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Title: Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures, 1935-1961

Author: Nicholas Reynolds

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A "riveting"* international cloak-and-dagger epic, here is the stunning untold story of Ernest Hemingway's dangerous secret life -- including his role as a Soviet agent code-named "Argo".

Title: Trotsky in New York, 1917: Portrait of a Radical on the Eve of Revolution

Author: Kenneth D. Ackerman

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Lev Davidovich Trotsky burst onto the world stage in November 1917 as co-leader of a Marxist Revolution seizing power in Russia. It made him one of the most recognized personalities of the Twentieth Century...

Title: The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government

Author: Fergus M. Bordewich

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The First Congress may have been the most important in American history because it established how our government would work.

Title: Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS

Author: Joby Warrick

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Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting aid of two American presidents.

Title: EQUAL Parts: A tale of ambition, politics and passion.

Author: Vicky Moon

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In the powerful, intoxicating atmosphere of Washington, D.C., Isabelle Benton Stoker, an interior designer in Georgetown, falls in love with Johnathan Dent, a prominent and very married attorney.

Title: Isabella: The Warrior Queen

Author: Kirstin Downey

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An engrossing and revolutionary biography of Isabella of Castile, the controversial Queen of Spain who sponsored Christopher Columbus's journey to the New World, established the Spanish Inquisition, and became one of the most influential female rulers in history.

Title: Overwatch: A Thriller

Author: Matthew Betley

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Matthew Betley has proven he's an accomplished writer. Overwatch is a brilliantly conceived thriller that surges from the first chapter through mounting deception to a powerful conclusion.

Title: First Entrepreneur: How George Washington Built His-and the Nation's-Prosperity

Author: Edward G. Lengel

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Title: American Women in Gilded Age London: Expatriates Rediscovered

Author: Jane S. Gabin

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During the late Victorian and Edwardian periods, American women expatriates helped populate Britain's literary, theatrical, and arts scenes.

Title: The New Africa – a continent in flux

Author: Erika Bjerström

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"In this book I portray the journey of a mighty continent towards prosperity, but I also describe my own personal voyage. The destitute, crisis-ridden Africa constantly depicted on our newscasts is just one aspect of reality."

Title: The Libertarian Mind: A Manifesto for Freedom

Author: David Boaz

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Libertarianism—the philosophy of personal and economic freedom—has deep roots in Western civilization and in American history, and it's growing stronger.

Title: Space Debris and Other Threats from Outer Space

Author: Joseph N. Pelton

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The mounting problem of space debris in low earth orbit and its threat to the operation of application satellites has been increasingly recognized as space activities increase.

Title: What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life

Author: Marc Leepson

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What So Proudly We Hailed is the first full-length biography of Francis Scott Key in more than 75 years.

Title: Total Recovery: Solving the Mystery of Chronic Pain and Depression

Author: Dr. Gary Kaplan

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In Total Recovery, Dr. Gary Kaplan argues that we've been thinking about disease all wrong.

Title: Heart to Heart

Author: C. Bruce Johnson

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12 people discover better lives after their heart attacks.

Title: Circle Of Treason: A CIA account of traitor Aldrich Ames and the men he betrayed.

Author: Sandra Grimes

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While there have been other books about Aldrich Ames, Circle of Treason is the first account written by CIA agents.

Title: A Trust Betrayed

Author: Mike Magner

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Untold story of Camp Lejuene and the poisoning of generations of Marines and their families.

Title: The Men Who Lost America

Author: Andrew Jackson O'Shaughnessy

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British leadership, the American Revolution and the fate of the Empire.

Title: Beyond Jefferson's Vines: The Evolution of Quality Wine in Virginia

Author: Richard C. Leahy

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For 30 years, Thomas Jefferson grew grapes in his Monticello vineyards in hopes of producing fine wine --but to no avail. Today that has completely changed.

Title: Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane

Author: Andrew Graham-Dixon

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Andrew Graham-Dixon explores Caravaggio's staggering artistic achievements, delving into the original Italian sources to create a masterful profile of the mercurial painter.

Title: The Broken Circle

Author: David P. Bridges

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The Broken Circle, a novel about the American Civil War, sets up the paradoxical inner conflict of saving life as a doctor versus destroying life as a soldier.

Title: How to Love

Author: Gordon Livingston M.D.

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Dr. Livingston's primary focus in this book is on helping us to recognize in ourselves constellations of character traits and what those traits imply in relationships.

Title: The Devil's Waters

Author: David L. Robbins

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In this novel, a giant freighter in the Gulf of Aden holds secret cargo that could bring down the governments of four nations. When Somali pirates grab the ship, the order comes down: get the freighter back, at all costs.

Title: The Chosen Few: A Company of Paratroopers and Its Heroic Struggle to Survive in the Mountains of Afghanistan

Author: Gregg Zoroya

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The never-before-told story of one of the most decorated units in the war in Afghanistan and its fifteen-month ordeal that culminated in the 2008 Battle of Wanat, the war's deadliest.

Title: Tudor Place

Author: Leslie Buhler

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Released to mark the bicentennial of Tudor Place, this new title is the first comprehensive record of this important National Historic Landmark in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

Title: The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents

Author: Ronald Kessler

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Crammed with new, headline-making revelations, THE FIRST FAMILY DETAIL by Ronald Kessler tells that eye-opening, uncensored story.

Title: War Porn

Author: Roy Scranton

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War porn is Roy Scranton's searing debut novel, a metaphor for the experience of war in the age of the War on Terror, the fracturing and fragmentation of perspective, time, and self that afflicts soldiers and civilians alike

Title: Going for Broke: Deficits, Debt, and the Entitlement Crisis

Author: Michael Tanner

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Our growing national debt has dropped out of the headlines recently-but that doesn't mean that the problem has gone away.

Title: The Golden Hour

Author: Todd Moss

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A remarkable thriller debut of twenty-first-century espionage, by a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State who "knows where all the bodies are buried—literally" (W. E. B. Griffin).

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Author: Michael F. Cannon

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Title: Overwhelmed: How to Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time

Author: Brigid Schulte

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When award-winning journalist Brigid Schulte, a harried mother of two, realized she was living a life of all work and no play, she decided to find out why she felt so overwhelmed.

Title: Never A Good War

Author: Winston Wood

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Here are the stories of men slogging through the last year of the Vietnam War, when those serving there focused on survival, not victory. An ambitious lieutenant is saved from an act of mass murder by a sergeant who hates him.

Title: Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein - Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe

Author: Mario Livio

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We all make mistakes. Nobody's perfect. Not even some of the greatest geniuses in history.

Title: Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue by SEAL Team Six

Jessica Buchanan, Erik Landemalm

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The kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and her dramatic rescue by SEAL Team Six.

Title: Human Dignity and the Future of Global Institutions

Author: Mark P. Lagon

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What does human dignity mean and what role should it play in guiding the mission of international institutions?

Title: The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose from Defeat to Create the New Majority

Author: Patrick J. Buchanan

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Patrick J. Buchanan tells the definitive story of Nixon's resurrection from the political graveyard and his rise to the presidency.

Title: Folks, this ain't normal

Author: Joel Salatin

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A farmer's advice for happier hens, healthier people, and a better world.

Title: A Sweet World of White House Desserts

Author: Roland Mesnier

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From Blown Sugar Baskets to Gingerbread Houses...A Pastry Chef Remembers

Title: In the Graveyard of Empires: America's War in Afghanistan

Author: Seth G. Jones

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A definitive account of the American experience in Afghanistan from the rise of the Taliban to the depths of the insurgency.

Title: Bay and Her Boys

Author: Bay Buchanan

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Unexpected lessons I've learned as a single Mom.

Title: Stalin's Secret Agents: The Subversion of Roosevelt's Government

Author: M. Stanton Evans

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A riveting account of the widespread infiltration of the federal government by Stalin's "agents of influence" and the damage they inflicted will shock readers.

Title: Fire And Forget

Author: Roy Scranton

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Searing stories from the war zones of Aghanistan and Iraq by warrior writers from the USA.

Title: The Secrets Of The FBI

Author: Ronald Kessler

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Ronald Kessler reveals the FBI's most closely guarded secrets and the secrets of celebrities, politicians, and movie stars uncovered by agents during their investigations.

Title: Wiliam F. Buckley, JR.: The Maker of a Movement

Author: Lee Edwards

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Lee Edwards, himself a conservative icon, describes in beautiful and concise prose the brilliance that was Buckley.

Title: Who's Counting?

Author: Hans Von Spakovsky

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How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk.

Title: Backstage at the Lincoln Assassination: The Untold Story of the Actors and Stagehands at Ford's Theatre

Author: Thomas A. Bogar

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