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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

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The discoverers

By: Boorstin, Daniel J.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1985.:

Seller ID: BB0234857

ISBN: 0394726251

Condition: vg


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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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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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The Swerve: How the World Became Modern

By: Greenblatt, Stephen

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc., 9-412:

Seller ID: BB0254951

ISBN: 0393343405

Condition: vg


One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it. Nearly six hundred years ago, a short, genial, cannily alert man in his late thirties took a very old manuscript off a library shelf, saw with excitement what he had discovered, and ... View more info

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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


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Diamond: The History of a Cold-Blooded Love Affair

By: Hart, Matthew

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA), August 2002:

Seller ID: BB0254031

ISBN: 0452283701

Condition: vg


For centuries, diamonds have symbolized wealth, prestige and love; however, behind those symbols lies a world of deceit, monopoly and war. Hart follows the diamond trail around the globe, from the basement room where Gabi Tolkowsky, the world's greatest diamond cutter, faced the 599-carat Centenary diamond, to the fogbound smugglers' paradise of Africa's Diamond Coast. He records the heroic struggle of the 24-year old woman who discovered a multibillion dollar diamo... 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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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

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War In World History

By: Morillo, Stephen

Price: $50.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages:

Seller ID: BB0207782

ISBN: 0070525854

Condition: vg-


Crease on front cover, else a nice clean copy. View more info

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Codebreaker: The History of Codes and Ciphers

By: Pincock, Stephen

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Walker & Company, October 2006:

Seller ID: BB0246950

ISBN: 0802715478

Condition: VG


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Distory: A Treasury of Historical Insults

By: Robert Schnakenberg

Price: $4.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press, December 2004:

Seller ID: BB0246281

ISBN: 0312326718

Condition: vg/vg


"Distory: A Treasury of Historical Insults" is a hilarious collection of insulting historical quotations in the vein of "The Portable Curmudgeon" that will have history buffs and readers of humor books in stitches. Full of lively quips, jabs, jaunts and put downs by and about notable figures, it covers all epochs of mostly Western history. Schnakenberg has collected more than 600 historical insults into this first collection of its kind. Included: "A German singe... View more info

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Forbidden knowledge

By: Shattuck, Roger

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996.:

Seller ID: BB0211962

ISBN: 0312146027

Condition: vg


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The Witches: Salem, 1692

By: Stacy Schiff

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, 2015:

Seller ID: BB0249565

ISBN: 0316200603

Condition: good


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The great experiment

By: Talbott, Strobe

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2008.:

Seller ID: BB0234755

ISBN: 0743294084

Condition: vg/vg


Light shelf-wear. View more info