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Excavation

Excavation

“A real page-turner….Rollins keeps the story in overdrive, with plenty of twists and turns before the final shocker.”—Douglas Preston, co-author of The Monster of Florence A classic adventure from James Rollins, the author of The Doomsday Key, The Last...

Brief Answers to the Big Questions

Brief Answers to the Big Questions

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The world-famous cosmologist and author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the biggest questions facing humankind. “Hawking’s parting gift to humanity . . . a book every...

No Better Friend

No Better Friend

“A canine version of Unbroken.” –Maureen Corrigan, Fresh Air No Better Friend tells the story of Air Force technician Frank Williams and Judy, a purebred pointer, who met in WWII and were POWs in a camp in the Pacific....

All the Stars in the Heavens

All the Stars in the Heavens

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER People’s Book of the Week Annual Library of Virginia Literary Awards Nominee for Fiction Adriana Trigiani, the New York Times bestselling author of the blockbuster epic The Shoemaker’s Wife, returns with her biggest and boldest...

The Road to Unfreedom

The Road to Unfreedom

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of On Tyranny comes a stunning new chronicle of the rise of authoritarianism from Russia to Europe and America. “A brilliant analysis of our time.”—Karl Ove Knausgaard, The New Yorker With the end...

The Girl on the Velvet Swing

The Girl on the Velvet Swing

From New York Times bestselling author Simon Baatz, the first comprehensive account of the murder that shocked the world. In 1901 Evelyn Nesbit, a chorus girl in the musical Florodora, dined alone with the architect Stanford White in his...

The Tin Drum

The Tin Drum

The Tin Drum, one of the great novels of the twentieth century, was published in Ralph Manheim’s outstanding translation in 1959. It became a runaway bestseller and catapulted its young author to the forefront of world literature. To mark...

1434

1434

The New York Times bestselling author of 1421 offers another stunning reappraisal of history, presenting compelling new evidence that traces the roots of the European Renaissance to Chinese exploration in the fifteenth century The brilliance of the Renaissance laid...

The Age of Eisenhower

The Age of Eisenhower

A New York Times bestseller, this is the “outstanding” (The Atlantic), insightful, and authoritative account of Dwight Eisenhower’s presidency. Drawing on newly declassified documents and thousands of pages of unpublished material, The Age of Eisenhower tells the story of...

A Chance in Hell

A Chance in Hell

The riveting account of how one brigade turned Iraq’s most violent city into a model of stability Colonel Sean MacFarland’s brigade arrived in Iraq’s deadliest city with simple instructions: pacify Ramadi without destroying it. The odds were against him...

War of 1812

War of 1812

A brief overview of the War of 1812 including the involvement of the ancestors of Larry Oberg in war.

At the Dark End of the Street

At the Dark End of the Street

Groundbreaking, controversial, and courageous, here is the story of Rosa Parks and Recy Taylor—a story that reinterprets the history of America’s civil rights movement in terms of the sexual violence committed against black women by white men.  Rosa Parks was...

Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox (1882–1940)

Roosevelt: The Lion and the Fox (1882–1940)

“A brilliant full-length portrait of Franklin Roosevelt the politician”—the first in an award-winning two-volume biography (The Christian Science Monitor). Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the longest serving president in United States history, reshaping the country during the crises of the...

This House of Sky

This House of Sky

A haunting, magnificently written memoir by Ivan Doig about growing up in the American West Ivan Doig grew up in the rugged wilderness of western Montana among the sheepherders and denizens of small-town saloons and valley ranches. What he...

HU 1310: Western Cultural Heritage I

HU 1310: Western Cultural Heritage I

This document reader accompanies HU 1310 (Western Cultural Heritage I) at Faulkner University in Montgomery, AL.

Subterranean

Subterranean

“Edge-of-your-seat excitement.”—San Francisco Chronicle Beneath the ice at the bottom of the Earth is a magnificent subterranean labyrinth, a place of breathtaking wonders—and terrors beyond imagining. A team of specialists led by archaeologist Ashley Carter has been hand-picked to...

Reflections of a Warrior

Reflections of a Warrior

PFC Franklin Miller arrived in Vietnam in March 1966, and saw his first combat in a Reconnaissance Platoon. So began an odyssey that would make him into one of the most feared and respected men in the Special Forces...

The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

Winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize: “ commanding and important book.” —Jill Lepore, The New Yorker This epic work—named a best book of the year by the Washington Post, Time, the Los Angeles Times, Amazon,...

The History of Cuba, vol. 1

The History of Cuba, vol. 1

Author through this book provides a great references into the total spanish and cuban influence over all of the americas [north, central, south and carabeans islands. on the contrary, demonstrate the total peaceful and respecful integration of immigrants.

Public Enemies

Public Enemies

In Public Enemies, bestselling author Bryan Burrough strips away the thick layer of myths put out by J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI to tell the full story—for the first time—of the most spectacular crime wave in American history, the two-year...

Rhetoric

Rhetoric

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence” – attributed to Aristotle Aristotle was the most famous and influential Greek philosopher in the 2,000 years after he lived, and he...

American Heritage History of Early America: 1492-1776

American Heritage History of Early America: 1492-1776

Here, from American Heritage, is the human, vital story of America’s beginnings – from the journeys of early explorers and the founding of the Plymouth and Jamestown colonies to the French and Indian Wars and victory in the War...

Five Came Back

Five Came Back

Now a Netflix original documentary series, also written by Mark Harris, premiering on March 31,2017: the extraordinary wartime experience of five of Hollywood’s most important directors, all of whom put their stamp on World War II and were changed...

Case Closed

Case Closed

Pulitzer Prize Finalist: “By far the most lucid and compelling account . . . of what probably did happen in Dallas—and what almost certainly did not.” —The New York Times Book Review The Kennedy assassination has reverberated for five...

The Book of Runes

The Book of Runes

The publication of The Book of Runes (over two million in print) marked the return of an ancient Oracle last used in the Middle Ages by Viking navigators to set their courses under cloudy skies. In our time, the...

The Second Amendment

The Second Amendment

Widely acclaimed at the time of its publication, the life story of the most controversial, volatile, misunderstood provision of the Bill of Rights. At a time of increasing gun violence in America, Waldman’s book provoked a wide range of...

Wicked Women

Wicked Women

This collection of short, action-filled stories of the Old West’s most egregiously badly behaved female outlaws, gamblers, soiled doves, and other wicked women by award-winning Western history author Chris Enss offers a glimpse into Western Women’s experience that’s less...

The History of England, Volume I

The History of England, Volume I

The History of England (1754–61) is David Hume’s great work on the history of England. Hume’s History spanned “from the invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688” and went through over 100 editions. Many considered it the...

History of the War Between Mexico and the United States, with a Preliminary View of its Origin, Volume 1

History of the War Between Mexico and the United States, with a Preliminary View of its Origin, Volume 1

This book places a different emphasis on the causes and events of the war. Author collects and presents his data in a structured, orderly way, but his objectivity stops when he lets his adjectives paint the soldiers with different...

Favorite Greek Myths

Favorite Greek Myths

The Greek myths have intrigued countless generations of readers with their exciting tales of adventure, calamity, and conquest. This entertaining collection — excellently retold for young audiences by Bob Blaisdell — invites children to relive the memorable experiences of...