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Halley\'s quest
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Halley's quest

By Julie Wakefield

2005. Hardcover wih Dust Jacket. New. A NEW TAKE ON ONE OF HISTORY'S MOST FAMILIAR NAMES IN SCIENCE. AUTHOR JULIE WAKEFIELD DESCRIBES EDMOND HALLEY'S OVERLOOKED BUT PERHAPS MOST SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTION: SOLVING A KEY RIDDLE OF LONGITUDE TO ALLOW CONSISTENTLY ACCURATE NAVIGATION OF THE HIGH SEAS

$12.00

Cold War
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Cold War

By Jerry Langton

Hardcover. New. Organized crime in Canada has long been dominated by the Hells Angels and their friends in the Rizzuto crime family. Over the years, they have brought many street gangs into their alliance, most notably the Indian Posse, many sets of the Crips, the Independent Soldiers and the Red Scorpions. The key to their allegiance is that, through a variety of sources, the Hells Angels and the Rizzutos could always get the commodities-marijuana, cocaine, meth, ecstasy, cash, steroids, women-that fed organized crime. But their strong-arm tactics have always created an opposition-the Cotroni family, the Musitanos, the Outlaws, the Bandidos, the Rock Machine-all less familiar names to Canadians. And the opposition is now standing up to the stalwart Canadian kingpins

$10.00

A History Of The English-Speaking Peoples: Volume Three
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A History Of The English-Speaking Peoples: Volume Three

By Winston S. Churchill

1993. Hardcover. Like New. Minor Wear. No Dust Jacket.

$24.00

The Old Regime And The French Revolution
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The Old Regime And The French Revolution

By Professor Alexis de Tocqueville

1955. Paperback. Very Good. Age spots and wear from reading. The French Revolution is undoubtedly one of the most significant events in world history, one whose repercussions still affect Western society today, two hundred years later. The most important contribution to our understanding of the French Revolution was written almost one hundred years ago by Alexis de Tocqueville, who is recognized today as one of the greatest political thinkers of the nineteenth century. Tocqueville's Democracy in America was only one part of the study of democracy to which he devoted his life; the second, and to his mind more important, part was to be a monumental study of the French Revolution, its origins, course, and consequences. Only the first section--The Old Regime and the French Revolution--was completed before his death. It brilliantly and searchingly examines the nature of French society in the years before the Revolution. Why did the Revolution break out? Was it inevitable, and if so, why? How was France really changed by the Revolution? Why did the intellectuals become enemies of the old French state and society? Why was the French nobility so estranged from the French people? Why, in short, were Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette doomed to the guillotines of the Revolution? In The Old Regime and the French Revolution, Tocqueville examines these and many other questions and in large measure succeeds in answering them. Book jacket.

$18.00

Boom!: Voices Of The Sixties Personal Reflections On The \'60s And Today
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Boom!: Voices Of The Sixties Personal Reflections On The '60s And Today

By Tom Brokaw

2007. Hardcover. Like New. In The Greatest Generation, his landmark bestseller, Tom Brokaw eloquently evoked for America what it meant to come of age during the Great Depression and the Second World War. Now, in Boom!, one of America’s premier journalists gives us an epic portrait of another defining era in America as he brings to life the tumultuous Sixties, a fault line in American history. The voices and stories of both famous people and ordinary citizens come together as Brokaw takes us on a memorable journey through a remarkable time, exploring how individual lives and the national mindset were affected by a controversial era and showing how the aftershocks of the Sixties continue to resound in our lives today. In the reflections of a generation, Brokaw also discovers lessons that might guide us in the years ahead. Boom! One minute it was Ike and the man in the grey flannel suit, and the next minute it was time to “turn on, tune in, drop out.” While Americans were walking on the moon, Americans were dying in Vietnam. Nothing was beyond question, and there were far fewer answers than before.Published as the fortieth anniversary of 1968 approaches, Boom! gives us what Brokaw sees as a virtual reunion of some members of “the class of ’68,” offering wise and moving reflections and frank personal remembrances about people’s lives during a time of high ideals and profound social, political, and individual change. What were the gains, what were the losses? Who were the winners, who were the losers? As they look back decades later, what do members of the Sixties generation think really mattered in that tumultuous time, and what will have meaning going forward? Race, war, politics, feminism, popular culture, and music are all explored here, and we learn from a wide range of people about their lives. Tom Brokaw explores how members of this generation have gone on to bring activism and a Sixties mindset into individual entrepreneurship today. We hear stories of how this formative decade has led to a recalibrated perspective–on business, the environment, politics, family, our national existence. Remarkable in its insights, profoundly moving, wonderfully written and reported, this revealing portrait of a generation and of an era, and of the impact of the 1960s on our lives today, lets us be present at this reunion ourselves, and join in these frank conversations about America then, now, and tomorrow.

$10.00

Building The Suez Canal
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Building The Suez Canal

By S.C. Burchell

1966. Hardcover, Dust Jacket. Very Good.

$10.00

A History Of London
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A History Of London

By Robert Gray

1986. Hardcover. Like New. A readable look at the history of the City of London from its Roman origins.

$10.00

In War\'s Dark Shadow
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In War's Dark Shadow

By W. Bruce Lincoln

1983. Hardcover. Good. The Russians before the Great War. In War's Dark Shadow is the story of the Russian people as they entered the twentieth century. It takes the reader into areas of Russian life that have remained virtually unknown in the West to all but those specialists who read and speak Russian.--[book jacket]

$12.00

Indian Nations of North America
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Indian Nations of North America

By Anton et al Truer

2010. Hardcover. New. Walk with the indigenous people who settled North America and with their descendants, whose more than 500 tribes range from the Arctic Circle across the Great Plains and to the Eastern Seaboard. Lakota, Cherokee, Navajo, Haida: these groups and many others are profiled in engaging entries and portrayed in magnificent images and maps that authentically evoke each tribe's history and character. Organized into eight geographical regions, this encyclopedic reference gives fascinating details about key tribes within each area: their beliefs, sustenance, shelter, alliances, interaction with nature, historic events, and more. Learn about the spiritual and cultural traditions of Native Americans across the continent...investigate how and when each tribe came into contact with Europeans, and how their lives changed. This is the definitive, insightful reference on Native Americans captivating and informative for all who appreciate history, diverse cultures, stunning images, and the artistry of maps.

$27.00