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We Chose to Speak of War and Strife:...
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Guilty Thing: A Life of Thomas de...
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Cal Flyn was very proud when she discovered that her ancestor, Angus McMillan, had been a pioneer of colonial Australia. However, when she dug deeper, she began to question her...
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The Slave's Cause: A History of...
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Germany: Memories of a Nation
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