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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 1995 (World Almanac & Book of Facts)

By: Hoffman, Mark S.

Price: $9.01

Publisher: St Martins Pr: December 1994

Seller ID: 46070

This is the 127th year special edition in Burgunday faux leather cover. View more info

God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible

By: Adam Nicolson

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Harper Perennial: March 2004

Seller ID: 41790

A network of complex currents flowed across Jacobean England. This was the England of Shakespeare, Jonson, and Bacon; the era of the Gunpowder Plot and the worst outbreak of the plague. Jacobean England was both more godly and less godly than it had ever been, and the entire culture was drawn taut between these polarities. This was the world that created the "King James Bible. It is the greatest work of English prose ever written, and it is no coincidence that the trans... View more info

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Madison and Jefferson

By: Andrew Burstein, Nancy Isenberg

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Random House: September 2010

Seller ID: 38197

A WATERSHED ACCOUNT OF THE MOST IMPORTANT POLITICAL FRIENDSHIP IN AMERICAN HISTORY In Madison and Jefferson, esteemed historians Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg join forces to reveal the crucial partnership of two extraordinary founders, creating a superb dual biography that is a thrilling and unprecedented account of early America. The third and fourth presidents have long been considered proper and noble gentlemen, with Thomas Jefferson's genius overshadowin... View more info

Alger Hiss's Looking-Glass Wars: The Covert Life of a Soviet Spy

By: G. Edward White

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA: February 2004

Seller ID: 38196

For decades, a great number of Americans saw Alger Hiss as an innocent victim of McCarthyism--a distinguished diplomat railroaded by an ambitious Richard Nixon. And even as the case against Hiss grew over time, his dignified demeanor helped create an aura of innocence that outshone the facts in many minds. Now G. Edward White deftly draws together the countless details of Hiss's life--from his upper middle-class childhood in Baltimore and his brilliant success at Ha... View more info

Pirates and Privateers of the Caribbean

By: Jennifer Marx

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Krieger Publishing Company: January 1992

Seller ID: 35278

Colorful, cunning, and beholden to no man, pirates have always fascinated us. This book is about some of those sea outlaws -- the pirates and privateers who infested the Caribbean for over three centuries, constituting one of the most fascinating chapters in a three-thousand-year saga of piracy. A select bibliography and index are included. View more info

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Ten Days that Shook the World (Dover Value Editions)

By: John Reed

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Dover Publications: September 2006

Seller ID: 35977

The basis for the Academy Award-winning 1981 film "Reds, " Reed's classic eyewitness account captures the opening days of the Russian Revolution. His passionately involved narrative describes the fall of the provisional government, the assault on the Winter Palace, Lenin's seizure of power, and other tumultuous events. "Brilliant and entertaining." -- "The New York Times Book Review." 16 illustrations. View more info

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The Wolves at the Door: The True Story of America's Greatest Female Spy

By: Judith L. Pearson

Price: $4.00

Publisher: The Lyons Press: May 2008

Seller ID: 38737

Virginia Hall left her Baltimore home in 1931 to enter the Foreign Service and went to work for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) when Hitler was building toward the peak of his power in Europe. She was assigned to France, where she helped the Resistance movement, escaped prisoners of war, and American Allied paratroopers. By 1942 she was considered so dangerous to the Gestapo that she had to escape over the Pyrenees mountains--on an artificial leg, no less.... View more info

I, Aretino, Scourge of Princes

By: Ken Wilder

Price: $41.01

Publisher: The Centaur Press: November 1998

Seller ID: 40198

A History of it's time in Italy. A very creative person in his time.Book is in very good condition. View more info

The Decline and Fall of the Ottoman Empire

By: lan Palmer, Alan Palmer

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books: January 1994

Seller ID: 38199

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The Making of the West: Peoples and Cultures, Vol. 1: To 1740

By: Lynn Hunt, Thomas R. Martin, Barbara H. Rosenwein, R. Po-chia Hsia, Bonnie G. Smith

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's: July 2006

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 35405

Praised for its highly readable narrative and unmatched integration of political, social and cultural history, "The Making of the West: A Concise History" captures the spirit of each age as it situates Europe within a global context. The rich narrative pays sustained attention to important topics and developments over time and reveals the cross-cultural interactions that have shaped today's world, presenting the history of the West as an ongoing process. The text's hallm... View more info

Failure Is Impossible:: Susan B. Anthony in Her Own Words

By: Lynn Sherr

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Crown: February 1995

Seller ID: 37266

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The Day Before Yesterday - Reconsidering America's Past, Rediscovering the Present

By: Michael Elliott

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: July 1996

Seller ID: 35283

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The Twelve Caesars

By: Michael Grant

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books: January 1996

Seller ID: 37247

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England Speaks Being Talks with Road Sweepers, Barbers, Statesmen, Lords and ...

By: Philip Gibbs

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Literary Guild: January 0001

Seller ID: 35799

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The greatest plot in history

By: Ralph de Toledano

Price: $4.50

Publisher: Arlington House: January 1977

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 35200

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The Entrepreneurs: An American Adventure

By: Robert Sobel

Price: $12.01

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (T): October 1986

Edition: Limited

Seller ID: 43368

This is the Classics Edition, in faux green leather. very nicely done. Name of owner stamped on front cover View more info

Last of the Cold War Spies: The Life of Michael Straight--The Only American in Britain's Cambridge Spy Ring

By: Roland Perry

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Da Capo Press: July 2005

Seller ID: 38330

The most damaging spy network of the Cold War--the infamous Cambridge Spy Ring--was comprised of several powerful and influential British citizens--and one American, Michael Straight. Born to a wealthy New England family, Straight attended Cambridge University in the 1930s, and there he fell in with the notorious circle of young men working for Soviet intelligence --Guy Burgess, Donald Maclean, Anthony Blunt, and Kim Philby, who was to become the most famous spy of the c... View more info

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Resisting Hitler: Mildred Harnack and the Red Orchestra

By: Shareen Blair Brysac

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: May 2002

Seller ID: 38336

This gripping and heartbreaking narrative is the first full account of an American woman who gave her life in the struggle against the Nazi regime. As members of a key resistance group, Mildred Harnack and her husband, Arvid, assisted in the escape of German Jews and political dissidents, and for years provided vital economic and military intelligence to both Washington and Moscow. But in 1942, following a Soviet blunder, the Gestapo arrested, tortured, and tried some fo... View more info

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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded

By: Simon Winchester

Price: $5.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: April 2003

Seller ID: 38287

The bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman and The Map That Changed the World examines the enduring and world-changing effects of the catastrophic eruption off the coast of Java of the earth's most dangerous volcano -- Krakatoa.The legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa -- the name has since become a byword for a cataclysmic disaster -- was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly forty thousand people. Beyond the pure... View more info

The Witches: Salem, 1692

By: Stacy Schiff

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: October 2015

Seller ID: 38566

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