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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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The Mismeasure of Man

Stephen Jay Gould · Tantor; Unabridged CD edition
Format: Audio CD

When published in 1981, The Mismeasure of Man was immediately hailed as a masterwork, the ringing answer to those who would classify people, rank them according to their supposed genetic gifts and limits. Yet the idea of of biology as destiny dies hard, as witness the attention devoted...
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FDR

Jean Edward Smith

NATIONAL BESTSELLER - "A model presidential biography... Now, at last, we have a biography that is right for the man" - Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book WorldOne of today's premier biographers has written a modern, comprehensive, indeed ul
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Classified Woman-The Sibel Edmonds Story: A Memoir

Sibel Edmonds

In this startling new memoir, Sibel Edmonds - the most classified woman in U.S. history - takes us on a surreal journey that begins with the secretive FBI and down the dark halls of a feckless Congress to a stonewalling judiciary and finally, to the national security whistleblower
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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

J D Vance · Harper
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, NAMED BY THE TIMES AS ONE OF "6 BOOKS TO HELP UNDERSTAND TRUMP'S WIN" AND SOON TO BE A MAJOR-MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY RON HOWARD "You will not read a more important book about America this year." - The Economist "A riveting book."...
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The Informant: A True Story

Kurt Eichenwald · Broadway; 1 edition
Pages: 624
Format: Hardcover

From an award-winning New York Times investigative reporter comes an outrageous story of greed, corruption, and conspiracy--which left the FBI and Justice Department counting on the cooperation of one man . . .It was one of the FBI's biggest secrets: a senior executive with America's...
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Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 499
Format: Paperback

Major New York Times bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of The Economist's 2011 Books of the Year One of The Wall...
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The Man Who Knew Infinity: A Life of the Genius Ramanujan

Robert Kanigel · Washington Square Pr
Pages: 464
Format: Book

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JEREMY IRONS AND DEV PATEL!In 1913, a young unschooled Indian clerk wrote a letter to G H Hardy, begging the preeminent English mathematician's opinion on several ideas he had about numbers. Realizing the letter was the work of a genius, Hardy...
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Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man's Fight for Justice

Bill Browder · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times bestseller: “[Red Notice] does for investing in Russia and the former Soviet Union what Liar’s Poker did for our understanding of Salomon Brothers, Wall Street, and the mortgage-backed securities business in the 1980s. Browder’s business saga meshes well...
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Seat of Empire: The Embattled Birth of Austin, Texas

Jeffrey Stuart Kerr · Texas Tech University Press
Pages: 294
Format: Hardcover

In 1838 Texas vice president Mirabeau B. Lamar, flush from the excitement of a successful buffalo hunt, gazed from a hilltop toward the paradise at his feet and saw the future. His poetic eye admired the stunning vista before him, with its wavering prairie grasses gradually yielding to clusters...
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