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America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation
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America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation

By David Goldfield

This book is in very good condition. There is some wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the coverboards. There is essentially no bumping or fraying on the coverboards, although there is some wear on the dustjacket. The pages are beginning to yellow but there are no markings on the pages. " Convent Life no longer suited Sister Mary John. Born Elizabeth Harrison in Philadelphia, she had converted to the Catholic faith and entered the Ursuline order at the age of eighteen in 1824. By all accounts, Sister Mary John was a gifted teacher and musician. Now in this sweltering summer of 1834 at the order's convent school in Charlestown, Massachusetts, she walked out. The oppressive heat , teaching fourteen forty-five minute lessons a day, conducting music classes, and attending to administrative duties as the Mother Assistant became overwhelming. She needed some time off...." - Chapter One from America Aflame: How the Civil War Created a Nation

$42.50

Companion to Irish History
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Companion to Irish History

By Peter R Newman

This book is in very good condition. There is no wear on the front, back, spine, or edges of the coverboards. There is no bumping or fraying on the coverboards. The previous owner has labeled his name on the front inside cover board and placed his stamp on the front end page. The pages are white, crisp, and clear of any markings. "The capitulation of the Earl of Tyrone in 1603 may justifiably be seen as the closing act in the long struggle of the native Irish to co-exist with the steady encroachment of English domination in Ireland. It did not mark the end of resistance, but the nature of that resistance altered in substance and in purpose as the ensuing centuries unfolded. It is arguable that the defeat of the Ulster Irish was already accomplished with the disastrous battle of Kinsale and the subsequent Treaty of Mellifont, but only with the departure of the defeated leadership in 1607 was the way wholly cleared for wholesale English conquest of Ulster. The last of the Irish provinces to resist, Ulster, proved to be the most thoroughly restructured, to such an extent that, with the coming of Partition, in 1921, Ulster clung tenaciously to the British link steadily forged in the seventeenth century. This Companion covers a 300-year period in the history of Ireland, from 1603 to 1921. It seeks to explain, through its various topics, the complexity of Irish history, whilst at the same time seeking to avoid an Anglo-centric viewpoint...." - Introduction from A Companion to Irish History: From the Submission of Tyrone to Partition: 1603-1921

$11.50

The August Coup
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The August Coup

By Mikhail S Gorbachev

This book is in very good condition. There is no wear on the front, back, edges, and spine of the cover boards. The previous owner signed the inside front cover board. The pages are crisp, white, and free from any markings. "The possibility of a coup d'etat with the use of force and rumors of the preparations being made for it had been circulating in Soviet society for many months. Consequently the coup did not come unexpectedly, like a bolt from the blue. In reply to the straight question that was put to me more than once, I had always said that a coup d'etat in the present situation was impossible, it was doomed to fail, and that only madmen could attempt it. In saying that I was far from wishing to underestimate the danger of the hysteria which was being whipped up by the right-wingers in the press and at meetings of the Central Committee, of provocative speeches by certain generals, and of the sabotage of many perestroika decisions by the Party and state machinery at all levels...." - Chapter One from The August Coup: The Truth and the Lessons

$21.08