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Enemy of All Mankind: A True Story of Piracy, Power, and History's First Global Manhunt

Steven Johnson · Riverhead Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Map and How We Got to Now returns with the story of a pirate who changed the world Most confrontations, viewed from the wide angle of history, are minor disputes, sparks that quickly die out. But every now and then, someone strikes a match...
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The House of Yan: A Family at the Heart of a Century in Chinese History

Lan Yan · Harper Paperbacks
Pages: 432
Format: Paperback

Through the sweeping cultural and historical transformations of China, entrepreneur Lan Yan traces her family's history through early 20th Century to present day.The history of the Yan family is inseparable from the history of China over the last century. One of the most influential...
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Race of Aces: WWII's Elite Airmen and the Epic Battle to Become the Masters of the Sky

John R. Bruning · Hachette Books
Pages: 544
Format: Hardcover

"Brings you into the cockpit of the lethal, fast-paced world of fighter pilots...Fascinating." -- Sara Vladic"Extraordinary...A must-read." -- US Navy Captain Dan Pedersen"A heart-pounding narrative of the courage, sacrifice, and tragedy of America's elite fighter...
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Bigamy and Bloodshed: The Scandal of Emma Molloy and the Murder of Sarah Graham

Larry E. Wood · The Kent State University Press
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Emma Molloy -- temperance revivalist, prohibitionist, and accessory to murder In the summer of 1885, ex-convict George Graham bigamously married Cora Lee, foster daughter of nationally known temperance revivalist Emma Molloy, and the three took up residence together on the Molloy farm near...
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A Fool's Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture during the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump

Lonnie G. Bunch III · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Founding Director Lonnie Bunch's deeply personal tale of the triumphs and challenges of bringing the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture to life. His story is by turns inspiring, funny, frustrating, quixotic, bittersweet, and above all, a compelling read.

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The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty

Daron Acemoglu · Penguin Press
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

From the authors of the international bestseller Why Nations Fail, a crucial new big-picture framework that answers the question of how liberty flourishes in some states but falls to authoritarianism or anarchy in others--and explains how it can continue to thrive despite new threats.

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The Water Dancer

Ta-Nehisi Coates · One World
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK * From the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me, a boldly conjured debut novel about a magical gift, a devastating loss, and an underground war for freedom.

"This potent book about America's most disgraceful sin establishes...
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The Song of the Jade Lily: A Novel

Kirsty Manning · William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

Kirsty Manning makes her US debut with this gripping historical novel that tells the little-known story of Jewish refugees who fled to Shanghai during WWII.

"Compelling, passionate, and admirable." - Australian Women's Weekly

1939: Two young girls meet...

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Tutankhamun: The Journey through the Underworld XL

Sandro Vannini · TASCHEN
Pages: 420
Format: Hardcover

The Boy King's Journey through the Underworld Tutankhamun's royal voyage into paradise, as told by ancient Egyptian treasures Buried in the 14th century BCE but unearthed by Howard Carter in 1922, the objects entombed with Tutankhamun are an invaluable window into a long-extinct...
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