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Outsider Agent

Outsider Agent

Anthony Arismendi moved to the United States from Venezuela as a teenager in the mid-seventies with the dream of becoming a US citizen and an FBI agent—despite the fact that he couldn’t speak a word of English. Transplanted from the dangerous streets of Caracas,...

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The Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad

"The Underground Railroad" chronicles the stories and methods of some 649 slaves who escaped to freedom via the Underground Railroad. Author, William Still included his carefully compiled and detailed documentation about those that he had helped escape into the pages...

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Gallipoli 1915

Gallipoli 1915

Why was the Allied naval assault of 1915 such a failure? Did the Ottoman Turks know about the Allied landings? And did Sir Ian Hamilton, the overall commander of the Allied forces at Gallipoli, really blunder by intervening at Suvla?These questions, and the key issue...

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Boys of Winter

Boys of Winter

“An immensely valuable and substantial addition to 10th Mountain literature and to the history of skiing in the United States.” — International Ski History Association The Boys of Winter tells the true story of three young American ski champions and their brutal,...

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What They Didn’t Burn

What They Didn’t Burn

What if you uncovered a Nazi paper trail that revealed your father to be a man very different from the quiet, introspective dad you knew . . . or thought you knew? Growing up, author Mel Laytner saw his father as a quintessential Type B: passive and conventional. As...

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The Far Side of Paradise

The Far Side of Paradise

The seminal biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Far Side of Paradise was the first ever biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald, widely acclaimed as a sensitive, scholarly appraisal of the writer’s life and work. With this revised edition, updated to include new...

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The Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain

A groundbreaking new account of the Battle of Britain from acclaimed Cambridge historian James Holland The Battle of Britain paints a stirring picture of an extraordinary summer when the fate of the world hung by a thread. Historian James Holland has now written the...

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Soldiers of Reason

Soldiers of Reason

An “entertaining and fast-paced” account of the organization that defines the military-industrial complex—and continues to shape our world today (The New York Times Book Review). The RAND Corporation was born in the wake of World War II as a think tank to generate...

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The Bomber War

The Bomber War

The bomber campaign against Germany is now among the most contentious actions of the Second World War. Did it help bring the Nazis to their knees? Was the RAF wrong to bomb cities? Did the USAAF attack only military targets? Was anything achieved by killing German...

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Master of the Mountain

Master of the Mountain

Is there anything new to say about Thomas Jefferson and slavery? The answer is a resounding yes. Master of the Mountain, Henry Wiencek's eloquent, persuasive book—based on new information coming from archaeological work at Monticello and on hitherto overlooked or...

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Fifty First Dates After Fifty

Fifty First Dates After Fifty

What does a free-spirited, fifty-something professional do when she breaks up with her non-committal Buddhist boyfriend and longs for a life partner? She holds a ‘letting go’ ceremony with the boyfriend, challenges herself to go on 50 dates, takes a few lovers, and...

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Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

A neuroscientist explores the biological bases of schizophrenia and tells the heartbreaking story of his own brother’s battle with the disease. When bright lives are derailed by schizophrenia, bewildered and anxious families struggle to help, and to cope, even as...

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Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald was born at the dawn of the twentieth century, destined for celebrity as one half of the infamous darlings of the Jazz Age literary world. For the first time, Zelda’s story is told from her own perspective rather than through the lens of her...

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Medieval England

Medieval England

If you want to discover the enthralling history of medieval England, then keep reading... Knights, monks, kings, plague, war, Vikings, revolts, and so much more appear in the six hundred or so years known as the medieval period of English history. Our culture has...

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The Rise of Universities

The Rise of Universities

The Rise of Universities is a historical survey on the foundation and progress of high education, whose origins can be traced to medieval times. Exploring the medieval universities, the author divided the book in three parts: "The Earliest Universities," "The Medieval...

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The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

The book that is providing a storm of controversy, from ‘Israel’s bravest historian’ (John Pilger) Renowned Israeli historian, Ilan Pappe's groundbreaking book revisits the formation of the State of Israel. Between 1947 and 1949, over 400 Palestinian villages were...

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What Chinese Want

What Chinese Want

Today, most Americans take for granted that China will be the next global superpower. But despite the nation's growing influence, the average Chinese person is still a mystery - or, at best, a baffling set of seeming contradictions - to Westerners who expect the...

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The Monroe Doctrine

The Monroe Doctrine

A Concise History of the (In)Famous Doctrine that Gave Rise to the American EmpirePresident James Monroe's 1823 message to Congress declaring opposition to European colonization in the Western Hemisphere became the cornerstone of nineteenth-century American...

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Putin Country

Putin Country

Short-listed for the Pushkin House Russian Book Prize From the award-winning author of Naked in Baghdad comes Anne Garrels's revealing look into the lives of ordinary Russians, Putin Country. More than twenty years ago, the NPR correspondent Anne Garrels first visited...

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Rule Britannia

Rule Britannia

The Royal Navy of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was a legendary force: it claimed supremacy in every ocean, policed the empire and helped Britain to establish itself as a global superpower. During this period the Royal Navy was completely transformed,...

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Conquering Climate Change Anxiety

Conquering Climate Change Anxiety

Take control of your fear. This book isn’t going to help you stop worrying about climate change. We should all be worrying. This book will give you the tools to transform all of your negative thoughts, anxiety, and stress into positive actions that prepare you for the...

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The Day Diana Died

The Day Diana Died

Over 3.8 million downloads "When I was born, I was unwanted. When I married Charles, I was unwanted. When I joined the Royal Family, I was unwanted. I want to be wanted." --Diana, Princess of Wales Where were you the day Diana died? Like the assassination of John F....

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The Outrageous Queens

The Outrageous Queens

Outrageous means immoderate, extravagant, extraordinary, violent, furious, grossly cruel, immoral, offensive . . . At least one of these words is descriptive of each of the dozen royal women whose lives are told in this book. All make fascinating psychological studies...

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The Discovery of King Arthur

The Discovery of King Arthur

A classic piece of detective work into the identity of King Arthur’ - Living History “Beside the King stand his Queen, Guinevere, and his enchanter, Merlin. Their home is Camelot, the centre of a mysterious, wonderful Britain. [But] if we explore the scene more deeply...

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We March at Midnight

We March at Midnight

*Longlisted for the Reading the West Book Award in Memoir/Biography *Nominated for the Voice Arts Award for Best Biography Voiceover *A Montana Quarterly Magazine Editor's Pick *An Opelika Observer Pick of Recommended Books What would the war do without me? We March...

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The Brendan Voyage

The Brendan Voyage

It has been described as the greatest epic voyage in modern Irish history. Tim Severin and his companions built a boat using only techniques and materials available in the sixth-century A.D, when St Brendan was supposed to have sailed to America. The vessel comprised...

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Surviving Hiroshima

Surviving Hiroshima

On August 6, 1945, 22-year-old Kaleria Pachikoff was doing pre-breakfast chores when a blinding flash lit the sky over Hiroshima, Japan. A moment later, everything went black as the house collapsed on her and her family. Their world, and everyone else's, changed as...

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Victory 1918

Victory 1918

The First World War changed the world forever but what if it had shaped a much different future? A century after the battles of the First World War ended, their consequences remain imprinted on the political maps of Europe and much of the Middle East. Dive deep into...

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Carrier Glorious

Carrier Glorious

The engrossing but tragic history of the Royal Navy’s worst loss of World War Two. Ideal for readers of Jonathan Dimbleby, Max Hastings and Craig L. Symonds. On 8th June 1940, the British aircraft carrier HMS Glorious and her two destroyer escorts HMS Ardent and...

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Murder in Little Egypt

Murder in Little Egypt

New York Times Bestseller: The “fascinating” true story of John Dale Cavaness, a much-admired Illinois doctor—and the cold-blooded killer of his own son (The Washington Post). Fusing the narrative power of an award-winning novelist and the detailed research of an...

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The Only Way to Fly

The Only Way to Fly

“This is the story of men and machines, a tale that took fifty years to unfold and is still being written.” – Robert J. Serling One year before Lindbergh flew the Atlantic, Western began flying the U.S. mail from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City. Those were the wild and...

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Mummy, Please Don’t Leave

Mummy, Please Don’t Leave

A heartbreaking true story of a broken family and the foster carer who wants to keep them together…The Watsons are no strangers to sibling placements but when Casey takes the call from her supervising social worker one frosty January morning, she can instantly...

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A History of Weapons

A History of Weapons

“[A] menacingly illustrated book . . . nerdily gushes over the design and use of 130+ historical instruments of combat.” —Thrillist One day a prehistoric guy picked up a rock and threw it at something. And the history of weapons began. Comedy writer and weapon nerd...

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Every Man Will Do His Duty

Every Man Will Do His Duty

Napoleonic-era accounts of life aboard Royal Navy warships: “Readers of Patrick O’Brian and C. S. Forester will enjoy this collection” (Library Journal). At the dawn of the nineteenth century, the British Navy was the mightiest instrument of war the world had ever...

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No Fear

No Fear

The true story of deadly life after the SAS. In No Fear, soldier Nigel Ely takes us from his high octane life in the Paras and SAS to Civvy Street where the name of the game is to think fast and shoot even faster. The real revelation for Ely came when he set up in the...

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