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  • The Thibodaux Massacre: Racial Violence and the 1887 Sugar Cane Labor Strike (True Crime)
    Views : 154
    Pages : 176

    by: John DeSantis

    Publisher: pThe History Press

    Book Description

    On November 23, 1887, white vigilantes gunned down unarmed black laborers and their families during a spree lasting more than two hours. The violence erupted due to strikes on Louisiana sugar cane plantations. Fear, rumor and white supremacist ideals ... more

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    2016-11-14

    ISBN-10: 1467136891

    ISBN-13: 9781467136891

    Language: English

  • Rethink: The Surprising History of New Ideas
    Views : 492
    Pages : 352

    by: Steven Poole

    Publisher: pScribner

    Book Description

    A brilliant and groundbreaking argument that innovation and progress are often achieved by revisiting and retooling ideas from the past rather than starting from scratch—from The Guardian columnist and contributor to The Atlantic.
    ... more

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    2016-11-15

    ISBN-10: 1501145606

    ISBN-13: 9781501145605

    Language: English

  • A Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves
    Views : 465
    Pages : 256

    by: Walter Alvarez

    Publisher: pW. W. Norton & Company

    Book Description

    Famed geologist Walter Alvarez expands our view of human history by revealing the cosmic, geologic, and evolutionary forces that have shaped us.

    One in a million doesn’t even come close.

    Not when we’re talking abou ... more

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    2016-11-15

    ISBN-10: 039329269X

    ISBN-13: 9780393292695

    Language: English

  • Shadow Wars: The Secret Struggle for the Middle East
    Views : 149
    Pages : 688

    by: Christopher Davidson

    Publisher: pOneworld Publications

    Book Description

    Who are these people? Where did they come from? What do they want? SHADOW WARS makes the answers painfully, damningly clear... if some future solution is discovered, it'll be thanks to the path-clearing of books like this one.
    ―Th ... more

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    2016-10-18

    ISBN-10: 1786070014

    ISBN-13: 9781786070012

    Language: English

  • The Murderous History of Bible Translations: Power, Conflict, and the Quest for Meaning
    Views : 396
    Pages : 256

    by: Harry Freedman

    Publisher: pBloomsbury Press

    Book Description

    Harry Freedman, author of The Talmud: A Biography, recounts the fascinating and bloody history of the Bible.

    In 1535, William Tyndale, the first man to produce an English version of the Bible in print, was captured and imprison ... more

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    2016-11-15

    ISBN-10: 1632866013

    ISBN-13: 9781632866011

    Language: English

  • The Vanquished: Why the First World War Failed to End
    Views : 338
    Pages : 464

    by: Robert Gerwarth

    Publisher: pFarrar, Straus and Giroux

    Book Description

    A Times Literary Supplement Best Book of 2016

    An epic, groundbreaking account of the ethnic and state violence that followed the end of World War I―conflicts that would shape the course of the twentieth century ... more

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    2016-11-15

    ISBN-10: 0374282455

    ISBN-13: 9780374282455

    Language: English

  • Brothers at Arms: American Independence and the Men of France and Spain Who Saved It
    Views : 38
    Pages : 464

    by: Larrie D. Ferreiro

    Publisher: pKnopf

    Book Description

    The remarkable untold story of how the American Revolution's success depended on substantial military assistance provided by France and Spain, and places the Revolution in the context of the global strategic interests of those nations in their fig ... more

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    2016-11-15

    ISBN-10: 1101875240

    ISBN-13: 9781101875247

    Language: English