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  • The Five

    The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper

    **Winner of the Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction and of the Goodreads Choice Award for History & BiographyThe award-winning, best-selling book that changes the narrative of the “Ripper” murders forever**Polly, Annie, Elisabeth, Catherine, and Mary Jane are famous for the same thing, though they never met. They came from some of London’s wealthiest and poorest neighborhoods, from the factory ... Read more

    $11.49 USD

  • Silent Bones

    An addictive and gripping crime thriller

    by Rachel Lynch ...
    Series Book 11 - Detective Kelly Porter
    Thirlmere hides a deadly secret…Drought hits the Lake District, uncovering a skeleton at the bottom of Thirlmere reservoir. The case quickly becomes personal for DI Kelly Porter when she discovers it’s the remains of an old classmate, missing for over twenty years.Then a day later, another body is found in a caravan park, its head broken and bloody.Kelly suspects these two crimes are linked. But ... Read more

    $4.79 USD $1.30 USD

  • 1177 B.C.

    The Year Civilization Collapsed: Revised and Updated

    by Eric H. Cline ...
    Series Book 1 - Turning Points in Ancient History
    A bold reassessment of what caused the Late Bronze Age collapseIn 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh's army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • The Invention of Miracles

    Language, Power, and Alexander Graham Bell's Quest to End Deafness

    by Katie Booth ...
    This “provocative, sensitive, beautifully written biography” tells the true—and troubling—story of Alexander Graham Bell’s quest to end deafness (Sylvia Nasar, #1 New York Times–bestselling author).Finalist for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for BiographyFinalist for the Mark Lynton History PrizeWe think of Alexander Graham Bell as the inventor of the telephone, but that’s not how he saw his ... Read more

    $17.29 USD $1.99 USD

  • ADHD for Smart Ass Women

    How to Fall in Love with Your Neurodivergent Brain

    by Tracy Otsuka ...
    An unprecedented guide for any woman with ADHD looking to celebrate her unique brilliance and to embark on a journey of self-discovery.ADHD is one of the most common neurological disorders in the United States—yet a staggering 75 percent of girls and women remain undiagnosed. Due to the gender gap in medical research, which does not account for symptoms manifesting differently in women—leading to ... Read more

    $17.89 USD

  • Nancy Wake

    The gripping true story of the woman who became the Gestapo's most wanted spy

    The gripping true story of the woman who became the Gestapo's most wanted spyIn the early 1930s, Nancy Wake was a young woman enjoying a bohemian life in Paris. By the end of the Second World War, she was the Gestapo's most wanted person.As a naïve, young journalist, Nancy Wake witnessed a horrific scene of Nazi violence in a Viennese street. From that moment, she declared that she would do ... Read more

    $11.89 USD

  • Black in Latin America

    The third installment of Gates’s documentary trilogy on the Black Experience, following America Behind the Color Line and Wonders of the African World.Selected as a 2012 Outstanding Title by AAUP University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries12.5 million Africans were shipped to the New World during the Middle Passage. While just over 11.0 million survived the arduous journey, ... Read more

    $23.09 USD $1.99 USD

  • Losing Music

    A Memoir

    by John Cotter ...
    “In his moving memoir, John Cotter anticipates a world without sound . . . a compelling portrait of how deafness isolates people.” —The Washington PostJohn Cotter was thirty years old when he first began to notice a ringing in his ears. Soon the ringing became a roar inside his head. Next came partial deafness, then dizziness and vertigo that rendered him unable to walk, work, sleep, or even ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Killers of the Flower Moon

    The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

    by David Grann ...
    **#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history, from the author of The Wager and The Lost City of Z, “one of the preeminent adventure and true-crime writers working today."—New York Magazine • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NOW A MARTIN SCORSESE PICTURE“A shocking whodunit…What more could fans of true-crime ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • The Life Project

    The Extraordinary Story of 70,000 Ordinary Lives

    by Helen Pearson ...
    A fascinating account of a scientific project that tracked 5 generations of children—the longest-ever-running study of human development.The lives of 70,000 people reveal the importance of our beginnings on the greater trajectory of our lives.In March 1946, scientists began to track thousands of children born in one cold week as part of a birth cohort study. No one imagined that this would become ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • The Fifties

    This vivid New York Times bestseller about 1950s America from a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist is “an engrossing sail across a pivotal decade” (Time).Joe McCarthy. Marilyn Monroe. The H-bomb. Ozzie and Harriet. Elvis. Civil rights. It’s undeniable: The fifties were a defining decade for America, complete with sweeping cultural change and political upheaval. This decade is also the focus of ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Wager

    A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder

    by David Grann ...
    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a page-turning story of shipwreck, survival, and savagery, culminating in a court martial that reveals a shocking truth. The powerful narrative reveals the deeper meaning of the events on The Wager, showing that it was not only the captain and crew who ended up on trial, but the very idea of empire.A Best Book of the ... Read more

    $12.69 USD

  • Rikers

    An Oral History

    NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • A shocking, groundbreaking oral history of the infamous Rikers jail complex and an unflinching portrait of injustice and resilience told by the people whose lives have been forever altered by it“This mesmerizing and gut-wrenching book shows the brutal realities that tens of thousands of people have been forced to navigate, and survive, in America’s most notorious ... Read more

    $7.39 USD

  • Gentleman Bandit

    The True Story of Black Bart, the Old West's Most Infamous Stagecoach Robber

    New York Times bestselling author and award-winning historian John Boessenecker separates fact from fiction in the first new biography in decades of Black Bart, the Wild West’s most mysterious gentleman bandit.Black Bart is widely regarded today as not only the most notorious stage robber of the Old West but also the best behaved. Over his lifetime, Black Bart held up at least twenty-nine ... Read more

    $12.19 USD

  • Nuclear War

    A Scenario

    The INSTANT New York Times bestsellerInstant Los Angeles Times bestseller“In Nuclear War: A Scenario, Annie Jacobsen gives us a vivid picture of what could happen if our nuclear guardians fail…Terrifying.”—Wall Street JournalThere is only one scenario other than an asteroid strike that could end the world as we know it in a matter of hours: nuclear war. An... ... Read more

    $12.69 USD

  • Where The Truth Lies

    A completely gripping crime thriller

    by M J Lee ...
    Series Book 1 - DI Ridpath Crime Thriller
    The case was closed. Until people started dying…DI Thomas Ridpath was on the up in the Manchester CID: a promising detective who captured a notorious serial killer. But ten years later he’s recovering from a serious illness and on the brink of being forced out of the police. Then the murders began, in an uncanny echo of his first case.As the death count grows, old records, and bodies, go missing. ... Read more

    $1.96 USD

  • Where The Dead Fall

    A completely gripping crime thriller

    by M J Lee ...
    Series Book 2 - DI Ridpath Crime Thriller
    One chance encounter, one murder, will change everything.DI Thomas Ridpath is in the process of getting his life back together when everything goes wrong. Caught in a gruesome motorway incident, one question remains: why did nobody else see what happened?Ridpath’s investigations soon pulls the police force itself into question, and hints at something even more sinister.With Manchester on the brink ... Read more

    $1.96 USD

  • Slaying the Dragon

    A Secret History of Dungeons & Dragons

    by Ben Riggs ...
    Role-playing game historian Ben Riggs unveils the secret history of TSR— the company that unleashed imaginations with Dungeons & Dragons, was driven into ruin by disastrous management decisions, and then saved by their bitterest rival."Ben Riggs manages to walk the fine line between historical accuracy and fun about as well as anyone and SLAYING THE DRAGON is equal parts historical accuracy and ... Read more

    $15.19 USD $10.29 USD

  • Age of Revolutions: Progress and Backlash from 1600 to the Present

    **A New York Times BestsellerThe CNN host and best-selling author explores the revolutions—past and present—that define the polarized and unstable age in which we live.**Populist rage, ideological fracture, economic and technological shocks, war, and an international system studded with catastrophic risk—the early decades of the twenty-first century may be the most revolutionary period in modern ... Read more

    $19.89 USD

  • Opal

    by Patricia Wolf ...
    Series Book 3 - A DS Walker Thriller
    The third instalment in the international #1 bestselling DS Walker series.Praise for the series:'Tense, gripping and atmospheric' Chris Whitaker, author of We Begin at the End'Nail-biting thriller!... From the beginning I was hooked! The outback setting provides the perfect backdrop... A thrilling ride that had me holding my breath through its finale. Highly recommended' Reader review, 5 stars ... Read more

    $6.19 USD


  • A Blind Eye

    A twisty and gripping detective thriller

    by Marion Todd ...
    Series Book 7 - Detective Clare Mackay
    The Scots Magazine Book of the Month May 2023‘Tartan Noir at its nail-biting, brutal, bloody best’ Helen Fields, author of The InstitutionCan DI Clare Mackay unravel a dead man’s secrets?Harry Richards, a local solicitor, is found in his car, throat slit.DI Clare Mackay is on the case. She soon learns that Harry was not the upstanding man he seemed to be. Finding the killer should be easy... ... Read more

    $4.79 USD

  • Fire on the Levee

    The Murder of Henry Glover and the Search for Justice after Hurricane Katrina

    by Jared Fishman ...
    **“A riveting tale told with care and expertise.” —David Simon, creator of The WireThe former federal prosecutor and founder of Justice Innovation Lab tells the story of his struggle to unravel the cover-up of a police shooting, and subsequent incineration of the shooting victim, in Hurricane Katrina–era New Orleans.**In 2009, Jared Fishman was a young prosecutor working on low-level civil rights ... Read more

    $12.19 USD

  • The Love You Save

    A Memoir

    by Goldie Taylor ...
    ***A Zibby's Most Anticipated Book of 2023**One of The Root's Most Anticipated Books of January**A Good Morning America Best Book of January?**An Essence Must Read Book of the Year**A St. Louis Post-Dispatch Bestseller*“The Love You Save will console and inspire countless people."—J.R. Moehringer, New York Times bestselling author of The Tender Bar**I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings<... ... Read more

    $12.19 USD

  • Intimate Matters

    A History of Sexuality in America

    “Fascinating . . . chart[s] a gradual but decisive shift in the way Americans have understood sex and its meaning in their lives.” —New York Times Book ReviewThe first full length study of the history of sexuality in America*, Intimate Matters* offers trenchant insights into the sexual behavior of Americans, from colonial times to today. D’Emilio and Freedman give us a deeper understanding of how ... Read more

    $1.99 USD