Sea of Glory

Suggested by Brad Nelson • The U.S. Exploring Expedition of 1838-1842 set out to map the entire Pacific Ocean. It arguably discovered the continent of Antarctica and collected material for what would become the basis of the Smithsonian Institution.
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In the Heart of the Sea

Suggested by Brad Nelson • In 1820, the whaleship Essex was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale, leaving the desperate crew to drift for more than ninety days in three tiny boats. This is the story of the true events that inspired Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick.
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Trial by Ice

Suggested by Brad Nelson • In the dark years following the Civil War, America’s foremost Arctic explorer, Charles Francis Hall, became a figure of national pride when he embarked on a harrowing, landmark expedition to be the first to reach the North Pole. Neither the ship nor its captain would ever return.
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The Endurance

theenduranceSuggested by Brad Nelson • In January 1915, after battling its way through a thousand miles of pack ice, and only a day’s sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in ice. Thus began the legendary ordeal of Shackleton and his crew of 27 men.
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The Devil’s Gentleman

devilsgentlemanSuggested by Brad Nelson • Schechter expertly weaves a rich historical tapestry–exploring everything from the birth of ‘yellow’ journalism to the history of poison as a murder weapon–without sacrificing a novelistic sense of character, pacing and suspense.
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In the Valley of the Kings

inthevalleyofthekingsSuggested by Brad NelsonHoward Carter and the Mystery of King Tutankhamun’s Tomb • The world celebrated the find that gave Carter such renown. But by the time of his death, the discovery had nearly destroyed him. This is an evocative account of this remarkable man and his times.
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The Borough Treasurer

thebureautreasurerSuggested by Brad Nelson • After serving time for fraud thirty years earlier, Mallelieu is now mayor of Haymarket; Cotherstone is the borough treasurer. Both have served the town well. Then a blackmailer arrives in town to capitalize on his knowledge of their background.
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Mr Pottermack’s Oversight

pottermacksoversightSuggested by Timothy Lane • Mr Pottermack is a law abiding, settled, homebody who has nothing to hide until the appearance of the shadowy Lewison, a gambler and blackmailer with an incredible story.
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Shared Values

sharedvaluesSuggested by Patricia Dickson • African Americans and Republicans speak in favor of the wholesome conservative values of self-reliance, marriage, school choice, and economic growth to create jobs and prosperity. They speak against crime and drugs.
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The Greatest War

the-greatest-warSuggested by Kung Fu Zu • This volume includes gripping accounts from American sailors, soldiers, airmen, and marines who share their experiences from the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the fall of Bataan, up through the earliest battles on European soil.
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A Certain Dr. Thorndyke

certaindrthorndykeSuggested by Brad Nelson • This is really two books in one. Half the book is dedicated to the adventures of a Mr. Osmond who has come to Africa to hideout for a time. The other half of the book is Thorndyke’s investigation of a robbery of valuable jewels.
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God in the Dock

GodInTheDockSuggested by Glenn Fairman • God in the Dock is one of the best known of C.S. Lewis’s collections of essays and includes Myth Become Fact, The Grand Miracle, Priestesses in the Church and, of course, God in the Dock.
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The Design of Life

DesignOfLifeSuggested by Brad Nelson • Written by two leading intelligent design theorists (William Dembski and Jonathan Wells), this book offers the clearest, most comprehensive treatment of intelligent design on the market, with answers to Darwinists’ objections drawn unrelentingly from the recent science literature.
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Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral

EpitaphSuggested by Timothy Lane • This isn’t a sequel to Doc, a novel about Doc Holliday. It’s an historical novel about the most famous gunfight in US history (though the fight itself is only a few pages). Priceless are such comments as this about Ike Clanton: “From what I hear, Ike can’t count to twenty-one unless he’s buck naked.”
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Dracula by Bram Stoker

DraculaSuggested by Kung Fu Zu • During a business visit to Count Dracula’s castle in Transylvania, a young English solicitor finds himself at the center of a series of horrifying incidents. Jonathan Harker observes the Count’s transformation from human to bat form, and discovers puncture wounds on his own neck.
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