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Code Name: Lise
Score: 4
4
From 67 Ratings

Code Name: Lise

By Larry Loftis

  • Release Date: 2019-01-15
  • Genre: Military

NATIONAL BESTSELLER Featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, New York Newsday, and on Today! Best Nonfiction Books to Read in 2019—Woman’s Day The Best Nonfiction Books Coming Out This Year—BookBub “A nonfiction thriller.”—The Wall Street JournalFrom internationally bestselling author of the “gripping” (Michael Connelly, #1 New York Times bestselling author) Into the Lion’s Mouth comes the extraordinary true story of Odette Sansom, the British spy who operated in occupied France and fell in love ...

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Last Boat Out of Shanghai
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 37 Ratings

Last Boat Out of Shanghai

By Helen Zia

  • Release Date: 2019-01-22
  • Genre: Asia

The dramatic real life stories of four young people caught up in the mass exodus of Shanghai in the wake of China’s 1949 Communist revolution—a heartrending precursor to the struggles faced by emigrants today. “A true page-turner . . . [Helen] Zia has proven once again that history is something that happens to real people.”—New York Times bestselling author Lisa See Shanghai has historically been China’s jewel, its richest, most modern and westernized city. The bustling metropolis was home to soph...

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The Curse of Oak Island
Score: 4
4
From 42 Ratings

The Curse of Oak Island

By Randall Sullivan

  • Release Date: 2018-12-11
  • Genre: History

In 1795, a teenager discovered a mysterious circular depression in the ground on Oak Island, in Nova Scotia, Canada, and ignited rumors of buried treasure. Early excavators uncovered a clay-lined shaft containing layers of soil interspersed with wooden platforms, but when they reached a depth of ninety feet, water poured into the shaft and made further digging impossible.Since then the mystery of Oak Island’s “Money Pit” has enthralled generations of treasure hunters, including a Boston insurance salesman whose obsessi...

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The Woman Who Smashed Codes
Score: 4
4
From 133 Ratings

The Woman Who Smashed Codes

By Jason Fagone

  • Release Date: 2017-09-26
  • Genre: History

NATIONAL BESTSELLERNPR Best Book of 2017 “Not all superheroes wear capes, and Elizebeth Smith Friedman should be the subject of a future Wonder Woman movie.” — The New York TimesJoining the ranks of Hidden Figures and In the Garden of Beasts, the incredible true story of the greatest codebreaking duo that ever lived, an American woman and her husband who invented the modern science of cryptology together and used it to confront the evils of their time, solving puzzles that unmasked Nazi spies and helped win World ...

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21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 311 Ratings

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

By Yuval Noah Harari

  • Release Date: 2018-09-04
  • Genre: History

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today’s most pressing issues.“Fascinating . . . a crucial global conversation about how to take on the problems of the twenty-first century.”—Bill Gates, The New York Times Book ReviewNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FINANCIAL TIMES AND PAMELA PAUL, KQED  How do computers and robots change th...

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The Soul of America
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 150 Ratings

The Soul of America

By Jon Meacham

  • Release Date: 2018-05-08
  • Genre: United States

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pulitzer Prize–winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear.NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • The Christian Science Monitor • Southern Living Our current climate of partisan fury is not new, and in The Soul of America Meacham shows us how what Abraham Lincoln called the “better angels of our nature” have repeatedly won the day. Paint...

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