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Hurricanes Harvey and Irma spark interest in Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson

AbeBooks.com is currently seeing a spike in sales of Isaac’s Storm by Erik Larson, a non-fiction book first published in 1999, which provides a real insight into hurricanes, weather forecasting and human folly. Larson’s book details the hurricane that hit Galvaston, Texas, in 1900 and killed more than 6,000 people, making it America’s worst natural […]

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Ultimate Survival Stories – Man vs. Nature

For a story to engage a reader, conflict is essential. When the conflict involves man versus nature, it is guaranteed that the tale will be engrossing, horrifying and compelling. There have been countless stories of harrowing journeys, expeditions and conquests that prove humans have a strong desire to reach the uncharted, explore the unfamiliar, conquer […]

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Top 10 Black History Non-Fiction

February is recognized as Black History Month in both Canada and the United States.  This month of remembrance began 83 years ago when historian Carter G. Woodson designated the second week of February as “Negro History Week”. Woodson chose this week because it marked the birthdays of two Americans that had a significant impact on […]

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