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  • The Thibodaux Massacre: Racial Violence and the 1887 Sugar Cane Labor Strike (True Crime)
    Views : 154
    Pages : 176

    by: John DeSantis

    Publisher: pThe History Press

    Book Description

    A little-known massacre is brought to light.

    In 1887, the tumultuous elements of the recent past—slavery, sharecropping, a new movement in unionizing workers, etc.—came together in Thibodaux, Louisiana, in a devastating manner, as th ... more

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    2016-11-14

    ISBN-10: 1467136891

    ISBN-13: 9781467136891

    Language: English

  • Rethink: The Surprising History of New Ideas
    Views : 492
    Pages : 352

    by: Steven Poole

    Publisher: pScribner

    Book Description

    When seeking inspiration, Guardian columnist Poole (Unspeak: How Words Become Weapons, How Weapons Become a Message, and How that Message Becomes Reality, 2006, etc.) writes, it’s not a bad idea to sift through the junk pile for s ... more

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    2016-11-15

    ISBN-10: 1501145606

    ISBN-13: 9781501145605

    Language: English

  • A Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves
    Views : 465
    Pages : 256

    by: Walter Alvarez

    Publisher: pW. W. Norton & Company

    Book Description

    Count yourself lucky that you live on a planet with gravity—and silicon.

    Well-known in paleontological circles for his description of the Chicxulub impact crater, which he explored in the bestselling T. rex and the Crater of Doom more

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    2016-11-15

    ISBN-10: 039329269X

    ISBN-13: 9780393292695

    Language: English

  • Shadow Wars: The Secret Struggle for the Middle East
    Views : 149
    Pages : 688

    by: Christopher Davidson

    Publisher: pOneworld Publications

    Book Description

    Scholarly study of the reactionary counterterrorism patterns established for centuries—e.g., the Jacobite risings of 1688; the Thermidorian reaction to the French Revolution, etc.—now driving the Western reaction to jihadi terror.

    Aft ... more

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    2016-10-18

    ISBN-10: 1786070014

    ISBN-13: 9781786070012

    Language: English

  • The Murderous History of Bible Translations: Power, Conflict, and the Quest for Meaning
    Views : 396
    Pages : 256

    by: Harry Freedman

    Publisher: pBloomsbury Press

    Book Description

    A retelling of the well-studied history of biblical translation.

    Freedman (The Talmud: A Biography, 2014), who has a doctorate in Aramaic, provides a basic, serviceable, Western-centered history of the translation of the Bible. Des ... more

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    2016-11-15

    ISBN-10: 1632866013

    ISBN-13: 9781632866011

    Language: English

  • The Vanquished: Why the First World War Failed to End
    Views : 338
    Pages : 464

    by: Robert Gerwarth

    Publisher: pFarrar, Straus and Giroux

    Book Description

    The first study of the disorders that shook all the defeated states of Europe following World War I.

    For the nations that lost the war, the fighting did not end with the armistice in November 1918. On the contrary, Gerwarth (Modern Histor ... more

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    2016-11-15

    ISBN-10: 0374282455

    ISBN-13: 9780374282455

    Language: English

  • Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It
    Views : 38
    Pages : 464

    by: Larrie D. Ferreiro

    Publisher: pKnopf

    Book Description

    European allies supplied arms, ammunition, uniforms, savvy commanders, engineers, and soldiers to aid the American Revolution.

    The newly proclaimed United States was not the only nation that wanted Great Britain out of North America in 1 ... more

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    2016-11-15

    ISBN-10: 1101875240

    ISBN-13: 9781101875247

    Language: English