Biography & History


Fossil Men: The Quest for the Oldest Fossil Skeleton and the Battle to Define Human Origins

Author: Kermit Pattison

ISBN: 9780062410283

Discusses the search for the fossilized remains of the earliest human ancestors in the hopes that the discoveries will offer new insights into the development, origins and evolution of the human species and reveals what is known about existing fossils.

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Unti Pioneer Woman Mother's Day Book

Author: Ree Drummond

ISBN: 9780062962751

A warm, hilarious collection of stories and reflections on motherhood from the #1 New York Times bestselling author, photographer, businesswoman, and star of the Food Network show The Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond.From her beginnings as an early blogger, Ree Drummond has become a household name with a passionate following of...

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Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

ISBN: 9780063051331

The first volume of the graphic adaptation of Yuval Noah Harari's smash #1 New York Times and international bestseller recommended by President Barack Obama and Bill Gates, with gorgeous full-color illustrations and concise, easy to comprehend text for readers of all ages.One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different...

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Epidemics and Society: From the Black Death to the Present

Author: Frank M. Snowden

ISBN: 9780300256390

This sweeping exploration of the impact of epidemic diseases looks at how mass infectious outbreaks have shaped society, from the Black Death to today, and in a new preface addresses the global threat of COVID-19. In a clear and accessible style, Frank M. Snowden reveals the ways that diseases...

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Rust in Peace: The Inside Story of the Megadeth Masterpiece

Author: Dave Mustaine

ISBN: 9780306846021

Building the Perfect Beast details the making of Megadeth's iconic record, Rust In Peace, which was released in 1990, at an incredible time of flux and creativity in the rock world. Relayed by the lead vocalist and guitarist of Megadeth himself, Dave Mustaine, the book covers the process of hiring...

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Red Comet: The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath

Author: Heather Clark

ISBN: 9780307961167

With a wealth of never-before-accessed materials--including unpublished letters and manuscripts; court, police, and psychiatric records; and new interviews--Heather Clark brings to life the brilliant daughter of Wellesley, Massachusetts who had poetic ambition from a very young age and was an accomplished, published writer of poems and stories even before she...

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The Sediments of Time: My Lifelong Search for the Past

Author: Leakey, Meave

ISBN: 9780358206675

Meave Leakey's thrilling, high-stakes memoir--written with her daughter Samira--encapsulates her distinguished life and career on the front lines of the hunt for our human origins, a quest made all the more notable by her stature as a woman in a highly competitive, male-dominated field.

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The Book Collectors: A Band of Syrian Rebels and the Stories That Carried Them Through a War

Author: Delphine Minoui

ISBN: 9780374115166

Award-winning journalist Delphine Minoui recounts the true story of a band of young rebels in a besieged Syrian town, who find hope and connection making an underground library from the rubble of warDay in, day out, bombs fall on Daraya, a town outside Damascus, the very spot where the Syrian...

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Mad at the World: A Life of John Steinbeck

Author: William Souder

ISBN: 9780393292268

A resonant biography of America's most celebrated novelist of the Great Depression.The first full-length biography of the Nobel laureate to appear in a quarter century, Mad at the World illuminates what has made the work of John Steinbeck an enduring part of the literary canon: his capacity for empathy. Pulitzer...

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The Man Who Ate Too Much: The Life of James Beard

Author: John Birdsall

ISBN: 9780393635713

The definitive biography of America's best-known and least understood food personality, and the modern culinary landscape he shaped.After World War II, a newly affluent United States reached for its own gourmet culture, one at ease with the French international style of Escoffier, but also distinctly American. Enter James Beard, authority...

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Vincent van Gogh: A Life in Letters

Author: Nienke Bakker

ISBN: 9780500094242

A remarkable selection covering all aspects of Vincent van Gogh's life and offering valuable new insights into the creative process behind his many famous works.This captivating collection of Vincent van Gogh's letters opens a window into the mind of one of history's greatest artists. Giving rare insight into his complicated...

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Lost in a Gallup: Polling Failure in U.S. Presidential Elections

Author: W. Joseph Campbell

ISBN: 9780520300965

Donald Trump's unexpected victory in the 2016 U.S. presidential election brought sweeping criticism of election polls and poll-based statistical forecasts, which had signaled that Hillary Clinton would win the White House. Surprise ran deep in 2016, but it was not unprecedented. Lost in a Gallup examines in lively and...

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Cook with Me: 150 Recipes for the Home Cook: A Cookbook

Author: Alex Guarnaschelli

ISBN: 9780593135082

For Alex Guarnaschelli, cooking has never been just about getting dinner on the table. With a legendary cookbook-editor mother (Maria Guarnaschelli) and a food-obsessed father, the Food Network icon and Iron Chef has always been immersed in the culinary world. Now with a daughter of her own, food and cooking...

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Churchill's Hellraisers: The Secret Mission to Storm a Forbidden Nazi Fortress

Author: Damien Lewis

ISBN: 9780806540740

It is the winter of 1944. Allied forces have succeeded in liberating most of Axis-occupied Italy - with one crucial exception: the Nazi headquarters north of the Gothic Line. Heavily guarded and surrounded by rugged terrain, the mountain fortress is nearly impenetrable. But British Prime Minister Winston Churchill is...

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America's National Historic Trails: In the Footsteps of History

Author: Karen Berger

ISBN: 9780847868858

From the battlefields of the American Revolution to the trails blazed by the pioneers, lands explored by Lewis and Clark and covered by the Pony Express, to the civil-rights marches of Selma and Montgomery, this is the official book of the country's 19 National Historic Trails. These trails range from...

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Let Love Rule

Author: Lenny Kravitz

ISBN: 9781250113085

Let Love Rule is a work of deep reflection. Lenny Kravitz looks back at his life with candor, self-scrutiny, and humor."My life is all about opposites," he writes. "Black and white. Jewish and Christian. The Jackson 5 and Led Zeppelin. I accepted my Gemini soul. I owned it. I adored...

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No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality

Author: Michael J. Fox

ISBN: 9781250265616

A moving account of resilience, hope, fear and mortality, and how these things resonate in our lives, by actor and advocate Michael J. Fox. The entire world knows Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, the teenage sidekick of Doc Brown in Back to the Future; as Alex P. Keaton in...

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Loved and Wanted: A Memoir of Choice, Children, and Womanhood

Author: Christa Parravani

ISBN: 9781250756848

Christa Parravani was forty years old, in a troubled marriage, and in bad financial straits when she learned she was pregnant with her third child. She and her family were living in Morgantown, West Virginia, where she had taken a professorial position at the local university.Haunted by a childhood steeped...

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The Rescuer: One Firefighter's Story of Courage, Darkness, and the Relentless Love That Saved Him

Author: Jason Sautel

ISBN: 9781400216475

He helped save people every day - but he had no idea how to save himself. Jason Sautel had it all. Confident in his abilities and trusted by his fellow firefighters, he was making a name for himself on the streets of Oakland, California. His adrenaline-fueled job even helped him...

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Gentle on My Mind: In Sickness and in Health with Glen Campbell

Author: Kim Campbell

ISBN: 9781400217830

The page-turning, never-before-told story of Kim Campbell's rollercoaster thirty-four-year marriage to music legend Glen Campbell, including how Kim helped Glen finally conquer his addictions only to face their greatest challenge when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.Kim Campbell was a fresh-faced twenty-one-year-old dancer at Radio City Music Hall when a...

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America the Beautiful: A Story in Photographs

Author: National Geographic

ISBN: 9781426221422

America the Beautiful showcases the stunning spaces closest to our nation's heart--from the woods in the Great Appalachian Valley that Davy Crockett once called home to the breathtaking sweep of California's Big Sur coast to the wilds of Alaska. It also celebrates the people who have made this country what...

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World War II POW Camps in Ohio

Author: Dr. James Van Keuren

ISBN: 9781467141666

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A Promised Land

Author: Barack Obama

ISBN: 9781524763169

In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term...

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We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence

Author: Becky Cooper

ISBN: 9781538746837

For readers gripped by In Cold Blood and I'll Be Gone in the Dark, We Keep the Dead Close is both a haunting true crime narrative of an unsolved 1969 murder at a prestigious institution and a lyrical memoir of obsession and love for a girl who dreamt of rising...

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South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War

Author: Alice L. Baumgartner

ISBN: 9781541617780

The Underground Railroad to the North promised salvation to many American slaves before the Civil War. But thousands of people in the south-central United States escaped slavery not by heading north but by crossing the southern border into Mexico, where slavery was abolished in 1837.In South to Freedom, historian Alice...

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Invisible Differences

Author: Julie Dachez

ISBN: 9781620107669

Translated for the very first time in English, Invisible Differences is the deeply moving and intimate story of what it's like to live day to day with Asperger Syndrome. Marguerite feels awkward, struggling every day to stay productive at work and keep up appearances with friends. She's sensitive, irritable at...

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How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century

Author: Frank Dikotter

ISBN: 9781635573794

From the Samuel Johnson Prize-winning author of Mao's Great Famine, a sweeping and timely study of twentieth-century dictators and the development of the modern cult of personality. No dictator can rule through fear and violence alone. Naked power can be grabbed and held temporarily, but it never suffices in the...

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This Time Next Year We'll Be Laughing

Author: Jacqueline Winspear

ISBN: 9781641292696

The New York Times bestselling author of the Maisie Dobbs series offers a deeply personal memoir of her Kentish childhood and her family's resilience in the face of war and privation. After sixteen novels, Jacqueline Winspear has taken the bold step of turning to memoir, revealing the hardships and joys...

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The Woman Who Stole Vermeer: The True Story of Rose Dugdale and the Russborough House Art Heist

Author: Anthony M. Amore

ISBN: 9781643135298

The extraordinary life and crimes of heiress-turned-revolutionary Rose Dugdale, who in 1974 became the only woman to pull off a major art heist.In the world of crime, there exists an unusual commonality between those who steal art and those who repeatedly kill: they are almost exclusively male. But, as with...

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Dalko: The Untold Story of Baseball's Fastest Pitcher

Author: Bill Dembski

ISBN: 9781645427100

For the first time, Dalko: The Untold Story of Baseball's Fastest Pitcher unites all of the eyewitness accounts from the coaches, analysts, teammates, and professionals who witnessed the game's fastest pitcher in action. In doing so, it puts readers on the fields and at the plate to hear the buzzing...

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Raising King

Author: Joseph Ross

ISBN: 9781734827385

Poetry collection on the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Joseph Ross."raising king urges readers to walk beside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. from Montgomery to Memphis, past police dogs, mobs, and fire hoses. Listen to his thoughts, hopes, and fears. You'll also hear from heroes...

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Warriors, Witches, Women: Celebrating Mythology's Fiercest Females

Author: Hodges, Kate

ISBN: 9781781319260

WARRIORS, WITCHES, WOMEN is a guide to awe-inspiring mythic female creatures worldwide; from feminist fairies to bloodsucking, seductive succubae, half-human half-bird harpies created from the wind, or protective and seductive voodoo goddesses who still impact on African-American cultural feminism. 50 entries profile global examples of fierce females from mythology and...

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Ghastly Tales of Gaiety and Greed: Unauthorized and Haunted Cedar Point

Author: E.F. Schraeder

ISBN: 9781949054248

Coasters, carousels, an old cemetery and sprawling hotel on a stormy lakeside. Visit this haunted tour of scrapbook memories where legendary summers intersect with history and rumor. Told in vignettes that weave stories, newspaper clippings, postcards, and images, Ghastly Tales weaves the tales of four families through the decades at...

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Under the Black Hat: My Life in the Wwe and Beyond

Author: Jim Ross

ISBN: 9781982130527

From legendary wrestling announcer Jim Ross comes a candid, colorful memoir about the inner workings of the WWE and the personal crises he weathered at the height of his career. Jim Ross has been the beloved voice of the WWE--and now All-Elite Wrestling--for decades, but there is so much more...

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War: How Conflict Shaped Us

Author: Margaret MacMillan

ISBN: 9781984856135

The instinct to fight may be innate in human nature, but war - organized violence - comes with organized society. War has shaped humanity's history, its social and political institutions, its values and ideas. Our very language, our public spaces, our private memories, and some of our greatest cultural...

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One Life

Author: Megan Rapinoe

ISBN: 9781984881168

Megan Rapinoe is one of the world's most talented athletes. But beyond her massive professional success on the soccer field, Rapinoe has become an icon and ally to millions, boldly speaking out on the issues that matter most. In recent years, she's become one of the faces of the equal...

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