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A History in Fragments: Europe in the Twentieth Century
A History in Fragments: Europe in the Twentieth Century
by Richard Vinen
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The problem with the history of twentieth-century Europe is that we all think we know it. The great stories of the century—the two world wars, the rise and fall of Nazism and Communism—seem self-evident in their importance. But behind the... (read more)

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The Dangerous Book of Heroes
The Dangerous Book of Heroes
by Conn Iggulden
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Discover stories of heroism and adventure in this next installment of the blockbuster series Dangerous Book for Boys Brothers Conn and David Iggulden present their big book of heroes: the men and women who have shaped our lives and inspired generations... (read more)

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Memoirs of a Medieval Woman
Memoirs of a Medieval Woman
by Louise Collis
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For history and biography lovers, the 15th-century life and travels of the extraordinary Margery Kempe, who left her family to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.... (read more)

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The European Dream: How Europe's Vision of the Future Is Quietly Eclipsing the American Dream
The European Dream: How Europe's Vision of the Future Is Quietly Eclipsing the American Dream
by Jeremy Rifkin
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"[Rikfin's] major achievement in The European Dream is to draw together and cohere the complex historical, philosophical, and theological forces that have created such very different worldviews for shaping the future for us and our neighbors across the... (read more)

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European Miracle Environments Economies
European Miracle Environments Economies
by E L Jones
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Why did modern states and economies develop first in the peripheral and late-coming culture of Europe? This historical puzzle looms behind every study of industrialization and economic development. In his analytical and comparative work Eric Jones sees... (read more)

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Search for Ancient Greece
Search for Ancient Greece
by Roland Etienne
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New Horizons. See 'Aztecs'.... (read more)

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Telling the Truth about History
Telling the Truth about History
by Joyce Appleby
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We have lost our grip on historical truth. Popular films depict subterranean conspiracies that shape historical events and public knowledge of those events. Best-selling narrative histories dissolve the border between fact and fiction, allowing the... (read more)

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Alexander the Fabulous: The Man Who Brought the World to Its Knees
Alexander the Fabulous: The Man Who Brought the World to Its Knees
by Michael Alvear
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He conquered the known world. He united it for the first time with a common language. His military tactics are still being studied-and used-by today's warriors. He is considered the most courageous and heroic warrior in history. But (and more importantly)... (read more)

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A Treasury of Royal Scandals
A Treasury of Royal Scandals
by Michael Farquhar
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From Nero's nagging mother (whom he found especially annoying after taking her as his lover) to Catherine's stable of studs (not of the equine variety), here is a wickedly delightful look at the most scandalous royal doings you never learned about in... (read more)

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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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When Stars and Stripes Met Hammer and Sickle: The Chautauqua Conferences on U.S.-Soviet Relations, 1985-1989
When Stars and Stripes Met Hammer and Sickle: The Chautauqua Conferences on U.S.-Soviet Relations, 1985-1989
by Ross Mackenzie
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Ross Mankenzie recounts the story of face-of-face citizen diplomacy in the Cold War as enacted by a collection of artists, diplomats, and government officials who joined together for a unique mix of political debates, artistic performances, and open... (read more)

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Sea of Faith: Islam and Christianity in the Medieval Mediterranean World
Sea of Faith: Islam and Christianity in the Medieval Mediterranean World
by Stephen Oshea
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The long, shared history of Christianity and Islam began, shortly after Islam emerged in the early seventh century A.D., with a question: Who would inherit the Greco-Roman world of the Mediterranean? Sprung from the same source--Abraham and the... (read more)

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Curious Events in History
Curious Events in History
by Michael Powell
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Did you know there once was a craze for consuming a powdered mummy as a cure for any ailment? Or that Peter the Great put a tax on beards? History needn't be as boring as school textbooks have led you to believe! These 40 strange-but-true stories prove... (read more)

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Studies in Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict #6: No Easy Fix: Global Responses to Internal Wars and Crimes Against Humanity
Studies in Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict #6: No Easy Fix: Global Responses to Internal Wars and Crimes Against Humanity
by Patricia Marchak
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Patricia Marchak, former dean of arts and professor emerita, University of British Columbia, is the author of several books including Logging the Globe, The Integrated Circus, God's Assassins, and Reigns of Terror.... (read more)

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Captured by history :one man's vision of our tumultuous century
Captured by history :one man's vision of our tumultuous century
by John Toland
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At age 84, Pulitzer Prize-winning (for Infamy: The Rising Sun) historian John Toland reveals in his autobiography how he was able to access and capture the essence of so many key players and events of the 20th century: e.g. interviewing the emperor of... (read more)

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Alexander the Great: The Conqueror
Alexander the Great: The Conqueror
by Giampaolo Casati
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Explore the legend of Alexander the Great through fascinating text and hundreds of full-color photographs of artifacts, paintings, statues, archaeological sites, and more. A man plans and nearly achieves his superhuman dream?the conquest of the world... (read more)

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Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great
by Tania Gergel
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Inspired in his leadership, fearless in battle, and boundless in his ambition, Alexander the Great was worshiped as a god during his lifetime, and his legend has only grown since? he remains in the forefront of the public imagination with no fewer than... (read more)

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The Trojan War: A New History
The Trojan War: A New History
by Barry Strauss
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Based on the latest archeological research and written by a leading expert on ancient military history, the true story of the most famous battle in history is every bit as compelling as Homer's epic account, and confirms many of its details.... (read more)

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Illustrated History of the World Volume 2
Illustrated History of the World Volume 2
by J M Roberts
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The Illustrated History of the World is a lavishly illustrated edition of J. M. Roberts's bestselling History of the World. Now completely revised and updated, each volume of this comprehensive reference work traces the tumultuous story of humankind from... (read more)

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Atlas of the 20th century
Atlas of the 20th century
by Hammond Incorporated
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We have only a few years to go in the 20th century, and books on the subject are beginning to come in (they'll need some updating by the time the century really ends). This highly visual survey--the graphics are the strong feature--is arranged in five... (read more)

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