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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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In this follow-up to her bestselling Sex with Kings, Eleanor Herman reveals the truth about what goes on behind the closed door of a queen's boudoir. Impeccably researched, filled with page-turning romance, passion, and scandal, Sex with the Queen... (read more)

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The Making of the Middle Ages
The Making of the Middle Ages
by R W Southern
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This is an absorbing study of the main personalities and the influences that molded the history of Western Europe from the late tenth to the early thirteenth century. Southern describes the chief forms of social, political, and religious organization.... (read more)

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The Fitzhenry and Whiteside Book of Canadian Facts and Dates: Revised and Updated
The Fitzhenry and Whiteside Book of Canadian Facts and Dates: Revised and Updated
by Richard W Pound
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More than 14,000 individual date-by-date entries in this single volume chronology of Canadian history This single-volume chronology of Canada from its prehistoric beginnings to the social, cultural, business and political happenings of the present age is... (read more)

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Jumbo's Hide, Elvis's Ride, and the Tooth of Buddha: More Marvelous Tales of Historical Artifacts
Jumbo's Hide, Elvis's Ride, and the Tooth of Buddha: More Marvelous Tales of Historical Artifacts
by Harvey Rachlin
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The book behind the History Channel's new series, "History's Lost and Found." Following on his acclaimed Lucy's Bones, Sacred Stones and Einstein's Brain, the insatiably curious Harvey Rachlin tells the fascinating and often hilarious tales of forty... (read more)

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The Memory of the Modern
The Memory of the Modern
by Matt K Matsuda
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A multidisciplinary work, Memory of the Modern examines stock markets, tango dancers, vagabond murderers, neurology, monument destruction, and colonial policies to document how individuals and institutions shaped memory in the late nineteenth and early... (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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Starting on the eve of the French Revolution in the late 1780s, Durschmied not only describes the dramatic events but enriches each of these historic upheavals by quoting the protagonists on both sides. Letting facts and quotations speak for themselves... (read more)

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The Roman Empire, 27 B.C.-A.D. 476: A Study in Survival
The Roman Empire, 27 B.C.-A.D. 476: A Study in Survival
by Chester Starr
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In this probing study, Starr covers the whole sweep of imperial Roman history, analyzing the binding forces of government and the army as initiated by Augustus, the maturing of these forces under subsequent emperors, and the eventual collapse of this... (read more)

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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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Brilliant, voluble, cranky, a genius of political manipulation but also a true patriot and idealist, Cicero was Rome's most feared politician, one of the greatest lawyers and statesmen of all time. Cicero comes to life in these pages and takes center... (read more)

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How Did It Really Happen?: Decide What You Believe about History's Intriguing Mysteries
How Did It Really Happen?: Decide What You Believe about History's Intriguing Mysteries
by Readers Digest
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Find out the true story behind 150 of the world's most enduring myths, strange disappearances, mysterious deaths, nagging controversies and timeless questions. Knowing the facts about mysteries surrounding historic events and famous people will let you... (read more)

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Time 100: Heroes & Inspirations Person of the Century
Time 100: Heroes & Inspirations Person of the Century
by Time Inc
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Memorable portraits of 20 great people who have led humanity through inspirational words and deeds. Time's editors designate the famed "Person of the Century."... (read more)

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The Renaissance in Europe: A Reader
The Renaissance in Europe: A Reader
by Keith Whitlock
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An essential reference for any student of the Renaissance, this book is a collection of readings on one of the most fascinating periods of Western development. Eminent scholars explore themes of humanism, structures of authority, and levels of culture... (read more)

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Ancient Greece: An Illustrated History
Ancient Greece: An Illustrated History
by Peter Green
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Discusses the intellectual and political developments that distinguished the country's history from the beginnings of Minoan culture to the death of Alexander.... (read more)

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