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"Eighteenth-Century Coffee-House Culture, vol 4 "

by Markman Ellis

Helps scholars and students form an understanding of the contribution made by the coffee-house to British and even American history and culture. This book attempts to make an intervention in debates about the nature of the public sphere and the ...

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"Fin Tireur"

by Robert Smythe Hichens

Two years ago I was travelling by diligence in the Sahara Desert on the great caravan route, which starts from Beni-Mora and ends, they say, at Tombouctou. For fourteen hours each day we were on the road, and each evening about nine o'clock we ...

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"I Have a Dream"

A 50th Year Testament to the March that Changed America

by Southern Christian Leadership Conference & Bob Adelman

On August 28, 1963, something quite amazing occurred. On that day, one of the largest political rallies ever took place in support of civil and economic rights of African-Americans, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., standing in front of the ...

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"Ironsides"

Canadian Armoured Fighting Vehicle Museums and Monuments

by Harold A. Skaarup

<p>Major Hal Skaarup has woven together an informative and detailed synopsis of the carefully preserved and restored armoured fighting vehicles on display in Canada. He highlights the importance of these upon key turning points in history when ...

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"Mom, We're Black!"

by Peter Bobley

<p>This book owes its existence to Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari. Mom, We're Black! amounts to a half-baked summary of Sapiens, slanted up the kazoo to get the reader focused on my narrow view of what matters. I depended particularly on Harari's ...

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"Prisoners "

by Olya Trefilova

This story on the true story of one prisoner of cruelty and violence Russian prison !!! ...

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"The Gallant, Good Riou" and Jack Renton

by Louis Becke

This is a true story of one of Nelson's captains, he of whom Nelson wrote as "the gallant and good Riou"—high meed of praise gloriously won at Copenhagen—but Riou, eleven years before that day, performed a deed, now almost forgotten, which, for ...

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"The Touch of Civilization"

Comparing American and Russian Internal Colonization

by Steven Sabol

<p><em>The Touch of Civilization</em> is a comparative history of the United States and Russia during their efforts to colonize and assimilate two indigenous groups of people within their national borders: the Sioux of the Great Plains and the ...

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"The Transfiguring Sword"

The Just War of the Women's Social and Political Union

by Cheryl R. Jorgensen-Earp

<p><strong>Jorgensen-Earp provides a new understanding of the recurrent rhetorical need to employ conservative rhetoric in support of a radical cause.</strong> </p> <p>The Women's Social and Political Union, the militant branch of the English ...

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"Tis Sixty Years Since" Address of Charles Francis Adams

by Charles Francis Adams

The Library of Alexandria is an independent small business publishing house. We specialize in bringing back to live rare, historical and ancient Books. This includes manuscripts such as: classical fiction, philosophy, science, Religion, ...

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''All Cooped Up''

The History of the American Bantam Association a 131-Year Evolution

by Patricia Lacey

<p>A one-of-a-kind story of exhibition poultry, including first an early history of poultry in America and the American Poulty Association, but then focusing on the birth, growth, and maturing of the American Bantam Association.</p> <p>Never ...

ISBN: 9781450060851

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'A New Type of History'

Fictional Proposals for dealing with the Past

by Beverley Southgate

<p>Linking fiction with history and historical theory, <em>'A New Type of History': Fictional Proposals for dealing with the Past</em> focuses on a selection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century novelists – Tolstoy, Proust, John Cowper Powys, ...

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'A Political Dictionary Explaining the True Meaning of Words' by Charles Pigott

A Facsimile of the 1795 Edition

by Robert Rix

<p>Considering the fact that Charles Pigott's satirical A Political Dictionary (1795) is regularly quoted and referred to in analyses of late eighteenth-century radical culture, it is surprising that until now it has remained unavailable to ...

ISBN: 9781351962056

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'Gold Tried in the Fire'. The Prophet TheaurauJohn Tany and the English Revolution

by Ariel Hessayon

<p>This is a study of the most fascinating and idiosyncratic of all seventeenth-century figures. Like its famous predecessor The Cheese and The Worms: The Cosmos of a Sixteenth-Century Miller, it explores the everyday life and mental world of an

ISBN: 9781351932622

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'He Giveth His Beloved Sleep'

by Elizabeth Barrett Browning

To Her Whose Never Failing Loyalty and Devotion is My Fount of Inspiration My Wife This life is not all sunshine, Nor is it yet all showers; But storms and calms alternate, As thorns among the flowers, And while we seek the roses, The thorns ...

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'Lizbeth of the Dale

by Mary Esther Miller MacGregor

THE GAY GORDONS On the side porch of the gray stone house sat Miss Gordon, steadily darning at the eight pairs of stockings belonging to her eight nephews and nieces. The strenuous task of being foster-mOther to the eight had long ago taught ...

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'Material Delight and the Joy of Living'

Cultural Consumption in the Age of Enlightenment in Germany

by Michael North

<p>Eighteenth-century Europe witnessed a commercialization of culture as it became less courtly and more urban. The marketing of culture became separate from the production of culture. New cultural entrepreneurs entered the stage: the ...

ISBN: 9781351919159

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'Rogues and Vagabonds'

Vagrant Underworld in Britain 1815-1985

by Lionel Rose

<p>In this lively social history, first published in 1988, Lionel Rose explores in detail the plight of the street poor between 1815 and 1985. He describes the Victorian ‘Rogues and Vagabonds’ who made elicit peddling, begging frauds and other ...

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'The Contending Kingdoms'

France and England 1420–1700

by Glenn Richardson

<p>The kingdoms of France and England were for many centuries military, economic, cultural and colonial rivals. This is particularly true of the early modern period which witnessed the rise of French military hegemony and the expansion of ...

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'Water, Water Everywhere': The Great Western Fallacy

History of Water in the West and Its Future

by Genia Gallagher

<p>Conflicts over water prevalent in prehistory continue to expand and intensify. Although this natural resource informed our history, it will definitely control our future. Unfortunately, those living in the western United States believe in ...

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