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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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The Bloody Hostilities, Feuds, and Quarrels that Refuse to Release their Grip. Sometimes the causes of war are so intractable, the opponents so unyielding, and the rivalries so deep-rooted that the combat continues for years, decades, even centuries. And often…

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The complete history of mudslinging, character assassination, and other election strategies   You might think today’s politicians play rough—but history reveals that dirty tricks are as American as apple pie. This revised and updated edition of…

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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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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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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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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…

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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 Party…

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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…

Theatre of War

by Joseph Cummins

|December 1, 2010

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Custer's Last Stand, the Charge of the Light Brigade, D-Day—we've all heard of these momentous military encounters, but how much do we really know about them? Theatre of War brings together some of the most famous military events from our past in fifteen…

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Covering all manner of robberies, from the sack of a city (Panama in 1671), the attempt in 1876 to steal Abraham Lincoln's body and hold it for ransom, to traditional tales of train robberies and audacious bank heists, Heists is a collection of amazing crime…

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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,…