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Trials of the Earth The True Story of a Pioneer Woman.

Hamilton Mary Mann. · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 318
Format: Hardcover

The astonishing first-person account of Mississippi pioneer woman struggling to survive, protect her family and make a home in the early American SouthNear the end of her life, Mary Mann Hamilton (1866 - c.1936) began recording her experiences in the backwoods of the Mississippi Delta....
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Mythology

Edith Hamilton · Back Bay Books; Reissue edition
Format: Print book

Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the world and established itself as a perennial bestseller in its various available formats: hardcover, trade paperback, mass market paperback, and e-book....
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Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom

RUSSELL SHORTO · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the acclaimed history The Island at the Center of the World, an intimate new epic of the American Revolution that reinforces its meaning for today.With America's founding principles being debated today as never before, Russell Shorto looks back to the era in which those...
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Germany

Dk Publishing. · Dk Publishing
Pages: 584
Format: Print book

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Germany takes you by the hand, leading you straight to the best attractions this country has to offer, from its beautiful castles and cathedrals to its popular beer halls, festivals, and Christmas markets to walks and hikes through the countryside. Experience...
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The Zoo: The Wild and Wonderful Tale of the Founding of London Zoo: 1826-1851

Isobel Charman · Pegasus Books
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

Set in the heart of swirling, Dickensian London, the wondrous history of a unique institution and the incredible characters -- human and animal -- that populated it. The founding of a zoo in Georgian London is a story of jaw-dropping audacity in the Age of Empire. It is the story of diplomats,...
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The Morning They Came For Us: Dispatches from Syria

Janine di Giovanni · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 224
Format: Book

Once in a decade comes an account of war that promises to be a classic. Doing for Syria what Imperial Life in the Emerald City did for the war in Iraq, The Morning They Came for Us bears witness to one of the most brutal, internecine conflicts in recent history. Drawing from years of experience...
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Insiders' Guide® to Williamsburg: And Virginia's Historic Triangle

Sue Corbett · Globe Pequot
Pages: 284
Format: Print book

Insiders' Guide to Williamsburg and Virginia's Historic Triangle is the essential source for in-depth travel and relocation information to Williamsburg, Jamestown, and Yorktown. Written by a local (and true insider) , this guide offers a personal and practical perspective of the cities...
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The Story of Egypt : The Civilization That Shaped the World

Joann Fletcher · Pegasus Books
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

The story of the world's greatest civilization -- spanning 4,000 years of history -- full of epic stories, spectacular places, and an evolving society rich in inventors, heroes, villains, and pioneers. The story of the world's greatest civilization spans 4,000 years of history that has shaped...
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Stormtroopers: A New History of Hitler's Brownshirts

Daniel Siemens · Yale University Press
Pages: 504
Format: Hardcover

The first full history of the Nazi Stormtroopers whose muscle brought Hitler to power, with revelations concerning their longevity and their contributions to the Holocaust Germany's Stormtroopers engaged in a vicious siege of violence that propelled the National Socialists to power...
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

Harriet Jacobs · Oxford Univ Press
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

'The degradations, the wrongs, the vices, that grow out of slavery, are more than I can describe.'Harriet Jacobs was born a slave in the American South and went on to write one of the most extraordinary slave narratives. First published pseudonymously in 1861, Incidents in the Life...
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Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It

Larrie D Ferreiro · Alfred A Knopf
Pages: 464
Format: Print book

The remarkable untold story of how the American Revolution's success depended on substantial military assistance provided by France and Spain, and places the Revolution in the context of the global strategic interests of those nations in their fight against England. In this groundbreaking,...
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The King is Dead: The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII

Suzannah Lipscomb · Pegasus Books
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

An insightful and elegant examination of Henry VIII's last will and testament that evokes the glittering world of the Tudor king in all its glory, pomp, and paranoia. On 28 January 1547, the sickly and obese King Henry VIII died at Whitehall. Just hours before his passing, his last...
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Jamestown, the Truth Revealed

William M Kelso · University of Virginia Press
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

What was life really like for the band of adventurers who first set foot on the banks of the James River in 1607? Important as the accomplishments of these men and women were, the written records pertaining to them are scarce, ambiguous, and often conflicting, and those curious about the birthplace...
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The Seven Years' War in North America: A Brief History with Documents

Timothy J. Shannon · Bedford/St. Martin's; First Edition edition
Format: Paperback

This volume reveals how the Seven Years’ War reshaped the geopolitical map of North America and the everyday lives of the peoples within it. The introduction surveys the war as both an international struggle for empire and an intercultural conflict involving Native Americans, French...
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Mr. Jefferson's Women

Jon Kukla · Alfred A. Knopf; 1st edition
Pages: 279
Format: Hardcover

A pioneering study of Thomas Jefferson’s relationships with women in his personal life and in American society and politics. The author of the Declaration of Independence, who wrote the words “all men are created equal,” was surprisingly hostile toward women. In eight...
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