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Alone

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Alone: Britain, Churchill, and Dunkirk: Defeat Into Victory By Michael Korda Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631491320
Published: Liveright - September 19th, 2017

If you’ve seen Christopher Nolan’s film, Dunkirk, and want to learn more, try Alone. Korda’s book is a compelling and detailed examination of the events leading up to the beginning of World War II through the evacuation of Allied troops at Dunkirk interspersed with Korda’s own memoir of his illustrious, movie-making, emigre family.

Dale


Protestantism After 500 Years

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Protestantism After 500 Years By Thomas Albert Howard (Editor), Mark A. Noll (Editor) Cover Image
By Thomas Albert Howard (Editor), Mark A. Noll (Editor)
$52.00
ISBN: 9780190264796
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - August 1st, 2016

There is no overstating the significance of the Protestant Reformation, and so its 500th anniversary is an event deserving reflection. In Protestantism After 500 Years, two leading Reformation scholars compile essays devoted to how events of 1517 kick-started history's greatest revolution. A must-read for understanding religion's role in the development of modernity.

Matthew


Apollo 8

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Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon By Jeffrey Kluger Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781627798327
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - May 16th, 2017

Going to the moon is not a small undertaking. Imagine, it had never been done before, and the mission was planned & executed in sixteen weeks! Apollo 8 is the story of a “wild crapshoot” that will bring you back to that time or open the door to an accomplishment that included a TV broadcast from the moon on Christmas Eve 1968.  

Robert


Sergeant Reckless

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Sergeant Reckless: The True Story of the Little Horse Who Became a Hero By Patricia McCormick, Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Patricia McCormick, Iacopo Bruno (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062292599
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Published: Balzer + Bray - September 12th, 2017

A lively tale of the only non-human to officially hold military rank and be awarded two purple hearts for her heroic work in the Korean War. The fact that the brave little horse was totally motivated by her treats of chocolate, eggs, spaghetti and coffee adds levity to the serious demands humans put upon animals especially in times of war.  Important fact - she does survive to be honored and feted.

Susannah


Ballad of the Whiskey Robber

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Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, and Broken Hearts By Julian Rubinstein Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316010733
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 13th, 2005

The incredible (and hilarious) true story of Hungary's most famous bank robber/hockey player.

John


American Eclipse

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American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World By David Baron Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781631490163
Published: Liveright - June 6th, 2017

August is Eclipse Month, so what better way to celebrate than by reading a fabulous book about the Great American Eclipse of 1878. It was the US government's first big foray into the science business, the zenith of the superstar status of scientist icon Thomas Edison, & the first opportunity modern astronomy would have to use equipment--& understanding--that had never been available for previous eclipses. An informative, compelling & timely read.

 

David


My Grandfather's Gallery - A Family Memoir of Art and War

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My Grandfather's Gallery: A Family Memoir of Art and War By Anne Sinclair, Shaun Whiteside (Translated by) Cover Image
By Anne Sinclair, Shaun Whiteside (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781250074775
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Published: Picador - October 6th, 2015

Author and French television host Anne Sinclair tells the story of her grandfather, Paul Rosenberg, the celebrated French art dealer, who fled the Nazis during World War II. Part of the legendary Paris art scene, Rosenberg knew intimately Picasso, Matisse, Braque and others and his story paints a fascinating tale of war, betrayal, and ultimately, triumph.

Nathan


Democracy in America

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Democracy in America By Alexis de Tocqueville, Harvey C. Mansfield (Translated by), Delba Winthrop (Translated by) Cover Image
By Alexis de Tocqueville, Harvey C. Mansfield (Translated by), Delba Winthrop (Translated by)
$22.00
ISBN: 9780226805368
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Published: University of Chicago Press - April 1st, 2002

Probably the best comprehensive analysis of American political thought, as observed by a foreigner documenting the socio-political climate of our country in its early years. Despite being written in the early 19th century, Tocqueville remains one of the most insightful and riveting thinkers on the subjects of both democracy and the United States. After the Constitution, probably the most useful text to understanding American politics.

Matthew


Hamlet Globe to Globe

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Hamlet Globe to Globe: Two Years, 193,000 Miles, 197 Countries, One Play By Dominic Dromgoole Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780802125620
Published: Grove Press - April 26th, 2017

London's Globe Theater embarked on an ambitious project of bringing Hamlet to every country in the world, in honor of the Bard's 450th birthday (they made it to almost every one). This book is not just a rich evocation of many of the high points of those travels, but a series of brilliant meditations about the play itself and its continuing relevance in world in which we now live.

David


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