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Weird scenes inside the canyon by David McGowan

Weird scenes inside the canyon

David McGowan

eBook

In the 1960s and early 1970s a dizzying array of musical artists congregated in Laurel Canyon to create much of the music that provided the soundtrack to those turbulent times. But there was a dark side to that scene as well. Many didn't make it out alive,...

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The butcher's trail by Julian Borger

The butcher's trail

Julian Borger

eBook

"The gripping, untold story of The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and how the perpetrators of Balkan war crimes were captured by the most successful manhunt in history. Written with a thrilling narrative pull, The Butcher's...

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Promise me you'll shoot yourself by Florian Huber

Promise me you'll shoot yourself

Florian Huber

eBook

A wave of suicides broke across Germany in 1945 as tens of thousands chose death--for themselves and their children--rather than face the defeat of the Third Reich and the reckoning to come. Using the words of eyewitnesses, historian Florian Huber tells...

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Historical frictions by Michael Belgrave

Historical frictions

Michael Belgrave

eBook

Historical Frictions explores the role of the courts and of various types of commissions in mediating and reinventing historical narratives of colonisation. Author Michael Belgrave shows how the courts became from 1840 places where different narratives...

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Tō tātau waka by Mervyn McLean

Tō tātau waka

Mervyn McLean

eBook

These recordings have been of great importance in revitalising Maori music in many tribal areas and have preserved the songs and the voices of many great kaumatua. McLean travelled throughout New Zealand, often in primitive conditions, showing extrao...

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Treasury by Malcolm McKinnon

Treasury

Malcolm McKinnon

eBook

Treasury is the official commissioned history of our most important department of state, founded with the nation in 1840. It is a rich and textured story: it shows the perennial jousting of officials with ministers, the rise and fall of the accountants...

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A voice for mothers by Linda Bryder

A voice for mothers

Linda Bryder

eBook

The Plunket Society, founded in 1907, has been heralded as New Zealand's most successful and famous voluntary organisation. Run by women for women, it played a vital role in the care of mothers and babies for most of the twentieth century, becoming a...

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Moon shot by Alan B. (Alan Bartlett) Shepard

Moon shot

Alan B. (Alan Bartlett) Shepard

eAudiobook

Collaborating with NBC's veteran space reporter Jay Barbree, Shepard and Slayton narrate in gripping detail the story of America's space exploration from the time of Shepard's first flight until he and eleven others had walked on the moon.

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With the SAS and other animals  by Andrew Higgins

With the SAS and other animals

Andrew Higgins

Book

In 1970 at the height of the Cold War, the young Sandhurst-trained Sultan Qaboes of Oman, with secret British military backing, took on the communist rebels in a fierce but little known war. Along with regular British Army and 'contract' officers, the...

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The hidden army  by Matt Richards

The hidden army

Matt Richards

Book

Almost 75 years ago, MI9 dreamt up the most audacious escape and evasion plan of World War II. Formulated by Airey Neave, one of the first men ever to escape from Colditz, this plan was one of subterfuge, concealment, and deception on a scale never s...

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Last witnesses  by Svetlana Aleksievich

Last witnesses

Svetlana Aleksievich

Book

Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, Last Witnesses is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of the memories of those who were children during World War II. These men and women were both witnesses and sometimes soldiers as well, and...

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Golden days by Jack McCallum

Golden days

Jack McCallum

eBook

"The bestselling author of Dream Team tells the interconnected stories of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors and the early-1970s Los Angeles Lakers, two extraordinary teams playing in extraordinary times and linked by one extraordinary man: Jerry...

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Janesville by Amy Goldstein

Janesville

Amy Goldstein

eBook

"A Washington Post reporter's intimate account of the fallout from the closing of a General Motors' assembly plant in Janesville, Wisconsin--Paul Ryan's hometown--and a larger story of the hollowing of the American middle class. This is the story of ...

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Tranenpalast by Norbert Sievers

Tranenpalast

Norbert Sievers

eBook

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Rebel Writers by Celia Brayfield

Rebel Writers

Celia Brayfield

eBook

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The Berlin airlift by John Tusa

The Berlin airlift

John Tusa

eBook

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

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Texts & Contexts by Jose Antonio Pinheiro Gomes. Saraiva

Texts & Contexts

Jose Antonio Pinheiro Gomes. Saraiv...

eBook

Texts & Contexts is a compilation of some writings of the author produced between 2012 and 2018. The genres oscillate from chronicles to articles and prose poetry. They present ordinary traces derived from both style and observation of daily life facts...

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Zonal marking by Michael Cox

Zonal marking

Michael Cox

eBook

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Realm divided by Dan Jones

Realm divided

Dan Jones

eAudiobook

Weakened by the loss of Normandy, King John faced insurrection by his disgruntled barons. With the assistance of the Archbishop of Canterbury, they drew up a list of their demands. Dan Jones' vivid account of the vicissitudes of feudal power politics...

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Shoe dog by Philip H. Knight

Shoe dog

Philip H. Knight

eAudiobook

Als junger, abenteuerlustiger Business-School-Absolvent auf der Suche nach einer Herausforderung lieh Phil Knight sich von seinem Vater 50 Dollar und gründete eine Firma mit einer klaren Mission: qualitativ hochwertige, aber preiswerte Laufschuhe aus...

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Beyond Charlottesville by Terry McAuliffe

Beyond Charlottesville

Terry McAuliffe

eAudiobook

The former governor of Virginia tells the behind-the-scenes story of the violent "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville--and shows how we can prevent other Charlottesvilles from happening.When Governor Terry McAuliffe hung up the phone on the afternoon...

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Lineages of modernity  by Emmanuel Todd

Lineages of modernity

Emmanuel Todd

Book

In most developed countries there is a palpable sense of confusion about the contemporary state of the world. Much that was taken for granted a decade or two ago is being questioned, and there is a widespread urge to try and understand how we reached...

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Pie and Mash down the Roman Road by Melanie McGrath

Pie and Mash down the Roman Road

Melanie McGrath

Large Print

"G. Kelly's Pie and Mash has been run by the same family in the Roman Road in Bow for nearly a hundred years; an East End institution and the still point of a turning world. Outside its windows the Roman Road has seen an extraordinary revolution - from...

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Tired of winning  by Richard Cooke

Tired of winning

Richard Cooke

Book

Polarised, unequal, enraged and spiritually bereft, the American experiment, under Donald Trump, looks to be on the brink of failure. In this award-winning series of dispatches and essays, Richard Cooke explores US society before, during and after one...

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Trick mirror  by Jia Tolentino

Trick mirror

Jia Tolentino

Book

A breakout writer at The New Yorker examines the fractures at the center of contemporary culture with verve, deftness, and intellectual ferocity--for readers who've wondered what Susan Sontag would have been like if she had brain damage from the inte...

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The restless kings  by Nick Barratt

The restless kings

Nick Barratt

Book

Presents the tumultuous struggle for supremacy between the first Plantagenet king, Henry II, and his four sons - a drama that tore apart the most powerful family in western Europe and shaped the future of two nations. Although the key events took place...

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Pogrom  by Steven J. Zipperstein

Pogrom

Steven J. Zipperstein

Book

Separating historical fact from fantasy, an acclaimed historian retells the story of Kishinev, a riot that transformed the course of twentieth-century Jewish history. So shattering were the aftereffects of Kishinev, the rampage that broke out in late...

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The year of living Danishly  by Helen Russell

The year of living Danishly

Helen Russell

Book

"When she was suddenly given the opportunity of a new life in rural Jutland, journalist and archetypal Londoner Helen Russell discovered a startling statistic: the happiest place on earth isn't Disneyland, but Denmark, a land often thought of by foreigners...

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Country of writing by Lydia Wevers

Country of writing

Lydia Wevers

Book

This pioneering examination of travel writing about New Zealand in the colonial period discusses a wide range of writing that helped place New Zealand on the literary map, while providing an oblique history of the young nation in the 19th century. Ex...

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The oarsmen by Scott Patterson

The oarsmen

Scott Patterson

eBook

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Funny as by Paul Horan

Funny as

Paul Horan

eBook

"From the Kiwi Concert Party to The Topp Twins, Billy T. James to Rose Matafeo, Fred Dagg to Flight of the Conchords, New Zealanders have made each other laugh in ways distinctive to these islands. The book takes us inside the comedy clubs, cabarets ...

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The pirate world by Angus Konstam

The pirate world

Angus Konstam

eBook

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All about the Burger by Sef Gonzalez

All about the Burger

Sef Gonzalez

eBook

An unlikely culinary history from the founder of the definitive museum on all things burgers. Learn about the sandwich that shaped the world's culture, economy and politics.

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Sing us a song Ma, before we say goodbye by Johnny Slater

Sing us a song Ma, before we say goodbye

Johnny Slater

eBook

Sing Us A Song Ma, Before We Say Goodbye is a lively, vividly rendered and extremely moving memoir of Johnny Slater's childhood in war-torn Liverpool. Written by his daughter Carol, it follows Johnny from the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939,...

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Something to believe in by Andrew Stafford

Something to believe in

Andrew Stafford

eBook

Set to the soundtrack of music that has shaped a generation, Something To Believe In will resonate with anyone whose life has been saved by rock 'n' roll. Born in Melbourne's outer suburbs in the 1970s, Andrew Stafford grew up in a time when music was...

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Sir Richard Burton by Fawn McKay Brodie

Sir Richard Burton

Fawn McKay Brodie

eBook

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The field of blood by Joanne B. Freeman

The field of blood

Joanne B. Freeman

eBook

The previously untold story of the violence in Congress that helped spark the Civil War. In The Field of Blood, Joanne B. Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress. Drawing on an extraordinary range of...

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Unfreedom of the press by Mark R. (Mark Reed) Levin

Unfreedom of the press

Mark R. (Mark Reed) Levin

eBook

From five-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, FOX News star, and radio host Mark R. Levin comes a groundbreaking and enlightening book that shows how the great tradition of the American free press has degenerated into a standardless profession...

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Women to the Front by Heather Sheard

Women to the Front

Heather Sheard

eBook

At the outbreak of World War I, 129 women were registered as medical practitioners in Australia, and many of them were eager to contribute their skills and expertise to the war effort. For the military establishment, however, the notion of women doct...

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Gin by Moses Jenkins

Gin

Moses Jenkins

eBook

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On the marsh by Simon Barnes

On the marsh

Simon Barnes

eBook

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The basis of everything by Andrew Ramsey

The basis of everything

Andrew Ramsey

eBook

Before the Manhattan Project, before nuclear warfare and the horrors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there was the twentieth century's great scientific quest to fathom the secrets of the atom. It was through that search for the inner workings of matter that...

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Tin cans and greyhounds by Clint Johnson

Tin cans and greyhounds

Clint Johnson

eAudiobook

In Tin Cans and Greyhounds, author Clint Johnson brings listeners inside the quarter-inch hulls of destroyers to meet the men who manned the ships' five-inch guns and fought America's wars from inside a "tin can"-risking death by cannon shell, shrapnel,...

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The prince of paradise by John Glatt

The prince of paradise

John Glatt

eAudiobook

Ben Novack, Jr., was born into a hotel empire, Miami's lavish Fontainbleau. But his luxurious, celebrity-studded lifestyle would ironically end in another hotel room--where the police found him bound up in duct tape, beaten to death.

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In the land of giants by Max Adams

In the land of giants

Max Adams

eAudiobook

Max Adams explores Britain's lost early medieval past by walking its paths and exploring its lasting imprint on valley, hill and field. From York to Whitby, from London to Sutton Hoo, from Edinburgh to Anglesey and from Hadrian's Wall to Loch Tay, each...

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How to catch a mole and find yourself in nature by Marc Hamer

How to catch a mole and find yourself in nature

Marc Hamer

eAudiobook

Random House presents the audiobook edition of How to Catch a Mole written and read by Marc Hamer. A life-affirming book about the British countryside, the cycle of nature, solitude, mortality and contentment, through the prism of a brilliant new nat...

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Blitzkrieg by Niklas Zetterling

Blitzkrieg

Niklas Zetterling

eAudiobook

An examination of the German Blitzkrieg operations from Poland to Operation Barbarossa, as experienced by junior commanders and enlisted men, exploring why they were so successful.

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The Angel and the Cad by Geraldine Roberts

The Angel and the Cad

Geraldine Roberts

eAudiobook

At the age of sixteen, Catherine Tylney Long became the wealthiest heiress in England, and the public found their 'angel.' Witty, wealthy and beautiful, Catherine married for love. Her choice of husband was the charming but feckless dandy William Wel...

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Counter-cola by Amanda Ciafone

Counter-cola

Amanda Ciafone

eAudiobook

"Counter-Cola charts the history of the Coca-Cola Company's globalization and the contests over the corporation in the 20th and 21st centuries. It tells the story of how, over the last 130 years, Coca-Cola has tried to make itself not only physically...

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Heroic failure by Fintan O'Toole

Heroic failure

Fintan O'Toole

eAudiobook

A fierce, mordantly funny and perceptive book, from the author of Ship of Fools, about the act of national self-harm known as Brexit. In exploring the answers to the question: 'why did Britain vote leave?', Fintan O'Toole finds himself discovering how...

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In the Shadow of the Sword by Tom Holland

In the Shadow of the Sword

Tom Holland

eAudiobook

In the 6th century AD, the Near East was divided between two venerable empires: the Persian and the Roman. A hundred years on, and one had vanished forever, while the other seemed almost finished. Ruling in their place were the Arabs: an upheaval so ...

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Threads of life by Clare Hunter

Threads of life

Clare Hunter

eAudiobook

In Tudor England - Mary, Queen of Scots, was under house arrest and her letters were censored, so she sewed secret treason into her needlework to communicate with the world outside. From the political propaganda of the Bayeux Tapestry to the maps sewn...

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Queen of the mountaineers by Cathryn J. Prince

Queen of the mountaineers

Cathryn J. Prince

eAudiobook

Fanny Bullock Workman was a complicated and restless woman who defied the rigid Victorian morals she found as restrictive as a corset. With her frizzy brown hair tucked under a topee, Workman was a force on the mountain and off. Instrumental in breaking...

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A terrible thing to waste by Harriet A. Washington

A terrible thing to waste

Harriet A. Washington

eAudiobook

A powerful indictment of the notion of hereditary intelligence, A Terrible Thing to Waste shows how environmental racism drives the black-white IQ gap and explains what can be done to remedy its toxic effects on marginalized communities. The 1994 pub...

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Terracotta warriors  by Wayne Crothers

Terracotta warriors

Wayne Crothers

Book

Terracotta Warriors: Guardians of Immortality" is a large-scale presentation of the Qin Emperor’s terracotta warriors, which, discovered in 1974 in China’s Shaanxi province, are regarded as one of the greatest archaeological finds of the twentieth century...

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The Plaza  by Julie Satow

The Plaza

Julie Satow

Book

The Plaza is the account of one vaunted New York City address that has become synonymous with wealth and scandal, opportunity and tragedy. With glamour on the surface and strife behind the scenes, it is the story of how one hotel became a mirror reflecting...

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The first wave  by Alex Kershaw

The first wave

Alex Kershaw

Book

Beginning in the pre-dawn darkness of June 6, 1944, The First Wave follows ten men attempting to carry out D-Day's most critical missions. Their actions would determine the fate of the invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe. The ten make a charismatic,...

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D-Day  by Nick Veronico

D-Day

Nick Veronico

Book

Those who witnessed it never forgot it: the great armada of Allied ships that filled the English Channel on D-Day, June 6, 1944. From battleships, cruisers, and destroyers down to the much smaller landing ships and landing craft, these nearly 7,000 v...

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Empires of the weak  by J. C. (Jason Campbell) Sharman

Empires of the weak

J. C. (Jason Campbell) Sharman

Book

What accounts for the rise of the state, the creation of the first global system, and the dominance of the West? The conventional answer asserts that superior technology, tactics, and institutions forged by Darwinian military competition gave Europeans...

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The things our fathers saw. Volume I, Voices of the Pacific theater  by Matthew A. Rozell

The things our fathers saw. Volume I, Voices of the Pacific theater

Matthew A. Rozell

Book

The telephone rings on the hospital floor, and they tell you it is your mother, the phone call you have been dreading. You've lost part of your face to a Japanese sniper on Okinawa, and after many surgeries, the doctor has finally told you that at 19,...

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Operation Lusty  by Graham M. Simons

Operation Lusty

Graham M. Simons

Book

Graham Simons has been granted access to a staggering archive; a wealth of fascinating documentation that has never before seen the light of day. Category 1, top secret documents, prepared by the Director of Technical Services at Wright Field in 1945,...

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On the devil's tale  by Paul Martelli

On the devil's tale

Paul Martelli

Book

This is the riveting true story of Paul Martelli, a fifteen-year-old German-Italian, who fought in Pomerania, on the Eastern Front, in 1945 as a member of the 33. Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS "Charlemagne" and, later, as a soldier with French forces...

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Young, brave and beautiful  by Tania Szabó

Young, brave and beautiful

Tania Szabó

Book

SOE agent Violette Szabó was one of the most incredible women who operated behind enemy lines during the Second World War. The daughter of an English father and French mother, and widow of a French army officer, she was daring and courageous, conduct...

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The Medici by Mary Hollingsworth

The Medici

Mary Hollingsworth

eBook

A fresh telling of the rise and fall of the House of Medici, the family that dominated political and cultural life in Florence for three centuries.

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Of a fire on the moon by Norman Mailer

Of a fire on the moon

Norman Mailer

eBook

For many, the moon landing was the defining event of the twentieth century. So it seems only fitting that Norman Mailer'the literary provocateur who altered the landscape of American nonfiction'wrote the most wide-ranging, far-seeing chronicle of the...

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A fabulous creation by David Hepworth

A fabulous creation

David Hepworth

eBook

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The Spartan way by Brett McKay

The Spartan way

Brett McKay

eBook

A city the Roman historian Livy called "memorable not for the magnificence of its buildings, but for its discipline"; protected by what the mythical founder of its military described as a "wall of men, instead of bricks"; populated by those who consi...

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The pianist of Yarmouk by Aeham Ahmad

The pianist of Yarmouk

Aeham Ahmad

eBook

When his grandparents and father were forced to flee Israel and seek refuge from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict ravaging their home, Ahmad's family built a life in Yarmouk, an unofficial camp to more than 160,000 Palestinian refugees in Damascus. Their...

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India's most fearless. 2 by Shiv Aroor

India's most fearless. 2

Shiv Aroor

eBook

Untold accounts of the biggest recent anti-terror operationsFirst-hand reports of the most riveting anti-terror encounters in the wake of the 2016 surgical strikes, the men who hunted terrorists in a magical Kashmir forest where day turns to night, a...

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Frederick the Second by Ernst H. (Ernst Hartwig) Kantorowicz

Frederick the Second

Ernst H. (Ernst Hartwig) Kantorowic...

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1939 by Fred Taylor

1939

Fred Taylor

eBook

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The bank that lived a little by Philip Augar

The bank that lived a little

Philip Augar

eAudiobook

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Bank that Lived a Little by Phillip Augar, read by Jonathan Keeble. Based on unparalleled access to those involved, and told with compelling pace and drama, The Bank that Lived a Little is the story of one...

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The long war against God by Henry M. (Henry Madison) Morris

The long war against God

Henry M. (Henry Madison) Morris

eAudiobook

In this compelling defense of the Bible, Dr. Henry Morris presents the theory of evolution as one of Satan's most devastating attacks against the Church. The Long War against God reveals the error of evolution and its aim to deny God, discredit His.....

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How to see the world by Nicholas Mirzoeff

How to see the world

Nicholas Mirzoeff

eAudiobook

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of How to See the World, A Pelican Book, by Nicholas Mirzoeff, read by Jonathan Keeble. In recent decades, we have witnessed an explosion in the number of visual images we encounter, as our lives have become inc...

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I like to watch by Emily Nussbaum

I like to watch

Emily Nussbaum

eAudiobook

From The New Yorker's fiercely original, Pulitzer Prize-winning culture critic, a provocative collection of new and previously published essays arguing that we are what we watch."Emily Nussbaum is the perfect critic--smart, engaging, funny, generous,...

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American carnage by Tim Alberta

American carnage

Tim Alberta

eAudiobook

Politico Magazine's chief political correspondent provides a rollicking insider's look at the making of the modern Republican Party--how a decade of cultural upheaval, populist outrage, and ideological warfare made the GOP vulnerable to a hostile takeover...

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The secret history of America by Manly P. (Manly Palmer) Hall

The secret history of America

Manly P. (Manly Palmer) Hall

eAudiobook

A compilation of rare works on the untold history and destiny of America by acclaimed occult writer Manly P. Hall.Writer and scholar Manly P. Hall (1901-1990) is one of the most significant names in the study of the esoteric, symbolic, and occult. Hi...

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Every man a hero  by Ray (Arnold Ray) Lambert

Every man a hero

Ray (Arnold Ray) Lambert

Book

Seventy-five years ago, he hit Omaha Beach with the first wave. Now Ray Lambert, ninety-eight years old, recalls his role as a World War II medic who risked his life to save the heroes of D-Day. It is the story not only of what happened in the desperate...

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Defending Trinity College Dublin, Easter 1916  by Rory Sweetman

Defending Trinity College Dublin, Easter 1916

Rory Sweetman

Book

"Little has been written on Trinity College's role in Easter Week 1916 as a "loyal nucleus" dividing the insurgents and providing a counterweight to rebel headquarters in the GPO. The college is usually mentioned in the context of the rebels' alleged...

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The Cold War's killing fields  by Paul Thomas Chamberlin

The Cold War's killing fields

Paul Thomas Chamberlin

Book

"In this sweeping, deeply researched book, Paul Thomas Chamberlin boldly argues that the Cold War, long viewed as a mostly peaceful, if tense, diplomatic standoff between democracy and communism, fostered a series of deadly conflicts that killed millions...

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The 9/11 Commission report by National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States

The 9/11 Commission report

National Commission on Terrorist Attacks...

eAudiobook

What happened on 9/11 and how? Have we learned any lessons? Are we safer now? The questions every American wants answered. Since September 11, 2001, Americans have wondered how the tragic events of that day could have occurred. This is the complete report...

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I like to watch by Emily Nussbaum

I like to watch

Emily Nussbaum

eBook

"From her creation of the first 'Approval Matrix' in New York magazine in 2004 to her Pulitzer Prize-winning columns for The New Yorker, Emily Nussbaum has known all along that what we watch is who we are. In this collection, including several substa...

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The volunteer  by Jack Fairweather

The volunteer

Jack Fairweather

Book

In the Summer of 1940, after the Nazi occupation of Poland, an underground operative called Witold Pilecki accepted a mission to uncover the fate of thousands of people being interred at a new concentration camp on the border of the Reich. His mission...

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Politics of forgetting  by Martyn Brown

Politics of forgetting

Martyn Brown

Book

"Greece was a poor country in turmoil and pain during the 1940s. A military dictatorship was followed by invasion and terrifying occupation by Germany and its allies, starvation, civil war, political unrest and mutiny in its free military armed forces....

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The storm on our shores by Mark Obmascik

The storm on our shores

Mark Obmascik

Large Print

"From a bestselling author, the heartbreaking, redemptive story of two World War II soldiers whose fateful encounter in the Forgotten War of Alaska has fascinated Americans for decades. In researching his bestselling book The Big Year, Pulitzer Prize...

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The Liberation of Paris by Jean Edward. Smith

The Liberation of Paris

Jean Edward. Smith

eBook

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Elvis in Vegas by Richard Zoglin

Elvis in Vegas

Richard Zoglin

eBook

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Elvis in Vegas by Richard Zoglin

Elvis in Vegas

Richard Zoglin

eAudiobook

The story of how Las Vegas saved Elvis and Elvis saved Las Vegas in the greatest musical comeback of all time.The conventional wisdom is that Las Vegas is what destroyed Elvis Presley: launching him on a downward spiral of drugs, boredom, erratic sta...

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The liberation of Paris by Jean Edward Smith

The liberation of Paris

Jean Edward Smith

eAudiobook

Prize-winning and bestselling historian Jean Edward Smith tells the dramatic story of the liberation of Paris during World War II--a triumph that was achieved through the remarkable efforts of Americans, French, and Germans, all racing to save the city...

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Archaeology from space  by Sarah H. Parcak

Archaeology from space

Sarah H. Parcak

Book

A down-and-out so-and-so gets more than she bargained for when new technologies developed for use in space allow an anthropologist a new perspective on earth's ancient histories and new ways of coping with those.

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Arthur  by Don Carleton

Arthur

Don Carleton

Book

People have been looking for the sites of the long-lost and mysterious battles of King Arthur for a thousand years. In this book, the result of extensive consultation with experts across academic disciplines, the author's researches into Arthur's battles...

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Six-Day War 1967  by Shlomo Aloni

Six-Day War 1967

Shlomo Aloni

Book

On one day in June, the balance of air power in the Middle East was turned upside down by perhaps the most ruthlessly effective air superiority campaign in history – Operation Moked, or Focus. In 1967, the Israeli Air Force was outnumbered more than two...

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Blood diamonds  by Greg Campbell

Blood diamonds

Greg Campbell

Book

"First discovered in 1930, the diamonds of Sierra Leone have funded one of the most savage rebel campaigns in modern history. These "blood diamonds" are smuggled out of West Africa and sold to legitimate diamond merchants in London, Antwerp, and New York....

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