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Panzers forward  by Robert J. Edwards

Panzers forward

Robert J. Edwards

Book

Panzers Forward collects photos of all varieties of German armor, from the smaller tanks of the early war to the gigantic Tigers that came later, on all fronts - North Africa, Sicily and Italy, France, and of course the Eastern Front. Written by a trio...

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The Habsburg empire  by Pieter M. Judson

The Habsburg empire

Pieter M. Judson

Book

Moving beyond older approaches to the history of the Habsburgs in Central Europe in which nations are the main actors and nationalist conflict the inevitable moving force in the monarchy's trajectory, Pieter Judson offers an alternate narrative framework...

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Autumn light  by Pico Iyer

Autumn light

Pico Iyer

Book

From one of our most astute observers of human nature, a far-reaching exploration of Japanese history and culture and a moving meditation on impermanence, mortality, and grief. For years, Pico Iyer has split his time between California and Nara, Japan,...

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Fighting the people's war  by Jonathan Fennell

Fighting the people's war

Jonathan Fennell

Book

In citizen armies, it matters enormously that soldiers should, as Oliver Cromwell put it, know what they fight for and love what they know; the fundamentals of victory or defeat 'often have to be sought far from the battlefield, in political, social,...

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State power in China, 900-1325

State power in China, 900-1325

Book

This collection provides new ways to understand how state power was exercised during the overlapping Liao, Song, Jin, and Yuan dynasties. Through a set of case studies, it examines large questions concerning dynastic legitimacy, factional strife, the...

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Russia's crony capitalism  by Anders Åslund

Russia's crony capitalism

Anders Åslund

Book

This insightful study explores how the economic system Vladimir Putin has developed in Russia works to consolidate control over the country. By appointing his close associates as heads of state enterprises and by giving control of the FSB and the judiciary...

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North Korea  by Michael J. Seth

North Korea

Michael J. Seth

Book

This book offers an excellent synthesis of existing scholarship, including a thorough examination of contemporary sources. Seth masterfully traces how North Korea gradually transformed itself from a Soviet-style socialist state to an ultra-nationalis...

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Stony the road  by Henry Louis Gates

Stony the road

Henry Louis Gates

Book

A profound new rendering of the struggle by African Americans for equality after the Civil War and the violent counterrevolution that resubjugated them, as seen through the prism of the war of images and ideas that have left an enduring stain on the ...

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D-Day girls  by Sarah Rose

D-Day girls

Sarah Rose

Book

The dramatic, inspiring story of the extraordinary women recruited by Britain's elite spy agency to sabotage the Nazis, shore up the Resistance, and pave the way for Allied victory in World War II.

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Normandy '44  by James Holland

Normandy '44

James Holland

Book

D-Day, June 6, 1944, and the seventy-six days of bitter fighting in Normandy that followed the Allied landing, have become the defining episode of World War II in the west--the object of books, films, television series, and documentaries. Yet as familiar...

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Defying Hitler  by Gordon Thomas

Defying Hitler

Gordon Thomas

Book

Nazi Germany is remembered as a nation of willing fanatics, but countless Germans actively resisted Hitler. No matter how small the act, the danger was the same: any display of defiance was met with arrest, interrogation, torture, and even death. Thomas...

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The little book of history.

The little book of history.

Book

The Little Book of History charts world history from the dawn of civilisation to the modern culture we live in today. From the origins of homo-sapiens to the release of Nelson Mandela, from the French Revolution to the Space Race, The Little Book of History...

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Escape from Stalag Luft III  by Bob van der Stok

Escape from Stalag Luft III

Bob van der Stok

Book

'I am one of those lucky ones who survived the war, and I can remember my emotional experiences, and those of my friends, as if they had happened yesterday. For many of us the horror, the injustice, and the cruelty can never be forgotten or forgiven;...

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A short history of Africa  by Gordon Kerr

A short history of Africa

Gordon Kerr

Book

Africa. The cradle of civilisation. From the dawn of human time in prehistoric Africa to the so-called 'Arab Spring' of 2011, [this book is] a comprehensive introduction to the sprawling history of this enormous continent. He begins with the origins of...

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Young Castro by Jonathan M. (Jonathan Marshall) Hansen

Young Castro

Jonathan M. (Jonathan Marshall) Han...

eBook

--Young Castro These pages show Fidel Castro getting his toughness from a father who survived Spain's nasty class system and colonial wars to become one of the most successful independent plantation owners in Cuba. They show a boy running around that...

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The graphic canon. Volume 3

The graphic canon. Volume 3

eBook

"Contemporary artists and illustrators reimagine great works of literature from around the world"--Back cover.

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Wonderlandscape by John Clayton

Wonderlandscape

John Clayton

eAudiobook

An evocative blend of history and nature writing that tells the story of Yellowstone's evolving significance in American culture through the stories of ten iconic figuresYellowstone is America's premier national park. Today Yellowstone is often a byword...

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War and peace  by Nigel Hamilton

War and peace

Nigel Hamilton

Book

To mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the stirring climax to Nigel Hamilton's three-part saga of FDR at war--proof that he was WWII's key strategist, even on his deathbed. Nigel Hamilton's celebrated trilogy culminates with a story of triumph and tr...

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History of Africa  by Kevin Shillington

History of Africa

Kevin Shillington

Book

The purpose of this History of Africa, now in its fourth revised edition, is to provide a clear, basic and well-illustrated introduction to Africa's long and fascinating past.

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Assad or we burn the country  by Sam Dagher

Assad or we burn the country

Sam Dagher

Book

A Pulitzer Prize-nominated reporter and former prisoner of the pro Assad militia presents a revisionist account of the Syrian Civil War that incorporates previously unpublished details about the origins and persistence of its human atrocities. In spring...

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Who do the English think they are?  by Derek J. Taylor

Who do the English think they are?

Derek J. Taylor

Book

The English are often confused about who they are. They say ‘British’ when they mean ‘English’, and ‘English’ when they should say ‘British.’ But when England, more than the rest of the UK, voted to leave the EU, polls showed national identity was a ...

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303 Squadron  by Arkady Fiedler

303 Squadron

Arkady Fiedler

Book

The summer of 1940 and the Battle of Britain―the darkestdays of World War II. France, Poland, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands,Luxembourg and Norway had all been crushed by the powerful Nazi German warmachine. Great Britain stood alone, fighting for...

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When the Irish invaded Canada  by Christopher 1972- author. Klein

When the Irish invaded Canada

Christopher 1972- author. Klein

Book

The outlandish history of a group of Irish-American revolutionaries who executed a daring set of Civil War-era raids on the British province of Canada to hold the territory hostage in hopes of securing Ireland's independence.

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Hugs from Obama

Hugs from Obama

Book

America needs a hug from Obama now more than ever, and this beautiful collection of photographs and quotations showcases President Obama's wit, grace, wisdom, and warmth. As you pore over these pages, you'll be transported back to an era when leadership...

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How to think like Obama  by Daniel Smith

How to think like Obama

Daniel Smith

Book

Be inspired by Barack Obama and learn how to think big with this unique insight into the mind of one of the world's great influencers. Born to a black Kenyan father and white American mother, raised in Hawaii and, for a time, Indonesia, Barack Obama ...

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The castle on Sunset  by Shawn Levy

The castle on Sunset

Shawn Levy

Book

An apartment house-turned-hotel, Chateau Marmont is perched above the Sunset Strip like a fairytale castle. The Chateau has welcomed the most iconic and iconoclastic personalities in film, music, and media. And much of what's happened inside the Chat...

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Ancient dynasties  by John D. Grainger

Ancient dynasties

John D. Grainger

Book

Ancient Dynasties is a unique study of the ruling families of the ancient world known to the Greeks and Romans. The book is in two parts. The first offers analysis and discussion of various features of the ruling dynasties (including the leading families...

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Symphony in C by Robert M. Hazen

Symphony in C

Robert M. Hazen

eBook

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Superbugs by Matt McCarthy

Superbugs

Matt McCarthy

eBook

Drug-resistant bacteria -- known as superbugs -- are one of the biggest medical threats of our time. Here, a doctor, researcher, and ethics professor tells the exhilarating story of his race to beat them and save countless lives. When doctor Matt McC...

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China at war by Hans J. Van de Ven

China at war

Hans J. Van de Ven

eBook

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Hitler's death  by Luke Daly-Groves

Hitler's death

Luke Daly-Groves

eBook

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Greece by Roderick Beaton

Greece

Roderick Beaton

eBook

How did Greece come to be so powerfully attached to the legacy of the ancients in the first place, and then define an identity for themselves that is at once Greek and modern? This book reveals the remarkable achievement, during the last 300 years, of...

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This land is my land by Andy Warner

This land is my land

Andy Warner

eBook

Tired of your country's bad politics' Feeling powerless to change things' Start your own utopia instead! This nonfiction graphic novel collects the stories of 30 self-made places around the world built with a dream of utopia, whether a safe haven, an...

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The Vinyl frontier by Jonathan Scott

The Vinyl frontier

Jonathan Scott

eBook

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Apollo 11 by David. author. Whitehouse

Apollo 11

David. author. Whitehouse

eBook

The amazing inside story of Apollo 11 - The Right Stuff for a new generation.

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Conviction by Denver Nicks

Conviction

Denver Nicks

eAudiobook

On New Year's Eve, 1939, a horrific triple murder occurred in rural Oklahoma. Within a matter of days, investigators identified several suspects: convicts who had been at a craps game with one of the victims the night before. Also at the craps game was...

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The conservative sensibility by George F. Will

The conservative sensibility

George F. Will

eAudiobook

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, a monumental new reflection on American conservatism, examining how the Founders' belief in natural rights created a great American political tradition--one that now finds itself under threat, both from prog...

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More fun in the new world by John Doe

More fun in the new world

John Doe

eAudiobook

Sequel to Grammy-nominated bestseller Under the Big Black Sun, continuing the up-close and personal account of the L.A. punk scene Picking up where Under the Big Black Sun left off, More Fun in the New World explores the years 1982 to 1987, covering ...

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The truffle underground by Ryan McMahon Jacobs

The truffle underground

Ryan McMahon Jacobs

eAudiobook

Beneath the gloss of star chefs and crystal-laden tables, the truffle supply chain is touched by theft, secrecy, sabotage, and fraud. Farmers patrol their fields with rifles and fear losing trade secrets to spies. Hunters plant poisoned meatballs to ...

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Hitler's American model by James Q. Whitman

Hitler's American model

James Q. Whitman

eAudiobook

Nazism triumphed in Germany during the high era of Jim Crow laws in the United States. Did the American regime of racial oppression in any way inspire the Nazis' The unsettling answer is yes. In Hitler's American Model, James Whitman presents a detai...

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The admirals by Walter R. Borneman

The admirals

Walter R. Borneman

eAudiobook

Only four men in American history have been promoted to the five-star rank of Admiral of the Fleet: William Leahy, Ernest King, Chester Nimitz, and William Halsey. These four men were the best and the brightest the navy produced, and together they led...

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Twilight of the elites by Christophe Guilluy

Twilight of the elites

Christophe Guilluy

eAudiobook

A passionate account of how the gulf between France's metropolitan elites and its working classes are tearing the country apart.

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All power to the people by Che Guevara

All power to the people

Che Guevara

eAudiobook

The most well known and iconic revolutionary of the 20th century, Ernesto Che Guevara continues to educate and inspire millions through his many detailed books, diaries, letters, and speeches. Having earned a unique place in world history, as perhaps...

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Gin Austen by Colleen Mullaney

Gin Austen

Colleen Mullaney

eBook

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The fossil hunter by Shelley Emling

The fossil hunter

Shelley Emling

eBook

In 1811, Mary Anning discovered the first ever dinosaur skeleton and became a fossil hunter, attracting the attention of the scientific world. Until then, it was believed that animals did not become extinct, but the bizarre nature of the fossils Anning...

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The Borgias by Paul Strathern

The Borgias

Paul Strathern

eBook

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The five by Hallie Rubenhold

The five

Hallie Rubenhold

eBook

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Inside the five-sided box by Ashton B. Carter

Inside the five-sided box

Ashton B. Carter

eAudiobook

The twenty-fifth Secretary of Defense takes readers behind the scenes to reveal the inner workings of the Pentagon, its vital mission, and what it takes to lead it. The Pentagon is the headquarters of the single largest institution in America: the De...

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Covert cows and Chick-fil-A by Steve Robinson

Covert cows and Chick-fil-A

Steve Robinson

eAudiobook

The longtime chief marketing officer for Chick-fil-A tells the inside story of how the company turned prevailing theories of fast-food marketing upside down and built one of the most successful and beloved brands in America.During his thirty-four-year...

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Assembling the dinosaur by Lukas Rieppel

Assembling the dinosaur

Lukas Rieppel

eAudiobook

Although dinosaur fossils were first found in England, a series of dramatic discoveries during the late 1800s turned North America into a world center for vertebrate paleontology. At the same time, the United States emerged as the world's largest ind...

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Sweating the metal  by Alex Duncan

Sweating the metal

Alex Duncan

Book

The Chinook comes in to land in one of the most dangerous parts of Afghanistan. At the machine's controls is one man and if he doesn't stay calm, then everyone could die. That man is Flt Lt Alex 'Frenchie' Duncan and he's been involved in some of the...

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Siege  by Michael Wolff

Siege

Michael Wolff

Book

Just one year into Donald Trump's term as president, Michael Wolff told the electrifying story of a White House consumed by controversy, chaos, and intense rivalries. At the outset of Trump's second year as president, his situation is profoundly different....

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Marine A  by Alexander Blackman

Marine A

Alexander Blackman

Book

For the first time, a blistering, highly charged account from the man known as 'Marine A' who was at the centre of the controversial murder of a wounded Taliban fighter. His case led to an unprecedented wave of public support which raised over GBP800,000...

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The allies  by Winston Groom

The allies

Winston Groom

Book

Winston Groom tells the complex story of how Franklin Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin--the three iconic and vastly different Allied leaders--aligned to win World War II and created a new world order. By the end of World War II, 59 nations...

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Rocket man

Rocket man

Book

Will President Trump destroy civilization or win the Nobel Peace Prize? Humankind's survival feels like a jump ball that could go either way. We are perched on a precipice, and the reason we are looking into an abyss of nuclear annihilation is that t...

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Who killed Hammarskjöld?  by A. Susan Williams

Who killed Hammarskjöld?

A. Susan Williams

Book

One of the outstanding mysteries of the twentieth century, and one with huge political resonance, is the death of Dag Hammarskjold and his UN team in a plane crash in central Africa in 1961. Just minutes after midnight, his aircraft plunged into thick...

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Mortal republic  by Edward Jay Watts

Mortal republic

Edward Jay Watts

Book

In 22 BC, amid a series of natural disasters and political and economic crises, a mob locked Rome's senators into the Senate House and threatened to burn them alive if they did not make Augustus dictator. Why did Rome, to this day one of the world's....

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The heartbeat of Wounded Knee  by David Treuer

The heartbeat of Wounded Knee

David Treuer

Book

An informed, moving and kaleidoscopic portrait... Treuer's powerful book suggests the need for soul-searching about the meanings of American history and the stories we tell ourselves about this nation's past.." - New York Times Book Review, front page....

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The great escape from Stalag Luft III  by Jens Müller

The great escape from Stalag Luft III

Jens Müller

Book

Jens Mülller was one of only three men who successfully escaped from Stalag Luft III (now in Zagan, Poland) in March 1944--the break that later became the basis for the famous film The Great Escape. Together with Per Bergsland another Norwegian POW he...

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King Leopold's Congo and the "scramble for Africa"  by Michael A. Rutz

King Leopold's Congo and the "scramble for Africa"

Michael A. Rutz

Book

King Leopold of Belgium's exploits up the Congo River in the 1880s were central to the European partitioning of the African continent. The Congo Free State, Leopold's private colony, was a unique political construct that opened the door to the savage...

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Hitler and the Habsburgs  by James McMurtry Longo

Hitler and the Habsburgs

James McMurtry Longo

Book

A stunning work of narrative history revealing how and why Adolf Hitler targeted the children of the assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand, making the Archduke's sons the first two Austrians deported to the Dachau concentration camp, and how the family...

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Brothers in arms  by Geraint Jones

Brothers in arms

Geraint Jones

Book

Darkly funny, shockingly honest, Brothers in Arms is an unforgettable account of the brutal reality of war - every boring, scary, exciting moment - and the bonds of friendship that can never be destroyed. ̀If you could choose which two limbs got blown...

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Torn apart  by Ken M. Wharton

Torn apart

Ken M. Wharton

Book

A vital examination of Nortthern Ireland fifty years since the start of the Troubles, focusing on the events of 1969. As the fiftieth anniversary of the Troubles approaches, Ken Wharton takes a thorough look at the start of the Troubles, the precursors...

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The patient assassin  by Anita Anand

The patient assassin

Anita Anand

Book

Anita Anand tells the remarkable story of one Indian's twenty-year quest for revenge, taking him around the world in search of those he held responsible for the Amritsar massacre of 1919, which cost the lives of hundreds. When Sir Michael O'Dwyer, th...

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Falter  by Bill McKibben

Falter

Bill McKibben

Book

Thirty years ago Bill McKibben offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change. Now he broadens the warning: the entire human game, he suggests, has begun to play itself out. Bill McKibben's groundbreaking book The End of Nature -- issued in...

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A fistful of shells  by Toby Green

A fistful of shells

Toby Green

Book

By the time of the 'Scramble for Africa' in the late nineteenth century, Africa had already been globally connected for many centuries. Its gold had fuelled the economies of Europe and Islamic world since around 1000, and its sophisticated kingdoms had...

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City of oranges  by Adam LeBor

City of oranges

Adam LeBor

Book

The ancient port of Jaffa, now part of Tel Aviv, was once known as the 'Bride of Palestine'. It was one of the great cosmopolitan cities of the Mediterranean. Once the centre of Palestinian modernity, Jaffa was the country's cultural and political ca...

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The GAA and the War of Independence  by Tim Pat Coogan

The GAA and the War of Independence

Tim Pat Coogan

Book

Founded in 1884 to promote Irish identity and revive the traditional sports of hurling similar to field hockey, football and handball, the Gaelic Athletic Association enjoyed an intimate relationship with the nationalist movement from the turn of the...

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The buried  by Peter Hessler

The buried

Peter Hessler

Book

Drawn by an abiding fascination with Egypt's rich history and civilization, Peter Hessler moved with his wife and twin daughters to Cairo to explore a place that had a powerful hold over his imagination. He wanted to learn Arabic, explore Cairo's...

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America before  by Graham Hancock

America before

Graham Hancock

Book

Until very recently there was almost universal agreement amongst scientists that human beings first entered the Americas from Siberia around 13,000 years ago by walking into Alaska across the Bering landbridge. Over the next two thousand years their....

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Sapiens  by Yuval N. Harari

Sapiens

Yuval N. Harari

Book

"100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did...

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The Jacobites  by D. (Daniel) Szechi

The Jacobites

D. (Daniel) Szechi

Book

The product of forty years of research by one of the foremost historians of Jacobitism, this book is a comprehensive revision of Professor Szechi's popular 1994 survey of the Jacobite movement in the British Isles and Europe. Like the first edition, it...

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Bedlam at Botany Bay  by James Dunk

Bedlam at Botany Bay

James Dunk

Book

Madness stalked the colony of New South Wales and tracing its wild path changes the way we look at our colonial history. What happened when people went mad in the fledgling colony of New South Wales? In this important new history, we find out through...

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Creating art for all ages  by Frances Flicker

Creating art for all ages

Frances Flicker

Book

This book is an interdisciplinary guide to connect art lessons with core curriculum. Social studies, language arts, math, and/or science are supported in every unit. It is an ideal source for elementary and middle school teachers to enrich their curriculum....

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Silent no more  by Jerome R. Corsi

Silent no more

Jerome R. Corsi

Book

Jerome R. Corsi, Ph.D. meticulously details the psychological torment he was subjected to in what the media has simply called, "The Mueller Investigation." Dr. Corsi creates a compelling case indicating that the entire matter is an investigation in search...

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Defying Vichy  by Robert Pike

Defying Vichy

Robert Pike

Book

"July 1940 saw the collaborationist Vichy regime replace the French Republic after the country suffered heavily at the hands of the German onslaught during the Second World War. So began a period of betrayal, refusal and heroism. While most were convinced...

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Blitz Hospital  by Penny Starns

Blitz Hospital

Penny Starns

Book

"As the German Luftwaffe subjected Britain’s major cities and ports to unremitting waves of aerial bombardment, doctors, nurses and first aiders constantly risked their lives to give urgent treatment to the severely wounded. Over 80,000 casualties ...

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The escape artists by Neal Bascomb

The escape artists

Neal Bascomb

Large Print

The story of three downed British airmen who mastermind an elaborate, rollicking escape from a WWI German POW camp.

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The league of wives by Heath Hardage Lee

The league of wives

Heath Hardage Lee

Large Print

The true story of the fierce band of women who battled Washington and Hanoi to bring their husbands home from the jungles of Vietnam. On 12 February, 1973, one hundred and sixteen men who, just six years earlier, had been high flying Navy and Air Force...

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Aloha rodeo by David (Journalist) Wolman

Aloha rodeo

David (Journalist) Wolman

eAudiobook

In August 1908, three unknown riders arrived in Cheyenne, Wyoming, their hats adorned with wildflowers, to compete in the world's greatest rodeo. Steer-roping virtuoso Ikua Purdy and his cousins Jack Low and Archie Ka'au'a had travelled 4,200 miles f...

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Culture in Nazi Germany by Michael H. Kater

Culture in Nazi Germany

Michael H. Kater

eAudiobook

Michael H. Kater's engaging and deeply researched account of artistic culture within Nazi Germany considers how the German arts-and-letters scene was transformed when the Nazis came to power.

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The unforgiven by Edith Brady-Lunny

The unforgiven

Edith Brady-Lunny

eAudiobook

Three young children are in the back seat of a car driven by Amanda Hamm's boyfriend as it slips into an Illinois lake. Amanda and her boyfriend survive. Her three children do not.

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Blood and guts by Richard Hollingham

Blood and guts

Richard Hollingham

eAudiobook

In Blood and Guts, veteran science writer Richard Hollingham weaves a compelling narrative from the key moments in surgical history.

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Reforging a forgotten history  by Sargon Donabed

Reforging a forgotten history

Sargon Donabed

Book

Who are the Assyrians and what role did they play in shaping modern Iraq? Were they simply bystanders, victims of collateral damage who played a passive role in the history of Iraq? Furthermore, how have they negotiated their position throughout vari...

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Scotland  by Fitzroy Maclean

Scotland

Fitzroy Maclean

Book

'The Scots', said a censorious English member of Parliament in 1607, 'have not suffered above two kings to die in their beds these two hundred years.' He may have exaggerated, but undeniably Scotland has had a rough and bloodstained history. It is a ...

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From dawn to decadence  by Jacques Barzun

From dawn to decadence

Jacques Barzun

Book

Highly regarded here and abroad for some thirty works of cultural history and criticism, master historian Jacques Barzun has now set down in one continuous narrative the sum of his discoveries and conclusions about the whole of Western culture since 1500....

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The impeachers  by Brenda Wineapple

The impeachers

Brenda Wineapple

Book

When Abraham Lincoln was assassinated and Vice-President Andrew Johnson became 'the Accidental President,' it was a dangerous time in America. Congress was divided over how the Union should be reunited: when and how the secessionist South should regain...

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Civil War medicine

Civil War medicine

Book

In this never before published history, 29-year-old surgeon James Fulton transports readers into the harsh and deadly conditions of the Civil War as he struggles to save the lives of the patients under his care... he provides a detailed account of his...

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Saipan  by James H. Hallas

Saipan

James H. Hallas

Book

"James Hallas reconstructs the full panorama of the Battle of Saipan in a way that no recent chronicler has done. In its comprehensiveness, attention to detail, scope of research, and ultimate focus on the men who fought and won the battle, this is t...

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The end is nigh  by Robert Crowcroft

The end is nigh

Robert Crowcroft

Book

Few decades have given rise to such potent mythologies as the 1930s. Popular impressions of those years prior to the Second World War were shaped by the single outstanding personality of that conflict, Winston Spencer Churchill. Churchill depicted himself...

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How the navy won the war  by Jim Ring

How the navy won the war

Jim Ring

Book

Verdun, the Somme, Tannenberg and Passchendaele. These epics of destruction and futility are such bywords for the First World War that--Jutland apart--we forget the role played by sea power in the war to end war. The great global conflict is too often...

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Secret wartime Britain  by Colin Philpott

Secret wartime Britain

Colin Philpott

Book

During the Second World War, thousands of sites across Britain were requisitioned to support the war efforts. Additionally countless others were built from scratch regardless of cost. Often the purpose of these locations was concealed even from those...

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Daughters of the Sun  by Ira Mukhoty

Daughters of the Sun

Ira Mukhoty

Book

In 1526, when the nomadic Timurid warrior-scholar Babur rode into Hindustan, his wives, sisters, daughters, aunts and distant female relatives travelled with him. These women would help establish a dynasty and empire that would rule India for the next...

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The ideal society and its enemies by Miles Fairburn

The ideal society and its enemies

Miles Fairburn

eBook

The Ideal Society and its Enemies is a challenging and provocative study of the nature of settler society in nineteenth-century New Zealand, in which Fairburn focuses attention on the lives of the common people and presents a rigorous and original de...

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Proof of war  by Joseph Bell McBride

Proof of war

Joseph Bell McBride

Book

"Joseph Bell McBride photographed the Gallipoli campaign. This book reproduces his original photo album featuring 172 photographs of New Zealanders at war. This is what the Gallipoli campaign looked like through the eyes of one young man. These are the...

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Real enemies  by Kathryn S. Olmsted

Real enemies

Kathryn S. Olmsted

Book

Many Americans believe that their own government is guilty of shocking crimes. Government agents shot the president. They faked the moon landing. They stood by and allowed the murders of 2,400 servicemen in Hawaii. Although paranoia has been a feature...

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