History

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NELSON'S SPYGLASS: 101 CURIOUS OBJECTS FROM BRITISH HISTORY

Written by Campbell, Sophie
Nelson's spyglass, Florence Nightingale's shoes, Anne Boleyn's portrait of Henry VIII, Shakespeare's signature on a deed. This book contains 101 curious items, each with an extraordinary story to tell.
April 1, 2017 | Hardcover | History Press | 160 Pages |
$23.95
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IN BED WITH THE ROMANS

Written by Chrystal, Paul
One way or another the Romans spent quite a lot of time in bed, in between conquering and civilising the known world. The men were intent on demonstrating their power and virility; the women were busy conceiving, delivering and raising as many children as possible, in order to keep Rome topped up with soldiers, politicians and workers.
May 15, 2017 | Paperback | Amberley Publishing | 288 Pages |
$14.95
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GUNPOWDER PLOT

Written by Haynes, Alan
Alan Haynes's probing analysis offers the clearest, most balanced view yet of often conflicting evidence regarding what happened November 5th, as he disentangles the threads of disharmony, intrigue, betrayal, terror and retribution.
April 1, 2017 | Paperback | History Press | 188 Pages |
$14.95
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MAYA GODS AND MONSTERS: SUPERNATURAL STORIES FROM THE UNDERWORLD AND BEYOND

Written by Karasik, Carol
Through captivating stories and lush illustrations, this book draws on ancient myth and lore of the Maya people and gives life to wild and quirky gods, magical monsters, and strange creatures. Fiery characters such as the Lords of the Underworld, Water Lily Jaguar, and the Horrible White Bone Centipede reveal Maya creation myths from centuries ago.
April 1, 2017 | Paperback | Thrums, LLC | 128 Pages |
$16.95
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AMERICAN SLAVE COAST: A HISTORY OF THE SLAVE-BREEDING INDUSTRY

Written by Sublette, Constance
The American Slave Coast tells the horrific story of how the slavery business in the United States made the reproductive labor of "breeding women" essential to the expansion of the nation. The book shows how slaves' children, and their children's children, were human savings accounts that were the basis of money and credit.
April 1, 2017 | Paperback | Lawrence Hill Books | 752 Pages |
$21.99
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PIRATE WOMEN: THE PRINCESSES, PROSTITUTES, AND PRIVATEERS WHO RULED THE SEVEN SEAS

Written by Duncombe, Laura Sook
In the first-ever Seven Seas history of the world's female buccaneers, Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas tells the story of women, both real and legendary, who through the ages sailed alongside--and sometimes in command of--their male counterparts. These women came from all walks of life but had one thing in common: a desire for freedom.
April 1, 2017 | Hardcover | Chicago Review Press | 264 Pages |
$26.99
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SPAIN IN OUR HEARTS: AMERICANS IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR, 1936-1939

Written by Hochschild, Adam
A New York Times Bestseller
March 7, 2017 | Paperback | Mariner Books | 480 Pages |
$15.99
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NEW YORK TIMES BOOK OF CRIME: MORE THAN 166 YEARS OF COVERING THE BEAT

From the archives of The New York Times, 165 years of the most notorious real-life crimes.
March 14, 2017 | Hardcover | Sterling | 416 Pages |
$26.95
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TWILIGHT OF THE BELLE EPOQUE: THE PARIS OF PICASSO, STRAVINSKY, PROUST, RENAULT, MARIE CURIE, GERTRUDE STEIN, AND THEIR FRIENDS THROUGH THE GREAT WA

Written by McAuliffe, Mary
Mary McAuliffe's Dawn of the Belle Epoque took the reader from the multiple disasters of 1870-1871 through the extraordinary re-emergence of Paris as the cultural center of the Western world.
March 28, 2017 | Paperback | Rowman & Littlefield Publishers | 432 Pages |
$19.95
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ISIS: A HISTORY

Written by Gerges, Fawaz A
An authoritative introduction to ISIS, from a leading authority on jihadism The Islamic State has stunned the world with its savagery, destructiveness, and military and recruiting successes. What explains the rise of ISIS and what does it portend for the future of the Middle East?
March 14, 2017 | Paperback | Princeton University Press | 392 Pages |
$17.95

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