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Product Description: At the beginning of the 1650s, wrecked by plague and civil war, England was in ruins. Yet shimmering on the horizon was a vision of paradise called Willoughbyland.When Sir Walter Raleigh set out to South America to find the legendary city of El Dorado, he paved the way for an endless series of adventurers who would struggle against the harsh reality of South America’s wild jungles...read more

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9781250112835 | Thomas Dunne Books, April 11, 2017, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: At the beginning of the 1650s, wrecked by plague and civil war, England was in ruins.

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Product Description: "The Civil War produced many diaries, but few as appealing and readable as this one." — Publishers Weekly"An altogether exciting and unique, almost priceless documentary." — Library Journal"A tale of adventure, of suspense from beginning to end, of fierce hate and great love, of the incredible callousness of man and the incredible warmth of man — with the added knowledge that 'it really happened...read more

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9780486809045 | Dover Pubns, February 15, 2017, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: "The Civil War produced many diaries, but few as appealing and readable as this one.

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9781455540006 | Grand Central Pub, January 3, 2017, cover price $28.00
9781455569410 | Large print edition (Grand Central Pub, January 3, 2017), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: p.

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9781478964520 | Unabridged edition (Grand Central Pub, January 3, 2017), cover price $35.00

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Product Description: During the era of the Atlantic slave trade, vibrant port cities became home to thousands of Africans in transit. Free and enslaved blacks alike crafted the necessary materials to support transoceanic commerce and labored as stevedores, carters, sex workers, and boarding-house keepers...read more
By James Sidbury (editor)

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9780812245103 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, July 1, 2013, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: During the era of the Atlantic slave trade, vibrant port cities became home to thousands of Africans in transit.

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9780812223767 | Reprint edition (Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, December 8, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: During the era of the Atlantic slave trade, vibrant port cities became home to thousands of Africans in transit.

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Product Description: Exegetically noteworthy and culturally-theologically relevant Violence in its wide range of horrifying expressions is real in people's lives, and biblical interpreters must take violence in the world seriously to arrive at relevant ideas about the place of the Bible in the world...read more
By Susanne Scholz (editor)

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9780884141327 | Society of Biblical Literature, April 29, 2016, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Exegetically noteworthy and culturally-theologically relevant Violence in its wide range of horrifying expressions is real in people's lives, and biblical interpreters must take violence in the world seriously to arrive at relevant ideas about the place of the Bible in the world.

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9781628371307 | Society of Biblical Literature, April 29, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Exegetically noteworthy and culturally-theologically relevant Violence in its wide range of horrifying expressions is real in people's lives, and biblical interpreters must take violence in the world seriously to arrive at relevant ideas about the place of the Bible in the world.

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Product Description: Oil and Nation places petroleum at the center of Bolivia’s contentious twentieth-century history. Bolivia’s oil, Cote argues, instigated the largest war in Latin America in the 1900s, provoked the first nationalization of a major foreign company by a Latin American state, and shaped both the course and the consequences of Bolivia’s transformative National Revolution of 1952...read more

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9781943665464 | West Virginia Univ Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $79.99 | About this edition: Oil and Nation places petroleum at the center of Bolivia’s contentious twentieth-century history.

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9781943665471 | Reprint edition (West Virginia Univ Pr, December 1, 2016), cover price $26.99 | About this edition: Oil and Nation places petroleum at the center of Bolivia’s contentious twentieth-century history.

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Product Description: In 1898, when war with Spain seemed inevitable, Andrew Summers Rowan, an American army lieutenant from West Virginia, was sent on a secret mission to Cuba. He was to meet with General Calixto García, a leader of the Cuban rebels, in order to gather information for a U...read more

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9781943665426 | West Virginia Univ Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $79.99 | About this edition: In 1898, when war with Spain seemed inevitable, Andrew Summers Rowan, an American army lieutenant from West Virginia, was sent on a secret mission to Cuba.

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9781943665433 | Reprint edition (West Virginia Univ Pr, December 1, 2016), cover price $27.99 | About this edition: In 1898, when war with Spain seemed inevitable, Andrew Summers Rowan, an American army lieutenant from West Virginia, was sent on a secret mission to Cuba.

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Product Description: Antonio Veciana fought on the front lines of the CIA’s decades-long secret war to destroy Fidel Castro, the bearded bogeyman who haunted America’s Cold War dreams. It was a time of swirling intrigue, involving US spies with license to kill, Mafia hit men, ruthless Cuban exiles—and the leaders in the crosshairs of all this dark plotting, Fidel Castro and John F...read more

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9781510713567 | Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, November 22, 2016, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: Antonio Veciana fought on the front lines of the CIA’s decades-long secret war to destroy Fidel Castro, the bearded bogeyman who haunted America’s Cold War dreams.

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Product Description: Eva Peron remains Argentina's best-known and most iconic personality, surpassing even sporting superstars such as Diego Maradona or Lionel Messi, and far outlasting her own husband, President Juan Domingo Peron himself a remarkable and charismatic political leader without whom she, as an uneducated woman in an elitist and male-dominated society, could not have existed as a political figure...read more

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9781784533274 | I B Tauris & Co Ltd, January 30, 2017, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Eva Peron remains Argentina's best-known and most iconic personality, surpassing even sporting superstars such as Diego Maradona or Lionel Messi, and far outlasting her own husband, President Juan Domingo Peron himself a remarkable and charismatic political leader without whom she, as an uneducated woman in an elitist and male-dominated society, could not have existed as a political figure.

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Product Description: This book begins with a simple question: why do so many Dominicans deny the African components of their DNA, culture, and history?  Seeking answers, Milagros Ricourt uncovers a complex and often contradictory Dominican racial imaginary...read more

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9780813584485 | Rutgers Univ Pr, October 19, 2016, cover price $90.00

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9780813584478 | Reprint edition (Rutgers Univ Pr, October 19, 2016), cover price $27.95 | About this edition: This book begins with a simple question: why do so many Dominicans deny the African components of their DNA, culture, and history?

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Product Description: The world’s first independent black republic, Haiti was forged in the fire of history’s only successful slave revolution. Yet more than two hundred years later, the full promise of the revolution—a free country and a free people—remains unfulfilled...read more

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9781783608638 | Zed Books, October 15, 2016, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: The world’s first independent black republic, Haiti was forged in the fire of history’s only successful slave revolution.

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9781783607983 | Reprint edition (Zed Books, October 15, 2016), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: The world’s first independent black republic, Haiti was forged in the fire of history’s only successful slave revolution.

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Product Description: The fascinating story of the enigmatic monuments that inspired American archaeology When American settlers first crossed the Appalachian Mountains they were amazed to discover that the wilderness beyond contained ancient ruins—large man-made mounds and enclosures, and impressive earthen sculptures, such as a gigantic serpent...read more

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9781594162633 | Westholme Pub Llc, October 14, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: The fascinating story of the enigmatic monuments that inspired American archaeology When American settlers first crossed the Appalachian Mountains they were amazed to discover that the wilderness beyond contained ancient ruins—large man-made mounds and enclosures, and impressive earthen sculptures, such as a gigantic serpent.

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Product Description: Bob Woodward exposes one of the final pieces of the Richard Nixon puzzle in this “intimate but disturbing portrayal of Nixon in the Oval Office” (The Washington Post).“Four decades after Watergate shook America, journalist Bob Woodward returns to the scandal to profile Alexander Butterfield, the Richard Nixon aide who revealed the existence of the Oval Office tapes and effectively toppled the presidency…Woodward re-creates detailed scenes, which reveal the petty power plays of America’s most powerful men…a close-up view of the Oval Office in its darkest hour” (Kirkus Reviews)...read more

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9781501116445 | Simon & Schuster, October 13, 2015, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: “An intimate but disturbing portrayal of Nixon in the Oval Office.

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9781501116452 | Reprint edition (Simon & Schuster, October 11, 2016), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Bob Woodward exposes one of the final pieces of the Richard Nixon puzzle in this “intimate but disturbing portrayal of Nixon in the Oval Office” (The Washington Post).
9781471156519 | Gardners Books, January 1, 2004, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Bob Woodward exposes one of the final pieces of the Richard Nixon puzzle in his new book The Last of the President's Men.

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9781442394322 | Unabridged edition (Simon & Schuster, October 13, 2015), cover price $29.99

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Product Description: What happened on Columbus's first voyage across the Atlantic? Who was responsible for the success of that voyage? How do we know? These questions were debated in the courts of Spain for decades after 1492. Some of those who sailed with Columbus left very different accounts, as recorded in those trial records...read more
By James E. Wadsworth (editor)

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9781474276832 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 6, 2016, cover price $86.00 | About this edition: What happened on Columbus's first voyage across the Atlantic?

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9781474276825 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, October 6, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: What happened on Columbus's first voyage across the Atlantic?

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Product Description: An investigation of US participation in the transatlantic slave trade to the Americas, from the American Revolution to the Civil War   While much of modern scholarship has focused on the American slave trade’s impact within the United States, considerably less has addressed its effects in other parts of the Americas...read more

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9780300212419 | Yale Univ Pr, October 25, 2016, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: An investigation of US participation in the transatlantic slave trade to the Americas, from the American Revolution to the Civil War   While much of modern scholarship has focused on the American slave trade’s impact within the United States, considerably less has addressed its effects in other parts of the Americas.

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The Military Conquest of the Prairie is a study on the final wars on the prairie from the Native American perspective. When the reservation system took hold about one-third of tribes stayed permanently there, one-third during the harsh winter months, and the last third remained on what the government termed unceded territory, which Native Americans had the right to occupy by treaty. For the Federal government it was completely unacceptable that some Indians refused to submit to its authority. Both the Red River war (1874-75) in the south and the great Sioux war (1876-77 ) in the north were the direct result of Federal violation of treaties and agreements. At issue was the one-sided violence against free roaming tribes that were trying to maintain their old way of life, at the heart of which was avoidance on intermingling with white men. Contrary to the expectations of the government, and indeed to most historical accounts, the Native Americans were winning on the battlefields with clear conceptions of strategy and tactics. They only laid down their arms when their reservation was secured on their homeland, thus providing their preferred living space and enabling them to continue their way of life in security. But white man perfidy and governmental double-cross were the order of the day. The Federal government found it intolerable that what it termed 'savages' should be able to determine their own future. Vicious attacks were initiated in order to stamp out tribalism, resulting in driving the US aboriginal population almost to extinction. Analysis of these events is discussed in light of the passing of the Dawes Act in 1887 that provided for breaking up the reservations to the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934 that gave a semblance of justice to Native Americans.

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9781845198008 | Sussex Academic Pr, September 1, 2016, cover price $79.95 | About this edition: The Military Conquest of the Prairie is a study on the final wars on the prairie from the Native American perspective.

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9781845198015 | Sussex Academic Pr, September 1, 2016, cover price $39.95

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Product Description: For centuries, Asian immigrants have been making vital contributions to the cultures of North and South America. Yet in many of these countries, Asians are commonly viewed as undifferentiated racial “others,” lumped together as chinos regardless of whether they have Chinese ancestry...read more
By Martin A. Tsang (contributor)

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9780813585215 | Rutgers Univ Pr, August 31, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: For centuries, Asian immigrants have been making vital contributions to the cultures of North and South America.

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9780813585208 | Reprint edition (Rutgers Univ Pr, August 31, 2016), cover price $27.95 | About this edition: For centuries, Asian immigrants have been making vital contributions to the cultures of North and South America.

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Product Description: As host for the World Cup and Olympic and Paralympic Games, Brazil is attracting millions of new tourists. Nationwide protests, economic and public health troubles are putting a strain on the government. This book provides an introduction to the country for people who want to know more about the real Brazil than is found in an ordinary guidebook...read more

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9781909014183 | 2 edition (Practical Action Pub, August 31, 2016), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: As host for the World Cup and Olympic and Paralympic Games, Brazil is attracting millions of new tourists.

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Product Description: “Excellent. This is the first comprehensive cultural history for the Nasca Drainage from the first settlers to the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors.”—Donald A. Proulx, author of A Sourcebook of Nasca Ceramic Iconography: Reading a Culture through Its Art   Inhabited for over 5,000 years before European colonization, the site of La Tiza in Peru’s Nasca Desert provides an unprecedented opportunity to examine the dynamics of ancient complex societies...read more

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9780813062020 | Univ Pr of Florida, August 30, 2016, cover price $84.95 | About this edition: “Excellent.

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Product Description: The book uses an innovative prism of interorality that powerfully reevaluates Caribbean orality and innovatively casts light on its overlooked and fundamental epistemological contribution into the formation of Caribbean philosophy...read more

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9783319320878 | Palgrave Macmillan, October 4, 2016, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: The book uses an innovative prism of interorality that powerfully reevaluates Caribbean orality and innovatively casts light on its overlooked and fundamental epistemological contribution into the formation of Caribbean philosophy.

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Product Description: "All I have learned, I learned from books," declared Abraham Lincoln — and this book offers ample learning from the sixteenth president's wise and often witty remarks. Drawn from speeches, letters, and other sources, these thoughts and opinions range from considerations of human nature and spirituality to the burdens and privileges of the presidency along with many other topics of enduring interest...read more

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9780486806075 | Dover Pubns, August 17, 2016, cover price $5.00 | About this edition: "All I have learned, I learned from books," declared Abraham Lincoln — and this book offers ample learning from the sixteenth president's wise and often witty remarks.

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Product Description: A desperado in the shadow of the gallows recounts his life of crime in this rollicking seventeenth-century memoir. Michael Martin, better known as Captain Lightfoot, confessed his history of highway robbery to a Boston reporter shortly before his execution...read more

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9780486806129 | Dover Pubns, August 17, 2016, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: A desperado in the shadow of the gallows recounts his life of crime in this rollicking seventeenth-century memoir.

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Product Description: Brazil is one of the most important but puzzling countries in the world. A nation of 200 million people, it has vast natural resource reserves, rich cultural traditions, a middle class undergoing explosive growth, and social welfare policies that are models for much of the world ('la bolsa familia,' which provides a guaranteed income to poor families)...read more

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9780190224523 | Oxford Univ Pr, August 1, 2016, cover price $74.00 | About this edition: Brazil is one of the most important but puzzling countries in the world.

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9780190224530 | Oxford Univ Pr, August 1, 2016, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Brazil is one of the most important but puzzling countries in the world.

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Product Description: This volume re-publishes key texts produced by African American anti-colonial activists between 1917-1937. Some of these texts remain well-known, but many have disappeared from view and are once again re-inserted in their original polemical contexts...read more
By Cathy Bergin (editor)

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9781474409681 | Edinburgh Univ Pr, August 1, 2016, cover price $150.00 | About this edition: This volume re-publishes key texts produced by African American anti-colonial activists between 1917-1937.

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9781474409575 | Edinburgh Univ Pr, August 1, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: This volume re-publishes key texts produced by African American anti-colonial activists between 1917-1937.

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