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History (from Greek ἱστορία - historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation") is the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. History can also mean the period of time after writing was invented. Scholars who write about history are called historians. It is a field of research which uses a narrative to examine and analyse the sequence of events, and it sometimes attempts to investigate objectively the patterns of cause and effect that determine events. Historians debate the nature of history and its usefulness. This includes discu ...more

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  • A Symphony of Echoes by Jodi Taylor
    A Symphony of Echoes
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    Release date: Aug 20, 2015
    X2 Copies of A Symphony of echoes - Jodi Taylor

    Book Two in the madcap time-travel series based at the St Mary's Institute of Historical Research that…more View Details »

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    Availability: 2 copies available, 434 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jul 25 - Aug 21, 2015

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  • Louisiana's Sacred Places by Deborah Burst
    Louisiana's Sacred Places: Churches, Cemeteries and Voodoo
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    Release date: Feb 24, 2015
    Winners will receive a hard copy of Louisiana's Sacred Places: Churches, Cemeteries and Voodoo. A book Anne Rice described as, "Delightfully vivid bri…more View Details »

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    Availability: 2 copies available, 148 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Aug 01 - Aug 09, 2015

    Countries available: US

  • The Inker's Shadow by Allen Say
    The Inker's Shadow
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    Release date: Sep 29, 2015
    Caldecott Medalist Allen Say presents a companion to his award-winning Drawing From Memory--the story of his coming-of-age at a military academy and t…more View Details »

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    Availability: 25 copies available, 76 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Aug 01 - Aug 24, 2015

    Countries available: US

  • Police State by Gerry Spence
    Police State: The Crimes and Cover-Ups of America's Cops
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    Release date: Sep 08, 2015
    We all want to feel safe. But safe from what, and from whom?

    In his 60-plus years as a trial lawyer, Gerry Spence has never represented a person accuse…more View Details »

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 97 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Aug 01 - Aug 12, 2015

    Countries available: US

  • The Great Apocalypse by Daniel   Thompson
    The Great Apocalypse (Sparlock of the Multiverse, #1)
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    Release date: Jul 20, 2015
    The first book of the Sparlock Trilogy is an intriguing exploration of our history and myths, our shared dreams and nightmares. It examines the hidden…more View Details »

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    Availability: 3 copies available, 452 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jul 09 - Aug 13, 2015

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  • Sir John's Table by Lindy Mechefske
    Sir John's Table: The Culinary Life and Times of Canada's First Prime Minister
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    Release date: Aug 18, 2015
    "What a tasty dish! Lindy Mechefske’s delightful biography of the irresistible, though sadly flawed, John A. Macdonald is shot through with illuminati…more View Details »

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    Availability: 3 copies available, 110 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jul 09 - Aug 14, 2015

    Countries available: CA

  • The WikiLeaks Files by Julian Assange
    The WikiLeaks Files: The World According to US Empire
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    Release date: Aug 25, 2015
    When WikiLeaks first came to prominence in 2010 by releasing 2,325,961 top-secret State Department cables, the world saw for the first time what the U…more View Details »

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 805 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: May 20 - Aug 01, 2015

    Countries available: US

  • This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee
    This Monstrous Thing
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    Release date: Sep 22, 2015
    In this dazzling teen debut, a wildly creative reimagining of Frankenstein, fantasy, history, and classic literature combine when one boy brings his b…more View Details »

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    Availability: 5 copies available, 1635 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jun 21 - Aug 01, 2015

    Countries available: US

  • Poems Inspired by the Arts by Tony Tripodi
    Poems Inspired by the Arts
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    “Ten copies of Tony Tripodi’s book, Poems Inspired by the Arts, will be given away to lucky contestants.”

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    This is a book of poems that is based on t…more View Details »

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 650 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jul 03 - Aug 01, 2015

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  • World Without End by Hugh Thomas
    World Without End: Spain, Philip II, and the First Global Empire
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    Release date: Aug 11, 2015
    Following RIVERS OF GOLD and THE GOLDEN EMPIRE and building on five centuries of scholarship, WORLD WITHOUT END is the epic conclusion of an unprecede…more View Details »

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 394 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jul 15 - Aug 01, 2015

    Countries available: US

  • Napoleon by Michael Broers
    Napoleon: Soldier of Destiny
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    Release date: Oct 15, 2015
    *The first biography of the brilliant, violent leader to give readers a full, dramatic, and all-encompassing portrait that is drawn from Napoleon’s ow…more View Details »

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    Availability: 3 copies available, 844 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jul 02 - Aug 02, 2015

    Countries available: US

  • Women in Dark Times by Jacqueline Rose
    Women in Dark Times
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    Release date: Aug 04, 2015
    Enter to win a hardcover copy of WOMEN IN DARK TIMES by Jacqueline Rose.

    An exhilarating journey through the life, times, and inner thoughts of some of…more View Details »

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    Availability: 5 copies available, 349 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jul 15 - Aug 03, 2015

    Countries available: US

  • The Mystery of Granny's Ghost by Neil W.J. Smith
    The Mystery of Granny's Ghost
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    Release date: Jan 01, 2015
    "You have discerned an amazing story. It's got everything it needs to be a blockbuster: romance, history, the paranormal and the story of a narrator f…more View Details »

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    Availability: 4 copies available, 96 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jun 03 - Aug 03, 2015

    Countries available: AU and NZ

  • Carnelian by B. Kristin McMichael
    Carnelian (Chalcedony Chronicles, #1)
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    *SIGNED COPY*
    BOOK 1 of series

    Everyone has a past, but for most it isn’t so far in the past as Seth Sangre. His past is literally from thousands of yea…more View Details »

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    Availability: 1 copy available, 1124 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jul 13 - Aug 03, 2015

    Countries available: US

  • Magna Carta by Dan  Jones
    Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty
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    Release date: Oct 20, 2015
    We're giving away 25 advance reader copies of MAGNA CARTA: The Birth of Liberty—the lively, action-packed history of one of the most impactful documen…more View Details »

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    Availability: 25 copies available, 557 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jul 20 - Aug 03, 2015

    Countries available: US

  • The Secret Chord by Geraldine  Brooks
    The Secret Chord
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    Release date: Oct 06, 2015
    We're giving away 25 advance reader copies of the forthcoming novel by Pulitzer Prize winnier author Geraldine Brooks: THE SECRET CHORD.

    With more than…more View Details »

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    Availability: 25 copies available, 1533 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jul 20 - Aug 03, 2015

    Countries available: US

  • The Trip by Deborah   Davis
    The Trip: Andy Warhol's Plastic Fantastic Cross-Country Adventure
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    *FINISHED BOOK GIVEAWAY*

    From the author of Strapless and Guest of Honor, a book about a little-known road trip Andy Warhol took from New York to LA in…more View Details »

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 480 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jul 21 - Aug 03, 2015

    Countries available: US

  • Tying Down The Lion by Joanna  Campbell
    Tying Down The Lion
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    Release date: Jun 15, 2015
    One signed special-edition paperback of Tying Down The Lion, a novel by Joanna Campbell and currently long-listed for The Guardian's Not the Booker pr…more View Details »

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    Availability: 1 copy available, 485 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jul 30 - Aug 03, 2015

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  • Dreams to Remember by Mark Ribowsky
    Dreams to Remember: Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern Soul
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    Release date: Jun 01, 2015
    A soul icon and the southern music he helped popularize come to life in this moving requiem.

    When he died in one of rock's string of tragic plane crash…more View Details »

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    Availability: 30 copies available, 341 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jul 29 - Aug 03, 2015

    Countries available: US

  • Black Prophetic Fire by Cornel West
    Black Prophetic Fire
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    Release date: Sep 01, 2015
    An unflinching look at nineteenth- and twentieth-century African American leaders and their visionary legacies.

    In an accessible, conversational format…more View Details »

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 350 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jun 23 - Aug 04, 2015

    Countries available: US

  • A Bride at Last by Melissa Jagears
    A Bride at Last (Unexpected Brides #3)
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    Abandoned by his mail-order bride, Silas Jonesey has fought an uphill battle to recover from a pattern of poor choices. Now his prayers for reconcilia…more View Details »

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    Availability: 1 copy available, 292 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jul 29 - Aug 04, 2015

    Countries available: US

  • Vital Secrets by Don Gutteridge
    Vital Secrets (Marc Edwards, #3)
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    It's the fall of 1837, and Lieutenant Marc Edwards of His Majesty's 24th Regiment of Foot is now an old hand at his post in the colonial backwater of…more View Details »

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    Availability: 3 copies available, 213 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jul 30 - Aug 05, 2015

    Countries available: US and CA

  • Extraordinary Voyages of the Panchatantra by Ramsay Wood
    Extraordinary Voyages of the Panchatantra
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    In all the storytelling collections from India, it is the secular animal fables found in the The Pancatantra and its Buddhist inspiration, The Jataka…more View Details »

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    Availability: 2 copies available, 505 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jul 09 - Aug 06, 2015

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  • The Antiquity by Darren Hackett
    The Antiquity: An L.A. Crime Novel
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    Release date: Apr 03, 2015
    SIGNED, LIMITED EDITION COPIES!

    The murder of a popular university professor unearths a mystery involving a 2,000-year-old religious relic stolen by th…more View Details »

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    Availability: 3 copies available, 329 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jul 08 - Aug 06, 2015

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  • The Peace Tree from Hiroshima by Sandra  Moore
    The Peace Tree from Hiroshima: A Little Bonsai with a Big Story
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    Release date: Jul 14, 2015
    3 lucky readers will win a copy of this astonishing tale of survival, hope, and friendship. Giveaway ends on August 6 - the 70th anniversary of the Hi…more View Details »

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    Availability: 3 copies available, 211 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jul 14 - Aug 06, 2015

    Countries available: US

  • The White Road by Edmund de Waal
    The White Road: Journey into an Obsession
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    Release date: Sep 29, 2015
    Extraordinary new non-fiction, a gripping blend of history and memoir, by the author of the award-winning and bestselling international sensation, The…more View Details »

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 101 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jun 04 - Aug 07, 2015

    Countries available: CA

  • Chrysoprase by B. Kristin McMichael
    Chrysoprase (Chalcedony Chronicles #2)
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    *SIGNED COPY*

    Mari had her time in the past and is finally home. Unfortunately, she didn’t understand the goddess’ warning that traveling to the past w…more View Details »

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    Availability: 1 copy available, 453 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jul 15 - Aug 07, 2015

    Countries available: US

  • Our Man in Charleston by Christopher Dickey
    Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South
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    Release date: Jul 21, 2015
    "A perfect book about an imperfect spy."
    —Joan Didion

    Between the Confederacy and recognition by Great Britain stood one unlikely Englishman who hated t…more View Details »

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 770 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jul 21 - Aug 07, 2015

    Countries available: US

  • The Quest by Charles Richard Latona
    The Quest: A Lakota Legend
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    Ten (10) copies of Charles Richard Latona’s book, "The Quest: A Lakota Legend", will be given away to lucky contestants!

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 556 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jul 10 - Aug 08, 2015

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  • Echoes Resounding from the Past by Cheryl Freier
    Echoes Resounding from the Past: Hidden Truth Poems
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    Ten(10) copies of Cheryl Freier’s book, Echoes Resounding from the Past, will be given away to lucky contestants!


    Echoes Resounding from the Past shows…more View Details »

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    Availability: 10 copies available, 225 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Jul 10 - Aug 08, 2015

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