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  • The #1 New York Times bestseller The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America?s greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner. Before John Glenn orbited the...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2016
  • An interdisciplinary introduction to early modern cross-cultural encounters and their influences on the development of world societies.

    Publisher : Cambridge University Press
    published : 2010
  • One Saturday morning in February 1972, an impoundment dam owned by the Pittston Coal Company burst, sending a 130 million gallon, 25 foot tidal wave of water, sludge, and debris crashing into southern West Virginia's Buffalo Creek hollow. It was one of the deadliest floods in U.S. history. 125 people were killed instantly, more than 1,000 were injured,...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2011
  • Mago pointed to a spot on the dirt floor and reminded me that my umbilical cord was buried there. ?That way,? Mami told the midwife, ?no matter where life takes her, she won?t ever forget where she came from.? Then Mago touched my belly button . . . She said that my umbilical cord was like a ribbon that connected me to Mami. She said, ?It doesn?t...

    Publisher : Washington Square Press
    published : 2012
  • National Bestseller On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues.  As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that...

    Publisher : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    published : 2001
  • "In the figure of the old-time gamblin? man and cold killer, John Myers has found a subject perfectly suited to his talents and his methods. . . . The result is a solid though lively biography. . . . As for the general reader, interested in the old West, he?ll eat this up and beg for more."? San Francisco Chronicle

    Publisher : UNP - Bison Books
    published : 2013
  • California has always been our Shangri-la?the promised land of countless pilgrims in search of the American Dream. Now the Golden State?s premier historian, Kevin Starr, distills the entire sweep of California?s history into one splendid volume. From the age of exploration to the age of Arnold, this is the story of a place at once quintessentially...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2007
  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ?  Includes a new afterword about the Iran nuclear agreement, the 2016 presidential race, and the future of the U.S.-Israel alliance Michael B. Oren?s memoir of his time as Israel?s ambassador to the United States?a period of transformative change for America and a time of violent upheaval throughout the Middle East?provides...

    Publisher : Random House Publishing Group
    published : 2015
  • Same-sex marriage, #BlackLivesMatter, the DREAM Act, the People?s Climate March, End the New Jim Crow, Occupy Wall Street, the fight for a $15 minimum wagethese are just a few of the remarkable movements that have blossomed in the past decade, a most fertile and productive era of activism. Now, in a visually rich and deeply inspiring book, the leaders...

    Publisher : The New Press
    published : 2016
  • ?Absolutely delicious.?? Washington Post From the mystique of the glamorous Kennedys to the tumult that surrounded Bill and Hillary Clinton during the president?s impeachment to the historic tenure of Barack and Michelle Obama, each new administration brings a unique set of personalities to the White House?and a new set of challenges to the fiercely...

    Publisher : HarperCollins
    published : 2016