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Refining Nature

by Anna Call

This historical look at the Standard Oil Company is enlightening on several levels and proves that the lessons of the past have never been more salient. The rapid rise of John D. Rockefeller’s Standard Oil Company coincided with a... Read More

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The Modoc War

by Bradley A. Scott

McNally provides a brutally frank and damningly well-documented account of the war’s sordid background. The 1873 Modoc War pitted the small but fierce Modoc tribe against the United States government, which sought to expel them from... Read More

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The Moor's Last Stand

by Jeff Fleischer

One of the seminal events in both Spanish and Muslim history, the 1492 handover of Granada to Ferdinand and Isabella effectively ended seven hundred years of an Islamic kingdom in southern Spain. Less known is the story of the man who... Read More

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A Precautionary Tale

by Anna Call

Focusing on a region of the Alps where farming has been a mainstay for millennia, this book examines a successful grassroots movement to ban pesticides. The town of Mals, located in a semiautonomous region between Austria and Italy, may... Read More

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Sorrow of the Earth

by Jeff Fleischer

At the turn of the twentieth century, few Americans were more famous than Buffalo Bill Cody, and his Wild West shows played to huge crowds. But while those shows were popular, they also presented a sanitized and highly mythologized... Read More

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