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Nazi War Trials: The Pocket Essential Guide
At the end of the Second World War the victorious Allies began unprecedented proceedings against those leading Nazis who had been captured. The trial that followed was conducted in four languages and involved over 400 sessions of open court. Andrew Walker provides a chronology of the proceedings and revealing portraits of the personalities involved. There are frequent references to the terrible events unleashed on Europe by the Nazis and the book asks the questions that were raised at the time a... more info>>
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The Amarnan Kings Book 1: Scarab - Akhenaten
A chance discovery in Syria reveals answers to the mystery of the ancient Egyptian sun-king, the heretic Akhenaten and his beautiful wife Nefertiti. Inscriptions in the tomb of his sister Beketaten, otherwise known as Scarab, tell a story of life and death, intrigue and warfare, in and around the golden court of the kings of the glorious 18th dynasty. The narrative of a young girl growing up at the centre of momentous events - the abolition of the gods, foreign invasion and the fall of a once-... more info>>
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225 Years of Service: The U.S. Army, 1775-2000
Included on the Chief of Staff of the Army's recommended reading list, this concise account by David W. Hogan, Jr., of the United States Army's Center of Military History, gives a brief overview of how the Army has served the nation since the formation of George Washington's Continental Army on June 14, 1775, covering not only the Army's distinguished performance in America's major conflicts but also its conduct of several other military and non-military missions throughout American history. Dur... more info>>
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48 Hours in America
This is a chronological account of the events that changed the United States on Tuesday September 11, 2001.
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5 Steps to a 5 AP European History, 2008-2009 Edition
A PERFECT PLAN FOR THE PERFECT SCORE We want you to succeed on your AP* exam. That's why we've created this 5-step plan to help you study more effectively, use your preparation time wisely, and get your best score. This easy-to-follow guide offers you a complete review of your AP course, strategies to give you the edge on test day, and plenty of practice with AP-style test questions. You'll sharpen your subject knowledge, strengthen your thinking skills, and build your test-taking confidence wi... more info>>
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A 9-11 Time Capsule: The First 14 days
We all experienced the horror of that terrible day, September 11, 2001, when Humanity's enemies set out to make a statement to the world. This Tribute is a compilation, a reprint of Empowered Parent posts during the 14 days following 9/11. Featuring diverse writers from around the globe such as Deepak Chopra & his son Gotham, parents from many nationalities, famous journalists, child psychologists, American Muslims, military personnel, and even children, this tribute captures the high emotions, ... more info>>
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Abbeys & Priories of Great Britain Volume 1
During the twelfth century, great numbers of Norman abbeys and priories were founded in England, Wales and Scotland. By the mid-fourteenth century some 1,000 religious houses of varying denomination had been established. Today, less than one third of those exist in some form or other. This book explores 30 of these sites, some well known, others not, but all open to the public at certain times throughout the year. Each article comprises a colour photograph, an historical overview, and an informa... more info>>
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Amazing True Stories of Execution Blunders
The business of death can be seriously absurd, and nothing illustrates this better than these gruesome true tales. This gory compendium details the frankly ridiculous ways in which a number of ill-fated unfortunates met (or failed to meet) their maker at the hands of lamentably inept executioners. With black and white illustrations, this book brings together a mixture of bungled executions, strange last requests and classic one-liners from medieval times to the present day.
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An Epic Life
They travel half the globe to realise a dream, create a dynasty
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Battlefields of the Civil War: A Guide for Travelers Volume II
Here is a practical guide to touring the battlefields of the Civil War. The action is described as it happened at each location. You will hear the first shots fired at Fort Sumter, travel with general Sherman on his march through Georgia, suffer the horrors of the Battles of Seven Days and fight in the trenches around Petersburgh. Other chapters tell the stories of Pickett's Mill, Fort Pulaski, Pea Ridge, Kennesaw Mountain and many more. Finally you will follow General Lee's desperate retreat to... more info>>
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Calamity Jane
The true life story of the frontier scout Martha Jane Cannary, who was known as "Calamity Jane." Calamity Jane scouted for General Custer, delivered the mail for the Pony Express, went to Deadwood with Wild Bill Hickock, and ended her career as an entertainer in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Shows. In this story of her own life she tells of her exciting adventures. This is a low reading level book with high interest for people seeking authentic narratives by historical women.
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Captain Cook's Journal During His First Voyage Round the World Made in H.M. Bark Endeavour 1768-71
Captain Cook's Journal during his first voyage round the world made in H.M. Bark "Endeavour" 1768-71. A Literal Transcription of the Original MSS. with Notes and Introduction, edited by Captain W.J.L. Wharton, R.N., F.R.S. Hydrographer of the Admiralty, 1893. Illustrated by Maps and Facsimiles. The first published account of perhaps the most celebrated and, certainly to the English nation, the most momentous voyage of discovery that has ever taken place--for it practically gave birth to the grea... more info>>
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Castles of Great Britain: Volume 1
Although various types of fortification existed well before the invasion and many modern "Stately Homes" are often referred to as such, this book explores 30 of the countries surviving structures considered to be 'true castles'. Built between the eleventh and seventeenth centuries when they signified power and status, these fortifications lie at the very heart of Britain's heritage. The purpose-built south coast defences of Henry VIII are a bit of an anomaly, but several examples of these are in... more info>>
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Castles of Great Britain: Volume Two
Continuing our exploration of castles from volume one, this book features a further 30 examples of fortresses throughout Britain, including some of Scotland's famous landmarks. Some now survive merely as romantic ruins, whilst others continue to dominate the surrounding area as ancestral homes to the modern nobility. Each article comprises a colour photograph, an historical overview, and an information panel containing opening times, grid reference, address, telephone number, and web site detail... more info>>
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CND: Now More Than Ever: The Story of a Peace Movement
Published to mark the 60th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, CND: Now More Than Ever is a fascinating and timely look at an archetypal campaigning organisation. 'CND remains a key and important part of the peace movement.' Ken Livingstone
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Commonwealth Universe: History: The Downfall: The Colonies: The Moonbirds
K'reeth and her sister, K'rin, were named for the moonbirds -- sister raptor birds who shared parenting duties, one the nurturer, the other the hunter and defender. Orphaned by catastrophe and adopted by the High Mistrada of the T'bredi scholars, they were teachers, entrusted with all the gathered wisdom of the Ayanlak. Their bond of sisterhood was tested when K'reeth fell in love with the Wind Walker, Talon. Then it was strained when the new peace with the Na'huma invaders included a promise t... more info>>
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Disaster on Green Ramp: The Army's Response
A powerful and compelling story of pain, terror, pride, courage, and compassion, this work celebrates the magnificent spirit of the men and women who make up America's military community. Based largely upon the first-person accounts of those involved in the 23 March 1994 incident, this official study by the U.S. Army's Center of Military History describes the tragic events beginning with the collision of a C-130 Hercules transport and an F-16 fighter attempting to land simultaneously at Pope Air... more info>>
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Ed Wood: The Early Years
The Inside Story of How Ed Wood Jr. Became the Way He Was! The truth about this eccentric Hollywood genius at last--Ed Wood as the Tim Burton movie didn't show him--and as he didn't want you to know him. In this sure to be controversial book (the first of a projected two-volume biography), filmland journalist Jean Marie Stine (who knew Ed Wood and his inner circle personally) deflates the many myths Ed Wood, Jr. created about his own life, chronicles the youth, war years, and post-war years of t... more info>>
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Epic Rivalry: Inside the Soviet and American Space Race
When Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon in 1969, they personified an almost unimaginable feat?the incredibly complex task of sending humans safely to another celestial body. This extraordinary odyssey, which grew from the rivalry between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War, was galvanized by the Sputnik launch in 1957. To mark the fiftieth anniversary of Sputnik, National Geographic recaptures this gripping moment in the human experience with a lively and co... more info>>
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Execution: A Guide to the Ultimate Penalty
Execution is a gruesomely fascinating account of methods of judicial Execution from around the world and through the ages, and includes such hair-raising categories as death by cannibalism, being sewn into an animal's belly and a thousand cuts. In his own darkly humorous style, Geoffrey Abbott describes the instruments used and their effectiveness, and reveals the macabre origins of familiar phrases such as "gone west" or "drawn a blank," as well as the jargon of the underworld. From the prepara... more info>>
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Fabulous Voyage Across The Ocean Sea
"The D'Avilas, a family of conversos from the south of Spain, whose lives are intertwined with that of Christopher Columbus, take part in his journeys in order to escape the Inquisition. Their narratives offer vivid impressions of the New World, and the enslavement and genocide of the native population."
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Fire and Blood: A History of Mexico
The author of many critically acclaimed books, military historian T.R. Fehrenbach provides the reader with this exciting and timely history of the territory that is today known as Mexico. His book sweeps us from the great civilizations of the Olmecs and the Aztecs to the Spanish settlers who brutally claimed the land for their own, and from the political and economic revolutions of the nineteenth century to recent history with its government scandals. In this newly updated edition, Fehrenbach ex... more info>>
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Fractured Emerald: Ireland
Fractured Emerald: Ireland by Emily Hahn The author of The Soong Sisters and China to Me turns her observant and discerning eye to the oft-troubled land of Ireland. In a magisterial combination of historical research and keen personal observation on the scene, Emily Hahn gives us a view of the whole of Ireland and its history, from the legends of the great kings and the heroes of myth to the Saint who converted Ireland to Christianity many centuries ago and up to the present day. She details the... more info>>
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From Fatwa to Jihad: The Rushdie Affair and Its Aftermath
The # 1 international bestseller A Finalist for the George Orwell Book Prize“It would be absurd to think that a book can cause riots,” Salman Rushdie asserted just months before the publication of his novel The Satanic Verses. But that’s exactly what eventually happened. In England, protests started just months after the book’s publication, with Muslim protestors, mainly from immigrant backgrounds, coming by the thousands from the outer suburbs of London and from England&... more info>>
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From October to Brest-Litovsk
A Leon Trotzky classic.
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