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The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War

Tim Butcher · Grove Press
Pages: 326
Format: Print book

On a summer morning in Sarajevo almost a hundred years ago, a teenager took a pistol out of his pocket and fired not just the opening rounds of the First World War but the starting gun for modern history. By killing Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Gavrilo...
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Geronimo: The True Story of America's Most Ferocious Warrior

Geronimo · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 123
Format: Paperback

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Savages

Joe Kane · Vintage Books
Pages: 274
Format: Paperback

Savages is a firsthand account, by turn hilarious, heartbreaking, and thrilling, of a small band of Amazonian warriors and their battle to preserve their way of life. Includes eight pages of photos.
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The Graves Are Walking: The Great Famine and the Saga of the Irish People

John Kelly · Henry Holt and Co.; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A magisterial account of the worst disasters to strike humankind—the Great Irish Potato Famine—conveyed as lyrical narrative history from the acclaimed author of The Great MortalityDeeply researched, compelling in its details, and startling in its conclusions about the appalling...
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The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession

Dana Goldstein · Doubleday
Pages: 349
Format: Print book

In her groundbreaking history of 175 years of American education, Dana Goldstein finds answers in the past to the controversies that plague our public schools today.Teaching is a wildly contentious profession in America, one attacked and admired in equal measure. In The Teacher Wars, a rich,...
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Empire of Mud: The Secret History of Washington, DC

J.D. Dickey · Lyons Press
Format: Hardcover

Washington DC gleams with stately columns and neoclassical temples a pulsing hub of political power and prowess But for decades it was one of the worst excuses for a capital city the world had ever seen Before America became a world power in the twentieth century Washington City was an eyesore...
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On the Backroad to Heaven: Old Order Hutterites, Mennonites, Amish, and Brethren

Donald B. Kraybill · The Johns Hopkins University Press; 1St Edition edition
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

On the Backroad to Heaven is a unique guidebook to the world of Old Order Anabaptist groups. Focusing on four Old Order communities -- the Hutterites, Mennonites, Amish, and Brethren -- Donald B. Kraybill and Carl Desportes Bowman provide a fascinating overview of their culture, growth,...
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The Hatchet and the Plow: The Life and Times of Chief Cornplanter

William W Betts · iUniverse
Pages: 421
Format: Paperback

The Seneca war-chief Cornplanter was one of the most prominent and influential of all Native Americans during colonial times and throughout the American Revolution. The son of a Dutch trader and an Indian woman, he lived a long and intensely active life. Drama attended him everywhere. Chief...
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Citizen Explorer: The Life of Zebulon Pike

Jared Orsi · Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 379
Format: Hardcover

It was November 1806. The explorers had gone without food for one day, then two. Their leader, not yet thirty, drove on, determined to ascend the great mountain. Waist deep in snow, he reluctantly turned back. But Zebulon Pike had not been defeated. His name remained on the unclimbed peak-and...
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Early History Of Western Pennsylvania: And Of The West, And Of Western Expeditions And Campaigns, From Mdccliv To Mdcccxxxiii.

Israel Daniel Rupp · Nabu Press
Pages: 786
Format: Paperback

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were...
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The Taking of K-129: How the CIA Used Howard Hughes to Steal a Russian Sub in the Most Daring Covert Operation in History

JOSH DEAN · Dutton
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

An incredible true tale of espionage and engineering set at the height of the Cold War - a mix between The Hunt for Red October and Argo - about how the CIA, the U.S. Navy, and America's most eccentric mogul spent six years and nearly a billion dollars to steal the nuclear-armed Soviet...
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The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896

Richard White · Oxford University Press
Pages: 968
Format: Hardcover

The Oxford History of the United States is the most respected multivolume history of the American nation. In the newest volume in the series, The Republic for Which It Stands, acclaimed historian Richard White offers a fresh and integrated interpretation of Reconstruction and the Gilded...
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