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How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to Rise of Medieval Europe (Hinges of History)
How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to Rise of Medieval Europe (Hinges of History)
by Thomas Cahill
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A delightful and illuminating look into a crucial but little known "hinge" of history in which the author shows that the Irish were not only conservators of civilization, but became shapers of the medieval mind, putting their unique stamp on Western... (read more)

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World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance Portrait of an Age
World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance Portrait of an Age
by William Manchester
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This beautifully illustrated new color edition of the classic New York Times bestseller brings readers more intimately into the medieval world than ever before.and#160;From tales of chivalry and valor to the barbarity of the Inquisition and the... (read more)

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The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself
The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself
by Daniel J. Boorstin
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Daniel Boorstin, former librarian of the Library of Congress, gives a fascinating history of world civilization. From astronomical development, microscopes, telescopes, medicine, vaccines, genetics and map-making, this book delves into the discoveries of... (read more)

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The Oxford history of the Roman world
The Oxford history of the Roman world
by John Boardman
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In less than fifty-three years, Rome subjected most of the known world to its rule. Tracing the rise of Rome from its origins as a cluster of villages to the foundation of the Empire and its consolidation in the first two centuries AD, this book... (read more)

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Complete Idiot's Guide to Ancient Greece (Complete Idiot's Guides)
Complete Idiot's Guide to Ancient Greece (Complete Idiot's Guides)
by Eric D Nelson
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The incredible influence of Ancient Greek culture on everything from science to literature to politics continues to be relevant—and hotly debated. In The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ancient Greece, you are invited to meet the Ancient Greeks and to... (read more)

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The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam
The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam
by Barbara W Tuchman
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The Crusades (Brief Insight)
The Crusades (Brief Insight)
by Christopher Tyerman
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Crusading fervor gripped Europe for more than 200 years, creating one of the most extraordinary episodes in world history. But were the Crusades the first steps in European colonialism, an attempt at ethnic cleansing, a manifestation of religious zeal... (read more)

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Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories (P.S.)
Atlantic: Great Sea Battles, Heroic Discoveries, Titanic Storms, and a Vast Ocean of a Million Stories (P.S.)
by Simon Winchester
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"Variably genial, cautionary, lyrical, admonitory, terrifying, horrifying and inspiring…A lifetime of thought, travel, reading, imagination and memory inform this affecting account." —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Blending history and... (read more)

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Legends & Lies of World History
Legends & Lies of World History
by Richard Shenkman
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“Was there really a valiant little Dutch boy, a protesting Lady Godiva, a fiddling Nero, or a prudish Queen Victoria? No, says Shenkman ….No person, event, or thing is safe from Shenkmans corrections.” —Booklist Founder of... (read more)

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The Greek Way
The Greek Way
by Edith Hamilton
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"Five hundred years before Christ in a little town on the far western border of the settled and civilizaed world, a strange new power was at work. . . . Athens had entered upon her brief and magnificent flowering of genius which so molded the world of... (read more)

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The Most Noble Adventure: The Marshall Plan and How America Helped Rebuild Europe
The Most Noble Adventure: The Marshall Plan and How America Helped Rebuild Europe
by Greg Behrman
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In this landmark, character-driven history, Greg Behrman tells the story of the Marshall Plan, the unprecedented and audacious policy through which America helped rebuild World War II-ravaged Western Europe. With nuanced, vivid prose, Behrman recreates... (read more)

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The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
by Niall Ferguson
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A Financial Times Best Book of the Year Winner of the 2013 Lionel Gelber Prize There has always been some gap between rich and poor in this country, but in the last few decades what it means to be rich has changed dramatically. Alarmingly, the greatest... (read more)

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Calendar:: Humanity's Epic Struggle to Determine a True and Accurate Year
Calendar:: Humanity's Epic Struggle to Determine a True and Accurate Year
by David Ewing Duncan
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Prelude: A Net Cast Over Time The . . . silent, never-resting thing called time, rolling, rushing on, swift, silent, like an all-embracing ocean tide . . . this is forever very literally a miracle; a thing to strike us dumb. --THOMAS CARLYLE, 1840 Not... (read more)

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The Great Pretenders: The True Stories Behind Famous Historical Mysteries
The Great Pretenders: The True Stories Behind Famous Historical Mysteries
by Jan Bondeson
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Jan Bondeson, M.D., focuses his medical expertise and insightful wit on the great unsolved mysteries of disputed identity of the last two hundred years. Did the son of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette really die in the Temple Tower, or did the Lost Dauphin... (read more)

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Man Made Catastrophes: From the Burning of Rome to the Lockerbie Crash
Man Made Catastrophes: From the Burning of Rome to the Lockerbie Crash
by Lee Davis
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Here is a worldwide encyclopedia of man-made disasters from earliest recorded times to the present.... (read more)

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Picking Up the Reins: America, Britain and the Postwar World
Picking Up the Reins: America, Britain and the Postwar World
by Norman Moss
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An eloquent and enlightening account of America's postwar assumption of power Following the devastation of the Second World War and the realization that the damage to Europe was irreparable, the balance of world power shifted across the Atlantic from... (read more)

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The Wisdom of the Ancient Greeks
The Wisdom of the Ancient Greeks
by Mel Thompson
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Contained in this illustrated anthology are insights from all the key thinkers of Ancient Greek civilization, from Homer to Sophocles and Socrates.... (read more)

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Practicing History: Selected Essays
Practicing History: Selected Essays
by Barbara W Tuchman
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I The Craft In Search of History History began to exert its fascination upon me when I was about six, through the medium of the Twins series by Lucy Fitch Perkins. I became absorbed in the fortunes of the Dutch Twins; the Twins of the American Revolution,... (read more)

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Social Mobility and Modernization: A Journal of Interdisciplinary History Reader (Journal of Interdisciplinary History)
Social Mobility and Modernization: A Journal of Interdisciplinary History Reader (Journal of Interdisciplinary History)
by Robert I Rotberg
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The essays in this book examine how the West modernized and what that modernization meant to human society, particularly in Western Europe and the United States. Within that frame are several distinct subthemes: the process of industrialization in Europe... (read more)

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The Seekers: The Story of Man's Continuing Quest to Understand His World
The Seekers: The Story of Man's Continuing Quest to Understand His World
by Daniel J. Boorstin
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In this epic, intellectual adventure story, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author follows Moses, Sophocles, Thomas More, Machiavelli, Marx, Einstein, and others, as they grapple with the great questions that have always challenged humanity.... (read more)

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