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  1. The Power to Change the World

    The Power to Change the World: James Watt (1736-1819) - A Life in 50 Objects [Paperback]

    Malcolm Dick (Editor); Kate Croft (Editor)


    ISBN: 9781905036561
    Published by : West Midlands History
    James Watt (1736-1819) transformed the steam engine - the most significant invention of the Industrial Revolution. Without Watt there would have been no locomotives, steamships or factories where machines were energised by coal. Watt was, however... .... Learn More
  2. Fâṭima, Daughter of Muhammad (2nd ed.)

    Fâṭima, Daughter of Muhammad (2nd ed.): Second Edition [Paperback]

    Christopher Clohessy (Author)


    ISBN: 9781463239398
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Islamic History and Thought
    Volume: 10
    The only child of Muhammad to survive him, Fâṭima was from early times taken up by Shî’a Islam, for whose adherents she is the virgin mother, the heavenly intercessor with untold power before God’s throne, and the grieving mother of al-Husayn, the... .... Learn More
  3. Bugs and Bullets

    Bugs and Bullets: The True Story of an American Doctor on the Eastern Front during World War I [Hardback]

    Joseph Breckinridge-Bayne (Author); Ernest Latham (Editor)


    ISBN: 9781592110155
    Published by : Center for Romanian Studies
    Romania entered World War I in the summer of 1916 woefully unprepared to sustain a war on its own. The country faced near collapse as its Allies did not follow through on their promises and the Central Powers advanced into the kingdom. An unexpect... .... Learn More
  4. The Long Journeys Home

    The Long Journeys Home: The Repatriations of Henry ‘Opukaha‘ia and Albert Afraid of Hawk [Hardback]

    Nick Bellantoni (Author)


    ISBN: 9780819576842
    Published by : Wesleyan University Press
    Series: The Driftless Connecticut Series & Garnet Books
    Henry ‘Opukaha‘ia (ca. 1792–1818), Native Hawaiian, and Itankusun Wanbli (ca. 1879–1900), Oglala Lakota, lived almost a century apart. Yet the cultural circumstances that led them to leave their homelands and eventually die in Connecticut have str... .... Learn More
  5. John Hunyadi

    John Hunyadi: Defender of Christendom [Hardback]

    Camil Muresanu (Author)


    ISBN: 9781592110117
    Published by : Center for Romanian Studies
    The fifteenth century marked a decisive moment in world history as the expansion of the Ottoman Empire into southeastern Europe posed a grave threat to Christianity, highlighted by the fall of Byzantium to the Turks in 1453, drawing the attention ... .... Learn More
  6. Jarmila Novotná

    Jarmila Novotná: My Life in Song [Hardback]

    Jarmila Novotná (Author); William V. Madison (Editor); Brian Kellow (Author)


    ISBN: 9780813176116
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    A legendary beauty, hailed as one of the greatest singing actors of her time, Jarmila Novotná (1907-1994) was an internationally known opera soprano from the former Czechoslovakia. Best known for her performances in Der Rosenkavalier, The Marriag... .... Learn More
  7. Missionary Life in Persia

    Missionary Life in Persia: Being glimpses at a quarter of a century of labors among the Nestorian Christians [Hardback]

    John Ameer (Author); Justin Perkins (Author)


    ISBN: 9781463239213
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Kiraz Historic Travels Archive
    Volume: 32
    An account by the American missionary, Justin Perkins, of his years living among the Christians of Persia, with a new Introduction by John Ameer, setting the activities and experiences of the American missionaries in Persia in their historical con... .... Learn More
  8. The Romanovs

    The Romanovs: Family of Faith and Charity [Hardback]

    Maria Maximova (Author); Nicholas Kotar (Author)


    ISBN: 9780884654681
    Published by : Printshop of St Job of Pochaev
    This book shares the story of the last Russian emperor and his family. Their life was not necessarily what one would expect; there was much more than fancy clothes and delicious food. They shared happy memories but also great hardships. They nurse... .... Learn More
  9. The Right to a Father

    The Right to a Father [Paperback]

    Anne Sofie Hardenberg (Author); Pia Christensen Bang (Author); Susan Stanley (Author)


    ISBN: 9780996748032
    Published by : International Polar Institute
    In the ’40s and ’50s many men from Denmark traveled to Greenland to work. Here they met Greenlandic women—which more than once resulted in pregnancies. Many of these men then returned to Denmark, which meant that the children grew up as illegitima... .... Learn More
  10. Fighting the Cold War

    Fighting the Cold War: A Soldier's Memoir [Paperback]

    John R. Galvin (Author); David H. Petraeus (Author)


    ISBN: 9780813176000
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: American Warriors Series
    When four-star general John Rogers Galvin retired from the US Army after forty-four years of distinguished service in 1992, the Washington Post hailed him as a man "without peer among living generals." In Fighting the Cold War: A Soldier's Memoi... .... Learn More

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