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Maryland Deponents, 1634-1799

Henry C Peden · Willow Bend Books
Pages: 241
Format: Paperback

Names of witnesses, county of residence if known, and ofttimes, the occupation, family relationship and age. Also reference to government records in which the individual gave testimony. Includes records of the Governor & Council; Provincial Court; County Court (including land and land...
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The Little Book of Big History: The Story of the Universe, Human Civilization, and Everything in Between

Ian Crofton · Pegasus Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A lively history of the universe and human civilization, this authoritative volume tells the story of the cosmos, the stars, and human development on earth.The Little Book of Big History is an endeavor to encapsulate the entire story of the cosmos, from the Big Bang to the current day,...
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Brunch: A History

Farha Ternikar · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Hardcover

When Americans think of brunch, they typically think of Sunday mornings swelling into early afternoons; mimosas and bloody Marys; eggs Benedict and coffee cake; bacon and bagels; family and friends. This book presents a modern history of brunch not only as a meal, but also as a cultural...
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Murder and the Making of English CSI

Ian A Burney · Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages: 235
Format: Print book

Crime scene investigation -- or CSI -- has captured the modern imagination. On television screens and in newspapers, we follow the exploits of forensic officers wearing protective suits and working behind police tape to identify and secure physical evidence for laboratory analysis. But where...
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The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple

Jeff Guinn · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 531
Format: Hardcover

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Africans in the Old South: Mapping Exceptional Lives across the Atlantic World

Randy J Sparks · Harvard University Press
Pages: 204
Format: Print book

The Atlantic slave trade was the largest forced migration in history, and its toll in lives damaged or destroyed is incalculable. Most of those stories are lost to history, making the few that can be reconstructed critical to understanding the trade in all its breadth and variety. Randy...
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Why?: Explaining the Holocaust

Peter Hayes · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

A bold new exploration that answers the most commonly asked questions about the Holocaust.Despite the outpouring of books, movies, museums, memorials, and courses devoted to the Holocaust, a coherent explanation of why such ghastly carnage erupted from the heart of civilized Europe in the twentieth...
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Voices in the Band: A Doctor, Her Patients, and How the Outlook on AIDS Care Changed from Doomed to Hopeful

Susan C. Ball · ILR Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

"I am an AIDS doctor. When I began that work in 1992, we knew what caused AIDS, how it spread, and how to avoid getting it, but we didn't know how to treat it or how to prevent our patients' seemingly inevitable progression toward death. The stigma that surrounded AIDS patients from...
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In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine

Tim Judah · Tim Duggan Books
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

From one of the finest journalists of our time comes a definitive, boots-on-the-ground dispatch from the front lines of the conflict in Ukraine. Ever since Ukraine's violent 2014 revolution, followed by Russia's annexation of Crimea, the country has been at war. Misinformation...
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Red Platoon: A True Story of American Valor

Clinton Romesha · Dutton Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

The only comprehensive, firsthand account of the fourteen hour firefight at the Battle of Keating by Medal of Honor recipient Clinton Romesha, for readers of "Black Hawk Down "by Mark Bowden and "Lone Survivor" by Marcus Luttrell. "'It doesn't get better. ' To us, that...
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Word by word : emancipation and the act of writing

Christopher Hager · Harvard University Press
Format: Hardcover

Consigned to illiteracy, American slaves left little record of their thoughts and feelings--or so we have believed. But a few learned to use pen and paper to make sense of their experiences, despite prohibitions. These authors' perspectives rewrite the history of emancipation and force...
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Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years

John Guy · Viking
Pages: 512
Format: Print book

A groundbreaking reconsideration of our favorite Tudor queen, Elizabeth is an intimate and surprising biography that shows her at the height of her power by the bestselling, Whitbread Award-winning author of Queen of Scots. Elizabeth was crowned at twenty-five after a tempestuous childhood...
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Insurrections of the Mind: 100 Years of Politics and Culture in America

Franklin Foer · Harper
Format: Hardcover

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of The New Republic, an extraordinary anthology of essays culled from the archives of the acclaimed and influential magazine.Founded by Herbert Croly and Walter Lippmann in 1914 to give voice to the growing progressive movement, The New Republic has charted...
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