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  • booksreddit.com:The autobiography of Martin Van Buren

    The autobiography of Martin Van Buren

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    This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work. While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process, we believe this leads to sub-optimal results (frequent typographical errors, strange characters and confusing formatting) and does not adequately preserve the histor…


  • booksreddit.com:The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850

    The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850

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    It’s gonna be negative -30 (factoring windchill) in Boston the next couple of days…how did our ancestors survive this?
    The Little Ice Age tells the story of the turbulent, unpredictable, and often very cold years of modern European history, how this altered climate affected historical events, and what it means for today’s global warming. Building on research that has only recently confirmed that the world endured a 500year cold snap, renowned archaeologist Brian Fagan shows how the increasing cold influenced familiar events from Norse exploration to the settlement of North America to the Industrial Revolution… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850

    The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History 1300-1850

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    The Little Ice Age tells the story of the turbulent, unpredictable, and often very cold years of modern European history, how this altered climate affected historical events, and what it means for today’s global warming. Building on research that has only recently confirmed that the world endured a 500year cold snap, renowned archaeologist Brian Fagan shows how the increasing cold influenced familiar events from Norse exploration to the settlement of North America to the Industrial Revolution…


  • booksreddit.com:The Age of Wonder: The Romantic Generation and the Discovery of the Beauty and Terror of Science

    The Age of Wonder: The Romantic Generation and the Discovery of the Beauty and Terror of Science

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    The Age of Wonder is a colorful and utterly absorbing history of the men and women whose discoveries and inventions at the end of the eighteenth century gave birth to the Romantic Age of Science.  When young Joseph Banks stepped onto a Tahitian beach in 1769, he hoped to discover Paradise. Inspired by the scientific ferment sweeping through Britain, the botanist had sailed with Captain Cook in search of new worlds. Other voyages of discovery—astronomical, chemical, poetical, philosophical—swi…


  • booksreddit.com:The Thirty Years War: Europe's Tragedy

    The Thirty Years War: Europe’s Tragedy

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    A deadly continental struggle, the Thirty Years War devastated seventeenth-century Europe, killing nearly a quarter of all Germans and laying waste to towns and countryside alike. Peter Wilson offers the first new history in a generation of a horrifying conflict that transformed the map of the modern world.When defiant Bohemians tossed the Habsburg emperor’s envoys from the castle windows in Prague in 1618, the Holy Roman Empire struck back with a vengeance. Bohemia was ravaged by mercenary t…


  • booksreddit.com:The Titanic Book and Submersible Model

    The Titanic Book and Submersible Model

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    * Why did Titanic sink? * How do ships avoid icebergs now? * What made it so powerful? * How was the wreck found? * How was Titanic built?Think the movie Titanic made a splash? Well, wait until you see this precision-crafted, historically accurate, pre-painted, floatable plastic model that can also fill with water, break in two, and sink–just like the real thing! Packaged with a book that explores the remarkable feats of engineering that went into the ship’s construction as well as the engin…


  • booksreddit.com:Trolls: From Scandinavia to Dam Dolls

    Trolls: From Scandinavia to Dam Dolls, Tolkien, and Harry Potter

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    Trolls always get a bad rap. One lurks under a bridge, another harasses a gnome, and suddenly people label the entire species as trouble. Of course, that is because they are, indeed, trouble. The folklore about these Scandinavian supernatural beings is rich and varied, and there is plenty of opportunities to purse Celtic parallels. Comprehensively examined in a 1936 German-language dissertation, this book adapts the earlier work, taking popular belief further to the English-speaking world and…


  • booksreddit.com:Faith and Treason: The Story of the Gunpowder Plot

    Faith and Treason: The Story of the Gunpowder Plot

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    In England, November 5 is Guy Fawkes Day, when fireworks displays commemorate the shocking moment in 1605 when government authorities uncovered a secret plan to blow up the House of Parliament–and King James I along with it. A group of English Catholics, seeking to unseat the king and reintroduce Catholicism as the state religion, daringly placed thirty-six barrels of gunpowder in a cellar under the Palace of Westminster. Their aim was to ignite the gunpowder at the opening of the Parliament…


  • booksreddit.com:Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance (Transformations: Studies in the Histo...

    Islamic Science and the Making of the European Renaissance (Transformations: Studies in the Histo…

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    The Islamic scientific tradition has been described many times in accounts of Islamic civilization and general histories of science, with most authors tracing its beginnings to the appropriation of ideas from other ancient civilizations — the Greeks in particular. In this thought-provoking and original book, George Saliba argues that, contrary to the generally accepted view, the foundations of Islamic scientific thought were laid well before Greek sources were formally translated into Arabic…


  • booksreddit.com:House of Bush

    House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World’s Two Most Powerful Dynas…

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    Newsbreaking and controversial – an award-winning investigative journalist uncovers the thirty-year relationship between the Bush family and the House of Saud and explains its impact on American foreign policy, business, and national security. House of Bush, House of Saud begins with a politically explosive question: How is it that two days after 9/11, when U.S. air traffic was tightly restricted, 140 Saudis, many immediate kin to Osama Bin Laden, were permitted to leave the country without b…


  • booksreddit.com:The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

    The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany

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    Hailed as “one of the most important works of history of our time” (The New York Times), this definitive chronicle of Hitler’s rise to power is back in hardcover with a new introductory essay by Ron Rosenbaum (Explaining Hitler and How the End Begins) commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of its National Book Award win.The fiftieth anniversary edition of the National Book Award–winning bestseller that is the definitive study of Adolf Hitler, the rise of Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, and World…


  • booksreddit.com:Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland

    Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland

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    The shocking account of how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews.


  • booksreddit.com:House of Bush

    House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World’s Two Most Powerful Dynas…

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    Newsbreaking and controversial – an award-winning investigative journalist uncovers the thirty-year relationship between the Bush family and the House of Saud and explains its impact on American foreign policy, business, and national security. House of Bush, House of Saud begins with a politically explosive question: How is it that two days after 9/11, when U.S. air traffic was tightly restricted, 140 Saudis, many immediate kin to Osama Bin Laden, were permitted to leave the country without b…


  • booksreddit.com:The Anatomy of Fascism

    The Anatomy of Fascism

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    What is fascism? By focusing on the concrete: what the fascists did, rather than what they said, the esteemed historian Robert O. Paxton answers this question for the first time. From the first violent uniformed bands beating up “enemies of the state,” through Mussolini’s rise to power, to Germany’s fascist radicalization in World War II, Paxton shows clearly why fascists came to power in some countries and not others, and explores whether fascism could exist outside the early-twentieth…


  • booksreddit.com:Farewell Marienburg

    Farewell Marienburg

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    Life in Marienburg, Germany, in November 1929 was traumatic. The stock market and banks of Germany collapsed, the Berlin soup kitchens could not keep up with the hungry, and unemployment skyrocketed. In this town of 30,000, during this defining moment in history, Claus Neumann was born. Neumann captures his fascinating story in a candid memoir that first details his idyllic childhood and then charts his progress as he grows from enthusiastic student, patriot, and member of Hitler Youth, to a …


  • booksreddit.com:A Distant Mirror:  The Calamitous 14th Century

    A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

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    Barbara W. Tuchman—the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Guns of August—once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval Europe.   The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering age of crusades, cathedrals, and chivalry; on the other, a world plunged into chaos and spiritual agony. In this revelatory work, Barbara W. Tuchman examines not only the great rhyth…


  • booksreddit.com:Women in the Viking Age

    Women in the Viking Age

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    This is the first book-length study in English to investigate what women did in the Viking age, both at home in Scandinavia and in the Viking colonies from Greenland to Russia. Evidence for their lives is fragmentary, but Judith Jesch assembles the clues provided by archaeology, runic inscriptions, place names and personal names, foreign historical records and Old Norse literature and mythology. These sources illuminate different aspects of women’s lives in the Viking age, on the farms and in…


  • booksreddit.com:The Greatest Battle: Stalin

    The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler, and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow That Changed the Cours…

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    The battle for Moscow was the biggest battle of World War II — the biggest battle of all time. And yet it is far less known than Stalingrad, which involved about half the number of troops. From the time Hitler launched his assault on Moscow on September 30, 1941, to April 20, 1942, seven million troops were engaged in this titanic struggle. The combined losses of both sides — those killed, taken prisoner or severely wounded — were 2.5 million, of which nearly 2 million were on the Soviet s…


  • booksreddit.com:Primes of the Form x2+ny2: Fermat

    Primes of the Form x2+ny2: Fermat, Class Field Theory, and Complex Multiplication

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    An exciting approach to the history and mathematics of number theory “. . . the author’s style is totally lucid and very easy to read . . .the result is indeed a wonderful story.” —Mathematical Reviews Written in a unique and accessible style for readers of varied mathematical backgrounds, the Second Edition of Primes of the Form p = x2+ ny2 details the history behind how Pierre de Fermat’s work ultimately gave birth to quadratic reciprocity and the genus theory of quadratic forms. The book …


  • booksreddit.com:The Miracle of Theism: Arguments For and Against the Existence of God

    The Miracle of Theism: Arguments For and Against the Existence of God

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    How viable is Christianity as a belief system?
    A Miracle of Theism more about book…