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The 20th Century Legacy: The Explosion of Technology & Humanity's Struggle with Nature

Frank J Welch · CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Pages: 182
Format: Paperback

The 20th century was the most remarkable period in the history of human civilization. Packed within little more than one hundred years was the mapping of the universe from the interior of atoms to the ends of outer space. The nature of matter was defined. Science blossomed. Humans invented...
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The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union

Serhii Plokhy · Basic Books (AZ)
Pages: 489
Format: Hardcover

On Christmas Day, 1991, President George H. W. Bush addressed the nation to declare an American victory in the Cold War: earlier that day Mikhail Gorbachev had resigned as the first and last Soviet president. The enshrining of that narrative, one in which the end of the Cold War was linked...
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Irish Miscellany: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Ireland

Dermot McEvoy · Skyhorse Publishing
Format: Hardcover

With Irish Miscellany, author Dermot McEvoy lets you revel in the fun and fascinating explanations behind Irish traditions and folklore. He offers the answers to questions you’ve always had—or never knew you had—as he covers all aspects of Ireland. From Irish culture to ancient...
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Working Americans

Scott Derks · Grey House Pub; 2 edition

The updated Second Edition of this important reference work focuses on the lifestyles and economic life of working class families and looks, decade by decade, into the kind of work they did, the homes they lived in, the food and clothes they bought, the entertainment they sought as well...
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Tales and voices of the Conejo

Miriam Sprankling · The Conejo Valley Historical Society
Pages: 148

Stories of places, people and businesses in the Conejo, including excerpts from oral history interviews.
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Daughters of the Winter Queen: Four Remarkable Sisters, the Crown of Bohemia, and the Enduring Legacy of Mary, Queen of Scots

Nancy Goldstone · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

The riveting story of four unforgettable sisters and their glamorous mother, Elizabeth Stuart, granddaughter of Mary, Queen of ScotsElizabeth Stuart's life was transformed when her father, James I, ascended to the illustrious throne of England. Her marriage to a German count far below her rank...
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New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America

Wendy Warren · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 345
Format: Print book

The most important work on seventeenth-century New England in a generation. In the tradition of Edmund S. Morgan, whose American Slavery, American Freedom revolutionized colonial history, a new generation of historians is fundamentally rewriting America's beginnings. Nowhere is this more...
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Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot that Avenged the Armenian Genocide

Eric Bogosian · Little, Brown and Company; 1st Edition, 1st Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

A masterful account of the assassins who hunted down the perpetrators of the Armenian GenocideIn 1921, a tightly knit band of killers set out to avenge the deaths of almost one million victims of the Armenian Genocide. They were a humble bunch an accountant, a life insurance salesman, a newspaper...
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Conversations with Lincoln : little-known stories from those who met America's 16th president

Gordon Leidner · Cumberland House
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

"A marvelous collection of little-known accounts by people who met Lincoln. Their stories are often heartrending, and some will bring tears to the reader's eyes" William C. Harris, professor emeritus of history from North Carolina State University and author of Lincoln and the Border...
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What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and the Food That Tells Their Stories

Laura Shapiro · Viking
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A beloved culinary historian's short takes on six famous women through the lens of food and cooking - what they ate and how their attitudes toward food offer surprising new insights into their lives.Everyone eats, and food touches on every aspect of our lives - social and cultural, personal...
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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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A Higher Form of Killing: Six Weeks in World War I That Forever Changed the Nature of Warfare

Diana Preston · Bloomsbury Press
Format: Hardcover

In six weeks during April and May 1915, as World War I escalated, Germany forever altered the way war would be fought. On April 22, at Ypres, German canisters spewed poison gas at French and Canadian soldiers in their trenches on May 7, the German submarine U-20, without warning, torpedoed...
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Heaven's Ditch: God, Gold, and Murder on the Erie Canal

Jack Kelly · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

The technological marvel of its age, the Erie Canal grew out of a sudden fit of inspiration. Proponents didn't just dream; they built a 360-mile waterway entirely by hand and largely through wilderness. As excitement crackled down its length, the canal became the scene of the most striking...
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