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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 Lighthouse Stevensons

By: Bathurst, Bella

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harper Perennial, 2000:

Seller ID: BB0261385

ISBN: 0060932260

Condition: vg

For centuries the seas around Scotland were notorious for shipwrecks. Mariners' only aids were skill, luck, and single coal-fire light on the east coast, which was usually extinguished by rain. In 1786 the Northern Lighthouse Trust was established, with Robert Stevenson appointed as chief engineer a few years later. In this engrossing book, Bella Bathhurst reveals that the Stevensons not only supervised the construction of the lighthouses under often desperate conditions but also perfected a design of precisely chiseled interlocking granite blocks that would withstand the enormous waves tha... 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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History's Greatest Deceptions

By: Chaline, Eric

Price: $5.00

Publisher: ,:

Seller ID: BB0255741

ISBN: 1435121147

Condition: vg

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The River War

By: Churchill, Winston

Price: $3.00

Publisher: New English Library, 1973:

Edition: 3

Seller ID: BB0258536

ISBN: 0450017281

Condition: g

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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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Voyagers of the Titanic: Passengers, Sailors, Shipbuilders, Aristocrats, and the Worlds They Came from

By: Davenport-Hines, Richard

Price: $8.00

Publisher: WILLIAM MORROW & CO, 2012:

Seller ID: BB0258979

ISBN: 0061876844

Condition: vg/vg

Late in the night of April 14, 1912, the mighty Titanic, a passenger liner traveling from Southampton, England, to New York City, struck an iceberg four hundred miles south of Newfoundland. Its sinking over the next two and a half hours brought the ship--mythological in name and size--one hundred years of infamy.Of the 2,240 people aboard the ship, 1,517 perished either by drowning or by freezing to death in the frigid North Atlantic waters. What followed the disaster was tantamount to a worldwide outpouring of grief: In New York, Paris, London, and other major cities, people lined the s... 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: $6.00

Publisher: New York : Crown, c1990.:

Seller ID: BB0256484

ISBN: 0380712520

Condition: vg-

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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: BB0256485

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 tons of silver and gold---the treasure of the Spanish galleon "Concepcion, "wrecked over forty years before on a coral reef ... 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 Inner Sea: The Mediterranean And Its People

By: Fox, Robert

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Knopf, 1993:

Seller ID: BB0258655

ISBN: 0394574524

Condition: vg/vg

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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 diamond mine on the Arctic Circle and describes the company that feared her most, masterminds of the great and shadowy diamond car... 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, sheer misinformation, and outright lies, these books omit almost all the ambiguity, passion, conflict, and drama from our past. ... View more info

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The King's Speech

By: Mark Logue ; Peter Conradi

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Sterling Publishing, November 2010:

Seller ID: BB0258801

ISBN: 140278676X

Condition: vg

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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 our understanding of the past. The emperor Napoleon and the linguist Jean-Francois Champollion were both blessed with the... View more info

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Nathaniel's Nutmeg

By: Milton, Giles

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Sceptre:

Seller ID: BB0259158

ISBN: 0340696761

Condition: vg

The tiny island of Run is an insignificant speck in the middle of the Indonesian archipelago -- remote, tranquil and now largely ignored. At the beginning of the seventeenth century, however, Run's harvest of nutmeg turned it into the most lucrative of the Spice Islands, precipitating a fierce and bloody battle between the all-powerful Dutch East India Company and a small band of ragtag British adventurers led by the intrepid Nathaniel Courthope. The outcome of the fighting was one of the most spectacular deals in history: Britain ceded Run to Holland, but in return was given another small isl... View more info