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Living in the Shadow of the Cross: Understanding and Resisting the Power and Privilege of Christian Hegemony

Paul Kivel · New Society Publishers
Format: Paperback

Over the centuries Christianity has accomplished much which is deserving of praise Its institutions have fed the hungry sheltered the homeless and advocated for the poor Christian faith has sustained people through crisis and inspired many to work for social justiceYet although the word...
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Timbuktu School for Nomads: Lessons from the people of the desert

NICHOLAS JUBBER · Nicholas Brealey
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

The Sahara: a dream-like, far away landscape of Lawrence of Arabia and Wilfred Thesiger, The English Patient and Star Wars, and home to nomadic communities whose ways of life stretch back millennia. Today it's a teeth-janglingly dangerous destination, where the threat of jihadists lurks...
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First circumnavigators : unsung heroes of the age of discovery

Harry Kelsey · Yale University Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Prior histories of the first Spanish mariners to circumnavigate the globe in the sixteenth century have focused on Ferdinand Magellan and the other illustrious leaders of these daring expeditions. Harry Kelsey s masterfully researched study is the first to concentrate on the hitherto anonymous...
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Renoir's Dancer: The Secret Life of Suzanne Valadon

Catherine Hewitt · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

Catherine Hewitt's richly told biography of Suzanne Valadon, the illegitimate daughter of a provincial linen maid who became famous as a model for the Impressionists and later as a painter in her own right.In the 1880s, Suzanne Valadon was considered the Impressionists' most beautiful...
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A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA

Joshua Kurlantzick · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 323
Format: Print book

The untold story of how America's secret war in Laos in the 1960s and 1970s transformed the CIA from a loose collection of spies into a military operation and a key player in American foreign policy.

In 1960, President Eisenhower was focused on Laos, a tiny Southeast Asian nation...
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The Long Weekend: Life in the English Country House, 1918-1939

Adrian Tinniswood · Basic Books
Pages: 344
Format: Print book

As WWI drew to a close, change reverberated through the halls of England's country homes. As the sun set slowly on the British Empire, the shadows lengthened on the lawns of a thousand stately homes.In The Long Weekend, historian Adrian Tinniswood introduces us to the tumultuous, scandalous...
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The Archaeology of Hollywood: Traces of the Golden Age

Paul G Bahn · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 280
Format: eBook

The Golden Age of Hollywood, dating to the hazy depths of the early 20th Century, was an era of movie stars worshipped by the masses and despotic studio moguls issuing decrees from poolside divans ... but despite the world-wide reach of the movie industry, little more than memories of that...
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Mission Moon 3-D: A New Perspective on the Space Race

David J. Eicher · The MIT Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

The story of the lunar landing and the events that led up to it, told in text and visually stunning 3-D images.July 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of Apollo 11's epochal lunar landing, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the surface of the moon. This visually rich book...
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The Burning of the White House: James and Dolley Madison and the War of 1812

Jane Hampton Cook · Regnery History
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

It's unimaginable today, even for a generation that saw the Twin Towers fall and the Pentagon attacked. It's unimaginable because in 1814 enemies didn't fly overhead, they marched through the streets; and for 26 hours in August, the British enemy marched through Washington, D.C. and set fire...
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An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873

Benjamin Madley · Yale University Press
Pages: 692
Format: Print book

Between 1846 and 1873, California's Indian population plunged from perhaps 150,000 to 30,000. Benjamin Madley is the first historian to uncover the full extent of the slaughter, the involvement of state and federal officials, the taxpayer dollars that supported the violence, indigenous...
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The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century

Jürgen Osterhammel · Princeton University Press; Translated by Patrick Camiller. edition
Format: Hardcover

A monumental history of the nineteenth century, The Transformation of the World offers a panoramic and multifaceted portrait of a world in transition. Jürgen Osterhammel, an eminent scholar who has been called the Braudel of the nineteenth century, moves beyond conventional Eurocentric...
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A Magical World: Superstition and Science from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

DEREK K WILSON · Pegasus Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A rich and multi-faceted history of heroes and villains interwoven with the profound changes in human knowledge that took place between the Renaissance and the Enlightenment.

Spanning some of the most vibrant and fascinating eras in European history, Cambridge historian Derek Wilson...

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How The World Was Won: The Americanization of Everywhere

Peter Conrad · Thames & Hudson; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

From politics and war, to jeans and sneakers a look at Americas influence on the world from an international perspective On the day after 911, foreign newspapers ran headlines announcing We Are All Americans Now. Though the sentiment was not new, it was also not quite the same as when Henry...
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