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  • Recollections: The French Revolution of 1848 and Its Aftermath
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    Pages : 392

    by: Olivier Zunz Arthur Goldhammer Alexis de Tocqueville

    Publisher: pUniversity of Virginia Press

    Book Description

    A shrewd, on-the-ground account of how political change is made—and unmade—by the author of Democracy in America.

    Never published in de Tocqueville’s lifetime (1805-1859), his reflections on the collapse of Louis-Philippe’ ... more

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    2016-11-09

    ISBN-10: 0813939011

    ISBN-13: 9780813939018

    Language: English

  • Marie Antoinette's Darkest Days: Prisoner No. 280 in the Conciergerie
    Views : 440
    Pages : 392

    by: Will Bashor

    Publisher: pRowman & Littlefield Publishers

    Book Description

    This scholarly work thoroughly documents Marie Antoinette’s imprisonment, trial, and execution. Bashor (Marie Antoinette’s Head, 2013, etc.), a professor of global issues at Franklin University, tells the story of Marie Antoinette’s l ... more

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    2016-12-01

    ISBN-10: 1442254998

    ISBN-13: 9781442254992

    Language: English

  • Dawn of Infamy: A Sunken Ship, a Vanished Crew, and the Final Mystery of Pearl Harbor
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    Pages : 280

    by: Stephen Harding

    Publisher: pDa Capo Press

    Book Description

    The story of the first ship sunk by a Japanese submarine that demonstrates the careful planning and remarkable success of the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.

    In 1940, the Cynthia Olson was acquired by the Olson Steamship Company a ... more

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    2016-11-22

    ISBN-10: 0306825031

    ISBN-13: 9780306825033

    Language: English

  • Forged Through Fire: War, Peace, and the Democratic Bargain
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    Pages : 480

    by: John Ferejohn Frances McCall Rosenbluth

    Publisher: pLiveright

    Book Description

    A sometimes-counterintuitive but always fascinating interrogation of the history and uses of war.

    War—what is it good for? No, not nothing, absolutely or not. By the account of Ferejohn (Law/New York Univ.; Pork Barrel Politics: Riv ... more

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    2016-12-06

    ISBN-10: 1631491601

    ISBN-13: 9781631491603

    Language: English

  • The Rise of Athens: The Story of the World's Greatest Civilization
    Views : 84
    Pages : 576

    by: Anthony Everitt

    Publisher: pRandom House

    Book Description

    A thick, lively popular history that tells a complex story without dumbing it down or devoting more than a modest effort to distinguishing fact from myth.

    All ancient histories begin with prehistory, and veteran British historian Everitt ... more

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    2016-12-06

    ISBN-10: 0812994582

    ISBN-13: 9780812994582

    Language: English

  • The French Revolution: From Enlightenment to Tyranny
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    Pages : 336

    by: Ian Davidson

    Publisher: pPegasus Books

    Book Description

    What we don’t know about the French Revolution could fill a book; Davidson (Voltaire: A Life, 2010, etc.) has done just that—in spades.

    In the 1780s, Louis XVI was running out of funds. His usual sources turned him down so he c ... more

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    2016-12-06

    ISBN-10: 1681772507

    ISBN-13: 9781681772509

    Language: English

  • Blitzkrieg: Myth, Reality, and Hitler's Lightning War: France 1940
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    Pages : 480

    by: Lloyd Clark

    Publisher: pAtlantic Monthly Press

    Book Description

    A leading British historian delivers a new history of Germany’s 1940 invasion of France.

    Hitler’s invasion was a daring operation in which troops pierced the seemingly impassible Ardennes Forest and shattered the Allied army. This is ... more

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    2016-09-20

    ISBN-10: 0802125131

    ISBN-13: 9780802125132

    Language: English