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  • Revolutionary America, 1763-1815 (English, Paperback) Francis D Cogliano

    Revolutionary America explains the crucial events in the history of the United States between 1763 and 1815, when settlers of North America rebelled against British rule, won their independence in a long and bloody struggle, and created an enduring republic.Now in its second edition, Revolutionary America has been completely revised, updating the strengths of the previous edition. New features...

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  • Earning the Rockies (English, Hardback) Robert D. Kaplan

    A concise and deeply moving portrait of the American landscape from coast to coast, Earning the Rockies offers a detailed and pragmatic framework for our foreign policy by examining the specific geography from which American power springs.   As a boy, Robert D. Kaplan listened to his truck-driver father’s evocative stories about traveling across America as a young man, travels in which he...

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  • Never Caught (English, Hardback) Professor Erica Armstrong Dunbar

    A startling and eye-opening look into America’s First Family, Never Caught is the powerful narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington’s runaway slave who risked it all to escape the nation’s capital and reach freedom.When George Washington was elected president, he reluctantly left behind his beloved Mount Vernon to serve in Philadelphia, the temporary seat of the nation’s capital....

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  • Life in the UK Test: Handbook 2017 (Paperback) Henry Dillon

    Contains the complete official study materials reproduced from Life in the United Kingdom: A guide for new residents 3rd edition as well as expert study advice and diagrams. Purchasers also get a free subscription to online tests at www.lifeintheuk.net. Everything you need to pass the test with confidence in one book.

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  • When Crime Pays (English, Hardback) Milan Vaishnav

    The first thorough study of the co-existence of crime and democratic processes in Indian politics

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  • Syria (Paperback) John McHugo

    An enlightening and authoritative history, explaining both the creation and unravelling of the current Syrian regime and the roots of the broader Middle East conflict. A rare and accessible guide to a complex nation. Fully updated edition with 5 maps.

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  • Upriver Journeys (English, Hardback) Steven B. Miles

    Tracing journeys of Cantonese migrants along the West River and its tributaries, Steven B. Miles describes the circulation of people through one of the world's great river systems between the late sixteenth and mid-nineteenth centuries.

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  • The Burning of His Majesty's Schooner Gaspee (English, Hardback) Steven Park

    Considered one of the first acts of rebellion to British authority over the American colonies, a fresh account placing the incident into historical context

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  • What Every American Needs to Know About the Qur'an - A History of Islam & the United States (English, Paperback) William, J Federer

    A fascinated, fast-paced history of the world from a perspective never imagined. Current events come into focus in the back drop of 1,400 years of inconceivable events and conflicts connected to the spread of Islam.

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  • To Hell or Barbados (English, Paperback) Sean O'Callaghan

    The previously untold story of over 50,000 Irish men, women and children who were transported to Barbados and Virginia.

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  • Twelve Years a Slave (English, Paperback) Solomon Northup

    This unforgettable memoir was the basis for the Academy Award nominated film 12 Years a Slave. This is the true story of Solomon Northup, who was born and raised as a freeman in New York. He lived the American dream, with a house and a loving family - a wife and two kids. Then one day he was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in the deep south. These are the true accounts of his twelve hard...

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  • Midcentury Christmas (English, Hardback) Sarah Ellen Archer

    A celebration of Christmas in the 1950s and '60s.

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  • Three Days in January CD (English, CD-Audio) Bret Baier

    In this debut history from one of America’s most influential political journalists, Bret Baier casts the three days between Dwight Eisenhower’s prophetic "farewell address" on the evening of January 17, 1961, and his successor John F. Kennedy’s inauguration on the afternoon of January 20 as the final mission of one of modern America’s greatest leaders.As president, the former Supreme Commander...

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  • A Great Place to Have a War (English, Hardback) Fellow Joshua Kurlantzick

    The untold story of how America’s secret war in Laos in the 1960s and 1970s transformed the CIA from a loose collection of spies into a military operation and a key player in American foreign policy.In 1960, President Eisenhower was focused on Laos, a tiny Southeast Asian nation few Americans had ever heard of. Washington feared the country would fall to communism, triggering a domino effect in...

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  • Brahmin Capitalism (English, Hardback) Noam Maggor

    Noam Maggor shows how the moneyed elite in Gilded Age Boston leveraged their wealth to forge transcontinental networks of commodities, labor, and transportation. With the decline of cotton-based textile manufacturing, these gentleman bankers found new business opportunities in the mines, railroads, and industries of the Great West.

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  • A World Trimmed with Fur (English, Hardback) Jonathan Schlesinger

    In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, booming demand for natural resources transformed China and its frontiers. Historians of China have described this process in stark terms: pristine borderlands became breadbaskets. Yet Manchu and Mongolian archives reveal a different story. Well before homesteaders arrived, wild objects from the far north became part of elite fashion, and unprecedented...

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  • The Fall of Hitler's Fortress City (English, Hardback) Isabel Denny

    The harrowing, tragic story of a city and a people ravaged by one of the most brutal battles of World War II.In 1945, in the face of the advancing Red Army, two and a half million people were forced out of Germany’s most easterly province, East Prussia, and in particular its capital, Königsberg. Their flight was a direct result of Hitler’s ill-fated decision to invade the Soviet Union in 1941....

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  • Killing the Rising Sun (English, CD-Audio) Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard

    The powerful and riveting new book in the multimillion-selling Killing series by Bill O’Reilly and Martin DugardAutumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe but is escalating in the Pacific, where American soldiers face an opponent who will go to any length to avoid defeat. The Japanese army follows the samurai code of Bushido, stipulating that surrender is a form of dishonor. Killing the...

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