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For every frustrated reader of the great nineteenth-century English novels of Austen, Trollope, Dickens, or the Bronts who has ever wondered whether a duke outranked an earl, when to yell "Tally Ho!" at a fox hunt, or how one landed in "debtor's ...

What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox Hunting to Whist-the Facts of Daily Life in Nineteenth-Century England

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This succinct, authoritative, and engagingly written history of Nigeria from its earliest beginnings through 1998 provides an excellent introduction to the country's history. Constructed around the two interrelated themes of politics and the econo...

The History of Nigeria (The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations)

An original study of the formative years of working-class racism in the United States. Combining classical Marxism, psychoanalysis, and the new labor history pioneered by E. P. Thompson and Herbert Gutman, David Roediger's widely acclaimed book pr...

The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class (New Edition) (Haymarket Series)

The spectacular story of the world's greatest natural disaster ever to strike the western hemisphere: the 1902 volcano that destroyed St Pierre on the island of Martinique. This book reveals the story of a city engulfed in flames and plunged into ...

THE DAY THE WORLD ENDED: MONT PELEE EARTHQUAKE, 1902

From the emergence of the first Slavic state to the election of new President Dmitry Medvedev, this is a concise and thoughtful guide to the complex and turbulent history of Russia and its people. A skilful blend of detail and analysis, this stimu...

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The Israeli Special Forces' operation at Entebbe goes down in history as one of the most audacious counter-terrorist assaults ever conducted. On June 27, 1976, four terrorists (two of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and two of th...

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The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revol...

Memoirs of the first settlement of the island of Barbados, and other the Carribbee islands, with the succession of the governors and commanders in chief of Barbados to the year 1742.

Napoleon's Buttons is the fascinating account of seventeen groups of molecules that have greatly influenced the course of history. These molecules provided the impetus for early exploration, and made possible the voyages of discovery that ensued. ...

Napoleon's Buttons: How 17 Molecules Changed History

Roberto Arlt (Buenos Aires, 2 de abril de 1900-26 de julio de 1942). Argentina. De padre prusiano, Karl Arlt, y madre italiana, Ekatherine Lostraibitzer, tuvo dos hermanas que murieron de tuberculosis. Arlt practic muy variados oficios. Fue, entr...

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