most Brilliant Attack of World War II

Max Hastings · Harper
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

One of the most lauded historians of our time returns to the Second World War in this magnificent retelling of the awe-inspiring raid on German dams conducted by the Royal Army Force's 617 Squadron.The attack on Nazi Germany's dams on May 17, 1943, was one of the most remarkable...
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Suffrage: Women's Long Battle for the Vote

Ellen Carol DuBois · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Distinguished historian Ellen Carol DuBois begins in the pre-Civil War years with foremothers Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and Sojourner Truth as she explores the links of the woman suffrage movement to the abolition of slavery. After the Civil War, Congress...
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The Cost of Loyalty: Dishonesty, Hubris, and Failure in the U.S. Military

Tim Bakken · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Veneration for the military is a deeply embedded but fatal flaw in America's collective identity. In twenty years at West Point, whistleblower Tim Bakken has come to understand how unquestioned faith isolates the U.S. armed forces from civil society and leads to catastrophe. Pervaded...
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The Force of Nonviolence: The Ethical in the Political

Judith Butler · VERSO
Format: Hardcover

Judith Butler's new book shows how an ethic of nonviolence must be connected to a broader political struggle for social equality. Further, it argues that nonviolence is often misunderstood as a passive practice that emanates from a calm region of the soul, or as an individualist ethical...
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Kingdom of Nauvoo: The Rise and Fall of a Religious Empire on the American Frontier

Benjamin E. Park · Liveright
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

An extraordinary story of faith and violence in nineteenth-century America, based on previously confidential documents from the Mormon Church.Compared to the Puritans, Mormons have rarely gotten their due, often treated as fringe cultists or marginalized polygamists unworthy of serious...
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Lady in waiting : my extraordinary life in the shadow of the crown

Anne Glenconner · Hachette Book Group
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An extraordinary memoir of drama, tragedy, and royal secrets by Lady Anne Glenconner, a close member of the royal circle and lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret.
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