Inyo County Free Library - New Acquisitions

These are books and media new to the library and cataloged by the Inyo County Free Library.

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Dead Mountain: the true story of the Dyatlov Pass incident

By Eichar, Donnie

Publishing Date: 2013

Classification: 900

Call Number: 914.743 EIC

The author delves into the mystery of what happened to nine experienced hikers who died in 1959 in the Russian Ural Mountains. Eichar retraces the hikers' journey and provides an account, aided by access to the hikers' own journals and photographs, government records, and dozens of interviews.

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Scott of the Antarctic

By Huxley, Elspeth

Publishing Date: 1978, c1977

Classification: 900

Call Number: 919.89 HUX

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From mist and stone: the folklore of the Celts and Vikings

By Stone, George M.

Publishing Date: c2005

Classification: 900

Call Number: 936 STO

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Solving Stonehenge: the new key to an ancient enigma

By Johnson, Anthony

Publishing Date: 2008

Classification: 900

Call Number: 936.2319 JOH

From the Publisher: A completely new and convincing solution to the key puzzles of Stonehenge. As Anthony Johnson reveals in this astonishing book, patient detective work and detailed computer analysis of clues hidden within this famous monument can be made to yield remarkable new insights into how the earthwork and stone circle were conceived and laid out. The story begins with a reappraisal of over 250 years of fieldwork, excavation, and speculation, including John Wood's highly accurate but often overlooked survey of 1740. It is the most important record of Stonehenge ever made, and the only reliable plan of the monument before the fall of several major stones and their subsequent re-erection in the twentieth century. The prehistoric engineering skills involved in the construction of Stonehenge have long been recognized, but Johnson presents for the first time tangible evidence to show that locked within the symmetry of the stones are precise formulae that determined their numbers, spacing, and relationships. He explains how the Neolithic surveyors set out the fifty-six Aubrey Holes, four Station Stones, and the thirty stones in the Sarsen Circle; and the significance of the horseshoe arrangement of massive trilithons at the heart of the monument. The implications are far reaching, demonstrating that the people who designed Stonehenge in all its phases of construction, spanning over 1,000 years, employed simple and elegant geometric rules. Elaborate sightline theories, alignments, and astronomical computations are questioned, allowing the rationale behind Stonehenge and other prehistoric sites, some of which conformed to the same model, to be reassessed. 135 illustrations, 35 in color.

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The Bog people: iron-age man preserved

By Glob, P. V.

Publishing Date: 1997, c1969

Classification: 900

Call Number: 936.3 GLO

"One spring morning two men cutting peat in a Danish bog uncovered a well-preserved body of a man with a noose around his neck. Thinking they had stumbled upon a murder victim, they reported their discovery to the police, who were baffled until they consulted the famous archaeologist P.V. Glob. Glob identified the body as that of a two-thousand-year-old man, ritually murdered and thrown in the bag as a sacrifice to the goddess of fertility." "Written in the guise of a scientific defective story, this classic of archaeological history - a best-seller when it was published in England but out of print for many years - is a thoroughly engrossing and still reliable account of the religion, culture, and daily life of the European Iron Age."--Jacket.

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Churchill: a life

By Gilbert, Martin

Publishing Date: 1991

Classification: 900

Call Number: 941.084 GIL

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The life of Edward the Black prince, 1330-1376: the flower of knighthood out of all the world

By Sedgwick, Henry Dwight

Publishing Date: 1993

Classification: 900

Call Number: 942.037 SED

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Hitler's charisma: leading millions into the abyss

By Rees, Laurence

Publishing Date: [2013], 2012

Classification: 900

Call Number: 943.086 REE

Explores the circumstances and events that contributed to the rise of Adolf Hitler, noting his early character flaws and how he rallied a small group of like-minded political and social outcasts in history-shaping ways.

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The dream king: Ludwig II of Bavaria: with a chapter on Ludwig and the arts

By Blunt, Wilfrid

Publishing Date: 1970

Classification: 900

Call Number: 943.3 BLU

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General Ulysses S. Grant: the soldier and the man

By Longacre, Edward G.

Publishing Date: 2006

Classification: 900

Call Number: 973.7 LON

"Despite his reputation for rash decisions, brutal tactics, and intemperate behavior, Ulysses S. Grant was the only Union general who could win the war for Lincoln. Grant's aggressive strategies, swift movements and uncompromising battlefield attacks were praised in the North, feared in the South, and reviled by many of his own associates and staff. General Grant is, perhaps, one of the most controversial, enigmatic, and misunderstood generals in our nation's history." "In this new biography of Grant, acclaimed Civil War historian, Edward G. Longacre, examines Grant's early life and his military career for insights into his great battlefield successes as well as his personal misfortunes. He concentrates on Grant's boyhood and early married life, especially his years in Missouri and Illinois following his 1854 resignation from the army. He examines Grant's moral, ethical, and religious views; his conflicting attitudes toward his profession; and his relationships with wartime superiors and subordinates."--BOOK JACKET.

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Mary Surratt: an American tragedy

By Trindal, Elizabeth Steger

Publishing Date: 1996

Classification: 900

Call Number: 973.7092 TRI

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A. Lincoln: a biography

By White, Ronald C.

Publishing Date: c2009

Classification: 900

Call Number: 973.7092 WHI

Lincoln scholar Ronald C. White, Jr., describes Lincoln as a man of integrity whose moral compass holds the key to understanding his life.

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General Sherman's Christmas: Savannah, 1864

By Weintraub, Stanley

Publishing Date: c2009

Classification: 900

Call Number: 973.7378 WEI

Relates the story of the end of the siege of Savannah, led by General William T. Sherman, after which the general "gave" President Lincoln the city as a Christmas gift, and explores events of the holiday that year.

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