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Threshold of Terror: the Last Hours of the Monarchy in the French Revolution

By: Allen, Rodney

Price: $13.80

Publisher: United Kingdom, Sutton Pub Ltd: 1999

Seller ID: 002860

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 f... View more info

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Over the Edge of the World Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe

By: Bergreen, Laurence

Price: $14.72

Publisher: New York, NY, William Morrow: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004421

The spine ends of the jacket have light wear. ; This is the firt time in nearly half a century that anyone has attempted to narrate the complete story of Magellan's unprecedented circumnavigation of the globe - to tell this truly gripping and profoundly important story of heroism, discovery, and disaster. Magellan's fleet sailed from Seville, Spain to find a water route to the Spice Islands in Indonesia. Most important, though, they were looking for a passageway through ... View more info

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London's Parks & Gardens

By: Billington, Jill

Price: $25.76

Publisher: United Kingdom, Frances Lincoln Ltd: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003166

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 ... View more info

Serpent in the Bosom: the Rise and Fall of Slobodan Milosevic

By: Cohen, Lenard J.

Price: $7.36

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, U. S. A., Westview Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001683

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 inclu... View more info

Old France

By: Coulter, John G.

Price: $55.20

Publisher: Paris, France, Coulter, John G.: 1929

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 003062

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 thos... View more info

Whores of the Devil: Witch-Hunts and Witch-Trials

By: Durschmied, Erik

Price: $14.26

Publisher: United Kingdom, Sutton Pub Ltd: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003003

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 Joa... View more info

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1918: the Year of Victories

By: Evans, Martin Marix

Price: $9.66

Publisher: London, Arcturus Publishing: 2002

Seller ID: 003025

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 exami... View more info

Never Again: the History of the Holocaust

By: Gilbert, Martin

Price: $23.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Universe Publications: 2000

Seller ID: 001449

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 mas... View more info

Nothing is Too Late: the Hunt for a Holocaust Swindler

By: Kalmansohn, Mark E.

Price: $10.12

Publisher: Washington, D. C., Potomac Books Inc: 2004

Edition: First Softcover Edition

Seller ID: 002998

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 ra... View more info

Amalia's Tale: a Poor Peasant, an Ambitious Attorney, and a Fight for Justice

By: Kertzer, David I

Price: $13.80

Publisher: Boston, Houghton Mifflin: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003480

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 call... View more info

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The Age of the Gladiators Savagery & Spectacle in Ancient Rome

By: Matthews, Rupert

Price: $9.20

Publisher: United Kingdom, Capella: 2003

Seller ID: 003420

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. Mea... View more info

The Thieves' Opera

By: Moore, Lucy

Price: $7.82

Publisher: New York, Harcourt, Brace & Company: 2000

Edition: First Harvest Edition

Seller ID: 001262

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 extraordinai... View more info

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The British History: a Photographic History of the Last Hundred Years

By: Moynahan, Brian

Price: $27.60

Publisher: London, England, Endeavour Group: 1997

Seller ID: 002826

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 s... View more info

The Twentieth Train: the True Story of the Ambush of the Death Train to Auschwitz

By: Schreiber, Marion

Price: $12.88

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Grove Press: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002653

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 con... View more info

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While America Watches: Televising the Holocaust

By: Shandler, Jeffrey

Price: $22.08

Publisher: New York, Oxford Univ Press: 1999

Edition: First Softcover Edition

Seller ID: 002871

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 presen... View more info

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An Illustrated Story of Poland

By: Siuchninski, Mateusz; Tarnowski, Stanislav (translated by)

Price: $12.88

Publisher: Warsaw, Poland, Interpress: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003952

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.... View more info

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Tuscany: Art & Architecture

By: Von Der Haegen, Anne Mueller; Strasser, Ruth

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Columbia, New York, U. S. A., Konemann: 2001

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 002471

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 ... View more info