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The Unmasking of Robert-Houndin

Harry Houdini - 1908 - Magic tricks - Full view
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August 1914

1989 - Historical fiction - No preview available
General Samsonov and Colonel Vorotyntsev lead Russian soldiers into battle and subsequent defeat at the Battle of Tannenberg in 1914.
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo

1975 - Fiction - Limited preview
The scholar-fantacist offers faithful translations of the three classics of Medieval English verse
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The Fortunes of War: The Balkan Trilogy

Olivia Manning - 2010 - Fiction - No preview available
The Fortunes of Waris a teeming, complex, and rich novel, alive with the uncertainty and adventure of civilian life during wartime. Olivia Manning has filled the pages of this epic work with vivid characters who, over the course of nearly a ...
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The Eagle of the Ninth

Rosemary Sutcliff - 2000 - Children's stories - Limited preview
One of Rosemary Sutcliff's acclaimed books set in Roman Britain. The Eagle of the Ninth tells the story of a young Roman officer who sets out to discover the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of the Ninth Legion, who marched into the ...
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The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and the Prospects ...

Richard Rhodes - 2010 - Political Science - Limited preview
The culminating volume in Richard Rhodes’s monumental and prizewinning history of nuclear weapons, offering the first comprehensive narrative of the challenges faced in a post–Cold War age. The past twenty years have transformed our relationship ...
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The Wonderful Discoverie of Witches in the Countie of Lancaster

Thomas Potts - 2007 - Trials (Witchcraft) - No preview available
This is a facsimile edition of Thomas Potts' book of 1612 covering the trial of the Pendle Witches, which took place at Lancaster Assizes where he was the clerk of the court. It provides a fascinating primary source for anyone interested in witches.
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Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution

Simon Schama - 2006 - History - Limited preview
A noted historian explores a little-known event in American history where thousands of slaves escaped Southern slavery to give their allegiance to King George during the Revolution, only to be betrayed by the Crown.
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Kristin Lavransdatter, II: The Wife

Sigrid Undset - 1999 - Fiction - Limited preview
“[Sigrid Undset] should be the next Elena Ferrante.” —Slate Kristin Lavransdatter interweaves political, social, and religious history with the daily aspects of family life to create a colorful, richly detailed tapestry of Norway during the ...
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