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The Guns of John Moses Browning: The Remarkable Story of the Inventor Whose Firearms Changed the World By Nathan Gorenstein Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781982129224
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Published: Scribner - May 17th, 2022

A “well-researched and very readable new biography” (The Wall Street Journal) of “the Thomas Edison of guns,” a visionary inventor who designed the modern handgun and whose awe-inspiring array of firearms helped ensure victory in numerous American wars and holds a crucial place in world history.

Few people are aware that John Moses Browning—a tall


Into Enemy Waters: A World War II Story of the Demolition Divers Who Became the Navy Seals By Andrew Dubbins Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781635767728
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Published: Diversion Books - August 23rd, 2022

With echoes of Unbroken; the derring-do and bravado of The Right Stuff; and the battle-forged camaraderie of Band of Brothers, this is the World War II story of 95-year-old veteran George Morgan and the Underwater Demolition Teams.


Mutinous Women: How French Convicts Became Founding Mothers of the Gulf Coast By Joan DeJean Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781541600584
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Published: Basic Books - April 19th, 2022

The secret history of the rebellious Frenchwomen who were exiled to colonial Louisiana and found power in the Mississippi Valley

In 1719, a ship named La Mutine (the mutinous woman), sailed from the French port of Le Havre, bound for the Mississippi.


The Black Prince of Florence: The Spectacular Life and Treacherous World of Alessandro De' Medici By Catherine Fletcher Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780190092146
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - July 8th, 2020

Born to a dark-skinned maid and Lorenzo II de' Medici, the illegitimate Alessandro was groomed for power. In 1532, at the age of nineteen, backed by the Holy Roman Emperor--his future father-in-law--and the Pope, he became Duke of Florence, facing down family rivals and oligarchs and inheriting the grandest dynasty of the Italian Renaissance.


God's Fool: The Life of Francis of Assisi By Julien Green Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060634643
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Published: HarperOne - September 2nd, 1987

This warm, richly detailed biography brings the beloved saint alive in all his human and profoundly spiritual dimensions.


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Boone: A Biography By Robert Morgan Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781565126152
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 23rd, 2008

The story of Daniel Boone is the story of America—its ideals, its promise, its romance, and its destiny.


18 Tiny Deaths: The Untold Story of the Woman Who Invented Modern Forensics By Bruce Goldfarb, Judy Melinek (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Bruce Goldfarb, Judy Melinek (Introduction by)
$15.99
ISBN: 9781728217543
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Published: Sourcebooks - January 19th, 2021

The fascinating story of the forgotten woman who pioneered forensic science


The Forgotten Botanist: Sara Plummer Lemmon's Life of Science and Art By Wynne Brown Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781496222817
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Published: Bison Books - November 1st, 2021

WILLA Literary Award Winner in Creative Nonfiction
2022 Spur Award Winner
2022 Top Pick in Southwest Books of the Year 
New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards Finalist in Cover Design 
Honorable Mention in the At-Large NFPW Communications Contest

The Forgotten Botanist is the account of an extraordinary woman who, in 1870, was driven by ill health t


Life Is So Good By George Dawson, Richard Glaubman Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780812984873
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 7th, 2013

One man’s extraordinary journey through the twentieth century and how he learned to read at age 98
 
“Things will be all right. People need to hear that. Life is good, just as it is. There isn’t anything I would change about my life.”—George Dawson
 


A Thousand Shall Fall: The Electrifying Story of a Soldier and His Family Who Dared to Practice Their Faith in Hitler's Germany By Susi Hasel Mundy, Maylan Schurch (With) Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780828015615
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Published: Review & Herald Publishing - June 1st, 2001

The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies By Jason Fagone Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062430519
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Published: Dey Street Books - August 28th, 2018

National Bestseller 

NPR Best Book of the Year

“Not all superheroes wear capes, and Elizebeth Smith Friedman should be the subject of a future Wonder Woman movie.” —The New York Times


Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (Perennial Classics) By David Garrow Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780060566920
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - January 6th, 2004

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, this biography of Martin Luther King, Jr. covers the entire life of the leader of the Civil Rights Movement