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Henry IV

Chris Given-Wilson · Yale University Press
Pages: 590
Format: Print book

Henry IV (1399-1413) , the son of John of Gaunt, duke of Lancaster, seized the English throne at the age of thirty-two from his cousin Richard II and held it until his death, aged forty-five, when he was succeeded by his son, Henry V. This comprehensive and nuanced biography restores to his rightful...
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Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

Edward O'Donnell · Columbia University Press
Format: Hardcover

Americas remarkable explosion of industrial output and national wealth at the end of the nineteenth century was matched by a troubling rise in poverty and worker unrest. As politicians and intellectuals fought over the causes of this crisis, Henry George 1839-1897 published a radical critique...
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Amiable Scoundrel: Simon Cameron, Lincoln's Scandalous Secretary of War

Paul Kahan · Potomac Books
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

From abject poverty to undisputed political boss of Pennsylvania, Lincoln's secretary of war, senator, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and a founder of the Republican Party, Simon Cameron (1799-1889) was one of the nineteenth century's most prominent political...
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The St. Petersburg Connection: Russian-American Friendship from Revolution to Revolution

Alexis S Troubetzkoy · Dundurn
Pages: 285
Format: Print book

A history of Russian-American relations from 1776 to 1917, when these two states, mostly antagonists since, were warm friends. A compelling account of Russian-American relations from the American Revolution of 1776 to the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia in 1917. Long before the Cold War,...
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Blitzkrieg: Myth, Reality, and Hitler's Lightning War: France 1940

Lloyd Clark · Atlantic Monthly
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

In the spring of 1940, the Germans launched a military offensive in France and the Low Countries that married superb intelligence, the latest military thinking, and new technology to achieve in just six weeks what their fathers had failed to achieve in all four years of the First World...
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When Churchill Slaughtered Sheep and Stalin Robbed a Bank: History's Unknown Chapters

Giles Milton · Picador Usa
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

More addictive and mind-blowing true tales from history, told by Giles Milton -- one of today's most entertaining and accessible yet always intelligent and illuminating historiansIn the second installment in his outrageously entertaining series, History's Unknown Chapters, Giles...
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A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present

Andrew Gordon · Oxford University Press; 3 edition
Format: Book

A Modern History of Japan: From Tokugawa Times to the Present, Third Edition, paints a richly nuanced and strikingly original portrait of the last two centuries of Japanese history. It takes students from the days of the shogunate--the feudal overlordship of the Tokugawa family--through...
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Athens Burning: The Persian Invasion of Greece and the Evacuation of Attica

Robert Garland · Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages: 184
Format: Hardcover

Between June 480 and August 479 BC, tens of thousands of Athenians evacuated, following King Xerxes' victory at the Battle of Thermopylae. Abandoning their homes and ancestral tombs in the wake of the invading Persian army, they sought refuge abroad. Women and children were sent to one safe...
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The Chaos of Empire: The British Raj and the Conquest of India

Jon Wilson · Public Affairs
Pages: 584
Format: Print book

"Jon Wilson visits often ignored arenas of British-Indian contact to mount a devastating critique of British rule. The exercise of sovereignty . . . was deemed sufficient unto itself. Policy-making was chaotic and implementation uneven. . . . The only constant was violence. This is a brave...
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The Revolution Has Come: Black Power, Gender, and the Black Panther Party in Oakland

Robyn C Spencer · Duke University Press
Pages: 260
Format: eBook

In The Revolution Has Come Robyn C. Spencer traces the Black Panther Party's organizational evolution in Oakland, California, where hundreds of young people came to political awareness and journeyed to adulthood as members. Challenging the belief that the Panthers were a projection...
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All the Kremlin's Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin

Mikhail Zygar · Public Affairs
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

"I read this book in one night, truly a page-turner. It leaves a profoundly scary impression: [Putin's court is the] real House of Cards." - Lev Lurie, writer and historianAll the Kremlin's Men is a gripping narrative of an accidental king and a court out of control. Based on an unprecedented...
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Zoned in the USA: The Origins and Implications of American Land-Use Regulation

Sonia Hirt · Cornell University Press
Pages: 245
Format: Book

Why are American cities, suburbs, and towns so distinct? Compared to European cities, those in the United States are characterized by lower densities and greater distances; neat, geometric layouts; an abundance of green space; a greater level of social segregation reflected in space; and -- perhaps...
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American Burke: The Uncommon Liberalism of Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Greg Weiner · University Press of Kansas
Format: Hardcover

Daniel Patrick Moynihan 1927-2003 may be best known as a statesman. He served in the administrations of presidents Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford was ambassador to India and the United Nations and represented New York in the U.S. Senate for four terms. But he was also an intellectual...
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Russian Roulette: How British Spies Thwarted Lenin's Plot for Global Revolution

Giles Milton · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 378
Format: Hardcover

In 1917, a band of communist revolutionaries stormed the Winter Palace of Tsar Nicholas II--a dramatic and explosive act marking that Vladimir Lenin's communist revolution was now underway. But Lenin would not be satisfied with overthrowing the Tsar. His goal was a global revolt that...
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The Military Advantage, 2014 Edition: The Military.com Guide to Military and Veterans Benefits

Terry Howell · Naval Institute Press
Pages: 387
Format: Paperback

The Military Advantage, 2014 Edition is the most complete annual reference guide to Military and Veteran's benefits. Written by Terry Howell, Managing Editor for Benefits for Military.com, the guide is backed by the resources of Military.com and its parent company, Monster.com. The Military...
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