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The contest  by Michael Schumacher

The contest

Michael Schumacher

Book

"1968 - rife with riots, assassinations, anti-Vietnam War protests, and realpolitik - was among the most tumultuous years of the twentieth century, culmionating in one of the most consequential presidential elections in American history. [This book] tells...

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1942  by Winston Groom

1942

Winston Groom

Book

"On December6, 1941, an unexpected attack on American territory pulled an unprepared country into a terrifying new brand of warfare. ... This ... account covers the Allies' relentless defeats as the Axis overran most of Europe, North Africa, and the Far...

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Uprising in Pakistan  by Tariq Ali

Uprising in Pakistan

Tariq Ali

Book

"Even as they were taking place, the events that shook Pakistan in 1968-69 were underplayed in the Western media. Following a long period of tumult, a radical coalition led by Zulfikar Ali Bhutto - brought down the military regime of Field Marshal Ayub...

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Pink Floyd by Martin Popoff

Pink Floyd

Martin Popoff

eBook

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Astroball by Ben Reiter

Astroball

Ben Reiter

eBook

When Sports Illustrated declared on the cover of a June 2014 issue that the Houston Astros would win the World Series in 2017, people thought Ben Reiter, the article's author, was crazy. The Astros were the worst baseball team in half a century, but they...

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Out-of-style by Betty Kreisel Shubert

Out-of-style

Betty Kreisel Shubert

eBook

This volume of style clues for fashion detectives weaves fascinating elements of social history into tales of how, why, and when fashions evolved. Hundreds of illustrations accompany highly readable comments and explanations.

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The Crash Bandicoot Files by Jason Rubin

The Crash Bandicoot Files

Jason Rubin

eBook

A deluxe hardcover reproduction of Naughty Dog's original Crash Bandicoot developer's bible! Take a rare glimpse into the making of a videogame icon, and gain a first-hand taste of the undistilled creativity that brought Crash, Cortex, Aku Aku, and the...

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Orchid summer by Jon L. (Jon Lloyd) Dunn

Orchid summer

Jon L. (Jon Lloyd) Dunn

eBook

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Red Odyssey by Jeff Goulding

Red Odyssey

Jeff Goulding

eBook

Red Odyssey: Liverpool FC 1892-2017, is a uniquely affectionate and often deeply moving history of one of the greatest sporting institutions on the planet. Born in the fire of boardroom conflict and launched into the humble surroundings of the Lancas...

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A brief history of Italy  by Jeremy Black

A brief history of Italy

Jeremy Black

Book

"Despite the Roman Empire's famous 500-year reign over Europe, parts of Africa and the Middle East, Italy does not have the same long national history as states such as France or England. Divided for much of its history, Italy's regions have been, at...

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Zeitoun  by Dave Eggers

Zeitoun

Dave Eggers

Book

"The true story of one family, caught between America’s two biggest policy disasters: the war on terror and the response to Hurricane Katrina. Abdulrahman and Kathy Zeitoun run a house-painting business in New Orleans. In August of 2005, as Hurricane...

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This sceptred isle. Collection 1, 55BC-1702 by Christopher Lee

This sceptred isle. Collection 1, 55BC-1702

Christopher Lee

eAudiobook

The first five volumes from the landmark BBC radio series This Sceptred Isle. Christopher Lee's epic history tells the story of Britain from the Romans to the death of Victoria. This collection includes the original first five volumes: 55BC-1087: Julius...

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Eyewitness 1900-1949 by Joanna Bourke

Eyewitness 1900-1949

Joanna Bourke

eAudiobook

Eyewitness accounts from the BBC Archive are at the heart of this unique history of the first half of the 20th Century, narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith. The events of 1900-1949 are described by the people who saw them happen, from the death of Queen Victoria...

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Passchendaele by Nick Lloyd

Passchendaele

Nick Lloyd

eAudiobook

The Third Battle of Ypres was a 'lost victory' for the British Army in 1917. Between July and November 1917, in a small corner of Belgium, more than 500,000 men were killed or maimed, gassed or drowned - and many of the bodies were never found. The Y...

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Eyewitness 1950-1999 by Joanna Bourke

Eyewitness 1950-1999

Joanna Bourke

eAudiobook

Eyewitness accounts from the BBC Archive are at the heart of this unique history of the latter half of the 20th Century, narrated by Tim Pigott-Smith.The events of 1950-1999 are described by the people who saw them happen, from the Festival of Britain...

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Paradise lost by John Milton

Paradise lost

John Milton

eAudiobook

The highly-acclaimed BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of Milton's epic poem telling the story of the fall of man, and also its sequel, "Paradise Regained". Out of chaos shall come order and out of darkness shall come light. Paradise is lost - and then regained....

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At America's gates by Erika Lee

At America's gates

Erika Lee

eAudiobook

With the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, Chinese laborers became the first group in American history to be excluded from the United States on the basis of their race and class. This landmark law changed the course of U.S. immigration history, but we know...

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The ultimate battle by Bill Sloan

The ultimate battle

Bill Sloan

eAudiobook

Sloan offers a narrative account of the battle of Okinawa during the spring of 1945, profiling the conflict as a clash marked by the death of America's highest ranking officer killed during World War II and the deaths of more than 250,000 soldiers, s...

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More power by Hugh Matheson

More power

Hugh Matheson

eAudiobook

Arguably the greatest coach in British sporting history. Jurgen Grobler's Olympic coaching career is one of legend, yet the man himself has remained resolutely out of the spotlight. Over the last twenty years he has masterminded British Rowing's inco...

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The Sydney wars  by Stephen Gapps

The Sydney wars

Stephen Gapps

Book

The Sydney Wars tells the history of military engagements between Europeans and Aboriginal Australians - described as ̀this constant sort of war' by one early colonist - around the greater Sydney region. Telling the story of the first years of colonial...

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Memories

Memories

Book

"In 2014, as an intiative towards the nationwide commemoration for the Centenary of World War I, members of the Panmure Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists were invited to write an essay on one or more of their WWI soldiers, nurses and ...

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Witnessing the Holocaust  by Judith M. Hughes

Witnessing the Holocaust

Judith M. Hughes

Book

"Witnessing the Holocaust presents the autobiographical writings, including diaries and autobiographical fiction, of six Holocaust survivors who lived through and chronicled the Nazi genocide.Drawing extensively on the works of Victor Klemperer, Ruth...

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The conscientious objector's wife  by Frank Sunderland

The conscientious objector's wife

Frank Sunderland

Book

"Frank and Lucy Sunderland, English pacifists and fervent supporters of Labour politics and the New Town movement, were separated in 1916 when Frank was given his prison sentence as a conscientious objector. They wrote to each other from November 1916...

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Lady of the house  by Charlotte Furness

Lady of the house

Charlotte Furness

Book

"Thsi book tells you the true stories of three genteel women who were born, raised, lived and died within the world of English country houses. This is not the story af 'seen and not heard' women, these are ... women who endured tremendous tragedy and...

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Prehistory  by Chris Gosden

Prehistory

Chris Gosden

Book

"Prehistory covers the period of some 4 million years before the start of written history, when our earliest ancestors, the Australopithecines, existed in Africa. But this is relatively recent compared to whole history of the earth of some 4.5 billion...

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 by Paul Oldfield

Paul Oldfield

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Lucius Verus and the Roman defence of the East  by M. C. Bishop

Lucius Verus and the Roman defence of the East

M. C. Bishop

Book

"Lucius Verus is one of the least regarded Roman emperors, despite the fact that he was co-ruler with his adoptive brother Marcus Aurelius for nine years until his untimely death. The later sources were strangely hostile to him and modern writers tend...

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The siege of Acre, 1189-1191  by John D. Hosler

The siege of Acre, 1189-1191

John D. Hosler

Book

"The two-year-long siege of Acre (1189-1191) was the most significant military engagement of the Third Crusade, attracting armies from across Europe, Syria, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and the Maghreb. Drawing on a balanced selection of Christian and Muslim ...

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Death of a nation by Dinesh D'Souza

Death of a nation

Dinesh D'Souza

eBook

Who is killing America? Is it really Donald Trump and a GOP filled with white supremacists? In a major new work of historical revisionism, Dinesh D'Souza makes the provocative case that Democrats are the ones killing America by turning it into a massive...

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The astronaut maker by Michael Cassutt

The astronaut maker

Michael Cassutt

eBook

"One of the most elusive and controversial figures in NASA's history, George W.S. Abbey was called "the Dark Lord," "the Godfather," and "UNO" (unidentified NASA official) by those within NASA. From young pilot and wannabe astronaut to engineer, bure...

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Genealogies of terrorism by Verena Erlenbusch

Genealogies of terrorism

Verena Erlenbusch

eBook

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Race to Hawaii by Jason (Journalist) Ryan

Race to Hawaii

Jason (Journalist) Ryan

eBook

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This noble woman by Michael M. Greenburg

This noble woman

Michael M. Greenburg

eBook

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A lover's pinch by Peter Tupper

A lover's pinch

Peter Tupper

eBook

A Lover's Pinch offers a lively history of consensual sadomasochism, from a controversial religious practice, to a secretive sexuality branded a perversion, to a worldwide subculture that influences everything from fashion to advertising. This book reveals...

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Weather by Andrew Revkin

Weather

Andrew Revkin

eBook

Andrew Revkin, who is the senior climate reporter at ProPublica after a prize-winning 21-year stint at The New York Times, presents an intriguing illustrated history of humanity's evolving relationship with Earth's dynamic climate system and the wond...

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Avengers assemble! by Terence McSweeney

Avengers assemble!

Terence McSweeney

eBook

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The girl who smiled beads by Clemantine Wamariya

The girl who smiled beads

Clemantine Wamariya

eAudiobook

"The plot provided by the universe was filled with starvation, war and rape. I would not--could not--live in that tale." Clemantine Wamariya was six years old when her mother and father began to speak in whispers, when neighbors began to disappear, and...

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The Nazi Titanic  by Robert P. Watson

The Nazi Titanic

Robert P. Watson

Book

The German ocean liner SS Cap Arcona was one of the most celebrated luxury liners in the world. When the Nazis seized control in Germany she was stripped down for use as a floating barracks and troop transport. During the war Goebbels cast her as the...

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The mystery of King John's treasure  by Shirley Charters

The mystery of King John's treasure

Shirley Charters

Book

"Takes the reader to the very heart of the mystery surrounding the lost treasures of King John. Over eight hundred years have passed since these mysterious treasures were lost to history. Burning questions still remain as to their elusive whereabouts....

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John Curtin's war. Volume 1 by John (John Ker) Edwards

John Curtin's war. Volume 1

John (John Ker) Edwards

eBook

John Curtin became Australia's Prime Minister eight weeks before Japan launched war in the Pacific. Curtin's struggle for power against Joe Lyons and Bob Menzies, his dramatic use of it when he took office in October 1941, and his determination to be...

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The Athenian constitution by author Aristotle

The Athenian constitution

author Aristotle

eBook

The Constitution of the Athenians describes the political system of ancient Athens. The treatise was composed between 330 and 322 BC.

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The art of fire by Daniel Hume

The art of fire

Daniel Hume

eBook

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Animals strike curious poses by Elena Passarello

Animals strike curious poses

Elena Passarello

eBook

Sixteen essays about individual animals, including wild (woolly mammoth, rhinoceros, starling, crocodile, gorilla, lion) and domesticated (housecat, racing pigeons, elephant, horses, goats), named and made famous by humans.

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Beneath the Dardanelles by Vecihi Başarin

Beneath the Dardanelles

Vecihi Başarin

eBook

AE2 's daring passage through the Dardanelles on 25 April 1915 is a success story of the Gallipoli campaign. Ordered to?run amuck', for five days AE2 avoided capture before being scuttled after a skirmish with the Turkish torpedo boat Sultanhisar . This...

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Marlborough by Richard Holmes

Marlborough

Richard Holmes

eBook

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Inconvenient people by Sarah Wise

Inconvenient people

Sarah Wise

eBook

"The nineteenth century saw repeated panics about sane individuals being locked away in lunatic asylums. With the rise of the 'mad-doctor' profession, English liberty seemed to be threatened by a new generation of medical men willing to incarcerate d...

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Console wars by Blake J. Harris

Console wars

Blake J. Harris

eBook

"A mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the videogame industry--in development...

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Yeti by Graham Hoyland

Yeti

Graham Hoyland

eBook

Tales of the yeti, the 'Abominable Snowman' of the Himalayas, have been recorded for centuries. This huge, ape-like, hairy creature has tantalised explorers, mountaineers and locals with curious footprints and elusive appearances. But until recently,...

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No one knows by Joel McIver

No one knows

Joel McIver

eBook

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Cutty Sark pocket manual by Arron Hewett

Cutty Sark pocket manual

Arron Hewett

eBook

Constructed on the Clyde in 1869 for the Jock Willis Shipping Line, Cutty Sark was one of the last tea clippers to be built and one of the fastest. Cutty Sark spent just a few years on the tea routes before the opening of the Suez Canal and the increasing...

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A galaxy of her own by Libby Jackson

A galaxy of her own

Libby Jackson

eBook

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Paul Sinha's history revision. 1-3 by Paul Sinha

Paul Sinha's history revision. 1-3

Paul Sinha

eAudiobook

In his fascinating and hilarious BBC Radio 4 stand up show, comedian and quizzer Paul Sinha shines a light on the important historical moments that you never got taught at school, and explains why so much of what you did learn is wrong. There will also,...

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Inseparable by Yunte Huang

Inseparable

Yunte Huang

eAudiobook

Nearly a decade after his triumphant Charlie Chan biography, Yunte Huang returns with this long-awaited portrait of Chang and Eng Bunker (1811-1874), twins conjoined at the sternum by a band of cartilage and a fused liver, who were "discovered" in Siam...

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Women talking about cars by Victoria Coren Mitchell

Women talking about cars

Victoria Coren Mitchell

eAudiobook

Victoria Coren Mitchell interviews Dawn French, Olivia Colman, Sarah Millican and Germaine Greer in this four-part BBC Radio 4 series. In these four episodes, presenter Victoria Coren Mitchell and guests discuss their lives as seen through the prism of...

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Wolf nation by Brenda Peterson

Wolf nation

Brenda Peterson

eAudiobook

In the tradition of Peter Matthiessen's Wildlife in America or Aldo Leopold, Brenda Peterson tells the 300-year history of wild wolves in America. It is also our own history, seen through our relationship with wolves. The earliest Americans revered t...

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The Cold War's killing fields by Paul Thomas Chamberlin

The Cold War's killing fields

Paul Thomas Chamberlin

eAudiobook

A brilliant young historian offers a vital, comprehensive international military history of the Cold War in which he views the decade-long superpower struggles as one of the three great conflicts of the twentieth century alongside the two World Wars,...

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The Columbian Exchange by Joshua Specht

The Columbian Exchange

Joshua Specht

eAudiobook

Crosby's landmark 1972 work argues that environmental factors shape our history just as much as--and sometimes more than--human factors. While earlier scholars emphasized cultural and technological factors as defining the way our world developed, Crosby...

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The fall of Rome. Volume 1 by Patrick Wyman

The fall of Rome. Volume 1

Patrick Wyman

eAudiobook

Barbarians, political breakdown, economic collapse, mass migration, pillaging and plunder. The fall of the Roman Empire has been studied for years, but genetics, climate science, forensic science, network models, and globalization studies have reshaped...

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The Cold War's killing fields  by Paul Thomas Chamberlin

The Cold War's killing fields

Paul Thomas Chamberlin

Book

"In this sweeping, deeply researched book, Paul Thomas Chamberlin boldly argues that the Cold War, long viewed as a mostly peaceful, if tense, diplomatic standoff between democracy and communism, fostered a series of deadly conflicts that killed millions...

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Niue and the Great War  by Margaret Pointer

Niue and the Great War

Margaret Pointer

Book

"The story of tiny Niue’s involvement in the Great War has captivated people since an account was first published by Margaret Pointer in 2000. In 1915, 160 Niuean men joined the New Zealand Expeditionary Force as part of the Maori Reinforcements and set...

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The rise and fall of the British nation  by David Edgerton

The rise and fall of the British nation

David Edgerton

Book

"It is usual to see the United Kingdom as an island of continuity in an otherwise convulsed and unstable Europe; its political history a smooth sequence of administrations, a story of building a welfare state and coping with decline. But what if Brit...

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The Clash by Martin Popoff

The Clash

Martin Popoff

eBook

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British widows of the First World War  by Andrea Hetherington

British widows of the First World War

Andrea Hetherington

Book

"Widows of the Great War is the first major account of the experience of women who had to cope with the death of their husbands during the conflict and then rebuild their lives. It explores each stage of their bereavement, from the shock of receiving...

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Stalin  by Simon Sebag Montefiore

Stalin

Simon Sebag Montefiore

Book

There have been many biographies of Stalin, but the court that surrounded him is untravelled ground. Simon Sebag Montefiore, acclaimed biographer of Catherine the Great and her lover, prime minister and general Potemkin, has unearthed the vast underp...

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Destroying Yemen  by Isa Blumi

Destroying Yemen

Isa Blumi

Book

"Since March 2015, a Saudi-led international coalition of forces--supported by Britain and the United States--has waged devastating war in Yemen. Largely ignored by the world's media, the resulting humanitarian disaster and full-scale famine threaten...

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The million dollar duchesses  by Julie Ferry

The million dollar duchesses

Julie Ferry

Book

"Brimful of scandal, illicit affairs, spurned loves and unexpected tragedy, The Million Dollar Duchesses reveals the closed-door bargaining which led to these most influential matches and how America’s heiresses shook-up British high society for ever....

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Christchurch  by Deb Donnell

Christchurch

Deb Donnell

Book

"Deb Donnell documents Christchurch and Cantebury's transformative journey as the region recovers and rebuilds from the 2010, 2011, and 2016 destructive earthquakes, and 2017 Port Hills Fires. This 3rd edition contains all new comparison images taken...

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Indianapolis  by Lynn Vincent

Indianapolis

Lynn Vincent

Book

"Based on years of original research and new reporting, two acclaimed authors deliver the riveting and emotionally wrenching full story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history: the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during World War II--and...

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The Guatemala reader

The Guatemala reader

Book

This reader brings together more than 200 texts and images in a broad introduction to Guatemala's history, culture, and politics. In choosing selections to include, the editors sought to avoid representing the country only in terms of its long experience...

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See no evil  by Maire Leadbeater

See no evil

Maire Leadbeater

Book

"See no evil issues a challenge to New Zealanders. The book begins by relating the little-known history of West Papua, but its focus is on the impact of New Zealand's foreign policy on the indigenous Melanesian inhabitants. In the 1950s New Zealand s...

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Easy Money by Vivek kaul

Easy Money

Vivek kaul

eBook

The US dollar moves the world. It makes the United States of America the world's only superpower. But things weren't always as they are now. The British pound was the world's premier international currency, much up to the first half of the twentieth ...

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Where's My Jetpack? by Daniel H. Wilson

Where's My Jetpack?

Daniel H. Wilson

eBook

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The People's Force by Robert Haldane

The People's Force

Robert Haldane

eBook

Since its formation in 1853 the story of the Victoria Police has been interwoven with Victorian social and political history. Following the amalgamation of seven separate and distinct police agencies in the colony, the resultant unified body was the first...

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Queen Victoria's mysterious daughter by Lucinda Hawksley

Queen Victoria's mysterious daughter

Lucinda Hawksley

eAudiobook

Spirited and lively, Queen Victoria's Mysterious Daughter is richly packed with arguments, intrigues, scandals, and secrets, and is a vivid portrait of a princess desperate to escape her inheritance.The secrets of Queen Victoria's sixth child, Princess...

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Astroball by Ben Reiter

Astroball

Ben Reiter

eAudiobook

When Sports Illustrated declared on the cover of a June 2014 issue that the Houston Astros would win the World Series in 2017, people thought Ben Reiter, the article's author, was crazy. The Astros were the worst baseball team in half a century, but they...

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Stephen Fry on the phone. [Episode 1, Creating a network]

Stephen Fry on the phone. [Episode 1, Creating a network]

eAudiobook

There are more mobile phones in the world than there are people on the planet: In this first episode, Stephen Fry explores the creation of the mobile phone network.

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The brink  by Marc Ambinder

The brink

Marc Ambinder

Book

"The Cold War's most dangerous moment: a high-stakes and secretive game of nuclear brinksmanship that played out in the forests of Germany, in stealthy submarines underneath the Atlantic and Pacific, in hidden London compounds, in fortified bunkers and...

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Come together  by Larina Tiffen-Fuller

Come together

Larina Tiffen-Fuller

Book

"As thousands woke from the earth-shattering quake on 14th November 2016, nobody could foresee the chain of events that ultimately resulted in the birth of Come Together. This book is a celebration of the love, resilience and the human spirit. It pays...

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Bucharest diary by Alfred H. Moses

Bucharest diary

Alfred H. Moses

eBook

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Rad girls can by Kate Schatz

Rad girls can

Kate Schatz

eBook

"From the New York Times best-selling authors of Rad Women Worldwide and Rad American Women A-Z, a bold and brave collection of stories and art about inspiring and accomplished girls who have made positive impacts on the world before the age of 20. You...

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On the Ganges by George Black

On the Ganges

George Black

eBook

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Barons of the sea by Steven Ujifusa

Barons of the sea

Steven Ujifusa

eBook

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Blood & ivy by Paul Collins

Blood & ivy

Paul Collins

eBook

Traces the scandalous murder of a Harvard Medical School graduate and the ensuing trial that riveted mid-nineteenth-century America, exploring how the case established important precedents in medical forensics and the definition of reasonable doubt.

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The history of landscape design in 100 gardens by Linda A. Chisholm

The history of landscape design in 100 gardens

Linda A. Chisholm

eBook

An illustrated history of landscape design as told through iconic gardens from around the world.

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Barons of the sea by Steven Ujifusa

Barons of the sea

Steven Ujifusa

eAudiobook

In the grand tradition of David McCullough and Ron Chernow, the sweeping story of the nineteenth-century American dynasties who battled for dominance of the tea and opium trades.There was a time, back when the United States was young and the robber barons...

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Bad call by Mike Scardino

Bad call

Mike Scardino

eAudiobook

In 1967, Mike Scardino was an eighteen-year-old pre-med student with a problem-his parents couldn't afford to pay his college tuition. Luckily, Mike's dad hooked him up with a lucrative, albeit unusual, summer job, one he's never forgotten. Bad Call is...

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English by Ben Fogle

English

Ben Fogle

Large Print

Beginning at the top of a muddy Gloucestershire slope at the Cooper's Hill cheese-rolling contest and traversing a landscape of lawns and queues, coastlines and sporting arenas, Ben Fogle takes us on a journey through the peculiarly English: a country...

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