America The Ingenious

Author: Kevin Baker
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 157965729X
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America and its nation of immigrants have excelled at taking ideas from anywhere and transforming them into the startling, often unexpectedly beautiful creations that have shaped our world. This is that story.

America The Ingenious

Author: Kevin Baker
Publisher: Artisan Books
ISBN: 1579656943
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How long did they take to realize? What were the complications? How, exactly, do these things work? And how have they affected who we are today? This book will satisfy the curiosity of history and miscellany buffs alike.

Spain In Our Hearts

Author: Adam Hochschild
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547974531
Size: 74.17 MB
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It was in many ways the opening battle of World War II, and we still have much to learn from it. Spain in Our Hearts is Adam Hochschild at his very best.

Ingenious

Author: Jason Fagone
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307591506
Size: 60.84 MB
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Suspenseful and bighearted, this is the story of ordinary people risking failure, economic ruin, and ridicule to create something vital that Detroit had never pulled off.

The Big Crowd

Author: Kevin Baker
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544105915
Size: 41.84 MB
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A New York Times Editors’ Choice "The Big Crowd is nothing short of a modern masterpiece." — Steven Galloway, author of The Cellist of Sarajevo Tom O’Kane has always looked up to his brother, Charlie, latching onto him as a surrogate ...

Luxury

Author: Peter McNeil
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191640271
Size: 50.64 MB
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More than ever, luxury is a pervasive presence in the cultural and economic life of the West - and increasingly too in the emerging super-economies of Asia and Latin America. Yet luxury is hardly a new phenomenon.

Why The Wheel Is Round

Author: Steven Vogel
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022638117X
Size: 43.79 MB
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Why the Wheel Is Round explores all manner of treadwheels, hand-spikes, gears, and more, as well as how these technologies diversified into such things as hand-held drills and hurdy-gurdies.

Paradise Alley

Author: Kevin Baker
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061748986
Size: 27.79 MB
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But in the terrible July of 1863, the poor and desperate of Paradise Alley would face a new catastrophe—as flames from the war that was tearing America in two reached out to set their city on fire.

Middlesex

Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0747561621
Size: 32.21 MB
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Winner of the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: the dazzling international bestseller from the author of The Virgin Suicides . a rollicking family epic like no other!

Dreamland

Author: Kevin Baker
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN:
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Follows a young Eastern European stowaway from his 1909 arrival in New York City, through his rise to power in a Manhattan underworld organization, to the birth of the labor union movement