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Herbs and Roots: A History of Chinese Doctors in the American Medical Marketplace

Tamara Venit Shelton · Yale University Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

An innovative, deeply researched history of Chinese medicine in America and the surprising interplay between Eastern and Western medical practice Chinese medicine has a long history in the United States, with written records dating back to the American colonial period. In this intricately...
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Theaters of the American Revolution

James Kirby Martin · Westholme Publishing
Pages: 252
Format: Hardcover

Identifying discrete geographical areas in order to better understand a conflict that moves across hundreds of thou­sands of square miles of land and water, such as the American Civil War and World War II, has been a valuable historical method. During this time of greater study of the war that...
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Sons of Freedom: The Forgotten American Soldiers Who Defeated Germany in World War I

GEOFFREY WAWRO · Basic Books
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

The definitive history of America's decisive role in World War I The American contribution to World War I is one of the great stories of the twentieth century, and yet it has all but vanished from view. Historians have dismissed the American war effort as largely economic and symbolic....
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Bataan Survivor: A POW's Account of Japanese Captivity in World War II

David L Hardee · University of Missouri
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A forgotten account, written in the immediate aftermath of World War II, which vividly portrays the valor, sacrifice, suffering, and liberation of the defenders of Bataan and Corregidor through the eyes of one survivor.

The personal memoir of Colonel David L. Hardee, first drafted...

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Empresses of China's Forbidden City, 1644–1912

Daisy Yiyou Wang · Peabody Essex Museum
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating look at the life and times of empresses in the Qing dynasty Empresses in the Qing dynasty (1644-1912) played an influential role in the imperial court and the cosmopolitan culture of their time. Offering compelling insights into the material culture, activities, and living...
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Pagan Light: Dreams of Freedom and Beauty in Capri

Jamie James · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A rich, intimate embrace of Capri, which was a magnet for artistic renegades and a place of erotic refugeIsolated and arrestingly beautiful, the island of Capri has been a refuge for renegade artists and writers fleeing the strictures of conventional society from the time of Augustus, who bought...
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Archaeology from Space: How the Future Shapes Our Past

Sarah Parcak · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

National Geographic Fellow and TED Prize-winner Dr. Sarah Parcak welcomes you to the brave new world of "space archaeology," a growing field of exploration that has brought humanity to a tipping point of mass discovery in the ancient world

Dr. Sarah Parcak pioneers the young...

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Bauhaus Dessau: Architecture

Bauhaus Dessau Foundation
Format: Hardcover


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Of Bulletins and Booze: A Newsman's Story of Recovery

Bob Horton · Texas Tech University Press
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

Bob Horton began his journalism career as a reporter for the Lubbock AvalancheJournal. Innate skill and good fortune took him from a modest Texas farm upbringing to Washington, DC, where he was thrown into the high-pressure world of the wire service, first as a correspondent for the Associated...
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Prisoners of History: What Monuments to World War II Tell Us About Our History and Ourselves

Keith Lowe
Format: Hardcover

Keith Lowe, an award-winning author of books on WWII, saw monuments around the world taken down in political protest and began to wonder what monuments built to commemorate WWII say about us today. Focusing on these monuments, Prisoners of History looks at World War II and the way it still...
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