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Browse by Subject: American

Please note that while you may order forthcoming books at any time, they will not be available for shipment until shortly before publication date

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Truth, Lies, and O-Rings: Inside the Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster

In Truth, Lies, and O-Rings, McDonald, a skilled engineer and executive, relives the tragedy from where he stood at Launch Control Center.

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Dreams and Nightmares: Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and the Struggle for Black Equality in America

A deft, readable examination of two icons of black resistance

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Before They Were the Black Sheep: Marine Fighting Squadron VMF-214 and the Battle for the Solomon Islands

Wartime letters of a New Englander's journey from innocence to elite fighter squadron pilot

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From Sun Cities to The Villages: A History of Active Adult, Age-Restricted Communities

Judith Ann Trolander has written the first book-length history of the "active adult" lifestyle. Examining the origins, development, failures, and challenges facing these communities as the baby boomer population continues to age, she offers a truly original defense of a sometimes controversial aspect of American life.

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The Quotable Edison

Offers a wealth of Edison's insightful, enlightening, and sometimes humorous comments and witticisms on a wide range of subjects, from business to politics, from religion to nutrition, from advice to boys to opinions on women’s clothing.

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Kennedy v. Nixon: The Presidential Election of 1960

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Trailblazing Mars: NASA's Next Giant Leap

Fulfilling the dream as NASA prepares to send astronauts to Mars

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Interstate 95: The Road to Sun and Sand

A road trip through time down the eastern seaboard

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Interstate 81: The Great Warriors Trace

A road trip through history and the heart of the first frontier

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New York Longshoremen: Class and Power on the Docks