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Amalia's Tale: a Poor Peasant, an Ambitious Attorney, and a Fight for Justice
Kertzer, David I
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The Age of the Gladiators Savagery & Spectacle in Ancient Rome, Matthews, Rupert
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Matthews, Rupert
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Billington, Jill
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1 Allen, Rodney Threshold of Terror: the Last Hours of the Monarchy in the French Revolution
0750920300 / 9780750920308; The French Revolution of 1789 did not set out to end the French monarchy. It aimed to create liberal constitutional government, with the king continuing to be responsible for national administration. This objective was believed to have been attained by the establishment of the Constitution of September, 1791. However, radicals were not satisfied and France's declaration of war against Austria in April 1792 enhanced fears of counter-revolution led by aristocratic emigre forces based in Coblenz. Although the king tried to distance himself from the aristocratic faction, radical politicians agitated increasingly against the monarchy. On the fatal day of August 10, 1792, Louis XVI was abandoned by the constitutionalists, and only the Swiss Guards, reacting autonomously to an impossible situation, made a real effort to protect him. The chain of events following the fall of the king led to the September Massacres, and for 2 years a regime of growing politiical terror led to hundreds of thousands perishing as a result of the guillotine, mass executions, and civil war. The author describes in a detail never before attempted what happened, through a careful analysis of eyewitness accounts, official minutes of institutions, and journalist reports. Many of these witness sources have never been previously published in English. This heart-rending story of human and political tragedy should be required reading for anyone gripped by the drama of the French Revolution. 248 pages including a bibliography and index. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
Sutton Pub Ltd
United Kingdom, 1999, 
Hardcover
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002860; 
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2 Billington, Jill London's Parks & Gardens
0711220395 / 9780711220393; London is among the greenest of cities, with over 67 square miles of parks and gardens. This volume takes the reader on a guided tour of London's green spaces, taking in public squares, community and allotment gardens, riverside walks, front gardens and window boxes - and the many and monumental public parks, from the grand formality of Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens to the wild heathland of Hampstead and the commons. Illustrated with color photos that capture all the diversity of this great city, presenting a fresh viewpoint on the familiar, and crammed with intriguing information, this book is a source of delight and discovery for all Londoners and all visitors to London. Includes index. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Frances Lincoln Ltd
United Kingdom, 2003, First Edition
Hardcover
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Illustrated by Lousada, Sandra; 
003166; 
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3 Cohen, Lenard J. Serpent in the Bosom: the Rise and Fall of Slobodan Milosevic
0813329027 / 9780813329024; The violent disintegration of the former Yugoslavia and the war in Kosovo have highlighted the importance of a detailed understanding of the Balkan region. The political outlook and behavior of the Serbs and Serbian elites has been particularly bewildering to Western citizens and decision-makers. This book provides an analysis of Serbian politics from 1987 to 2000 that centers on an examination of Slobodan Milosevic's rise to power and his pattern of rule up to and including the recent war in Kosovo. Examined is his shrewd admixture of Serbian nationalism and socialism, utilization of the media, and employment of the educational system as a vehicle for political socialization. 438 pages including an extensive index and 32 pages of photographs and drawings. The binding is black cloth; the jacket has some rub marks on the front and back. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Westview Press
Boulder, Colorado, U. S. A., 2000, First Edition
Hardcover
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001683; 
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4 Coulter, John G. Old France
This is a lovely leather-bound volume of a book originally self-published in stiff paper covers. "Old France is an outcome in escorting friends and fellow citizens on motor tours. It seeks to fulfill needs that they expressed. It seeks to supply a basis for increased appreciation and enjoyment of historic sites. It seeks to aid in attaining a mental picture of the history of France as every traveler there comes to desire. Though it has been written primarily for those who expect to travel in France, it may be of some interest even in the absence of such expectations. " Deep brown leather around spine and corners with marbelized paper on front and the inside end papers. Light wear along front hinge, a tiny chip out of the paper on the front, pages lightly tanned at edges. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall.
Coulter, John G.
Paris, France, 1929, First American Edition
Half-Leather
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003062; 
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5 Durschmied, Erik Whores of the Devil: Witch-Hunts and Witch-Trials
0750940077 / 9780750940078; In this fascinating book Erik Durschmied looks into the history of witch delusion and the cruel butchers who hunted and executed so-called witches, from the Middle Ages to modern times. Who where these monsters, those who accused, arrested, judged and condemned without showing consideration or pity? Did they act to uphold faith, or was it for self-protection? Was it out of personal vindictiveness or public recognition? This book begins with the trial and execution of Joan of Arc, The Inquisition, views of Martin Luther and England's Witchfinder General, Matthew Hopkins, the fate of the Salem witches in Massachusetts and newly discovered evidence from the University of Tubingen which shows that the witch-hunt was quite literally revived under the Nazis. This is a passionate investigation of some of the greatest cruelties in history. Includes notes, bibliography, and index. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Sutton Pub Ltd
United Kingdom, 2005, First Edition
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003003; 
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6 Evans, Martin Marix 1918: the Year of Victories
0572028385 / 9780572028381; At the outset of 1918 Germany faced certain defeat as a result of Allied technical innovation in tanks and aircraft, and the American entry into the war. Victory could only be gained by the immediate application of overwhelming force in new tactical form; the 'fire-waltz' artillery barrage and the storm-trooper infantry attack. 1918 considers the plans, hopes and subsequent failures of the great German offensive of the year. Martin Marix Evans presents an evocative examination of a once powerful nation on the brink of defeat, and analyzes, through the useof original research, how the allies managed to achieve military dominance in the final year of the war. Includes index; pictorial cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ; 240 pages
Arcturus Publishing
London, 2002, 
Hardcover
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003025; 
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7 Gilbert, Martin Never Again: the History of the Holocaust
0789304090 / 9780789304094; This book is the culmination of forty years research by Martin Gilbert, on of the world's most eminent historians of the Holocaust. In this illustrated survey he describes Jewish life in Europe before the Holocaust, the rise of Nazism in Germany, the search for safe havens after 1933, and the work of those who helped that search. He documents the spread of German conquests, the expulsion of whole Jewish communities, the establishment of ghettos, the deportations, and mass murder. He looks at individual acts of defiance, at escape, and the revolts in the ghettos and death camps. He writes of the fate of the slave labourers, and of those sent on death marches. He also portrays the Jewish determination to survive, and strength of spirit amid relentless horror. Gilbert's account is rich with narratives of individual experience. Together with the illustrations that he has gathered from many countries and diverse sources, and maps he has prepared specially, they make this work on the Holocaust enlightening, visual and immediate. 192 pages with a bibliography, index of places, and index of people. The jacket has a 1" tear at the spine top, repaired, in an acrylic cover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
Universe Publications
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2000, 
Hardcover
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001449; 
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8 Kalmansohn, Mark E. Nothing is Too Late: the Hunt for a Holocaust Swindler
157488686X / 9781574886863; This is the ongoing mystery of a concentration camp survivor who preyed on his fellow victims. Here the book details the rise and fall of a man of inestimable depravity - Lucian Kozminski, a victim of the Holocaust who swindled fellow survivors and may have even faked his own death while serving out his prison sentence. The author, a former assistant U. S. Attorney, independently undertook a lengthy investigation and pro bono civil action. To this day, he continues to race against time and Kozminski's fading footprints, trying to uncover his assets while trying to track down the thief himself. Includes an index and bibliography; black & white photos, and black remainder mark on bottom.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Potomac Books Inc
Washington, D. C., 2004, First Softcover Edition
Softcover
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002998; 
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9 Kertzer, David I Amalia's Tale: a Poor Peasant, an Ambitious Attorney, and a Fight for Justice
NEW - This quintessential David and Goliath saga tells the story of a wholly unexpected triumph of the poor against the rich and of a crusading city attorney who fought on behalf of an impoverished peasant. Amalia Bagnacavalli, an illiterate young peasant from the mountains near Bologna, is forced by poverty to take in a child from the city's foundling home to wet-nurse. When Amalia contracts syphilis from the sickly and malformed baby given to her, the city fathers callously dismiss her pleas for treatment and restitution. Bewildered and frightened, she seeks out attorney Augusto Barbieri, ambitious and seeking to make a name for himself. He takes up Amalia's cause, fighting the case for years through the Italian court before winning an unprecedented and stunning victory for his by now broken client. 237 pages with index, notes, and sources. 5 3/4" x 8 1/2
Houghton Mifflin
Boston, 2008, First Edition
Hardcover
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003480; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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The Age of the Gladiators Savagery & Spectacle in Ancient Rome, Matthews, Rupert
10 Matthews, Rupert The Age of the Gladiators Savagery & Spectacle in Ancient Rome
1841931853 / 9781841931852; The great spectacles of ancient Rome have become proverbial for their cruelty, bloodlust and glory. In the Arena, the games were savage and brutal. Gladiators fought each other to the death, wild animals were put to fight each other and criminals were executed by barbaric means. Military victories were marked by the Triumphs when generals paraded through the city, the defeated were sacrificed to the gods and food and wine was offered free of charge on a lavish scale. Meanwhile the citizens received free bread to prevent hunger and the riots it could provoke. This book looks at these savage spectacles and traces their development from entertainment to hysterical obsession until their eventual decline and disappearance, and explains how they still have influence on contemporary public life. 240 pages with index; illustrated. 5" x 8" tall
Capella
United Kingdom, 2003, 
Softcover
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003420; 
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11 Moore, Lucy The Thieves' Opera
0156006405 / 9780156006408; Subtitle: The Riveting True Story of 18th-Century London's Most Notorious and Active Criminals. Georgian London, bulging with riches from its overseas colonies, was the epitome of elegance and refinement - and a city of appalling depravity, decadence, and filth. Crime thrived everywhere, from pickpockets and prostitutes to murderous highwaymen. This book is the story of a city on the verge of greatness, and of its two greatest criminals: Jonathan Wild, thief extraordinaire, and Jack Sheppard, gambler and whoremonger. Lucy Moore's riveting account of crime and punishment in eighteenth-century London paints a vivid portrait of an era, a place, and characters confounding the modern imagination. 304 pages including bibliography, notes, and index. Illustrated. Inside front flap is a book plate with the prior owners name in ink. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Harcourt, Brace & Company
New York, 2000, First Harvest Edition
Softcover
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001262; 
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12 Moynahan, Brian The British History: a Photographic History of the Last Hundred Years
1873913117 / 9781873913116; The British Century opens with Queen Victoria on the throne of a stern and imperious nation, a bastion of morality and the stiff upper lip. One in four of all living people were her subjects. It closes with Britain's transformation from global superpower to global entertainer, a place of rock stars and royal soap opera, Oscar winners and best-selling writers, the only serious challenger to the American hold on pop culture. An intimate picture is built of the remarkable settings in which the British have found themselves over the past 100 years. After the cataclysm of the Great War, the hunger marches of the Depression, came the bright-young-things of the 1920s and a literary outburst that ranges from Bloomsbury and Evelyn Waugh to George Orwell. Many of the magnificent photographs in this book, culled from private and public collections, are seen here for the first time. Together with the incisive text, they bring alive the history of a nation which has profoundly influenced the world beyond the British islands. 304 pages including a bibliography and index. Fully illustrated in black & white, the well-researched text discusses the photographs and the period in which they were taken. The binding is cloth. This is an oversized book, weighing > four pounds. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.
Endeavour Group
London, England, 1997, 
Hardcover
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002826; 
Price: 27.60 USD
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13 Schreiber, Marion The Twentieth Train: the True Story of the Ambush of the Death Train to Auschwitz
080211766X / 9780802117663; Marion Schreiber's gripping account of the only Nazi death train in World War II to be ambushed draws on private documents, photographs, archive material, and police reports, as well as original research, including interviews with the surviving escapees. The Twentieth Train creates a vivid, moving portrait of heroism under impossible circumstances. Three lone men freed 17 men and women from the train before the German guards opened fire. Miraculously, by the time the convoy had reached the German border another 225 prisoners had escaped unharmed and found shelter with the locals. In a testament to the solidarity of the Belgians, none of the escapees were betrayed. Yet, the three young rescuers shared a different fate, ending for them in concentration camps. Includes 8 pages of illustrations, bibliography, and a detailed list of the deportees. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Grove Press
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2004, First Edition
Hardcover
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002653; 
Price: 12.88 USD
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14 Shandler, Jeffrey While America Watches: Televising the Holocaust
0195139291 / 9780195139297; The Holocaust holds a unique place in American public culture and, as the author demonstrates, television has played a strategic role in establishing the Holocaust as a powerful moral paradigm in the United States. Shandler's analysis starts with wartime newsreels of liberated concentration camps, showing how they established viewing the evidence of genocide as a morally galvanizing act. He then moves through five decades of American television, exploring its many presentations of the Holocaust, including such international landmarks as the coverage of the Eichmann trial in 1961 and the 1978 Holocaust miniseries. Here, too, are lesser known examples: original drama telecasts live during the early postwar years, episodes of popular entertainment series such as All in the Family and Star Trek, as well as several decades of documentaries, newscasts, and even advertisements. By tracing the course of Holocaust television of the past half century, this book reveals how Americans have come to embrace this subject as a model for responding to other moral crises, from domestic racial strife to "ethnic cleansing" operations in Bosnia. 316 pages including endnotes and an index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Oxford Univ Press
New York, 1999, First Softcover Edition
Softcover
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Illustrated by Photographs; 
002871; 
Price: 22.08 USD
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An Illustrated Story of Poland, Siuchninski, Mateusz; Tarnowski, Stanislav (translated by)
15 Siuchninski, Mateusz; Tarnowski, Stanislav (translated by) An Illustrated Story of Poland
This history of Poland begins in the second Millennium, B. C. With an engaging writing style, the author brings the people, lands, tribes, and leaders to life. Maps are included, and the illustrations are mostly in color. Includes a detailed table of contents. The binding is red with a blind stamp of the Jagiellon eagle. The front and back boards are a bit warped with the ends sloping out. The jacket has wear at the spine ends and corners, with repaired tears at the top. The price on the back is penned out.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Interpress
Warsaw, Poland, 1979, First Edition
Hardcover
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Illustrated by Wilkon, Jozef; 
003952; 
Price: 12.88 USD
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Tuscany: Art & Architecture, Von Der Haegen, Anne Mueller; Strasser, Ruth
16 Von Der Haegen, Anne Mueller; Strasser, Ruth Tuscany: Art & Architecture
3829026528 / 9783829026529; This is a delightful book that you can pack in your carry-on as you're heading to Italy. The landscapes and wealth of cultural treasures including churches, monasteries and palaces that dominate the heart of historic cities are detailed in the book. Tuscany was home to Giotto, Botticelli, and Michelangelo. You will find exquisite wines and a vigorous modern cultural life. This art travel guide provides a combination of practical orientation for travelers, and includes a comprehensive guide to all major places of interest. This practical and beautiful guide includes a glossary and an index of places. If you're an armchair traveler this will get you to Tuscany in style; if you plan to travel to that area, this is the only guide to the sights you'll need. Includes street maps. ; 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall
Konemann
Columbia, New York, U. S. A., 2001, Second Printing
Hardcover
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Illustrated by Photographs and Maps; 
002471; 
Price: 23.00 USD
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