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The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time (P.S.)
The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time (P.S.)
by John Kelly
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La moria grandissima began its terrible journey across the European and Asian continents in 1347, leaving unimaginable devastation in its wake. Five years later, twenty-five million people were dead, felled by the scourge that would come to be called the... (read more)

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An intimate history of humanity
An intimate history of humanity
by Theodore Zeldin
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A readable and thoughtful work first published in Great Britain in 1994 by Sinclair-Stevenson, an imprint of Reed Consumer Books, Ltd. Historian Zeldin (Oxford U.) conveys the broad scope of his reflections in chapters with such intriguing titles as... (read more)

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What is History
What is History
by Edward Hallett Carr
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'...[Carr] tackles half a dozen of the most fundamental questions concerning the interpretation of human social experience. He handles each of these with such mastery as we seldom see, and his little book is one of those rare works which one can with... (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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Plagues and Peoples
Plagues and Peoples
by William Mcneill
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The History of the Franks
The History of the Franks
by Gregory Of Tours
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This colorful narrative of French history in the sixth century is a dramatic and detailed portrait of a period of political and religious turmoil.... (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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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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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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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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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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Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages (Perennial Library)
Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages (Perennial Library)
by Frances Gies
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< center> A compelling, lucid, and highly readable chronicle of medieval life written by the authors of the bestselling < i> Life in a Medieval Castle< /i> and < i> Life in a Medieval City< /i> < /center> < p align... (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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