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Here is a wide-ranging history and analysis of a force—migration—that has shaped Europe and continues to do so today.
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“a fascinating account of spies and counter-spies during the Civil War . . .”
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It takes a skilled story teller to describe such a monumental place as India in a way that even someone unfamiliar with it will understand the places, events, and participants.
The Widow Washington represents an engaging, although not a necessarily convincing new portrait of George Washington’s mother, Mary Ball Washington.
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“a comprehensive and readable narrative of the Army’s critical role in achieving victory over Japan.”