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A Dance Called America

The Scottish Highlands, the United States and Canada

by James Hunter
edition: Paperback
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A dance was devised in eighteenth-century Skye. An exhilarating dance. A dance, a visitor reports, 'the emigration from Skye has occasioned'. The visitor asks for the dance's name. 'They call itAmerica,' he's told.

In his introduction to this new edition of his classic and pioneering account of what happened to the thousands of people who left Skye …

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The Sas 'Deniables'

Special Forces Operations, denied by the Authorities, from Vietnam to the War on Terror

by Tony May
edition: Hardcover
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During the 10,000-day Vietnam war Australia had agreed with the United States to have a team of Australian Army Special Air Services (SAS) soldiers conduct covert missions into Cambodia. The SAS soldiers would be bivouacked in Thailand. With their names changed for security and personal safety reasons, this is a dramatized story of events that actu …

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Of Kith and Kin

A History of Families in Canada

by Magda Fahrni
edition: Paperback
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Reviled by some radicals and progressives, a reassuring touchstone for most conservatives, the family has always been both an institution and an idea. Often a source of emotional sustenance and material support, families can also be sites of conflict and abuse. This book traces the changing forms and meanings of family in the territory that now com …

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Religion, Ethnonationalism, and Antisemitism in the Era of the Two World Wars

edited by Kevin P. Spicer & Rebecca Carter-Chand
edition: eBook
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In the wake of the devastating First World War, leaders of the victorious powers reconfigured the European continent, resulting in new understandings of nation, state, and citizenship. Religious identity, symbols, and practice became tools for politicians and church leaders alike to appropriate as instruments to define national belonging, often to …

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Bloody Verrieres

The I. SS-Panzerkorps Defence of the Verrieres-Bourguebus Ridges: Volume 1: Operations Goodwood and Atlantic, 18-22 July 1944

by Arthur W. Gullachsen
edition: Hardcover
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South of the Norman city of Caen, the twin features of the Verrières and Bourguebus ridges were key stepping stones for the British Second Army in late July 1944-taking them was crucial if it was to be successful in its attempt to break out of the Normandy bridgehead. To capture this vital ground, Allied forces would have to defeat arguably the st …

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A History of Africa

Combined Edition

by Toyin Falola & Timothy Stapleton
edition: Paperback
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Written by two senior scholars, A History of Africa introduces students to the history of the world's second largest continent. While it is not possible to discuss every event that ever happened in African history, the book comprises an historical narrative emphasizing key trends and processes illustrated by detailed examples. It represents a chron …

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The Bad Detective

The Incredible Cases of Nic Power

by Bob Gordon
edition: Paperback
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Having become one of Canada's first police detectives in 1882, Nicholas Power developed a reputation as the nation's very own super sleuth, hailed in the newspapers as a homegrown 'Sherlock Holmes'. He was involved in all the most heinous and shocking cases of the day, swiftly, almost superhumanly, determining the culprit and their modus operandi f …

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An Unsung Hero

Tom Crean – Antarctic Survivor

by Michael Smith, read by Gerry O'Brien
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An Unsung Hero is an unforgettable story of triumph over unparalleled hardship and deprivation.

Tom Crean was the farmer’s son from Kerry who sailed on three major expeditions to the unknown Antarctic over a century ago. He served with both Captain Robert Scott and Sir Ernest Shackleton, spent longer on the ice than either and outlived them both. …

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Blood Legacy

Reckoning with a Family's Story of Slavery

read by Alex Renton
also available: Hardcover Audiobook (CD)
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Through the story of his own family's history as slave and plantation owners, Alex Renton looks at how we owe it to the present to understand the legacy of the past. When the transatlantic slave trade was abolished across most of the British Empire in 1833, it was not the newly liberated who received compensation, but the tens of thousands of ensla …

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