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In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
In the Kingdom of Ice: The Grand and Terrible Polar Voyage of the USS Jeannette
by Hampton Sides
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"The true story of the USS Jeannette, which set out for the North Pole in 1879. The voyage descended into disaster, but the crew fought on with a heroic determination that recalls Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken." Lev Grossman for Time... (read more)

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Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City (Vintage)
Amsterdam: A History of the World's Most Liberal City (Vintage)
by Russell Shorto
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CHAPTER 1 A Bicycle Trip A day in Amsterdam begins with me leaving my apartment with my toddler son in my arms, strapping him into his seat between the handlebars of my bicycle, working his blocky little sneakered feet into the footpads, then setting off... (read more)

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A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal
by Ben Macintyre
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BEN MACINTYRE is a writer-at-large for The Times of London and the bestselling author of Double Cross, Operation Mincemeat, Agent Zigzag, The Napoleon of Crime, and Forgotten Fatherland, among other books. Macintyre has also written and presented BBC... (read more)

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Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors: Faith, Power, and Violence in the Age of Crusade and Jihad
Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors: Faith, Power, and Violence in the Age of Crusade and Jihad
by Brian Catlos
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An in-depth portrait of the Crusades-era Mediterranean world, and a new understanding of the forces that shaped it In Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors, the award-winning scholar Brian Catlos puts us on the ground in the Mediterranean world of 1050-1200.... (read more)

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Handbook of the United States of America, 1880: A Guide to Emigration (Old House Projects)
Handbook of the United States of America, 1880: A Guide to Emigration (Old House Projects)
by Lp Brockett
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Outcast London: A Study in the Relationship Between Classes in Victorian Society
Outcast London: A Study in the Relationship Between Classes in Victorian Society
by Gareth Stedman Jones
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In the second half of the nineteenth century, Victorian middle and upper classes felt increasingly threatened by the masses of "outcast London." Gareth Stedman Jones, working from a mass of statistical and documentary evidence, argues that after 1850... (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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Historical Materialism Book #51: The New Left, National Identity, and the Break-Up of Britain
Historical Materialism Book #51: The New Left, National Identity, and the Break-Up of Britain
by Wade Matthews
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In this insightful work Wade Matthews considers the views of Britain's major New Left thinkers—E.P. Thompson, Raymond Williams, Perry Anderson, Stuart Hall, and Tom Nairn —on various 'national questions'. From decolonization to the nationalist... (read more)

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Smugglers and Smuggling: In Britain, 1700-1850 (Shire Library)
Smugglers and Smuggling: In Britain, 1700-1850 (Shire Library)
by Trevor May
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Trevor May is a professional historian, writer and educator, having tutored at both the University of Hertfordshire and the Open University. He has written over a dozen books on social and economic history, including The Victorian Domestic Servant, Great... (read more)

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Harold and Jack: The Remarkable Friendship of Prime Minister MacMillan and President Kennedy (Animal Answer Guides)
Harold and Jack: The Remarkable Friendship of Prime Minister MacMillan and President Kennedy (Animal Answer Guides)
by Christopher Sandford
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Christopher Sandford is the critically acclaimed biographer of nineteen books. Although British-born, he grew up in Washington, DC, at the time of the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, where his father served as a senior British military liaison... (read more)

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1960s Britain (Shire Living Histories)
1960s Britain (Shire Living Histories)
by Susan Cohen
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Susan Cohen is an historian with a wide interest in twentieth-century British social history and refugee studies. She has written and lectured widely on a variety of subjects. She has written The District Nurse and The Women's Institute for Shire... (read more)

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The Conquest of Saxony Ad 782-785: Charlemagne's Defeat of Widukind of Westphalia (Campaign)
The Conquest of Saxony Ad 782-785: Charlemagne's Defeat of Widukind of Westphalia (Campaign)
by David Nicolle
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David Nicolle, born in 1944, worked in the BBC's Arabic service for a number of years before gaining an MA from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London, and a doctorate from Edinburgh University. He has written numerous books and articles on... (read more)

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Invasion 1914: The Schelieffen Plan to the Battle of the Marne: Before the Trenches - The First Battles of World War I (General Military)
Invasion 1914: The Schelieffen Plan to the Battle of the Marne: Before the Trenches - The First Battles of World War I (General Military)
by Ian Senior
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Ian Senior studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University and has taught at Dulwich College for many years. He is also Associate Lecturer in the History of Art for the Open University and a Principal Examiner for the University of Cambridge... (read more)

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The Girl Who Loved Camellias: The Life and Legend of Marie Duplessis (Vintage)
The Girl Who Loved Camellias: The Life and Legend of Marie Duplessis (Vintage)
by Julie Kavanagh
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Chapter One Waif On an early summer afternoon in 1841, the stagecoach from Paris drew up in front of the Hôtel de La Poste in Nonant, a village in Lower Normandy. Among the alighting passengers were two girls in their late teens: the tall one, pale... (read more)

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Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue by Seal Team Six
Impossible Odds: The Kidnapping of Jessica Buchanan and Her Dramatic Rescue by Seal Team Six
by Jessica Buchanan
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The andlt;Iandgt;New York Times andlt;/Iandgt;bestselling memoir of humanitarian aid worker Jessica Buchananand#8217;s kidnapping by Somali land pirates, praised as and#8220;spellbinding.and#8230;written with clarity and compassionand#8221; (andlt;Iandgt;... (read more)

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Hinges of History #06: Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World
Hinges of History #06: Heretics and Heroes: How Renaissance Artists and Reformation Priests Created Our World
by Thomas Cahill
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From the inimitable bestselling author Thomas Cahill, another popular history—this one focusing on how the innovations of the Renaissance and the Reformation changed the Western world. A truly revolutionary book.   In Volume VI of his... (read more)

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Franco's Crypt: Spanish Culture and Memory Since 1936
Franco's Crypt: Spanish Culture and Memory Since 1936
by Jeremy Treglown
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An open-minded and clear-eyed reexamination of the cultural artifacts of Francos Spain History is written by the victors: Its a cliché, but a reliable one—except in the case of the Spanish Civil War. Here, it is the losers version of... (read more)

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London Calling: Britain, the BBC World Service and the Cold War
London Calling: Britain, the BBC World Service and the Cold War
by Alban Webb
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From its inception in 1932, overseas broadcasting by the BBC quickly became an essential adjunct to British diplomatic and foreign policy objectives. For this reason, the World Service was considered the primary means of engaging with attitudes and... (read more)

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The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay: An American Family in Iran
The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay: An American Family in Iran
by Hooman Majd
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With U.S.–Iran relations at a thirty-year low, Iranian-American writer Hooman Majd dared to take his young family on a year-long sojourn in Tehran. The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay traces their domestic adventures and closely tracks... (read more)

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Liberty's Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty
Liberty's Torch: The Great Adventure to Build the Statue of Liberty
by Elizabeth Mitchell
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The Statue of Liberty has become one of the most recognizable monuments in the world: a symbol of freedom and the American Dream. But the story of the creation of the statue has been obscured by myth. In reality, she was the inspiration of one quixotic... (read more)

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