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  • Thirteenby Henry S. F. Cooper

    Open Road Media 2013; US$ 9.99

    An ?exciting? minute-by-minute account of the Apollo 13 flight based on mission control transcripts from Houston ( The New York Times ).   On the evening of April 13, 1970, the three astronauts aboard Apollo 13 were just hours from the third lunar landing in history. But as they soared through space, two hundred thousand miles from earth, an explosion... more...

  • Challenger: An American Tragedyby Hugh Harris

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 4.99

    On January 28, 1986, the space shuttle  Challenger  launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Seventy-three seconds after launch, the fiery breach of a solid motor joint caused a rupture of the propellant tanks, and a stunned nation watched as flames engulfed the craft, killing all seven crew members on board. It was Hugh Harris, ?the voice... more...

  • Pirate Huntersby Robert Kurson

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 17.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY CHICAGO TRIBUNE ?  A thrilling adventure of danger and deep-sea diving, historic mystery and suspense, by the author of Shadow Divers Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men?John Chatterton and John Mattera?are willing... more...

  • The Fly Trapby Fredrik Sjöberg; Thomas Teal

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 17.00

    A Nature Book of the Year ( The Times (UK)) ?The hoverflies are only props. No, not only, but to some extent. Here and there, my story is about something else.? A mesmerizing memoir of extraordinary brilliance by an entomologist, The Fly Trap chronicles Fredrik Sjöberg?s life collecting hoverflies on a remote island in Sweden. Warm... more...

  • The Oregon Trailby Rinker Buck

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 16.99

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? #1 Indie Next Pick ? Winner of the PEN New England Award ?Enchanting?A book filled with so much love?Long before Oregon, Rinker Buck has convinced us that the best way to see America is from the seat of a covered wagon.? ? The Wall Street Journal ?Amazing?A real nonfiction thriller.? ?Ian Frazier, The New... more...

  • The Ongoing Columbian Exchange: Stories of Biological and Economic Transfer in World Historyby Christopher Cumo

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 89.00

    Most people have only the vaguest notion of how profoundly the world was changed by Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas. Indeed, some of what is commonly regarded as "traditional" Native American life and culture?living in teepees and hunting buffalo from horseback, for example?came from the arrival of Europeans. This encyclopedia helps... more...

  • The Lost Book of Mosesby Chanan Tigay

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 12.79

    One man?s quest to find the oldest Bible scrolls in the world and uncover the story of the brilliant, doomed antiquarian accused of forging them. In the summer of 1883, Moses Wilhelm Shapira?archaeological treasure hunter and inveterate social climber?showed up unannounced in London claiming to have discovered the oldest copy of the Bible in the... more...

  • The Conquistadorby John Pohl

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 14.95

    Many accounts portray the conquest of the New World as a remarkable military achievement, with Cortes' vastly outnumbered but better armed Spaniards defeating hordes of superstitious savages. However, the reality of these events is far more complex and no less significant. The first Conquistadors who had sailed in search of prosperity, inspired by... more...

  • Into the Unknownby Joy Dunicliff

    Joy Dunicliff 2014; Not Available

    The Todhunter family, have been kind enough to provide me with important information providing a wider understanding of what happened in the Antipodes. This is a fictional story built around true events and wrapped around real people involved. It is a story of four young men, who had lived near one another in London, during a period of uncertainty.... more...

  • To The Ends of The Earthby Jon Balchin

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2005; US$ 4.99

    Fascinated by what lies beyond the boundaries of human experience, men and women have throughout history been irresistibly drawn to venture into the unknown. Lavishly illustrated, To the Ends of the Earth charts the astonishing feats of history's most intrepid explorers. From the early voyages of the Ancient Greek mariner Colaeus, who first d... more...