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The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

Peter Frankopan · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 672
Format: Print book

The epic history of the crossroads of the world - the meeting place of East and West and the birthplace of civilization It was on the Silk Roads that East and West first encountered each other through trade and conquest, leading to the spread of ideas, cultures and religions. From the rise...
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Passchendaele: The Lost Victory of World War I

Nick Lloyd · Basic Books
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

Passchendaele. The name of a small, seemingly insignificant Flemish village echoes across the twentieth century as the ultimate expression of meaningless, industrialized slaughter. In the summer of 1917, upwards of 500,000 men were killed or wounded, maimed, gassed, drowned, or buried in this...
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Madison's Gift: Five Partnerships That Built America

David O. Stewart · Simon & Schuster; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Historian David O. Stewart restores James Madison, sometimes overshadowed by his fellow Founders, to his proper place as the most significant framer of the new nation.Short, plain, balding, neither soldier nor orator, low on charisma and high on intelligence, Madison cared more about achieving...
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Liberty or Death: The French Revolution

Peter McPhee · Yale University Press
Pages: 488
Format: Print book

The French Revolution has fascinated, perplexed, and inspired for more than two centuries. It was a seismic event that radically transformed France and launched shock waves across the world. In this provocative new history, Peter McPhee draws on a lifetime's study of eighteenth-century...
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The Ghost Warriors: Inside Israel's Undercover War Against Suicide Terrorism

Samuel M Katz · Berkley Caliber
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

The untold story of the Ya'mas, Israel's special forces undercover team that infiltrated Palestinian terrorist strongholds during the Second Intifada.It was the deadliest terror campaign ever mounted against a nation in modern times: the al-Aqsa, or Second, Intifada. This is the untold...
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The Vél d'Hiv Raid: The French Police at the Service of the Gestapo

Levi Laub · DoppelHouse Press
Pages: 112
Format: Hardcover

Beginning in the early morning hours of July 16, 1942, and lasting for two days, the French police went beyond Nazi ordinances and took it upon themselves to arrest and imprison more than 13,000 Jews at a Paris sporting arena, the Vélodrome d'Hiver. For most of the Jews, this detention...
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Braves and Businessmen: A History of Montana, Volume Three

Greg Strandberg · Createspace
Pages: 268
Format: Paperback

Montana's history is rich, colorful, and full of excitement in this fully-illustrated third volume of the state's history. Montana Territory had 20,595 people in 1870 and the vast majority were Indians. Those Indians would fight for their lands, and much of the territory's...
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"Most Blessed of the Patriarchs": Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination

Annette Gordon-Reed · Liveright Publishing Corp, 2016.
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A groundbreaking work of history that explicates Thomas Jefferson's vision of himself, the American Revolution, Christianity, slavery, and race. Thomas Jefferson is still presented today as a hopelessly enigmatic figure, despite being written about more than any other Founding Father. Lauded...
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The Gunpowder Age: China, Military Innovation, and the Rise of the West in World History

Tonio Andrade · Princeton University Press
Pages: 448
Format: eBook

The Chinese invented gunpowder and began exploring its military uses as early as the 900s, four centuries before the technology passed to the West. But by the early 1800s, China had fallen so far behind the West in gunpowder warfare that it was easily defeated by Britain in the Opium War of 1839-42....
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Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road

Rob Schmitz · Crown Publishers
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

An unforgettable portrait of individuals who hope, struggle, and grow along a single street cutting through the heart of China's most exhilarating metropolis, from one of the most acclaimed broadcast journalists reporting on China today. Modern Shanghai: a global city in the midst of a renaissance,...
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A History of Ancient Egypt Volume 2

John Romer · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

Drawing on a lifetime of research, John Romer chronicles the history of Ancient Egypt from the building of the Great Pyramid through the rise and fall of the Middle Kingdom: a peak of Pharaonic culture and the period when writing first flourished. Through extensive research over many decades...
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Louis Bamberger: Department Store Innovator and Philanthropist

Linda B. Forgosh · Brandeis University Press
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

Louis Bamberger (1855-1944) was the epitome of the merchant prince as public benefactor. Born in Baltimore, this son of German immigrants built his business - the great, glamorous L. Bamberger & Co. department store in Newark, N.J. - into the sixth-largest department store in the country....
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Putin Country: A Journey into the Real Russia

Anne Garrels · Farrar
Pages: 228
Format: Print book

More than twenty years ago, the NPR correspondent Anne Garrels first visited Chelyabinsk, a gritty military-industrial center a thousand miles east of Moscow. The longtime home of the Soviet nuclear program, the Chelyabinsk region contained beautiful lakes, shuttered factories, mysterious...
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Blood Brothers: The Story of the Strange Friendship between Sitting Bull and Buffalo Bill

Deanne Stillman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The little known story of the unlikely friendship of two famous figures of the American West - Buffalo Bill Cody and Sitting Bull - told through their time in Cody's Wild West show in the 1880s.It was in Brooklyn, New York, in 1883 that William F. Cody - known across the land as Buffalo...
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Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World

Marc Raboy · Oxford University Press
Pages: 872
Format: Print book

A little over a century ago the world went wireless. Cables and all their limiting inefficiencies gave way to a revolutionary means of transmitting news and information almost everywhere, instantaneously. By means of "Hertzian waves," as radio waves were initially known, ships...
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