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Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century
Distant Mirror
The Calamitous Fourteenth Century
Paperback      ISBN: 0345349571
The prize-winning historian traces the major currents of the fourteenth century, revealing the century's great historical rhythms and events and the texture of daily life at all levels of European society
African Diary: The Day-By-Day Account of an Incredible Adventure
African Diary
The Day-By-Day Account of an Incredible Adventure
Hardcover      ISBN: 0937552313
The Black Death: Natural and Human Disaster in Medieval Europe
The Black Death
Natural and Human Disaster in Medieval Europe
Paperback      ISBN: 0029123704
Depicts the spread of the epidemic of the black death throughout Europe, and examines the disease's impact on the society of the middle ages
March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam
March of Folly
From Troy to Vietnam
Paperback      ISBN: 0345308239
Examines the irrationalities of governments through analysis of four crises of history--the fall of Troy, the Renaissance popes' provocation of the Protestant Reformation, Britain's loss of the American colonies, and America's involvement in Vietnam
Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream
Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream
Paperback      ISBN: 0312060270
Explores the thirty-sixth President's background, his personal outlook and behavior, his political career, and the political system that fostered his rise
The Guns of August
The Guns of August
Paperback      ISBN: 034538623x
A definitive Pulitzer Prize-winning recreation of the powderkeg that was Europe during the crucial first thirty days of World War I traces the actions of statesmen and patriots alike in Berlin, London, St. Petersburg, and Paris. Reprint. NYT.
Henry Clay: Statesman for the Union
Henry Clay
Statesman for the Union
Paperback      ISBN: 0393310884
Examines the life and work of the statesman and discusses his repeated failed attempts to become president
A History of Private Life: From the Fires of Revolution to the Great War
A History of Private Life
From the Fires of Revolution to the Great War
Hardcover      ISBN: 0674399781
Peter the Great: His Life and World
Peter the Great
His Life and World
Paperback      ISBN: 0345298063
This biography of the notorious Russian ruler examines his background and accomplishments, detailing the armed conflicts during his reign and scrutinizing his transformation of medieval Russia into modern Russia
Cowgirls: Women of the American West
Women of the American West
Paperback      ISBN: 0803275757
American lore has slighted the cowgirl, although at least one can still be found in nearly every ranching community. Like her male counterpart, she rides and ropes, understands land and stock, and confronts the elements. The writer and photographer Teresa Jordan traveled sixty thousand miles in the American West, talking with more than a hundred authentic cowgirls running ranches and performing in rodeos. The result is a fascinating book that also situates the cowgirl in history and literature. A new preface and updated bibliography have been added to this Bison Book edition.