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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Much-Anticipated New Books in Audio


Enjoy these new audiobooks from some of your favorite authors and acclaimed debut authors as well!


FICTION AUDIOBOOK DOWNLOADS


Personal: A Jack Reacher NovelPersonal: A Jack Reacher Novel
By Child, Lee
2014-09 - Delacorte Press
9780804178747 Check Our CatalogJack Reacher returns in the latest fast-moving, action-packed, suspenseful book from #1 "New York Times "bestselling author Lee Child.
"You can leave the army, but the army doesn't leave you. Not always. Not completely, "notes Jack Reacher--and sure enough, the retired military cop is soon pulled back into service. This time, for the State Department and the CIA.
Someone has taken a shot 
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Station ElevenStation Eleven
By Mandel, Emily St John
Author St John Mandel, Emily
2014-09 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780385353304 Check Our CatalogAn audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization's collapse, "Station Eleven "tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.
One snowy night Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a 
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Edge of Eternity: Book Three of the Century TrilogyEdge of Eternity: Book Three of the Century Trilogy
By Follett, Ken
2014-09 - Dutton Books
9780525953098 Check Our CatalogKen Follett's Century Trilogy follows the fortunes of five intertwined families--American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh--as they make their way through the twentieth century. It has been called "potent, engrossing" ("Publishers Weekly") and "truly epic" ("Huffington Post"). "USA Today "said, "You actually feel like you're there."
"Edge of Eternity," the finale, covers one of the most 
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PerfidiaPerfidia
By Ellroy, James
2014-09 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307956996 Check Our CatalogFrom "one of the great American writers of our time" ("Los Angeles Times Book Review")-a brilliant crime/historical novel, and his largest, most accessible novel yet: a pulse-pounding, as-it-happens narrative that unfolds in Los Angeles over twenty-three days beginning on December 6, 1941.
The Japanese have bombed Pearl Harbor. The United States teeters on the edge of war. The roundup of 
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BurnBurn
By Patterson, James
Author Ledwidge, Michael
2014-09 - Little Brown and Company
9780316211048 Check Our CatalogDetective Michael Bennett finally returns to New York City--and to the most unsettling, horrific case of his career.
At last, Detective Michael Bennett and his family are coming home to New York City. Thanks to Bennett, the ruthless crime lord whose vengeful mission forced the Bennett family into hiding has been brought down for good.
Back in the city that never sleeps, Bennett takes over 
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Mean StreakMean Streak
By Brown, Sandra
2014-08 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455581122 Check Our CatalogFrom #1 New York Times best-selling author Sandra Brown comes a heart-pounding story of survival, that takes the age-old question, "Does the end justify the means?" and turns it on its head.
Dr. Emory Charbonneau, a pediatrician and marathon runner, disappears on a mountain road in North Carolina. By the time her husband Jeff, miffed over a recent argument, reports her missing, the trail has 
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Private Down UnderPrivate Down Under
By Patterson, James
Author White, Michael
2014-08 - Grand Central Publishing
9781455529780 Check Our CatalogThe world's most exclusive detective agency opens a new office - in Australia
With the best detectives in the business, cutting edge technology and offices around the globe, there is no investigation company quite like Private. Now, at a glittering launch party overlooking the iconic Opera House, Private Sydney throws open its doors . . .
Craig Gisto and his newly formed team have barely 
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BittersweetBittersweet
By McCullough, Colleen
2014-08 - Simon & Schuster
9781476755410 Check Our CatalogIn her first epic romantic novel since "The Thorn Birds," Colleen McCullough weaves a sweeping story of two sets of twins--all trained as nurses, but each with her own ambitions--stepping into womanhood in 1920s and 30s Australia.
Because they are two sets of twins, the four Latimer sisters are as close as can be. Yet these vivacious young women each have their own dreams for themselves: Edda 
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The Long Way Home: A Chief Inspector Gamache NovelThe Long Way Home: A Chief Inspector Gamache Novel
By Penny, Louise
2014-08 - Minotaur Books
9781250022066 Check Our Catalog
Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Surete du Quebec, has found a peace he'd only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book, " The Balm in Gilead, " in his large hands. "There is a balm in Gilead," his neighbor Clara Morrow reads from the dust jacket, "to make the wounded whole."…More
The Paying GuestsThe Paying Guests
By Waters, Sarah
2014-09 - Riverhead Books
9781594633119 Check Our CatalogFrom the bestselling author of "The Little Stranger "and "Fingersmith," an enthralling novel about a widow and her daughter who take a young couple into their home in 1920s London.
It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned; the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa--a large, silent house now bereft of 
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NeverhomeNeverhome
By Hunt, Laird
2014-09 - Little Brown and Company
9780316370134 Check Our CatalogShe calls herself Ash, but that's not her real name. She is a farmer's faithful wife, but she has left her husband to don the uniform of a Union soldier in the Civil War. NEVERHOME tells the harrowing story of Ash Thompson during the battle for the South. Through bloodshed and hysteria and heartbreak, she becomes a hero, a folk legend, a madwoman and a traitor to the American cause.
Laird 
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Lisette's ListLisette's List
By Vreeland, Susan
2014-08 - Random House
9781400068173 Check Our CatalogFrom Susan Vreeland, bestselling author of such acclaimed novels as "Girl in Hyacinth Blue, Luncheon of the Boating Party, "and" Clara and Mr. Tiffany, "comes a richly imagined story of a woman's awakening in the south of Vichy France--to the power of art, to the beauty of provincial life, and to love in the midst of war.
In 1937, young Lisette Roux and her husband, Andre, move from Paris to 
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Somewhere Safe with Somebody Good: The New Mitford NovelSomewhere Safe with Somebody Good: The New Mitford Novel
By Karon, Jan
2014-09 - Putnam Adult
9780399167447 Check Our CatalogAfter five hectic years of retirement from Lord's Chapel, Father Tim Kavanagh returns with his wife, Cynthia, from a so-called pleasure trip tot he land of his Irish ancestors. While glad to be at home in Mitford, something is definitely missing: a pulpit. But when he's offered one, he decides he doesn't want it. Maybe he's lost his passion. …More
The MiniaturistThe Miniaturist
By Burton, Jessie
2014-08 - Ecco Press
9780062306814 Check Our Catalog
On a brisk autumn day in 1686, eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the wife of illustrious merchant trader Johannes Brandt. But her new home, while splendorous, is not welcoming. Johannes is kind yet distant, always locked in his study or at his warehouse office-leaving Nella alone with his sister, the sharp-tongued and forbidding Marin.
But Nella's …More
Virtue FallsVirtue Falls
By Dodd, Christina
2014-09 - St. Martin's Press
9781250028419 Check Our CatalogTwenty-three years ago, Misty Banner was brutally slashed to death in her home in Virtue Falls, Washington. Her husband was convicted of the murder. Their four year old daughter Elizabeth witnessed the crime, but has no memory of the killing. Now, two decades later, Elizabeth is back in Virtue Falls. She soon discovers her father is innocent. The real killer is still out there. And her …More
Love Letters: A Rose Harbor NovelLove Letters: A Rose Harbor Novel
By Macomber, Debbie
2014-08 - Ballantine Books
9780553391138 Check Our Catalog"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER
In this enchanting novel set at Cedar Cove's cozy Rose Harbor Inn, Debbie Macomber celebrates the power of love--and a well-timed love letter--to inspire hope and mend a broken heart.
Summer is a busy season at the inn, so proprietor Jo Marie Rose and handyman Mark Taylor have spent a lot of time together keeping the property running. Despite some folks' 
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NONFICTION AUDIOBOOK DOWNLOADS



What I Know for SureWhat I Know for Sure
By Winfrey, Oprah
2014-09 - Flatiron Books
9781250054050 Check Our CatalogAs a creative force, student of the human heart and soul, and champion of living the life you want, Oprah Winfrey stands alone. Over the years, she has made history with a legendary talk show - the highest-rated program of its kind, launched her own television network, become the nation's only African-American billionaire, and been awarded both an honorary degree by Harvard University and the …More
What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical QuestionsWhat If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions
By Munroe, Randall
2014-09 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780544272996 Check Our CatalogFrom the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask Millions of people visit xkcd.com each week to read Randall Munroe's iconic webcomic. His stick-figure drawings about science, technology, language, and love have an enormous, dedicated following, as do his deeply researched answers to his fans' strangest …More
Dr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern MedicineDr. Mutter's Marvels: A True Tale of Intrigue and Innovation at the Dawn of Modern Medicine
By O'Keefe Aptowicz, Cristin
Author Aptowicz, Cristin O'Keefe
2014-09 - Gotham Books
9781592408702 Check Our CatalogA mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country's most famous museum of medical oddities
Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools--or even wash his hands. This was the world of medicine when Thomas Dent Mutter began his trailblazing career as 
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Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious GeneralKilling Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General
By O'Reilly, Bill
Author Dugard, Martin
2014-09 - Henry Holt & Company
9780805096682 Check Our Catalog
Readers around the world have thrilled to "Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy," and "Killing Jesus"--riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history. Now from Bill O'Reilly, anchor of "The O'Reilly Factor," comes the most epic book of all in this multimillion-selling series: "Killing Patton."
General George S. Patton, Jr. died under mysterious …More
Augustus: The Life of Rome's First EmperorAugustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor
By Everitt, Anthony
2007-10 - Random House Trade
9780812970586 Check Our CatalogThe bestselling author of "Cicero" provides a spellbinding and intimate account of Augustus, the man who fashioned the greatest empire in the history of the world.…More
The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and RecoveryThe Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery
By Kean, Sam
2014-05 - Little Brown and Company
9780316182348 Check Our CatalogEarly studies of the functions of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike-strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, lobotomies, horrendous accidents-and see how the victim coped. In many cases survival was miraculous, and observers could only marvel at the transformations that took place afterward, altering victims' personalities. An injury to one section can leave a …More

Monday, September 8, 2014

Don't Know Much About HISTORY


If history is your forte, you'll find a lot to like in our OverDrive eBook collection.  Some of these are popular favorites, and some are so new that they aren't yet available to you.  Check back in about a week!

Our OverDrive website, called MetroNet can be searched at www.ebtpl.org if you don't have the OverDrive app on your device yet.

Latest improvements in OverDrive:  You now have the ability to suspend your holds until you are really ready for them.  Also, you can select "Automatic Checkout" if you're afraid that you might miss that email notification.  Read about these new options at help.overdrive.com.



History eBooks from Bloomfield Township 
Public Library

In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS JeannetteIn the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
By Sides, Hampton
2014-08 - Doubleday Books
9780385535373 Check Our Catalog"New York Times" bestselling author Hampton Sides returns with a white-knuckle tale of polar exploration and survival in the Gilded Age
In the late nineteenth century, people were obsessed by one of the last unmapped areas of the globe: the North Pole. No one knew what existed beyond the fortress of ice rimming the northern oceans, although theories abounded. The foremost cartographer in the 
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Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil WarLiar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
By Abbott, Karen
2014-09 - Harper
9780062092892 Check Our Catalog
Belle Boyd, Emma Edmonds, Rose O'Neal Greenhow, Elizabeth Van Lew.
In Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy, bestselling author Karen Abbott tells the spellbinding true story of four women who risked everything--their homes, their families, and their very lives--during the Civil War.
Seventeen-year-old Belle Boyd, an avowed rebel with a dangerous temper, shot a Union soldier in her home and became a …More
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin OlympicsThe Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
By Brown, Daniel James
2013-06 - Viking Books
9780670025817 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2014) Indies Choice Book Awards (2014) Nautilus Award (2014)

For readers of Laura Hillenbrand's "Seabiscuit" and "Unbroken" comes the dramatic story of the American rowing team that stunned the world at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics. Brown draws on the team's own journals, photos, and memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream. 
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The Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at WarThe Arsenal of Democracy: FDR, Detroit, and an Epic Quest to Arm an America at War
By Baime, A. J.
2014-06 - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
9780547719283 Check Our CatalogA "New York Times" Bestseller
A dramatic, intimate narrative of how Ford Motor Company went from making automobiles to producing the airplanes that would mean the difference between winning and losing World War II. In 1941, as Hitler's threat loomed ever larger, President Roosevelt realized he needed weaponry to fight the Nazis--most important, airplanes--and he needed them fast. So he turned …More
A Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War IIA Higher Call: An Incredible True Story of Combat and Chivalry in the War-Torn Skies of World War II
By Makos, Adam
With Alexander, Larry
2014-05 - Berkley Publishing Group
9780425255735 Check Our CatalogFour days before Christmas 1943, a badly damaged American bomber struggled to fly over wartime Germany. At its controls was a 21-year-old pilot. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. It was their first mission. Suddenly, a sleek, dark shape pulled up on the bomber's tail--a German Messerschmitt fighter. Worse, the German pilot was an ace, a man able to destroy the American bomber in the squeeze of a …More
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great BetrayalA Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
By Macintyre, Ben
Afterword by Le Carre, John
2014-07 - Crown Publishing Group (NY)
9780804136631 Check Our CatalogMaster storyteller Ben Macintyre's most ambitious work to date brings to life the twentieth century's greatest spy story.
Kim Philby was the greatest spy in history, a brilliant and charming man who rose to head Britain's counterintelligence against the Soviet Union during the height of the Cold War--while he was secretly working for the enemy. And nobody thought he knew Philby like Nicholas …More
Lost Detroit: Stories Behind the Motor City's Majestic RuinsLost Detroit: Stories Behind the Motor City's Majestic Ruins
By Austin, Dan
Photographer Doerr, Sean
2010-08 - History Press (SC)
9781596299405 Check Our CatalogLost Detroit tells the stories behind 12 of the city's most beautiful, all-but-forgotten landmarks and of the people behind them, from the day they opened to the day they closed. While these buildings might stand as ghosts of the past today, their stories live on within these pages. The team behind BuildingsofDetroit.com brings you the memories of those who caught trains out of the majestic …More
Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - And Helped Save an American TownFactory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - And Helped Save an American Town
By Macy, Beth
2014-07 - Little Brown and Company
9780316231435 Check Our CatalogOne man's battle to save hundreds of jobs by taking on China and demonstrating the greatness of American business.
With over $500 million a year in sales, the Bassett Furniture Company was once the world's biggest wood furniture manufacturer. Run by the same powerful Virginia family for a century, it was also the center of life in Bassett, Virginia -- an unincorporated town that existed solely …More
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and RedemptionUnbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
By Hillenbrand, Laura
2010-11 - Random House
9781400064168 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
ALA Notable Books (2012) Christopher Awards (2011) Grand Canyon Reader Award (2013) Indies Choice Book Awards (2011) L.A. Times Book Prize (2010) Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award (2014)

In her long-awaited new book, Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in "Seabiscuit." Telling an unforgettable story of a young lieutenant's journey into extremity, "Unbroken" is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit. 
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Killing Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious GeneralKilling Patton: The Strange Death of World War II's Most Audacious General
By O'Reilly, Bill
Author Dugard, Martin
2014-09 - Henry Holt & Company
9780805096682 Check Our Catalog
Readers around the world have thrilled to "Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy," and "Killing Jesus"--riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history. Now from Bill O'Reilly, anchor of "The O'Reilly Factor," comes the most epic book of all in this multimillion-selling series: "Killing Patton."
General George S. Patton, Jr. died under mysterious …More
The Inventor and the Tycoon: The Murderer Eadweard Muybridge, the Entrepreneur Leland Stanford, and the Birth of Moving PicturesThe Inventor and the Tycoon: The Murderer Eadweard Muybridge, the Entrepreneur Leland Stanford, and the Birth of Moving Pictures
By Ball, Edward
2013-11 - Anchor Books
9780767929400 Check Our CatalogThis is a riveting true life/true crime narrative of the partnership between the murderer who invented the movies and the robber baron who built the railroads. One hundred and thirty years ago Eadweard Muybridge invented stop-motion photography, anticipating and making possible motion pictures. He was the first to capture time and play it back for an audience, giving birth to visual media and …More
George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American RevolutionGeorge Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution
By Kilmeade, Brian
Author Yaeger, Don
2013-11 - Sentinel
9781595231031 Check Our CatalogFrom the cohost of "Fox & Friends," the true story of the anonymous spies who helped win the Revolutionary War. …More
History Decoded: The Ten Greatest Conspiracies of All TimeHistory Decoded: The Ten Greatest Conspiracies of All Time
By Meltzer, Brad
With Ferrell, Keith
2013-10 - Workman Publishing
9780761177456 Check Our CatalogFrom a prolific novelist and legal analyst, a bemused look at the hidden conspiracies threaded throughout American history--the companion volume to the History Channel show. …More
Vanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War IIVanished: The Sixty-Year Search for the Missing Men of World War II
By Hylton, Wil S.
2013-11 - Riverhead Books
9781594487279 Check Our CatalogFrom a mesmerizing storyteller, the gripping search for a missing World War II crew, their bomber plane, and their legacy. …More
The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, IndivisibleThe Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible
By Winchester, Simon
2013-10 - Harper Torch
9780062079602 Check Our CatalogSimon Winchester, the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of Atlantic and The Professor and the Madman, delivers his first book about America: a fascinating popular history that illuminates the men who toiled fearlessly to discover, connect, and bond the citizenry and geography of the U.S.A. from its beginnings. …More
The Family: Three Journeys Into the Heart of the Twentieth CenturyThe Family: Three Journeys Into the Heart of the Twentieth Century
By Laskin, David
2013-10 - Viking Books
9780670025473 Check Our CatalogThe author of the "The Children's Blizzard "delivers an epic work of twentieth century history through the riveting story of one extraordinary Jewish family
In tracing the roots of this family--his own family--Laskin captures the epic sweep of the twentieth century. A modern-day scribe, Laskin honors the traditions, the lives, and the choices of his ancestors: revolutionaries and 
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Strange Medicine: A Shocking History of Real Medical Practices Through the AgesStrange Medicine: A Shocking History of Real Medical Practices Through the Ages
By Belofsky, Nathan
2013-07 - Perigee Books
9780399159954 Check Our Catalog
Strange Medicine casts a gimlet eye on the practice of medicine through the ages that highlights the most dubious ideas, bizarre treatments, and biggest blunders. From bad science and oafish behavior to stomach-turning procedures that hurt more than helped, Strange Medicine presents strange but true facts and an honor roll of doctors, scientists, and dreamers who inadvertently …More
Shot All to Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest EscapeShot All to Hell: Jesse James, the Northfield Raid, and the Wild West's Greatest Escape
By Gardner, Mark Lee
2013-07 - William Morrow & Company
9780061989476 Check Our Catalog
Awards:
Spur Awards (2014)

Shot All to Hell by Mark Lee Gardner recounts the thrilling life of Jesse James, Frank James, the Younger brothers, and the most famous bank robbery of all time.

Follow the Wild West’s most celebrated gang of outlaws as they step inside Northfield’s First National Bank and back out on the streets to square off with heroic citizens who risked their lives to 
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One Summer: America, 1927One Summer: America, 1927
By Bryson, Bill
2013-10 - Doubleday Books
9780767919401 Check Our CatalogIn "One Summer" Bill Bryson, one of our greatest and most beloved nonfiction writers, transports readers on a journey back to one amazing season in American life. …More
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
By Mann, Charles C.
2005-08 - Knopf Publishing Group
9781400040063 Check Our CatalogIn this groundbreaking study, Mann shows how a new generation of anthropologists and archaeologists, using new research techniques, have come to the persuasive conclusion that more people lived in the Americas in 1491 than in Europe. …More