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Bolivar: American Liberator
Bolivar: American Liberator
by Marie Arana
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SIMand#211;N BOLand#205; VAR and#8212;andlt;I andgt;El Libertadorandlt;/Iandgt;and#8212;freed six countries from Spanish rule and is still the most revered figure in South America today. He traveled from Amazon jungles to the Andes mountains, engaged in... (read more)

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Vishnu's Crowded Temple: India Since the Great Rebellion. Maria Misra
Vishnu's Crowded Temple: India Since the Great Rebellion. Maria Misra
by Maria Misra
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As it enters its sixtieth year of independence, India stands on the threshold of superpower status. Yet India is strikingly different from all other global colossi. While it is the world's most populous democracy and enjoys the benefits of its... (read more)

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World of Arthur Ransome
World of Arthur Ransome
by Christina Hardyment
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Napoleon famously declared that an army marches on its stomach; every bit as true, however, is that great authors are often as keen to feed their stomachs as they are to feed their imaginations. Far ranging in time and place, this beautifully illustrated... (read more)

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Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered
Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered
by Dianne Hales
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Everybody knows her smile, but no one knows her story: Meet the flesh-and-blood woman who became one of the most famous artistic subjects of all timeand#8212;Mona Lisa.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;A genius immortalized her. A French king paid a fortune... (read more)

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Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, from 1453 to the Present
Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, from 1453 to the Present
by Brendan Simms
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If there is a fundamental truth of geopolitics, it is this: whoever controls the core of Europe controls the entire continent, and whoever controls all of Europe can dominate the world. Over the past five centuries, a rotating cast of kings and... (read more)

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Conversations with Myself
Conversations with Myself
by Nelson Mandela
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“[Nelson Mandela] has done so much to change his country, and the world, that it is hard to imagine the history of the last several decades without him.” —from the foreword by President Barack Obama Foreword by President Barack... (read more)

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To Marry an English Lord
To Marry an English Lord
by Gail Maccoll
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AMERICAN HEIRESSES TAKE ON THE PEERAGE In 1895, nine American girls, including a Vanderbilt (railroads), LaRoche (pharmaceuticals), Rogers (oil) and Whitney (New York trolleys), married peers of the British realmoXamong them, a duke, an earl, three... (read more)

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Richard II: Manhood, Youth, and Politics 1377-99
Richard II: Manhood, Youth, and Politics 1377-99
by Christopher Fletcher
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Richard II (1377-99) has long suffered from an unusually unmanly reputation. Over the centuries, he has been habitually associated with lavish courtly expenditure, absolutist ideas, Francophile tendencies, and a love of peace, all of which have been... (read more)

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The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War
The Trigger: Hunting the Assassin Who Brought the World to War
by Tim Butcher
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On a summer morning in Sarajevo almost a hundred years ago, a teenager took a pistol out of his pocket and fired not just the opening rounds of the First World War but the starting gun for modern history. By killing Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir of... (read more)

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Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation
Americans in Paris: Life and Death Under Nazi Occupation
by Charles Glass
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An unforgettable portrait of Paris and Vichy France during the Nazi occupation. Americans in Paris recounts tales of adventure, intrigue, passion, deceit, and survival under the brutal Nazi occupation through the eyes of the Americans who lived through... (read more)

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A Day in the Life: One Family, the Beautiful People, and the End of the Sixties
A Day in the Life: One Family, the Beautiful People, and the End of the Sixties
by Robert Greenfield
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A Day in the Life is the story of how the ideal marriage between two young and extraordinarily beautiful members of the English upper class fell apart as the psychedelic dreams of the sixties gave way to the harsh, hard-rock reality of the seventies. A... (read more)

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Motherland a Philosophical History of Russia
Motherland a Philosophical History of Russia
by Lesley Chamberlain
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Trade paperback. Radical new interpretation of Russian history examining its philosophy and religion.... (read more)

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A Brief History of Bolivia (Brief History)
A Brief History of Bolivia (Brief History)
by Waltraud Queisr Morales
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Recent decades have witnessed major reform within Bolivia: an impressive democratic and economic... (read more)

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The Fate of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence
The Fate of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence
by Martin Meredith
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First published in 2005, The Fate of Africa was hailed by reviewers as "A masterpiece....The nonfiction book of the year" (The New York Post); "a magnificent achievement" (Weekly Standard); "a joy," (Wall Street Journal) and "one of the decadeand#8217;s... (read more)

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Mandela's Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage
Mandela's Way: Fifteen Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage
by Richard Stengel
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Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England
Winter King: Henry VII and the Dawn of Tudor England
by Thomas Penn
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IN 1501, ENGLAND HAD BEEN RAVAGED FOR DECADES by conspiracy, coups, and violence. Through luck, guile, and ruthlessness, Henry VII, the first of the Tudor kings, emerged as ruler—but as a fugitive with a flimsy claim to England’s throne, he... (read more)

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The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
by David McCullough
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Winner of the National Book Award From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Truman, here is the national bestselling epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal. In The Path Between the Seas, acclaimed historian David McCullough delivers a first... (read more)

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The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
by David McCullough
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While Gertrude Stein hosted the literati of the Left Bank, Mrs. Bates-Batcheller, an American socialite and concert singer in Paris, held sumptuous receptions for the Daughters of the American Revolution in her suburban villa. History may remember the... (read more)

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Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman
by Robert K. Massie
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure German princess who became one of the most remarkable, powerful,... (read more)

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Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II
Savage Continent: Europe in the Aftermath of World War II
by Keith Lowe
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andldquo;Compelling . . . Lower brings to the forefront an unexplored aspect of the Holocaust.andrdquo; andmdash;Washington Post In a surprising account that powerfully revises history, Wendy Lower uncovers the role of German women on the Nazi eastern... (read more)

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