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The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Germanic Ancestry in Europe

James M. Beidler · Family Tree Books
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

Explore Your German Ancestry!Follow your family tree back to its roots in Bavaria, Baden, Prussia, Hesse, Saxony, Wurttemburg and beyond. This in-depth genealogy guide will walk you step by step through the exciting journey of researching your German heritage, whether your ancestors came...
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The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World

Adrienne Mayor · Princeton University Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Amazons--fierce warrior women dwelling on the fringes of the known world--were the mythic archenemies of the ancient Greeks. Heracles and Achilles displayed their valor in duels with Amazon queens, and the Athenians reveled in their victory over a powerful Amazon army. In historical times,...
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Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich

Norman Ohler · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A fast-paced narrative that discovers a surprising perspective on World War II: Nazi Germany's all-consuming reliance on drugs

The Nazi regime preached an ideology of physical, mental, and moral purity. But as Norman Ohler reveals in this gripping new history, the Third Reich was saturated...
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Rome: A History in Seven Sackings

Matthew Kneale · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

"Kneale's account is a masterpiece of pacing and suspense. Characters from the city's history spring to life in his hands." - The Sunday Times (London)

Novelist and historian Matthew Kneale, a longtime resident of Rome, tells the story of the Eternal City - from...
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Immunization: How Vaccines became Controversial

Stuart S Blume · Reaktion Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

One of the most important tools in the public health arsenal, vaccines are to thank for the global eradication of smallpox, and for allowing us to defeat the dire threat of infectious disease for more than one hundred years. Vaccine development is where scientists turn when faced with the frightening...
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The Bill of Rights: The Fight to Secure America's Liberties

Carol Berkin · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

The real story of how the Bill of Rights came to be: a concise, vivid history of political strategy, big egos, and partisan interest that set the terms of the ongoing contest between the federal government and the states.Revered today for articulating America’s founding principles,...
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Oral History, Community, and Work in the American West

Jessie L Embry · The University of Arizona Press
Pages: 350
Format: Paperback

Nurses, show girls, housewives, farm workers, casino managers, and government inspectors - together these hard-working members of society contributed to the development of towns across the West. The essays in this volume show how oral history increases understanding of work and community...
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Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran

Nina Ansary · Revela Press
Pages: 308
Format: Print book

First Prize in the "Women's Issues" category of the 2016 International Book AwardsEric Hoffer Award - Winner of Da Vinci Eye for "Best Book Cover Design", Horizon Award for "Best Debut Author & Culture Book"Indie Book Awards - Finalist in "Historical...
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Woodstock Live: 50 Years

Julien Bitoun · Cassell
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

A complete chronological account of Woodstock, hour by hour, performance by performance. Released to coincide with its 50th anniversary and with a foreword by festival co-founder, Michael Lang.
Foreword by Woodstock co-founder, Michael Lang.
3 days. 33 concerts. 2 deaths. 2 births....
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Black flags : the rise of ISIS

Joby Warrick · Doubleday
Pages: 344
Format: Print book

WINNER OF THE 2016 PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NONFICTION A Best Book of 2015 "The New York Times, " "The Washington Post, " "People" Magazine, "San Francisco Chronicle, " "Kansas City Star, " and "Kirkus Reviews" ""In...
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The United States and the Transatlantic Slave Trade to the Americas, 1776-1867

Leonardo Marques · Yale Univ Press
Pages: 328
Format: Print book

An investigation of US participation in the transatlantic slave trade to the Americas, from the American Revolution to the Civil War While much of modern scholarship has focused on the American slave trade's impact within the United States, considerably less has addressed its effects...
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No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War through Afghan Eyes

Anand Gopal · Holt & Company, Henry
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Told through the lives of three Afghans, the stunning tale of how the United States had triumph in sight in Afghanistan--and then brought the Taliban back from the deadIn a breathtaking chronicle, acclaimed journalist Anand Gopal traces in vivid detail the lives of three Afghans caught...
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Exploring Glasgow: An Architectural and Historical Guide

ROBIN WARD · Birlinn Ltd
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

Glasgow is one of the most architecturally exciting cities in the world, boasting a huge variety of building styles. There are grand Victorian public buildings celebrating civic progress and pride, commercial palazzi glorifying trade and industry, glittering art galleries, a Gothic Revival...
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The Ghost Ships of Archangel: The Arctic Voyage That Defied the Nazis

William Geroux · Viking
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

An extraordinary story of survival and alliance during World War II: the icy journey of four Allied ships crossing the Arctic to deliver much needed supplies to the Soviet war effort.

On the fourth of July, 1942, four Allied ships traversing the Arctic separated from their decimated...
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