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The Ship of Dreams: The Sinking of the Titanic and the End of the Edwardian Era

Gareth Russell · Atria Books
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

In this original and meticulously researched narrative history, the author of the "stunning" (The Sunday Times) Young and Damned and Fair uses the sinking of the Titanic as a prism through which to examine the end of the Edwardian era and the seismic shift...
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The White Darkness

DAVID GRANN · Doubleday
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

By the New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic, lavishly illustrated with color photographs

Henry Worsley was a devoted husband and father and a decorated British special forces...
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The Deep History of Ourselves: The Four-Billion-Year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains

Joseph LeDoux · Viking
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A leading neuroscientist offers a history of the evolution of the brain from unicellular organisms to the complexity of animals and human beings today

Renowned neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux digs into the natural history of life on earth to provide a new perspective on the similarities...
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Defying Hitler: The Germans Who Resisted Nazi Rule

Gordon Thomas · Dutton Caliber
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

An enthralling work of popular history that vividly resurrects the web of everyday Germans who resisted Nazi rule

Nazi Germany is remembered as a nation of willing fanatics. But beneath the surface, countless ordinary, everyday Germans actively resisted Hitler. Some passed industrial...
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The Scientific Attitude: Defending Science from Denial, Fraud, and Pseudoscience

Lee McIntyre · The MIT Press
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

An argument that what makes science distinctive is its emphasis on evidence and scientists' willingness to change theories on the basis of new evidence.Attacks on science have become commonplace. Claims that climate change isn't settled science, that evolution is "only a theory,"...
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Hype: A Doctor's Guide to Medical Myths, Exaggerated Claims, and Bad Advice - How to Tell What's Real and What's Not

NINA SHAPIRO · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An engaging and informative look at the real science behind our most common beliefs and assumptions in the health sphere

There is a lot of misinformation thrown around these days, especially online. Headlines tell us to do this, not that---all in the name of living longer, better,...

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Matter of honor

Anthony Summers · Harpercollins
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

On the seventy-fifth anniversary, the authors of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Eleventh Day unravel the mysteries of Pearl Harbor to expose the scapegoating of the admiral who was in command the day 2,000 Americans died, report on the continuing struggle to restore his lost honor - and clear...

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Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse

Eric Jay Dolin · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

In a work rich in maritime lore and brimming with original historical detail, Eric Jay Dolin, the best-selling author of Leviathan, presents an epic history of American lighthouses, telling the story of America through the prism of its beloved coastal sentinels.

Set against the backdrop...

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Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy, and the Rise of Jim Crow

Henry Louis Gates Jr. · Penguin Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A profound new rendering of the struggle by African-Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counter-revolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring racist stain on the American mind.

The abolition...
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The Cartiers: The Untold Story of the Family Behind the Jewelry Empire

Francesca Cartier Brickell · Ballantine Books
Pages: 688
Format: Hardcover

The captivating story of the family behind Cartier, and the three brothers who turned their grandfather's humble Parisian jewelry store into a global luxury icon--as told by a great-granddaughter with exclusive access to long-lost family archives.

The Cartiers is the revealing...
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Valley Forge

BOB DRURY · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

The #1 New York Times bestselling authors of The Heart of Everything That Is and Lucky 666 return with an unforgettable and perhaps the most underappreciated chapter in American history - the inspiring, page-turning account of Valley Forge, the Continental Army winter...
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It Takes a School: The Extraordinary Story of an American School in the World's #1 Failed State

Jonathan Starr · Henry Holt & Co.
Pages: 250
Format: Print book

A story of David and Goliath proportions, how an American hedge fund manager created a unique school in Somaliland whose students, against all odds, have come to achieve success beyond anyone's wildest dreams

Jonathan Starr, once a cutthroat hedge fund manager, is not your traditional...

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Prince Albert: The Man Who Saved the Monarchy

A. N. Wilson · Harper
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

In this companion biography to the acclaimed Victoria, A. N. Wilson offers a deeply textured and ambitious portrait of Prince Albert, published to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the royal consort's birth.

For more than six decades, Queen Victoria ruled a great Empire at the height...

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Girl in Black and White: The Story of Mary Mildred Williams and the Abolition Movement

Jessie Morgan-Owens · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The riveting, little-known story of Mary Mildred Williams -- a slave girl who looked "white" -- whose photograph transformed the abolitionist movement.

When a decades-long court battle resulted in her family's freedom in 1855, seven-year-old Mary Mildred Williams unexpectedly...

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National Geographic The Indian Wars: Battles, Bloodshed, and the Fight for Freedom on the American Frontier

Anton Treuer · National Geographic
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From Lakota warrior Crazy Horse to legendary Geronimo of the Apache Wars, this sweeping history of the American West tells the story of those who defended Native American lands - and the Native American way of life - from the 1850s through the end of the nineteenth century.

This...
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