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NPR Bestsellers: Hardcover Fiction, Week Of April 4, 2013 : NPR

In Harm's Way

• <b>Author:</b> Doug Stanton<p>A harrowing, adrenaline-charged account of America's worst naval disaster -- and of the heroism of the men who, against all odds, survived.<p>On July 30, 1945, the USS <i>Indianapolis</i> was torpedoed in the South Pacific by a Japanese submarine. An estimated 300 men were killed upon …

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Code Talker

• <b>Author:</b> Chester Nez & Judith Schiess Avila<p><b>The first and only memoir by one of the original Navajo code talkers of WWII.</b><p>His name wasn’t Chester Nez. That was the English name he was assigned in kindergarten. And in boarding school at Fort Defiance, he was punished for speaking his native language, …

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Is Paris Burning?

• <b>Author:</b> Larry Collins & Dominique Lapierre<p>"'Is Paris burning?' was a question that Hitler persistently put to his commander in the French capitol during August 1944. Thus begins the absorbing account of the liberation of Paris. You will be moved by the descriptions and want to see Paris to witness …

The Borgias

• <b>Author:</b> G. J. Meyer<p>The startling truth behind one of the most notorious dynasties in history is revealed in a remarkable new account by the acclaimed author of <i>The Tudors</i> and <i>A World Undone</i>. Sweeping aside the gossip, slander, and distortion that have shrouded the Borgias for centuries, G. J. Meyer …

No Easy Day

• <b>Author:</b> Mark Owen & Kevin Maurer<p><b>The #1 New York Times bestselling first-person account of the planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid from a Navy SEAL who confronted the terrorist mastermind and witnessed his final moments.</b><p>From the streets of Iraq to the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips in …

The Sleepwalkers

• <b>Author:</b> Christopher Clark<p>One of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Books of the Year<p>Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History)<p>The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 is historian Christopher Clark’s riveting account of the explosive beginnings of World War I.<p>Drawing on new …

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SEAL Team Six

• <b>Author:</b> Howard E. Wasdin & Stephen Templin<p><b>The New York Times best selling book that takes you inside SEAL Team Six – the covert squad that killed Osama Bin Laden</b><p>SEAL Team Six is a secret unit tasked with counterterrorism, hostage rescue, and counterinsurgency. In this dramatic, behind-the-scenes …

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Summer of '49

• <b>Author:</b> David Halberstam<p><b>Halberstam’s classic #1 bestseller about the magical summer when baseball’s fiercest rivalry captured the nation’s imagination, and changed the sport forever</b><br>The summer of 1949: It was baseball’s Golden Age and the year Joe DiMaggio’s New York Yankees were locked in a …

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A Higher Call

• <b>Author:</b> Adam Makos & Larry Alexander<p><b>THE NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER</b><p>December, 1943: A badly damaged American bomber struggles to fly over wartime Germany. At the controls is twenty-one-year-old Second Lieutenant Charlie Brown. Half his crew lay wounded or dead on this, their first …

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Citizens of London

• <b>Author:</b> Lynne Olson<p>The acclaimed author of <i>Troublesome Young Men</i> reveals the behind-the-scenes story of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain, told from the perspective of three key American players in London: Edward R. Murrow, the handsome, chain-smoking head of CBS News in …

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