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The Diaries of Frank Hurley 1912-1941

This is the first illustrated edition of the diaries kept by Australian-born photographer and film maker Frank Hurley about his work on the Mawson and Shackleton Antarctic Expeditions, his two expeditions to Papua in the 1920s, and his experiences during the First and Second World Wars. While Hurley is best known today as a photographer and film maker, there is another source, so far little known to the public, which also gives us a ...

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Baseball Superstars: Lou Gehrig

Never missing a game during his career, the six-time All-Star - Lou Gehrig - set the American League record with 184 RBI in 1931, hit a record 23 grand slams, won two Most Valuable Player awards, and won the 1934 Triple Crown. This biography celebrates a man who was not only a baseball great but also a true American hero.

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The Life and Afterlife of Isabeau of Bavaria

The fascinating history of Isabeau of Bavaria is a tale of two queens. During her lifetime, Isabeau, the long-suffering wife of mad King Charles VI of France, was respected and revered. After her death, she was reviled as an incompetent regent, depraved adulteress, and betrayer of the throne. Asserting that there is no historical support for this posthumous reputation, Tracy Adams returns Isabeau to her rightful place in history. Adu...

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What I Learned in Medical School: Personal Stories of Young Doctors

Like many an exclusive club, the medical profession subjects its prospective members to rigorous indoctrination: medical students are overloaded with work, deprived of sleep and normal human contact, drilled and tested and scheduled down to the last minute. Difficult as the regimen may be, for those who don't fit the traditional mold—white, male, middle-to-upper class, and heterosexual—medical school can be that much more harrowing. ...

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Leonard Arrington and the Writing of Mormon History

Leonard Arrington is considered by many the foremost twentieth-century historian of Mormonism. He played a key role in establishing the Western History Association and the Mormon History Association, and more than a half-century after its publication, his revised doctoral dissertation, Great Basin Kingdom: An Economic History of the Latter-day Saints 1830-1900, remains a standard. But Arrington’s career was not without controversy. G...

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At the Mind's Limits

At the Mind's Limits is the story of one man's struggle to understand the reality of horror. In five autobiographical essays, Jean Amery describes his survival -- mental, moral, and physical -- through the enormity of the Holocaust. Above all, this masterful record of introspection tells of a young Viennese intellectual's fervent vision of human nature and the betrayal of that vision. Amery depicts the futile attempts of the intellec...

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Stringing Together a Nation

Focusing on one of the most fascinating and debated figures in the history of modern Brazil, Stringing Together a Nation is the first full-length study of the life and career of Candido Mariano da Silva Rondon (1865-1958) to be published in English.

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Game on!: Die verrückte Welt des Darts

Darts ist gut inszeniert, schnell und erlebt alle zwei Minuten eine Entscheidung – ein Mix aus Sport, verrückten Fans und toller Atmosphäre. TV-Moderator Elmar Paulke, das Gesicht des Darts in Deutschland, erzählt von seinen Erlebnissen in der verrückten Welt dieses faszinierenden Trendsports und liefert Anekdoten und Hintergründe zu allen wichtigen Spielern.

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Joe Louis: The Life of a Heavyweight

Joe Louis held the heavyweight boxing championship longer than any other fighter and defended it a record 25 times. (In the 1930s and 1940s, the owner of the heavyweight title was the most prominent non-team sports competitor.) In addition, Louis helped bridge the gap of understanding between whites and blacks. During World War II he not only raised money for Army and Navy relief and entertained millions of troops as a morale officer...

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James Allison: A Biography of the Engine Manufacturer and Indianapolis 500 Cofounder

Among the engineers fueling the rapid rise of the automotive industry at the dawn of the 20th century was James Allison, a fountain pen maker who joined with Carl G. Fisher in 1904 to found Prest-O-Lite, an early manufacturer of the power source for automotive headlights. This biography tracks Allison's involvement in the Indianapolis 500, which he cofounded with Fisher and two others, as well as his machine shop's construction of th...