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American Rifle

release date: Jan 01, 2009
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American Rifle
Spanning from the Revolution to the present day, this book examines the link between the development of the rifle and the evolution of American culture, detailing those who shaped the rifle's development, its transformation from elite shooter to mass-produced gun, the origins of the NRA, and more. Reprint

Washington's Spies

release date: Jan 01, 2014
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Washington's Spies
In 1778, George Washington unleashed an unlikely ring of spies in New York to discover British battle plans.

Men of War

release date: Jan 01, 2016
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Men of War
"Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Random House, an imprint and division of Penguin Random House LLC, in 2015."

Al Kelly's Double Life

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The Art of Alexander Rose-Innes

release date: Jan 01, 1991
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Papers of Alexander Rose (d.1850), Minister, Inverness, 1850-58

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Genealogy Files

release date: Jan 01, 2002
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Genealogy Files
Information re the Ramage family of Laurens County, S.C., and elsewhere, and related Rook, Oxford, Shipman, and McElmurry families.

Kings in the North

release date: Jan 01, 2003
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Kings in the North
The House of Percy resounds throughout Shakespeare's history plays, the Wars of the Roses and the centuries-long Anglo-Scottish Wars. In the Middle Ages, the earls of Northumberland were famed, or notorious, as the Kings in the North, a region they ran almost as an hereditary domain. Alexander Rose traces the history of this ancient and sometimes haughty dynasty, from the moment William de Percy stepped into England alongside William the Conqueror to the waning of the medieval era after the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. The book considers the family within its broader context of British history - too often regarded as purely 'Southern English' history - and offers readers the grand sweep of Anglo-Scottish history from the perspective of individuals. The Percys' commanding role in the English wars against Scotland, as well as their part in the Hundred Years War, the Crusades and the politics of the time, feature prominently. Today, as the United Kingdom threatens to crack into its constituent parts,KINGS IN THE NORTH shows us how and why it came together in the first place.

Dictionary Catalogue of the Illinois State Library

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Empires of the Sky

release date: May 25, 2021
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Empires of the Sky
The Golden Age of Aviation is brought to life in this story of the giant Zeppelin airships that once roamed the sky--a story that ended with the fiery destruction of the Hindenburg. "[An] exhilarating history of the dawn of modern air travel."--Publishers Weekly At the dawn of the twentieth century, when human flight was still considered an impossibility, Germany's Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin vied with the Wright Brothers to build the world's first successful flying machine. As the Wrights labored to invent the airplane, Zeppelin fathered the remarkable airship, sparking a bitter rivalry between the two types of aircraft and their innovators that would last for decades, in the quest to control one of humanity's most inspiring achievements. And it was the airship--not the airplane--that led the way. In the glittery 1920s, the count's brilliant protégé, Hugo Eckener, achieved undreamed-of feats of daring and skill, including the extraordinary Round-the-World voyage of the Graf Zeppelin. At a time when America's airplanes--rickety deathtraps held together by glue, screws, and luck--could barely make it from New York to Washington, D.C., Eckener's airships serenely traversed oceans without a single crash, fatality, or injury. What Charles Lindbergh almost died doing--crossing the Atlantic in 1927--Eckener had effortlessly accomplished three years before the Spirit of St. Louis even took off. Even as the Nazis sought to exploit Zeppelins for their own nefarious purposes, Eckener built his masterwork, the behemoth Hindenburg--a marvel of design and engineering. Determined to forge an airline empire under the new flagship, Eckener met his match in Juan Trippe, the ruthlessly ambitious king of Pan American Airways, who believed his fleet of next-generation planes would vanquish Eckener's coming airship armada. It was a fight only one man--and one technology--could win. Countering each other's moves on the global chessboard, each seeking to wrest the advantage from his rival, the struggle for mastery of the air was a clash not only of technologies but of business, diplomacy, politics, personalities, and the two men's vastly different dreams of the future. Empires of the Sky is the sweeping, untold tale of the duel that transfixed the world and helped create our modern age.
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