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Civil War Stories (Dover Thrift Editions)

By: Ambrose Bierce

Price: $1.95

Publisher: Dover Publications: July 1994

Seller ID: 43640

ISBN: 0486280381

Condition: Used - Good


Sixteen dark and vivid selections by great satirist and short-story writer. "A Horseman in the Sky," "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," "Chickamauga," "A Son of the Gods," "What I Saw of Shiloh," "Four Days in Dixie" and 10 more. Masterly tales offer excellent examples of Bierce's dark pessimism and storytelling power. Note. View more info

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Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician

By: Anthony Everitt

Price: $2.95

Publisher: Random House: June 2002

Seller ID: 43348

ISBN: 0375507469

Condition: Used - Good


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The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall

By: Christopher Hibbert

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Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks: May 1999

Seller ID: 43947

ISBN: 0688053394

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It was a dynasty with more wealth, passion, and power than the houses of Windsor, Kennedy, and Rockefeller combined. It shaped all of Europe and controlled politics, scientists, artists, and even popes, for three hundred years. It was the house of Medici, patrons of Botticelli, Michelangelo and Galileo, benefactors who turned Florence into a global power center, and then lost it all.The House of Medici picks up where Barbara Tuchman's Hibbert delves into the lives of the Medici family, whose legacy of increasing self-indulgence and sexual dalliance eventually led to its self-destruction. Wi... View more info

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Lost Discoveries : The Ancient Roots of Modern Science--from the Babylonians to the Maya

By: Dick Teresi

Price: $2.95

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: November 2002

Seller ID: 44033

ISBN: 0684837188

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"Lost Discoveries," Dick Teresi's innovative history of science, explores the unheralded scientific breakthroughs from peoples of the ancient world -- Babylonians, Egyptians, Indians, Africans, New World and Oceanic tribes, among others -- and the non-European medieval world. They left an enormous heritage in the fields of mathematics, astronomy, cosmology, physics, geology, chemistry, and technology. The mathematical foundation of Western science is a gift from the Indians, Chinese, Arabs, Babylonians, and Maya. The ancient Egyptians developed the concept of the lowest common denominator... View more info

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Revolutionary Characters: What Made the Founders Different

By: Gordon S. Wood

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Publisher: Penguin Books: May 2007

Seller ID: 43714

ISBN: 0143112082

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In this brilliantly illuminating group portrait of the men who came to be known as the Founding Fathers, the incomparable Gordon Wood has written a book that seriously asks, ?What made these men great and shows us, among many other things, just how much character did in fact matter. The life of each?Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, Hamilton, Madison, Paine?is presented individually as well as collectively, but the thread that binds these portraits together is the idea of character as a lived reality. They were members of the first generation in history that was self-consciously self-mad... View more info

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Coming into the Country

By: John McPhee

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: April 1991

Seller ID: 43363

ISBN: 0374522871

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"Coming into the Country "is an unforgettable account of Alaska and Alaskans. It is a rich tapestry of vivid characters, observed landscapes, and descriptive narrative, in three principal segments that deal, respectively, with a total wilderness, with urban Alaska, and with life in the remoteness of the bush. Readers of McPhee's earlier books will not be unprepared for his surprising shifts of scene and ordering of events, brilliantly combined into an organic whole. In the course of this volume we are made acquainted with the lore and techniques of placer mining, the habits and legends of ... View more info

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Joan of Arc

By: Mary Gordon

Price: $2.95

Publisher: Viking Adult: March 2000

Seller ID: 43361

ISBN: 0670885371

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One would expect nothing less from Gordon (Spending) than a splendid, spare account of Joan's life -- and she delivers in this slender but satisfying account, a new entry in the Penguin Lives series. The facts of Joan of Arc's life are straightforward: she was born in 1412, in Domremy, France, to a peasant family; she participated in the Hundred Years' War but was in active military service for only a year; and she was burned at the stake at 19. Novelist Gordon, who has always been fascinated by the young heroine, emphasizes Joan the girl. She acknowledges that the 17-year-old could have been ... View more info

The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future

By: Riane Eisler

Price: $2.95

Publisher: HarperCollins: May 1987

Seller ID: 44026

ISBN: 0062502875

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Heaven: An Illustrated History of the Higher Realms

By: Timothy Freke

Price: $2.95

Publisher: Conari Pr: October 1996

Seller ID: 44025

ISBN: 1573240605

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The fervent belief in an afterlife is a phenomenon common throughout human history, whether it be the Elysian Fields, Valhalla, Paradise, or a Happy Hunting Ground. Filled with gorgeous color plates, Heaven guides you through a cornucopia of beliefs in the afterlife, including Nordic and Celtic, Ancient Egyptian, Ancient Greek and Roman, Asian, Primal Peoples, Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, and Islamic faiths. An illustrated encyclopedia of the hereafter, Heaven is a perfect gift for anyone interested in world religions. View more info