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  • 'A Few Acres of Snow': The Saga of the French and Indian Wars

    By Robert Leckie

    Our Price: $23.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780471390206
    • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
    • Published: August 2000
    The fascinating true tale of seven decades of brutal warfare and dogged Colonial determination follows France's and England's struggle to control "a few acres of snow," or the American continent. Reprint.
  • 'Custome Is an Idiot': Jacobean Pamphlet Literature on Women

    By Susan Gushee O'Malley

    Our Price: $10.97
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780252071287
    • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
    • Published: May 2004
  • 'The Smell of the Continent': The British Discover Europe, 1814-1914

    By Richard Mullen

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780230741904
    • Publisher: Macmillan
    • Published: June 2009
  • 1492: The Year the World Began

    By Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

    Our Price: $15.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061132285
    • Publisher: HarperOne
    • Published: November 2010
    1492: Not Simply the Year Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue . . . In this extraordinary, sweeping history, Felipe FernÁndez-Armesto traces key elements of the modern world back to that single fateful year when everything changed.
  • 1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

    By Charles C. Mann

    Our Price: $8.50 - $16.15
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307278241
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: July 2012
    "From the author of 1491--the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas--a deeply engaging new history that explores the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed totally different suites of plants and animals. Columbus's voyages brought them back together--and marked the beginning of an extraordinary exchange of flora and fauna between Eurasia and the Americas. As Charles Mann shows, this global ecological tumult--the "Columbian Exchange"--underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest generation of research by scientists, Mann shows how the creation of this worldwide network of exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Manila and Mexico City-- where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted--the center of the world. In 1493, Charles Mann gives us an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination"--
  • The 1812 Aponte Rebellion in Cuba And the Struggle Against Atlantic Slavery

    By Matt D. Childs

    Our Price: $30.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780807857724
    • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Pr
    • Published: November 2006
  • 1913: In Search of the World Before the Great War

    By Charles Emmerson

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781610392563
    • Publisher: PublicAffairs
    • Published: May 2013
    "Today, 1913 is inevitably viewed through the lens of 1914: as the last year before a war that would shatter the global economic order and tear Europe apart, undermining its global pre-eminence. Our perspective narrowed by hindsight, the world of that year is reduced to its most frivolous features... In this illuminating history, Charles Emmerson liberates the world of 1913 from this "prelude to war" narrative, and explores it as it was, in all its richness and complexity. Traveling from Europe's capitals, then at the height of their global reach, to the emerging metropolises of Canada and the United States, the imperial cities of Asia and Africa, and the boomtowns of Australia and South America, he provides a panoramic view of a world crackling with possibilities, its future still undecided, its outlook still open." -- front cover flap.
  • 1929

    By Hasia R. Diner

    Our Price: $89.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780814720202
    • Publisher: New York Univ Pr
    • Published: August 2013
  • 1939

    By Richard Overy

    Our Price: $19.99
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9781400168675
    • Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
    • Published: September 2010
    Recreates the final days of peace before Germany's invasion of Poland and the beginning of World War II, as both Germany and the Allies used secret intelligence to gauge the enemy and Poland defended its newfound independence.
  • 1939

    By Richard Overy

    Our Price: $24.99
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9781400118670
    • Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
    • Published: September 2010
    Recreates the final days of peace before Germany's invasion of Poland and the beginning of World War II, as both Germany and the Allies used secret intelligence to gauge the enemy and Poland defended its newfound independence.
  • 1939: Countdown to War

    By Richard Overy

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780143120063
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: September 2011
    Recreates the final days of peace before Germany's invasion of Poland and the beginning of World War II, as both Germany and the Allies used secret intelligence to gauge the enemy and Poland defended its newfound independence.
  • 1969: The Year Everything Changed

    By Rob Kirkpatrick

    Our Price: $16.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781616080556
    • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
    • Published: January 2011
    Chronicles American music, news, politics, art, publishing, and sports during 1969, from Woodstock to the Manson family and Richard Nixon's presidency to the gay rights movement.
  • 1996 and the End of History

    By David Stubbs

    Our Price: $14.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781910924280
    • Publisher: Repeater
  • 20th Century in Bite-Sized Chunks

    By Nicola Chalton

    Our Price: $12.99
    • ISBN-13: 9780785835103
    • Publisher: Chartwell Books
  • 38 Nooses: Lincoln, Little Crow, and the Beginning of the Frontier's End (Vintage)

    By Scott W. Berg

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307389138
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: September 2013
    In August 1862, after decades of broken treaties, increasing hardship, and relentless encroachment on their lands, a group of Dakota warriors convened a council at the tepee of their leader, Little Crow. Knowing the strength and resilience of the young American nation, Little Crow counseled caution, but anger won the day. Forced to either lead his warriors in a war he knew they could not win or leave them to their fates, he declared, “[Little Crow] is not a coward: he will die with you.” So began six weeks of intense conflict along the Minnesota frontier as the Dakotas clashed with settlers and federal troops, all the while searching for allies in their struggle. Once the uprising was smashed and the Dakotas captured, a military commission was convened, which quickly found more than three hundred Indians guilty of murder. President Lincoln, embroiled in the most devastating period of the Civil War, personally intervened in order to spare the lives of 265 of the condemned men, but the toll on the Dakota nation was still staggering: a way of life destroyed, a tribe forcibly relocated to barren and unfamiliar territory, and 38 Dakota warriors hanged—the largest government-sanctioned execution in American history. Scott W. Berg recounts the conflict through the stories of several remarkable characters, including Little Crow, who foresaw how ruinous the conflict would be for his tribe; Sarah Wakefield, who had been captured by the Dakotas, then vilified as an “Indian lover” when she defended them; Minnesota bishop Henry Benjamin Whipple, who was a tireless advocate for the Indians’ cause; and Lincoln, who transcended his own family history to pursue justice.Written with uncommon immediacy and insight, 38 Nooses details these events within the larger context of the Civil War, the history of the Dakota people, and the subsequent United States–Indian wars. It is a revelation of an overlooked but seminal moment in American history.

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