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Waterloo

• <b>Author:</b> Bernard Cornwell<p>#1 Bestseller in the U.K.<p>From the New York Times bestselling author and master of martial fiction comes the definitive, illustrated history of one of the greatest battles ever fought—a riveting nonfiction chronicle published to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Napoleon’s …

Red Platoon

• <b>Author:</b> Clinton Romesha<p><b>THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p><b>The only comprehensive, firsthand account of the fourteen-hour firefight at the Battle of Keating by Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha, for readers of Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden and Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell.</b> <i><br>“‘It doesn't get</i> …

Hero of the Empire

• <b>Author:</b> Candice Millard<p><b>From New York Times bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic and The River of Doubt, a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War</b> <b></b><br>At age twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to …

1491 (Second Edition)

• <b>Author:</b> Charles C. Mann<p>In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492. <br>Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled …

Command and Control

• <b>Author:</b> Eric Schlosser<p><b>The New Yorker</b><p><b>“Excellent... a hair-raising, minute-by-minute account of an accident at a Titan II missile silo in Arkansas, in 1980, which [Schlosser] renders in the manner of a techno-thriller… Command and Control is how nonfiction should be written.” (Louis Menand)</b><p>Famed …

Hogs in the Shadows

• <b>Author:</b> Milo S. Afong<p><b>They have one mission? and they accomplish it with one bullet.</b><p>In Operation Iraqi Freedom, there is a special breed of hunter for whom the prey is the enemy?and every day is hunting season. This soldier is a HOG?a Hunter of Gunman. These stories give firsthand accounts of just …

Destiny of the Republic

• <b>Author:</b> Candice Millard<p>James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a …

The Hunter Killers

• <b>Author:</b> Dan Hampton<p>At the height of the Cold War, America's most elite aviators bravely volunteered for a covert program aimed at eliminating an impossible new threat. Half never returned. All became legends. From New York Times bestselling author Dan Hampton comes one of the most extraordinary …

Relentless Strike

• <b>Author:</b> Sean Naylor<p>The <i>New York Times</i> Bestseller and Winner of the 2015 Army Historical Foundation Distinguished Writing Award for Unit History<p>Since the attacks of September 11, one organization has been at the forefront of America's military response. Its efforts turned the tide against al-Qaida in …

Gluten-Free Cuban Creole Stew - Recipes

SERVES 10 TO 12<p>This Cuban national dish, called Ajiaco Criollo, was original to the native Taino people. The Spanish and Portuguese adopted and added …

Chorizo

The Billion Dollar Spy

• <b>Author:</b> David E. Hoffman<p><b>From the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning history The Dead Hand comes the riveting story of a spy who cracked open the Soviet military research establishment and a penetrating portrait of the CIA’s Moscow station, an outpost of daring espionage in the last years of the</b> …

Rebel Yell

• <b>Author:</b> S. C. Gwynne<p>Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the epic <i>New York Times</i> bestselling account of how Civil War general Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson became a great and tragic national hero.<p>Stonewall Jackson has long been a figure of legend and romance. As much as any person in …

Three Sisters, Three Queens

• <b>Author:</b> Philippa Gregory<p>From #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Philippa Gregory, the little-known story of three Tudor women who are united in sisterhood and yet compelled to be rivals when they fulfill their destinies as queens.<p>As sisters they share an everlasting bond; as queens they can break …

Outlaw Platoon

• <b>Author:</b> Sean Parnell & John Bruning<p>A riveting story of American fighting men, Outlaw Platoon is Lieutenant Sean Parnell’s stunning personal account of the legendary U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division’s heroic stand in the mountains of Afghanistan.<p>Acclaimed for its vivid, poignant, and honest …

Area 51

• <b>Author:</b> Annie Jacobsen<p><i>Area 51</i><p>It is the most famous military installation in the world. And it doesn't exist. Located a mere seventy-five miles outside of Las Vegas in Nevada's desert, the base has never been acknowledged by the U.S. government-but Area 51 has captivated imaginations for …

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

• <b>Author:</b> Mary Beard<p>New York Times Bestseller • National Book Critics Circle Finalist • Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2015 • Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2015 • Economist Books of the Year 2015 • New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of 2015<p>A sweeping, "magisterial" history of the Roman …

The Best Food Festival in Every U.S. State

Eat your way across America with this ultimate map of foodie celebrations.<p>When it comes to quirky food festivals, America stands united. Our cross-country map of state-by-state cuisine celebrations, adapted from National Geographic's new book, <i>Great American Eating Experiences</i>, takes you from …

Festivals

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 …

6 Books That Should Be on Every Entrepreneur's Reading List | Inc.com

<i>What books should entrepreneurs read? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by James Altucher, entrepreneur, angel investor, and best-selling author, on Quora:</b><p>I'm going to be very direct. I've …

Books

The Quartet

• <b>Author:</b> Joseph J. Ellis<p>From Pulitzer Prize–winning American historian Joseph J. Ellis, the unexpected story of why the thirteen colonies, having just fought off the imposition of a distant centralized governing power, would decide to subordinate themselves anew.<p>We all know the famous opening phrase …

Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World

• <b>Author:</b> Jack Weatherford<p>The name Genghis Khan often conjures the image of a relentless, bloodthirsty barbarian on horseback leading a ruthless band of nomadic warriors in the looting of the civilized world. But the surprising truth is that Genghis Khan was a visionary leader whose conquests joined …

George Washington's Secret Six

• <b>Author:</b> Brian Kilmeade & Don Yaeger<p><b>“As a Long Islander endlessly fascinated by events that happened in a place I call home, I hope with this book to give the secret six the credit they didn’t get in life. The Culper spies represent all the patriotic Americans who give so much for their country but,</b> …

We Were Soldiers Once . . . and Young

• <b>Author:</b> Harold G. Moore & Joseph L. Galloway<p><b>New York Times</b> <b>Bestseller: A “powerful and epic story . . . the best account of infantry combat I have ever read” (Col. David Hackworth, author of About Face).</b> <br>In November 1965, some 450 men of the First Battalion, Seventh Cavalry, under the command of Lt. …

Let the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary

• <b>Author:</b> Geoffrey Cowan<p>The exhilarating, prescient story of the four-month campaign that changed American politics forever.<p>Let the People Rule tells the exhilarating story of the four-month campaign that changed American politics forever. In 1912 Theodore Roosevelt came out of retirement to …

The First Congress

• <b>Author:</b> Fergus M. Bordewich<p>This “fascinating” (<i>Chicago Tribune</i>), “lively” (<i>The New York Times</i>) history tells how the First Congress and the Washington administration created one of the most productive and far-reaching governments in American history—“gracefully written…and well worth reading” (<i>The</i> …

The Presidents Club

• <b>Author:</b> Nancy Gibbs & Michael Duffy<p>The Presidents Club, established at Dwight Eisenhower’s inauguration by Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover, is a complicated place: its members are bound forever by the experience of the Oval Office and yet are eternal rivals for history’s favor. Among their secrets: …

Empire of the Summer Moon

• <b>Author:</b> S. C. Gwynne<p>In the tradition of <i>Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee,</i> a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all.<p>S.C. Gwynne’s <i>Empire of the</i> …

The 14th Colony

• <b>Author:</b> Steve Berry<p><i>What happens if both the president and vice-president-elect die before taking the oath of office? The answer is far from certain—in fact, what follows would be nothing short of total political chaos.</i><p>Shot down over Siberia, ex-Justice Department agent Cotton Malone is forced into …

The Witches

• <b>Author:</b> Stacy Schiff<p>The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of <i>Cleopatra</i>, the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials.<p>It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, …