The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story

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Grand Central Publishing #ad - In an unexplored valley ringed by steep mountains, that flight revealed the unmistakable image of a sprawling metropolis, tantalizing evidence of not just an undiscovered city but an enigmatic, lost civilization. Venturing into this raw, but breathtakingly beautiful wilderness to confirm the discovery, quickmud, treacherous, jaguars, disease-carrying insects, Preston and the team battled torrential rains, and deadly snakes.

Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred city will fall ill and die. But it wasn't until they returned that tragedy struck: Preston and others found they had contracted in the ruins a horrifying, sometimes lethal-and incurable-disease.

The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Story #ad - Suspenseful and shocking, and dramatic twists of fortune, the lost citY OF THE MONKEY GOD is the absolutely true, hair-raising adventure, filled with colorful history, eyewitness account of one of the great discoveries of the twenty-first century. In 1940, swashbuckling journalist theodore morde returned from the rainforest with hundreds of artifacts and an electrifying story of having found the Lost City of the Monkey God-but then committed suicide without revealing its location.

Three quarters of a century later, bestselling author Doug Preston joined a team of scientists on a groundbreaking new quest. In 2012 he climbed aboard a rickety, single-engine plane carrying the machine that would change everything: lidar, a highly advanced, classified technology that could map the terrain under the densest rainforest canopy.

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Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI

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Random House Audio #ad - After oil was discovered beneath their land, built mansions, they rode in chauffeured automobiles, and sent their children to study in Europe. P. Getty made their fortunes and where desperadoes like Al Spencer, the “Phantom Terror, ” roamed—many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered.

It was one of the organization’s first major homicide investigations and the bureau badly bungled the case. Based on years of research and startling new evidence, the book is a masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, as each step in the investigation reveals a series of sinister secrets and reversals. In desperation, the young director, J.

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI #ad - Killers of the Flower Moon is utterly compelling, but also emotionally devastating. In this last remnant of the Wild West—where oilmen like J. Her relatives were shot and poisoned. As the death toll climbed to more than twenty-four, the FBI took up the case. But more than that, it is a searing indictment of the callousness and prejudice toward American Indians that allowed the murderers to operate with impunity for so long.

The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. New york times bestseller   -  national book AWARD FINALIST "Disturbing and riveting.

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The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West

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Simon & Schuster Audio #ad - Included in the northwest ordinance were three remarkable conditions: freedom of religion, and most importantly, free universal education, the prohibition of slavery. A massachusetts minister named Manasseh Cutler was instrumental in opening this vast territory to veterans of the Revolutionary War and their families for settlement.

1 new york times bestseller pulitzer prize–winning historian david mccullough rediscovers an important and dramatic chapter in the American story—the settling of the Northwest Territory by dauntless pioneers who overcame incredible hardships to build a community based on ideals that would come to define our country.

As part of the treaty of paris, indiana, a wilderness empire northwest of the Ohio River containing the future states of Ohio, Britain ceded the land that comprised the immense Northwest Territory, Michigan, in which Great Britain recognized the new United States of America, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Like so many of mccullough’s subjects, they let no obstacle deter or defeat them.

The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West #ad - In 1788 the first band of pioneers set out from New England for the Northwest Territory under the leadership of Revolutionary War veteran General Rufus Putnam. Drawn in great part from a rare and all-but-unknown collection of diaries and letters by the key figures, The Pioneers is a uniquely American story of people whose ambition and courage led them to remarkable accomplishments.

This is a revelatory and quintessentially American story, written with David McCullough’s signature narrative energy. They settled in what is now Marietta on the banks of the Ohio River.

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Verses for the Dead Agent Pendergast Series 18

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Grand Central Publishing #ad - But the seeming lack of connection between the old suicides and the new murders is soon the least of Pendergast's worries. Because as he digs deeper, he realizes the brutal new crimes may be just the tip of the iceberg: a conspiracy of death that reaches back decades. Pendergast is abruptly forced to accept an unthinkable condition of continued employment: the famously rogue agent must now work with a partner.

The graves are unconnected save in one bizarre way: all belong to women who committed suicide. Pendergast and his new colleague, junior agent coldmoon, are assigned to investigate a rash of killings in Miami Beach, where a bloodthirsty psychopath is cutting out the hearts of his victims and leaving them with cryptic handwritten letters at local gravestones.

Verses for the Dead Agent Pendergast Series 18 #ad - X. After an overhaul of leadership at the FBI's New York field office, A. L. The instant #1 new york times bestseller preston & child return with their bestselling series, confronting FBI Special Agent Pendergast with the one challenge he never expected: a partner.

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Crooked River Agent Pendergast Series 19

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Grand Central Publishing #ad - Racing to uncover the mystery of several light green-shoe-clad severed feet found floating in the Atlantic, Agent Pendergast is faced with most inexplicable challenge of his career in this installment of the #1 NYT bestselling series. A startling crime with dozens of victims. Appearing out of nowhere to horrify the quiet resort town of Sanibel Island, dozens of identical, Florida, ordinary-looking shoes float in on the tide and are washed up on the tropical beach--each one with a crudely severed human foot inside.

A ghastly enigma with no apparent solution. Called away from vacation elsewhere in the state, despite himself, Agent Pendergast reluctantly agrees to visit the crime scene--and, is quickly drawn in by the incomprehensible puzzle. With an ocean of possibilities confronting the investigation, no one is sure what happened, why, or from where the feet originated.

Crooked River Agent Pendergast Series 19 #ad - And they desperately need to know: are the victims still alive?A WORTHY CHALLENGE FOR A BRILLIANT MIND. In short order, pendergast finds himself facing the most complex and inexplicable challenge of his career: a tangled thread of evidence that spans seas and traverses continents, connected to one of the most baffling mysteries in modern medical science.

. An early pathology report only adds to the mystery. Through shocking twists and turns, all trails lead back to a powerful adversary with a sadistic agenda and who--in a cruel irony--ultimately sees in Pendergast the ideal subject for their malevolent research.

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Educated: A Memoir

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Random House Audio #ad - 1 new york times, kqed • new york public libraryan unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, wall street journal,  and boston globe bestseller • named one of the ten best books of the year by the new york times book review • one of president barack obama’s favorite books of the year • bill gates’s holiday reading list • finalist for the national book critics circle’s award in autobiography • finalist for the national book critics circle’s john leonard prize for best first book • finalist for the pen/jean stein book award • finalist for the los angeles book prizenamed one of paste’s best memoirs of the decade • named one of the best books of the year by the washington post • o: the oprah magazine • time • npr • good morning america • san francisco chronicle • the guardian • the economist • financial times • newsday • New York Post • theSkimm • Refinery29 • Bloomberg • Self • Real Simple • Town & Country • Bustle • Paste • Publishers Weekly • Library Journal • LibraryReads • BookRiot • Pamela Paul, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge UniversityBorn to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, kept out of school, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom.

When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. Beautiful and propulsive. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent.

Educated: A Memoir #ad - . Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University.

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Where the Crawdads Sing

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Penguin Audio #ad - Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life--until the unthinkable happens. Where the crawdads sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. So in late 1969, when handsome chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl.

Where the Crawdads Sing #ad - But kya is not what they say. 1 new york times bestsellermore than 4 million copies solda reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick"I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon"Painfully beautiful. The new york times book reviewfor years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast.

. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved.

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The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey

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Random House Audio #ad - In the process, he changed the map of the western hemisphere forever. Along the way, disease, drowning, and enduring starvation, losing their canoes and supplies to punishing whitewater rapids, Roosevelt and his men faced an unbelievable series of hardships, Indian attack, and a murder within their own ranks.

Together with his son kermit and brazil’s most famous explorer, Cândido Mariano da Silva Rondon, Roosevelt accomplished a feat so great that many at the time refused to believe it. At once an incredible adventure narrative and a penetrating biographical portrait, The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt’s harrowing exploration of one of the most dangerous rivers on earth.

The river of doubt—it is a black, uncharted tributary of the Amazon that snakes through one of the most treacherous jungles in the world. Three men died, and Roosevelt was brought to the brink of suicide. The river of doubt brings alive these extraordinary events in a powerful nonfiction narrative thriller that happens to feature one of the most famous Americans who ever lived.

The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey #ad - From the soaring beauty of the amazon rain forest to the darkest night of Theodore Roosevelt’s life, here is Candice Millard’s dazzling debut. Indians armed with poison-tipped arrows haunt its shadows; piranhas glide through its waters; boulder-strewn rapids turn the river into a roiling cauldron. After his humiliating election defeat in 1912, the first descent of an unmapped, Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon.

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The Cabinet of Curiosities: A Novel Agent Pendergast Series 3

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Grand Central Publishing #ad - The nightmare has begun. Again. In an ancient tunnel underneath New York City a charnel house is discovered. Inside are thirty-six bodies--all murdered and mutilated more than a century ago. While fbi agent pendergast investigates the old crimes, identical killings start to terrorize the city.

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The Guardians: A Novel

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Random House Audio #ad - Cullen post travels the country fighting wrongful convictions and taking on clients forgotten by the system. There were no witnesses, no one with a motive. But the police soon came to suspect Quincy Miller, a young black man who was once a client of Russo’s. Quincy was tried, convicted, and sent to prison for life.

. But no one was listening. For twenty-two years he languished in prison, maintaining his innocence. Powerful, ruthless people murdered Keith Russo, and they do not want Quincy Miller exonerated. They killed one lawyer twenty-two years ago, and they will kill another without a second thought. In desperation, he writes a letter to Guardian Ministries, a small nonprofit run by Cullen Post, a lawyer who is also an Episcopal minister.

The Guardians: A Novel #ad - He had no lawyer, no advocate on the outside. With quincy miller, though, he gets far more than he bargained for. The killer left no clues. Guardian accepts only a few innocence cases at a time. In this instant #1 new york times bestseller, John Grisham delivers a classic legal thriller—with a twist. Terrific…affecting…Grisham has done it again.

Maureen corrigan,  the Washington Post “A suspenseful thriller mixed with powerful themes.

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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

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Blackstone Audio Inc. #ad - The book recounts a harrowing adventure, but ultimately it is the nobility of these men and their indefatigable will that shines through. This is a thrilling account of one of the most astonishing feats of exploration and human courage ever recorded. In august of 1914, the british ship Endurance set sail for the South Atlantic.

Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage #ad - In october, the ship was trapped, 1915, still half a continent away from its intended base, then crushed in the ice. For five months, drifting on ice packs, Sir Ernest Shackleton and his men, were castaways in one of the most savage regions of the world. Lansing describes how the men survived a 1, 000-mile voyage in an open boat across the stormiest ocean on the globe and an overland trek through forbidding glaciers and mountains.

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