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Passionate Sage: The Character and Legacy of John Adams By Joseph J. Ellis, Ph.D. Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781324036159
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 8th, 2022

An absorbing, insightful profile of the revolutionary leader, president, husband, and father from one of our best historians, now in a beautiful new package.


The Greatest Spy: The True Story of the Secret Agent That Inspired James Bond 007 By John Harte Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781951082611
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Published: Cune Press - November 8th, 2022

Audacious, brilliant, chameleon. All these words could be used to describe the man that became Britain's greatest spy, a man known by several names and who came from many places, depending on who was asking and when. Was he from Poland? Or was he the son of an Irish clergyman? Many believe he was born in Odessa, Ukraine, a place hot in today's headlines.


The Duchess Countess: The Woman Who Scandalized Eighteenth-Century London By Catherine Ostler Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781982179748
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Published: Atria Books - November 29th, 2022

This “scintillating story superbly told” (The Times, London) explores the adventurous life of the stylish and scandalous Elizabeth Chudleigh, Duchess of Kingston—a woman whose infamous trial was bigger news in British society than the American War of Independence—and provides a clear-eyed and fascinating look into the sumptuous Georgian Era.

As maid of


Victorine du Pont: The Force behind the Family (Cultural Studies of Delaware and the Eastern Shore) By Leonard C. Spitale Cover Image
$36.95
ISBN: 9781644532768
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Published: University of Delaware Press - December 9th, 2022

Victorine Elizabeth du Pont, the first child of Eleuthère Irénée du Pont and his wife Sophie, was seven years old when her family emigrated to America, where her father established the humble beginnings of what would become a corporate giant.


Franz Boas: Shaping Anthropology and Fostering Social Justice (Critical Studies in the History of Anthropology) By Rosemary Lévy Zumwalt Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9781496216915
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - December 1st, 2022

Franz Boas defined the concept of cultural relativism and reoriented the humanities and social sciences away from race science toward an antiracist and anticolonialist understanding of human biology and culture.


Machiavelli: From Radical to Reactionary (Renaissance Lives ) By Robert Black Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781789146158
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Published: Reaktion Books - November 11th, 2022

From a leading expert on the life and works of Niccolò Machiavelli, a superb overview of the pivotal Renaissance philosopher, writer, and historian.
 
“Machiavellian” can signify duplicity and amorality in politics, but Machiavelli himself was far more complex than this cliché.


Philip and Alexander: Kings and Conquerors By Adrian Goldsworthy Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781541602625
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Published: Basic Books - October 18th, 2022

In this definitive biography of father and son, an eminent historian "brings to life the full drama of ancient history" (Wall Street Journal)

Alexander the Great's conquests staggered the world. He led his army across thousands of miles, overthrowing the greatest empires of his time and building a new one in its place.


In the Shadow of the Empress: The Defiant Lives of Maria Theresa, Mother of Marie Antoinette, and Her Daughters By Nancy Goldstone Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316449304
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Published: Back Bay Books - September 20th, 2022

The vibrant, sprawling saga of Empress Maria Theresa—one of the most renowned women rulers in history—and three of her extraordinary daughters, including Marie Antoinette, the doomed queen of France.

Out of the thrilling and tempestuous eighteenth century comes the sweeping family saga of beautiful Maria Theresa, a sovereign of uncommon strength and vision, the only w


The Lost Mandate of Heaven: The American Betrayal of Ngo Dinh Diem, President of Vietnam By Geoffrey D. T. Shaw Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781621646136
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Published: Ignatius Press - October 15th, 2022

Ngo Dinh Diem, the first president of the Republic of Vietnam, possessed the Confucian "Mandate of Heaven", a moral and political authority that was widely recognized by all Vietnamese. This devout Roman Catholic leader never lost this mandate in the eyes of his people; rather, he was taken down by a military coup sponsored by the U.S. government, which resulted in his brutal murder.


Roosevelt Sweeps Nation: Fdr's 1936 Landslide and the Triumph of the Liberal Ideal By David Pietrusza Cover Image
$34.99
ISBN: 9781635767773
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Published: Diversion Books - September 13th, 2022

From the acclaimed author of 1920: The Year of the Six Presidents and 1960: LJB vs JFK vs Nixon--The Epic Campaign that Forged Three Presidencies comes a dazzling panorama of presidential and political personalities, ambitions, plots, and counterplots; racism, anti-Semitism, anti-socialism, and anti-communism, and the landslide referendum on FDR's New Deal policies in


Secret Lives of Royal Women: Fascinating Biographies of Queens, Princesses, Duchesses, and Other Regal Women (Biographies of Royalty) By Marlene Wagman-Geller, Ben Cassel (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Marlene Wagman-Geller, Ben Cassel (Foreword by)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781642509434
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Published: Mango - September 13th, 2022

Fascinating Portraits of the Secret Lives of Royals

"...offers deep insight into those who were power players in the world's past. I'm even adding some of them to my personal list of sheroes and anti-sheroes... " --Becca Anderson, author of The Book of Awesome Women


The Umbrella of Clairvoyance: And Other Family Stories of Imperial and Soviet Russia and America Today By Galina Tregubov Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781685264857
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Published: Covenant Books - September 20th, 2022

The most intriguing puzzle in the world is the journey of human life. The author lets readers solve many puzzles for themselves by introducing different characters in the process of navigating through entertaining and captivating plots.