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The vanishing Velázquez : a 19th century bookseller's obsession with a lost masterpiece

Laura Cumming · Scribner
Pages: 296
Format: Print book

"As compelling and entertaining as a detective novel" (The Economist) , the incredible true story - part art history and part mystery - of a Velázquez portrait that went missing and the obsessed nineteenth-century bookseller determined to prove he had found it.

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Exploring the Johnson Years

Robert A. Divine · University of Texas Press
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover

280 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. University of Texas Press (ISBN 0292720319) .
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How the Irish saved civilization : the untold story of Ireland's heroic role from the fall of Rome to the rise of medieval Europe

Thomas Cahill · Anchor Books
Pages: 246
Format: Print book

The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe. Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but they may not be aware...
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Pioneer Families of Eastern and Southeastern Kentucky

William Carlos Kozee · Genealogical Publishing Company
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

This work, which treats the same area as Kozee's Early Families of Eastern and Southeastern Kentucky , is largely a source-book of genealogical data, rather than a collection of family histories. Genealogical information on each county is uniform and is arranged in the following manner:...
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In The Shadow of the Angel: Three Critical Decades in Mexico's History

Kathryn Blair · CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 594
Format: Paperback

"In the Shadow of the Angel," which has been called Mexico's "Gone with the Wind," takes place during three transformational decades in Mexican history: 1900-1931, as mirrored by the life of an extraordinary Mexican woman, Antonieta Rivas Mercado.The daughter of the architect...
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Life on the King Ranch

Frank Goodwyn · Texas A & M University Press
Pages: 293

"Centennial series of the Association of Former Students, Texas A & M University ; no. 49." The story about America's largest and most progressive cattle ranch.
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Basic History of Art

H W Janson · Pearson
Pages: 694
Format: Paperback

For undergraduate one-semester courses in Art History, Art Appreciation, and General Humanities.Retaining the intelligence and freshness of H.W. Janson's classic original work, this unsurpassed introductory survey on the history of Western art from the ancient through modern worlds...
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When I Turned Nineteen: A Vietnam War Memoir

Glyn Haynie · Glyn E. Haynie
Pages: 243
Format: Hardcover

It's the year 1969. I was serving in the U.S. Army with my brothers of First Platoon Company A 3/1 11th Bde Americal (23rd Infantry) Division. We were average American sons, fathers, husbands, or brothers who'd enlisted or been drafted from all over the United States and who'd...
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Burnt Orange Britannia

William Roger Louis · I.B.Tauris
Pages: 952
Format: Hardcover

How did great academics come to love their subjects? How do they see their roles as educators? In this series of beautifully crafted autobiographies, Burnt Orange Britannia illuminates the forces that drive some of America's brightest minds. Through personal stories of remarkable ambition,...
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Texas and the Mexican War

Nathaniel Wright Stephenson · United States Pub Assn
Pages: 273
Format: Hardcover

Detailed examination of the causes, events, personalities, and consequences of the struggle between Mexico and the United States over the territory of Texas
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The Last American Highway: A Journey Through Time Down U.S. Route 83: The Dakotas

Stew Magnuson · Court Bridge Publishing; First edition
Format: Book

Descending 1,885 miles straight down the center of the United States from Westhope, North Dakota, to Brownsville, Texas, is U.S. 83, one of the oldest and longest of the federal highways that hasn’t been replaced by an Interstate. Award-winning author Stew Magnuson takes readers...
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Yesterday's Ireland

Paddy Linehan · David & Charles
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

This illustrated title is a look back in time, not so long ago, when families held "wakes" for relatives taking the boat to America, knowing they would probably never return. The author's own grandmother went down on the Titanic, or so she liked to claim (throughout her long...
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Entrada: The Legacy of Spain and Mexico in the United States

Bernard L. Fontana · Western Natl Parks Assoc
Pages: 286
Format: Paperback

This landmark book chronicles and celebrates a prodigious historical and cultural legacy, and directs readers to more than four dozen parks from Maine to Alaska, where this aspect of our American heritage is preserved and interpreted. Illustrated with nearly 100 black and white contemporary...
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