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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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"Cahill's lively prose breathes life into a 1,600-year-old history." The Boston... (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 Creators: A History of Heroes of the Imagination
The Creators: A History of Heroes of the Imagination
by Daniel J Boorstin
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Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician
Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician
by Anthony Everitt
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In Defense of History
In Defense of History
by Richard J Evans
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A master practitioner gives us an entertaining tour of the historian's workshop and a spirited defense of the search for historical truth.... (read more)

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Black Death
Black Death
by Philip Ziegler
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A series of natural disasters in the Orient during the fourteenth century brought about the most devastating period of death and destruction in European history. The epidemic killed one-third of Europe's people over a period of three years, and the... (read more)

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Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter
Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter
by Thomas Cahill
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THOMAS CAHILL is the author of the three previous volumes in the Hinges of History series: How the Irish Saved Civilization, The Gifts of the Jews, and Desire of the Everlasting Hills. They have been bestsellers, not only in the United States but also in... (read more)

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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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“A compellingly vivid account.” The... (read more)

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The New Penguin Atlas of Medieval History, Revised Edition
The New Penguin Atlas of Medieval History, Revised Edition
by Colin Mcevedy
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The period from the reign of Constantine to the great voyages of discovery—or from the fourth to the fifteenth century—was once seen merely as the long, slow decline and fall of the Roman Empire. Yet, for Europeans, it is also a "supreme story... (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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Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Barbara W. Tuchman, author of the World War I masterpiece The Guns of August, grapples with her boldest subject: the pervasive presence, through the ages, of failure, mismanagement, and delusion in government.  ... (read more)

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Who's Who in the Greek World (Who's Who)
Who's Who in the Greek World (Who's Who)
by John Hazel
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Was there such a person as Homer? Who were the key figures in the first democracy of the Western World? Who is the father of tragedy? Who is the father of history? Of all the world's ancient civilisations, it is perhaps the Ancient Greece that has the... (read more)

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The Year 1000: What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium: An Englishman's World
The Year 1000: What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium: An Englishman's World
by Robert Lacey
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As the Shadow of the Millennium Descended Across England and Christendom, it Seemed as if the World was About to End. Actually, it was Only the Beginning... Welcome to the Year 1000. This is What Life was Like. How clothes were fastened in a world... (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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"The Marshall Plan was the most creative and inspired act in modern American foreign policy. It preserved the possibility of freedom and showed the potential for great leadership. There's so much we can learn from the boldness and creativity of Marshall,... (read more)

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A Brief History of Cleopatra
A Brief History of Cleopatra
by M J Trow
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A Brief History of Cleopatra draws on recent archaeological finds and fresh interpretations of ancient texts to separate truth from myth to set this incomparably beautiful queen in context.... (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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"A guilty pleasure....The Victorian-era courtroom antics alone are worth the price of admission."--... (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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A collection of a few old (poor) b&w photos strung together by brief journalistic sketches. Look for this on the remainder tables. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)... (read more)

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The Fall of Carthage: The Punic Wars 265-146bc
The Fall of Carthage: The Punic Wars 265-146bc
by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy
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Adrian Goldsworthy has a doctorate from Oxford University. He is the author of The Roman Army at War, which was recognized by distinguished military historian John Keegan as an exceptionally impressive work. Dr. Goldsworthy's book in The Cassell... (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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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 the old powers of Europe to the extremely visible power of the United States... (read more)

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