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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania (Audio CD) by Erik Larson
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On May 1st, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants.

The passengers were surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months, German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era's great transatlantic Greyhounds, the fastest liner then in service; and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack.

Germany, however, was determined to change the rules of the game, and Walther Schwieger, the captain of Unterseeboot-20, was happy to oblige.

Available in regular print or audio CD.

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Shed Decor: How to Decorate and Furnish Your Favorite Garden Room by Sally Coulthard
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In need of a place to work, play, or relax? A shed is the perfect solution.

Small in space and investment, it easily fits in a backyard or garden and, as this inspirational design guide shows, can also be beautiful. From seemingly unpromising potting sheds to tired old summerhouses ripe for a makeover, Shed Decor reveals how the right combination of colors, fabrics, furniture, and accessories can transform an outdoor building. Whether you want a rustic hideaway or an urban den, a salvage chic office or a quirky creative hub, you'll find hundreds of quick, inexpensive, and clever ideas to design an inviting room.

You Can't Make This Up: Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television by Al Michaels
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No sportscaster has covered more major sporting events than Al Michaels.

Over the course of his forty-plus-year career, he has logged more hours on live network television than any other broadcaster in history; and he is the only play-by-play commentator to have covered all four of the Super Bowl, the World Series, the NBA Finals, and the Stanley Cup Final. He has also witnessed first-hand some of the most memorable events in modern sports, and in this highly personal and revealing account, he brings them vividly to life.

Michaels shares never-before-told stories from his early years and his rise to the top, covering some of the greatest moments of the past half century, from the Miracle on Ice (the historic 1980 Olympic hockey finals) to the earthquake that rocked the 1989 World Series. Some of the greatest names on and off the field are here: Michael Jordan, Bill Walton, Pete Rose, Bill Walsh, Peyton and Eli Manning, Brett Favre, John Madden, Howard Cosell, Cris Collinsworth, and many, many more.

Forthright and down-to-earth, Michaels tells the truth as he sees it, giving readers unique insight into the high drama, the colorful players, and the heroes and occasional villains of an industry that has become a vital part of modern culture.

ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror by Michael Weiss
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American journalist Michael Weiss and Syrian analyst Hassan Hassan explain how these violent extremists evolved from a nearly defeated Iraqi insurgent group into a jihadi army of international volunteers who behead Western hostages in slickly produced videos and have conquered territory equal to the size of Great Britain.

Beginning with the early days of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the founder of ISIS's first incarnation as al-Qaeda in Iraq, Weiss and Hassan explain who the key players are, from their elusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to the former Saddam Baathists in their ranks; where they come from; how the movement has attracted both local and global support; and where their financing comes from.

Napoleon: a Life by Andrew Roberts
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Austerlitz, Borodino, Waterloo: his battles are among the greatest in history, but Napoleon Bonaparte was far more than a military genius and astute leader of men.

Like George Washington and his own hero Julius Caesar, Napoleon was one of the greatest soldier-statesmen of all times. This biography is the first to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon's thirty-three thousand letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation.

At last we see him as he was: protean multitasker, decisive, surprisingly willing to forgive his enemies and his errant wife Josephine. Like Churchill, he understood the strategic importance of telling his own story, and his memoirs, dictated from exile on St. Helena, became the single bestselling book of the nineteenth century.

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