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Nine History Books the Read

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Title: The Daughter of Time

A hospitalized English policeman reconstructs historical evidence concerning Richard III's role in the murder of Edward IV's two sons.
Author(s): Josephine Tey
ISBN 13: 9780684803869
Pages: 206
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Title: Assassination Vacation

With Assassination Vacation, she takes us on a road trip like no other -- a journey to the pit stops of American political murder and through the myriad ways they have been used for fun and profit, for political and cultural advantage.
Author(s): Sarah Vowell
ISBN 13: 9780743260046
Pages: 272
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Title: Manhunt

James L. Swanson's Manhunt is a fascinating tale of murder, intrigue, and betrayal. A gripping hour-by-hour account told through the eyes of the hunted and the hunters, this is history as you've never read it before.
Author(s): James L. Swanson
ISBN 13: 9780060518509
Pages: 496
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Title: The King Must Die

An adaptation of the legend of Theseus who masters the art of bull leaping and slays the Minotaur in the process of fulfilling his destiny
Author(s): Mary Renault
ISBN 13: 9780394751047
Pages: 339
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Title: Boxers

Boxers & Saints is an innovative new graphic novel series in two volumesNan innovative look at China's Boxer Rebellion told from the author of "American Born Chinese."
Author(s): Gene Luen Yang;Lark Pien
ISBN 13: 9781596433595
Pages: 328
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Title: A Short History of Nearly Everything

One of the worlds most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.

In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the worlds most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining.

From the Hardcover edition.

Author(s): Bill Bryson
ISBN 13: 9780767908184
Pages: 560
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Title: The Pillow Book of Sei Shōnagon

The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon is an immensely detailed account of court life in eleventh-century Japan.
Author(s): Sei Shōnagon;Ivan I. Morris
ISBN 13: 9780231073370
Pages: 419
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Title: Lies My Teacher Told Me

Criticizes the way history is presented in current textbooks, and suggests a fresh and more accurate approach to teaching American history.
Author(s): James W. Loewen
ISBN 13: 9780743296281
Pages: 444
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Title: Step Aside, Pops

Ida B. Wells, the Black Prince, and Benito Jurez burst off the pages of Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection, armed with modern-sounding quips and amusingly on-point repartee. Kate Beaton's second D+Q book brings her hysterically funny gaze to bear on these and even more historical, literary, and contemporary figures. Irreverently funny and carefully researched, no target is safe from Beaton's incisive wit in these satirical strips.
Author(s): Kate Beaton
ISBN 13: 9781770462083
Pages: 160
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