Category Archives: History

Selected Poems of Rumi (Dover Thrift Editions)

Over 100 of Rumi’s finest lyrics, including “The Marriage of True Minds,” “The Children of Light,” “The Man Who Looked Back on His Way to Hell,” “The Ascending Soul,” “The Pear-Tree of Illusion,” “The Riddles of God,” and many more. … Continue reading

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Legion Condor Aces (Aircraft of the Aces)

By the outbreak of World War 2, the Luftwaffe had acquired effective tactical battlefield experience from its involvement in the Spanish Civil War in 1936-1939, centered around the operations conducted by the Legion Condor, a force of some 19,000 ‘volunteer’ … Continue reading

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B-24 Liberator Units of the CBI (Combat Aircraft)

The B-24 Liberator was the mainstay of the US Army Air Force’s strategic bombing effort in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theatre from 1942 until the end of the war in 1945. With longer range and a greater load-carrying capacity than the … Continue reading

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Renaissance Food from Rabelais to Shakespeare

Providing a unique perspective on a fascinating aspect of early modern culture, this volume focuses on the role of food and diet as represented in the works of a range of European authors, including Shakespeare, from the late medieval period … Continue reading

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Persepolis II: Contents of the Treasury and Other Discoveries (Oriental Institute Publications)

Persepolis II concludes the report on many seasons of excavations (1935-1939) at the site and is the first publication to adequately illustrate and discuss the pottery of the period, an essential addition to Achaemenian archaeological studies. Persepolis II mainly deals … Continue reading

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Trans-Himalaya: Discoveries and Adventures in Tibet, Volume 1

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The Russian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2) : Cavalry 1799-1814 (Men-At-Arms Series, 189)

During the Napoleonic era, Russia possessed a vast force of cavalry, forming a greater percentage than that of most European armies. This stemmed partly from their service against the Turks, who had huge numbers of troops, and partly from the … Continue reading

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The Practice and Theory of Bolshevism

The book has no illustrations or index. Purchasers are entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Subjects: Communism; History / General; History / Europe … Continue reading

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Iranians & Greeks in south Russia

2006 REPRINT. Quarto. xv, [1], 260 p. front., illus. (incl. plans), plates, fold. map. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1922. As a dissenter from Bolshevism after the Russian Revolution, he fled to England. After teaching at Oxford for only two years, he … Continue reading

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Frommer’s Las Vegas 2010 (Frommer’s Complete)

Completely updated every year (unlike most of the competition), Frommer’s Las Vegas features lavish full-color photos of the spectacle that awaits you. This is simply the most frank, funny, outrageous guide you can buy and it’s much more up-to-date and … Continue reading

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