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Palm oil and small chop

This book is a fascinating portrayal of a now lost time, and tells the story of general cargo ships operating from the UK to the ports of West Africa. These ranged from extensive facilities with cranes and large wharves to river anchorages many miles from the sea in the creeks of the Niger Delta, at all times demanding high levels of self-reliance and initiative from ships' crews. Told from the perspective of an observer of the amusi...

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The Scythe and the Rabbit

This book is about the high art of typography and publishing as it unfolded in Renaissance Europe. It sets the stage for the expansion of the art all over the world. For the true lover of typography, this book fills in all those gaps left behind undiscovered. GRAPHIC-DESIGN.COM

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The Showman and the Ukrainian Cause: Folk Dance, Film, and the Life of Vasile Avramenko

“Vasile Avramenko today enjoys legendary status as an impresario and populizer of Ukrainian dance. […] This study is indispensable reading for understanding how popular art forms developed in North America―particularly for seeing how the local and ‘ethnic’ intersected with the commercial and ‘mainstream.’” “Martynowych has produced a well-balanced work, but more importantly it is the only source that depicts Vasile Avramenko without ...

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Biographical Passages

  Joe Law is Associate Professor of English at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He is the co-compiler of Writing Centers: An Annotated Bibliography. Linda K. Hughes is Addie Levy Professor of Literature at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. She is the author of The Manyfacèd Glass: Tennyson's Dramatic Monologues and co-author of The Victorian Serial and Victorian Publishing and Mrs. Gaskell's Work. In the last two...

General Lee’s Immortals: The Battles and Campaigns of the Branch-Lane Brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865
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General Lee's Immortals

“Few brigades established a better reputation or better combat record than did the brigade of North Carolinians commanded by Lawrence O’Bryan Branch and James H. Lane. These Tar Heels fought in nearly every major battle of the Army of Northern Virginia, and few fought more effectively. Michael Hardy has, for the first time, fully documented the exploits of this fine command, and has done so in an entertaining narrative. This book des...

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Australian Between Empires: (Empires in Perspective)

'A polished work that deals with the career of a significant character in Australian public life over much of the past century ... an important contribution' The Sydney Morning Herald 'The people who find Australian political history boring are the people who have never read Australian political history. In this shrewd, readable and telling new biography, we have one more essential part of the jigsaw puzzle of who we are and why we r...

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HOMOTHUG: The Secret Life of Rudy Guiliani

An unauthorized biography of Rudy Giuliani and his best friend and sex partner, the defrocked priest Alan Placa. The book also deal with Bernard Kerik and his mafia connections. It suggests that the head of the Atlantic City Casino Contro Commission was on the mob's pad.

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Father and Daughter

Policy analyst Richard Titmuss became famous as one of the most staunch and outspoken defenders of the welfare state and its underlying values, and in this book his daughter, Ann Oakley, offers us an inside view of his life and work. Oakley, a prominent sociologist herself, mixes biography and autobiography, telling the story of her father’s life in light of her own experience and drawing on a mix of sources―including personal interv...

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Manning Clark: A Life

Manning Clark was one of the most influential Australian intellectuals of the last half century. His political pronouncements were often highly provocative and his sweeping judgments, dire denunciations, and oracular prophecies infuriated conservatives and made him a controversial figure. His most enduring legacy, however, was his magisterial six-volume History of Australia. In it he reshaped the now familiar story of our nation's mo...

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Il gigante del Nilo. Storia e avventure del Grande Belzoni

Era un omone di quasi due metri, e aveva un curriculum di studi non propriamente impeccabile: aveva fatto il barbiere, il fenomeno da baraccone e l'attore. Ma il padovano Giovanni Battista Belzoni (1778-1823) è diventato una figura leggendaria, l'avventuroso pioniere che all'inizio dell'Ottocento ha dato il primo grande impulso alla scoperta dell'antico Egitto e dei suoi monumenti. Il "Grande Belzoni" ha legato il suo nome al dissabb...