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Tall Ships: History Comes to Life on the Great Lakes

Kaitlin Morrison · Adventure Pubns
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

Seeing a tall ship under full sail is an unforgettable experience - it's like a trip back in time! From full-rigged ships that look like the pirate vessels of old to replicas of the sleek Baltimore schooners that helped win the War of 1812, a variety of tall ships ply the waters of the Great...
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The Rise of Athens: The Story of the World's Greatest Civilization

Anthony Everitt · Random House
Pages: 592
Format: Print book

A magisterial account of how a tiny city-state in ancient Greece became history's most influential civilization, from the bestselling author of acclaimed biographies of Cicero, Augustus, and Hadrian

Filled with tales of adventure and astounding reversals of fortune, The...
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Harlem's Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality

Jeffrey T. Sammons · University Press of Kansas
Format: Hardcover

When on May 15, 1918 a French lieutenant warned Henry Johnson of the 369th to move back because of a possible enemy raid, Johnson reportedly replied: "I'm an American, and I never retreat." The story, even if apocryphal, captures the mythic status of the Harlem Rattlers,...
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The Normans: From Raiders to Kings

Lars Brownworth · Crux Publishing
Format: Print book

Lars Brownworths The Normans is like a gallop through the Middle Ages on a fast warhorse. It is rare to find an author who takes on a subject so broad and so complex, while delivering a book that is both fast-paced and readable. Bill Yenne, author of Julius Caesar Lessons in Leadership...
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Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert

Patricia Cornwell · Amazon Publishing
Pages: 570
Format: Print book

From New York Times bestselling author Patricia Cornwell comes Ripper: The Secret Life of Walter Sickert, a comprehensive and intriguing exposé of one of the world's most chilling cases of serial murder - and the police force that failed to solve it.

Vain and charismatic...

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The Chosen Few: A Company of Paratroopers and Its Heroic Struggle to Survive in the Mountains of Afghanistan

Gregg Zoroya · Da Capo
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

A single company of US paratroopers - calling themselves the "Chosen Few" - arrived in eastern Afghanistan in late 2007 hoping to win the hearts and minds of the remote mountain people and extend the Afghan government's reach into this wilderness. Instead, they spent the next...
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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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Ohio's Regulars in the War of 1812

Eric E Johnson · Heritage Books, 2014.
Pages: 180
Format: Print book

he War of 1812 is largely forgotten by the American public today except for academia, military historians, and people who are researching their family trees. There is a genre of War of 1812 research that is largely overlooked today, that is, identifying the men who served in the U.S. Army...
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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...
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Blood and Sand: Suez, Hungary, and Eisenhower's Campaign for Peace

Alex Von Tunzelmann · Harpercollins
Pages: 560
Format: Print book

A lively, revelatory popular history that tells the story of both the Suez Crisis and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 - a tale of conspiracy and revolutions, spies and terrorists, kidnappings and assassination plots, the fall of the British Empire and the rise of American hegemony under...

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America's Most Haunted Hotels: Checking In with Uninvited Guests

Jamie Davis Whitmer · Llewellyn Worldwide
Pages: 264
Format: Print book

Journey into the mysterious world of haunted hotels, where uninvited guests roam the lavish halls, phantom sounds ring throughout the rooms, and chills run along the spine of anyone who dares to check in for a night.

Join Jamie Davis Whitmer, author of Haunted Asylums, Prisons,...

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