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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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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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Cleopatra and Antony: Power, Love, and Politics in the Ancient World
Cleopatra and Antony: Power, Love, and Politics in the Ancient World
by Diana Preston
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On a stiflingly hot day in August, 30 B.C., the thirty-nine-year-old Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, took her own life, rather than be paraded in chains through Rome by her conqueror, Octavian, the future emperor Augustus. A few days earlier, her lover 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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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 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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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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European Political Thought 1450-1700: Religion, Law and Philosophy
European Political Thought 1450-1700: Religion, Law and Philosophy
by Howell A Lloyd
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The collective, integrated work of fourteen distinguished historians, this book explores political thinking in Europe from the Renaissance to the early Enlightenment. European thinkers of the period may seem to have inherited a common vocabulary and a... (read more)

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The Bad Citizen in Classical Athens
The Bad Citizen in Classical Athens
by Matthew Christ
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This book provides a fresh perspective on Athenian democracy by exploring bad citizenship, both as a reality and an idea, in classical Athens, from the late sixth century down to 322. If called upon, Athenian citizens were expected to support their city... (read more)

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Knights: In History and Legend
Knights: In History and Legend
by Constance Bouchard
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The most comprehensive book on knights and knighthood available. The word knight conjures up images of gallant men in gleaming armor astride noble steeds, searching for foes to fight and fair maidens to rescue. In Knights the reality of knighthood is... (read more)

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Pity and Power in Ancient Athens
Pity and Power in Ancient Athens
by Rachel Hall Sternberg
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Arguing that the exercise of power in democratic Athens, especially during its brief fifth-century empire, raised troubling questions about the alleviation and infliction of suffering, this book examines how pity emerged as a timely topic in Atheninan... (read more)

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Cyrene to Chaeronea: Selected Essays on Ancient Greek History
Cyrene to Chaeronea: Selected Essays on Ancient Greek History
by George Cawkwell
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This selection of papers, by the distinguished historian of ancient Greece George Cawkwell, reflects a half-century of outstanding scholarship that is of immense value to anyone studying the ancient world today. The articles range from early Greek... (read more)

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