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Politics gets personal. Rivalries have sparked some of the most dramatic episodes in the history of the world, and twenty-four of these are re-created here, among them the dynastic and religious clash of Elizabeth I of England and Mary, Queen of Scots; the…

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This eye-catching volume combines vivid first-hand accounts of pivotal events in history with authoritative commentary. Revealing startling links among events and people separated by centuries and continents, the epic struggles and bombastic personalities have…

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A Global Survey of Modern Warfare, from the First Fervid Days of the French Revolution of 1789 to the Bloody Stalemate that Ended the Iran-Iraq War in 1988 In the modern era, warfare entered a new phase. Technological innovation yielded evermore destructive…

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A History of Mud-Slinging, Character Assassination, And Other Election Strategies   Today’s political pundits express shock and disappointment when candidates resort to negative campaigning. But history reveals that smear campaigns are as American as…
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The Crusades, Custer's Last Stand, the Charge of the Light Brigade, D-Day — we've all heard of these momentous events, but how much do we really know about them? The ultimate popular history book, History's Greatest Hits brings together, in one elegantly designed…

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"On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord . . . . Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America." Obama and Lincoln, two presidents for…

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The inspiring exploration stories of natural scientists in the field from the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries   The history of natural science is often a case of truth being stranger than fiction, as is evidenced by these 22 rollicking tales of men…
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Ranging from the siege of ancient Babylon to the American Civil War Who Dares Wins captures fifteen key moments in history when the ingenuity vision and daring of brilliant leaders turned the tide of battleand makes it a must for military history buffs.The…
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Great Sea Stories recounts epic tales of the victims of shipwreck, mutiny and marooning, through history and around the globe, focusing on the age of sail and steam. This enthralling book captures some of the most exciting and bizarre stories of the sea,…
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The world famous events that we should all know more about. Joseph Cummins recounts thirty-seven of the best-known episodes from the past. Not only does he relate and re-create these events in captivating fashion, he also analyzes their impact on subsequent…

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Everyone knows the story of the Boston Tea Party—in which colonists stormed three British ships and dumped 92,000 pounds of tea into Boston Harbor. But do you know the history of the Philadelphia Tea Party (December 1773)? How about the York, Maine, Tea…

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This book recounts some of the most horrifying episodes of the past, from ancient times to our own, in searing detail, while rigorously investigating their causes - from religious fanaticism and ethnic rivalry to political power struggles and hunger for vengeance…