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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—Revised and Updated for 2012! Today’s political pundits express shock and disappointment when candidates resort to negative campaigning. But history reveals that smear campaigns are…
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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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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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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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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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Centuries of warfare that changed the world are captured in History’s Greatest Wars . This book acts as a perfect primer for novices while offering seasoned history readers new perspectives on many famous and some not-so-well-known conflicts. Each chapter…
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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,…