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It Happened on the Oregon Trail: Remarkable Events That Shaped History (It Happened in)
It Happened on the Oregon Trail: Remarkable Events That Shaped History (It Happened in)
by Tricia Martineau Wagner
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 Many of the events that took place along the Oregon Trail are well known--the perils the Applegate family faced as they rafted down the raging Columbia River, the plight of the Donner Party as they found themselves snowbound and starving at Truckee... (read more)

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Anderson (Images of America)
Anderson (Images of America)
by David Humphrey
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The city of Anderson is named after Chief William Anderson, whose Indian name was Kikthawenund, meaning "making a noise" or "causing to crack." Early settlers referred to the area as Anderson Town, while the Moravian missionaries called it "The Heathen... (read more)

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The Pocket A-Z of the Knights Templar: A Guide to Their History and Legacy
The Pocket A-Z of the Knights Templar: A Guide to Their History and Legacy
by Gordon Napier
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From Aaron to Zion, an invaluable reference of the people, places, and themes of the Crusades, the Knights Templar, and their legacy The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, popularly known as the Knights Templar or the Order of... (read more)

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Leg Over Leg: Volume Four (Library of Arabic Literature)
Leg Over Leg: Volume Four (Library of Arabic Literature)
by Faris Al-shidyaq
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Leg over Leg recounts the life, from birth to middle age, of ‘the Fariyaq, alter ego of Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq, a pivotal figure in the intellectual and literary history of the modern Arab world. The always edifying and often hilarious... (read more)

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Legendary Locals of Las Cruces (Legendary Locals)
Legendary Locals of Las Cruces (Legendary Locals)
by Charlotte Tallman
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When Las Cruces was founded 164 years ago near a group of crosses marking the graves of travelers and soldiers, a rawhide rope separated acreage for a church, a cemetery, and family lots. That rawhide rope brought to Las Cruces a new era filled with the... (read more)

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San Ysidro and the Tijuana River Valley (Images of America)
San Ysidro and the Tijuana River Valley (Images of America)
by Barbara Zaragoza
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In 1851, surveyors placed a marble obelisk on a mesa overlooking the Pacific Ocean, which demarcated the United States-Mexico boundary line. Tourists flocked to the region alongside land speculators who envisioned upscale hotels, resorts, and spas. Two... (read more)

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Sanatoriums of New Mexico (Images of America)
Sanatoriums of New Mexico (Images of America)
by Richard Melzer
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Tuberculosis, also known as consumption, the White Plague, or simply TB, was the number-one killer in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Many physicians of the era advised their patients to chase the cure for tuberculosis in the... (read more)

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The Land of the Elephant Kings: Space, Territory, and Ideology in the Seleucid Empire
The Land of the Elephant Kings: Space, Territory, and Ideology in the Seleucid Empire
by Paul J. Kosmin
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The Seleucid Empire (311-64 BCE) was unlike anything the ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds had seen. Stretching from present-day Bulgaria to Tajikistan--the bulk of Alexander the Great's Asian conquests--the kingdom encompassed a territory of... (read more)

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South Davis County (Images of America)
South Davis County (Images of America)
by Royce Allen
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South Davis County is bounded by the majestic Wasatch Mountain Range to the east and the Great Salt Lake to the west. Bountiful, Centerville, Farmington, and Kaysville are the major population centers--all originating as early Mormon settlements... (read more)

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Southern Women: Their Lives and Times #02: Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times, Volume 2
Southern Women: Their Lives and Times #02: Georgia Women: Their Lives and Times, Volume 2
by Ann Short (edt) Chirhart
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Women were leading actors in twentieth-century developments in Georgia, yet most histories minimize their contributions. The essays in the second volume of Georgia Women, edited by Ann Short Chirhart and Kathleen Clark, vividly portray a wide array of... (read more)

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Southern Colorado: O.T. Davis Collection (Images of America)
Southern Colorado: O.T. Davis Collection (Images of America)
by Mike Butler
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When the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad laid narrow-gauge tracks into La Veta in southern Colorado in July 1876, it preceded Colorado statehood on August 1 by about one month. The southern Colorado frontier from Walsenburg west to Wolf Creek Pass had... (read more)

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The Hop Bin: An Anthology of Hop Picking in Kent and East Sussex
The Hop Bin: An Anthology of Hop Picking in Kent and East Sussex
by Fran Doel
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For 400 years Kent was vividly associated with the cultivation of hops. The harvesting of the hop was done by an itinerant workforce drawn mainly from London's east end, and gypsies coming from as far away as Ireland. Whole families were involved for... (read more)

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A.C. Greene #15: The Horrell Wars: Feuding in Texas and New Mexico
A.C. Greene #15: The Horrell Wars: Feuding in Texas and New Mexico
by David Johnson
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For decades the Horrell brothers of Lampasas, Texas, have been portrayed as ruthless killers and outlaws, but author David Johnson paints a different picture of these controversial men. The Horrells were ranchers, but some thought that they built their... (read more)

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The Guarani and Their Missions: A Socioeconomic History
The Guarani and Their Missions: A Socioeconomic History
by Julia J. S. Sarreal
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The thirty Guaraní missions of the Río de la Plata were the largest and most prosperous of all the Catholic missions established throughout the frontier regions of the Americas to convert, acculturate, and incorporate indigenous... (read more)

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Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis: Thebes, Karakhamun (Tt 223), and Karabasken (Tt 391) in the Twenty-Fifth Dynasty
Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis: Thebes, Karakhamun (Tt 223), and Karabasken (Tt 391) in the Twenty-Fifth Dynasty
by Elena (edt) Pischikova
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This volume is the first joint publication of the members of the American-Egyptian mission South Asasif Conservation Project, working under the auspices of the State Ministry for Antiquities and Supreme Council of Antiquities, and directed by the editor.... (read more)

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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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New York City in 3D in the Gilded Age [With Steroscope]
New York City in 3D in the Gilded Age [With Steroscope]
by Esther Crain
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Be transported to New York during the Gilded Age and experience daily life in one of the world's most vibrant cities through mesmerizing, contemporary 3D photography and exciting tales of the time. Black Dog & Leventhal has partnered with the New-York... (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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The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800
The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800
by R. R. Palmer
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For the Western world, the period from 1760 to 1800 was the great revolutionary era in which the outlines of the modern democratic state came into being. Here for the first time in one volume is R. R. Palmer's magisterial account of this incendiary age... (read more)

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