America's First Ladies: A Historical Encyclopedia and Primary Document Collection

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America's First Ladies: A Historical Encyclopedia and Primary Document Collection

America's First Ladies: A Historical Encyclopedia and Primary
Document Collection of the Remarkable Women of the White House

by Nancy Hendricks
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1610698827 | 430 Pages | PDF | 11.2 MB

More than simply serving as America's "hostesses," many of the nation's First Ladies played vital roles in shaping their husband's presidency and serving as political activists in their own right. From Martha Washington to Michelle Obama, their inspiring stories come alive in this handsomely illustrated encyclopedia.

The American Sea : A Natural History of the Gulf of Mexico

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The American Sea : A Natural History of the Gulf of Mexico

The American Sea : A Natural History of the Gulf of Mexico
by Rezneat Milton Darnell
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1623492823 | 585 Pages | PDF | 132 MB

For more than a decade, Rezneat Darnell worked on this major synthesis of what is known about the Gulf of Mexico. His goal: to bring a deeper understanding of “the American Sea” to students, scientists, managers, and educated citizens of the public at large.

Deadly River : Cholera and Cover-Up in Post-Earthquake Haiti

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Deadly River : Cholera and Cover-Up in Post-Earthquake Haiti

Deadly River : Cholera and Cover-Up in Post-Earthquake Haiti
by Ralph R. Frerichs
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1501702300 | 316 Pages | PDF | 3.3 MB

In October 2010, nine months after the massive earthquake that devastated Haiti, a second disaster began to unfold - soon to become the world's largest cholera epidemic in modern times.

The 1959 Yellowstone Earthquake

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The 1959 Yellowstone Earthquake

The 1959 Yellowstone Earthquake
by Larry E. Morris and Lee Whittlesey
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1467119962 | 185 Pages | ePUB | 7.24 MB

Acclaimed historian Larry Morris tells the gripping minute-by-minute saga of the survivors who endured the interminable night, the first responders who risked their lives and the families who waited days and weeks for word of their missing loved ones.

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Comrade Baron : A Journey Through the Vanishing World of the Transylvanian Aristocracy

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Comrade Baron : A Journey Through the Vanishing World of the Transylvanian Aristocracy

Comrade Baron :
A Journey Through the Vanishing World of the Transylvanian Aristocracy

by Jaap Scholten
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1943596026 | 427 Pages | PDF | 7.6 MB

In the darkness of the early morning of 3 March 1949, practically all of the Transylvanian aristocracy were arrested in their beds and loaded into lorries.

The King of Skid Row : John Bacich and the Twilight Years of Old Minneapolis

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The King of Skid Row : John Bacich and the Twilight Years of Old Minneapolis

The King of Skid Row :
John Bacich and the Twilight Years of Old Minneapolis

by James Eli Shiffer
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0816698295 | 192 Pages | PDF | 6.96 MB

The King of Skid Row brings to boozy life the alcohol-sodden, corruption-filled era when Minneapolis’ lost Gateway District harbored flop houses, slop joints, cage hotels, brothels, and raunchy speakeasies filled with B-girls and ‘gandy-dancers.’

The Military Conquest of the Prairie : Native American Resistance, Evasion and Survival

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The Military Conquest of the Prairie : Native American Resistance, Evasion and Survival

The Military Conquest of the Prairie :
Native American Resistance, Evasion and Survival, 1865-1890

by Tore Petersen
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1845198018 | 198 Pages | PDF | 7.22 MB

The Military Conquest of the Prairie is a study on the final wars on the prairie from the Native American perspective.

The Ghosts of Guerrilla Memory : How Bushwhackers Became Gunslingers in the American West

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The Ghosts of Guerrilla Memory : How Bushwhackers Became Gunslingers in the American West

The Ghosts of Guerrilla Memory :
How Bushwhackers Became Gunslingers in the American West

by Matthew Hulbert and Stephen Berry
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0820350028 | 340 Pages | PDF | 2.79 MB

This book chronicles the history of “guerrilla memory,” the collision of the Civil War memory “industry” with the somber realities of irregular warfare in the borderlands of Missouri and Kansas.

Atlantic Bonds : A Nineteenth-Century Odyssey from America to Africa

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Atlantic Bonds : A Nineteenth-Century Odyssey from America to Africa

Atlantic Bonds : A Nineteenth-Century Odyssey from America to Africa
by Lisa A. Lindsay
English | 2017 | ISBN: 1469631121 | 329 Pages | PDF | 4.54 MB

In a tour de force of historical investigation on two continents, Lindsay tells a story of Vaughan's survival, prosperity, and activism against a seemingly endless series of obstacles.

The Danish Slave Trade and Its Abolition

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The Danish Slave Trade and Its Abolition

The Danish Slave Trade and Its Abolition
by Erik Gobel
English | 2016 | ISBN: 9004330275 | 320 Pages | PDF | 8.32 MB

In The Danish Slave Trade and Its Abolition, Erik Gobel offers an account of the well-documented Danish transatlantic slave trade and discusses, in detail, the 1792 decision to abolish it.

The Hammer of the Scots : Edward I and the Scottish Wars of Independence

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The Hammer of the Scots : Edward I and the Scottish Wars of Independence

The Hammer of the Scots : Edward I and the Scottish Wars of Independence
by David Santiuste
English | 2015 | ISBN: 1781590125 | 266 Pages | PDF | 41 MB

In this meticulously researched new history, David Santiuste offers a fresh interpretation of Edward's military career, with a particular focus on his Scottish wars.

Colonized Bodies, Worlds Transformed : Toward A Global Bioarchaeology of Contact

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Colonized Bodies, Worlds Transformed : Toward A Global Bioarchaeology of Contact

Colonized Bodies, Worlds Transformed :
Toward A Global Bioarchaeology of Contact and Colonialism

by Melissa S. Murphy and Haagen D. Klaus
English | 2017 | ISBN: 0813060753 | 479 Pages | PDF | 17.7 MB

Contributors to this volume illustrate previously unknown and variable effects of colonialism by analyzing skeletal remains and burial patterns from never-before-studied regions in the Americas to the Middle East, Africa, and Europe.

Collecting Food, Cultivating People : Subsistence and Society in Central Africa

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Collecting Food, Cultivating People : Subsistence and Society in Central Africa

Collecting Food, Cultivating People : Subsistence and Society in Central Africa
by Kathryn M. de Luna
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0300218532 | 351 Pages | PDF | 19.4 MB

A rich analysis of the complex dynamic between food collection and food production in the farming societies of precolonial south central Africa.

Libation : An Afrikan Ritual of Heritage in the Circle of Life

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Libation : An Afrikan Ritual of Heritage in the Circle of Life

Libation : An Afrikan Ritual of Heritage in the Circle of Life
by Kimani S. K. Nehusi
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0761867104 | 265 Pages | PDF | 3.08 MB

This book concerns the origins, structure, purpose, meaning, and significance of libation, developments and change within the ritual, and its distribution in the Afrikan world.

Landscape and Branding : The Promotion and Production of Place

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Landscape and Branding : The Promotion and Production of Place

Landscape and Branding : The Promotion and Production of Place
by Nicole Porter
English | 2016 | ISBN: 1138843547 | 254 Pages | PDF | 4.2 MB

Landscape and branding explores the way landscape is conceptualised, conceived, represented and designed by professionals in a brand-driven age.