Boynton Beach City Library

History

    In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown

    In the Hurricane's Eye: The Genius of George Washington and the Victory at Yorktown

    Nathaniel Philbrick

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"Nathaniel Philbrick is a masterly storyteller. Here he seeks to elevate the naval battles between the French and British to a central place in the history of the American Revolution. He succeeds, marvelously."—The New York Times Book ReviewThe thrilling story of the year that won the Revolutionary…

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  • Future Tense

    Future Tense

    Jonathan Sacks

    One of the most admired religious thinkers of our time issues a call for world Jewry to reject the self-fulfilling image of "a people alone in the world, surrounded by enemies" and to reclaim Judaism's original sense of purpose: as a partner with God and with those of other faiths…

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  • The Pioneers

    The Pioneers

    David McCullough

    Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David McCullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story—the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country.As part of the Treaty of Paris, in which Great…

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  • Shotguns and Stagecoaches

    Shotguns and Stagecoaches

    John Boessenecker

    The true stories of the Wild West heroes who guarded the iconic Wells Fargo stagecoaches and trains, battling colorful thieves, vicious highwaymen, and robbers armed with explosives.The phrase "riding shotgun" was no teenage game to the men who guarded stagecoaches and trains the Western frontier. Armed with sawed-off, double-barreled shotguns…

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  • The Apparitionists

    The Apparitionists

    Peter Manseau

    In the early days of photography, in the death-strewn wake of the Civil War, one man seized America's imagination. A "spirit photographer," William Mumler, took portrait photographs that featured the ghostly presence of lost loved ones alongside his living subjects. At a time when artists like Mathew Brady were remaking…

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  • Devil's Mile

    Devil's Mile

    Alice Sparberg Alexiou

    Publisher's Weekly: "Fascinating...astutely written and smartly researched."Kevin Baker, author of The Big Crowd: "Devil's Mile is a terrific read. Alice Sparberg Alexiou knows her history, and she brings it all brimming to life here in the story of the Bowery, the most notorious street in America."A fascinating cultural history of…

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