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  • March. Book two [eBook]

    March. Book two2017

    by John Lewis

    Summary: After the success of the Nashville sit-in campaign, John Lewis is more committed than ever to changing the world through nonviolence -- but as he and his fellow Freedom Riders board a bus into the...  more »

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  • Did President Grant really get a ticket for speeding in a horse-drawn carriage? [downloadable ebook] / and other questions about U.S. presidents

    Did President Grant really get a ticket for speeding in a horse-drawn carriage? / and other questions about U.S. presidents2011

    by Sandra Donovan

    (5)

    Summary: The book explores seventeen old believes about U.S. presidents and find out which ones are right, which ones are wrong, and which ones stump even the experts! Find out whether William Henry Harrison...  more »

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  • The last girl [eBook] : my story of captivity, and my fight against the Islamic State

    The last girl : my story of captivity, and my fight against the Islamic State2017

    by Nadia Murad

    Summary: In this intimate memoir of survival, a former captive of the Islamic State tells her harrowing and ultimately inspiring story. Nadia Murad was born and raised in Kocho, a small village of farmers and...  more »

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  • I was told to come alone [eBook] : my journey behind the lines of jihad

    I was told to come alone : my journey behind the lines of jihad2017

    by Souad Mekhennet

    Summary: The journalist who broke the "Jihadi John" story draws on her personal experience to bridge the gap between the Muslim world and the West and explain the rise of Islamic radicalism. Souad Mekhennet...  more »

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  • All the gallant men [eBook] : an American sailor's firsthand account of Pearl Harbor

    All the gallant men : an American sailor's firsthand account of Pearl Harbor2016

    by Donald Stratton

    (3,044)

    Summary: At 8:06 a.m. on December 7, 1941, Seaman First Class Donald Stratton was consumed by an inferno. A million pounds of explosives had detonated beneath his battle station aboard the USS Arizona, barely...  more »

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  • Promise me, Dad [eBook] : a year of hope, hardship, and purpose

    Promise me, Dad : a year of hope, hardship, and purpose2017

    by Joseph R. Biden . Jr

    Summary: In November 2014, thirteen members of the Biden family gathered on Nantucket for Thanksgiving, a tradition they had been celebrating for the past forty years. It was the one constant in what had...  more »

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  • The girl with seven names [eBook] : escape from North Korea

    The girl with seven names : escape from North Korea2015

    by Hyeonseo Lee

    (65,480)

    Summary: In 1997 the author, aged 17, escaped North Korea for China. Her mother's first words over the telephone to her lost daughter were "don't come back." The reprisals for all of them would have been...  more »

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  • The lost city of the Monkey God [eBook] : a true story

    The lost city of the Monkey God : a true story2017

    by Douglas J. Preston

    Summary: Since the days of Cortes, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. In 1940,...  more »

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  • Radioactive! [eBook] : how Irène Curie & Lise Meitner revolutionized science and changed the world

    Radioactive! : how Irène Curie & Lise Meitner revolutionized science and changed the world2016

    by Winifred Conkling

    (257)

    Summary: "The ... little-known story of how two brilliant female physicists' groundbreaking discoveries led to the creation of the atomic bomb" -- Amazon.com.

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  • Notorious RBG [eBook] : the life and times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Notorious RBG : the life and times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg2015

    by Irin Carmon

    (52,714)

    Summary: "Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg offers a visually rich, intimate, unprecedented look at the Justice and how she changed the world. From Ginsburg's refusal to let the slammed...  more »

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  • Alexander Hamilton [eBook]

    Alexander Hamilton

    by Ron Chernow

    (148,123)

    Summary: Ron Chernow tells the story of a man who overcame all odds to shape, inspire, and scandalize the newborn America. Few figures in American history have been more hotly debated or more grossly...  more »

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  • 7 events that made America, America [eBook] : and proved that the founding fathers were right all along

    7 events that made America, America : and proved that the founding fathers were right all along2010

    by Larry Schweikart

    (497)

    Summary: Every schoolchild is taught the great turning points in American history, such as Gettysburg, Pearl Harbor, the Kennedy assassination, and 9/11. But other, equally significant events have altered our...  more »

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  • Night

    Night

    by Elie Wiesel

    (1,023,126)

    Summary: Night offers a personal and unforgettable account of the appalling horrors of Hitler's reign of terror. Through the eyes of 14-year-old Eliezer, we behold the tragic fate of the Jews from the little...  more »

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  • 100 days of real food [eBook] : how we did it, what we learned, and 100 easy, wholesome recipes your family will love

    100 days of real food : how we did it, what we learned, and 100 easy, wholesome recipes your family will love

    by Lisa Leake

    (3,132)

    Summary: The creator of the 100 Days of Real Food blog offers simple, affordable, family-friendly recipes and practical advice for eliminating processed foods from your family's diet.

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  • Empire of the summer moon [eBook] : Quanah Parker and the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history

    Empire of the summer moon : Quanah Parker and the rise and fall of the Comanches, the most powerful Indian tribe in American history2010

    by S. C. Gwynne

    (37,025)

    Summary: The compelling drama of Cynthia Ann Parker, a lovely nine-year-old girl with cornflower-blue eyes who was kidnapped by Comanches from the far Texas frontier in 1836. She grew to love her captors and...  more »

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  • Just mercy [eBook] : a story of justice and redemption

    Just mercy : a story of justice and redemption2014

    by Bryan Stevenson

    (172,602)

    Summary: The founder of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Alabama recounts his experiences as a lawyer working to assist those desperately in need, reflecting on his pursuit of the ideal of compassion in American justice.

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  • What if? [eBook] : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions

    What if? : serious scientific answers to absurd hypothetical questions2014

    by Randall Munroe

    (139,176)

    Summary: Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have a large and passionate following....  more »

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  • Twelve Years a Slave [eBook]

    Twelve Years a Slave2012

    by Solomon Northup

    (103,198)

    Summary: The story of Solomon Northup is a bizarre and incredible one. Born a free black in New York State in 1808, he was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841, and spent most of the next 12 years as a...  more »

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  • 1776 [eBook]

    17762005

    by David G McCullough

    (201,145)

    Summary: Based on extensive research in both American and British archives, 1776 is the story of Americans in the ranks, men of every shape, size, and color, farmers, schoolteachers, shoemakers, no-accounts,...  more »

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  • Dark matter and the dinosaurs [eBook] : the astounding interconnectedness of the universe

    Dark matter and the dinosaurs : the astounding interconnectedness of the universe2015

    by Lisa Randall

    (2,773)

    Summary: "Sixty-six million years ago, an object the size of a city descended from space to crash into Earth, creating a devastating cataclysm that killed off the dinosaurs, along with three-quarters of the...  more »

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  • The whole30 [eBook] : the 30-day guide to total health and food freedom

    The whole30 : the 30-day guide to total health and food freedom2015

    by Melissa Hartwig

    (17,403)

    Summary: "Millions of people visit Whole30.com every month and share their stories of weight loss and lifestyle makeovers. Hundreds of thousands of them have read It Starts With Food, which explains the...  more »

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  • The blood of Emmett Till [eBook]

    The blood of Emmett Till2017

    by Timothy B. Tyson

    (6,522)

    Summary: "The event that launched the civil rights movement--the 1955 lynching of young Emmett Till--now reexamined by an award-winning author with access to never-before-heard accounts from those involved as...  more »

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  • Insane clown president [eBook] : dispatches from the 2016 circus

    Insane clown president : dispatches from the 2016 circus2017

    by Matt Taibbi

    Summary: "Matt Taibbi's first piece on the 2016 presidential election, published in August 2015, opens with these words: "The thing is, when you actually think about it, it's not funny. Given what's at stake,...  more »

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  • Art of the pie [eBook] : a practical guide to homemade crusts, fillings, and life

    Art of the pie : a practical guide to homemade crusts, fillings, and life2016

    by Kate McDermott

    (1,101)

    Summary: "Pie-making should be simple and fun. Kate McDermott has taught this and made pies with thousands of people across the country at her Pie Camps. Her confidence comes through in every recipe, and will...  more »

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  • The Whole30 cookbook [eBook] : 150 delicious and totally compliant recipes to help you succeed with the Whole30 and beyond

    The Whole30 cookbook : 150 delicious and totally compliant recipes to help you succeed with the Whole30 and beyond2016

    by Melissa Hartwig

    (1,368)

    Summary: The Whole30 program is designed to help you break unhealthy habits and strengthen your immune system. Hartwig takes it a step further with this cookbook built on your new habits. You'll eat lean...  more »

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  • The death and life of the Great Lakes [eBook]

    The death and life of the Great Lakes2017

    by Dan Egan

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    Summary: The Great Lakes -- Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario and Superior -- hold 20 percent of the world's supply of surface fresh water and provide sustenance, work and recreation for tens of millions of...  more »

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  • Unshakeable [eBook] : your financial freedom playbook

    Unshakeable : your financial freedom playbook2017

    by Anthony Robbins

    (11,479)

    Summary: Tony Robbins teams up with financial advisor Peter Mallouk to reveal how to become unshakeable -- someone who can not only maintain true peace of mind in a world of immense uncertainty, economic...  more »

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  • The Cubs way [eBook] : the zen of building the best team in baseball and breaking the curse

    The Cubs way : the zen of building the best team in baseball and breaking the curse2017

    by Tom Verducci

    (2,517)

    Summary: It took 108 years, but it really happened. The Chicago Cubs are once again World Series champions. How did a team of untested young players and carefully selected veterans come together to break the...  more »

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  • The radium girls [eBook] : the dark story of America's shining women

    The radium girls : the dark story of America's shining women2017

    by Kate Moore

    (94,087)

    Summary: As World War I raged across the globe, hundreds of young women toiled away at the radium-dial factories, where they painted clock faces with a mysterious new substance called radium. Assured by their...  more »

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  • Wine isn't rocket science [eBook] : a quick & easy guide to understanding, buying, tasting, & pairing every type of wine

    Wine isn't rocket science : a quick & easy guide to understanding, buying, tasting, & pairing every type of wine2017

    by Ophelie Neiman

    Summary: From how grapes are grown, harvested and turned into wine, to judging the color, aroma, and taste of the world's most popular varietals, to understanding terroir and feeling confident ordering and...  more »

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  • There's a mystery there [eBook] : the primal vision of Maurice Sendak

    There's a mystery there : the primal vision of Maurice Sendak2017

    by Jonathan Cott

    Summary: An extraordinary, path-breaking, and penetrating book on the life and work and creative inspirations of the great children's book genius Maurice Sendak, who since his death in 2012 has only grown in...  more »

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  • Salt, fat, acid, heat [eBook] : mastering the elements of good cooking

    Salt, fat, acid, heat : mastering the elements of good cooking2017

    by Samin Nosrat

    Summary: Whether you've never picked up a knife or you're an accomplished chef, there are only four basic factors that determine how good your food will taste. Salt, Fat, Acid, and Heat are the four cardinal...  more »

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  • Raven Rock [eBook] : the story of the U.S. government's secret plan to save itself -- while the rest of us die

    Raven Rock : the story of the U.S. government's secret plan to save itself -- while the rest of us die2017

    by Garrett M Graff

    Summary: Every day in Washington, DC, the blue-and-gold 1st Helicopter Squadron, codenamed "MUSSEL," flies over the Potomac River. As obvious as the Presidential motorcade, most people assume the squadron is...  more »

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  • Iowa [eBook]: off the beaten path : discover your fun

    Iowa : off the beaten path : discover your fun2017

    by Lori Erickson

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  • Huế 1968 [eBook] : a turning point of the American war in Vietnam

    Huế 1968 : a turning point of the American war in Vietnam2017

    by Mark Bowden

    Summary: In mid-1967, the North Vietnam leadership had started planning an offensive intended to win the war in a single stroke. Part military action and part popular uprising, the effort included attacks...  more »

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  • Churchill and Orwell [eBook] : the fight for freedom

    Churchill and Orwell : the fight for freedom2017

    by Thomas E. Ricks

    Summary: Both George Orwell and Winston Churchill came close to death in the mid-1930's -- Orwell shot in the neck in a trench line in the Spanish Civil War, and Churchill struck by a car in New York City. If...  more »

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  • Blitzed [eBook] : drugs in the Third Reich

    Blitzed : drugs in the Third Reich2017

    by Norman Ohler

    Summary: The Nazi regime preached an ideology of physical, mental, and moral purity. But as Norman Ohler reveals in this history, the Third Reich was saturated with drugs. On the eve of World War II, Germany...  more »

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  • The American spirit [eBook] : who we are and what we stand for

    The American spirit : who we are and what we stand for2017

    by David G. McCullough

    Summary: This collection of speeches by historian David McCullough reminds us of fundamental American principles. Over the course of his distinguished career, David McCullough has spoken before Congress, the...  more »

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  • This fight is our fight [eBook] : the battle to save America's middle class

    This fight is our fight : the battle to save America's middle class2017

    by Elizabeth Warren

    Summary: Senator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America's middle class, and by the time the people of Massachusetts elected her in 2012, she had become one of the country's leading...  more »

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  • Sweet land of liberty [downloadable ebook] / the forgotten struggle for civil rights in the North

    Sweet land of liberty / the forgotten struggle for civil rights in the North2008

    by Thomas J Sugrue

    (269)

    Summary: Sweet Land of Liberty is an epic, revelatory account of the abiding quest for justice in states from Illinois to New York, and of how the intense northern struggle differed from and was inspired by the fight down South.

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