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Queen of Versailles : Madame De Maintenon, First Lady of Louis XIV's France

Subjects: Queens--France--Biography; Favorites, Royal--France--BiographyBIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical; HISTORY / Europe / France

  • Abstract: The rise to power of Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon (1635-1719), a queen in all but name, was nothing short of extraordinary. Born into ...

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Empire Builder : John D. Spreckels and the Making of San Diego

Subjects: Businesspeople--United States--BiographyBIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical; HISTORY / United States / State & Local / West (AK, CA, CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, UT, WY)

  • Abstract: 2021 San Diego Book AwardEmpire Builder is the previously untold story of a pioneer who almost single-handedly transformed the bankrupt village of San Diego into a ...

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Captain James Cook and the Search for Antarctica

Subjects: Voyages around the world--Early works to 1800HISTORY / Expeditions & Discoveries; BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical; BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers

  • Abstract: A fascinating account of the famous explorer's voyages through the southern Pacific and Antarctic Oceans, based on firsthand journals and logbooks.In the mid-18th ...

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Children Against Hitler : The Young Resistance Heroes of the Second World War

Subjects: World War, 1939-1945--Children; Anti-Nazi movementHISTORY / Wars & Conflicts / World War II / General; BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical; BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military

  • Abstract: “A fitting memorial to the children who risked (and so often lost) their lives in resisting the Nazi war machine... extraordinary, unique, informative.” —Midwest Book ...

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