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The Other Side of Freedom: Stories of Hope and Loss in the South African Liberation Struggle, 1950-1994

Gregory F Houston · HSRC Press
Pages: 281
Format: Paperback

After more than twenty years of democracy in South Africa, the history of the liberation struggle is losing relevance in the national consciousness as the country grapples with the pressing challenges of poverty, inequality and unemployment. Nevertheless, the liberation struggle spawned...
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The Restless Kings: Henry II, His Sons and the Wars for the Plantagenet Crown

Nick Barratt · Faber & Faber
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

"A vivid and humane study of the Plantagenets' diabolical and devious first family - a real joy to read." -- Dan Jones, author of The War of the RosesIn The Restless Kings Nick Barratt presents the tumultuous struggle for supremacy between the first Plantagenet king, Henry...
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Phantom in the Sky

Terry L Thorsen · University of North Texas Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Phantom in the Sky is the story of a Radar Intercept Officer (RIO) in the back seat of the supersonic Phantom jet during the Vietnam War - a unique, tactical perspective of the "guy in back," or GIB, absent from other published aviation accounts. During the time of Terry L. Thorsen's...
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The Matter of the Heart: A History of the Heart in Eleven Operations

Thomas Neil Gareth Morris · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

An eye-opening and heroic story of pioneering heart surgeons, structured around eleven operations.For thousands of years the human heart remained the deepest of mysteries; both home to the soul and an organ too complex to touch, let alone operate on. Then, in the late nineteenth century,...
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The Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History

Marc Stein · NYU Press
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

On the occasion of its fiftieth anniversary, the most important moment in LGBTQ history - depicted by the people who influenced, recorded, and reacted to it. June 28, 1969, Greenwich Village: The New York City Police Department, fueled by bigoted liquor licensing practices and an omnipresent...
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The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World In Flux

Cathy N Davidson · Basic Books
Pages: 318
Format: Hardcover

A leading educational thinker argues that the American university is stuck in the past--and shows how we can revolutionize it for our era of constant changeOur current system of higher education dates to the period from 1865 to 1925, when the nation's new universities created grades and departments,...
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Seeing Science: How Photography Reveals the Universe

Marvin Heiferman · Aperture
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Seeing Science offers an insightful and reader-friendly collection of essays and pictures about photography's role in visualizing science and building human knowledge -- from micro to macro levels and everything in between. Photography and science have long been intertwined, helping...
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Child Survivors of the Holocaust: The Youngest Remnant and the American Experience

Beth B Cohen · Rutgers University Press
Pages: 230
Format: Hardcover

The majority of European Jewish children alive in 1939 were murdered during the Holocaust. Of 1.5 million children, only an estimated 150,000 survived. In the aftermath of the Shoah, efforts by American Jews brought several thousand of these child survivors to the United States. In Child...
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The Zoo: The Wild and Wonderful Tale of the Founding of London Zoo: 1826-1851

Isobel Charman · Pegasus Books
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

Set in the heart of swirling, Dickensian London, the wondrous history of a unique institution and the incredible characters -- human and animal -- that populated it. The founding of a zoo in Georgian London is a story of jaw-dropping audacity in the Age of Empire. It is the story of diplomats,...
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Lady Death: The Memoirs of Stalin's Sniper

LYUDMILA PAVLICHENKO · Greenhill Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The wartime memoir of Lyudmila Pavlichenko is a remarkable document: the publication of an English language edition is a significant coup. Pavlichenko was World War II's best scoring sniper and had a varied wartime career that included trips to England and America.In June 1941, when Hitler...
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Smithsonian: History of the World Map by Map

Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff · DK
Pages: 440
Format: Hardcover

More than 140 detailed maps tell the story of pivotal episodes in world history, from the first human migrations out of Africa to the space race.Custom regional and global maps present the history of the world in action, charting how events traced patterns on land and ocean--patterns of exploration,...
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Alliance of Evil

Lieutenant Colonel Robert L. Maginnis · Defender Publishing
Pages: 350
Format: Paperback

Alliance of Evil establishes that without a doubt the United States and her allies are locked in a prophetic global confrontation on many fronts, a new kind of dual Cold War with the Russians and Chinese. The Russian Federation under a populist authoritarian leader seriously threatens the West...
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Breaking History: Vanished!: America's Most Mysterious Kidnappings, Castaways, and the Forever Lost

SARAH PRUITT · Lyons Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

A front row seat to the breaking news, photos and hype surrounding history's most mysterious disappearances. Breaking History® books offer a front row seat to history as it broke (like "breaking news") and give the blow-by-blow of historical discovery - what we learned,...
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Printer's Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History

Rebecca Romney · Harpercollins
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

A funny and entertaining history of printed books as told through absurd moments in the lives of authors and printers, collected by television's favorite rare-book expert from HISTORY's hit series Pawn Stars.Since the Gutenberg Bible first went on sale in 1455, printing has been...
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