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The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles
by Humphrey Bower
On the last, cold Sunday of February 1859, Daniel Sickles shot his wife's lover in Washington's Lafayette Square, just across from the White House. This is the story of that killing and its repercussions. Thomas Keneally brilliantly recreates ...Audio Book
by HARRY G SUMMERS
""A masterful analysis of the strategy, or lack thereof, in the Vietnam War ... a book that every policy maker in Washington should absorb."" - Max Cleland, Atlanta Journal ConstitutionRequired reading at The National, Naval, and Air War ...
by ERIC SLOANE
A compilation of engrossing facts and anecdotes vitalized by author Eric Sloane's own pen, this book captures the living legacy of America as seen in ""the things that were."" According to Sloane, American Yesterday explores ""our national attic
A History of the World's Most Liberal City
by Russell Shorto
WEH Stanner, Aboriginal Australia and Anthropology
by Melinda Hinkson
WEH Stanner was a public intellectual whose work reached beyond the walls of the academy, and he remains a highly significant figure in Aboriginal affairs and Australian anthropology. He contributed much to public understandings of the Dreaming ...
by Tom Standage
Wheat, maize, rice, bread, spices, sugar and potatoes - our food has helped in all sorts of unexpected ways to create the world in which we live today. Tom Standage's new book tells a history of humanity charted by the foods we eat. ...
by EMMA GOLDMAN
In the 1890s and for years thereafter, America reverberated with the name of the ""notorious Anarchist,"" feminist, revolutionist, and agitator, Emma Goldberg. A Russian Jewish immigrant at the age of 17, she moved by her own efforts from ...
A history of espionage and betrayal
by Michael Smith
What makes someone betray their country, their friends, everything they have been brought up to value? ...
by HOLROYD MICHAEL
Michael Holroyd, perhaps the most distinguished of contemporary biographers, has in recent years turned his attention to the stories hidden within his own fascinating (not to say eccentric) family. In Ancestors in the Attic he teases out two ...
by Alexis De Tocqueville
With this book, Alexis de Tocqueville envisioned a multi-volume philosophic study of the origins of modern France that would examine the implications of French history on the nature and development of democratic society. Tocqueville worried that
by NUMA DENIS FUSTEL DE COULANGES
With this influential study, French historian Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges initiated a new approach to Greek and Roman city organisation. Fustel de Coulanges' 1864 masterpiece, La Cité antique, drew upon physical evidence as well as ancient ...
by HERBERT J. SPINDEN
From the archaic period, through the great Mayan civilization and the ""Middle"" civilizations of Olmecs, Toltecs and others, to the glory of the Aztecs, this classic study offers a comprehensive survey of the extent and variety of pre-Columbian
by EVA WILSON
The timeless simplicity, elegance, and clarity of Egyptian design are clearly evident in this album of over 400 copyright-free illustrations. Spanning more than 3,000 years of arts and crafts in the land of the Pharaohs, the designs have been ...
by MARY G. HOUSTON
Clothing was hardly a practical necessity in North Africa and what is today the Middle East. Often a luxury item in these warm, humid climates, it became more essential as people's lives improved socially and economically. But even then, the ...
by P. Hunt
by David Sansone
<p>The third edition of <i>Ancient Greek Civilization</i> is a concise, engaging introduction to the history and culture of ancient Greece from the Minoan civilization to the age of the Roman Empire.</p> <ul> <li>Explores the evolution and ...
by Eric W. Robinson
This book invites readers to join in a fresh and extensive investigation of one of Ancient Greece?s greatest inventions: democratic government.<br /> <ul> <li style="list-style: none"><br /> </li> <li>Provides an accessible, up-to-date survey of
by Emily Kearns
<i>Ancient Greek Religion: Historical Sources in Translation</i> presents a wide range of documents relating to the religious world of the ancient Greeks from the earliest surviving literature to around the end of the fourth century BCE. <ul> ...
by ABERHART LAURENCE
In almost every town you care to visit in either New Zealand or Australia you will find a memorial to those killed in the Great War of 1914 1918. These memorials were commissioned and built in the years shortly after the conflict, by ...
The Extraordinary Story of our World War I Nurses
by Anna McGahan
By the end of the Great War, forty-five Australian and New Zealand nurses had died on overseas service and over two hundred had been decorated. These were the women who left for war looking for adventure and romance but were soon confronted withAudio Book