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Dueling - a book by Wood, Alix


Dueling( )
Author: Wood, Alix
Illustrator: Wood, Alix
Series title:Why'd They Do That? Strange Customs of the Past Ser.
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $10.50
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It wasn't that long ago that dueling was an accepted practice in many parts of the world. In fact, duels were once considered an honorable way to solve a problem. The American navy actually included the Code Duello, the rules for conducting a duel, in its handbook until 1862. Readers are introduced to the special language of dueling and the famous people who participated in duels--or narrowly avoided them--including Andrew Jackson, Edgar Allen Poe, and Alexander Hamilton. Surprising...
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