by Kurlansky, Mark 553.632 KURLANS

Salt : A World History

Explores the role of salt in shaping history, discussing how one of the world's most sought-after commodities has influenced economics, science, politics, religion, and eating customs.…

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by Yueh, Linda Y. 330.9 YUEH

What Would The Great Economists Do? : How Twelve Brilliant Minds Would Solve Today's Biggest Problems

"A timely exploration of the life and work of world-changing thinkers--from Adam Smith to John Maynard Keynes--and how their ideas would solve the great economic problems we face today." -- Amazon.com.…

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by Miller, Ron 576.839 MILLER
by Bowman, Donna Janell E973.7092 BOWMAN

Abraham Lincoln's Dueling Words

Abraham Lincoln was known for his sense of humor. But in 1842, early in his adult life, it nearly got him into trouble. He had to use his imagination to save his career--and maybe even his life.…

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by Knight, Philip H. JB KNIGHT KNIGHT

Shoe Dog : A Memoir By The Creator Of Nike ; Young Readers Edition

"Phil Knight opens up about how he went from being a track star at an Oregon high school to the founder of Nike"--…

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by Ponzi, Emiliano E741.6092 PONZI

The Great New York Subway Map

"... tells the fascinating story of the map's creation by the great Italian designer Massimo Vignelli and introduces young readers to the idea of graphic design as a way to solve problems and shape our world."--publisher.…

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by Hodge, Susie J700.3 HODGE

The Arts : A Visual Encyclopedia

"Full of stunning images and amazing facts, The Arts: a Visual Encyclopedia is the essential guide to painting, sculpture, photography, music, and dance."--Back cover.…

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by Gladstone, James E525 GLADSTO

When Planet Earth Was New

Describes the formation of planet Earth, from its beginnings as molten rock and poison gas, to the formation of oceans, to the evolution of life.…

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by O'Connor, Jim J781.66 OCONNOR

What Is Rock And Roll?

Looks at the history of rock music, its different styles, and its impact on a generation.…

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by Rubin, Susan Goldman J746.4609 RUBIN

The Quilts Of Gee's Bend

Explores the history and culture of a group of African American quilters from Gee's Bend, Alabama, offering details on the community and their traditions.…

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by Kengor, Paul 335.43 KENGOR

The Politically Incorrect Guide To Communism

A brand-new installment of the beloved Politically Incorrect Guide series! The Politically Incorrect Guide to Communism is a fearless critique of freedom's greatest ideological adversary, past and present.…

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by Lawrence, Sandra J305.4092 LAWRENC

Anthology Of Amazing Women : Trailblazers Who Dared To Be Different

From Aud the Deep-Minded to Malala Yousafzai, this beautifully illustrated collection introduces 50 diverse women who have pushed the boundaries of human excellence and endeavor to a new generation.…

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by Mullenbach, Cheryl J940.5429 MULLENB

Torpedoed! : A World War II Story Of A Sinking Passenger Ship And Two Children's Survival At Sea

Recreates the events surrounding the attack by a German U-boat on the Athenia in 1939 through firsthand accounts and interviews with survivors.…

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by Newquist, H. P. J629.0409 NEWQUIS

From Here To There : The Story Of How We Transport Ourselves And Everything Else

"A history of transportation from primitive technology to driverless cars."--Provided by publisher.…

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by Sierra, Judy EB SEUSS SIERRA

Imagine That! : How Dr. Seuss Wrote The Cat In The Hat

Presents an account of the early career of Ted Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss, describing how he adhered to strict literary guidelines while writing "The Cat in the Hat."…

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by Begos, Kevin 634.83 BEGOS

Tasting The Past : The Science Of Flavor And The Search For The Original Wine Grapes

"When journalist Kevin Begos sets out to discover the origins of wine, he finds a whole world of forgotten grapes and meets the archaeologists, chemists, and botanists who are deciphering wine down to molecules of flavor"--…

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by Demi JB-CURIE DEMI

Marie Curie

The story of Marie Curie, the revolutionary scientist and Nobel Prize winner.…

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by Hughes, Kathryn 306.4 HUGHES

Victorians Undone : Tales Of The Flesh In The Age Of Decorum

"A groundbreaking account of what it was like to live in a Victorian body from one of our best historians ... brings the Victorians back to life and helps us understand how they lived their lives"--Publisher's description.…

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by Bryant, Howard 306.483 BRYANT

The Heritage : Black Athletes, A Divided America, And The Politics Of Patriotism

"The Heritage is the story of sports post-9/11, once neutral but now embedded with deference toward the military and police, colliding with the political reawakening of the black athlete in post-Ferguson America"--…

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by Hisham, Marwan. B HISHAM HISHAM

Brothers Of The Gun : A Memoir Of The Syrian War

"A bracingly immediate memoir by a young man coming of age during the Syrian war, Brothers of the Gun is an intimate lens on the century's bloodiest conflict and a profound meditation on kinship, home, and freedom." -- Amazon.com.…

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by Brooks, Garth B-BROOKS BROOKS
by Calloway, Colin G. B WASHINGTO CALLOWA

The Indian World Of George Washington : The First President, The First Americans, And The Birth Of The Nation

"An authoritative, sweeping, and fresh new biography of the nation's first president, Colin G. Calloway's book reveals fully the dimensions and depths of George Washington's relations with the First Americans."--Provided by publisher.…

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by Kells, Stuart 027.009 KELLS
by Kurlansky, Mark 637.109 KURLANS
by Philipps, Roland B MACLEAN PHILIPP

A Spy Named Orphan : The Enigma Of Donald Maclean

Draws on previously classified files and unseen family papers to document the story of one of the most treacherous spies of the Cold War era and a key member of the infamous "Cambridge Five" spy ring.…

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by Epstein, Randi Hutter 612.405 EPSTEIN

Aroused : The History Of Hormones And How They Control Just About Everything

An exploration of the history and science of hormones reveals the stories behind the discovery of hormones, the imbalances that cause illness, and the functions of specific hormones.…

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by Albright, Madeleine Korbel 320.533 ALBRIGH