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The Lost City of the Monkey God: A Tr...

Douglas Preston

The #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller! 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...

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Published: Sep 2017

The Wordy Shipmates

Sarah Vowell

From the 'New York Times'-bestselling author of 'Assassination Vacation' and 'The Partly Cloudy Patriot' comes an examination of the Puritans, their covenant communities, deep-rooted idealism, political and cultural relevance, and the...

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Published: Oct 2009

Hidden Figures: The American Dream an...

Margot Lee Shetterly

The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janell...

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Published: Dec 2016

Boom!: Voices of the Sixties Personal...

Tom Brokaw

In Boom!, Tom Brokaw, one of America's premier journalists and the acclaimed author of The Greatest Generation, gives us an epic portrait of another defining era in America: the tumultuous Sixties. The voices and stories of both famou...

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Published: Nov 2008

The World Is Flat: A Brief History of...

Thomas L. Friedman

"One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr. Friedman certainly succeeds in that goal," the Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz wrote in The New York Times reviewing The World Is Flat in 2005...

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Published: Jul 2007

Defiance: The Bielski Partisans

Nechama Tec

The prevailing image of European Jews during the Holocaust years is one of helpless victims under a death sentence, unable to fight consignment to the ghettos, to the camps, and to the gas chambers. In fact, many Jews struggled alone ...

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Published: Dec 2008

In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and ...

Hampton Sides

New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded AgeIn the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe:...

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Published: May 2015

The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the R...

Lawrence Wright

A sweeping narrative history of the events leading to 9/11, a groundbreaking look at the people and ideas, the terrorist plans and the Western intelligence failures that culminated in the assault on America. Lawrence Wright's remarkab...

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Published: Sep 2007

Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, ...

Katherine Boo

In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift...

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Published: Feb 2013

Michael Dwyer; or, the Insurgent Capt...

John Thomas Campion

As the 1798 Rebellion in Ireland began to peter out and the insurgent cause was clearly lost, Michael Dwyer and a band of loyal followers took to the Wicklow Mountains from where they continued to conduct a campaign of resistance and ...

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Published: Jun 2015

The Graves Are Walking: The Great Fam...

John Kelly

A magisterial account of the worst disasters to strike humankind—the Great Irish Potato Famine—conveyed as lyrical narrative history from the acclaimed author of The Great MortalityIn this masterful, comprehensive account of the I...

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Published: Jul 2013

Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassi...

Bill O'Reilly

bLOCKBUSTER BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND ANCHOR OF The O'Reilly Factor recounts one of the most dramatic stories in American history―how one gunshot changed the country forever. In the spring of 1865, the bloody saga of America's Civil W...

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Published: Aug 2016

Brave Companions

David McCullough

The bestselling author of Truman and John Adams, David McCullough has written profiles of exceptional men and women past and present who have not only shaped the course of history or changed how we see the world but whose stories expr...

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Published: Jul 2005

Inside Delta Force: The Story of Amer...

Eric L. Haney

Now the inspiration for the CBS Television drama, "The Unit."Delta Force. They are the U.S. Army's most elite top-secret strike force. They dominate the modern battlefield, but you won't hear about their heroics on CNN. No h...

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Published: Aug 2005

The Eyes of Willie McGee: A Tragedy o...

Alex Heard

A gripping saga of race and retribution in the Deep South and a story whose haunting details echo the themes of To Kill a Mockingbird In 1945, Willie McGee, a young African-American man from Laurel, Mississippi, was sentenced to deat...

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Published: May 2011

The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly ...

David Grann

After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, acclaimed 'New Yorker' writer Grann sets out to solve 'the greatest exploration mystery of the 20th century: what happened to the British explorer Percy Fawcett and his quest for the Los...

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Published: Jan 2010

Imperial Life in the Emerald City: In...

Rajiv Chandrasekaran

An unprecedented account of life in Baghdad's Green Zone, a walled-off enclave of towering plants, posh villas, and sparkling swimming pools that was the headquarters for the American occupation of Iraq. The Washington Post's forme...

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Published: Sep 2007

Generation Kill

Evan Wright

A narrative on the lives of twenty-three First Recon Marines who led the blitzkrieg on Iraq describes their training, their dangerous entry into suspected ambush points, and the physical and psychological challenges they faced in skir...

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Published: Apr 2005

The Greatest Generation

Tom Brokaw

"They came of age during the Great Depression and the Second World War and went on to build modern America -- men and women whose everyday lives of duty, honor, achievement, and courage gave us the world we have today."In th...

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Published: Oct 2005

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the L...

Erik Larson

#1 New York Times BestsellerFrom the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the LusitaniaOn May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly a...

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Published: Mar 2016

White Trash: The 400-Year Untold Hist...

Nancy Isenberg

The New York Times Besteller, with a new preface from the author"This estimable book rides into the summer doldrums like rural electrification. . . . It deals in the truths that matter."—Dwight Garner, The New York Times&q...

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Published: Apr 2017

The Brethren: Inside the Supreme Cour...

Bob Woodward

The Brethren is the first detailed behind-the-scenes account of the Supreme Court in action. Bob Woodward and Scott Armstrong have pierced its secrecy to give us an unprecedented view of the Chief and Associate Justices -- maneuvering...

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Published: Jul 2005

Bring the War Home: The White Power M...

Kathleen Belew

A Guardian Best Book of the YearA PopMatters Best Book of the Year"A gripping study of white power… Explosive."―New York Times"Helps explain how we got to today's alt-right."―Terry Gross, Fresh AirThe white p...

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Published: Jun 2019

A Treasury of Royal Scandals: The Sho...

Michael Farquhar

From Nero's nagging mother (whom he found especially annoying after taking her as his lover) to Catherine's stable of studs (not of the equine variety), here is a wickedly delightful look at the most scandalous royal doings you never ...

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Published: May 2001

War of the Roses

Alison Weir

Lancaster and York. For much of the fifteenth century these two families were locked in battle for control of the British monarchy. Kings were murdered and deposed. Armies marched on London. Old noble names were ruined while rising dy...

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Published: Jun 1996

King, Kaiser, Tsar: Three Royal Cousi...

Catrine Clay

The extraordinary family story of George V, Wilhelm II, and Nicholas II: they were tied to one another by history, and history would ultimately tear them apart.Drawing widely on previously unpublished royal letters and diaries, made p...

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Published: Jun 2008

Agent Zigzag: A True Story of Nazi Es...

Ben Macintyre

Eddie Chapman was a charming criminal, a con man, and a philanderer. He was also one of the most remarkable double agents Britain has ever produced. Inside the traitor was a man of loyalty; inside the villain was a hero. The problem f...

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Published: Aug 2008

Brutal Journey: Cabeza de Vaca and th...

Paul Schneider

A gripping survival epic, Brutal Journey tells the story of an army of would-be conquerors, bound for glory, who landed in Florida in 1528. But only four of the four hundred would survive: eight years and some five thousand miles late...

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Published: May 2007

Citizen Soldiers: The U. S. Army from...

Stephen E. Ambrose

In this riveting account, historian Stephen Ambrose continues where he left off in his #1 bestseller D-Day. Ambrose again follows the individual characters of this noble, brutal, and tragic war, from the high command down to the ordin...

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Published: Jan 1998

Behind the Palace Doors: Five Centuri...

Michael Farquhar

Spanning 500 years of British history, a revealing look at the secret lives of some great (and not-so-great) Britons, courtesy of one of the world's most engaging royal historians  Beleaguered by scandal, betrayed by faithless spouse...

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Published: Mar 2011
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