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    • Writing history in the global era
    • Ring of steel : Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I, the people's war
    • The missing of the Somme
    • GI brides : the wartime girls who crossed the Atlantic for love
      GI brides : the wartime girls who crossed the Atlantic for love
      Duncan Barrett & Nuala Calvi.
      "Worn down by years of war and hardship, girls like Sylvia, Margaret, and Gwendolyn were thrilled when American GI's arrived in Britain with their exotic accents, handsome uniforms and aura of Hollywood glamor. Others, like Rae, who distrusted the Yanks, were eventually won over by their easy charm. So when VE Day finally came, for the 70,000 women who'd become GI brides, it was tinged with sadness--it meant leaving their homeland behind to follow their husbands across the Atlantic. And the long voyage was just the beginning of an even bigger journey. Adapting to a new culture thousands of miles from home, often with a man they barely knew, was difficult-but these women survived the Blitz and could cope with anything. GI BRIDES shares the sweeping, compelling, and moving true stories of four women who gave up everything and crossed an ocean for love"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • The Wars of the Roses : the fall of the Plantagenets and the rise of the Tudors
      The Wars of the Roses : the fall of the Plantagenets and the rise of the Tudors
      Dan Jones.
      The best-selling author of The Plantagenets traces the 15th-century civil wars that irrevocably shaped the British crown, particularly evaluating the roles of strong women including Margaret of Anjou, Elizabeth Woodville and Margaret Beaufort in shifting power between two ruling families. Includes six maps and four genealogies.
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    • How to be a Victorian : a dawn-to-dusk guide to Victorian life
    • Packing up : further adventures of a trailing spouse
      Packing up : further adventures of a trailing spouse
      Brigid Keenan.
      In the continuing adventures of Brigid Keenan, the "trailing spouse" of a diplomat, we find her dealing with life in Kazakhstan, navigating her daughters' weddings, coping with a cancer diagnosis, and getting a crash course in grandmotherhood, while facing up to her greatest challange yet: retirement.
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    • The Irish revolution : an illustrated history, 1912-25
      The Irish revolution : an illustrated history, 1912-25
      Fergal Tobin.
      This generously illustrated popular history surveys the entire period of the Irish Revolution. Beginning with the Ulster crisis of 1912, it traces the turbulent events of the following years down to the final report of the Boundary Commission in 1925 which stabilized the border between the Irish Free State and Northern Ireland. Naturally, the Easter Rising of 1916 is the central event. It is often thought as a foundation event, but it was not; it was, however, transformative. Irish nationalism had been a potent force since the 1790s but the Rising and its consequences raised the stakes to new heights. The more the stakes were raised by the nationalists, however, the more likely it became that the unionists of Ulster could not be accommodated, so that republicanism and partition marched hand in hand. This is one of the tragic ironies of the story. The Ireland that emerged from the revolutionary period is the Ireland with which we are all so familiar.--From publisher description.
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    • Ireland : one island, no borders
      Ireland : one island, no borders
      photographs by Elizabeth Billups

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    • The best loved villages of France
      The best loved villages of France
      Stephane Bern.
      An insider's tour of France's most beloved and beautiful villages uncovers the country's hidden treasures. The Best Loved Villages of France brings the reader on a tour of forty-four of the country's most treasured destinations. Always picturesque, but often well-kept secrets, the book offers insight into village life and local history.
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    • Explaining Hitler : the search for the origins of his evil
    • The collapse : the accidental opening of the Berlin Wall
      The collapse : the accidental opening of the Berlin Wall
      Mary Elise Sarotte.
      "In The Collapse historian Mary Elise Sarotte shows that the opening of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, was not, as is commonly believed, the East German government's deliberate concession to outside influence. It was an accident. A carelessly worded memo written by mid-level bureaucrats, a bumbling press conference given by an inept member of the East German Politburo, the negligence of government leaders, the bravery of ordinary people in East and West Berlin--these combined to bring about the end of nearly forty years of oppression, fear, and enmity in divided Berlin. Drawing on evidence from archives in multiple countries and languages, along with dozens of interviews with key actors, The Collapse is the definitive account of the event that brought down the East German Politburo and came to represent the final collapse of the Cold War order"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • 101 places in Italy : a private grand tour
      101 places in Italy : a private grand tour
      Francis Russell.
      "This personal, and wonderfully well-informed, selection of the most rewarding towns, cities, villages, and individual monuments in Italy is the definitive guidebook for the discerning traveler. The author knows Italy intimately, has been studying and writing about Italian art all his life, and is the perfect companion for those who want to know about more than the obvious attractions. As well as comprehensively covering the finest sights in the major tourist centers of Rome, Florence, Venice, and elsewhere, Russell selects, discusses and describes dozens of less known, and often neglected, masterpieces of art and architecture that are still to be found the length and breadth of the Italian peninsula. In a book that will educate and astonish the frequent traveller as surely as it will guide and inform the first-time visitor, the author chooses and explores palaces and gardens, city squares and lonely churches, frescoes and altarpieces, great museums and tiny ruins that together provide a richly textured portrait of a country where the history and patterns of civilization lie more thickly than anywhere else on earth"--Page 4 of cover.
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    • Maine to Greenland : exploring the maritime far northeast
      Maine to Greenland : exploring the maritime far northeast
      William W. Fitzhugh and Wilfred E. Richard
      Provides an in-depth treatment of the Northeast Atlantic corridor. Today green technology, climate change, and the opening of the Arctic Ocean have transformed the area from an icy frontier into a global resource zone and an increasingly integrated international crossroads. Discover how a variety of cultures has adapted to the environment over the centuries.
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    • Inside the museums : Toronto's heritage sites and their most prized objects
    • DC Comics : a visual history
      DC Comics : a visual history
      written by Alan Cowsill, Alex Irvine, Matthew K Manning, Michael McAvennie and Daniel Wallace
      This book covers the longest running comic book publisher. It's a month by month chronicle, charting the major and minor publications and events from seventy-five years of DC Comics. It covers the events of the golden age of comic (1938-1955), the silver age (1956-1969), and the bronze age (1970-1979), right on through to the modern age (1980-present). It travels from earth-2 to earth-1, to the antimatter universe and back again to provide a comprehensive record of the people and circumstances that have shaped the DC universe.
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