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Pandemics: A Very Short Introduction

Christian W McMillen · Oxford University Press
Pages: 153
Format: Print book

The 2014 Ebola epidemic demonstrated the power of pandemics and their ability not only to destroy lives locally but also to capture the imagination and terrify the world. Christian W. McMillen provides a concise yet comprehensive account of pandemics throughout human history, illustrating...
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The Black Prince: England's Greatest Medieval Warrior

MICHAEL K JONES · Pegasus Books
Pages: 488
Format: Hardcover

The remarkable and inspiring story of one of the greatest warrior-princes of the Middle Ages -- and an unforgettably vivid portrait of warfare and chivalry in the fourteen century.As a child he was given his own suit of armor; at the age of sixteen, he helped defeat the French at Crécy....
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Such Troops as These: The Genius and Leadership of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson

Bevin Alexander · Berkley Hardcover
Format: Hardcover

Acclaimed military historian Bevin Alexander offers a fresh and cogent analysis of Stonewall Jackson's military genius and reveals how the Civil War might have ended differently if Jackson's strategies had been adopted. The Civil War of 1861-65 pitted the industrial North against the agricultural...
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The Queen's Embroiderer: A True Story of Paris, Lovers, Swindlers, and the First Stock Market Crisis

JOAN DEJEAN · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

From the author of How Paris Became Paris, a sweeping history of high finance, the origins of high fashion, and a pair of star-crossed lovers in 18th-century France.Paris, 1719. The stock market is surging and the world's first millionaires are buying everything in sight. Against this...
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Sgt. Reckless: America's War Horse

Robin Hutton · Regnery History
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Bestseller!From the racetrack to the battlefielddauntless, fearless, and exemplar of Semper Fishe was Reckless, pride of the Marines. A Mongolian mare who was bred to be a racehorse, Ah-Chim-Hai, or Flame-of-the-Morning, belonged to a young boy named Kim-Huk-Moon. In order...
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The History of Policing America: From Militias and Military to the Law Enforcement of Today

Laurence French · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

America's first known system of law enforcement was established more than 350 years ago. Today law enforcement faces issues such as racial discrimination, use of force, and Body Worn Camera (BWC) scrutiny. But the birth and development of the American police can be traced to a multitude...
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The Memory Code: The Secrets of Stonehenge, Easter Island and Other Ancient Monuments

Lynne Kelly · Pegasus Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

The discovery of a powerful memory technique used by our Neolithic ancestors in their monumental memory places -- and how we can use their secrets to train our own minds In ancient, pre-literate cultures across the globe, tribal elders had encyclopedic memories. They could name all the animals...
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Plucked: A History of Hair Removal

Rebecca Herzig · NYU Press
Format: Hardcover

From the clamshell razors and homemade lye depilatories used in colonial America to the diode lasers and prescription pharmaceuticals available today, Americans have used a staggering array of tools to remove hair deemed unsightly, unnatural, or excessive. This is true especially for women...
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Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

Ari Berman · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Countless books have been written about the civil rights movement, but far less attention has been paid to what happened after the dramatic passage of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) in 1965 and the turbulent forces it unleashed. Give Us the Ballot tells this story for the first time.In this...
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The Trials of Nina McCall: Sex, Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan to Imprison "Promiscuous" Women

SCOTT W STERN · Beacon Press
Pages: 356
Format: Hardcover

The nearly forgotten story of the American Plan, one of the largest and longest-lasting mass quarantines in American history, told through the lens of one young woman's story.In 1918, shortly after her eighteenth birthday, Nina McCall was told to report to the local health officer to be examined...
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The Vietnam War: An Intimate History

Geoffrey C Ward · Knopf
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

From the award-winning historian and filmmakers of The Civil War, Baseball, The War, The Roosevelts, and others: a vivid, uniquely powerful history of the conflict that tore America apart--the companion volume to the major, multipart PBS film to be aired in September 2017.More than forty...
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Brother Bill: President Clinton and the Politics of Race and Class

Daryl A Carter · The University of Arkansas Press
Pages: 322
Format: Print book

"This book is a fascinating analysis of race and class in the age of President Bill Clinton. It provides much-needed clarity in regards to the myth of the 'First Black President.' It contributes much to our understanding of the history that informs our present moment!"...
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Architecture in Wood: A World History

Will Pryce · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

"Some books are so beautifully produced and contain such superb images that even before one starts reading they have an entrancing quality that makes ownership essential. For anyone interested in design, architecture, cultures or travel [this book] is just such a volume . . . captivating."...
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Antiquity Matters

Frederic Raphael · Yale University Press
Pages: 376
Format: Hardcover

A sharp, often surprising, view of the classical world by a major classics scholar at Cambridge and author of The Glittering Prizes This book is the culmination of more than sixty years of a writing life during which Frederic Raphael has returned again and again to the literature and landscape...
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