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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

Five Points: The 19th Century New Yor...

Tyler Anbinder

All but forgotten today, the Five Points neighborhood in Lower Manhattan was once renowned the world over. From Jacob Riis to Abraham Lincoln, Davy Crockett to Charles Dickens, Five Points both horrified and inspired everyone who saw ...

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Published: Sep 2010

Season of the Witch: Enchantment, Ter...

David Talbot

In a kaleidoscopic narrative, New York Times bestselling author David Talbot tells the gripping story of San Francisco in the turbulent years between 1967 and 1982—and of the extraordinary men and women who led to the city's ultimat...

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Published: Mar 2013

Zeitoun

Dave Eggers

When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Abdulrahman Zeitoun chose to stay through the storm to protect his house and contracting business. After the storm, he traveled the flooded streets in a canoe, passing on supplies and helping...

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Published: Jun 2010

1 Dead in Attic: After Katrina

Chris Rose

Dead in Attic is a collection of stories by Times-Picayune columnist Chris Rose, recounting the first harrowing year and a half of life in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Celebrated as a local treasure and heaped with national pr...

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Published: Aug 2007

The Last Castle: The Epic Story of Lo...

Denise Kiernan

A New York Times bestseller with an "engaging narrative and array of detail” (The Wall Street Journal), the “intimate and sweeping” (Raleigh News & Observer) untold, true story behind the Biltmore Estate—the largest, grandest ...

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Published: May 2018

New Hampshire Book of the Dead: Grave...

Roxie Zwicker

New Hampshire's historic graveyards, from Portsmouth to North Conway, have bizarre and eerie stories to offer their visitors. Graveyards often invoke fear and superstition among the living, but the dead who rest within them may have m...

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Published: Oct 2012

Lost Myrtle Beach

Becky Billingsley

Myrtle Beach has long been a favorite vacation spot for families across America, giving parents and children alike a lifetime of memories. The Myrtle Beach Pavilion, considered by many to be the heart of the city since 1908, was demol...

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Published: Jun 2014

The Floor of Heaven: A True Tale of t...

Howard Blum

It is the last decade of the 19th century. The Wild West has been tamed and its fierce, independent and often violent larger-than-life figures – gun-toting wanderers, trappers, prospectors, Indian fighters, cowboys, and lawmen –ar...

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Published: Mar 2012

The Most They Ever Had

Rick Bragg

In the spring of 2001, a community of people in the Appalachian foothills of northern Alabama had come to the edge of all they had ever known. Across the South, padlocks and logging chains bound the doors of silent mills, and it seeme...

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Published: Apr 2011

Sting of the Bee: A Day-By-Day Accoun...

Charles H. Cressey

Wounded Knee, as it was first reported, and, as you've never read it. A sensational contemporary view of the events surrounding the Sioux outbreak of 1890 and 1891 that violently climaxed at Wounded Knee, South Dakota. These articles ...

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Published: Apr 2016

Columbine

Dave Cullen

On April 20, 1999, two boys left an indelible stamp on the American psyche. Their goal was simple: to blow up their school, Oklahoma-City style, and to leave "a lasting impression on the world." Their bombs failed, but the e...

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Published: Mar 2010

Historic Glensheen 1905-1930: Photogr...

Tony Dierckins

Inside these pages you will find 115 photos—most never before seen by the public—of Glensheen, the historic 22-acre Congdon estate along the Lake Superior shore in Duluth, Minnesota. Many were captured in 1909, when the Congdon's ...

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Published: Jun 2015

The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of t...

Kevin Fedarko

From one of Outside magazine's "Literary All-Stars" comes the thrilling true tale of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, during the legendary flood of 1983.I...

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Published: Jul 2014

The Great Taos Bank Robbery and Other...

Tony Hillerman

This classic collection of nonfiction essays about life in New Mexico by the great Tony Hillerman remains a must read for anyone looking to understand the state's unique charm. The engaging pieces in The Great Taos Bank Robbery unveil...

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Published: Apr 2012

Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Tim...

Nelson Johnson

Providing the inspiration and source material for the upcoming HBO series produced by Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese and Emmy Award-winning screenwriter Terence Winter, this riveting and wide-reaching history explores ...

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Published: Sep 2010

Empire of Sin: A Story of Sex, Jazz, ...

Gary Krist

From bestselling author Gary Krist, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans' other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City      Empire ...

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Published: Jun 2015

A Lifetime in Gatlinburg: Martha Cole...

Marie Maddox

Today, Gatlinburg is an idyllic mountain resort. But the Sugarlands Valley in the 1910s couldn't have been more different. Martha Cole Whaley began her life on the outskirts of the city and has witnessed firsthand the joy and struggle...

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Published: Aug 2014

Death of a Texas Ranger: A True Story...

Cynthia Leal Massey

Death of a Texas Ranger is the thrilling, action-packed story of the murder of Texas Ranger John Green by Cesario Menchaca, one of three Rangers of Mexican descent under Green's command. Immediately word spread that the killing may ha...

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Published: Jun 2014

Cowboys, Mountain Men, and Grizzly Be...

Matthew P. Mayo

Cowboys, Mountain Men & Grizzly Bears!The romance of the West is built on an endless armature of shootouts and train robberies, cowboys versus Indians, white hat versus black, and everybody versus the wilderness. From John Colter's ha...

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Published: Jan 2010

Dallas 1963

Bill Minutaglio

Winner of the PEN Center USA Literary Award for Research NonfictionNamed one of the Top 3 JFK Books by Parade Magazine.Named 1 of The 5 Essential Kennedy assassination books ever written by The Daily Beast. Named one of the Top Nonfic...

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Published: Oct 2014

Legends and Lore of the North Shore (...

Peter Muise

For over three hundred years, stories of witches, sea serpents and pirates have amazed and terrified residents of Massachusetts's North Shore. In the summer of 1692, phantom men were spotted in the fields of Gloucester. Farther north,...

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Published: Jul 2014

Travel Adventures: Yellowstone: Volum...

Ben Nussbaum

Yellowstone National Park is filled with many beautiful sights. But, it is also a bizarre and dangerous place! Underground heat melts roads. The ground shakes with earthquakes. Small, bubbling pools are ringed with strange yellow and ...

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Published: Jan 2018

History and Hauntings of the Hallowee...

Roxy Orcutt

History and Hauntings of the Halloween Capital takes a look into why the small village of Anoka, MN, has been declared (by Congress and everything!) to be The Halloween Capital of the World. This fun look at the elements that make up ...

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Published: Sep 2014

Yellow Dirt: An American Story of a P...

Judy Pasternak

Now in paperback, the critically acclaimed Yellow Dirt, "will break your heart. An enormous achievement—literally, a piece of groundbreaking investigative journalism—illustrates exactly what reporting should do: Show us what ...

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Published: Jul 2011

American Uprising: The Untold Story o...

Daniel Rasmussen

"Breathtaking. [Rasmussen's] scholarly detective work reveals a fascinating narrative of slavery and resistance, but it also tells us something about history itself—about how fiction can become fact, and how 'history' is someti...

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Published: Jan 2012

Chicago by Day and Night: The Pleasur...

Bill Savage

Showcasing the first Ferris wheel, dazzling and unprece­dented electrification, and exhibits from around the world, the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 was Chicago's chance to demonstrate that it had risen from the ashes of the ...

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Published: May 2013

The Milwaukee Mafia: Mobsters in the ...

Gavin Schmitt

Milwaukee's Sicilian underworld is something few people speak about in polite company, and even fewer people speak about with any authority. Everyone in Milwaukee has a friend of a friend who knows something, but they only have one pi...

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Published: Sep 2014

Victory City: A History of New York a...

John Strausbaugh

From John Strausbaugh, author of City of Sedition and The Village, comes the definitive history of Gotham during the World War II era. New York City during World War II wasn't just a place of servicemen, politicians, heroes, G.I. Joes...

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Published: Dec 2019

Lies My Teacher Told Me: The True His...

Clyde N. Wilson

In this hard-hitting collection of 4 essays, Dr Wilson cuts straight to the chase: YOU WERE LIED TO! You were lied to about the nature, character, and cause of the American "Civil War," but that is just the start. The entir...

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Published: Jan 2016
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