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The Last Days of Richard III and the Fate of His DNA

By: Ashdown-Hill, John

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire, The History Press: 2013

Edition: Revised and Updated

Our Product Number: 608765

ISBN: 0752492055

Condition: Fine


222 pages. The Last Days of Richard III contains a new and uniquely detailed exploration of Richard's last 150 days. By deliberately avoiding the hindsight knowledge that he will lose the Battle of Bosworth Field, we discover a new Richard: no passive victim, awaiting defeat and death, but a king actively pursuing his own agenda. It also re-examines the aftermath of Bosworth: the treatment of Richard's body; his burial; and the construction of his tomb. And there is the fascinating story of why, and how, Richard III's family tree was traced until a relative was found, alive and well, in Canada... View more info

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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: 2017

Our Product Number: 608675

ISBN: 0812982282

Condition: New


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 powerless, during a century roiling with change, Victoria went on to rule the most powerful country on earth with a decisive hand... 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: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 604201

ISBN: 0806130393

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


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: 2011

Edition: First Edition Thus

Our Product Number: 605642

ISBN: 0752459120

Condition: New


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 marrying Henry of Anjou, making him England’s Henry II. Eleanor was a European with a continent-wide vision and a woman who ... 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: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 606911

ISBN: 0743223799

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


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: 1998

Our Product Number: 603189

ISBN: 0874518830

Condition: As New


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 personal papers shed light on such topics as labor history, state politics, and the mechanics of writing and publication. Her best... View more info

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Notable Men and Women of Spanish Texas

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

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Austin, University of Texas Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 607163

ISBN: 0292712189

Condition: Fine


SIGNED on title page by both AUTHORS . 359 pages. Signed by All Authors 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: 1999.

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 607791

ISBN: 0292712189

Condition: Fine


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, the authors bring to life these famous (and sometimes infamous) men of Spanish Texas, including: Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca... View more info

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Jefferson Davis: Private letters, 1823-1889

By: Davus, Jefferson; Strode (Editor), Hudson

Price: $11.95

Publisher: New York, Da Capo Press: 1995.

Edition: 1st Da Capro Press Edition

Our Product Number: 608053

ISBN: 030680638X

Condition: Near Fine


Remainder mark on bottom of text block. 580 pages. This fascinating collection of intimate letters from and to Jefferson Davis (1808–1889) illuminates the character and personality of the President of the Confederacy. These letters (the majority appearing fully in print for the first time) range widely over one of the most turbulent periods in American history, from his fifteenth year to his death at eighty-one. Here is Jefferson Davis in all aspects: in love and in house slippers; as wounded war hero; at dramatic heights of statesmanship; in grief over four dead sons; refusing Lee's resigna... 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: c1993.

Our Product Number: 607596

ISBN: 0679753028

Condition: Very Good


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: 1993

Our Product Number: 606275

ISBN: 0300054270

Condition: Very Good


Minor wear at corners. 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 to demonstrate Catherine's part in building Russia into a formidable European power. The book also poi... 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: 2000

Our Product Number: 608153

ISBN: 0375405445

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


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 define the new republic and direct its course for the coming centuries. Ellis focuses on six discrete moments that exemplify ... 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: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Our Product Number: 600027

ISBN: 0151005591

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


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. Nineteen men were trapped, plunged into darkness, hunger, thirst, and hallucination. As days and nights passed, the survivors be... 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: 1993

Our Product Number: 603351

ISBN: 0876111258

Condition: Very Good


Bent corner on front. . 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: 2005

Our Product Number: 603356

ISBN: 0571217699

Condition: Fine


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: 2004

Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster Edition

Our Product Number: 608180

ISBN: 074325807X

Condition: Very Good


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: 2005

Edition: 1st HarperCollins Paperback

Our Product Number: 600225

ISBN: 0060750561

Condition: New


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 religious freedom, gender equality, and civil rights. 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: 1987

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Our Product Number: 605374

ISBN: 0292750986

Condition: Very Good


Sticker ghost. 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 detail by a former head of the English Department at Texas Christian University, transports the reader to the te... View more info

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Book of Ages: The Life and Opions of Jane Franklin

By: Lepore, Jill

Price: $11.95

Publisher: New York, Vintage Books: 2014

Our Product Number: 608834

ISBN: 0307948838

Condition: Fine


442 pages. From one of our most accomplished and widely admired historians--a revelatory portrait of Benjamin Franklin's youngest sister, Jane, whose obscurity and poverty were matched only by her brother's fame and wealth but who, like him, was a passionate reader, a gifted writer, and an astonishingly shrewd political commentator. Making use of an astonishing cache of little-studied material, including documents, objects, and portraits only just discovered, Jill Lepore brings Jane Franklin to life in a way that illuminates not only this one extraordinary woman but an entire world 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: 1997

Our Product Number: 606156

ISBN: 0806129158

Condition: Near Fine


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 his hideout in Denton County, Texas, throughout the old Southwest until he was shot by Texas Rangers in an attempted bank ro... View more info