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Sailing into History: Great Lakes Bulk Carriers of the Twentieth Century and the Crews Who Sailed Them

Frank Boles · Michigan State University Press
Pages: 221
Format: Hardcover

The Great Lakes create a vast transportation network that supports a massive shipping industry. In this volume, seamanship, cargo, competition, cooperation, technology, engineering, business, unions, government decisions, and international agreements all come together to create a story...
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Paying Freedom's Price: A History of African Americans in the Civil War

Paul David Escott · Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

Paying Freedom's Price provides a comprehensive yet brief and readable history of the role of African Americans - both slave and free - from the decade leading up to the Civil War until its immediate aftermath. Rather than focusing on black military service, the white-led abolitionist...
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The Penguin Book of Witches

Katherine Howe · Penguin Classics
Format: Book

Chilling real-life accounts of witches, from medieval Europe through colonial America, compiled by the New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane and ConversionFrom a manual for witch hunters written by King James himself in 1597, to court documents from...
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Weird War Two

Richard Denham · T Squared Books
Pages: 174
Format: Paperback

Welcome to the wonderfully weird World War Two... The Second World War is the bloodiest on record. It was the first total war in history when civilians; men, women and children were in the front line as never before. With so many millions involved, the rumour machine went into overdrive,...
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Sumerians: A History From Beginning to End

Henry Freeman · CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 118
Format: Paperback

The Sumerians A legendary civilization vanished under the Fertile Crescent and escaped a fate worse than death until Sumerologists questioned widely accepted truths. The Sumerians reemerged onto the extraordinary timeline of human history. Their tales of kings and gods, including the Epic...
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The Italian Americans: A History

Maria Laurino · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 308
Format: Hardcover

This gorgeous companion book to the PBS series illuminates an important, overlooked part of American history. In this richly researched, beautifully designed and illustrated volume, Maria Laurino strips away stereotypes and nostalgia to tell the complicated, centuries-long story of the true...
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Whistlestop: Reporting the Stories that Make Campaign History

John Dickerson · Twelve
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

From Face the Nation moderator and Slate political columnist John Dickerson, WHISTLESTOP tells the stories behind the stories of the most memorable and even forgotten moments in American presidential campaign history.The stakes are high. The characters full of striving and ego. Presidential...
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March 1917: On the Brink of War and Revolution

Will Englund · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 387
Format: Hardcover

A riveting history of the month that transformed the world's greatest nations as Russia faced revolution and America entered World War I."We are provincials no longer," declared Woodrow Wilson on March 5, 1917, at his second inauguration. He spoke on the eve of America's entrance...
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Lost villages of the Eastern Aleutians : Biorka, Kashega, Makushin

Ray Hudson · National Park Service
Format: Paperback

When World War II encircled the Aleutian Islands, the lives of the Unangax inhabitants and the communities they lived in were forever changed. Perhaps the most profound impacts were on three small traditional villages: Biorka, Kashega, and Makushin. Lost Villages f the Eastern Aleutians...
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American Spartan

Michael Golembesky · William Morrow
Format: Kindle Edition

"Lawrence of Arabia" meets Sebastian Junger s "War" in this unique, poignantly dramatic true story of heroism and heartbreak in Afghanistan, written by a veteran war correspondent one of the most remarkable stories of love and war ever told. Army Special Forces Major...
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The History of Compacts and Cosmetics: From Victorian Times to the Present Day

Madeleine Marsh · Pen and Sword
Format: Paperback

Cosmetics have been used to increase attraction since Ancient times whilst Compacts have been a symbol of love for generations but especially since the 1920s. In this fascinating book, vintage accessories expert, Madeleine Marsh, discusses just what makes compacts so desirable and reveals...
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Ministers at War: Winston Churchill and His War Cabinet

Jonathan Schneer · Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

In May 1940, with France on the verge of defeat, Britain alone stood in the path of the Nazi military juggernaut. Survival seemed to hinge on the leadership of Winston Churchill, whom the King reluctantly appointed Prime Minister as Germany invaded France. Churchill's reputation as one of the great...
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