Series: Rogue HeroesThe History of the SAS, Britain's Secret Special Forces Unit That Sabotaged the Nazis and Changed the Nature of WarPaperbackBen Macintyre9781524703394$37.00HISTORY Oct 04, 2016
The incredible untold story of WWII’s greatest secret fighting force, as told by our great modern master of wartime intrigue Britain’s Special Air Service—or SAS—was the brainchild of David Stirling, a young, gadabout aristocrat whose aimlessness in early life belied a remarkable strategic mind. Where most of his colleagues looked at a battlefield map of World War II’s African theater and saw a protracted struggle with Rommel’s desert forces, Stirling saw an opportunity: given a small number of elite, well-trained men, he could parachute behind... + Read More
Series: The Glass UniverseHow the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the StarsCD-AudioDava Sobel9780735288645$60.00SCIENCE Dec 06, 2016
From New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel, the true story of the women working in the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s and their unexpected and remarkable contributions to astronomy.In the mid-nineteenth century, the Harvard College Observatory began employing a few women as calculators, or human computers. They were the wives, sisters, and daughters of the resident astronomers, but by the 1880s the female corps included graduates of the new women’s colleges—Vassar, Wellesley, Smith. As photography t... + Read More
Series: Frogkisser!CD-AudioGarth Nix9781524702007$73.00YOUNG ADULT FICTION Age (years) from 12Feb 28, 2017
Poor Princess Anya. Forced to live with her evil stepmother’s new husband, her evil stepstepfather. Plagued with an unfortunate ability to break curses with a magic-assisted kiss. And forced to go on the run when her stepstepfather decides to make the kingdom entirely his own.Aided by a loyal talking dog, a boy thief trapped in the body of a newt, and some extraordinarily mischievous wizards, Anya sets off on a Quest that, if she plays it right, will ultimately free her land-and teach her a thing or two about the use of power, the effectiveness... + Read More
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