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The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters
Understanding North Korea through its propaganda What do the North Koreans really believe? How do they see themselves and the world around them?Here B.R. Myers, a North Korea analyst and a contributing editor of The Atlantic, presents the first full-length study of the North Korean worldview. Drawing on extensive research into the regime's domestic propaganda, including films, romance novels and other artifacts of the personality cult, Myers analyzes each of the country's official myths in turn-... more info>>
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The Corydon Snow
In 1943, the SS Corydon Snow sails from Pearl Harbor on a voyage that will take it to the most dangerous battle areas of the Pacific.
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The Dark Enquiry
Partners in marriage and in trade, Lady Julia and Nicholas Brisbane have returned from abroad to set up house in London. But merging their collections of gadgets, pets and servants leaves little room for the newlyweds themselves, let alone Brisbane's private enquiry business.Among the more unlikely clients: Julia's brother, Lord Bellmont, who swears Brisbane to secrecy. Not about to be left out of anything concerning her family, Julia picks up the trail of the investigation.It leads to the exclu... more info>>
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The Duel Between France and Germany
Mr. President,--I am to speak of the Duel between France and Germany, with its Lesson to Civilization. In calling the terrible war now waging a Duel, I might content myself with classical authority, Duellum being a well-known Latin word for War. The historian Livy makes a Roman declare that affairs are to be settled by a pure and pious duel; [Footnote: Puro pioqne duello.--Historie, Lib. I. cap.
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The Great Siege: Malta 1565
Suleiman the Magnificent, the most powerful ruler in the world, was determined to conquer Europe. Only one thing stood in his way: a dot of an island in the Mediterranean called Malta, occupied by the Knights of St. John, the cream of the warriors of the Holy Roman Empire. A clash of civilizations was shaping up the likes of which had not been seen since Persia invaded Greece. Determined to capture Malta and use its port to launch operations against Europe, Suleiman sent an armada and an overw... more info>>
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The History of the Peloponnesian War
A Thucydides classic.
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The Imaginary Emperor
Joshua Norton is bankrupt and desperate in antebellum San Francisco at a time when the whole nation seems to have gone mad. He discovers that madness is a viable option, and so becomes Joshua Norton I, dei gratia Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico; a position many people of the city happily accept. He soon discovers, however, that even with the power of monarchy he cannot cure the unhappiness of the country or of himself. How can he help Marina, who wishes only to sing, or Sop... more info>>
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The Jewish State--Zionist Classic (Zionism, Judaism)
Classic zionist author Theodor Herzl's popular book The Jewish State, originally published in 1896. This book features 19th century discussion on the state of Jews around the world and in the United States.
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The Jews In America: The Roots, History, And Destiny Of American Jews
Join renowned historian Max I. Dimont in his exploration of the history and roots of Judaism. Among many provocative subjects he investigates are:; The Transformation of the British Anglicans into Hebraic Puritans; The Rise and Fall of German Scientific Judaism; The Tidal Waves of Russian Immigration (1880--1940); The Romantic Revolution; The Great Awakening; The Shaping of Modern Judaism; Jews, God, and Destiny
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The Key to The Da Vinci Code
What is it about The Da Vinci Code that has captured people's interest and made it an international bestseller? Despite being a work of fiction, The Da Vinci Code has a plot based on a number of concepts and ideas that the author claims to be true. This book explores the locations, historical facts and theories, and the sources of inspiration behind the novel in order to reveal the true key to The Da Vinci Code.
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The Not Forgotten War
The Not Forgotten War chronicles the experiences of Private Nicholas Dick, who served in a machine gun crew during the last few months of the Korean conflict. Those last months were among the bloodiest as both sides fought to claim as much territory as possible prior to reaching a cease-fire agreement. For years after his discharge, Nick was never able to talk about his horrific experiences and never mentioned the frequent nightmares he suffered. After a job injury forced him to take early retir... more info>>
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The Paris Gun of 1918, and The Century Leading To It
Alone in the annals of history stands a super-weapon that terrorized Paris during Germany's last desperate campaign to win World War I. The Paris Gun was a marvel of technology. It required the work of astronomers, geographers, physicists, chemists, and other scientific experts to create a weapon that could fire on Paris from behind German lines--a range of 81 miles (130 kilometers). The shell traveled through the edge of space, and calculations had to be made to account for the earth's rotation... more info>>
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The Professor of Secrets; Mystery, Medicine, and Alchemy in Renaissance Italy
In the tradition of Galileo's Daughter and Brunelleschi's Dome, this exciting story illuminates the captivating world of the late Renaissance�in this case its plagues, remedies, and alchemy�through the life of Leonardo Fioravanti, a brilliant, remarkably forward-thinking, and utterly unconventional doctor. Fioravanti's marvelous cures and talent for self-aggrandizement earned him the adoration of the people, the scorn of the medical establishment, and a reputation as one of the age's most co... more info>>
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The Second World War: Volume 1: The Gathering Storm
One of the most fascinating works of history ever written, Winston's Churchill's monumental The Second World War is a six-volume account of the struggle of the Allied powers in Europe against Germany and the Axis. Told through the eyes of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, The Second World War is also the story of one nation's singular, heroic role in the fight against tyranny. Pride and patriotism are evident everywhere in Churchill's dramatic account and for good reason. Having learned ... more info>>
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The Second World War: Volume 2: Their Finest Hour
One of the most fascinating works of history ever written, Winston's Churchill's monumental The Second World War is a six-volume account of the struggle of the Allied powers in Europe against Germany and the Axis. Told through the eyes of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, The Second World War is also the story of one nation's singular, heroic role in the fight against tyranny. Pride and patriotism are evident everywhere in Churchill's dramatic account and for good reason. Having learned ... more info>>
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The Second World War: Volume 3: The Grand Alliance
One of the most fascinating works of history ever written, Winston's Churchill's monumental The Second World War is a six-volume account of the struggle of the Allied powers in Europe against Germany and the Axis. Told through the eyes of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, The Second World War is also the story of one nation's singular, heroic role in the fight against tyranny. Pride and patriotism are evident everywhere in Churchill's dramatic account and for good reason. Having learned ... more info>>
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The Second World War: Volume 4: The Hinge of Fate
One of the most fascinating works of history ever written, Winston's Churchill's monumental The Second World War is a six-volume account of the struggle of the Allied powers in Europe against Germany and the Axis. Told through the eyes of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, The Second World War is also the story of one nation's singular, heroic role in the fight against tyranny. Pride and patriotism are evident everywhere in Churchill's dramatic account and for good reason. Having learned ... more info>>
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The Second World War: Volume 5: Closing the Ring
One of the most fascinating works of history ever written, Winston's Churchill's monumental The Second World War is a six-volume account of the struggle of the Allied powers in Europe against Germany and the Axis. Told through the eyes of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, The Second World War is also the story of one nation's singular, heroic role in the fight against tyranny. Pride and patriotism are evident everywhere in Churchill's dramatic account and for good reason. Having learned ... more info>>
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The Seven Keys to Texas
T.R. Fehrenbach defines Texas as "a state of mind." In The Seven Keys To Texas, he provides us with a seven-part framework for understanding this unique and ever-important state: its people, frontiers, land, economy, society, politics, and the change that has taken place and continues as Texas grows and develops. A must read for those who want to better understand Texas or create a vision for its future.
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The Soong Sisters
In the early twentieth century, few women in China were to prove so important to the rise of Chinese nationalism and liberation from tradition as the extraordinary three Soong Sisters, Eling, Chingling and Mayling. As told with wit and verve by Emily Hahn, a remarkable woman in her own right, the biography of the Soong Sisters tells the story of China through both world wars. It also chronicles the changes to Shanghai as they relate to a very eccentric family who had the courage to speak out. Gr... more info>>
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The South Pole
World-renowned polar explorer Captain Roald Amundsen's (1872-1928) conversational, candid, and engrossing account of his Norwegian expedition's successful race, first aboard the Fram and then by dogsled, to be the first to reach the South Pole. Setting out from Norway in August, 1910, the Fram arrived in Antarctica in January, 1911. After months of preparation by the members of the expedition operating out of their Bay of Whales base on the Ross Ice Shelf, Amundsen and four of his companions set... more info>>
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The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in Renaissance England from 1485-1649
For the writer and anyone else interested in Renaissance England (1485-1649), this remarkable resource covers the day-to-day details: fashions, food, customs, family life, the Royal Court, law and punishment, holidays, city and rural living, seafaring and land occupations, alehouses, marriage, birth and death rituals--and a great deal more, written with authority in a wonderfully readable style. Included are bibliographies and internet addresses for further research. Written by Kathy Lynn Emerso... more info>>
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This Time Forever
Against his family's wishes Philip Burke, volunteers to defend the Union and instead becomes a prisoner of war, bartering his medical expertise to remain out of prison. When the Union Army invades Tennessee, Clarissa Wakefield's antebellum mansion becomes a Confederate hospital. Philip is placed in charge and against propriety she stays on and helps nurse the wounded. Clarissa's husband is a Confederate soldier and Philip's fiancée waits for him in Oswego but the fire between them soon rages o... more info>>
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Titanic Lessons for IT Projects
Building upon the popularity of the first book in the Lessons from History series, this book presents lessons for IT project managers harvested from the project that designed, built, and launched the H.M.S. Titanic. Full of practical advice, this book builds on the most notorious "failed project" in recent memory, the sinking of an "unsinkable" ship.
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Upon a Crazy Horse
When Jack Brannigan signed on to chase the ghost of Billy the Kid, he expected challenges. But no man could have expected what he encountered. The brochure had offered a mild caution about "elements." For Jack, those elements tested the limits of human endurance. But the brochure had said nothing about kidnapping- nothing about murder.
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