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Wait, Eugene M.
Table of Contents: Preface; The Ancestors; Warmer Climes; Cultures; Domens and Culture; Peoples; Ancient Egypt; Pharaohs; Viziers in Egypt; Descendants of Zoser; Ur; Pharaoh; Thebes and Other Places; Amenemhet III; Mesopotamia; Abraham; Hammurabbi; The Egyptian Empire; A Woman Pharaoh; Pharaohs in Egypt; Judges, Priests, and Astronomers; Trading Peoples; Carthage; Hittites; More on Egypt; Exodus; Moses; Israel; Gideon; Samuel; Israel, Judah and Egypt; To the Northeast; The Fall of Israel; The Fall of Judah; Medes and Persians; The Fall of Egypt; India, China, and America; Technology; Culture; Index.237pp.
Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated, 2003, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 1590333470
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Inventory #29870
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 24.00 approx. - € 21.20 approx.)
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Whitehead, John S.
As late as mid-1941 the two territories of Alaska and Hawaii were little known by most Americans. Alaska was seen as a frozen wasteland and Hawaii, an exotic outpost in the mid-Pacific with a multi-racial, particularly Asian, population. The bombing of Pearl Harbor in late 1941 and the capture of two Aleutian Islands in 1942 made the two territories central theatres of World War II. Thousands of Americans came to know Alaska and Hawaii as never before. Once the war ended both territories hoped that statehood would be their reward for such loyal wartime service. Their strategic locations pointed to an increased national involvement in the Pacific and Asia. The 49th and 50th states would eventually be admitted, but it took thirteen years, from 1946 to 1959, to do it. The long delay was caused by many of the events of the Cold War. Both territories became enmeshed in the national politics of anti-communism, radical labour movements, and Arctic policy to resist a Soviet air attack across the polar North. A cadre of statehood supporters emerged to make their case to the nation, including the young Daniel Inouye of Hawaii and Ted Stevens of Alaska, both of whom would become two of the most powerful senators in Congress.
University of New Mexico Press, 2004, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0826336361
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Inventory #12723
Price: £ 20.00 GBP ($ 24.00 approx. - € 21.20 approx.)
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Klinkenborg, Verlyn and O'Brian, Patrick
Slightly faded strip on front board. This collection of the paintings of the Caribbean world as seen by Francis Drake's crew. 272pp.
Andre Deutsch, 1996, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0233990097
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Inventory #21535
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 18.00 approx. - € 15.90 approx.)
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Andrew, Donna T.; McGowen, Randall
The Perreaus and Mrs. Rudd tells the remarkable story of a complex forgery uncovered in London in 1775. Like the trials of Martin Guerre and O.J. Simpson, the Perreau-Rudd case - filled with scandal, deceit, and mystery - preoccupied a public hungry for sensationalism. Peopled with such familiar figures as John Wilkes, King George III, Lord Mansfield, and James Boswell, this story reveals the deep anxieties of this period of English capitalism. The case acts as a prism that reveals the hopes, fears, and prejudices of that society. Above all, this episode presents a parable of the 1770s, when London was the center of European finance and national politics, of fashionable life and tell-all journalism, of empire achieved and empire lost. The crime, a hanging offense, came to light with the arrest of identical twin brothers, Robert and Daniel Perreau, after the former was detained trying to negotiate a forged bond. At their arraignment they both accused Daniel's mistress, Margaret Caroline Rudd, of being responsible for the crime. The brothers' trials coincided with the first reports of bloodshed in the American colonies at Lexington and Concord and successfully competed for space in the newspapers. From March until the following January, people could talk of little other than the fate of the Perreaus and the impending trial of Mrs. Rudd. The participants told wildly different tales and offered strikingly different portraits of themselves. The press was filled with letters from concerned or angry correspondents. The public, deeply divided over who was guilty, was troubled by evidence that suggested not only that fair might be foul, but that it might not be possible to decide which was which. While the decade of the 1770s has most frequently been studied in relation to imperial concerns and their impact upon the political institutions of the day, this book draws a different portrait of the period, making a cause celebre its point of entry. Exhaustively researched and brilliantly presented, it offers both a vivid panorama of London and a gauge for tracking the shifting social currents of the period.Head of d/j spine slightly rubbed,slight fading to d/j.
University of California Press, 2001, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0520220625
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Inventory #20212
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 11.40 approx. - € 10.07 approx.)
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Laing, Lloyd
144pp.
David & Charles, 1976, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0715372432
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Inventory #26778
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.00 approx. - € 5.30 approx.)
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