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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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…