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Men In The Air
Series/Author: Brandt
$6.95

hardcover Men In The Air: The Best Flight Stories of All Time from Greek Mythology to the Space Age by Brandt Aymar (Editor) An anthology of more than seventy accounts covers flight literature from Greek Mythology to the Space Age and includes The First Success for the Wright Brothers, First Flight to Paris, and Downing My First Hun. Learn More

Blind Mans Bluff
Series/Author: Sherry
$2.95

Paperback Blind Man's Bluff: The Untold Story of American Submarine Espionage by Sherry Sontag, Christopher Drew, Annette Lawrence Drew For decades American submarines have roamed the depths in a dangerous battle for information and advantage in missions known only to a select few. Now, after six years of research, those missions are told in Blind Man's Bluff, a magnificent achievement in investigative reporting. It reads like a spy thriller -- except everything in it is true. This is an epic of adventure, ingenuity, courage, and disaster beneath the sea, a story filled with unforgettable characters who engineered daring missions to tap the enemy's underwater communications cables and to shadow Soviet submarines. It is a story of heroes and spies, of bravery and tragedy. Learn More

The Right Thing
Series/Author: Scott
$3.95

Hardcover The Right Thing by Scott Waddle When a U.S. nuclear submarine collided with a Japanese fishing vessel in the spring of 2001, the story made national headlines. Navy Commander Scott Waddle, former captain of the U.S.S. Greeneville, was at the center of the controversy. This is the first-hand, never-before-published account of that fatal moment and the heart-breaking avalanche of events that followed. Learn More

The Great Deluge
Series/Author: Douglas
$3.95

Hardcover The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, and the Mississippi Gulf Coast by Douglas Brinkley In the span of five violent hours on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina destroyed major Gulf Coast cities and flattened 150 miles of coastline. Yet those wind-torn hours represented only the first stage of the relentless triple tragedy that Katrina brought to the entire Gulf Coast, from Louisiana to Mississippi to Alabama. First came the hurricane, one of the three strongest ever to make landfall in the United States -- 150-mile-per-hour winds, with gusts measuring more than 180 miles per hour ripping buildings to pieces. Second, the storm-surge flooding, which submerged a half million homes, creating the largest domestic refugee crisis since the Civil War. Eighty percent of New Orleans was under water, as debris and sewage coursed through the streets, and whole towns in south-eastern Louisiana ceased to exist. And third, the human tragedy of government mis-management, which proved as cruel as the natural disaster itself. Ray Nagin, the mayor of New Orleans, implemented an evacuation plan that favored the rich and healthy. Kathleen Blanco, governor of Louisiana, dithered in the most important aspect of her job: providing leadership in a time of fear and confusion. Michael C. Brown, the FEMA director, seemed more concerned with his sartorial splendor than the specter of death and horror that was taking New Orleans into its grip. In The Great Deluge, bestselling author Douglas Brinkley, a New Orleans resident and professor of history at Tulane University, rips the story of Katrina apart and relates what the Category 3 hurricane was like from every point of view. The book finds the true heroes -- such as Coast Guard officer Jimmy Duckworth and hurricane jock Tony Zumbado. Throughout the book, Brinkley lets the Katrina survivors tell their own stories, masterly allowing them to record the nightmare that was Katrina. The Great Deluge investigates the failure of government at every level and breaks important new stories. Packed with interviews and original research, it traces the character flaws, inexperience, and ulterior motives that allowed the Katrina disaster to devastate the Gulf Coast. Learn More

A Night To Remember
Series/Author: Walter
$2.00

Paperback A Night to Remember by Walter Lord, Nathaniel Philbrick (Goodreads Author) (Introduction) First published in 1955, A Night to Remember remains a completely riveting account of the Titanic's fatal collision and the behavior of the passengers and crew, both noble and ignominious. Some sacrificed their lives, while others fought like animals for their own survival. Wives beseeched husbands to join them in lifeboats; gentlemen went taut-lipped to their deaths in full evening dress; and hundreds of steerage passengers, trapped below decks, sought help in vain. Learn More

The Devils Of Loudun
Series/Author: Aldous
$6.50

Paperback - Great The Devils of Loudun by Aldous Huxley ALDOUS HUXLEY'S ACCLAIMED AND GRIPPING ACCOUNT OF ONE OF THE STRANGEST OCCURENCES IN HISTORY In 1632 an entire convent in the small French village of Loudun was apparently possessed by the devil. After a sensational and celebrated trial, the convent's charismatic priest Urban Grandier - accused of spiritually and sexually seducing the nuns in his charge - was convicted of being in league with Satan. Then he was burned at the stake for witchcraft. In this classic work by the legendary Aldous Huxley - a remarkable true story of religious and sexual obsession considered by many to be his nonfiction masterpiece - a compelling historical event is clarified and brought to vivid life. \"Here is a stuff that bizarre historical novels are made of, but it is solidly based on fact and painstaking research... This peak achievement of Huxley's career reveals his sharp skill at characterization, his ability to re-create the smell and flavor of vanished eras... A story that sounds like fiction but isn't.\" - New York Times \"One of the best books by Aldous Huxley, both as a writer and as a thinker.\" - The Guardian (UK) (less) Learn More