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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 been carefully chosen for their power…read more

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The history of natural science across its many disciplines, including zoology, botany, geology or even malacology (the study of molluscs) is often a case of truth being stranger than fiction. There are countless stirring, occasionally alarming, natural history adventure stories to be told,…read more

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To better understand our world, it is useful to look far beyond the standard, often exclusive, texts taught in the West. History's Forgotten Milestones opens readers' eyes to important places, events and peoples that have been ignored by other books yet directly affected our history. These stories…read more

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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 to know more about, and reveal just…read more

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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 stories. Beginning with the story of…read more

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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 Anything for a Vote covers 225-plus…read more

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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 jockeying for power and prestige played…read more

Theatre of War

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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 gripping, moving and inspiring chapters,…read more

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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 the people in unprecedented times in…read more

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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 history and explains the reasons for…read more

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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 ultimate popular history series Moments…read more