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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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Who Owns History?: Rethinking the Past in a Changing World
Who Owns History?: Rethinking the Past in a Changing World
by Eric Foner
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“Who Owns History? testifies to Eric Foners lifelong personal commitment to writing histories that advance the struggle for racial equality and economic justice.” —David Glassberg, The Sunday Star-Ledger History has become a matter... (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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Fall of Carthage the Punic Wars 265 146 BC
Fall of Carthage the Punic Wars 265 146 BC
by Adrian Keith Goldsworthy
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Adrian Goldsworthy is one of the best young historians writing today. John Keegan The Fall of Carthage was the greatest conflict of the ancient world, and thanks to one of the finest historians of our time, this sweeping saga comes to life anew... (read more)

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Conversation: A History of a Declining Art
Conversation: A History of a Declining Art
by Stephen Miller
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Essayist Miller pursues a lifelong interest in conversation by taking a historical and philosophical view of the subject--the art of conversation in Western civilization.... (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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From thoughtful pieces on the historian's role to striking insights into America's past and present to trenchant observations on the international scene, Barbara W. Tuchman looks at history in a unique way and draws lessons from what she sees. Here is a... (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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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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A New York Times Notable Book of the Year From the author of The Discoverers and The Creators, an incomparable history of man's essential questions: "Who are we?" and "Why are we here?" Daniel J. Boorstin, the bestselling and Pulitzer... (read more)

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Nationalism 2ND Edition
Nationalism 2ND Edition
by Peter Alter
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Peter Alter traces the origins of modern nationalism and analyzes its highly varied manifestations over the last 200 years. He discusses the social basis and organizational structure of nationalist movements, the glorification of the nation-state, and... (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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On the Teaching and Writing of History: Responses to a Series of Questions
On the Teaching and Writing of History: Responses to a Series of Questions
by Bernard Bailyn
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Bailyn, a professor at Harvard and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, writes of the impossibility of teaching history without bias, and that history itself is constantly open to new interpretations and viewpoints.... (read more)

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Critical Perspectives on the Industrial Revolution (Critical Anthologies of Nonfiction Writing)
Critical Perspectives on the Industrial Revolution (Critical Anthologies of Nonfiction Writing)
by Josh Sakolsky
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As modern man's greatest growth spurt, the Industrial Revolution ushered in an era unsurpassed in the history of the modern world, from technology to industry to migration. Using an eclectic group of viewpoints including presidential addresses, anonymous... (read more)

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European Integration: Trade and Industry
European Integration: Trade and Industry
by L A Winters
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An important contribution to our understanding of the effects of the completion of the European internal market in 1992.... (read more)

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Rome
Rome
by Ada Gabucci
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"Perfect for both the student and the curious layperson."—John Clarke, author of Looking at... (read more)

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A Dictionary of the Roman Empire
A Dictionary of the Roman Empire
by Matthew Bunson
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The extraordinarily rich cultural legacy of the Roman world has had a profound affect world civilization. Roman achievements in architecture, law, politics, literature, war, and philosophy serve as the foundation of modern Western society. Now, for the... (read more)

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Cleopatra
Cleopatra
by Ernle Bradford
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Cleopatra was an intellectual, an astute politician, and a powerful Queen of Egypt, but most people remember her primarily as a seductress. In this illuminating biography, Ernle Bradford suggests that Cleopatra's prurient reputation was likely... (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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By piecing the lives of selected individuals into a grand mosaic, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Daniel J. Boorstin explores the development of artistic innovation over 3,000 years. A hugely ambitious chronicle of the arts that Boorstin delivers with... (read more)

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