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Ghost SoldiersGhost Soldiers
Hampton Sides
“The greatest World War II story never told” (Esquire)—an enthralling account of the heroic mission to rescue the last survivors of the Bataan Death March. On January 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected U.S. troops slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission: March thirty rugged miles to rescue 513 POWs languishing in a hellish camp ...
Number of pages: 384 | Publication Date: 2002-05-07 | ISBN-13: 9780385495653

Behind Rebel LinesBehind Rebel Lines
Seymour Reit
In 1861, when war erupted between the States, President Lincoln made an impassioned plea for volunteers. Determined not to remain on the sidelines, Emma Edmonds cropped her hair, donned men’s clothing, and enlisted in the Union Army. Posing in turn as a slave, peddler, washerwoman, and fop, Emma became a cunning master of disguise, risking discov ...
Number of pages: 130 | Publication Date: 2001-08-01 | ISBN-13: 9780152164270

The Lost City of the Monkey GodThe Lost City of the Monkey God
Douglas Preston
NAMED A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2017#1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal bestseller! A Best Book of 2017 from the Boston GlobeOne of the 12 Best Books of the Year from National GeographicIncluded in Lithub's Ultimate Best Books of 2017 ListA Favorite Science Book of 2017 from Science NewsA five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient cur ...
Number of pages: 336 | Publication Date: 2017-09-05 | ISBN-13: 9781455540013

The Accidental PresidentThe Accidental President
A. J. Baime
The dramatic, pulse-pounding story of Harry Truman’s first four months in office, when this unlikely president had to take on Germany, Japan, Stalin, and the atomic bomb, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Heroes are often defined as ordinary characters who get thrust into extraordinary circumstances, and through courage and a das ...
Number of pages: 448 | Publication Date: 2017-10-24 | ISBN-13: 9780544617346

The Worst Hard TimeThe Worst Hard Time
Timothy Egan
"The Worst Hard Time is an epic story of blind hope and endurance almost beyond belief; it is also, as Tim Egan has told it, a riveting tale of bumptious charlatans, conmen, and tricksters, environmental arrogance and hubris, political chicanery, and a ruinous ignorance of nature's ways. Egan has reached across the generations and brought us the pe ...
Number of pages: 340 | Publication Date: 2006-09-01 | ISBN-13: 9780618773473

The Journey of Crazy HorseThe Journey of Crazy Horse
Joseph M. Marshall III
Drawing on vivid oral histories, Joseph M. Marshall’s intimate biography introduces a never-before-seen portrait of Crazy Horse and his Lakota communityMost of the world remembers Crazy Horse as a peerless warrior who brought the U.S. Army to its knees at the Battle of Little Bighorn. But to his fellow Lakota Indians, he was a dutiful son and hum ...
Number of pages: 336 | Publication Date: 2005-09-27 | ISBN-13: 9780143036210

Wolves at the DoorWolves at the Door
Judith Pearson
Virginia Hall left her Baltimore home in 1931 to enter the Foreign Service and went to work for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) when Hitler was building toward the peak of his power in Europe. She was assigned to France, where she helped the Resistance movement, escaped prisoners of war, and American Allied paratroopers. By 1942 she ...
Number of pages: 288 | Publication Date: 2008-05-13 | ISBN-13: 9781599210728

The Woman Who Smashed CodesThe Woman Who Smashed Codes
Jason Fagone
NATIONAL BESTSELLERNPR Best Book of 2017 “Not all superheroes wear capes, and Elizebeth Smith Friedman should be the subject of a future Wonder Woman movie.” — The New York TimesJoining the ranks of Hidden Figures and In the Garden of Beasts, the incredible true story of the greatest codebreaking duo that ever lived, an American woman and he ...
Number of pages: 464 | Publication Date: 2017-09-26 | ISBN-13: 9780062430489

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