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Work: A Deep History, from the Stone Age to the Age of Robots

James Suzman
Format: Hardcover

Work defines who we are. It determines our status, and dictates how, where, and with whom we spend most of our time. It mediates our self-worth and molds our values. But are we hard-wired to work as hard as we do? Did our Stone Age ancestors also live to work and work to live? And what...
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Women in the American Revolution: Gender, Politics, and the Domestic World

Barbara B. Oberg · University of Virginia Press
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover

Building on a quarter century of scholarship following the publication of the groundbreaking Women in the Age of the American Revolution, the engagingly written essays in this volume offer an updated answer to the question, What was life like for women in the era of the American Revolution?...
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The Crusades

Antony Bridge · Franklin Watts; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

Portrays the armed struggle of the Crusaders against the Moslems for control of the holy places of the Christian faith in the Middle East
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When Truth Mattered: The Kent State Shootings 50 Years Later

Robert Giles · Robert Giles
Pages: 354
Format: Hardcover

When Truth Mattered is a gripping, authoritative account of a young editor and his staff painstakingly pursuing the truth of the Kent State shootings on May 4, 1970 - a tragedy that has haunted the nation for 50 years and significantly changed the debate about the Vietnam War. The heart-pounding...
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The Rise of the G.I. Army, 1940-1941: The Forgotten Story of How America Forged a Powerful Army Before Pearl Harbor

Paul Dickson · ATLANTIC MONTHLY PR
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

In September 1939, when Nazi Germany invaded Poland and initiated World War II, a strong strain of isolationism existed in Congress and across the country. The U.S. Army stood at fewer than 200,000 men?unprepared to defend the country, much less carry the fight to Europe and the Far East....
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Voices of Cherokee Women (Real Voices, Real History)

Carolyn Ross Johnston · John F. Blair, Publisher
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Voices of Cherokee Women is a compelling collection of first-person accounts by Cherokee women. It includes letters, diaries, newspaper articles, oral histories, ancient myths, and accounts by travelers, traders, and missionaries who encountered the Cherokees from the 16th century to the present.Among...
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The Invention of Surgery: A History of Modern Medicine: From the Renaissance to the Implant Revolution

David Schneider · PEGASUS BOOKS
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Written by an author with plenty of experience holding a scalpel, Dr. David Schneider's The Invention of Surgery is an in-depth biography of the practice that has leapt forward over the centuries from the dangerous guesswork of ancient Greek physicians through the world-changing...

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Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe

Steven Strogatz · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From preeminent math personality and author of The Joy of x, a brilliant and endlessly appealing explanation of calculus - how it works and why it makes our lives immeasurably better.

Without calculus, we wouldn't have cell phones, TV, GPS, or ultrasound. We wouldn't have...
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Women of the Blue and Gray: True Stories of Mothers, Medics, Soldiers, and Spies of the Civil War

Marianne Monson · Shadow Mountain
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Hidden amongst the photographs, uniforms, revolvers, and war medals of the Civil War are the remarkable stories of some of the most unlikely heroes--women.

North, South, black, white, Native American, immigrant--the women in these micro-drama biographies are wives, mothers, sisters,...
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Dressed in Dreams: A Black Girl's Love Letter to the Power of Fashion

Tanisha C. Ford · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From sneakers to leather jackets, a bold, witty, and deeply personal dive into Black America's closet

In this highly engaging book, fashionista and pop culture expert Tanisha C. Ford investigates Afros and dashikis, go-go boots and hotpants of the sixties, hip hop's baggy jeans...

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