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Picture of The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story.

The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story.

Ackerman, Diane.

She has recreated the true story of Jan and Antonia (the zookeeper’s wife) Zabinski, Polis...

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Picture of Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets.

Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets.

Alexievich, Svetlana.

Through numerous interviews with ordinary Russian people, who each have their story to tel...

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Picture of Telling the Truth about History.

Telling the Truth about History.

Appleby, Joyce et al.

The authors confront the uncertainty about values and truth-seeking and address the contro...

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Picture of Souvenir Nation: Relics, Keepsakes, and Curios from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

Souvenir Nation: Relics, Keepsakes, and Curios from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

Bird, William L.

I once spent over a week visiting different areas of all the Smithsonian Museums (there ar...

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Picture of Iron Horses: America's Race to Bring the Railroads West.

Iron Horses: America's Race to Bring the Railroads West.

Borneman, Walter R.

Once the transcontinental railroad was completed , dozens of rival railroad companies comp...

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Picture of Back from Tobruk.

Back from Tobruk.

Bowen, Croswell and Betsy Connor.

Bowen became a successful journalist and author, and never forgot what he had witnessed wh...

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Picture of Letters to the Editor: A Miscellany: From the Pages of Country Life.

Letters to the Editor: A Miscellany: From the Pages of Country Life.

Carter, Sam et al (eds.).

From the archives, this collection contains gems from readers since Victorian times onward...

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Picture of Black Lebeda: The Russian Famine Diary of ARA Kazan District Supervisor J. Rives Childs, 1921-1923.

Black Lebeda: The Russian Famine Diary of ARA Kazan District Supervisor J. Rives Childs, 1921-1923.

Cockfield, Jamie H. (ed.).

In 1921, after the Bolsheviks had gained control of Russia they suddenly came face to face...

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Picture of Make 'em Laugh, Make 'em Laugh: An Incomplete History and an Inadequate Analysis of Humour.

Make 'em Laugh, Make 'em Laugh: An Incomplete History and an Inadequate Analysis of Humour.

Coy, Rick.

A fantastic analysis of what makes us laugh, it looks at humour between the sexes, across ...

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Picture of The World of Phillip and Alexander: A Symposium on Greek Life and Times

The World of Phillip and Alexander: A Symposium on Greek Life and Times

Danien, Elin C (ed.).

The ancient Greek definition of a symposium is that of a convivial meeting for intellectua...

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Picture of The Rush: America's Fevered Quest for Fortune, 1848-1853.

The Rush: America's Fevered Quest for Fortune, 1848-1853.

Dolnick, Edward.

He has used contemporary diaries and letters in his research into the story of the Califor...

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Picture of The Man Who Outshone the Sun King: A Life of Gleaming Opulence and Wretched Reversal in the Reign of Louis XIV.

The Man Who Outshone the Sun King: A Life of Gleaming Opulence and Wretched Reversal in the Reign of Louis XIV.

Drazin, Charles.

Nicolas Foucquet began his career as a tax collector in the French countryside. Through ch...

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Picture of Britain's Greatest Generation: How Our Parents and Grandparents Made the Twentieth Century.

Britain's Greatest Generation: How Our Parents and Grandparents Made the Twentieth Century.

Elliott, Sue and Humphries, Steve.

A tribute to the ordinary and not-so-ordinary lives of a wide variety of individuals who e...

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Picture of This Republic of Suffering: Death and The American Civil War.

This Republic of Suffering: Death and The American Civil War.

Faust, Drew Gilpin.

A cultural history of a largely ignored aspect of the Civil War. It’s a history of death o...

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Picture of Arab Revolution: Ten Lessons from the Democratic Uprising.

Arab Revolution: Ten Lessons from the Democratic Uprising.

Filiu, Professor Jean-Pierre.

In this great record of the Arab Spring, Filiu touches on a variety of considerations like...

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Picture of The Late Medieval Pope Prophecies: The Genus nequam Group.

The Late Medieval Pope Prophecies: The Genus nequam Group.

Fleming, Martha H.

Medieval and Renaissance scholars in the fields of history, literature, art history, and r...

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Picture of School for Citizens: Theatre and Civil Society in Imperial Russia.

School for Citizens: Theatre and Civil Society in Imperial Russia.

Frame, Murray.

Offers a new perspective on the history of theatre in imperial Russia, focusing on the ris...

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Picture of The Makers of the Modern Middle East.

The Makers of the Modern Middle East.

Fraser, T. G. et al.

During the post war reconstruction, three men rose to prominence. They were the Hashemite ...

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Picture of Louis: The French Prince Who Invaded England.

Louis: The French Prince Who Invaded England.

Hanley, Catherine.

A lively account of this ill-fated event, which saw sieges, battles, vacillating barons, a...

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Picture of The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, The Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History.

The Apache Wars: The Hunt for Geronimo, The Apache Kid, and the Captive Boy Who Started the Longest War in American History.

Hutton, Paul Andrew.

In 1861 a young man was kidnapped by the Apache, later he became known as Mickey Free. Hut...

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Picture of Chilled: How Refrigeration Changed the World and Might Do So Again.

Chilled: How Refrigeration Changed the World and Might Do So Again.

Jackson, Tom.

The refrigerator and the use of cold is entwined in the everyday and the extraordinary. Th...

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Picture of The Freemasons In America: Inside the Secret Society.

The Freemasons In America: Inside the Secret Society.

Jeffers, H. Paul.

There are more Freemasons in America than anywhere in the world. Many of the Founding Fath...

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Picture of Caliphate: The History of an Idea.

Caliphate: The History of an Idea.

Kennedy, Hugh.

Presents a historical overview and an introduction to the idea of Caliphate, what it means...

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Picture of Crusoe's Island: A Rich and Curious History of Pirates, Castaways and Madness.

Crusoe's Island: A Rich and Curious History of Pirates, Castaways and Madness.

Lambert, Andrew.

Juan Fernandez (Robinson Crusoe Island) is a tiny speck of land that still haunts our ima...

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