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In the Land of White Death: An Epic Story of Survival in the Siberian Arctic

By: Albanov, Valerian; Roberts, David [Introduction]; Krakauer, Jon [Preface]; Anderson, Alison [Translator];

Price: $16.25

Publisher: Modern Library: 2000-10-17

Seller ID: 9780679783619


In 1912, six months after Robert Falcon Scott and four of his men came to grief in Antarctica, a thirty-two-year-old Russian navigator named Valerian Albanov embarked on an expedition that would prove even more disastrous. In search of new Arctic hunting grounds, Albanov's ship, the Saint Anna, was frozen fast in the pack ice of the treacherous Kara Sea-a misfortune grievously compounded by an incompetent commander, the absence of crucial nautical charts, insufficient fu... View more info

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Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $27.89

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2001-06-01

Seller ID: 9780743216388


They came together, citizen soldiers, in the summer of 1942, drawn to Airborne by the $50 monthly bonus and a desire to be better than the other guy. And at its peak -- in Holland and the Ardennes -- Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Divison, U.S. Army, was as good a rifle company as any in the world. From the rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to the disbanding in 1945, Stephen Ambrose tells the story of this remarkable company. In c... View more info

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Pegasus Bridge: June 6, 1944

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $14.46

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1988-11-15

Seller ID: 9780671671563


In the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, a small detachment of British airborne troops stormed the German defense forces and paved the way for the Allied invasion of Europe. Pegasus Bridge was the first engagement of D-Day, the turning point of World War II. This gripping account of it by acclaimed author Stephen Ambrose brings to life a daring mission so crucial that, had it been unsuccessful, the entire Normandy invasion might have failed. Ambrose traces each step o... View more info

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D Day: June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $18.92

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1995-06-01

Seller ID: 9780684801377


Stephen E. Ambrose draws from more than 1,400 interviews with American, British, Canadian, French, and German veterans to create the preeminent chronicle of the most important day in the twentieth century. Ambrose reveals how the original plans for the invasion were abandoned, and how ordinary soldiers and officers acted on their own initiative. "D-Day" is above all the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their existence, when the horrors, complexities... View more info

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The Cultural Creatives: How 50 Million People Are Changing the World

By: Anderson, Sherry Ruth; Ray Ph.D., Paul H.

Price: $16.25

Publisher: Broadway Books: 2001-10-02

Seller ID: 9780609808450


In this landmark book, sociologist Paul H. Ray and phsychologst Sherry Ruth Anderson draw upon thirteen years of survey research studies on more than 100,000 Americans, plus more than 100 focus groups and dozens of in-depth interviews. They reveal who the Cultural Creatives are and the fascinating story of their emergence over the last generation, using vivid examples and engaging personal stories to describe their distinctive values and lifestyles.What makes the appe... View more info

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Tufts University (MA) (College History Series)

By: Anne Sauer

Price: $20.72

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing: 2001-07-29

Seller ID: 9780738508535


Tufts College was founded in 1852 as a liberal arts college by a group of Universalists committed to creating a nonsectarian institution of higher education. From its first year with four faculty, seven students, and one building, Tufts University has grown to include four campuses, seven schools, and more than eight thousand students. In the one hundred fifty years since its founding, Tufts has maintained its commitment to teaching, learning, and research, providing a p... View more info

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Standard Paper Money Catalogue: Including Colonial and Continental Notes, Old Bank Bills, Issues by Merchants, Corporations, Etc., Confederate Bills, and U.S. Fractional Currency

By: Anonymous

Price: $19.99

Publisher: USA, Nabu Press: 2010

Seller ID: 9781144065025


This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciat... View more info

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Standard Paper Money Catalogue: Including Colonial and Continental Notes, Old Bank Bills, Issues by Merchants, Corporations, Etc., Confederate Bills, and U.S. Fractional Currency

By: Anonymous

Price: $19.99

Publisher: USA, Nabu Press: 2014

Seller ID: 9781293804742


This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciat... View more info

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Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How it Changed America

By: Barry, John M.

Price: $18.93

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 1998-04-02

Seller ID: 9780684840024


An American epic of science, politics, race, honor, high society, and the Mississippi River, "Rising Tide" tells the riveting and nearly forgotten story of the greatest natural disaster this country has ever known -- the Mississippi flood of 1927. The river inundated the homes of nearly one million people, helped elect Huey Long governor and made Herbert Hoover president, drove hundreds of thousands of blacks north, and transformed American society and politics forever. ... View more info

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A History of the Holocaust (Single Title Social Studies)

By: Bauer, Yehuda; Keren, Nili

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Franklin Watts: 2002-09-01

Seller ID: 9780531155769


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Military Power: Explaining Victory and Defeat in Modern Battle

By: Biddle, Stephen

Price: $48.17

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 2006-07-23

Seller ID: 9780691128023


In war, do mass and materiel matter most? Will states with the largest, best equipped, information-technology-rich militaries invariably win? The prevailing answer today among both scholars and policymakers is yes. But this is to overlook force employment, or the doctrine and tactics by which materiel is actually used. In a landmark reconception of battle and war, this book provides a systematic account of how force employment interacts with materiel to produce real c... View more info

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Major Problems in American Business History: Documents and Essays (Major Problems in American History Series)

By: Blaszczyk, Regina Lee; Scranton, Philip B.

Price: $162.54

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing: 2005-09-29

Seller ID: 9780618044269


Designed to encourage critical thinking, the Major Problems in American History series introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in U.S. history. The central theme of this volume asserts that the history of business is inexorably linked to politics and culture. The authors explore specific issues, including foreign policy, race and ethnicity, gender, religion, work, leisure, and technological innovation, as well as high and low... View more info

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The Sibling Society: An Impassioned Call for the Rediscovery of Adulthood

By: Bly, Robert

Price: $16.25

Publisher: Vintage: 1997-05-27

Seller ID: 9780679781288


Where have all the grownups gone? In answering that question with the same freewheeling erudition and intuitive brilliance that made Iron John a national bestseller, poet, storyteller and translator Robert Bly tells us that we live in a "sibling society, " in which adults have regressed into adolescence and adolescents refuse to grow up. View more info

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The End Of Reform: New Deal Liberalism in Recession and War

By: Brinkley, Alan

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Vintage: 1996-01-30

Seller ID: 9780679753148


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Inventing the Middle Ages

By: Cantor, Norman F.

Price: $16.23

Publisher: Harper Perennial: 1993-02-26

Seller ID: 9780688123024


INVENTING THE MIDDLE AGESThe Lives, Works, and Ideas of the Great Medievalists of the Twentieth CenturyIn this ground-breaking work, Norman Cantor explains how our current notion of the Middle Ages-with its vivid images of wars, tournaments, plagues, saints and kings, knights and ladies-was born in the twentieth century. The medieval world was not simply excavated through systematic research. It had to be conceptually created: It had to be invented, and this is ... View more info