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Book Cover: Printer's Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History

Printer's Error: Irreverent Stories from Book History

Author: Rebecca Romney

ISBN: 9780062412317

A funny and entertaining history of printed books as told through absurd moments in the lives of authors and printers, collected by television's favorite rare-book expert from HISTORY's hit series Pawn Stars.Since the Gutenberg Bible first went on sale in 1455, printing has been viewed as one of the highest...

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Book Cover: Operation Columba--The Secret Pigeon Service: The Untold Story of World War II Resistance in Europe

Operation Columba--The Secret Pigeon Service: The Untold Story of World War II Resistance in Europe

Author: GORDON CORERA

ISBN: 9780062667076

The fascinating, untold story of how British intelligence secretly used homing pigeons as part of a clandestine espionage operation to gather information, communicate, and coordinate with members of the Resistance to defeat the Nazis in occupied Europe during World War II.Between 1941 and 1944, British intelligence dropped sixteen thousand homing...

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Book Cover: Elizabeth I and Her Circle

Elizabeth I and Her Circle

Author: Susan Doran

ISBN: 9780199574957

This is the story of Elizabeth I's inner circle and the crucial human relationships which lay at the heart of her personal and political life. Using a wide range of original sources - including private letters, portraits, verse, drama, and state papers - Susan Doran provides a vivid and often...

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Book Cover: Enduring Truths: Sojourner's Shadows and Substance

Enduring Truths: Sojourner's Shadows and Substance

Author: Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby

ISBN: 9780226192130

Runaway slave Sojourner Truth gained fame in the nineteenth century as an abolitionist, feminist, and orator and earned a living partly by selling photographic carte de visite portraits of herself at lectures and by mail. Cartes de visite, similar in format to calling cards, were relatively inexpensive collectibles that quickly...

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Book Cover: Blood royal : a true tale of crime and detection in medieval Paris

Blood royal : a true tale of crime and detection in medieval Paris

Author: Eric Jager

ISBN: 9780316251051

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Book Cover: As Good As Dead: The Daring Escape of American POWs From a Japanese Death Camp

As Good As Dead: The Daring Escape of American POWs From a Japanese Death Camp

Author: Stephen L Moore

ISBN: 9780399583551

The heroic story of eleven American POWs who defied certain death in World War II - As Good as Dead is an unforgettable account of the Palawan Massacre survivors and their daring escape. In late 1944, the Allies invaded the Japanese-held Philippines, and soon the end of the Pacific War...

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Book Cover: The Pope Who Would Be King: The Exile of Pius IX and the Emergence of Modern Europe

The Pope Who Would Be King: The Exile of Pius IX and the Emergence of Modern Europe

Author: DAVID I KERTZER

ISBN: 9780812989915

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Pope and Mussolini takes on a pivotal, untold story: the bloody revolution that stripped the pope of political power and signaled the birth of modern Europe. Days after the assassination of his prime minister in the middle of Rome in November 1848, Pope Pius...

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Book Cover: Red Nile: A Biography of the World's Greatest River

Red Nile: A Biography of the World's Greatest River

Author: Robert Twigger

ISBN: 9781250052339

From religion, to language, to the stories rooted in our faith and history books, the Nile River has proven to be a constant fixture in mankind’s tales. In this dazzling, idiosyncratic journey from ancient times to the Arab Spring, Red Nile navigates a meandering course through the history of the world’s...

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Book Cover: Shotguns and Stagecoaches: The Brave Men Who Rode for Wells Fargo in the Wild West

Shotguns and Stagecoaches: The Brave Men Who Rode for Wells Fargo in the Wild West

Author: John Boessenecker

ISBN: 9781250184887

The true stories of the Wild West heroes who guarded the iconic Wells Fargo stagecoaches and trains, battling colorful thieves, vicious highwaymen, and robbers armed with explosives.The phrase "riding shotgun" was no teenage game to the men who guarded stagecoaches and trains the Western frontier. Armed with sawed-off, double-barreled shotguns...

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Book Cover: Smithsonian: History of the World Map by Map

Smithsonian: History of the World Map by Map

Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

ISBN: 9781465475855

More than 140 detailed maps tell the story of pivotal episodes in world history, from the first human migrations out of Africa to the space race.Custom regional and global maps present the history of the world in action, charting how events traced patterns on land and ocean--patterns of exploration, discovery...

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Book Cover: Custer: The Making of a Young General

Custer: The Making of a Young General

Author: Edward G. Longacre

ISBN: 9781510733190

The name George Armstrong Custer looms large in American history, specifically for his leadership in the American Indian Wars and unfortunate fall at the Battle of Little Bighorn. But before his time in the West, Custer began his career fighting for the Union in the Civil War. In Custer: The...

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Book Cover: City of Light: The Making of Modern Paris

City of Light: The Making of Modern Paris

Author: Rupert Christiansen

ISBN: 9781541673397

A sparkling account of the nineteenth-century reinvention of Paris as the most beautiful, exciting city in the world In 1853, French emperor Louis Napoleon inaugurated a vast and ambitious program of public works in Paris, directed by Georges-Eug?ne Haussmann, the prefect of the Seine. Haussmann transformed the old medieval city...

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Book Cover: Midcentury Christmas: Holiday Fads, Fancies, and Fun from 1945 to 1970

Midcentury Christmas: Holiday Fads, Fancies, and Fun from 1945 to 1970

Author: Sarah Archer

ISBN: 9781581574029

A celebration of Christmas in the 1950s and '60sMidcentury America was a wonderland of department stores, suburban cul-de-sacs, and Tupperware parties. Every kid on the block had to have the latest cool toy, be it an Easy Bake Oven for pretend baking, a rocket ship for pretend space travel, or...

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Book Cover: The Last Laker, FInding a Wreck Lost in the Great Lakes' Deadliest Storm

The Last Laker, FInding a Wreck Lost in the Great Lakes' Deadliest Storm

Author: Frederick Stonehouse

ISBN: 9781938229237

In the storm known as the White Hurricane caused the greatest loss of life and vessels on the Great Lakes to date The SS Henry B Smith sank into Lake Superior without a trace and thus spent decades as a veritable Holy Grail for wreck divers Stonehouse illuminates that terrible...

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