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Physician: How Science Transformed the Art of Medicine, Rajeev Kurapati

Guidebook and Textbook, History NonFiction, Medical, NonFiction

What happened that changed the priest—the revered healer of antiquity—into a person of science? How was the modern doctor made? Physician is Rajeev Kurapati’s earnest attempt to answer this question and others central to the practice of medicine. For instance, how have the advances of medical technology influenced society’s perception of death? How do physicians … Read more

The Last Saturday Of October, Douglas Gilbert

Action & Adventure, Historical Fiction, History NonFiction, Literature & Fiction, Military Fiction, Military NonFiction, NonFiction

The new breed of submarine thriller – based on a true story. A reenactment of the most pivotal moment in human history about a hero’s sacrifice, courage, and actions during the Cold War. Russia, 1962. Vasili Arkhipov is assigned to a Soviet diesel submarine above the Arctic Circle. From childhood, he’s dreamed of escaping his … Read more

An Adventure in 1914, Christopher Kelly

Civilization & Culture, History NonFiction, Memoir & Biography, NonFiction

In the summer of 1914, Thomas Tileston Wells, a New York lawyer, traveled through Europe with his wife and two children. But what began as an idyllic summer vacation descended into a nightmare as Europe’s armies began mobilizing for the devastating First World War. Wells’s memoir, published in full for the first time, immerses the … Read more

Thomas Jefferson – From Boy to Man, Jayne D’Alessandro-Cox

Civilization & Culture, Education & Teaching, History NonFiction, Memoir & Biography, NonFiction

Have you ever wondered, “Who really was Thomas Jefferson?” History books tell us he was a brilliant scholar, violinist, surveyor, astronomer, lawyer, planter, bibliophile, architect, founding father, statesman, governor of Virginia, ambassador to France, Secretary under George Washington, Vice-President under John Adams, 3rd U.S. president, scientist, natural philosopher, family man, and sage. So much is … Read more

Italy Invades, Christopher Kelly & Stuart Laycock

Civilization & Culture, History NonFiction, Military NonFiction, NonFiction

Italy Invades, full of restless adventurers, canny generals, and the occasional scoundrel, is a fast-paced and compelling read, the perfect sequel to America Invades. Recreating their success with America Invades, Christopher Kelly and Stuart Laycock take another global tour, this time starting from Italy and exploring that country’s military involvements throughout the ancient and modern … Read more

Best Friends, Yvette Nachmias-Baeu

Civilization & Culture, History NonFiction, Memoir & Biography, NonFiction

Best Friends is a story of an unusual relationship between two gifted women who share their lives in a correspondence that spans three decades. It is autobiographical and yet it is also the memoir of a brilliant woman with remarkable vitality, whose life is continually interrupted and altered by bouts of schizophrenia. Overarching moments of … Read more

America Invades, Christopher Kelly

Civilization & Culture, Guidebook and Textbook, History NonFiction, Military NonFiction, NonFiction, Reference

Americans have invaded nearly half the world’s countries and been militarily involved with all the rest, except Andorra, Bhutan and Liechtenstein. Christopher Kelly and Stuart Laycock take you on a global tour of America’s military activity around the world from the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli and everywhere in-between. Whatever your political … Read more