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World HistoryWorld History
by The World History Project - Wikibooks , 2013
The World History Project is dedicated to making a free, open-content, standardized textbook on World History based on the AP World History Standard. The structure of this project is meant to divide the scope of world history into manageable chunks.
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Around the World for 900 Years: Watching History HappenAround the World for 900 Years: Watching History Happen
by George J Cole - Smashwords , 2012
Cole's history is World News, reported as it happens by a roving observer in an imaginary space station drifting around the Earth for 900 years. He observes interesting events that are happening about the same time in different parts of the world.
(4599 views)

The SwastikaThe Swastika
by Thomas Wilson - U. S. National Museum , 1894
This book is the most comprehensive study of the history of the ancient swastika symbol ever undertaken. Its author, Thomas Wilson, participated in the excavation of an Indian burial mound in Ohio where several copper swastikas were discovered.
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United Nations HistoryUnited Nations History
- Wikibooks , 2010
On January 1, 1942, representatives of 26 nations at war with the Axis powers met in Washington to sign the Declaration of the United Nations endorsing the Atlantic Charter, pledging to use their resources and agreeing not to make a separate peace.
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The Cambridge Medieval HistoryThe Cambridge Medieval History
by J. B. Bury - The Macmillan Company , 1911
Planned by one of the most renowned Byzantinists and Medievalists of the day, John B. Bury, it became the de facto standard by which all comprehensive period histories would be measured. Essential for any serious student of medieval history.
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A Short History of the WorldA Short History of the World
by H. G. Wells - MacMillan , 1922
A history of the world, starting with the origins of the Earth. Wells explains the development of the Earth and life on Earth, until reaching primitive thought and the development of humankind. The book ends with the outcome of the First World War.
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A history of England and the British EmpireA history of England and the British Empire
by Arthur D. Innes - The MacMillan Company , 1913
This work is intended to appeal to the general reader who finds less than he requires in the books written expressly for the use of schools. It ought to be of service to advanced pupils and their teachers, as well as to university and other students.
(7448 views)

Turning Points in Ending the Cold WarTurning Points in Ending the Cold War
by Kiron K. Skinner - Hoover Institution Press , 2007
The authors examine the end of detente and the new phase of the cold war in the 1980s, Reagan's radical new strategies, the peaceful revolutions in Poland and Hungary, the reunification of Germany, contributions of Gorbachev and Yeltsin, and more.
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Ten Girls from HistoryTen Girls from History
by Kate Dickinson Sweetser - Duffield & Company , 1912
About the lives of girls who achieved some noteworthy success during youth. More attention is paid to accuracy of fact than to the interesting romances, in the hope that this volume may be used as an introduction to the more detailed documents.
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History TimelineHistory Timeline
- ItHappened.info , 2010
Read everything that happened from ancient times to present day via easy to browse historical timelines. From the table of contents: Ancient history; Middle Ages; Early Modern history; Modern history; 20th Century history+.
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The History of the DevilThe History of the Devil
by Daniel Defoe - Project Gutenberg , 2009
Containing a State of the Devil's Circumstances, and the various Turns of his Affairs; from his Expulsion out of Heaven, to the Creation of Man; with Remarks on the Several Mistakes concerning the Reason and Manner of his Fall.
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Holocaust: An End to InnocenceHolocaust: An End to Innocence
by Seymour Rossel , 2003
The emphasis is placed on the issues that the murder of six million Jews raises for all humankind. As a historical fact, the Holocaust continues to inform, to challenge, and to warn all intelligent beings of an evil that is not beyond human behavior.
(5576 views)

The History of the Conquest of PeruThe History of the Conquest of Peru
by William Hickling Prescott - eBooks@Adelaide , 2008
This volume is a vivid chronicle of Spanish exploits in the New World. The book's commanding vision of Pizarro's tumultuous overthrow of the Inca empire has secured its reputation as a classic in the literature of Latin American history.
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The History of the Conquest of MexicoThe History of the Conquest of Mexico
by William Hickling Prescott - eBooks@Adelaide , 2008
This book was a pioneering view of the Aztec civilization. The story of the life of Hernando Cortes, the Conqueror and the tragic story of Montezuma the Aztec king are essential to this history. Prescott is among the finest of English prose stylists.
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Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea DisastersSinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters
by Logan Marshall - Project Gutenberg , 2009
The sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters is an exciting collection of first-hand stories describing the catastrophe of Titanic's maiden voyage as told by its survivors shortly after the ship sank. Originally written and published in 1912.
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The Story of MankindThe Story of Mankind
by Hendrik van Loon - Boni and Liveright , 1922
This book, for history buffs and the historically challenged alike, covers human history from prehistoric times, when our earliest ancestors were learning to communicate with grunts, right through to the issues of the latter 20th century.
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How Diplomats Make WarHow Diplomats Make War
by Francis Neilson - Ludwig von Mises Institute , 2007
The first truly revisionist account of the origins of World War I to appear in English. The thesis is that Germany didn't bear some unique guilt for the war. The volume is written with much facility of expression and a large fund of materials.
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A Psychological Analysis of Adolph Hitler: His Life and LegendA Psychological Analysis of Adolph Hitler: His Life and Legend
by Walter C. Langer - National Archives of the US , 1972
What did they know about Adolph Hitler when they were planning D-day? This is a psychological profile produced in 1943 by the O.S.S. (forerunner to the C.I.A.) used to help the Allied commanders understand the Nazi leader.
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The Loss of the S.S. Titanic: Its Story and Its LessonsThe Loss of the S.S. Titanic: Its Story and Its Lessons
by Lawrence Beesley - Historical Text Archive , 2000
Lawrence Beesley boarded the Titanic to go for a holiday in the States. His account of the epic disaster is widely regarded as one of the fairest and most comprehensive of its kind. Full of nautical detail and written with a hair-raising clarity.
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Wall Street and the Bolshevik RevolutionWall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution
by Antony C. Sutton - Buccaneer Books , 1993
Documentation on the link between Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution, merged with biographies, personal papers, and conventional histories: a fascinating story emerges. There was a link between some New York bankers and many revolutionaries.
(9661 views)

Frequently Asked Questions about CalendarsFrequently Asked Questions about Calendars
by Claus T√łndering , 2008
An overview of the Christian, Hebrew, Persian, and Islamic calendars in common use. It gives a historical background for the Christian calendar, plus an overview of the French Revolutionary calendar, the Maya calendar, and the Chinese calendar.
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The Ancient EastThe Ancient East
by D. G. Hogarth - H. Holt , 1915
The area we shall survey in 1000 B.C. and re-survey at intervals, contains Western Asia bounded eastwards by a line drawn from the Persian Gulf to the Caspian Sea. This area is marked off by seas on three sides and by desert on the fourth side.
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Medieval And Modern HistoryMedieval And Modern History
by Hutton Webster - D.C. Heath & Co , 1919
This textbook, as the title indicates, covers both the Middle Ages and modern times. The entire work has been written since the outbreak of the World War I, and its probable consequences have been kept constantly in mind.
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World HistoryWorld History
by Hutton Webster - D. C. Heath , 1921
This textbook covers the entire history, together with prehistoric times; it presents a survey of human progress, rather than a chronological outline it is intended for the students who do not take more than one year of history in the high school.
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The Trail of the Fox: The Search for the True Field Marshal RommelThe Trail of the Fox: The Search for the True Field Marshal Rommel
by David Irving - Paraforce UK Ltd. , 2005
Superb narrative history, rendered with an intimacy that transcends print. Mr. Irving has pictured Rommel in a harsh light, but he has combined his qualities, strengths, weaknesses, and vanities in such a way that he breathes life on every page.
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Revolutions of 1848: A Social HistoryRevolutions of 1848: A Social History
by Priscilla Robertson - Princeton University Press , 1952
There must have been over 50 revolutions in Europe in 1848, including those in the German, Italian and Austrian provinces. This book is a social history, its aim is to show how people lived 150 years ago rather than to describe other factors.
(7347 views)

Decisive Battles of the WorldDecisive Battles of the World
by Edward Shepherd Creasy - The Colonial press , 1899
Fifteen decisive battles of the world from Marathon to Waterloo. A famous book which is not merely lodged in libraries, but is read and re-read. The stories the writer tells are as interesting in narrative as human struggle is itself interesting.
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