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The Heart of Everything That Is: The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend

Bob Drury · Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAn astonishing untold story of the American West The great Sioux warrior-statesman Red Cloud was the only American Indian in history to defeat the United States Army in a war, forcing the government to sue for peace on his terms. At the peak of Red Cloud's powers...
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The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge

David McCullough · Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition
Format: Paperback

The dramatic and enthralling story of the building of the Brooklyn Bridge, the world’s longest suspension bridge at the time, a tale of greed, corruption, and obstruction but also of optimism, heroism, and determination, told by master historian David McCullough.This monumental book...
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Formosan Odyssey: Taiwan, Past and Present

John Grant Ross
Format: Print book

Until the early twentieth century, Taiwan was one of the wildest places in Asia. Its coastline was known as a mariners' graveyard, the mountainous interior was the domain of headhunting tribes, while the lowlands were a frontier area where banditry, feuding, and revolts were a
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Moscow Nights: The Van Cliburn Story-How One Man and His Piano Transformed the Cold War

Nigel Cliff · Harper
Pages: 452
Format: Print book

Gripping narrative nonfiction that tells the dramatic story of a remarkable young Texan pianist, Van Cliburn, who played his way through the wall of fear built by the Cold War, won the hearts of the American and Russian people, and eased tensions between two superpowers on the brink of nuclear...
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Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher

Richard P Feynman · Basic Books
Pages: 146
Format: Paperback

The six easiest chapters from Feynman's landmark work, Lectures on Physics-- specifically designed for the general, non-scientist reader.
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The Hot House: Life Inside Leavenworth Prison

Pete Earley

A stunning account of life behind bars at the federal penitentiary in Leavenworth, Kansas, where the nation's hardest criminals do hard time. "A page-turner, as compelling and evocative as the finest novel. The best book on prison I've ever read.&qu
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Forty Autumns: A Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall

Nina Willner · William Morrow
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

In this illuminating and deeply moving memoir, a former American military intelligence officer goes beyond traditional Cold War espionage tales to tell the true story of her family - of five women separated by the Iron Curtain for more than forty years, and their miraculous reunion after...
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