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19th Century History | 19th Century History

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Apr.24.2009
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Apr.24.2009
Twins Persephone (Persy) and Penelope (Pen) Leland are anticipating their first London season with mixed feelings.  Pen can't wait for the balls and parties and crowds of handsome young men to flirt with, but Persy would far rather stay home with their governess, Ally, and continue her magic...
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Jun.06.2008
In Frances Dinkelspiel's groundbreaking history, the early days of California are seen through the lens of the life of one man, Isaias Hellman, California's premier money-man of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Hellman's story captures a pivotal moment in American history: the rise of...