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The History of Argentina by Daniel K. Lewis
The History of Armenia by Simon Payaslian
A History of Australia by Mark Peel
The History of Central America by Thomas L. Pearcy
The History of Chile by John L. Rector
A History of China by J. A. G. Roberts
The History of Cuba by Clifford L. Staten
A History of Denmark by Knud J.V. Jespersen
A History of Germany by Peter Wende
A History of Greece by Nicholas Doumanis
The History of Havana by Dick Cluster
A History of India by Peter Robb
A History of Ireland by Mike Cronin
A History of Israel by Ahron Bregman
A History of Italy by Claudia Baldoli
A History of Korea by Kyung Hwang
The History of Latin America: Collision of Cultures by Marshall C. Eakin
A History of Poland by Anita J. Prazmowska
A History of Russia by Roger Bartlett
A History of Spain by Simon Barton
A History of the Baltic States by Andres Kasekamp
A History of the British Isles by Jeremy Black
A History of the Low Countries by Paul Arblaster
A History of the Pacific Islands by Steven Roger Fischer
A History of the United States by Philip Jenkins
The History of Venezuela by H. Micheal Tarver

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