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Product Description: An argument settler--and starter--for Civil War buffs who want to know which side had the better soldiers: Armies South, Armies North definitively compares the military forces of both sides. Civil War buffs are always arguing over which side had the better soldiers...read more

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9781493018628 | Lyons Pr, April 1, 2017, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: An argument settler--and starter--for Civil War buffs who want to know which side had the better soldiers: Armies South, Armies North definitively compares the military forces of both sides.

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Product Description: The Great War ate men, machines, and money without mercy or remission. At the end of 1915, the German army chief of staff, Erich von Falkenhayn, believed he knew how to finally kill the beast and win the war. On Christmas day, 1915, Falkenhayn sent a letter to Kaiser Wilhelm II proposing a campaign to demoralize Britain, whose industrial might and maritime power were the foundation of the alliance against Germany, while also knocking France out of the war...read more

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9781493018604 | Lyons Pr, April 1, 2016, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: The Great War ate men, machines, and money without mercy or remission.

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Product Description: Fought during 1916, the Battle of the Somme was conceived by the French and British as a great offensive to be waged against Germany even as France poured incredible numbers of men into the slaughterhouse that was the desperate defense of Verdun...read more

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9781493018611 | Lyons Pr, October 3, 2016, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Fought during 1916, the Battle of the Somme was conceived by the French and British as a great offensive to be waged against Germany even as France poured incredible numbers of men into the slaughterhouse that was the desperate defense of Verdun.

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In 1865 a young Chinese orphan leaves San Francisco to work on the transcontinental railroad and finds himself torn between his people's customs and the ways of the American frontier

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9780385135672, titled "Land of the Iron Dragon" | Doubleday, September 1, 1978, cover price $7.95 | also contains Land of the Iron Dragon | About this edition: A 14-year-old Chinese boy is left without a family in the United States and joins the crews building the transcontinental railroad in the 1860's.

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Product Description: Mercenaries: A Guide to Private Armies and Private Military Companies provides a comprehensive survey and guide to the mercenary forces, entrepreneurs, and corporations that are a major component of warfare today. Security, military advice, training, logistics support, policing, technological expertise, intelligence, transportation-all are outsourced to a greater or lesser degree in the U...read more

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9781608712489 | Cq Pr, January 9, 2014, cover price $160.00 | About this edition: Mercenaries: A Guide to Private Armies and Private Military Companies provides a comprehensive survey and guide to the mercenary forces, entrepreneurs, and corporations that are a major component of warfare today.

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Product Description: In this sixth volume of Alan Axelrod's popular CEO series, he dispenses the wisdom of a female monarch for the first time since his Businessweek bestseller Elizabeth I, CEO. Catherine the Great travelled from Germany to Russia at only 14 years of age and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful and captivating rulers in history...read more

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9781454905738 | Sterling, December 31, 2013, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: In this sixth volume of Alan Axelrod's popular CEO series, he dispenses the wisdom of a female monarch for the first time since his Businessweek bestseller Elizabeth I, CEO.

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Product Description: In this sixth volume of Alan Axelrod's popular CEO series, he dispenses the wisdom of a female monarch for the first time since his Businessweek bestseller Elizabeth I, CEO. Catherine the Great traveled from Germany to Russia at only 14 years of age, and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating rulers in history...read more

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9781454905608, titled "Catherine the Great, CEO: 7 Principles to Guide & Inspire Modern Leaders" | Sterling Pub Co Inc, November 5, 2013, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: In this sixth volume of Alan Axelrod's popular CEO series, he dispenses the wisdom of a female monarch for the first time since his Businessweek bestseller Elizabeth I, CEO.

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Product Description: Few areas of human endeavor have produced more—or more colorful—terms than has the military. Soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen have over centuries come up with words, phrases, and acronyms to express everything from raw emotion to complex technology...read more

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9781620876473 | 1 edition (Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, June 1, 2013), cover price $12.95 | About this edition: Few areas of human endeavor have produced more—or more colorful—terms than has the military.

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Product Description: Released in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the escalation of the Vietnam War, this fifth volume in the Real History series draws parallels between contemporary international conflicts and what occurred in Vietnam half a century ago...read more

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9781402790256 | Sterling Pub Co Inc, May 21, 2013, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Released in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the escalation of the Vietnam War, this fifth volume in the Real History series draws parallels between contemporary international conflicts and what occurred in Vietnam half a century ago.

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Product Description: When Caesar crossed the Rubicon River, he pitted his small vanguard against the larger legions of Rome. His act was so momentous that 'crossing the Rubicon' became synonymous for making any decision of high importance from which there is no turning back, but which holds the possibility of great reward...read more

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9781454904458 | Sterling, December 31, 2012, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: When Caesar crossed the Rubicon River, he pitted his small vanguard against the larger legions of Rome.

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Product Description: Thanks to Caesar, “crossing the Rubicon” has become a synonym for bold, decisive decision-making where the risks are great--but the rewards can be greater. In his popular CEO series, bestselling writer Alan Axelrod analyzes Caesar as a business leader, using an engaging, conversational style to explore six inspirational principles that constitute Julius Caesar's guiding tenets...read more

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9781402784842 | Sterling Pub Co Inc, August 7, 2012, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Thanks to Caesar, “crossing the Rubicon” has become a synonym for bold, decisive decision-making where the risks are great--but the rewards can be greater.

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Product Description: This title explores Theodore Roosevelt's leadership skills. Historians typically rank Theodore Roosevelt among the top five presidents. A man of omnivorous interest, Roosevelt was a progressive in social and political issues. Yet he believed wholeheartedly in capitalism; he believed that bold entrepreneurial enterprise and long-established big business were both the great drivers of the American economy, of American greatness...read more

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9781454901709 | Sterling, June 30, 2012, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: This title explores Theodore Roosevelt's leadership skills.

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Product Description: The Civil War is shrouded in legend and mythology--but this new entry in The Real History series provides a clear, fresh view of the events for curious readers who want an intellectual, but not dryly academic, presentation of this inexhaustibly fascinating subject...read more

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9781402763908 | Sterling Pub Co Inc, September 4, 2012, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The Civil War is shrouded in legend and mythology--but this new entry in The Real History series provides a clear, fresh view of the events for curious readers who want an intellectual, but not dryly academic, presentation of this inexhaustibly fascinating subject.

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Product Description: Using the same engrossing anecdotal format that proved so popular in Profiles in Audacity, bestselling author Alan Axelrod turns to the dark side of audacious decision-making and explores history's most tragic errors. While Axelrod looks at the hopelessly dumb and the overtly evil, the main focus is on smart people who had the best of intentions--but whose plans went disastrously wrong...read more

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9781402747687, titled "Profiles in Folly: Historys Worst Decisions and Why They Went Wrong" | Sterling Pub Co Inc, May 6, 2008, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Using the same engrossing anecdotal format that has proved so popular in Profiles in Audacity, Alan Axelrod now turns to the dark side of audacious decision-making: those choices that, in retrospect, were shockingly wrongheaded.

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9781402797781, titled "Profiles in Folly: History's Worst Decisions and Why They Went Wrong" | Reprint edition (Sterling Pub Co Inc, April 3, 2012), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Using the same engrossing anecdotal format that proved so popular in Profiles in Audacity, bestselling author Alan Axelrod turns to the dark side of audacious decision-making and explores history's most tragic errors.

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Product Description: The newest in Alan Axelrod's celebrated CEO series examines Theodore Roosevelt--typically ranked among the top five US presidents by historians. Following in the vein of his popular Winston Churchill, CEO and Gandhi, CEO, Axelrod provides an unprecedented look at this much-studied figure...read more

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9781402784835 | Sterling Pub Co Inc, March 6, 2012, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: The newest in Alan Axelrod's celebrated CEO series examines Theodore Roosevelt--typically ranked among the top five US presidents by historians.

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Product Description: A surprising and sweeping history that reveals the fur trade to be the driving force behind conquest, colonization, and revolution in early AmericaCombining the epic saga of Hampton Sides's Blood and Thunder with the natural history of Mark Kurlansky's Cod, popular historian Alan Axelrod reveals the astonishingly vital role a small animal―the beaver―played in the creation of our nation...read more

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9780312576561 | Thomas Dunne Books, December 6, 2011, cover price $34.99 | About this edition: A surprising and sweeping history that reveals the fur trade to be the driving force behind conquest, colonization, and revolution in early AmericaCombining the epic saga of Hampton Sides's Blood and Thunder with the natural history of Mark Kurlansky's Cod, popular historian Alan Axelrod reveals the astonishingly vital role a small animal―the beaver―played in the creation of our nation.

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Product Description:  The next in Alan Axelrod's engaging and popular CEO series spotlights a perfect subject: Napoleon, the brilliant military strategist who also laid the administrative and judicial foundations for much of Western Europe. Axelrod looks at this much-studied figure in a new way, exploring six areas that constitute the core of what made Napoleon a great leader: Audacity, Vision, Empathy, Strategy, Logistics, and Tactics...read more

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9781402779060 | Sterling Pub Co Inc, July 5, 2011, cover price $22.95 | About this edition:  The next in Alan Axelrod's engaging and popular CEO series spotlights a perfect subject: Napoleon, the brilliant military strategist who also laid the administrative and judicial foundations for much of Western Europe.

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Product Description: In a refreshingly fearless, colloquial voice, Axelrod recounts the key events of World War II with humanity and drama. As with the series first entry, The Real History of World War II remains authoritative, non-academic, and appealingly designed with illustrations and maps...read more

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9781402740909 | Sterling Pub Co Inc, May 6, 2008, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In a refreshingly fearless, colloquial voice, acclaimed historian Alan Axelrod recounts the key events of World War II with unflagging humanity, drama, and straightforward explanations of their significance, weaving a story as engrossing and multifaceted as a great novel.

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9781402779992 | Sterling Pub Co Inc, June 14, 2011, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: In a refreshingly fearless, colloquial voice, Axelrod recounts the key events of World War II with humanity and drama.

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Product Description: Charles Brockden Brown: An American Tale is the first comprehensive literary, biographical, and cultural study of the novelist whom critic Leslie Fiedler has dubbed "the inventor of the American writer." The author of Wieland, Arthur Mervyn, Ormond, and Edgar Huntly, Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810) is considered the first American professional author...read more

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9780292710764 | 1 edition (Univ of Texas Pr, May 1, 1983), cover price $27.50 | About this edition: Charles Brockden Brown: An American Tale is the first comprehensive literary, biographical, and cultural study of the novelist whom critic Leslie Fiedler has dubbed "the inventor of the American writer.

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9780292729544 | Reprint edition (Univ of Texas Pr, April 1, 2011), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Charles Brockden Brown: An American Tale is the first comprehensive literary, biographical, and cultural study of the novelist whom critic Leslie Fiedler has dubbed "the inventor of the American writer.

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Product Description: This exquisite edition of Sandburg's classic is now in paper! Beautifully abridged and illustrated with more than 250 photos, it gives readers an intimate glimpse into Lincoln's journey from country lawyer to beloved president. You'll see his handwritten copy of the Gettysburg address, the gun that ended his life, and rare personal effects...read more
By Alan Axelrod (introduced by)

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9781402781308 | Ill rep edition (Sterling Pub Co Inc, February 1, 2011), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: This exquisite edition of Sandburg's classic is now in paper!

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Product Description: Patton’s Drive tells the story of how a young man born to war—who believed himself the literal incarnation of all great warriors past—became a modern American general: in terms of enemy killed or captured, territory taken, and people liberated, the greatest field commander of World War II...read more

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9781599215396 | Lyons Pr, September 1, 2009, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Patton’s Drive tells the story of how a young man born to war—who believed himself the literal incarnation of all great warriors past—became a modern American general: in terms of enemy killed or captured, territory taken, and people liberated, the greatest field commander of World War II.

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Describes the Battle of Belleau Wood in World War I and the participation of the United States Marine Corp.

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9781599210254 | Lyons Pr, June 1, 2007, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Describes the Battle of Belleau Wood in World War I and the participation of the United States Marine Corp.

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