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Senecan Tragedy and the Reception of Augustan Poetry
Senecan Tragedy and the Reception of Augustan Poetry
by Christopher V. Trinacty
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In their practice of aemulatio, the mimicry of older models of writing, the Augustan poets often looked to the Greeks: Horace drew inspiration from the lyric poets, Virgil from Homer, and Ovid from Hesiod, Callimachus, and others. But by the time of the... (read more)

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Trying Home: The Rise and Fall of an Anarchist Utopia on Puget Sound
Trying Home: The Rise and Fall of an Anarchist Utopia on Puget Sound
by Justin Wadland
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The true story of an anarchist colony on a remote Puget Sound peninsula, Trying Home traces the history of Home, Washington, from its founding in 1896 to its dissolution amid bitter infighting in 1921. As a practical experiment in anarchism, Home... (read more)

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Between Two Homelands: Letters Across the Borders of Nazi Germany
Between Two Homelands: Letters Across the Borders of Nazi Germany
by Hedda Kalshoven
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In 1920, at the age of thirteen, Irmgard Gebensleben first traveled from Germany to The Netherlands on a "war-children transport." She would later marry a Dutch man and live and raise her family there while keeping close to her German family and friends... (read more)

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Range Wars: The Environmental Contest for White Sands Missile Range
Range Wars: The Environmental Contest for White Sands Missile Range
by Ryan H. Edgington
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Established in south-central New Mexico at the end of World War II, White Sands Missile Range is the largest overland military reserve in the western hemisphere. It was the site of the first nuclear explosion, the birthplace of the American space program,... (read more)

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Olives in California's Gold Country (Images of America)
Olives in California's Gold Country (Images of America)
by Salvatore Manna
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The history of the olive in the Gold Country of Northern California is a story of the Spanish in the New World, of the Gold Rush, of immigrants from Italy and other Mediterranean countries, of bold pioneers, enterprising farmers and scientists, and of... (read more)

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Vons Grocery Company (Images of America)
Vons Grocery Company (Images of America)
by Michael L. Stark
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In 1906, the downtown area of Los Angeles was fundamentally a small town when Charles Von der Ahe opened his little Groceteria on the corner of Seventh and Figueroa Streets using $1,200 in savings. It was a neighborhood store that catered to the needs of... (read more)

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Mysteries of Britain
Mysteries of Britain
by Michelle Brachet
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All around us our country’s long history is hidden in the local present - in towns, villages, in the countryside, and on the landscape. With a little bit of knowledge, research and sometimes luck, the story behind that monument you pass every day... (read more)

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Haunted Chicago: Famous Phantoms, Sinister Sites, and Lingering Legends (Haunted)
Haunted Chicago: Famous Phantoms, Sinister Sites, and Lingering Legends (Haunted)
by Tom (rtl) Ogden
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Among NYC's many treasures is Greenwich Village, a Bohemian area filled with creativity and rebellion.  Haunted Greenwich Village, a collection of stories of ghosts, mysteries, and paranormal happenings in Greenwich Village, will leave readers... (read more)

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Japan: The Paradox of Harmony
Japan: The Paradox of Harmony
by Keiko Hirata
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Following a crushing defeat in World War II, Japan rose like a phoenix from the literal ashes to become a model of modernity and success, for decades Asias premier economic giant. Yet it remains a nation hobbled by rigid gender roles, protectionist... (read more)

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Sierra Leone: A Political History
Sierra Leone: A Political History
by David Harris
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Sierra Leone came to world attention in the 1990s when a catastrophic civil war linked to the diamond trade was reported globally. This fleeting and particular interest, however, obscured two crucial processes in this small West African state. On the one... (read more)

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Unhappy Union: How the Euro Crisis - And Europe - Can Be Fixed (Economist Books)
Unhappy Union: How the Euro Crisis - And Europe - Can Be Fixed (Economist Books)
by John Peet
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The euro was supposed to create an unbreakable bond between the nations and people of Europe. But when the debt crisis struck, the flaws of the half-built currency brought the European Union close to breaking point after decades of post-war integration.... (read more)

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The Dead Do Not Die: Exterminate All the Brutes and Terra Nullius
The Dead Do Not Die: Exterminate All the Brutes and Terra Nullius
by Sven Lindqvist
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Sven Lindqvist is one of our most original writers on race, colonialism, and genocide, and his signature approach—uniting travelogues with powerful acts of historical excavation—renders his books devastating and unforgettable. Now, for the... (read more)

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The Annals of King T'Aejo: Founder of Korea's Choson Dynasty
The Annals of King T'Aejo: Founder of Korea's Choson Dynasty
by Choi (trn) Byonghyon
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Never before translated into English, this official history of the reign of King T'aejo--founder of Korea's illustrious Chosŏn dynasty (1392-1910 CE)--is a unique resource for reconstructing life in late-fourteenth-century Korea. It includes a wealth of... (read more)

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2015 Calendar: You're on the Journey of a Lifetime and Your Dreams Are Meant to Come True
2015 Calendar: You're on the Journey of a Lifetime and Your Dreams Are Meant to Come True
by Blue Mountain Arts
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With plenty of inspiring thoughts to keep you thinking positive as you take the magical journey toward your goals, this special calendar will make sure that you keep believing in yourself and your dreams.... (read more)

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Glenn County (Images of America)
Glenn County (Images of America)
by Anna Canon
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A brief look into the history of Glenn County will show you that Glenn County was created out of the northern portion of Colusa County on March 11, 1891, and was named after the prominent wheat farmer known as the "Wheat King of the World," Dr. Hugh J... (read more)

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Nine Mile Canyon (Images of America)
Nine Mile Canyon (Images of America)
by Norma R. Dalton
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North of Price, Utah, Nine Mile Canyon slashes through the West Tavaputs Plateau and erodes its way to Green River, Utah. In 1847, settlements began in Utah along the Wasatch Front. The rangeland was soon taken, and stockmen pushed up Spanish Fork Canyon... (read more)

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Mount Pleasant (Images of America)
Mount Pleasant (Images of America)
by Melissa Weinbrenner
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Mount Pleasant lies atop a tree-covered hill in the midst of East Texas timber country. The native Caddo Indians referred to the hill as "pleasant," and so it was named. Though it hails from within the historic area known as "Devil's Triangle," the city... (read more)

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Mountains and Molehills: Or Recollections from a Burnt Journal
Mountains and Molehills: Or Recollections from a Burnt Journal
by Frank Marryat
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After a tragic fire in San Francisco destroyed many of his possessions, including his journals, Frank Marryat rewrote, from memory, much of what he had documented during his time in California in the middle of the gold craze of 1850. This historical... (read more)

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Stones of Contention: A History of Africa's Diamonds (Ohio Africa in World History)
Stones of Contention: A History of Africa's Diamonds (Ohio Africa in World History)
by Todd Cleveland
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Africa supplies the majority of the worlds diamonds, yet consumers generally know little about the origins and history of these precious stones beyond sensationalized media accounts of so-called blood diamonds. Stones of Contention explores the major... (read more)

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The Lost Book of Alexander the Great
The Lost Book of Alexander the Great
by Andrew Young
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A Reconstruction of Ptolemy Is History of Alexanders Conquests, a Primary Source Cited in Later Books That Disappeared More Than One Thousand Years Ago Alexander the Great is well known as one of the first great empire builders of the ancient world... (read more)

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