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"Unsinkable" the Full Story of the RMS Titanic

By: Butler, Daniel Allen

Price: $11.04

Publisher: Mechanicsburg, PA, Stackpole Books: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003727

ISBN: 081171814X

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


No other ship in history has attracted so much attention, stirred up so much powerful emotion, or accumulated so many legends and myths as the Titanic. This volume is a fresh look at this incredible story, one that centers on the people who built the ship, crewed her, and sailed on her. It follows the great ship through her path toward disaster, slowly sinking in the North Atlantic on April 14, 1912. The story doesn't end there; the high drama of the U. S. Senate investigation and the British Royal Board of Trade inquiry is included, along with the "mystery ship" Californian, whose off... 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

ISBN: 0572028385

Condition: New in New dust jacket


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 ma... View more info

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A Higher Form of Killing : the Secret Story of Gas and Germ Warfare

By: Paxman, Jeremy; Harris, Robert

Price: $20.24

Publisher: New York, NY, Hill And Wang: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002001

ISBN: 080905471X

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


This book begins with the First World War, when poison gas killed or maimed one and a half million men in the mud of Flanders. It tells of the Japanese use of mustard gas and biological weapons in the 1930s, the Nazis' discovery of nerve gas in 1937, and the huge arsenal of chemical weapons which Hitler, who used gas to kill millions in concentration camps, several times came close to using in battle. It tells of horrifying secret experiments with anthrax in the 1940s, the development of the plague bacillus, and futuristic attempts to tinker with the genetic code. The horrors of biological bom... View more info

A Pictorial History of Crime

By: Symons, Julian

Price: $8.74

Publisher: New York, Bonanza Books: 1966

Edition: Seventh Printing

Seller ID: 003369

Condition: Very Good


This well-written volume covers crime up to 1900, the first half of the 20th century, and the second half of the 1900s up to The Great Train Robbery. Crimes in the United States, Great Britain, and Europe are detailed here with plenty of drawings and photographs. In both halves of the 20th century are crimes entitled "Great Cases of the Period. " 288 pages with bibliography and index. Light wear at the spine ends, and one corner is lightly bumped. 8 1/2" x 11" high View more info

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A Place in the Rain Forest: Settling the Costa Rican Frontier

By: Cole-Christensen, Darryl

Price: $9.20

Publisher: Austin, Texas, U. S. A., Univ Of Texas Press: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002893

ISBN: 0292711913

Condition: New with no dust jacket


In the 1950s, Darryl Cole-Christensen and his family were among the first settlers of the Coto Brus, an almost impenetrable, mountainous rain forest region of south-eastern Costa Rica. In this evocative book, he captures the elemental struggles and rewards of settling a new frontier - an experience forever closed to most people in Western, urbanized society. With the perspective of more than 40 years' residence in the Coto Brus, the author ably describes both the settlers' dreams of bringing civilization and progress to the rain forest and the sweeping and irreversible changes they caused thro... View more info

Abortion Politics: Mutiny in the Ranks of the Right

By: McKeegan, Michele

Price: $7.36

Publisher: New York, Free Press: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002427

ISBN: 0029205336

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


With the continuing prospect that Roe v. Wade may be overturned, the war in our society over reproductive rights is continuing to gain momentum. The author provides a lively and dramatic account of how abortion first became a political issue, beginning in the early 1970s when a disaffected group of young Republican party strategists had the idea of trying to forge a new conservative coalition out of previously disparate single-issue constituencies. They scored numerous successes. President Reagan made numerous appointments from the ranks of the New Right, and while he declined to press such fa... View more info

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Across the Sabbath River: in Search of a Lost Tribe of Israel

By: Halken, Hillel

Price: $8.74

Publisher: New York, Houghton Mifflin Company: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001326

ISBN: 0618029982

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Across the Sabbath River is a beautifully written, brilliantly researched book, and a very elegant detective story. The crime involved is 2, 700 years old: The disappearance of the Lost Tribes of Israel, whose fate has been shrouded in mystery. I wholeheartedly recommend this book - it's both entertaining and an important work of biblical scholarship that will haunt the imagination long after the last page has been turned. " - Robert Littell, author of The Company and The Defection of A. J. Lewinter 394 pages, including 8 pages of photographs, notes, bibliography, and glossary. The jacket ... 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

Condition: New in New dust jacket


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, am... View more info

American Century

By: Walker, Martin

Price: $8.28

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Chatto & Windus: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001675

ISBN: 0701167998

Condition: New in Near Fine dust jacket


This remarkable and innovative history of twentieth-century America follows the trajectories of some of those who have made it the extraordinary nation it is today. The scope of Makers of the American Century reaches from the beginnings of America's global presence, in the Spanish-American war of 1898, to the dominance, at the end of the twentieth century, of its military force, economic systems, culture and complex, contradictory values. Yet this emergence onto the world stage would not have occurred but for the achievements of the preeminent individuals depicted in this fascinating study. Mo... View more info

An Illustrated Guide to the Lost Symbol

By: Weber, John (edited by)

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, Pocket Books: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004238

ISBN: No

Condition: New


Rich in world history and political power, veiled in secrecy, and rife with rituals and arcane symbols - from art and architecture to the images that adorn our currency - the Freemasons arose from ambiguous origins centuries ago to play a major role in drafting the initial documents of the United States, and in constructing the landscape of Washington, D. C. These are the foundations of Dan Brown's 'The Lost Symbol, ' and can be followed mystery by mystery, fact by fact, location by location. The back lower corner has a wrinkle in it, encompassing about 1/3 of the pages.; Octavo (standard book... 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

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


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 View more info

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Ancient Egypt

By: Silverman, David P.

Price: $14.72

Publisher: New York, Oxford Univ Pr: 1997

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 001940

ISBN: 0195212703

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Egyptologist David P. Silverman and a team of leading scholars explore the cultural wealth of this civilization through intriguing and authoritative essays based on the latest theories and discoveries. Illustrated with more than 200 color photographs, maps, and charts, Ancient Egypt illuminates the vivid and powerful symbolic images of this culture - from pyramids and temples to priests and ritual; from hieroglyphic writing to daily life by the Nile; and from temple carvings to the famous cult of the dead. Shown are the routines of daily life in royal, elite, and priestly circles, as well as a... View more info

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At the Entrance to the Garden of Eden: a Jew's Search for God with Christians and Muslims in the Holy Land

By: Klein Halevi, Yossi; Halevi, Yossi Klein

Price: $8.28

Publisher: Scranton, Pennsylvania, U. S. A., William Morrow & Company: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001602

ISBN: 0688169082

Condition: New in New dust jacket


While religion has fueled the violent conflict plaguing the Middle East, Yossi Klein Halevi wondered whether it could be a source of unity as well. To find the answer, he began a two-year exploration of the devotional life of Christianity and Islam. He followed their holiday cycles, befriended Christian monastics and Islamic mystics, and joined them in prayer in monasteries and mosques - searching for wisdom and holiness in places that are usually off-limits to outsiders of other faiths. In this gripping work, Halevi candidly reveals how he fought to resolve his own fears and anger as a Jew an... View more info

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Beasts in Heraldry

By: Brooke-Little, J. P. (Rickmond Herald Of Arms)

Price: $25.76

Publisher: Brattleboro, Vermont, The Stephen Greene Press: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003932

ISBN: 0828902135

Condition: Fine with No dust jacket as issued


Heraldry is like a vast castle full of myriad secrets and interests, pleasures and distractions. Mary Angel has discovered and highlighted one of these in the most enchanting way. This is not only a book on heraldry; the coats shown are not actual, even though they are heraldically correct. Instead, this is a collection of delicate, romantic pictures devised and designed in such a way as to relate the creatures of nature to those of heraldry. This volume is valuable, as symbolic forms used in armour are too often studied in isolation. This is a new and interesting approach; it is also a beauti... View more info

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Beyond Stonehenge

By: Hawkins, Gerald S.

Price: $11.96

Publisher: New York, Harper & Row Publishers: 1973

Seller ID: 004544

ISBN: 0060117869

Condition: Fine in Good dust jacket


The book begins with information on the astro-archeological work done at Stonehenge itself. He makes a study of the enormous ancient drawings in the Peruvian desert, the Nasca lines that can be appreciated only from the air. Hawkins and his associates explore Machu Picchu and its temple. The activities of the mound builders of the United States are explored, some of which are oriented toward the sun. He looks at Mayan ruins in Central America, makes astro-surveys of the temple of Karnak and the temple of Amon-Ra where the pharaoh made his sun observations. Other temples are also reviewed. His ... View more info

Bolivia - a Land Divided

By: Osborne, Harold

Price: $7.36

Publisher: London, Oxford Press: 1965

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003489

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


This book is one of a series of studies of the Latin American republics which are designed to give a concise but comprehensive picture of the political, social, and economic conditions in those countries for the benefit of the non-specialist reader and student. Bolivia is not an easy country to know. Its affairs have attracted little public attention now or at any time, and to many people it is no ore than a name. The internal history has been turbulent and explosive. But as this is likely to hold little interest for the general readers, only so much has been said as is necessary for an unders... View more info

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Boom! Talking about the Sixties

By: Brokow, Tom

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4352

ISBN: 0812975111

Condition: Fine


Tom Brokaw, one of America's premier journalists talks with a wide range of people to give us an epic portrait of the tumultuous Sixties. The voices and stories of both famous people and ordinary citizens come together in a "virtual reunion" as Brokaw takes us on a memorable journey through a remarkable time. A DVD excerpt from the HISTORY™ special 1968 with Tom Brokaw, is included. The front bottom corner is bent up a bit. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 662 pages View more info

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Boom! Talking about the Sixties

By: Brokow, Tom

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004352

ISBN: 0812975111

Condition: Fine


Tom Brokaw, one of America's premier journalists talks with a wide range of people to give us an epic portrait of the tumultuous Sixties. The voices and stories of both famous people and ordinary citizens come together in a "virtual reunion" as Brokaw takes us on a memorable journey through a remarkable time. A DVD excerpt from the HISTORY™ special 1968 with Tom Brokaw, is included. The front bottom corner is bent up a bit. ; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 662 pages View more info

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Born Jewish: a Childhood in Occupied Europe

By: Liebman, Marcel; Rose, Jacqueline (Introduction by)

Price: $12.88

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Verso Books: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003754

ISBN: 1844670392

Condition: New in New dust jacket


The story Libman tells is of his family's struggle to survive in the face of persecution, terror, and constant evasion, is an existence observed with acuity, humor and lyricism. This memoir is the account of his childhood in Brussels under the Nazi occupation and explores the emergence of his class-consciousness against a background of resistance and collaboration. He documents the internal class war that has long been hidden from history - how the Nazi persecution exploited class distinctions within the Jewish community, and how certain Jewish notables collaborated in a systematic program of ... View more info

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Breaking the Spell: Religion As a Natural Phenomenon

By: Dennett, Daniel C.

Price: $15.64

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Viking Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002790

ISBN: 067003472X

Condition: New in New dust jacket


For many people around the world - perhaps most people - there is nothing more important than religion. It has comforted them in their suffering, become an integral part of their marriages and child rearing, and encouraged group cooperation to achieve ends both magnificient and terrible. In this daring and important new book, the author seeks to uncover the origins of this remarkable family of phenomena that means so much to so many people, and to discuss why - and how - they have commanded allegiance, become so potent, and shaped so many lives so strongly. In a spirited argument that ranges w... View more info

Bull Cook and Authentic Historical Recipes and Practices

By: Herter, George Leonard; Herter, Berthe E.

Price: $29.44

Publisher: Waseca, MN, Herters, Inc.: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004495

Condition: As New


Gold boards make this book stand out. Filled with interesting recipes, included with most is a history of where and how the recipe came to be. It starts with Hickok steak, named after Wild Bill HIckok, for whom there is a short biography. Near the end is a wonderful section on recipes from our Pilgrim Fathers. Some writings are short, some longer, but all end with at least one recipe, except for the last few pages which are words of wisdome, such as how to make cigarette smoking safer. A great book even if you don't like to cook. Index included, well-illustrated. ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8"... View more info

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C-7 Caribou in Action

By: Mutza, Wayne

Price: $10.12

Publisher: Carrollton, TX, Squadron/Signal Publications: 1993

Edition: Unknown; Unknown

Seller ID: 004458

ISBN: 0897472926

Condition: Near Fine


Minor crease at the top back and small bend (1") near the bottom back. ; Photographs and diagrams are the primary feature of this publication; however, it does have a significant section on Vietnam operations and Air Force operations. It also includes a double-page set of illustrations of this aircraft in different arenas, some in color. ; Aircraft; Vol. 132; B&W and Color Photos and Drawings; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 50 pages View more info

Chaste Passions: Medieval English Virgin Martyr Legends

By: Winstead, Karen A. (editor and translator)

Price: $41.40

Publisher: Ithaca, New York, U. S. A., Cornell Univ Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002308

ISBN: 0801435692

Condition: New with no dust jacket


NEW - (From the Introduction) Many readers of this book no doubt grew up hearing stories about the saints. To me, the most arresting were those of the girls, some scarcely older than I was, who became virgin martyrs by suffering excruciating tortures to safeguard their "purity. " The proportion of legends with unusual plots is higher in this collection than it was in English anthologies. Most Middle English virgin martyr legends compactly narrate the universal story of the saints suffering and martyrdom. I am catering to the modern reader's taste for diversity. In doing so, I am partic... View more info

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Cruel Fate: One Man's Triumph over Injustice

By: Callaghan, Hugh; Mulready, Sally

Price: $13.34

Publisher: Amherst, MA, Univ Of Massachusetts Pr: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003597

ISBN: 0870239872

Condition: New


This is a testament from one of the Birmingham Six. Hugh Callaghan was released from prison in March 1991 after spending 16 years in British jails as the result of an appalling miscarriage of justice. This book is a personal account of his life, the strange circumstances that saw him arrested and charged as an IRA bomber after the Birmingham pub massacre of November, 1974, and his survival through the years spent in various prisons. First printed in Ireland and now available in the U. S. , a new epilogue has been added in which Callaghan reflects on his experiences since regaining his freedom.... View more info

Death on the Black Sea the Untold Story of the Struma and World War II's Holocaust At Sea

By: Frantz, Douglas; Collins, Catherine

Price: $11.04

Publisher: New York, Ecco Publications: 2004

Edition: First Softcover Edition

Seller ID: 003442

Condition: New


On the morning of February 24, 1942, on the Black Sea near Istanbul, an explosion ripped through a decrepit former cattle barge filled with Jewish refugees. One man clung fiercely to a piece of deck, fighting to survive. Nearly eight hundred others - among them, more than 100 children - perished. In this book its passengers, and the events that led to its destruction are investigated and fully revealed in two vivid, parallel accounts, set six decades apart. One chronicles the international diplomatic maneuvers and callousness that resulted in the largest maritime loss of civilian life during W... View more info