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A Sourcebook of Early Modern European History not only provides instructors with primary sources of a manageable length and translated into English, it also offers students a concise explanation of their context and meaning. By covering different areas of early modern life through the lens of contemporaries' experiences, this book ...
A Sourcebook of Early Modern European History: Life, Death, and Everything in Between
A Sourcebook of Early Modern European History not only provides instructors with primary sources of a manageable length and translated into English, it also offers students a concise explanation of their context and meaning. By covering different areas of early modern life through the lens of contemporaries' experiences, this book serves as an introduction to the early modern European world in a way that a narrative history of the period cannot. It is divided into six subject areas, each comprising between twelve and fourteen explicated sources: I. The fabric of communities: Social interaction and social control; II. Social spaces: Experiencing and negotiating encounters; III. Propriety, legitimacy, fi delity: Gender, marriage, and the family; IV. Expressions of faith: Offi cial and popular religion; V. Realms intertwined: Religion and politics; and, VI. Defining the religious other: Identities and conflicts. Spanning the period from c. 1450 to c. 1750 and including primary sources from across early modern Europe, from Spain to Transylvania, Italy to Iceland, and the European colonies, this book provides an excellent sense of the diversity and complexity of human experience during this time whilst drawing attention to key themes and events of the period. It is ideal for students of early modern history, and of early modern Europe in particular.
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56.29 USD

A Sourcebook of Early Modern European History: Life, Death, and Everything in Between

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Imaginary Friendship is the first in-depth study of the onset of the American Revolution through the prism of friendship, focusing on future US president John Adams and leading Loyalist Jonathan Sewall. The book is part biography, revealing how they shaped each other's progress, and part political history, exploring their intriguing ...
Imaginary Friendship in the American Revolution: John Adams and Jonathan Sewall
Imaginary Friendship is the first in-depth study of the onset of the American Revolution through the prism of friendship, focusing on future US president John Adams and leading Loyalist Jonathan Sewall. The book is part biography, revealing how they shaped each other's progress, and part political history, exploring their intriguing dangerous quest to clean up colonial politics. Literary history examines the personal dimension of discourse, resolving how Adams's presumption of Sewall's authorship of the Loyalist tracts Massachusettensis influenced his own magnum opus, Novanglus. The mystery is not why Adams presumed Sewall was his adversary in 1775 but why he was impelled to answer him.
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179.16 USD

Imaginary Friendship in the American Revolution: John Adams and Jonathan Sewall

by Owen Dudley Edwards
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Long before the one percent became a protest slogan, American founding father John Adams feared the power of a class he called simply the few --the wellborn, the beautiful, and especially the rich. In John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy, Luke Mayville explores Adams's deep concern with the ...
John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy
Long before the one percent became a protest slogan, American founding father John Adams feared the power of a class he called simply the few --the wellborn, the beautiful, and especially the rich. In John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy, Luke Mayville explores Adams's deep concern with the way in which inequality threatens to corrode democracy and empower a small elite. Adams believed that wealth is politically powerful not merely because money buys influence, but also because citizens admire and even identify with the rich. Mayville explores Adams's theory of wealth and power in the context of his broader concern about social and economic disparities--reflections that promise to illuminate contemporary debates about inequality and its political consequences. He also examines Adams's ideas about how oligarchy might be countered. A compelling work of intellectual history, John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy has important lessons for today's world.
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30.70 USD

John Adams and the Fear of American Oligarchy

by Luke Mayville
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Leaflets Of The Russian Revolution: Red Organizing in 1917
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Leaflets Of The Russian Revolution: Red Organizing in 1917

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From Popular Movements to Rebellion: The Naxalite Decade argues that without an understanding of the popular sources of the rebellion of that time, the age of the Naxalite revolt will remain beyond our understanding. Many of the chapters of the book bring out for the first time unknown peasant heroes ...
From Popular Movements to Rebellion: The Naxalite Decade
From Popular Movements to Rebellion: The Naxalite Decade argues that without an understanding of the popular sources of the rebellion of that time, the age of the Naxalite revolt will remain beyond our understanding. Many of the chapters of the book bring out for the first time unknown peasant heroes and heroines of that era, analyses the nature of the urban revolt, and shows how the urban revolt of that time anticipated street protests and occupy movements that were to shake the world forty-fifty years later. This is a moving and poignant book. Some of the essays are deeply reflective about why the movement failed and was at the end alienated. Ranabir Samaddar says that, the Naxalite Movement has been denied a history. The book also carries six powerful short stories written during the Naxalite Decade and which are palpably true to life of the times. The book has some rare photographs and ends with newspaper clippings from the period. As a study of rebellious politics in post-Independent India, this volume with its focus on West Bengal and Bihar will stand out as an exceptional history of contemporary times. From Popular Movements to Rebellion: The Naxalite Decade will be of enormous relevance to students and scholars of history, politics, sociology and culture, and journalists and political and social activists at large. Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
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153.290000 USD
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Signs and Wonders in Britain's Age of Revolution is an original collection of primary sources from the era encompassing the political, religious, and social tumult of the English Civil War. With a focus on Britain in the seventeenth century and covering topics such as astrology, scurrilous pamphlet wars, witch-hunts and ...
Signs and Wonders in Britain's Age of Revolution: A Sourcebook
Signs and Wonders in Britain's Age of Revolution is an original collection of primary sources from the era encompassing the political, religious, and social tumult of the English Civil War. With a focus on Britain in the seventeenth century and covering topics such as astrology, scurrilous pamphlet wars, witch-hunts and trials, and the execution of King Charles I, Signs and Wonders investigates published strange and true accounts that existed alongside more traditionally studied historical events. Including fully edited and annotated texts of carefully selected popular pamphlets, the sourcebook is accompanied by guided introductory essays for each of the thematically divided chapters. With more than two dozen woodcut images, Signs and Wonders enables students to pursue in-depth primary source analysis of this rich period of history, when the supernatural was woven into the lives of those participating in or viewing the tumultuous political and religious events of the mid-17th century. In this collection of popular pamphlets, battles in the sky, witches, monstrous births, and apparitions stand side-by-side with the major political and religious events that make up the standard histories of the era, allowing a fuller perspective on these early modern narratives and their interpretation (and exploitation) by the heated presses of 17th-century Britain. Signs and Wonders in Britain's Age of Revolution is essential reading for all students of early modern Britain.
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187.69 USD

Signs and Wonders in Britain's Age of Revolution: A Sourcebook

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At a time when America's founding principles are being debated as never before, Russell Shorto looks back to the era in which those principles were forged. In Revolution Song, Shorto weaves the lives of six people into a seamless narrative that casts fresh light on the range of experience in ...
Revolution Song: The Story of America's Founding in Six Remarkable Lives
At a time when America's founding principles are being debated as never before, Russell Shorto looks back to the era in which those principles were forged. In Revolution Song, Shorto weaves the lives of six people into a seamless narrative that casts fresh light on the range of experience in colonial America on the cusp of revolution. The result is a brilliant defence of American values with a compelling message: the American Revolution is still being fought today, and its ideals are worth defending.
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Revolution Song: The Story of America's Founding in Six Remarkable Lives

by Russell Shorto
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This book traces the beginnings of democracy in the three Himalayan kingdoms of Sikkim, Nepal and Bhutan. Charting the mobilisations and political experimentations that took place in the former buffer states under monarchies to establish democratic regimes, this book investigates their varying degrees of success, and offers a critical commentary ...
Dawn of Democracy in the Eastern Himalayan Kingdoms: The 20th Century
This book traces the beginnings of democracy in the three Himalayan kingdoms of Sikkim, Nepal and Bhutan. Charting the mobilisations and political experimentations that took place in the former buffer states under monarchies to establish democratic regimes, this book investigates their varying degrees of success, and offers a critical commentary on the consequent socio-political histories of this region. The volume sheds light on the nuances of their different geo-political contexts of the three Himalayan states, while tracing the social origins of the movements. It also undertakes a close analysis of the political participation and leadership involved to understand their achievements and limitations. A comprehensive analysis of a hitherto unexplored chapter in South Asian history, it will be of an immense interest to scholars and researchers of international relations, modern history, sociology and social anthropology, politics, South Asian studies, area studies, especially Nepal and Himalayan studies, as well as policy makers and government think tanks.
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196.22 USD

Dawn of Democracy in the Eastern Himalayan Kingdoms: The 20th Century

by Awadhesh C. Sinha
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At the end of the First World War in Germany, the journalist and theatre critic Kurt Eisner organised a revolution which overthrew the monarchy, and declared a Free State of Bavaria. In February 1919, he was assassinated, and the revolution failed. But while the dream lived, it was the writers, ...
Dreamers: When the Writers Took Power, Germany 1918
At the end of the First World War in Germany, the journalist and theatre critic Kurt Eisner organised a revolution which overthrew the monarchy, and declared a Free State of Bavaria. In February 1919, he was assassinated, and the revolution failed. But while the dream lived, it was the writers, the poets, the playwrights and the intellectuals who led the way. As well as Eisner, Thomas Mann, Rainer Maria Rilke, and many other prominent figures in German cultural history were involved. In his characteristically lucid, sharp prose, Volker Weidermann presents us with a slice of history - November 1918 to April 1919 - and shows how a small group of people could have altered the course of the twentieth century.
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28.99 USD

Dreamers: When the Writers Took Power, Germany 1918

by Volker Weidermann
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The French Revolution And Historical Materialism: Selected Essays
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42.64 USD

The French Revolution And Historical Materialism: Selected Essays

by Henry Heller
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The February Revolution, Petrograd, 1917: The End of the Tsarist Regime and the Birth of Dual Power
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52.500000 USD

The February Revolution, Petrograd, 1917: The End of the Tsarist Regime and the Birth of Dual Power

by Tsuyoshi Hasegawa
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It's really quite good. - Elon Musk Twelve Against the Gods was an instant bestseller when it first published in 1929. In his trademark journalist style, author William Bolitho details the lives of twelve great adventurers--Alexander the Great, Casanova, Christopher Columbus, Mahomet, Lola Montez, Cagliostro (and Seraphina), Charles XII of ...
Twelve Against the Gods: The Story of Adventure
It's really quite good. - Elon Musk Twelve Against the Gods was an instant bestseller when it first published in 1929. In his trademark journalist style, author William Bolitho details the lives of twelve great adventurers--Alexander the Great, Casanova, Christopher Columbus, Mahomet, Lola Montez, Cagliostro (and Seraphina), Charles XII of Sweden, Napoleon I, Lucius Sergius Catiline, Napoleon III, Isadora Duncan, and Woodrow Wilson. Bolitho shines light on both the struggles and successes that made these figures so iconic, and demonstrates how they all battled convention and conformity to achieve enduring fame and notoriety. We are born adventurers, Bolitho writes, and the love of adventures never leaves us till we are very old; old, timid men, in whose interest it is that adventure should quite die out. This is why all the poets are on one side, and all the laws on the other; for laws are made by, and usually for, old men. Though his essays are nearly one hundred years old, they encompass the timeless values of perseverance, bravery, and strength of spirit that have proven to resonate with the pioneers and thought leaders of today.
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Twelve Against the Gods: The Story of Adventure

by William Bolitho
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The book that most shocked me this year for its literary quality is called Tzompaxtle, although in English it has another title, Torn from the World. The author is John Gibler, a real outlaw. --Diego Enrique Osorno, author of El Cartel de Sinaloa Andres Tzompaxtle Tecpile was torn from the ...
Torn from the World: A Guerrilla's Escape from a Secret Prison in Mexico
The book that most shocked me this year for its literary quality is called Tzompaxtle, although in English it has another title, Torn from the World. The author is John Gibler, a real outlaw. --Diego Enrique Osorno, author of El Cartel de Sinaloa Andres Tzompaxtle Tecpile was torn from the world. Abducted off the street, blindfolded and beaten, he was brought to a Mexican military facility and disappeared. Tzompaxtle, a young member of an insurgent guerrilla movement, was subjected to months of interrogation and torture as the military tried to extract information from him. In an effort to buy time to protect his family and comrades, and to keep himself alive, he lead his captors on fruitless journeys to abandoned safe-houses and false rendezvous locations for four months. Finally, faced with imminent execution, he decided to make what he thought was a suicidal attempt at escape; when he miraculously survived, he was able to return underground. Gleaned from years of clandestine interviews, Tzompaxtle's story offers a rare glimpse into chronic injustice, underground resistance movements, and the practice of forced disappearance and torture in contemporary Mexico. At once harrowing and humane, John Gibler's wonderful new book shines a light on the darkest corners of the Mexican justice system. We cannot turn away from what we see there. This is a brave, daring book, equal in every way to the extraordinary life it documents. --Daniel Alarcon, author of The King is Always Above the People Once in a long while a brilliant writer happens on a story he was born to tell--a story that in its stark and unremitting horror gives us a glimpse of the world as it is, unvarnished and unredeemed. John Gibler is such a writer and Torn From the World is such a story. A wrenching, astonishing tale, brilliantly told. --Mark Danner, author of The Massacre at El Mozote Torn from the World is the product of a thorough investigation and it is written with rage and humility at the same time. This is the work of one of the most important journalists of our time. --Yuri Herrera, author of Signs Preceding the End of the World John Gibler's powerful recounting of the forced disappearance of Andres Tzompaxtle Tecpile unearths the brutal machinery of state-sanctioned torture and terrorism in Mexico today. This book must provoke an outcry. --Sujatha Fernandes, author of Curated Stories Not since Rodolfo Walsh's classic Operation Massacre have I read a work of political and literary journalism as inventive and urgent as John Gibler's Torn from the World. With courage, empathy, and clear-sightedness, Gibler tackles questions most journalists won't go near. --Ben Ehrenreich, author of The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine The North American journalist John Gibler not only presents here the guerrilla combatant's story, but also contextualized it within the broader, very troubled history of class relations in Guerrero and the contemporary proliferation of human rights abuses in Mexico, from Ayotzinapa to Ciudad. --Jesse Lerner, author of The Shock of Modernity
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22.17 USD

Torn from the World: A Guerrilla's Escape from a Secret Prison in Mexico

by John Gibler
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In summer 1988, young BBC World Service reporter Christopher Gunness found himself at the centre of Myanmar's `Students' Revolution - an event that brought Daw Aung San Suu Kyi onto the international stage. His main source was lawyer U Nay Min, the chief architect of the Revolution. When the protests ...
Eastern Star
In summer 1988, young BBC World Service reporter Christopher Gunness found himself at the centre of Myanmar's `Students' Revolution - an event that brought Daw Aung San Suu Kyi onto the international stage. His main source was lawyer U Nay Min, the chief architect of the Revolution. When the protests were quashed by the military junta, Nay Min was incarcerated at the infamous Insein Jail while Gunness went on to professional success. At the anniversary of the uprising decades later he manages to engineer a reunion meeting with a mysteriously reluctant Nay Min. Despite their former friendship this turns out to be a difficult and painful encounter, fraught with guilt and recrimination, where old wounds are reopened and long hidden secrets revealed.
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17.05 USD

Eastern Star

by Guy Slater
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For 872 days during World War II, the city of Leningrad endured a crushing blockade at the hands of German forces. Close to one million civilians died, most from starvation. Amid the devastation, Olga Berggolts broadcast her poems on the one remaining radio station, urging listeners not to lose hope. ...
Daytime Stars
For 872 days during World War II, the city of Leningrad endured a crushing blockade at the hands of German forces. Close to one million civilians died, most from starvation. Amid the devastation, Olga Berggolts broadcast her poems on the one remaining radio station, urging listeners not to lose hope. When the siege had begun, the country had already endured decades of revolution, civil war, economic collapse, and Stalin's purges. Berggolts herself survived the deaths of two husbands and both of her children, her own arrest, and a stillborn birth after being beaten under interrogation. Berggolts wrote her memoir Daytime Stars in the spirit of the thaw after Stalin's death. In it, she celebrated the ideals of the revolution and the heroism of the Soviet people while also criticizing censorship of writers and recording her doubts and despair. This English translation by Lisa A. Kirschenbaum makes available a unique autobiographical work by an important author of the Soviet era. In her foreword, Katharine Hodgson comments on experiences of the Terror about which Berggolts was unable or unwilling to write.
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60.57 USD

Daytime Stars

by Ol'ga Berggol'ts
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Echoes of the Marseillaise: Two Centuries Look Back on the French Revolution
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26.200000 USD

Echoes of the Marseillaise: Two Centuries Look Back on the French Revolution

by Eric Hobsbawm
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Robert Emmet: A Survey of His Rebellion and of His Romance
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4.670000 USD

Robert Emmet: A Survey of His Rebellion and of His Romance

by Louise Imogen Guiney
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Q Anon: The Reluctant Warrior (Part 5)
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20.990000 USD

Q Anon: The Reluctant Warrior (Part 5)

by Bobbi Anne White (Vrajavala)
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The Road to Assunpink Creek
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13.650000 USD

The Road to Assunpink Creek

by David Price
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Nineteenth-century Russian intellectuals were faced with a dilemma. They had to choose between modernizing their country, thus imitating the West, or reaffirming what was perceived as their country's own values and thereby risk remaining socially underdeveloped and unable to compete with Western powers. Scholars have argued that this led to ...
Liberalism in Pre-revolutionary Russia: State, Nation, Empire
Nineteenth-century Russian intellectuals were faced with a dilemma. They had to choose between modernizing their country, thus imitating the West, or reaffirming what was perceived as their country's own values and thereby risk remaining socially underdeveloped and unable to compete with Western powers. Scholars have argued that this led to the emergence of an anti-Western, anti-modern ethnic nationalism. In this innovative book, Susanna Rabow-Edling shows that there was another solution to the conflicting agendas of modernization and cultural authenticity - a Russian liberal nationalism. This nationalism took various forms during the long nineteenth century, but aimed to promote reforms through a combination of liberalism, nationalism and imperialism.
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196.22 USD

Liberalism in Pre-revolutionary Russia: State, Nation, Empire

by Susanna Rabow-Edling
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Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence
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34.600000 USD

Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence

by Charles Augustus Goodrich
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Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence
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52.450000 USD

Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence

by Charles Augustus Goodrich
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Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence
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52.450000 USD

Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence

by Charles Augustus Goodrich
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Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence
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34.600000 USD

Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence

by Charles Augustus Goodrich
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Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence
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52.450000 USD

Lives of the Signers to the Declaration of Independence

by Charles Augustus Goodrich
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The Federalist Papers
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18.850000 USD

The Federalist Papers

by James Madison, John Jay, Alexander Hamilton
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Oregon Revolutionary War Memorial
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32.330000 USD

Oregon Revolutionary War Memorial

by Michael L Tieman
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The Federalist Papers
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10.160000 USD

The Federalist Papers

by James Madison, John Jay, Alexander Hamilton
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American Dialogue: The Founders and Us
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42.000000 USD

American Dialogue: The Founders and Us

by University Joseph J Ellis
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American Dialogue: The Founders and Us
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31.500000 USD

American Dialogue: The Founders and Us

by University Joseph J Ellis
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