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A War of Words

The Rhetorical Leadership of Jefferson Davis

by R. Jarrod Atchison

<p><em><strong>A rhetorical analysis of Jefferson Davis’s public discourse</strong></em></p> <p>Numerous biographies of Jefferson Davis have been penned; however, until now, there had been no substantive analysis of his public discourse as ...

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A Wargamer's Guide to the Early Roman Empire

by Daniel Mersey

<p>The Roman army of the early empire is one of the most instantly recognizable armies and enjoys a reputation for excellence. This and their many famous campaigns against a wide range of colorful foes makes this one of the most popular periods ...

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A Wider Patriotism

Alfred Milner and the British Empire

by J Lee Thompson

<p>When Alfred Milner was knighted, he took as his motto Communis Patria, 'patriotism for our common country'. This is the study of Milner, which takes his politics, or 'constructive' imperialism as its primary theme. It also discovers a group ...

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A World Gone Mad

The Diaries of Astrid Lindgren, 1939-45

by Astrid Lindgren

<p>Pippi Longstocking - reveals her very personal take on the Second World War</p> <p><em>'God help our poor planet in the grip of this madness!'</em></p> <p>As one of the world's most famous children's writers, Astrid Lindgren championed the ...

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A World of Homeowners

American Power and the Politics of Housing Aid

by Nancy H. Kwak

<p>Is there anything more American than the ideal of homeownership? In this groundbreaking work of transnational history, Nancy H. Kwak reveals how the concept of homeownership became one of America’s major exports and defining characteristics ...

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A Year in the Life of the Cunard Fleet

by Sharon Poole & Andrew Sassoli-Walker

<p>Cunard’s advertising boasts of having ‘The Most Famous Ocean Liners in the World’. It is no idle claim since the company has given us some of the best-known and best-loved ships that ever sailed, their distinctive livery making them instantly

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A6M Zero-sen Aces 1940-42

by Nicholas Millman & Ronnie Olsthoorn

<p>The Mitsubishi A6M Zero-sen was Japan's Spitfire. In continuous development and operational service from the time of the Sino-Japanese war in 1940 to the end of the Pacific War in 1945, it is held in almost mythical awe, similar to Britain's ...

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Aaron's Rod

by D. H. Lawrence

There was a large, brilliant evening star in the early twilight, and underfoot the earth was half frozen. It was Christmas Eve. Also the War was over, and there was a sense of relief that was almost a new menace. A man felt the violence of the ...

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Abbotsford to Zion

The Story of Scottish Place-names Around the World

by Elspeth Wills

<p>Over the centuries countless Scots have travelled to every corner of the globe.</p> <p>This book takes the reader on a journey from the wastes of Greenland to the South African Highlands, from Canada's prairies to Australia's vineyards. It ...

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Abe & Fido: Lincoln's Love of Animals and the Touching Story of His Favorite Canine Companion

by Algeo, Matthew

<div><p style="BORDER-TOP-COLOR: ; BORDER-LEFT-COLOR: ; BORDER-BOTTOM-COLOR: ; BORDER-RIGHT-COLOR: ">In early 1861, as he prepared to leave his home in Springfield, Illinois, to move into the White House, Abraham Lincoln faced many momentous ...

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Aberdeen's Union Terrace Gardens

War and Peace in the Denburn Valley

by Diane Morgan

<p>The complete, dramatic story of Union Terrace Gardens has never before been told in one volume. Now, in her eleventh book on Aberdeen, Diane Morgan presents the complete history of these iconic gardens on the west side of the Denburn Valley. ...

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About Method

Experimenters, Snake Venom, and the History of Writing Scientifically

by Jutta Schickore

<p>Scientists’ views on what makes an experiment successful have developed dramatically throughout history. Different criteria for proper experimentation were privileged at different times, entirely new criteria for securing experimental results

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About St Leonard's

by Mike Umbers

<p>In this book are contained more than thirty articles about the building and history of the Church of St Leonard in Hythe, Kent, England, and its associate Churches. Topics include the Saxon foundation of the building, medieval pilgrimage, ...

ISBN: 9781326500559

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Above the Fold

by Edward C. Davenport

<p>Here are some of the most fascinating stories of disaster, true crime and justice in the 20th Century. Author Edward C. Davenport's style in telling these tales of sadness, power and justice is riveting and carries the reader's interest to ...

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Abraham Lincoln, a History — Volume 02

by John Hay

<p>John Milton Hay was an American statesman and official whose career began as a private secretary and assistant to Abraham Lincoln. However, Hay was also a talented writer and biographer. Thanks to his skillfully guided diplomacy during the ...

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Abraham Lincoln: a History — Volume 01

by John Hay

<p>John Milton Hay was an American statesman and official whose career began as a private secretary and assistant to Abraham Lincoln. Hay was also a talented writer and biographer. Thank to his skillfully guided diplomacy during the critical ...

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Absence of Light — Crawford Hill: A Novel

by Marsha J. MacDonald

<p>It is the mid-1800s as Brandon Stewart, a handsome foreign correspondent for The Illustrated London News, prepares to leave England with his wife and young son for the rice plantations of the pre-Civil War South. But as they arrive to join ...

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Absinthe—The Cocaine of the Nineteenth Century

A History of the Hallucinogenic Drug and Its Effect on Artists and Writers in Europe and the United States

by Doris Lanier

<p>With an alcohol content sometimes as high as 80 percent, absinthe was made by mixing the leaves of wormwood with other plants such as angelica root, fennel, coriander, hyssop, marjoram and anise for flavor. The result was a bitter, potent ...

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Abstraction and Representation

Essays on the Cultural Evolution of Thinking

by Peter Damerow

<p>This book deals with the development of thinking under different cultural conditions, focusing on the evolution of mathematical thinking in the history of science and education. Starting from Piaget's genetic epistemology, it provides a ...

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Absurdist Angles on History

Three Plays

by Merritt Abrash

<P class=MsoNormal style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt; TEXT-ALIGN: justify">The plays in <U>Absurdist Angles on History: Three Plays</U> look at absurdities of modern history from three different angles. <U>How World War I Happened</U> applies absurdist

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