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Thinking the Twentieth Century
Thinking the Twentieth Century
by Tony Judt and Timothy Snyder
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The triumphant final book by Tony Judt, indomitable public critic and author of Postwar. One of our most brilliant historians, Tony Judt brings the past century vividly to life in this unprecedented and original history. Structured as a series of... (read more)

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Alexander the Great: The Conqueror
Alexander the Great: The Conqueror
by Giampaolo Casati
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Explore the legend of Alexander the Great through fascinating text and hundreds of full-color photographs of artifacts, paintings, statues, archaeological sites, and more. A man plans and nearly achieves his superhuman dream?the conquest of the world... (read more)

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Crusades
Crusades
by Michael Paine
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This book examines the bloody, violent, and sometimes farcical reality behind our images of the Crusades, traces the chronology of the campaigns from 1095, when the first crusade was set in motion by Pope Urban II, to 1291, and the fall of Acre, and... (read more)

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Power Over Peoples: Technology, Environments, and Western Imperialism, 1400 to the Present (Princeton Economic History of the Western World)
Power Over Peoples: Technology, Environments, and Western Imperialism, 1400 to the Present (Princeton Economic History of the Western World)
by Daniel R Headrick
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"This is a major contribution to historical studies, as well as the study of technological change and economic history. Headrick asks a set of questions that are infrequently discussed, and analyzes them in an interesting way. This will be an important... (read more)

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Old World, New World: Great Britain and America from the Beginning
Old World, New World: Great Britain and America from the Beginning
by Kathleen Burk
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Our close bond with Great Britain seems inevitable, given our shared language and heritage. But as distinguished historian Kathleen Burk shows in this groundbreaking history, the close international relationship was forged only recently, preceded by... (read more)

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The Culture of Defeat: On National Trauma, Mourning, and Recovery
The Culture of Defeat: On National Trauma, Mourning, and Recovery
by Wolfga Schivelbusch
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Focusing on three seminal cases of military defeat--the South after the Civil War, France in the wake of the Franco-Prussian War, and Germany following World War I--Wolfgang Schivelbusch reveals the complex psychological and cultural responses of... (read more)

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Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History
Voodoo Histories: The Role of the Conspiracy Theory in Shaping Modern History
by David Aaronovitch
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A history so funny, so true, so scary, it's bound to be called a conspiracy. "Meticulous in its research, forensic in its reasoning, robust in its argument, and often hilarious in its debunking, Voodoo Histories is a highly entertaining rumble with the... (read more)

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The Black Death: A Personal History
The Black Death: A Personal History
by John Hatcher
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In this fresh approach to the history of the Black Death, John Hatcher, a world-renowned scholar of the Middle Ages, recreates everyday life in a mid-fourteenth century rural English village. By focusing on the experiences of ordinary villagers as they... (read more)

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The Lost Peace: Leadership in a Time of Horror and Hope, 1945-1953
The Lost Peace: Leadership in a Time of Horror and Hope, 1945-1953
by Robert Dallek
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"Robert Dallek brings to this majestic work a profound understanding of history, a deep engagement in foreign policy, and a lifetime of studying leadership. The story of what went wrong during the postwar period…has never been more intelligently... (read more)

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The Ruin of the Roman Empire: A New History
The Ruin of the Roman Empire: A New History
by James J Odonnell
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The Ruin of the Roman Empire by James J. ODonnell is a “vigorous” (Kirkus Reviews) and “richly layered” (Publishers Weekly) history of Romes fall. Renowned historian and author of Augustine, ODonnell revisits this ancient tale in... (read more)

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Cleopatra the Great: The Woman Behind the Legend
Cleopatra the Great: The Woman Behind the Legend
by Joann Fletcher
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The subject of myth for more than two millennia, Cleopatra has long been obscured by Roman propaganda, Shakespearean tragedy, and Hollywood glamour. Yet Cleopatra was a woman of passion, magnetism, and political genius, the last and perhaps the greatest... (read more)

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Cry Havoc: How the Arms Race Drove the World to War, 1931-1941
Cry Havoc: How the Arms Race Drove the World to War, 1931-1941
by Joseph Maiolo
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Did the arms race of the 1930s cause the Second World War? In Cry Havoc, historian Joseph Maiolo shows, in rich and fascinating detail, how the deadly game of the arms race was played out in the decade prior to the outbreak of the Second World War. In... (read more)

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The Birth of Plenty: How the Prosperity of the Modern Work Was Created
The Birth of Plenty: How the Prosperity of the Modern Work Was Created
by William Bernstein
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Compact and immensely readable . . . a tour de force. Prepare to be amazed. -- John C. Bogle, Founder and Former CEO, The Vanguard Group Vital--a cogent, timely journey through the economic history of the modern world. -- Publishers Weekly In The Birth... (read more)

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The Complete Idiot's Guide to European History (Complete Idiot's Guides)
The Complete Idiot's Guide to European History (Complete Idiot's Guides)
by Nathan Barber
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Fascinating, fact-filled writing that delivers hundreds of years in the life of the European continent Terrific supplementary reading for AP History students... (read more)

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God's Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215
God's Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215
by David Levering Lewis
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At the beginning of the eighth century, the Arabs brought a momentous revolution in power, religion, and culture to Dark Ages Europe. David Levering Lewis's masterful history begins with the fall of the Persian and Roman empires, followed by the rise of... (read more)

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The Protestant Reformation
The Protestant Reformation
by Hans J. Hillerbrand
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Originally published more than forty years ago, this important collection brings together the works and writings of the revolutionary minds behind the Protestant Reformation—and it remains a major resource for teachers, students, and history... (read more)

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The Great Wave: Price Revolutions and the Rhythm of History
The Great Wave: Price Revolutions and the Rhythm of History
by David Fischer
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David Hackett Fischer, one of our most prominent historians, has garnered a reputation for making history come alive--even stories as familiar as Paul Revere's ride, or as complicated as the assimilation of British culture in North America. Now, in The... (read more)

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The Real History of the End of the World: Apocalyptic Predictions from Revelation and Nostradamus to Y2K and 2012
The Real History of the End of the World: Apocalyptic Predictions from Revelation and Nostradamus to Y2K and 2012
by Sharan Newman
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From the author of The Real History Behind the Templars--the origins and stories behind end-of-the-world predictions throughout history, from Revelations to 2012. In entertaining and sharp prose, historian Sharan Newman explores theories of world... (read more)

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The Hellenistic Age: A Short History (Modern Library Classics)
The Hellenistic Age: A Short History (Modern Library Classics)
by Peter Green
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The Hellenistic Age chronicles the years 336 to 30 BCE, a period that witnessed the overlap of two of antiquitys great civilizations, the Greek and the Roman. Peter Greens remarkably far-ranging study covers the prevalent themes and events of those... (read more)

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Life in a Medieval Castle (Harper Colophon Books)
Life in a Medieval Castle (Harper Colophon Books)
by Joseph Gies
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"The authors allow medieval man and woman to speak for themselves through selections from past journals, songs, even account books... (read more)

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