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Gun Barons: The Weapons That Transformed America and the Men Who Invented Them By John Bainbridge, Jr. Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250266866
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 24th, 2022

John Bainbridge, Jr.'s Gun Barons is a narrative history of six charismatic and idiosyncratic men who changed the course of American history through the invention and refinement of repeating weapons.


The Habsburgs: To Rule the World By Martyn Rady Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781541644519
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Published: Basic Books - May 10th, 2022

“A feat of both scholarship and storytelling” (Wall Street Journal)—the definitive history of a powerful family dynasty who dominated Europe for centuries. 
 

In The Habsburgs, Martyn Rady tells the epic story of a dynasty and the world it built—and then lost—over nearly a millennium.


The Age of Alexander By Plutarch, Ian Scott-Kilvert (Translated by), Timothy E. Duff (Translated by), Timothy E. Duff (Introduction by), Timothy E. Duff (Notes by) Cover Image
By Plutarch, Ian Scott-Kilvert (Translated by), Timothy E. Duff (Translated by), Timothy E. Duff (Introduction by), Timothy E. Duff (Notes by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780140449358
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Published: Penguin Classics - May 29th, 2012

Plutarch's influential writings on the ancient world


Survival In Auschwitz By Primo Levi Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780684826806
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 1st, 1995

The true and harrowing account of Primo Levi’s experience at the German concentration camp of Auschwitz and his miraculous survival; hailed by The Times Literary Supplement as a “true work of art, this edition includes an exclusive conversation between the author and Philip Roth.

In 1943, Primo Levi, a twenty-five-year-old chemist and “Italian citizen of Jewi


Shakespeare (Eminent Lives) By Bill Bryson Cover Image
$13.99
ISBN: 9780061673696
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Published: Harper Perennial - October 21st, 2008

William Shakespeare, the most celebrated poet in the English language, left behind nearly a million words of text, but his biography has long been a thicket of wild supposition arranged around scant facts. With a steady hand and his trademark wit, Bill Bryson sorts through this colorful muddle to reveal the man himself.


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The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary By Simon Winchester Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060839789
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Published: Harper Perennial - July 5th, 2005

A New York Times Notable Book  

The Professor and the Madman is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary—and literary history.


The Long Walk: The True Story Of A Trek To Freedom By Slavomir Rawicz Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781493022618
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Published: Lyons Press - April 1st, 2016

"I hope The Long Walk will remain as a memorial to all those who live and die for freedom, and for all those who for many reasons could not speak for themselves."--Slavomir Rawicz In 1941, the author and six other fellow prisoners escaped a Soviet labor camp in Yakutsk--a camp where enduring hunger, cold, untended wounds, untreated illnesses, and avoiding daily executions were everyday feats.


Rooster: The Life and Time of the Real Rooster Cogburn, the Man Who Inspired True Grit By Brett Cogburn Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780758274946
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Published: Kensington - August 28th, 2012

The True Story Behind True Grit

Immortalized in the classic novel and films, the real "Rooster" Cogburn was as bold, brash, and bigger-than-life as the American West itself. Now, in this page-turning account, Cogburn's great-great-grandson reveals the truth behind the fiction--and the man behind the myth. . .


The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West By Megan Kate Nelson Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501152559
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Published: Scribner - February 16th, 2021

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in History

A dramatic, riveting, and “fresh look at a region typically obscured in accounts of the Civil War.


The Wives of Henry VIII By Antonia Fraser Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780679730019
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Published: Vintage - November 30th, 1993

The New York Times bestselling history of the legendary six wives of Henry VIII--from the acclaimed author of  Marie Antoinette


The First Kennedys: The Humble Roots of an American Dynasty By Neal Thompson Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780358437697
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Published: Mariner Books - February 22nd, 2022

“Here is that rare thing: an untold chapter in the Kennedy saga. . .Compelling and illuminating.”—Jon Meacham


Clementine: The Life of Mrs. Winston Churchill By Sonia Purnell Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143128915
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Published: Penguin Books - October 25th, 2016

“Engrossing…the first formal biography of a woman who has heretofore been relegated to the sidelines.”–The New York Times