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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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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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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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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 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 Party…

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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…

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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The ultimate popular history book, When the World Changed brings together in one elegantly designed volume some of the most famous events from the past. Short, easily digestible chapters make this an ideal way to catch up on the history we've heard of and ought…
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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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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…