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Broken Trust: Greed, Mismanagement & Political Manipulation at America’s Largest Charitable Trust (A Latitude 20 Book)

Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop was the largest landowner and richest woman in the Hawaiian kingdom. Upon her death in 1884, she entrusted her property–known as Bishop Estate–to five trustees in order to create and maintain an institution that would benefit the children of Hawai‘i: Kamehameha Schools. A century later, Bishop Estate controlled nearly one out...
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The History of Cuba in 50 Events (History by Country Timeline Book 3)

☆ Cuban History in 50 Events ☆ Cuba is a nation with a long, rich history. The study of Cuban history is also the study of the development of the New World by Europe, and the first steps taken by New World countries to establish independent governments. Cuba played a significant role in the growth...
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Archaeological Perspectives on Warfare on the Great Plains

The Great Plains has been central to academic and popular visions of Native American warfare, largely because the region’s well-documented violence was so central to the expansion of Euroamerican settlement. However, social violence has deep roots on the Plains beyond this post-Contact perception, and these roots have not been systematically examined through archaeology before. War...
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THE LAST AMERICAN FRONTIER: The History of the ‘Far West’, Trials of the Trailblazers and the Battles with Native Americans

The exploration, settlement, exploitation, and conflicts of the “American Old West” form a unique tapestry of events, which has been celebrated by Americans and foreigners alike—in art, music, dance, novels, magazines, short stories, poetry, theater, video games, movies, radio, television, song, and oral tradition. Many historians of the American West have written about the mythic...
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Murder in Stained Glass: A Miss Trumble Mystery Novel (Lost Crime Classics Book 1)

Meet Miss Trumbull, a stout talkative New Yorker with perfect manners and a passion for sleuthing. When the remains of temperamental artist, Frederick Ullathorne, are found in his own fiery kiln it looks like a ghastly murder has been committed. But with only a few bones as evidence the local police are getting nowhere fast....
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Maids of Misfortune (A Victorian San Francisco Mystery Book 1)

It’s the summer of 1879, and Annie Fuller, a young San Francisco widow, is in trouble. Annie’s husband squandered her fortune before committing suicide five years earlier, and one of his creditors is now threatening to take the boardinghouse she owns to pay off a debt. Annie Fuller also has a secret. She supplements her...