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A Bicentennial Commemorative of the Prairie State: Readings from the "Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society"

David W. Scott · Southern Illinois University Press
Pages: 440
Format: Hardcover

Culled from the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society's110-year archive of scholarship, this volume of more than thirty articles illuminates the colorful episodes, meaningful events, and significant characters in the rich history of Illinois. Selected by committee and edited...
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The Annotated Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

ULYSSES S GRANT · Liveright
Pages: 1024
Format: Hardcover

With kaleidoscopic, trenchant, path-breaking insights, Elizabeth D. Samet has produced the most ambitious edition of Ulysses Grant's Memoirs yet published.One hundred and thirty-three years after its 1885 publication by Mark Twain, Elizabeth Samet has annotated this lavish edition of Grant's...
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Queen Victoria: Daughter, Wife, Mother, Widow

Lucy Worsley · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

The story of the queen who defied convention and defined an era Perhaps one of the best known of the English monarchs, Queen Victoria forever shaped a chapter of English history, bequeathing her name to the Victorian age. In Queen Victoria, Lucy Worsley introduces this iconic woman in a new light....
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Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974

Kevin M. Kruse · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Two award-winning historians explore the origins of a divided America.If you were asked when America became polarized, your answer would likely depend on your age: you might say during Barack Obama's presidency, or with the post-9/11 war on terror, or the culture wars of the 1980s and 1990s,...
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Cuba Libre!: Che, Fidel, and the Improbable Revolution That Changed World History

Tony Perrottet · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The surprising story of Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, and the scrappy band of rebel men and women who followed them.Most people are familiar with the basics of the Cuban Revolution of 1956-1959: it was led by two of the twentieth century's most charismatic figures, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara;...
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A Little History of Archaeology

BRIAN FAGAN · Yale University Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The thrilling history of archaeological adventure, with tales of danger, debate, audacious explorers, and astonishing discoveries around the globe What is archaeology? The word may bring to mind images of golden pharaohs and lost civilizations, or Neanderthal skulls and Ice Age cave art....
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King Tutankhamun: The Treasures of the Tomb

ZAHI HAWASS · Thames & Hudson
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

The ultimate book on King Tut and his tomb -- the most exciting archaeological find the world has ever known -- now in a compact editionThe tomb of Tutankhamun, with its breathtaking treasures, remains the most sensational archaeological find of all time. This brilliantly illustrated volume...
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William Walker's Wars: How One Man's Private American Army Tried to Conquer Mexico, Nicaragua, and Honduras

Scott Martelle · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

In the decade before the onset of the Civil War, groups of Americans engaged in a series of longshot - and illegal - forays into Mexico, Cuba, and other Central American countries in hopes of taking them over. These efforts became known as filibustering, and their goal was to seize territory...
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Airborne in 1943: The Daring Allied Air Campaign Over the North Sea

Kevin Wilson · Pegasus Books
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

A gripping account of the heroism of bomber planes in 1943 -- the year the "Dambusters" embarked on a campaign to try to win World War II in one quick stroke. The year 1943 saw the beginning of an unprecedented bombing campaign against Germany. Over the next twelve months, tens...
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The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present

David Treuer · Riverhead Books
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

A sweeping history--and counter-narrative--of Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to the present.The received idea of Native American history--as promulgated by books like Dee Brown's mega-bestselling 1970 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee--has been that American Indian...
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