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Pox Americana: The Great Smallpox Epidemic of 1775-82

By: Fenn, Elizabeth A.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Hill and Wang: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03068

ISBN: 0809078201

Condition: Very Good


Elizabeth Fenn, is the first historian to reveal how deeply 'Variola ( smallpox ) affected the outcome of the War of Independence, and why it caused a continental epidemic, affecting the lives of virtually everyone in North America from Florida to Alaska. The text block has a slight lean, but is overall a nice clean tight copy. View more info

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The American Civil War: The War Correspondents

By: I. F. W. Beckett

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Sutton Pub Ltd: 1994

Edition: Reprint

Sellers ID: 03688

ISBN: 075090044X

Condition: Near Fine


The American Civil War was one of the most significant conflicts of the nineteenth century. Many books have been written about it , but never before has such a comprehensive narrative account been told by those who witnessed the accounts. A further dimension is added by the inclusion of over sixty illustrations, many of them previously unpublished contemporary photographs, and maps showing the eastern and western theatres of war. A fine ,clean and tight copy. View more info

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His Excellency: George Washington

By: Joseph J. Ellis

Price: £20.00

Publisher: UK, Knopf Publishing Group: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03948

ISBN: 1400040310

Condition: Near Fine


Both physically and politically, Washington towered over his peers for reasons this book elucidates. this book, is a full ,glorious and multifaceted portrait of the man behind America's genesis, sure to become the authoritative biography of George Washington for many decades. There is a gift inscription on the front end papers. The text block is rough cut, and the D/W is price clipped View more info

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The Canal Builders: Making America's Empire at the Panama Canal

By: Julie Greene

Price: £18.00

Publisher: USA, Penguin Press: 2009

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04371

ISBN: 159420201X

Condition: Very Good


The Canal Builders" recounts how the Panama Canal, despite its inauspicious beginnings, emerged as a positive symbol of American power and became a critical early step toward twentieth-century globalisation. There is a black line on the text block which denotes it as a former bargain book. There are bumps to the corners. View more info

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Third Views, Second Sights: A Rephotographic Survey of the American West

By: Klett, Mark; Kyle Bajakian; William L. Fox; Michael Marshall; Toshi Ueshina; Byron G. Wolfe

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Mexico, Museum of New Mexico Press: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03662

ISBN: 0890134324

Condition: Near Fine


Third Views, Second Sights is an end-of-the-century geographical exploration patterned after the first surveys of the nineteenth century updated with new techniques and sensibilities. The book includes forty- three sights, field notes that provide a chronological account of Third view work during three field sessions. PLEASE NOTE THE C/D IS MISSING. The back panel of the D/J has a tear to its top edge which has been repaired with a white paper patch on the inside, there ... View more info

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Witnessing America: The Library of Congress Book of First-Hand Accounts of Public Life

By: Noel Rae

Price: £16.50

Publisher: USA, Penquin Reference: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03783

ISBN: 0670864005

Condition: Very Good


Collected from diaries, letters, memoirs, court records, articles, tracts, pamphlets, and advertisements in the incomparable collections of the Library of Congress, this book provides the authentic and fascinating story of America's past by using the words of those who actually lived it. There is light marking to the end papers and the corners of the boards are bumped, the fore edge of the text block is rough cut with light marking. A good tight copy. View more info

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Prairie Fever: How British Aristocrats Staked a Claim to the American West

By: Peter Pagnamenta

Price: £18.00

Publisher: UK, Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd: 2012

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04216

ISBN: 071564372X

Condition: Near Fine


This is the extraordinary story of the British aristocracy's encounter with the Far West of the United States in the nineteenth Century, when a succession of well-born travellers made their way to what was then the great American wilderness. A vivid narrative, based on letters, diaries and contemporary accounts, tracks the romantic appeal that the wide horizons and exhilarating air of the prairies held for so many Britons, until a harsher reality finally overtook them. T... View more info

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A Crack in the Edge of the World: The Great American Earthquake of 1906

By: Simon Winchester

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Viking: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 04003

ISBN: 0670914878

Condition: Very Good


Just before dawn on 18 April 1906 and for little short of a minute the earth very briefly shrugged. The effect was immediate and horrifying : a massive earthquake roared through San Francisco. This book reveals the world beneath our feet and, in telling what is in essence a universal story of man's confrontation with a most pitiless nature. There is wear to the head of the d/w and its corners. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info