David Hitt, Owen Garriott, Joe Kerwin, Alan L. Bean – Homesteading Space: The Skylab Story

As the United States and the Soviet Union went from exploring space to living in it, a space station was conceived as the logical successor to the Apollo moon program. But between conception and execution stood the vastness of space itself, to say nothing of the monumental technological challenges. Homesteading Space, by two of Skylabs own astronauts and a NASA journalist, tells the dramatic story of Americas first space station from beginning to fiery end.
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Steven J. Craig – All Present and Accounted For

In November 1972, the Coast Guard Cutter Jarvis ran aground during a violent storm in Alaska, puncturing its hull, with a temporary patch applied to stop the flooding. The following day, enroute back to Honolulu, another, more vicious, storm struck; Jarvis now struggled with over 13 feet of water in their engine room and no power. The nearest ship that volunteered to assist was scheduled to arrive 30 minutes after the Jarvis officers estimated the ship would be destroyed on the rocky coastline. Wind gusts struck at 70 knots, hail and snow was falling, and at one time, Jarvis hit a swell at a 60-degree angle. This is the true story of the grounding and near-sinking of the Coast Guard’s newest ship and the heroic efforts by the crew that saved the ship.
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Senate Select Committee on Intelligence – The Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture (Movie Tie-In Edition)

The Senate Intelligence Committee Summary Report on Torture is a public document belonging to the American people, arising from the Senate investigation into the CIAs Interrogation and Detention Program. The summary report is more commonly known by its shorthand: The Torture Report. The Senate Intelligence Committee made public this document, with redactions, on December 9, 2009. The events surrounding its investigation, writing, and publication are now the subject of Scott Z. Burns film The Report, an Amazon Original (in theaters on 11/15 and on Amazon Prime 11/29 from Amazon Studios). Here, you can hear the report in its entirety, with selected footnotes – omitting those sections that are yet to be declassified – as read by members of the cast of the film. Also included is a special introduction by Daniel J. Jones, the lead investigator of the Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture.
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Margaret Sanger – Woman and the New Race

Margaret Sanger was an American sex educator and birth control activist. Woman and the New Race argues for the legality of birth control, which was closely tied to the labor and the Eugenics movements. Sanger believed that birth control would free women from the bondage of forced motherhood.
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Carter G. Woodson – The Journal of Negro History, Vol. I

Carter Godwin Woodson (1875-1950) was an American historian, journalist, author of over 30 books and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. As founder of the quarterly research journal The Journal of Negro History in 1916, Woodson has been referred to as the “father of black history”. The Journal was one of the first scholarly journals to cover African American history and gave black scholars the opportunity to publish articles examining African American history and culture while also documenting the black experience in the United States.
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Joseph Plumb Martin – The Adventures of a Revolutionary Soldier

The Adventures of a Revolutionary Soldier is the recollections of Joseph Plumb Martin (1760-1850), who in June 1776 enlisted in the Continental Army to fight the English during the American War for Independence when he was only 15 years old. He endured the battles of New York, White Plains, Kipps Bay, Redbank, Valley Forge, the siege of Yorktown, and the surrender of Cornwallis.
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Theodore Roosevelt – Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail

Theodore Roosevelt Jr., (1858-1919), 26th president of the United States, from 1901 to 1909, was also a conservationist, naturalist, and writer. From 1884 to 1886, he established his ranch in Dakota Territory, which involved much hardship and toil. Ranch Life and the Hunting Trail – published in 1888 – is the account of his labors and adventures as a cowboy, hunter, herder, and even a stint as a deputy sheriff. The narrative comes alive with engaging descriptions of the inhabitants of the Badlands: the buffalo hunters, Indians, cowboys, and mountain men, as well as the changing environment as the area became more populated in that period.
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