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Hideous history : trials & trickery : all the grim, gruesome, and gory parts of history's dark side —Lawrence, Sandra (Vocalist), author.

"All the grim, gruesome and gory bits of history they never teach you in school! From the betrayal and murder of Julius Caesar by Marcus Brutus to the gunpowder plot to overthrow the English government of Guy Fawkes to t...

Latin : story of a world language —Leonhardt, Jürgen, 1957- author.

"The mother tongue of the Roman Empire and the lingua franca of the West for centuries after Rome's fall, Latin survives today primarily in classrooms and texts. Yet this "dead language" is unique in the influence it has...

From silk to silicon : the story of globalization through ten extraordinary lives —Garten, Jeffrey E., 1946- author.

The story of globalization, the most powerful force in history, as told through the life and times of ten people who changed the world by their singular, spectacular accomplishments. This is the first book to look at the...

The great flood

The Mississippi River Flood of 1927 was the most destructive river flood in American history. In the spring of 1927, the river broke out of its earthen embankments in 145 places and inundated 27,000 square miles. Part of...

The dress : 100 iconic moments in fashion —Hess, Megan, author.

Examines the history and unique style of one hundred of the most iconic dresses in fashion history, including Audrey Hepburn's little back dress from "Breakfast at Tiffany's," Princess Diana's wedding dress, and Lady Gag...

Fun food inventions —Higgins, Nadia.

Learn the strange stories behind inventions you use every day -- from the guy who thought white-flour snacks were evil so he invented graham crackers to the evolution of ketchup.

Shoe dog : a memoir by the creator of Nike —Knight, Philip H., 1938- author.

"In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most ic...

The sleeping giant awakens : genocide, Indian residential schools, and the challenge of conciliation —MacDonald, David Bruce, author.

"Confronting the truths of Canada's Indian Residential School system has been likened to waking a sleeping giant. In this book, David B. MacDonald uses genocide as an analytical tool to better understand Canada's past an...

The doctor's lady —Hedlund, Jody.

Priscilla knew God wanted her to be a missionary, not a wife. The missionary board declares the only way she can serve is to be married, and so she embarks on a marriage in name only... a marriage that will test her spir...

Great wall of china, the DVD

Explore the story of one of the wonders of the ancient world. How was this building feat accomplished and are the legends surrounding the Great Wall true? Investigate the incredible origins of this 2,000-year-old barrier...

Tear gas : from the battlefields of World War I to the streets of today —Feigenbaum, Anna, author.

"The story of how a chemical weapon went from the battlefield to the streets. One hundred years ago, French troops fired tear gas grenades into German trenches. Designed to force people out from behind barricades and tre...

Hadrian's wall edge of the empire

Construction of Hadrian's wall began in 122 A.D. to separate the Romans from the Barbarians and was built under the direct orders of Emperor Hadrian. This fascinating program offers a glimpse of military life during the ...

The game of our lives : the English Premier League and the making of modern Britain —Goldblatt, David, 1965-

"The Game of Our Lives is a masterly portrait of contemporary Britain through the lens of soccer. In the last two decades soccer in the United Kingdom has made the transition from a peripheral dying sport to the very cen...

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