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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. Daughter of the Cold War

    Daughter of the Cold War [Paperback]

    Grace Kennan Warnecke (Author)


    ISBN: 9780822965893
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Russian and East European Studies
    Grace Kennan Warnecke's memoir is about a life lived on the edge of history. Daughter of one of the most influential diplomats of the twentieth century, wife of the scion of a newspaper dynasty and mother of the youngest owner of a major league ba... .... Learn More
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Edward Condon's Cooperative Vision

    Edward Condon's Cooperative Vision: Science, Industry, and Innovation in Modern America [Hardback]

    Thomas C. Lassman (Author)


    ISBN: 9780822945345
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Born in 1902, Edward Condon made significant contributions to quantum theoretical physics. Nearly ten years at Princeton University sealed his reputation as a leading figure in the field. Then, in 1937, he gave it all up to pursue an industrial ... .... Learn More
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Jacob L. Devers

    Jacob L. Devers: A General's Life [Paperback]

    James Scott Wheeler (Author); Rick Atkinson (Author)


    ISBN: 9780813175980
    Published by : University Press of Kentucky
    Series: American Warriors Series
    General Jacob L. "Jake" Devers (1897-1979) was one of only two officers - the other was Omar C. Bradley - to command an army group during the decisive campaigns of 1944-1945 that liberated Europe and ended the war with Nazi Germany. After the war,... .... Learn More

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