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My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence is a unique book in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, examines aspects of the UAE's development experience. This young country is making every effort to achieve excellence ...
My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence

My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence is a unique book in which His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, examines aspects of the UAE's development experience. This young country is making every effort to achieve excellence and upgrade its status from a regional economic centre into an international hub. It is striving to excel in services, tourism, the knowledge economy and creative human resources in order to reach its ambitious development goals.

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18.38 USD

My Vision: Challenges in the Race for Excellence

by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
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According to conventional wisdom, in the sixteenth century, Spain and Portugal served as a model to the English for how to go about establishing colonies in the New World and Africa. By the eighteenth century, however, it was Spain and Portugal that aspired to imitate the British. Editor Jorge Canizares-Esguerra ...
Entangled Empires: The Anglo-Iberian Atlantic, 1500-1830
According to conventional wisdom, in the sixteenth century, Spain and Portugal served as a model to the English for how to go about establishing colonies in the New World and Africa. By the eighteenth century, however, it was Spain and Portugal that aspired to imitate the British. Editor Jorge Canizares-Esguerra and the contributors to Entangled Empires challenge these long-standing assumptions, exploring how Spain, Britain, and Portugal shaped one another throughout the entire period, from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries. They argue that these empires were interconnected from the very outset in their production and sharing of knowledge as well as in their economic activities. Willingly or unwillingly, African slaves, Amerindians, converso traders, smugglers, missionaries, diplomats, settlers, soldiers, and pirates crossed geographical, linguistic, and political boundaries and cocreated not only local but also imperial histories. Contributors reveal that entanglement was not merely a process that influenced events in the colonies after their founding; it was constitutive of European empire from the beginning. The essays in Entangled Empires seek to clarify the processes that rendered the intertwined histories of these colonial worlds invisible, including practices of archival erasure as well as selective memorialization. Bringing together a large geography and chronology, Entangled Empires emphasizes the importance of understanding connections, both intellectual and practical, between the English and Iberian imperial projects. The colonial history of the United States ought to be considered part of the history of colonial Latino-America just as Latin-American history should be understood as fundamental to the formation of the United States. Contributors: Ernesto Bassi, Benjamin Breen, Jorge Canizares-Esguerra, Bradley Dixon, Kristie Flannery, Eliga Gould, Michael Guasco, April Hatfield, Christopher Heaney, Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, Mark Sheaves, Holly Snyder, Cameron Strang.
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57.750000 USD
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Written by one of this country's leading experts on American Judaism, this book offers a snapshot of Orthodoxy Jewry in the United States, asking how the community has evolved in the years since World War II and where it is headed in the future. Incorporating rich details of everyday life, ...
Sliding to the Right: The Contest for the Future of American Jewish Orthodoxy
Written by one of this country's leading experts on American Judaism, this book offers a snapshot of Orthodoxy Jewry in the United States, asking how the community has evolved in the years since World War II and where it is headed in the future. Incorporating rich details of everyday life, fine-grained observations of cultural practices, descriptions of educational institutions, and more, Samuel Heilman delineates the varieties of Jewish Orthodox groups, focusing in particular on the contest between the proudly parochial, contra-acculturative haredi Orthodoxy and the accomodationist modern Orthodoxy over the future of this religious community. What emerges overall is a picture of an Orthodox Jewry that has gained both in numbers and intensity and that has moved farther to the religious right as it struggles to define itself and to maintain age-old traditions in the midst of modernity, secularization, technological advances, and the pervasiveness of contemporary American culture.
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36.700000 USD

Sliding to the Right: The Contest for the Future of American Jewish Orthodoxy

by Samuel C. Heilman
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The Company of Scotland and its attempts to establish the colony of Caledonia on the inhospitable isthmus of Panama in the late seventeenth century is one of the most tragic moments of Scottish history. Devised by William Paterson, the stratagem was to create a major trading station between Europe and ...
Darien: A Journey in Search of Empire
The Company of Scotland and its attempts to establish the colony of Caledonia on the inhospitable isthmus of Panama in the late seventeenth century is one of the most tragic moments of Scottish history. Devised by William Paterson, the stratagem was to create a major trading station between Europe and the East. It could have been a triumph, but inadequate preparation and organization ensured it was a catastrophe - of the 3000 settlers who set sail in 1688 and 1699, only a handful returned, the rest having succumbed to disease, and the enormous financial loss was a key factor in ensuring union with England in 1707. Based on archive research in the UK and Panama, as well as extensive travelling in Darien itself, John ckendrick explores this fascinating and seminal moment in Scottish history and uncovers fascinating new information from New World archives about the role of the English and Spanish, and about the identities of the settlers themselves.
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22.17 USD

Darien: A Journey in Search of Empire

by John McKendrick
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The Portuguese Jewish diaspora was born out of a double tragedy: the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492 and the forced conversion/expulsion of the Jews from Portugal in 1497. The potent combination of expulsion, Inquisition, and crypto-Judaism left people neither wholly Jewish nor wholly Christian in their identity. ...
The Jews in the Caribbean
The Portuguese Jewish diaspora was born out of a double tragedy: the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492 and the forced conversion/expulsion of the Jews from Portugal in 1497. The potent combination of expulsion, Inquisition, and crypto-Judaism left people neither wholly Jewish nor wholly Christian in their identity. Subsequently many left the Iberian peninsula; some found refuge in the Caribbean, but succeeded in maintaining strong connections with Portuguese Jews in western Europe, the Ottoman empire, and the Far East, while they also forged ties with the surrounding peoples and cultures. This book looks at many different aspects of this complex past. Its interdisciplinary approach allows a wealth of new information to be brought together to create a comprehensive picture. Part I sets the context, and also considers the relationship of Caribbean Jewry to European trading systems; its special ties to Amsterdam and Dutch-ruled Curacao; and the role of Jewish merchants in Jamaica's commerce. Part II examines the material and visual culture of Jews in the British and Dutch Caribbean, while Part III looks at Caribbean Jewish identity and heritage and their modern manifestations. Part IV contains archival studies that illuminate other subjects of importance-adventure and piracy, Jewish participation in a nineteenth-century revolt of black slaves and in the first Jamaican elections after Jews were granted the right to vote, and questions of concubinage and sexual relations between Jews and blacks. Part V moves from the local to the international, in particular the connection with mainland America. In their diversity, the contributions to this volume suggest the many ways in which the formation of the Caribbean Jewish diaspora can be understood today: as a Jewish diaspora dispersed under different European colonial empires; as a Jewish cultural entity created by a set of shared traditions and historical memories; and as one component in a web of relationships that characterized the Atlantic world. Defining it is no simple matter: like all diaspora identities it was constantly in flux, reinventing itself under changing historical circumstances. CONTRIBUTORS: Aviva Ben-Ur, Miriam Bodian, Judah M. Cohen, Eli Faber, Rachel Frankel, Noah L. Gelfand, Jane S. Gerber, Josette Capriles Goldish, Matt Goldish, Jonathan Israel, Stanley Mirvis, Gerard Nahon, Joanna Newman, Ronnie Perelis, Jackie Ranston, James Robertson, Jessica Roitman, Dale Rosengarten, Barry L. Stiefel, Hilit Surowitz-Israel, Karl Watson, Swithin Wilmot
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31.450000 USD

The Jews in the Caribbean

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Welcome to a country that has a higher casualty rate than Iraq. Wander streets considered the deadliest in the world. Wake up each morning to another batch of corpses - sometimes bound, often mutilated - lining the roads; to the screeching blue light of police sirens and the huddles of ...
Blood Barrios: Dispatches from the World's Deadliest Streets
Welcome to a country that has a higher casualty rate than Iraq. Wander streets considered the deadliest in the world. Wake up each morning to another batch of corpses - sometimes bound, often mutilated - lining the roads; to the screeching blue light of police sirens and the huddles of 'red journalists' who make a living chasing after the bloodshed. But Honduras is no warzone. Not officially, anyway. Ignored by the outside world, this Central American country is ravaged by ultra-violent drug cartels and an equally ruthless, militarised law force. Corruption is rife and the justice system is woefully ineffective. Prisons are full to bursting and barrios are flooded with drugs from South America en route to the US. Cursed by geography, the people are trapped here, caught in a system of poverty and cruelty with no means of escape. For many years, Alberto Ace was the only foreign correspondent in Tegucigalpa, Honduras's beleaguered capital, and he witnessed first-hand the country's decent into anarchy. Here, he shares his experiences in a series of gripping and atmospheric dispatches: from earnest conversations with narcos, taxi drivers and soldiers, to exposes of state corruption and harrowing accounts of the aftermath of violence. Provocative, revelatory and at time heart-rending, Blood Barrios shines a light on the suffering and stoicism of the Honduran people, and asks the international community if there is more that they can do.
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18.75 USD

Blood Barrios: Dispatches from the World's Deadliest Streets

by Alberto Arce
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[A] work of great synthesis. . . . [It] argues that the 'makers of Western Islam' have not only enriched Islam, but also humanity in general. This book is an important and timely contribution. --Dr. Enes Karic, Professor at the Faculty of Islamic Studies, University of Sarajevo, and former Minister ...
Great Muslims of the West: The Lives, Thoughts and Achievements of the Most Influential Muslims of the West
[A] work of great synthesis. . . . [It] argues that the 'makers of Western Islam' have not only enriched Islam, but also humanity in general. This book is an important and timely contribution. --Dr. Enes Karic, Professor at the Faculty of Islamic Studies, University of Sarajevo, and former Minister of Education, Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina [An] unusually informative, inspiring and timely contribution. Essential reading for Muslims and non-Muslims, Easterners and Westerners alike. --Dr. Syed Mahmudul Hasan, F.R.A.S. historian, author, and formerly Professor of Islamic History and Culture at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh Muslims have lived in the West for hundreds of years, yet the lives of all but a few are little known. In this illuminating work, Muhammad Mojlum Khan sets out to change this by revealing the lives and impact of over fifty significant Muslims, from the founder of Muslim Spain in the eighth century to Muhammad Ali today. This extraordinary book features biographies on the enslaved African Prince Ayuba Sulaiman Diallo, who was put to work in the tobacco fields of Maryland; Alexander Russell Webb, the voice of Muslims in Victorian America; and W.D. Muhammad, Elijah Muhammad's son, who converted the Nation of Islam's followers to an authentic version of Islam. Muhammad Mojlum Khan was born in 1973 in Habigong, Bangladesh, and was brought up and educated in England. He is a literary critic, prolific writer, and a researcher in Islamic thought and history. He has published over 100 essays and articles on Islam, comparative religion, contemporary thought, and current affairs, and has been a regular contributor to The Muslim News. He has published two major works: The Muslim 100 and The Muslim Heritage of Bengal.
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26.200000 USD

Great Muslims of the West: The Lives, Thoughts and Achievements of the Most Influential Muslims of the West

by Muhammad Mojlum Khan
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Between 1539 and 1542 Hernando de Soto led a small army on a desperate journey of exploration of almost four thousand miles across the U. S. Southeast. Until the 1998 publication of Charles M. Hudson's foundational Knights of Spain, Warriors of the Sun,/em>, De Soto's path had been one of ...
Knights of Spain, Warriors of the Sun: Hernando de Soto and the South's Ancient Chiefdoms
Between 1539 and 1542 Hernando de Soto led a small army on a desperate journey of exploration of almost four thousand miles across the U. S. Southeast. Until the 1998 publication of Charles M. Hudson's foundational Knights of Spain, Warriors of the Sun,/em>, De Soto's path had been one of history's most intriguing mysteries. With this book, anthropologist Charles Hudson offers a solution to the question, Where did de Soto go? Using a new route reconstruction, for the first time the story of the de Soto expedition can be laid on a map, and in many instances it can be tied to specific archaeological sites. Arguably the most important event in the history of the Southeast in the sixteenth century, De Soto's journey cut a bloody and indelible swath across both the landscape and native cultures in a quest for gold and personal glory. The desperate Spanish army followed the sunset from Florida to Texas before abandoning its mission. De Soto's one triumph was that he was the first European to explore the vast region that would be the American South, but he died on the banks of the Mississippi River a broken man in 1542. With a new foreword by Robbie Ethridge reflecting on the continuing influence of this now classic text, the twentieth-anniversary edition of Knights is a clearly written narrative that unfolds against the exotic backdrop of a now extinct social and geographic landscape. Hudson masterfully chronicles both De Soto's expedition and the native societies he visited. A blending of archaeology, history, and historical geography, this is a monumental study of the sixteenth-century Southeast.
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41.950000 USD

Knights of Spain, Warriors of the Sun: Hernando de Soto and the South's Ancient Chiefdoms

by Charles M Hudson
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Tells the fist person story of Verne Lyon, an Iowa farm boy away at college who is inducted into the CIA to spy on his professors and fellow student as part of MHCHAOS, the then largest domestic surveillance program in American history. Framed by his handlers for an airport bombing ...
Eyes on Havana: Memoir of an American Spy Betrayed by the CIA
Tells the fist person story of Verne Lyon, an Iowa farm boy away at college who is inducted into the CIA to spy on his professors and fellow student as part of MHCHAOS, the then largest domestic surveillance program in American history. Framed by his handlers for an airport bombing the young Lyon is dispatched to Cuba to subvert the Castro regime and, when he balks at increasingly nefarious dirty tricks and tries to quit, the CIA kidnaps him twice, finally returning him to American soil and Leavenworth Penitentiary. Today a free man, Lyon details his journey through CIA lies and deceit both to make amends and to reveal the secret workings of government all around us.
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31.450000 USD

Eyes on Havana: Memoir of an American Spy Betrayed by the CIA

by Philip Zwerling, Verne Lyon
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How have Americans sought peaceful, rather than destructive, solutions to domestic and world conflict? This two-volume set documents peace and antiwar movements in the United States from the colonial era to the present. * Provides an unrivaled complete description of peacemaking efforts in the United States that leads readers to ...
Opposition to War: An Encyclopedia of U.S. Peace and Antiwar Movements
How have Americans sought peaceful, rather than destructive, solutions to domestic and world conflict? This two-volume set documents peace and antiwar movements in the United States from the colonial era to the present. * Provides an unrivaled complete description of peacemaking efforts in the United States that leads readers to consider how future wars might be prevented * Draws on the expertise of more than 130 scholarly experts to examine the entirety of American history, from the colonial era to modern times * Reveals the multiple religious and secular motivations of peace seekers in the United States * Examines how war and those who oppose war have been portrayed in popular media over the centuries
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207.900000 USD

Opposition to War: An Encyclopedia of U.S. Peace and Antiwar Movements

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Drake and the Tudor Navy, Vol. 1 of 2: With a History of the Rise of England as a Maritime Power (Classic Reprint)
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17.400000 USD

Drake and the Tudor Navy, Vol. 1 of 2: With a History of the Rise of England as a Maritime Power (Classic Reprint)

by Julian S Corbett
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History of Bunker Hill Battle: With a Plan; Much Enlarged with New Information Derived from the Surviving Soldiers Present at the Celebration of the 17th June Last, and Notes (Classic Reprint)
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10.050000 USD

History of Bunker Hill Battle: With a Plan; Much Enlarged with New Information Derived from the Surviving Soldiers Present at the Celebration of the 17th June Last, and Notes (Classic Reprint)

by Samuel Swett
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High Lights of the Mexican Revolution (Classic Reprint)
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11.100000 USD

High Lights of the Mexican Revolution (Classic Reprint)

by John Lewin McLeish
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Early Discoveries by Spaniards in New Mexico: Containing an Account of the Castles of Cibola, and the Present Appearance of Their Ruins (Classic Reprint)
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10.050000 USD

Early Discoveries by Spaniards in New Mexico: Containing an Account of the Castles of Cibola, and the Present Appearance of Their Ruins (Classic Reprint)

by H M Brackenridge
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Stories of the Three Americas: Their Discovery and Settlement (Classic Reprint)
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11.100000 USD

Stories of the Three Americas: Their Discovery and Settlement (Classic Reprint)

by Eunice C Corbett
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An Account of the First Discovery, and Natural History of Florida: With a Particular Detail of the Several Expeditions and Descents Made on That Coast (Classic Reprint)
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10.050000 USD

An Account of the First Discovery, and Natural History of Florida: With a Particular Detail of the Several Expeditions and Descents Made on That Coast (Classic Reprint)

by William Roberts
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A Calm Address to the Inhabitants of England. by John Wesley
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20.950000 USD

A Calm Address to the Inhabitants of England. by John Wesley

by John Wesley
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A Philosophical and Political History of the British Settlements and Trade in North America. from the French of Abb� Raynal. in Two Volumes. ... of 2; Volume 1
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25.150000 USD

A Philosophical and Political History of the British Settlements and Trade in North America. from the French of Abb� Raynal. in Two Volumes. ... of 2; Volume 1

by Abbe Raynal
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An Oration, Pronounced at Bridgewater, October 4, 1798, at the Request of the Columbian Society, by Kilborn Whitman. Published by the Desire of the Hearers. [two Lines from President Adams's Reply to an Address.]
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20.950000 USD

An Oration, Pronounced at Bridgewater, October 4, 1798, at the Request of the Columbian Society, by Kilborn Whitman. Published by the Desire of the Hearers. [two Lines from President Adams's Reply to an Address.]

by Kilborn Whitman
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The Conduct of the Late Administration Examined. with an Appendix, Containing Original and Authentic Documents. [seven Lines in Latin from Cicero]
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24.100000 USD

The Conduct of the Late Administration Examined. with an Appendix, Containing Original and Authentic Documents. [seven Lines in Latin from Cicero]

by Charles Lloyd
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A View of the Greenland Trade and Whale-Fishery. with the National and Private Advantages Thereof. the Second Edition
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23.050000 USD

A View of the Greenland Trade and Whale-Fishery. with the National and Private Advantages Thereof. the Second Edition

by Henry Elking
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An Account of Some Particulars Relative to the Meeting Held at York, on Thursday the 30th of December, 1779. by Leonard Smelt, Esq
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20.950000 USD

An Account of Some Particulars Relative to the Meeting Held at York, on Thursday the 30th of December, 1779. by Leonard Smelt, Esq

by Leonard Smelt
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A Discourse Delivered Before the Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 9th June, 1795. by John Brooks, A.A. & M.M.S
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20.950000 USD

A Discourse Delivered Before the Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. 9th June, 1795. by John Brooks, A.A. & M.M.S

by John Brooks
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The Trial of Mr. Whitefield's Spirit. in Some Remarks Upon His Fourth Journal, Publish'd When He Staid in England on Account of the Embargo
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23.050000 USD

The Trial of Mr. Whitefield's Spirit. in Some Remarks Upon His Fourth Journal, Publish'd When He Staid in England on Account of the Embargo

by Samuel Weller
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Thoughts on the Late Proceedings of Government, Respecting the Trade of the West India Islands with the United States of North America. by Brian Edwards, Esq
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23.050000 USD

Thoughts on the Late Proceedings of Government, Respecting the Trade of the West India Islands with the United States of North America. by Brian Edwards, Esq

by Bryan Edwards
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Remarks on the Letter Address'd to Two Great Men. in a Letter to the Author of That Piece. the Third Edition, Corrected
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23.050000 USD

Remarks on the Letter Address'd to Two Great Men. in a Letter to the Author of That Piece. the Third Edition, Corrected

by William Burke
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Two Tracts: Information to Those Who Would Remove to America. And, Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America. Second Edition
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20.950000 USD

Two Tracts: Information to Those Who Would Remove to America. And, Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America. Second Edition

by Benjamin Franklin
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Answer, by Way of Letter, to Bryan Edwards, Esq., M. P., F. R. S., Planter of Jamaica, &C: Containing a Refutation of His Historical Survey on the French Colony of St. Domingo, Etc; Etc (Classic Reprint)
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11.100000 USD

Answer, by Way of Letter, to Bryan Edwards, Esq., M. P., F. R. S., Planter of Jamaica, &C: Containing a Refutation of His Historical Survey on the French Colony of St. Domingo, Etc; Etc (Classic Reprint)

by Venault De Charmilly
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A Sermon Upon Occasion of the Death of Our Late Sovereign, George the Second: Preach'd Before His Excellency Francis Bernard, Esq., Captain-General and Governor in Chief, the Honourable His Majesty's Council, and House of Representatives, of the Province
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10.050000 USD

A Sermon Upon Occasion of the Death of Our Late Sovereign, George the Second: Preach'd Before His Excellency Francis Bernard, Esq., Captain-General and Governor in Chief, the Honourable His Majesty's Council, and House of Representatives, of the Province

by Samuel Cooper
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Interesting Items Regarding New Mexico: Its Agricultural, Pastoral and Mineral Resources, People, Climate, Soil, Scenery, Etc (Classic Reprint)
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10.050000 USD

Interesting Items Regarding New Mexico: Its Agricultural, Pastoral and Mineral Resources, People, Climate, Soil, Scenery, Etc (Classic Reprint)

by W F M Arny
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