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Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?: The Transformation of Modern Europe
Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?: The Transformation of Modern Europe
by James Sheehan
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"Scintillating . . . Excellent." The New York Times Book Review "Timely, first-rate." The Washington Post "Clear and fluid . . . [a] fine contribution to European studies." Publishers Weekly "A worthy contribution to geopolitics." Kirkus Reviews "Truly... (read more)

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The Year of the Four Emperors (Roman Imperial Biographies)
The Year of the Four Emperors (Roman Imperial Biographies)
by Kenneth Wellesley
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After Nero's notorious reign, the Romans surely deserved a period of peace and tranquility. Instead, during AD69, three emperors were murdered: Galba, just days into the post, Otho and Vitellius. The same year also saw civil war in Italy, two desperate... (read more)

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A Treasury of Royal Scandals
A Treasury of Royal Scandals
by Michael Farquhar
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Michael Farquhar is a writer and editor at the Washington Post specializing in history. He is the author of the bestsellers A Treasury of Great American Scandals and A Treasury of Royal Scandals. He appeared on the History Channel’s Russia, Land of... (read more)

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Avatars of the Word: From Papyrus to Cyberspace
Avatars of the Word: From Papyrus to Cyberspace
by James J Odonnell
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The motivating idea behind the book is to offer a comparative examination of different moments of communications technology change: critically, from papyrus roll to codex (a change that I located in O'Donnell's period), but also from oral to written... (read more)

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Witch Hunts: From Salem to Guantanamo Bay
Witch Hunts: From Salem to Guantanamo Bay
by Robert Rapley
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Robert Rapley is the author of A Case of Witchcraft: The Trial of Urbain Grandier. A retired civil servant, he lives in Ottawa.... (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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The Chautauqua Institute commissioned its historian emeritus Mackenzie to write a history of the five conferences held over the four years, three in the US and two in the Soviet Union. It was a period when Ronald Reagan was talking about The Evil... (read more)

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Yalta: The Price of Peace
Yalta: The Price of Peace
by S M Plokhy
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"A colorful and gripping portrait of the three aging leaders at their historic encounter." -The Wall Street Journal For eight fateful days in 1945, three of the towering figures of the twentieth century-FDR, Churchill, and Stalin-met at a resort town on... (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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From the sixth through the sixteenth centuries, the faiths of Islam and Christianity contended for primacy in the Mediterranean world. At times acrimonious, at other times harmonious, the encounter between the two creeds in the Middle Ages provides a... (read more)

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The Knight in History
The Knight in History
by Frances Gies
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A magisterial history of the origins, reality, and legend of the knight Born out of the chaos of the early Middle Ages, the armored and highly mobile knight revolutionized warfare and quickly became a mythic figure in history. From the Knights Templars... (read more)

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Alexander the Great
Alexander the Great
by Tania Gergel
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Tania Gergel is a lecturer in Ancient Greek Philosophy at Kings College London. She co-translated The Greek Sophists for Penguin Classics.... (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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Sex with the Queen: 900 Years of Vile Kings, Virile Lovers, and Passionate Politics
Sex with the Queen: 900 Years of Vile Kings, Virile Lovers, and Passionate Politics
by Eleanor Herman
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A Virginia writer of history from a woman's perspective, Herman explores the lives and loves of European queens from the Middle Ages to Princess Diana. She tells her stories within generally chronological chapters with such titles as Medieval Queens... (read more)

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Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem: How Religion Drove the Voyages That Led to America
Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem: How Religion Drove the Voyages That Led to America
by Carol Delaney
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Five hundred years after he set sail, Columbus is still a controversial figure in history. Debates portray him either as the hero in the great drama of discovery or as an avaricious glory hunter and ruthless destroyer of indigenous cultures. In Columbus... (read more)

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Heroes
Heroes
by Lucy Hughes Hallett
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“One of the many virtues of Heroes is that it values the attraction of monumental history while underscoring its dangers. . . . An enthralling book that achieves a felicitous compromise between skepticism and wonder.” -The Wall Street Journal... (read more)

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Interpretation of Universal History
Interpretation of Universal History
by Jose Ortega Y Gasset
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The prospectus that announced the creation of The Institute of the Humanities promised an inaugural course of twelve lectures, to be given by its founder and entitled, "Concerning a New Interpretation of International History. (Exposition and Examination... (read more)

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Blood of Revolution: From the Reign of Terror to the Rise of Khomeini
Blood of Revolution: From the Reign of Terror to the Rise of Khomeini
by Erik Durschmied
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A military historian and journalist analyzes two centuries of revolutions from the French Revolution to the 1979 ousting of the Shah in Iran. Illustrations include the storming of the Bastille, the fall of the Tzar, and a publicity still of Castro and... (read more)

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Humankind: A Brief History
Humankind: A Brief History
by F Fernandez Armesto
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The discovery that the DNA of chimpanzees and humans is incredibly similar, sharing 98% of the same code, suggests that there is very little different--or special--about the human animal. Likewise, advances in artificial intelligence mean that humans no... (read more)

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The Ancient Mediterranean
The Ancient Mediterranean
by Michael Grant
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Written by eminent classical scholar Michael Grant.  The Ancient Mediterranean is a wonderfully revealing, unusually comprehensive history of all the peoples who lived around the Mediterranean from about 15,000 B.C. to the time of Constantine (306... (read more)

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Humorists: From Hogarth to Noel Coward (P.S.)
Humorists: From Hogarth to Noel Coward (P.S.)
by Paul Johnson
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“It is Johnsons gift that he can make his subjects human and fallible enough that we would…recognize them instantly, while also illuminating what made them heroes.” —Washington Post Book World on Heroes “Johnson is a... (read more)

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Dictionary of historic documents
Dictionary of historic documents
by George C Kohn
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A comprehensive alphabetical reference describing some 2,200 significant historical documents from Hammurabi's Code (c. 1700 B.C.) to the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty of 1979. Each entry includes a concise summary describing the principal details... (read more)

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