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Shade: A Tale of Two Presidents
Souza, Pete
(Hardcover)

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As Chief Official White House Photographer, Pete Souza spent more time alongside President Barack Obama than almost anyone else. His years photographing the President gave him an intimate behind-the-scenes view of the unique gravity of the Office of the Presidency--and the tremendous responsibili...


How to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States
Immerwahr, Daniel
(Hardcover)

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A pathbreaking history of the United States’ overseas possessions and the true meaning of its empire.We are familiar with maps that outline all fifty states. And we are also familiar with the idea that the United States is an “empire,” exercising power around the world. But what about the actual ...


The Choice: Embrace the Possible
Eger, Edith Eva
(Paperback)

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It’s 1944 and sixteen-year-old ballerina and gymnast Edith Eger is sent to Auschwitz. Separated from her parents on arrival, she endures unimaginable experiences, including being made to dance for the infamous Josef Mengele. When the camp is finally liberated, she is pulled from a pile of bodies,...


The Path Between the Seas
McCullough, David
(Paperback)

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A first-hand look at the drama of the sweeping human undertaking that led to the creation of the Canal. This winner of 3 prestigious literary awards is a must-read for anyone interested in American history, the history of technology, international intrigue, and human drama. NOTE: This is a Scratc...


The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal 1870-1914
McCullough, David
(Paperback)

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A first-hand look at the drama of the sweeping human undertaking that led to the creation of the Canal. This winner of 3 prestigious literary awards is a must-read for anyone interested in American history, the history of technology, international intrigue, and human drama.


The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Love, Loss, and American Royalty in the Nation's Largest Home
Kiernan, Denise
(Paperback)

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The untold, true story behind the Biltmore Estate - the largest, grandest private residence in North America, which has seen more than 120 years of history pass by its front door.The story of Biltmore spans World Wars, the Jazz Age, the Depression, and generations of the famous Vanderbilt family,...


Madame Fourcade's Secret War: The Daring Young Woman Who Led France's Largest Spy Network Against Hitler
Olson, Lynne
(Hardcover)

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In 1941 a thirty-one-year-old Frenchwoman, a young mother born to privilege and known for her beauty and glamour, became the leader of a vast intelligence organization - the only woman to serve as a chef de résistance during the war. Strong-willed, independent, and a lifelong rebel against her co...


Mornings on Horseback: The Story of an Extraordinary Family, a Vanished Way of Life, and the Unique Child Who Became Theodore Roosevelt
McCullough, David
(Softcover)

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A brilliant biography of a young Theodore Roosevelt. Takes you through the story of a remarkable little boy, seriously handicapped by recurrent and almost fatal asthma attacks, and his struggle to manhood.


Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
Millard, Candice
(Paperback)

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Guns, Germs, and Steel
Diamond, Jared
(Hardcover)

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Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson, and the Opening of the American West
Ambrose, Stephen E.
(Softcover)

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In this sweeping adventure story, Stephen E. Ambrose presents the definitive account of one of the most momentous journeys in American history. Ambrose follows the Lewis and Clark Expedition from Thomas Jefferson's hope of finding a waterway to the Pacific, through the heart-stopping moments of ...


Quackery: A Brief History of the Worst Ways to Cure Everything
Kang, Lydia
(Hardcover)

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What won't we try in our quest for perfect health, beauty, and the fountain of youth? Packed with outlandish cures and outright scams, Quackery is a visually rich, humorously macabre, smart, and lively journey into the dark side of medical history. Revisit a time when doctors prescribed morphine ...


It's Your Ship (Revised and Updated Special 10th Anniversary Edition)
Abrashoff, D. Michael
(Hardcover)

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The story of Captain D. Michael Abrashoff and his command of USS Benfold has become legendary inside and outside the Navy. Now Abrashoff offers this fascinating tale of top-down change for anyone trying to navigate today's uncertain business seas. When Captain Abrashoff took over as commander of ...


Accidental Presidents: Eight Men Who Changed America
Cohen, Jared
(Hardcover)

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The strength and prestige of the American presidency has waxed and waned since George Washington. Accidental Presidents looks at eight men who came to the office without being elected to it. It demonstrates how the character of the man in that powerful seat affects the nation and world.Eight men ...


Galaxy Girls: 50 Amazing Stories of Women in Space
Jackson, Libby
(Hardcover)

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Filled with beautiful full-color illustrations, a groundbreaking compendium honoring the amazing true stories of fifty inspirational women who helped fuel some of the greatest achievements in space exploration from the nineteenth century to today - including Hidden Figure’s Mary Jackson and Kathe...


The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington
Meltzer, Brad
(Hardcover)

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Taking place during the most critical period of our nation’s birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington’s character, but also illuminates the origins of America’s counterintelligence movement that led to t...


The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington
Meltzer, Brad
(Hardcover)

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Taking place during the most critical period of our nation’s birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington’s character, but also illuminates the origins of America’s counterintelligence movement that led to t...


A History of the World in 6 Glasses
Standage, Tom
(Paperback)

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Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period. A History of th...


Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Aduacious General
O'Reilly, Bill
(Hardcover)

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Readers around the world have thrilled to Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, and Killing Jesus--riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history. Now from Bill O’Reilly, anchor of The O’Reilly Factor, comes the most epic book of all in this...


Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Aduacious General
O'Reilly, Bill
(Hardcover)

74% off list price of $30.00

Readers around the world have thrilled to Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy, and Killing Jesus--riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history. Now from Bill O’Reilly, anchor of The O’Reilly Factor, comes the most epic book of all in this...


The Right Stuff
Wolfe, Tom
(Paperback)

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From "America’s nerviest journalist" (Newsweek)--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space. "Tom Wolfe at his very best" (The New York Times Book Review)


The Lessons of History
Durant, Will
(Paperback)

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A concise survey of the culture and civilization of mankind, The Lessons of History is the result of a lifetime of research from Pulitzer Prize-winning historians Will and Ariel Durant. With their accessible compendium of philosophy and social progress, the Durants take us on a journey through hi...


First: Sandra Day O'Connor
Thomas, Evan
(Hardcover)

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She was born in 1930 in El Paso and grew up on a cattle ranch in Arizona. At a time when women were expected to be homemakers, she set her sights on Stanford University. When she graduated near the top of her law school class in 1952, no firm would even interview her. But Sandra Day O’Connor’s st...


An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 (Liberation Trilogy, Volume 1)
Atkinson, Rick
(Paperback)

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The liberation of Europe and the destruction of the Third Reich is a story of courage and enduring triumph, of calamity and miscalculation. In this first volume of the Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson shows why no modern reader can understand the ultimate victory of the Allied powers without a g...


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