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The Origins of Satellite Communications, 1945-1965
The Origins of Satellite Communications, 1945-1965
Written by David J. Whalen
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ISBN: 9781935623601
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The Origins of Satellite Communications, 1945-1965

Written by David J. Whalen


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2014
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Conventional assumptions hold that U.S. government research and development efforts produced the satellite communications industry. David J. Whalen has looked deeply into the history of the industry and presents remarkable new information to tell a much different story. He finds that most of the satellite technology was privately developed by AT&T... Read more >
Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an
Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an
Written by Denise Spellberg
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ISBN: 9780307388391
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Thomas Jefferson's Qur'an
Islam and the Founders
Written by Denise Spellberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $16.95

In this original and illuminating book, Denise A. Spellberg reveals a little-known but crucial dimension of the story of American religious freedom—a drama in which Islam played a surprising role. In 1765, eleven years before composing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson bought a Qur’an. This marked only the beginning of...

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Alaska
Alaska
Written by Bob Devine
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426213397
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Alaska
A Visual Tour of America's Great Land
Written by Bob Devine


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
On Sale: June 24, 2014
Price: $40.00

An amazing tour through its history, culture and landscape, Alaska's stunning imagery and informative text makes it the perfect book for those who dream of visiting the 49th state and those who want to celebrate its singular beauty and expansive history.From the lush rainforests of the Inside Passage, to the desolate... Read more >
The Skies Belong to Us
The Skies Belong to Us
Written by Brendan I. Koerner
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307886118
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The Skies Belong to Us
Love and Terror in the Golden Age of Hijacking
Written by Brendan I. Koerner


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $16.00

In an America torn apart by the Vietnam War and the demise of '60s idealism, airplane hijackings were astonishingly routine. Over a five-year period starting in 1968, the desperate and disillusioned seized commercial jets nearly once a week, using guns, bombs, and jars of acid. Some hijackers wished to escape to foreign... Read more >
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Days of Fire
Days of Fire
Written by Peter Baker
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ISBN: 9780385525190
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Days of Fire
Bush and Cheney in the White House
Written by Peter Baker


Format: Trade Paperback, 832 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $17.95

A New York Times Top 10 Best Book of the Year
A Washington Post Notable Book

Theirs was the most captivating American political partnership since Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger: a bold and untested president and his seasoned, relentless vice president. Confronted by one crisis after another, they struggled to protect the country, remake...

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Duel with the Devil
Duel with the Devil
Written by Paul Collins
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ISBN: 9780307956460
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Duel with the Devil
The True Story of How Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr Teamed Up to Take on America's First Sensational Murder Mystery
Written by Paul Collins


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $16.00

BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE EDGAR FINALIST, MURDER OF THE CENTURY

In the closing days of 1799, the United States was still a young republic. Waging a fierce battle for its uncertain future were two political parties: the well-moneyed Federalists, led by Alexander Hamilton, and the populist Republicans, led by Aaron Burr. The two...

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Legacies
Collecting America's History at the Smithsonian
Written by Steven Lubar and Kathleen M. Kendrick


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $39.95

The Smithsonian Institution has been America's museum since 1846. What do its vast collections -- from the ruby slippers to a piece of Plymouth Rock, first ladies' gowns to patchwork quilts, a Model T Ford to a customized Ford LTD low rider -- tell Americans about themselves? In this lavishly illustrated... Read more >
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Lost States
True Stories of Texlahoma, Transylvania, and Other States That Never Made It
Written by Michael J. Trinklein


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $19.99

Everyone knows the fifty nifty united states—but what about the hundreds of other statehood proposals that never came to pass? Lost States is a tribute to such great unrealized dreams as West Florida, Texlahoma, Montezuma, Rough and Ready, and Yazoo. Some of these states came remarkably close to joining the Union... Read more >
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Of a Fire on the Moon
Of a Fire on the Moon
Written by Norman Mailer
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ISBN: 9780553390612
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Of a Fire on the Moon

Written by Norman Mailer


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $16.00

For many, the moon landing was the defining event of the twentieth century. So it seems only fitting that Norman Mailer—the literary provocateur who altered the landscape of American nonfiction—wrote the most wide-ranging, far-seeing chronicle of the Apollo 11 mission. A classic chronicle of America’s reach for greatness in the midst... Read more >
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Of a Fire on the Moon
Of a Fire on the Moon
Written by Norman Mailer
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ISBN: 9780553390629
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Of a Fire on the Moon

Written by Norman Mailer


Format: eBook, 480 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $9.99

For many, the moon landing was the defining event of the twentieth century. So it seems only fitting that Norman Mailer—the literary provocateur who altered the landscape of American nonfiction—wrote the most wide-ranging, far-seeing chronicle of the Apollo 11 mission. A classic chronicle of America’s reach for greatness in the midst... Read more >
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One Summer
One Summer
Written by Bill Bryson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780767919418
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One Summer
America, 1927
Written by Bill Bryson


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $16.95

A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book
A GoodReads Reader's Choice

The summer of 1927 began with Charles Lindbergh crossing the Atlantic. Meanwhile, Babe Ruth was closing in on the home run record. In Newark, New Jersey, Alvin “Shipwreck” Kelly sat atop a flagpole for twelve days, and in Chicago, the gangster Al Capone... Read more >
Revolutionary Summer
Revolutionary Summer
Written by Joseph J. Ellis
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ISBN: 9780307946379
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Revolutionary Summer
The Birth of American Independence
Written by Joseph J. Ellis


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $15.95

A Washington Post Notable Book
A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year

The summer months of 1776 witnessed the most consequential events in the story of our country’s founding. While the thirteen colonies came together and agreed to secede from the British Empire, the British were dispatching the largest armada ever...

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Kentucky
Kentucky
Written by Pieter Estersohn
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781580933568
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Kentucky
Historic Houses and Horse Farms of Bluegrass Country
Written by Pieter Estersohn


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: May 27, 2014
Price: $60.00

In Kentucky: Historic Houses and Horse Farms, pre-eminent architectural and interiors photographer Pieter Estersohn guides us through Bluegrass Country, the legendary landscape around Lexington, Kentucky. The wealthiest town west of the Alleghenies prior to the Civil War, Lexington has a rich architectural and cultural history that is manifest in the elegant... Read more >
Through the Perilous Fight
Through the Perilous Fight
Written by Steve Vogel
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ISBN: 9780812981391
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Through the Perilous Fight
From the Burning of Washington to the Star-Spangled Banner: The Six Weeks That Saved the Nation
Written by Steve Vogel


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
On Sale: May 27, 2014
Price: $17.00

In a rousing account of one of the critical turning points in American history, Through the Perilous Fight tells the gripping story of the burning of Washington and the improbable last stand at Baltimore that helped save the nation and inspired its National Anthem.
 
In the summer of 1814, the... Read more >
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War Games
Inside the World of Twentieth-Century War Reenactors
Written by Jenny Thompson


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: May 27, 2014
Price: $25.95

D-Day with beach umbrellas in the distance? Troops ordering ice cream? American and German forces celebrating Christmas together in the barracks? This could only be the curious world of 20th-century war reenactors. A relatively recent and rapidly expanding phenomenon, reenactments in the United States of World War I, World War II... Read more >
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The Good Spy
The Good Spy
Written by Kai Bird
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307889751
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The Good Spy
The Life and Death of Robert Ames
Written by Kai Bird


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $26.00

The Good Spy is Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird’s compelling portrait of the remarkable life and death of one of the most important operatives in CIA history – a man who, had he lived, might have helped heal the rift between Arabs and the West.
 
On April 18, 1983, a bomb exploded... Read more >
The Good Spy
The Good Spy
Written by Kai Bird
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ISBN: 9780307889775
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The Good Spy
The Life and Death of Robert Ames
Written by Kai Bird


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $12.99

The Good Spy is Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird’s compelling portrait of the remarkable life and death of one of the most important operatives in CIA history – a man who, had he lived, might have helped heal the rift between Arabs and the West.
 
On April 18, 1983, a bomb exploded... Read more >
The Good Spy
The Good Spy
Written by Kai Bird, Read by Rene Ruiz
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780804166478
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The Good Spy
The Life and Death of Robert Ames
Written by Kai Bird
Read by Rene Ruiz


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $45.00

The Good Spy is Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird’s compelling portrait of the remarkable life and death of one of the most important operatives in CIA history – a man who, had he lived, might have helped heal the rift between Arabs and the West.
 
On April 18, 1983, a bomb exploded... Read more >
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The Good Spy
The Good Spy
Written by Kai Bird, Read by Rene Ruiz
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804166485
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The Good Spy
The Life and Death of Robert Ames
Written by Kai Bird
Read by Rene Ruiz


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $22.50

The Good Spy is Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird’s compelling portrait of the remarkable life and death of one of the most important operatives in CIA history – a man who, had he lived, might have helped heal the rift between Arabs and the West.
 
On April 18, 1983, a bomb exploded... Read more >
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Wilderness and Spotsylvania 1864
Wilderness and Spotsylvania 1864
Written by Andy Nunez, Illustrated by Peter Dennis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781472801470
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Wilderness and Spotsylvania 1864
Grant versus Lee in the East
Written by Andy Nunez
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $21.95

Grant and Lee fought near Chancellorsville, VA in a confusing series of battles amidst brush thickets and wildfires. Unlike previous campaigns, Grant simply kept flanking Lee, trying frontal assaults at Spotslvania's 'mule-shoe' and Cold Harbor along the way to laying seige to Richmond and Petersburg.

In May 1864 the Union Army... Read more >
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Wilderness and Spotsylvania 1864
Grant versus Lee in the East
Written by Andy Nunez
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $21.95

Grant and Lee fought near Chancellorsville, VA in a confusing series of battles amidst brush thickets and wildfires. Unlike previous campaigns, Grant simply kept flanking Lee, trying frontal assaults at Spotslvania's 'mule-shoe' and Cold Harbor along the way to laying seige to Richmond and Petersburg.

In May 1864 the Union Army... Read more >
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With the Beatles

Written by Lewis Lapham


Format: eBook, 168 pages
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $15.00

Halfway between the summer of love and the Tet offensive, the Beatles went to India to study with the Maharishi—and Lewis Lapham, esteemed Harper's editor and award-winning writer, was there. WITH THE BEATLES is a remarkable book of cultural commentary on that seminal '60s moment.

The ashram in Rishikesh, India was the... Read more >
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You Are Not Forgotten
You Are Not Forgotten
Written by Bryan Bender
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ISBN: 9780307946461
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You Are Not Forgotten
The Story of a Lost World War II Pilot and a Twenty-First-Century Soldier's Mission to Bring Him Home
Written by Bryan Bender


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $16.95

In 1944 Major Marion “Ryan” McCown Jr., an earnest young Marine Corps pilot, came under attack by enemy fire and went down with his plane, lost to the dense jungle of Papua New Guinea. Some sixty years later, Major George Eyster V would find himself in the same sweltering and nearly... Read more >
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Revolt on Goose Island
The Chicago Factory Takeover and What It Says About the Economic Crisis
Written by Kari Lydersen


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $16.00

Revised and updated, with a new afterword by the author

“There is much talk about ‘audacity’ these days, but true chutzpah is when the workers take over the factory and take on the bank. Kari Lydersen’s invaluable account of the Republic sit-down strike is an instruction manual for worker dignity.”
—Mike Davis, author... Read more >
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Birdmen
Birdmen
Written by Lawrence Goldstone
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345538031
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Birdmen
The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies
Written by Lawrence Goldstone


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $28.00

From acclaimed historian Lawrence Goldstone comes a thrilling narrative of courage, determination, and competition: the story of the intense rivalry that fueled the rise of American aviation.
 
The feud between this nation’s great air pioneers, the Wright brothers and Glenn Curtiss, was a collision of unyielding and profoundly American... Read more >
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