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Holland - Educational Photo Plates
1 Holland - Educational Photo Plates
F E Compton & Company 1940 
8 photo plates from a set of Compton's Pictured Teaching Unit Materials for the country of Holland. Plates are 11" X 9". Each plate has several pictures and has information about each picture on the back.

Included are:
Plate III How Holland is Drained
Plate IV Turning the Zuider Zee Into Farms
Plate VI Farming and Gardening
Plate VII Fishing, Mining, and Manufacturing
Plate VIII The World Wide Commerce of the Dutch
Plate IX Some Exports of the Dutch East Indies
Plate X Transportation and Travel
Plate XI Dress and Shelter of the People

Condition: Some wear to the edges and corners and one has black scuff mark on map. 
Price: 16.50 USD

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Switzerland Educational Photo Plates
2 Switzerland Educational Photo Plates
F E Compton & Company 1940 used 
11 photo plates from a set of Compton's Pictured Teaching Unit Materials for the country of Switzerland. Plates are 11" X 9". Each plate has several pictures and has information about each picture on the back.

Included are:
Plate I Character of the Land and People
Plate II Character of the Land and People
Plate III Forests and Water Power
Plate IV Scenery and the Tourist Industry
Plate V Grazing and Dairying
Plate VI Farming and Fruit Raising
Plate VII Manufacturing and Commerce
Plate VIII How the People Live
Plate IX How the People Live
Plate X Transportation
Plate XII Culture, Government, International Institutions

Condition: Some edge and corner wear. 
Price: 17.60 USD

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The Geographical Magazine 1961 July
3 The Geographical Magazine 1961 July
The Geographical Magazine Ltd. July 1961 Volume 34 No 3 magazine used 59 pages 
Contents:
The Work of the Forestry Commission
The Battlefield of Bussaco
Australia's Snowy Scheme (Snowy-Tumut)
Kashmir's Capital
Trier: Germany's Oldest City
The Bison of Bialoqieza
How to Get There
The World of Books

Condition: Pages have corner wear. Cover has creases, tears, numbers in black writing, and wear to the edges and corners. Spine cover is torn at the bottom. 
Price: 13.75 USD

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The Geographical Magazine 1965 April
4 The Geographical Magazine 1965 April
The Geographical Magazine Ltd April 1965 magazine used 78 pages 
Contents:
The Wash
In Search of Arabian Oryx - Expedition across the Wahiba Sands
Jebel Marra - water conservation in Dafur, Sudan
The Sunshine Revolution - Formentera's population in a changed economy
Amateurs in Geology
Travellers' Tales - A Night on the Mato Grosso
The World in Books

Condition: Pages have corner wear. Cover has creases, tears, numbers in black, and wear to the edges and corners. 
Price: 13.75 USD

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The National Geographical Magazine 1965 September
5 The National Geographical Magazine 1965 September
The National Geographical Ltd. September 1965 Vol 38 No 5 magazine used 78 pages 
Contents:
Nottingham: Queen of the Midlands
Heroic Masda - archaeology
Cambodia: Oasis of Peace
Iron and Steel - making and makers
Geography Today - Liverpool Studies the Tropics
The World in Books

Condition: Pages have corner wear. Cover has creases, spine tears, numbers written in black and wear to the edges and corners. 
Price: 8.25 USD

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Six Inner Hebrides, Eigg, Rum, Canna, Muck, Coll, Tiree, Island Series, Banks, Noel
6 Banks, Noel Six Inner Hebrides, Eigg, Rum, Canna, Muck, Coll, Tiree, Island Series
David & Charles 1977 hardcover used 208 pages, 5 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches tall 
Contents:
Setting
Scene
Sea and Sky
Early Times and Clan Times
Campbells and Jacobites
Disastrous Improvement
Dispersal
Tiree after the Famine
Himself - the Island Proprietor
Natural History
Communication
The Islands at Work and Play
Religion, Education, and Health
The Future

Appendices:
Singing Sand
Dean Munro's Account, 1549
Some Routes and Steamers

Bibliography
Index

Condition: Ex library book with all the markings and card holder glued to the inside back cover. Book is in good condition, the pages are crisp and clean. Boards are slightly bent. Cover has rubbing wear, surface tears, bumped corners, and wear to the edges. 
Price: 38.50 USD

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Labour's Apprentices, Working-Class Lads in Late Victorian and Edwardian England, Childs, Michael J.
7 Childs, Michael J. Labour's Apprentices, Working-Class Lads in Late Victorian and Edwardian England
McGill-Queen's University Press 1995 0773512896 / 9780773512894 softcover used 223 pages, 6 inches by 9 inches tall 
from the cover: "The three decades before World War I witnessed significant changes in the working life, home life, and social life of adolescent English males. Childs suggests that the study of such age-specific experiences provides vital clues to the evolving structure and fortunes of the working class as a whole and helps to explain subsequent development in English history."

Condition: Some pages have marks to the text. Binding is tight. Cover has rubbing wear, creases, and wear to the edges and corners. 
Price: 11.00 USD

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A Traveler's Guide to the Kingdoms of Arthur, Fairbairn, Neil
8 Fairbairn, Neil A Traveler's Guide to the Kingdoms of Arthur
Historical Times 1983 0237456567 / 9780237456566 Hardcover used 157 pages, 7 1/2 inches by 9 1/2 inches tall 
cover: "A Traveler's Guide to the Kingdoms of Arthur is a practical and beautiful guide book to the vast world of Arthurian fact and legend. From Barry Hill, north of Dundee, to the Foret de Paimpont in Brittany, the visitor is taken to nearly 200 places associated with this great hero and king, for Arthur is remembered throughout Britain and Brittany in mountains, castles, cairns, tombs and even 'round tables'. With precise directions and map references, the book tells the reader how to discover Arthur's evocative world. But the pleasure is as great for the armchair traveler as for the motorist. More than 250 photographs offer a magnificent record of landscapes and monuments little changed since the Dark Ages, a kingdom that Arthur himself would still recognize."

Condition: Book is in good condition, the pages are crisp and clean. Binding is tight. Cover has rubbing wear, and wear to the edges and corners.

 
Price: 4.40 USD

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Alexander of Yugoslavia, The Story of the King Who Was Murdered at Marseilles, Graham, Stephen
9 Graham, Stephen Alexander of Yugoslavia, The Story of the King Who Was Murdered at Marseilles
Yale University Press 1939 1st edition hardcover used, ex library book 329 pages, 5 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches tall 
Contents:
Vlada the Chauffeur
The King Goes to Marseilles
O God! O Marseilles!
Mio Kral
Man and King
Heir of Lands and Trouble
Democracy Fails
Ante Pavelich
Lonely Dictator
International Sabotage
Little Entente and Balkan Pact
Attempt at Zagred
Loan of an Assassin
Louis Barthou
How the News Came to Belgrade
Ferment
The Trial
To Oplenats
Bibliography
Index

Condition: Ex library book with all the markings and card holder has been torn off the inside back cover. Boards have bumped and worn corners, and wear to the edges. Back board has a small damaged spot in the middle. Spine is faded. Binding is cracked between pages 152 and 153. Pages are lightly age toned and some have corner creases. 
Price: 66.00 USD

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Poisoning the Minds of the Lower Orders, Herzog, Don
10 Herzog, Don Poisoning the Minds of the Lower Orders
Princeton University Press 1998 0691048312 / 9780691048314 hardcover with dust jacket used 559 pages, 6 1/2 inches by 9 1/2 inches tall 
from the dust jacket: "Conservatism was born as an anguished attack on democracy. So argues Don Herzog in this arrestingly detailed exploration of England's responses to the French Revolution. Poisoning the Minds of the Lower Orders ushers the reader into the politically lurid world of Regency England.

Deftly weaving social and intellectual history, Herzog brings to life the social practices of the Englightenment. In circulating libraries and Sunday schools, deferential subjects developed an avid taste for reading; in coffeehouses, alehouses, and debating societies, they boldly dared to argue about politics. Such conservatives as Edmund Burke gaped with horror, fearing that what radicals applauded as the rise of rationality was really popular stupidity or worse. Subjects, insisted conservatives, ought to defer to tradition - and be comforted by illusions.

Urging that abstract political theories are manifest in everyday life, Herzog unflinchingly explores the unsavory emotions that maintained and threatened social hierarchy. Conservatives dished out an unrelenting diet of contempt. But Herzog refuses to pretend that the day's radicals were saints. Radicals, he shows, invested in contempt as enthusiastically as did conservatives. Hairdressers became the newly contemptible, even a cultural obsession. Women, workers, Jews, and blacks were all abused by their presumed superiors. Yet some of the lowly subjects Burke had the temerity to brand a swinish multitude fought back.

How were England's humble subjects transformed into proud citizens? And just how successful was the transformation? At once history and political theory, absorbing and disquieting, Poisoning the Minds of the Lower Orders challenges our own commitments to and anxieties about democracy."

Condition: Pages are crisp and clean. Binding is tight. Dust jacket has rubbing wear, and wear to the edges and corners. Boards have bumped corners. 
Price: 13.20 USD

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Empress Josephine, Knapton, Ernest John
11 Knapton, Ernest John Empress Josephine
Harvard University Press 1982 0674252012 / 9780674252011 third printing softcover used 359 pages, 5 1/2 inches by 8 inches tall 
Contents:
Prologue
Bird of the Islands
A Marriage is Arranged
Storm and Stress
Parting
Freedom
Revolution and Terror
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness
Bonaparte
"Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow"
Wife of a Hero
Josephine Infidele
Mistress of the Tuileries
The Consulate
Steps to a Throne
Coronation
War Once More
On Being an Empress
"Malmaison, C'est Josephine"
Divorce
Seclusion
Finale
Geographical Tables
Bibliographical Essay
Notes
Index

Condition: Pages are clean. Cover has light wear. 
Price: 5.50 USD

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Dissolution, The Crisis of Communism and the End of East Germany, Maier, Charles S
12 Maier, Charles S Dissolution, The Crisis of Communism and the End of East Germany
Princeton University Press 1997 softcover used 440 pages, 9 inches by 9 inches tall 
from the cover: "Against the backdrop of one of the great transformations of our century, the sudden and unexpected fall of communism as a ruling system, Charles Maier recounts the history and demise of East Germany. Dissolution is his poignant, analytically provocative account of the decline and fall of the late German Democratic Republic. This is the first book that spans the communist collapse and the ensuing process of unification, and that draws on newly available archival documents from the past phases of the GDR."

Contents:
Chapter One: Losing Faith
Believers and Victims
Real Existing Socialism
Privilege, Secrecy, and Complicity
A Tethered Consciousness

Chapter Two: The Economic Collapse
The Debt Crisis and the Contradictions of Comecon
The Costs of Computerization
Retreat from Reform: State Socialism in Retrospect
The Archaeology of Coal and Steel

Chapter Three The Autumn Upheaval
Prologue: A Revolution in Germany
Decomposition and Flight
Two Languages of Revolution
Monday Nights in Leipzig
Berlin: Rulers and Ruled

Chapter Four Protagonists of the Transition
New Forums and Round Tables
Redeeming "Civil Society"
Political Parties and the Elections of March 18, 1990

Chapter Five Unification
Still Masters of the Game? Soviet Policy Shifts on Germany
2 = 1 or 1 = 1? The Econimics of Unification
2 + 4 = 1: The Diplomacy of Unification

Chapter Six Anschluss and Melancholy
Between Two Berlins 1990
Between Socialism and Capitalism
Abwicklung: Academic Purge and Renewal
Stasi Stains: The Old Regime on Trial

Epilogue. Wrapped Reichstag 1995

Notes
Index

Condition: Book is in good condition, the pages are crisp and clean. Cover has rubbing wear, creases, and wear to the edges and corners. 
Price: 11.00 USD

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The Escape of Alexei Son of Tsar Nicholas II, What Happened the Night the Romanov Family was Executed, Petrov, Vadim; Lysenho, Igor; and Egorov, Gregory
13 Petrov, Vadim; Lysenho, Igor; and Egorov, Gregory The Escape of Alexei Son of Tsar Nicholas II, What Happened the Night the Romanov Family was Executed
Harry N. Abrams, Inc. 1998 0810932776 / 9780810932777 hardcover with dust jacket used 240 pages 
from the dust jacket: "The Russian Romanov dynasty came to an abrupt end on the night of July 17, 1918, when the imperial family was executed by the Bolsheviks. Or did it? Compelling new evidence reveals that Tsarevich Alexei, the fourteen-year-old son of Nicholas II and Alexandra and heir to the Russian throne, escaped the bloodshed and was adopted by a peasant family.

Reconstructing the fascinating historic events of the Russian Revolution, The Escape of Alexei tells the horrifying story of the brutal execution, and the means by which the boy managed to escape death. Bungling by Bolshevik soldiers led to complete chaos: Young Alexei - wounded and unconscious - was still alive when he was loaded onto the back of a truck with the corpses of his murdered famly. He fled into the woods and found his way to a nearby village. There his world turned upside down.

Russia's heir to the throne grew up under the name of Vasily Filatov. He became an apprentice shoemaker and eventually a high-school geography teacher.

In this extraordinary volume, three respected scientists provide a convincing, thorough account of how the executioners covered up the fact that the body of the heir to the throne was missing. Drawing on official records and documents from Russian archives and the grisly personal accounts of soldiers who took part in the execution, the authors offer compelling evidence that Alexei Romanov and Vasily Filatov were the same person.

Filatov died in 1988. Now his wife and children have brought his story to the world. Their intimate reminiscences of the remarkable man they knew as husband and father bring this astonishing tale to life. Personal photographs throughtout the book illustrate the striking physical resemblances between members of the Romanov and Filatov families."

Condition: Very good condition. 
Price: 6.60 USD

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The Haskalah Movement in Russia, Raisin, Jacob S.
14 Raisin, Jacob S. The Haskalah Movement in Russia
Greenwood Press 1972 0837127564 / 9780837127569 hardcover used, ex library 355 pages, 5 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches 
Contents:
Preface
The Pre-Haskalah Period
The Period of Transition
The Dawn of Haskalah
Conflicts and Conquests
Russification, Reformation, and Assimilation
The Awakening
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Ex library book with all the markings and pastedowns. Some pages have creases and corner wear. Front board is slightly warped. 
Price: 5.50 USD

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The Walls Came Tumbling Down, Stokes, Gale
15 Stokes, Gale The Walls Came Tumbling Down
Oxford University Press 1993 0195066456 / 9780195066456 softcover used 319 pages, 6 inches by 9 inches tall 
from the cover: "Beginning with the 1968 Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia and culminating in the 1989-1991 revolutions, The Walls Came Tumbling Down is a sweeping, vivid narrative of the gradual collapse of Eastern European communism. Focusing on the decades of unrest that precipitated 1989's tumultuous events, and including information obtained firsthand from personal interviews, Gale Stokes provides a comprehensive history of the various communist regimes and the opposition movements that brought them down, including the "March Days" and Solidarity Movement of Poland, the 1975 Helsinki accords, Czechoslovakia's Charter 77 opposition movement, the autocratic policies of Romania's Nicolae Ceaucescu that brought his people to the point of violent outrage, and every other major event that marked the crumbling of communism. Stokes also examines the first tottering steps in 1990-1991 toward pluralist government, from the resignation of Mikhail Gorbachev to the bloody partitioning of war-torn Yugoslavia. For courses in communist studies or recent history, The Walls Came Tumbling Down is ideal for making clear the most widespread and significant upheaval of the latter twentieth century."

Condition: Pages are clean. Cover has light wear. 
Price: 6.60 USD

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The Whig Supremacy 1714-1760, Williams, Basil
16 Williams, Basil The Whig Supremacy 1714-1760
London Oxford University Press 1952 Hardcover used 464 pages, 5 1/2 inches by 8 1/2 inches tall 
Contents: Introductory; English System of Government Under George I and George II; English Local Government and the Law; Religion and the Churches; Social and Economic Life of the English People; Settlement of the Dynasty - Stanhope's Ministry 1714-21; The Settlement of the Dynasty - Walpole's Ministry 1721-42; The Army and the Navy 1714-60; Carteret and the Pelhams; Scotland and Ireland; The Colonies and India; Newcastle in Search of a Policy; The Great Commoner; Science and Historical Research; The Arts; Literature; Bibliography; Lists of the Holders of Certain Officers; Index; List of Maps

Condition: Ex library book with all the markings and card holder glued to the inside back cover. Pages are clean. Cover has rubbing wear, bumped and worn corners, and wear to the edges. Spine is tilted.

 
Price: 11.00 USD

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The Black Death, Ziegler, Philip
17 Ziegler, Philip The Black Death
Harper Torchbooks 1971 softcover used 319 pages 
Contents:
Origins and Nature
The State of Europe
Italy
France: the State of Medical Knowledge
Germany: the Flagellants and the Persecution of the Jews
The rest of Continental Europe
Arrival in England: the West Country
Progress Across the South
London: Hygiene and the Medieval City
Sussex, Kent and East Anglia
The Midlands and the North of England
The Welsh Borders, Wales, Ireland and Scotland
The Plague in a Medieval Village
The Toll in Lives
The Social and Economic Consequences
Education, Agriculture and Architecture
The Effects on the Church and Man's Mind
Notes
Bibliography
Index

Condition: Worn copy. Pages are age toned, have creases, corner wear, moisture wrinkling, and edge soil. Page block has black remainder mark on outside edge. Cover has creases, soil, tears, and edge and corner wear. 
Price: 3.00 USD

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Switzerland Educational Photo Plates
Switzerland Educational Photo Plates
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Holland - Educational Photo Plates
Holland - Educational Photo Plates
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The National Geographical Magazine 1965 September
The National Geographical Magazine 1965 September
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The Geographical Magazine 1965 April
The Geographical Magazine 1965 April
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The Geographical Magazine 1961 July
The Geographical Magazine 1961 July
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The Escape of Alexei Son of Tsar Nicholas II, What Happened the Night the Romanov Family was Executed, Petrov, Vadim; Lysenho, Igor; and Egorov, Gregory
The Escape of Alexei Son of Tsar Nicholas II, What Happened the Night the Romanov Family was Executed
Petrov, Vadim; Lysenho, Igor; and Egorov, Gregory
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The Walls Came Tumbling Down, Stokes, Gale
The Walls Came Tumbling Down
Stokes, Gale
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Empress Josephine, Knapton, Ernest John
Empress Josephine
Knapton, Ernest John
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