1775

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Published: 2012-11-27

ISBN: 9780670025121

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Viking Adult

Synopsis

The contrarian historian and analyst upends the conventional reading of the American RevolutionIn 1775, iconoclastic historian and bestselling author Kevin Phillips punctures the myth that 1776 was the watershed year of the American Revolution. He suggests that the great events and confrontations of 1775—Congress’s belligerent economic ultimatums to Britain, New England’s rage militaire, the exodus of British troops and expulsion of royal governors up and down the seaboard, and the new provincial congresses and hundreds of local  committees that quickly reconstituted local

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Price: $36.00


The Amistad Rebellion

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Published: 2012-11-08

ISBN: 9780670025046

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Viking Adult

Synopsis

The riveting account of the slave ship rebellion told for the first time from the slaves’ perspectiveThe slave ship Amistad set sail from Havana on July 2, 1839, on a routine delivery of human cargo. A few days into its voyage, the fifty-three African captives aboard would seize control and steer a new course—one that took them to freedom and ultimately into history.Though the Amistad rebellion has been celebrated in films and books, its story has largely been told through the eyes of white abolitionists, with the Supreme Court victory by the Africans as the ultimate triumph. Now, Marcus

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Price: $27.95


Undersea Warrior

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Published: 2012-11-06

ISBN: 9780451238108

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: NAL Trade

Synopsis

Don Keith is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning author. In addition to writing fiction and nonfiction, he heads up the curriculum in Media Marketing and Management at Virginia College and runs the school’s full-service advertising and marketing agency.

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Price: $16.00


Assassin's Creed: Forsaken

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Published: 2012-10-31

ISBN: 9780718159498

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Penguin UK

Synopsis

‘I am an expert swordsman. And I am skilled in the business of death. I take no pleasure in my skill. Simply, I am good at it.’

1735 – London, Haytham Kenway has been taught to use a sword from the age he was able to hold one. When his family’s house is attacked – his father murdered and his sister taken by armed men – Haytham defends his home the only way he can: he kills.

With no family, he is taken in by a mysterious tutor who trains him to become a deadly killer. Consumed by his thirst for revenge, Haytham begins a quest for retribution, trusting no one and questioning everything

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Price: $29.99


Civilization

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Published: 2012-10-30

ISBN: 9780143122067

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

Western civilization’s rise to global dominance is the single most important historical phenomenon of the past five centuries. All over the world, more and more people study at Western-style universities, work for Western-style companies, vote for Western-style governments, take Western medicines, wear Western clothes, and play Western sports. Yet six hundred years ago the petty kingdoms of Western Europe seemed like miserable backwaters, ravaged by incessant war and pestilence. It was Ming China or Ottoman Turkey that had the look of world civilizations. How did the West overtake

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Price: $18.00


Venice

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Published: 2012-10-25

ISBN: 9780670025428

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Viking Adult

Synopsis

An extraordinary chronicle of Venice, its people, and its grandeurThomas Madden’s majestic, sprawling history of Venice is the first full portrait of the city in English in almost thirty years. Using long-buried archival material and a wealth of newly translated documents, Madden has weaves a spellbinding story of a place and its people, tracing an arc from the city’s humble origins as a lagoon refuge to its apex as a vast maritime empire and Renaissance epicenter to its rebirth as a modern tourist hub.Madden explores all aspects of Venice’s breathtaking achievements: the construction

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Price: $35.00


This Indian Country

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Published: 2012-10-25

ISBN: 9781594203657

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The

Synopsis

A history of Indian political activism told through the inspiring stories of the men and women who defined and defended American Indian political identityIn the newest volume of the award-winning Penguin History of American Life series, Frederick E. Hoxie forms a bold counternarrative to the typical understanding of Native American history. This is not a tale of bloody and doomed battles with settlers and the U.S. Army, which casts Native Americans as mere victims of U.S. expansionism. Instead, This Indian Country describes how, for more than two hundred years, Native American political

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Price: $32.95


The Old Ways

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Published: 2012-10-11

ISBN: 9780670025114

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Viking Adult

Synopsis

From the acclaimed author of The Wild Places, an exploration of walking and thinkingIn this exquisitely written book, Robert Macfarlane sets off from his Cambridge, England, home to follow the ancient tracks, holloways, drove roads, and sea paths that crisscross both the British landscape and its waters and territories beyond. The result is an immersive, enthralling exploration of the ghosts and voices that haunt old paths, of the stories our tracks keep and tell, and of pilgrimage and ritual.Told in Macfarlane’s distinctive voice, The Old Ways folds together natural history, cartography,

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Price: $26.95


There Was A Country

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Published: 2012-10-11

ISBN: 9781594204821

Format: B-Hardcover

Publisher: Penguin Press HC, The

Synopsis

From the legendary author of Things Fall Apart comes a longawaited memoir about coming of age with a fragile new nation, then watching it torn asunder in a tragic civil warThe defining experience of Chinua Achebe’s life was the Nigerian civil war, also known as the Biafran War, of 1967–1970. The conflict was infamous for its savage impact on the Biafran people, Chinua Achebe’s people, many of whom were starved to death after the Nigerian government blockaded their borders. By then, Chinua Achebe was already a world-renowned novelist, with a young family to protect. He took

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Price: $27.95


Instant City

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Published: 2012-09-25

ISBN: 9780143122166

Format: Trade Paper

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Synopsis

In recent decades, the world has seen an unprecedented change in human life: for the first time in history, more people now live in cities than in the countryside. As Morning Edition co-host Steve Inskeep so aptly puts it, we are living in the age of the “instant city”, where vast metropolitan areas emerge practically overnight. No rising metropolis has experienced this epic migration more dramatically than Karachi, Pakistan, which has grown from 400,000 people in the 1940s to more than 13 million today. Karachi is the largest city in a nation of vital strategic interest to

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Price: $16.00


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