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Rome's Last Citizen: The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar
Rome's Last Citizen: The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar
by Rob Goodman
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"Cato, history's most famous foe of authoritarian power, was the pivotal political man of Rome; an inspiration to our Founding Fathers; and a cautionary figure for our times. He loved Roman republicanism, but saw himself as too principled for the mere... (read more)

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Cleopatra: A Biography (Women in Antiquity)
Cleopatra: A Biography (Women in Antiquity)
by Duane Roller
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Few personalities from classical antiquity are more famous--yet more poorly understood--than Cleopatra VII, queen of Egypt. In this major biography, Duane Roller reveals that Cleopatra was in fact a learned and visionary leader whose overarching goal was... (read more)

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Why Socrates Died: Dispelling the Myths
Why Socrates Died: Dispelling the Myths
by Robin Waterfield
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A revisionist account of the most famous trial and execution in Western civilization--one with great resonance for American society today.   In the spring of 399 BCE, Socrates stood trial in his native Athens. The court was packed, and after being... (read more)

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Histories of Nations: How Their Identities Were Forged
Histories of Nations: How Their Identities Were Forged
by Peter Furtado
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Global histories tend to be written from the narrow viewpoint of a single author and a single perspective, with the inevitable bias that it entails. But in this thought-provoking collection, twenty-eight writers and scholars give engaging, often... (read more)

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Divine Fury: A History of Genius
Divine Fury: A History of Genius
by Darrin M Mcmahon
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Genius. With hints of madness and mystery, moral license and visionary force, the word suggests an almost otherworldly power: the power to create, to divine the secrets of the universe, even to destroy. Yet the notion of genius has been diluted in recent... (read more)

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Rome: An Empire's Story
Rome: An Empire's Story
by Greg Woolf
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The very idea of empire was created in ancient Rome and even today traces of its monuments, literature, and institutions can be found across Europe, the Near East, and North Africa--and sometimes even further afield. In Rome, historian Greg Woolf... (read more)

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The Complete Roman Emperor: Imperial Life at Court and on Campaign
The Complete Roman Emperor: Imperial Life at Court and on Campaign
by Michael Sommer
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The eighty-five emperors who ruled Rome for five centuries are among the most famous and notorious leaders in history. But what do we really know about how they ran the empire and their behind-the-scenes machinations? How did they manage relations with... (read more)

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A History of the World in 6 Glasses
A History of the World in 6 Glasses
by Tom Standage
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Like Nathaniel's Nutmeg: Or, the True and Incredible Adventure of the Spice Trader Who Changed the Course of History, Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time, and other enjoyable histories that... (read more)

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Chronicle of the Roman Emperors: The Reign-By-Reign Record of the Rulers of Imperial Rome
Chronicle of the Roman Emperors: The Reign-By-Reign Record of the Rulers of Imperial Rome
by Chris Scarre
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This is the first book to focus on the succession of rulers of imperial Rome, using timelines and other visual aids throughout. Now no one need be in any doubt as to who built the Colosseum or when Rome was sacked by the Goths: Chronicle of the Roman... (read more)

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The Rise of Female Kings in Europe, 1300-1800
The Rise of Female Kings in Europe, 1300-1800
by William Monter
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In this lively and pathbreaking book, William Monter sketches Europe's increasing acceptance of autonomous female rulers between the late Middle Ages and the French Revolution. Monter surveys the governmental records of Europe's thirty women monarchs&... (read more)

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History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time
History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time
by Brad Meltzer
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It's an irresistible combination: Brad Meltzer, a born storyteller, counting down the world's most intriguing unsolved mysteries. And to make this richly illustrated book even richer, each chapter invites the reader along for an interactive experience... (read more)

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The Crimean War: A History
The Crimean War: A History
by Orlando Figes
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From "the great storyteller of modern Russian historians" (Financial Times) comes the definitive account of the forgotten war that shaped the modern age. The Charge of the Light Brigade, Florence Nightingale—these are the enduring icons of... (read more)

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The Crisis of the European Mind, 1680-1715
The Crisis of the European Mind, 1680-1715
by Paul Hazard
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 Paul Hazard was one of the master historians of the twentieth century, and The Crisis of the European Mind is by common consent his masterwork, an ambitious study in intellectual history whose breadth of learning and authority is widely... (read more)

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Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine
Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine
by Scott Korb
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What was it like to live in the time of Jesus? What did people eat? Whom did they marry? How did they keep themselves clean? What did their cities and towns look like? What did they believe? The answers, it turns out, are surprising. This simple question... (read more)

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Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World
Nixon and Mao: The Week That Changed the World
by Margaret Macmillan
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With the publication of her landmark bestseller Paris 1919, Margaret MacMillan was praised as “a superb writer who can bring history to life” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). Now she brings her extraordinary gifts to one of the most important... (read more)

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The Trojan War: A New History
The Trojan War: A New History
by Barry Strauss
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andlt;iandgt;The Trojan Warandlt;/iandgt; is one of history's most famous conflicts, a ten-year-long war waged over the beautiful Helen. For more than two thousand years this story has been a source of artistic inspiration. But is it true? andlt;BRandgt;... (read more)

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Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?: The Transformation of Modern Europe
Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?: The Transformation of Modern Europe
by James Sheehan
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In this lively and ambitious book, James Sheehan charts what is perhaps the most radical shift in Europes history: its transformation from war-torn battlefield to peaceful, prosperous society. For centuries, war was Europes defining narrative, affecting... (read more)

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Badass: The Birth of a Legend
Badass: The Birth of a Legend
by Ben Thompson
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Ben Thompson—author of Badass,creator of the epic website badassoftheweek.com, and the  Internet’s foremost expert on badassitude—is back to enthrall lovers of skull-smashing, bone-crushing bad behavior with his latest compendium... (read more)

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Rubicon
Rubicon
by Tom Holland
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In 49 B.C., the seven hundred fifth year since the founding of Rome, Julius Caesar crossed a small border river called the Rubicon and plunged Rome into cataclysmic civil war. Tom Holland's enthrallingaccount tells the story of Caesar's generation... (read more)

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A Tale of Two Utopias: The Political Journey of the Generation of 1968
A Tale of Two Utopias: The Political Journey of the Generation of 1968
by Paul Berman
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-343) and index.... (read more)

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