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Victoria the Queen: An Intimate Biography of the Woman Who Ruled an Empire

By: Baird, Julia

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Random House:

Our Product Number: 608675


Genealogical table . 696 pages. When Victoria was born, in 1819, the world was a very different place. Revolution would threaten many of Europe’s monarchies in the coming decades. In Britain, a generation of royals had indulged their whims at the public’s expense, and republican sentiment was growing. The Industrial Revolution was transforming the landscape, and the British Empire was commanding ever larger tracts of the globe. In a world where women were often powe... View more info

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Frederick Jackson Turner: Strange Roads Going Down

By: Bogue, Allan G.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press:

Our Product Number: 604201


Protected in a removable archival cover. . 557 pages View more info

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April Queen: Eleanor of Aquitaine

By: Boyd, Douglas

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Gloucestershire, ENG, The History Press:

Our Product Number: 605642


Genealogical tables. 368 pages. Recreating the turbulent life of one of the most exciting women in European medieval history, this biography reveals a peculiarly "modern" queen Eleanor of Aquitaine was the only person ever to sit on the thrones of both France and England. This account of the adventures of the extraordinary mother of Richard the Lionheart and King John takes us into the heart and mind of the woman who changed the shape of Europe for 300 years by m... View more info

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Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake who Wrote the Constitution

By: Brookhiser, Richard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Free Press:

Our Product Number: 606911


251 pages View more info

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"A Good Poor Man's Wife": Being a Chronicle of Harriet Hanson Robinson and Her Family in Nineteenth-Century New England

By: Bushman, Claudia L.

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Hanover, University Press of New England:

Our Product Number: 603189


0.91 x 8.47 x 5.5 Inches. 304 pages. A shrewd observer of 19th-century America, Harriet Hanson Robinson's participation in important events and her salty comments, preserved and recorded in the poetry and books she wrote during her lifetime, offer a dramatic account of how one strong-minded woman, who first worked as a textile worker in the industrial town of Lowell, MA, turned to writing and politics to sustain her family after her husband's early death. Harriet's perso... View more info

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Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China

By: Chang, Jung

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York, Touchstone:

Our Product Number: 603670


Genealogical table. 544 pages. The story of three generations in twentieth-century China, Wild Swans is an engrossing record of Mao's impact on China, an unusual window on the female experience in the modern world, and an inspiring tale of courage and love. Jung Chang describes the life of her grandmother, a warlord's concubine; her mother's struggles as a young idealistic Communist; and her parents' experience as members of the Communist elite and their ordeal du... View more info

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Notable Men and Women of Spanish Texas

By: Chipman, Donald E.; Joseph, Harriet Denise

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Austin, University of Texas Press:

Our Product Number: 607791


359 pages. Signed by All Authors. The Spanish colonial era in Texas (1528-1821) continues to emerge from the shadowy past with every new archaeological and historical discovery. In this book, years of archival sleuthing by Donald E. Chipman and Harriett Denise Joseph now reveal the real human beings behind the legendary figures who discovered, explored, and settled Spanish Texas. By combining dramatic, real-life incidents, biographical sketches, and historical background... View more info

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Private letters, 1823-1889

By: Davis, Jefferson; selected and edited by Hudson Strode

Price: $8.45

Publisher: New York, Da Capo Press:

Our Product Number: 608053


580 pages View more info

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Sword of San Jacinto: A Life of Sam Houston

By: De Bruhl, Marshall

Price: $5.79

Publisher: New York, Random House:

Our Product Number: 607596


446 pages View more info

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Catherine the Great: A Short History

By: de Madariaga, Professor Isabel

Price: $6.84

Publisher: Yale University Press:

Our Product Number: 606275


Genealogical table . 248 pages. This brief account of Catherine's reign incorporates the research findings of the last twenty years, (1970-1990). Isabel de Madariaga has written an account of Catherine's life which disentangles myth from the verifiable reality and focusses on her 34 year reign. De Madariaga places the changes and reforms of Catherine's reign in the context of the prevailing trends and political climate of Europe, and examines Russia's military activity ... View more info

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Throne of Gold: The Lives of the Aga Khans

By: Edwards, Anne

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, William Morrow & Co:

Our Product Number: 604609


Protected in a removable archival cover. Genealogical table. 346 pages. A biography of the wealthy Aga Khan clan, leaders of the Ismaili sect of Muslims found throughout East Africa, Pakistan, and India, traces the dynasty up to Aly Khan, the playboy husband of Rita Hayworth, into the present day. View more info

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Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation

By: Ellis, Joseph J.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf:

Our Product Number: 608153


Maroon boards with cream spine imprinted in gold with title and author. Deckle-edged pages. 288 pages. An illuminating study of the intertwined lives of the founders of the American republic--John Adams, Aaron Burr, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and George Washington. During the 1790s, which Ellis calls the most decisive decade in our nation's history, the greatest statesmen of their generation--and perhaps any--came together to ... View more info

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Last Man Out: The Story of the Springhill Mine Disaster

By: Greene, Melissa Fay

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Orlando, Florida, Harcourt:

Our Product Number: 600027


Illus. , index. Protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. Gold boards with gray spine imprinted with title and author in gold. Full letter line K J I H G F E D C B A . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 342 pages. The deepest coal mine in North America was notoriously unpredictable. One late October evening in 1958, it "bumped" - its rock floors heaving up and smashing into rock ceilings. A few miners staggered out, most of the 174 on shift did not. Nin... View more info

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The Samuel May Williams Home: The Life and Neighborhood of an Early Galveston Entrepreneur

By: Henson, Margaret Swett

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Texas State Historical Association:

Our Product Number: 603351


0.22 x 8.49 x 5.52 Inches. 60 pages View more info

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Wellington's Smallest Victory

By: Hofschroer, Peter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber:

Our Product Number: 603356


1.02 x 7.56 x 4.96 Inches. 240 pages View more info

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Benjamin Franklin : An American Life

By: Isaacson, Walter

Price: $8.49

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster:

Our Product Number: 608180


Full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. . 586 pages View more info

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American Jezebel: The Uncommon Life of Anne Hutchinson, the Woman Who Defied the Puritans

By: Laplante, Eve

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, Harper San Francisco:

Our Product Number: 600225


Bibliog. , index. Genealogical table. Named by Christian Science Monitor as one of the best nonfiction books of 2004. Full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. . 312 pages. Recounts the life and political achievements of the seventeenth-century feminist, noting her successful reform efforts in spite of the limitations placed on Puritan women and multiple charges of heresy and sedition, in a portrait that also identifies her role in the establishment of modern concepts of r... View more info

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Mary Austin Holley: A Biography

By: Lee, Rebecca Smith

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Austin, University of Texas Press:

Our Product Number: 605374


Genealogical table. 480 pages. Elma Dill Russell Spencer Foundation Series. Mary Austin Holley found life challenging and made it interesting for others. As wife and widow of Horace Holley, eminent orator, clergyman, and educator, and as cousin and friend of Stephen F. Austin, founder of the first Texas colony, she formed friendships among important people. From New Haven to New Orleans and Brazoria, Texas, she was beloved. The panorama of her life, described in vivid de... View more info

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A Sketch of Sam Bass, the Bandit

By: Martin, Charles L.

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press:

Our Product Number: 606156


192 pages. Western Frontier Library. Sam Bass is perhaps the most notorious Texas outlaw of the 1870s. Within four years he and his band robbed trains, stages, and stores from the Dakota Territory to the Mexican border. He was not a killer, and because the railroads and their high freight rates were unpopular, Bass quickly became a legendary hero. Nevertheless, Wells Fargo agents, railroad detectives, Texas Rangers, and posses of private citizens chased Bass from... View more info

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Queen Emma and the Vikings: Power, Love, and Greed in 11th Century England

By: O'Brien, Harriet

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, Bloomsbury USA:

Our Product Number: 605637


Genealogical table . 288 pages. A lively portrait of a tumultuous period replete with conflict and strife, political intrigue and shifting alliances, assassinations and coronations. Emma, one of England's most remarkable queens, made her mark on a nation beset by Viking raiders at the end of the Dark Ages, a period often neglected by conventional history. At the center of a triangle of Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, and Normans all jostling for control of England, Emma was a po... View more info