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The Yank: The True Story of a Former U.S. Marine in the Irish Republican Army

Readers interested in a firsthand account from an IRA fighter with a U.S. Marine perspective, one who is a forceful believer in Irish republicanism, will find this book very interesting. His experiences and views raise interesting questions about how someone can be a patriot and freedom fighter from one perspective and a terrorist from another.
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The Greatest Raid: St. Nazaire, 1942

Readers interested in World War II, British naval and commando raids, and German defensive action in wartime France will enjoy this book.
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The Secret Perfume of Birds: Uncovering the Science of Avian Scent

Recommended for natural history buffs, birders interested in more than just bird identification, observers of academic ways, and science lovers.

Bird Brother: A Falconer’s Journey and the Healing Power of Wildlife

Stotts’s gift for storytelling, as an educator and public speaker, is on full display in this remarkable memoir; it’s thought-provoking, moving, and inspiring.

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From Parchment to Dust: The Case for Constitutional Skepticism

General readers interested in the U.S. Constitution, its shortcomings, its history, and the concept of constitutional skepticism will be interested in this book.

Firepower: How Weapons Shaped Warfare

Readers of military history (particularly about military technology, warfare, and the effects of these on society as a whole) will find this book interesting. It includes extensive histories of many of the most important military technologies of the 16th through 20th centuries.
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Dirty Works: Obscenity on Trial in America’s First Sexual Revolution

Although this book does not aim to be a biography, it would have been useful to provide more background information on Ernst and his colleagues. Still, readers interested in 20th-century U.S. history, civil liberties litigation, Ernst and his legal colleagues, birth control, or the cultural basis of obscenity laws will find this book worthwhile.
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The Great Dissenter: The Story of John Marshall Harlan, America’s Judicial Hero

Canellos has written a skillful biography that illuminates the lives of both John Harlan and Robert Harlan. It will spark the interest of readers looking for more insight on the Reconstruction era. As in Canellos’s previous books, the life and times of his subjects come alive here.
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Why Peacocks? An Unlikely Search for Meaning in the World’s Most Magnificent Bird

Blending memoir and natural history, this candid journey into the world of an unusual bird will spark the interest of fans of popular science.
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