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Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869
Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869
by Stephen E Ambrose
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Abraham Lincoln, prior to being elected president and at the time working as a railway lawyer, met future Civil War hero General Grenville Dodge, in Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1859. According to historian Stephen Ambrose, Lincoln's first words were "Dodge... (read more)

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Lost Kingdom: Hawaii's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America's First Imperial Adventure
Lost Kingdom: Hawaii's Last Queen, the Sugar Kings, and America's First Imperial Adventure
by Julia Flynn Siler
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Around 200 A.D., intrepid Polynesians arrived at an undisturbed archipelago. For centuries, their descendants lived with little contact from the western world. In 1778, their isolation was shattered with the arrival of Captain Cook. Deftly weaving... (read more)

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Still Points North: One Alaskan Childhood, One Grown-Up World, One Long Journey Home
Still Points North: One Alaskan Childhood, One Grown-Up World, One Long Journey Home
by Leigh Newman
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Part adventure story, part love story, part homecoming, Still Points North is a page-turning memoir that explores the extremes of belonging and exile, and the difference between how to survive and knowing how to truly live. Growing up in the wilds of... (read more)

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Looking for Alaska
Looking for Alaska
by Peter Jenkins
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More than twenty years ago, a disillusioned college graduate named Peter Jenkins set out with his dog Cooper to look for himself and his nation. His memoir of what he found, A Walk Across America, captured the hearts of millions of Americans. Now, Peter... (read more)

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Volcano: A m=Memoir of Hawaii
Volcano: A m=Memoir of Hawaii
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Garrett Hongo grew up with a profound sense of estrangement from his past: "Family secrets, evasions, and my own ignorance fed an anger and a desire to know that would not abate." Born in Hawai'i, raised in Los Angeles after the age of six, a fourth... (read more)

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Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History
by Erik Larson
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National Bestseller September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange deep-sea swells and peculiar winds that... (read more)

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The Last Outlaws: The Lives and Legends of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
The Last Outlaws: The Lives and Legends of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
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The Old West was coming to an end. Two legendary outlaws refused to go with it.   As leaders of the Wild Bunch, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid executed the most daring bank and train robberies of their day. For several years at the end of the... (read more)

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Alaska's History: The People, Land, and Events of the North Country
Alaska's History: The People, Land, and Events of the North Country
by Harry Ritter
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A lively, take-along account of Alaska's sweeping history, from pre-contact Native times to the gold rush, to the present.... (read more)

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The King of California: J. G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire
The King of California: J. G. Boswell and the Making of a Secret American Empire
by Mark Arax and Rick Wartzman
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 521-531) and index.... (read more)

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Lady Friends: Hawaiian Ways and the Ties That Define (Anthropology of Contemporary Issues)
Lady Friends: Hawaiian Ways and the Ties That Define (Anthropology of Contemporary Issues)
by Karen L Ito
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Many indigenous Hawaiians who have moved to the islands' cities languish at the bottom of the socioeconomic scale and are thought to have lost their cultural roots. Initially apolitical urban Hawaiians were often skeptical of activists who sought to... (read more)

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A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906
A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906
by Simon Winchester
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"If you liked Krakatoa, The Professor and the Madman, or any of Winchester's other works, you'll like this one. He explains geological ideas well, and is well on his way to being the new ambassador of geology's influence on human history. He places... (read more)

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Brave Companions
Brave Companions
by David McCullough
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The bestselling author of Truman and John Adams, David McCullough has written profiles of exceptional men and women past and present who have not only shaped the course of history or changed how we see the world but whose stories express much that is... (read more)

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Marjory Stoneman Douglas: Voice of the River
Marjory Stoneman Douglas: Voice of the River
by Marjory Sto Douglas
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-- Story of an influential life told in a unique and spirited voice -- Nationally known as the first lady of conservation, the woman who ""saved"" the Florida Everglades -- Founder of the Friends of the Everglades, a feminist, a fighter for racial... (read more)

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The Prince of Frogtown (Vintage)
The Prince of Frogtown (Vintage)
by Rick Bragg
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The final volume of Rick Bragg's bestselling and beloved American saga documents a mesmerizing journey back in time to the lush Alabama landscape of Rick's youth, to Jacksonville's one-hundred-year-old mill and to Rick's father, the troubled, charismatic... (read more)

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Death and Dying in Central Appalachia: Changing Attitudes and Practices
Death and Dying in Central Appalachia: Changing Attitudes and Practices
by James K Crissman
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In Death and Dying in Central Appalachia, James Crissman explores cultural traits related to death and dying in the Appalachian sections of Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and West Virginia, showing how they have changed since the 1600's... (read more)

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Looking for Alaska
Looking for Alaska
by Peter Jenkins
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More than twenty years ago, a disillusioned college graduate named Peter Jenkins set out with his dog Cooper to look for himself and his nation. His memoir of what he found, A Walk Across America, captured the hearts of millions of Americans. Now, Peter... (read more)

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Staunton (Images of America)
Staunton (Images of America)
by Sergei Troubetzkoy
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For over a century, Staunton has been known as the "Queen City of the Shenandoah Valley," not only because of its economic and geographic location in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley, but also because of the architectural beauty found in the city... (read more)

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The Ghost Orchid Ghost and Other Tales from the Swamp
The Ghost Orchid Ghost and Other Tales from the Swamp
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Butch Cassidy: A Biography (Bison Book)
Butch Cassidy: A Biography (Bison Book)
by Richard Patterson
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Separating mythology from actual events in the life of Butch Cassidy has been made extremely difficult by the many stories told about him by family members, acquaintances, and writers after his presumed death in a Bolivian village. In an exhaustive... (read more)

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Gables and Fables: A Portrait of San Francisco's Pacific Heights
Gables and Fables: A Portrait of San Francisco's Pacific Heights
by Anne Bloomfield
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Cultural Writing. Architecture. Design. Charming and deeply informed, part historical detective work and part gossip column. This storied tour of 110 of Pacific Heights' grand old edifices offers an architectural and social history of one of San... (read more)

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