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The Executioner Always Chops Twice

By: Abbott, Geoffrey

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers:

Seller ID: BB0224759

ISBN: 1840242280

Condition: vg/vg

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Discovering Antique Maps

By: Alan G. Hodgkiss

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Shire:

Edition: 5

Seller ID: BB0238999

ISBN: 0747803072

Condition: g

This book is designed as an introduction to the history and the many-sided aspects of early mapmaking. View more info

History Atlas of the World

By: Bjorklund, Oddvar

Price: $3.00

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers:

Seller ID: BB0227627

ISBN: 0064632490

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The discoverers

By: Boorstin, Daniel J.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1985.:

Seller ID: BB0234857

ISBN: 0394726251

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What If?: The World's Foremost Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been

By: Cowley, Robert ; John Keegan ; Stephen E. Ambrose

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA), September 2000:

Seller ID: BB0244859

ISBN: 0425176428

Condition: vg

With its in-depth reflections on the monumental events of the past, this amazing book of essays ponders what might have been if things had gone differently in history. Featuring Stephen J. Ambrose, John Keegan, and many others. View more info

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After the fact

By: Davidson, James West

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill, c2000.:

Edition: 4

Seller ID: BB0214562

ISBN: 0072294264

Condition: vg-

Edgewear and corner creasing. View more info

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Don't know much about history

By: Davis, Kenneth Rexton

Price: $6.25

Publisher: New York : Crown, c1990.:

Seller ID: BB0213788

ISBN: 0380712520

Condition: vg

Busting myths and bringing the past vividly to life, this classic spent 35 consecutive weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, an anti-textbook that has sold more than 1.6 million copies.This completely revised edition incorporates new research and discoveries, and covers topics like the end of the Cold War, Clinton's impeachment, the bizarre election of 2000 and the events that led to September 11th.For history buffs and history-phobes alike, longtime fans wh... View more info

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Treasure hunt

By: Earle, Peter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2008.:

Seller ID: BB0226239

ISBN: 0312380399

Condition: vg/vg

"A remarkable book, in which a very wide spectrum of human behavior is on show---from colossal gullibility on the one hand, to extraordinary ingenuity and determination on the other." --"The Daily Telegraph "(UK) "Treasure Hunt "is the story of an obsession. Rumors of Spanish treasure, or gold and silver at the bottom of the sea, have been a part of maritime lore for centuries. In 1687, Captain William Phips brought back to port an incredible cargo---nearly forty... View more info

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Bury me standing

By: Fonseca, Isabel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1996, c1995.:

Seller ID: BB0252374

ISBN: 067973743X

Condition: vg

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Coal: A Human History

By: Freese, Barbara

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Penguin USA (Paper):

Seller ID: BB0240205

ISBN: 0142000981

Condition: vg

In this remarkable book, Barbara Freese takes us on a rich historical journey that begins hundreds of millions of years ago and spans the globe. Prized as "the best stone in Britain" by Roman invaders who carved jewelry out of it, coal has transformed societies, expanded frontiers, and sparked social movements, and still powers our electric grid. Yet coal's world-changing power has come at a tremendous price, including centuries of blackening our skies and lungs--and ... View more info

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The Titanic

By: Geoff Tibbals

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Pleasantville, N.Y. : The Reader's Digest Association, c1997.:

Seller ID: BB0215429

ISBN: 0895779536

Condition: vg

Vividly told and illustrated throughout with 100 photographs, The Titanic covers the building and sensational promotion of this ship, then leads to the events of the night of April 14, 1912, and on to the present day. View more info

Harvest of hope

By: Grout, Phil

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Madison, WI : SERRV International, c2003.:

Seller ID: BB0216475

ISBN: 0970881622

Condition: g

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Painless American History

By: Hamilton, Laurie

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, 1999:

Seller ID: BB0246149

ISBN: 0764106201

Condition: VG

A nice clean copy. View more info

Norwegians in America: The Last Migration Bits of Saga from Pioneer Life = Original Title, Den Siste Folkevandring

By: Holand, Hjalmar Rued ; Evelyn Ostraat Wierenga

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Center for Western Studies, Augustana College, 1978:

Seller ID: BB0248043

ISBN: 0931170079

Condition: VG

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By: James, Lawrence R.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2000, c1997.:

Seller ID: BB0214817

ISBN: 0312263821

Condition: vg

In less that one hundred years, the British made themselves the masters of India. They ruled for another hundred, leaving behind the independent nations of India and Pakistan when they finally withdrew in 1947. Both nations would owe much to the British Raj: under its rule, Indians learned to see themselves as Indians; its benefits included railways, roads, canals, schools, universities, hospitals, universal language and common law. None of this, however, was planned... View more info

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By: Kurlansky, Mark

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1998.:

Seller ID: BB0217656

ISBN: 0140275010

Condition: vg

From the Bestselling Author of Salt and The Basque History of the World Cod, Mark Kurlansky's third work of nonfiction and winner of the 1999 James Beard Award, is the biography of a single species of fish, but it may as well be a world history with this humble fish as its recurring main character. Cod, it turns out, is the reason Europeans set sail across the Atlantic, and it is the only reason they could. What did the Vikings eat in icy Greenland and on the five ex... View more info

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Lies my teacher told me

By: Loewen, James W.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1996.:

Seller ID: BB0239362

ISBN: 0684818868

Condition: g

Winner of the 1996 American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist ScholarshipAmericans have lost touch with their history, and in this thought-provoking book, Professor James Loewen shows why. After surveying twelve leading high school American history texts, he has concluded that "not one" does a decent job of making history interesting or memorable. Marred by an embarrassing combination of blind patriotism, mindless optimism, she... View more info

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Beethoven's Hair

By: Martin, Russell

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Crown Publishing Group, October 2001:

Seller ID: BB0252656

ISBN: 076790351X

Condition: vg

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The linguist and the emperor

By: Meyerson, Danie

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2004.:

Seller ID: BB0235668

ISBN: 0345450671

Condition: VG/VG

The deciphering of the Rosetta stone was one of the great intellectual triumphs of all time, unlocking the secrets of thousands of years of Egypt's ancient civilization. Yet in the past two centuries, the circumstances surrounding this bravura feat of translation have become shrouded in myth and mystery. Now in his spellbinding new book, Daniel Meyerson recounts the extraordinary true story of how the lives of two geniuses converged in a breakthrough that revolutionized ... View more info

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We Were Soldiers Once... and Young : Ia Drang - The Battle That Changed the War in Vietnam

By: Moore, Harold G.; Joseph L. Galloway

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Presidio Press, 2004:

Seller ID: BB0250951

ISBN: 0345472640

Condition: VG

A bright clean copy. Looks new. View more info