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    Captured

    Captured

    Alvin Townley

    Naval aviator Jeremiah Denton was shot down and captured in North Vietnam in 1965. As a POW, Jerry Denton led a group of fellow American prisoners in withstanding gruesome conditions behind enemy lines. They developed a system of secret codes and covert communications to keep up their spirits. Later, he…

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  • Frida in America

    Frida in America

    Stahr, Celia

    The riveting story of how three years spent in the United States transformed Frida Kahlo into the artist we know today

    \"[An] insightful debut....

    Featuring meticulous research and elegant turns of phrase, Stahr’s engrossing account provides scholarly though accessible analysis for both feminists and art lovers.\" —Publisher's Weekly

    Mexican artist Frida Kahlo…

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  • Race of Aces

    Race of Aces

    John R. Bruning

    "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 pilots." — James M. Scott"Vivid and gripping...Confirms Bruning's status as the premier war historian of…

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  • Into the Clouds: The Race to Climb the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain (Scholastic Focus)

    Into the Clouds: The Race to Climb the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain (Scholastic Focus)

    Olson, Tod

    This fast-paced, three-part narrative takes readers on three expeditions over 15 years to K2, one of the deadliest mountains on Earth. Roped together, these teams of men face perilously high altitudes and battering storms in hopes of reaching the summit. As each expedition sets out, they carve new paths along…

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  • Irena's Children

    Irena's Children

    Tilar J. Mazzeo

    From New York Times bestselling author Tilar Mazzeo comes the extraordinary and long forgotten story of Irena Sendler—the "female Oskar Schindler"—who took staggering risks to save 2,500 children from death and deportation in Nazi-occupied Poland during World War II—now adapted for a younger audience.Irena Sendler was a young Polish woman…

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  • Russians Among Us

    Russians Among Us

    Gordon Corera

    With intrigue that rivals the best le Carré novels, Russians Among Us tells the explosive story of Russia's espionage efforts against the United States and the West—from the end of the Cold War to the present and the significant threat of hacking the 2020 electionSpies have long been a source…

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  • The Icepick Surgeon

    The Icepick Surgeon

    Sam Kean

    From New York Times bestselling author Sam Kean comes the gripping, untold history of science's darkest secrets, "a fascinating book [that] deserves a wide audience" (Publishers Weekly, starred review)Science is a force for good in the world—at least usually. But sometimes, when obsession gets the better of scientists, they twist…

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  • Leningrad

    Leningrad

    W. Chales de Beaulieu

    Translated into English for the first time: A personal account of Operation Barbarossa by the Panzer Group 4 chief of general staff. When Operation Barbarossa launched, Army Group North was tasked with the operational objective of Leningrad. But between them and the city lay eight hundred kilometers of Baltic states,…

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  • Run to the Sound of the Guns

    Run to the Sound of the Guns

    Nicholas Moore

    As part of an elite special operations unit at the fighting edge of the Global War on Terrorism, Nicholas Moore spent over a decade with the US Army's 75th Ranger Regiment on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. In this compelling biography, a detailed narrative of gruelling life on the…

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  • Crazy Horse and Custer

    Crazy Horse and Custer

    Stephen E. Ambrose

    The full story of what led Crazy Horse and Custer to that fateful day at the Little Bighorn, from bestselling historian Stephen E. Ambrose. On the sparkling morning of June 25, 1876, 611 U.S. Army soldiers rode toward the banks of the Little Bighorn in the Montana Territory, where 3,000…

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  • Among Empires

    Among Empires

    Charles S. Maier

    Contemporary America, with its unparalleled armaments and ambition, seems to many commentators a new empire. Others angrily reject the designation. What stakes would being an empire have for our identity at home and our role abroad? A preeminent American historian addresses these issues in light of the history of empires…

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  • The Last Muslim Conquest

    The Last Muslim Conquest

    Gábor Ágoston

    A monumental work of history that reveals the Ottoman dynasty's important role in the emergence of early modern EuropeThe Ottomans have long been viewed as despots who conquered through sheer military might, and whose dynasty was peripheral to those of Europe. The Last Muslim Conquest transforms our understanding of the…

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  • The Economic Integration of Europe

    The Economic Integration of Europe

    Richard Pomfret

    The clearest and most up-to-date account of the achievements—and setbacks—of the European Union since 1945. Europe has been transformed since the Second World War. No longer a checkerboard of entirely sovereign states, the continent has become the largest single-market area in the world, with most of its members ceding certain…

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  • According to Kate

    According to Kate

    Chris Enss

    Doc Holliday's paramour Big Nose Kate could never get a publisher to give her the big bucks she demanded to tell the story of her life, but that didn't mean she didn't collect material she wanted to use in a biography. Over the fifty years Mary Kate Cummings, alias Big…

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