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The Diary of a Young Girl
The Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank
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Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl is among the most enduring documents of the twentieth century. Since its publication in 1947, it has been read by tens of millions of people all over the world. It remains a beloved and deeply admired testament to... (read more)

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Man's Search for Meaning
Man's Search for Meaning
by Viktor E Frankl
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Gerald F. Kreyche De Paul University Man's Search for Meaning is the story of a man who became a number who became a person. Today Frankl is one of the most famous and gifted of all psychiatrists. Frankl developed his ideas now generally known as the... (read more)

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Man's Search for Meaning
Man's Search for Meaning
by Viktor Frankl
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Man's Search for Meaning is like nothing you've ever read before. The first half of the book depicts Dr. Frankl's four years losing everything in concentration camps — a description so hellish, it leaves you desolate. Shattered by his Holocaust... (read more)

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Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (Penguin Classics)
Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (Penguin Classics)
by Hannah Arendt
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A new translation of a fascinating chronicle from 12th-century England A work that holds a unique and terrible place in the history of anti-Semitism, The Life and Passion of William of Norwich gives a remarkable insight into daily life in a medieval... (read more)

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A Nervous Splendor: Vienna 1888-1889
A Nervous Splendor: Vienna 1888-1889
by Frederic Morton
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On January 30, 1889, at the champagne-splashed hight of the Viennese Carnival, the handsome and charming Crown Prince Rudolf fired a revolver at his teenaged mistress and then himself. The two shots that rang out at Mayerling in the Vienna Woods echo... (read more)

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The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
by David McCullough
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While Gertrude Stein hosted the literati of the Left Bank, Mrs. Bates-Batcheller, an American socialite and concert singer in Paris, held sumptuous receptions for the Daughters of the American Revolution in her suburban villa. History may remember the... (read more)

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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl (The Definitive Edition)
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl (The Definitive Edition)
by Anne Frank
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The basis for and official tie-in edition to the PBS Masterpiece Classic movie titled The Diary of Anne Frank, directed by Jon Jones from a screenplay by Deborah Moggach. First airing April 11, 2010. More than fifty years after its first publication... (read more)

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Wine and War: The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure
Wine and War: The French, the Nazis, and the Battle for France's Greatest Treasure
by Donald Kladstrup
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"A great yarn, as gripping as a good adventure story." -Wall Street Journal "Assured, detailed, highly readable . . . does honor to all those who labored to keep French wines from barbarous hands. An engrossing addition to the popular... (read more)

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In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
by Erik Larson
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The rise of the Third Reich as observed by William Dodd, America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany, and his free-spirited daughter is the chilling topic of Erik Larson's impressive new book. With his gift for narration, Larson has once again created... (read more)

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Constantine the Emperor
Constantine the Emperor
by D S Potter
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Sociolinguistics deals with the social life of language, language in its sociocultural context. It is a branch of linguistics that looks less at the shape or sound of words--morphology or phonology--and more at how our words and sentences are influenced... (read more)

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Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin (12 Edition)
Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin (12 Edition)
by Timothy Snyder
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Americans call the Second World War and#147;The Good War.and#8221; But before it even began, Americaand#8217;s wartime ally Josef Stalin had killed millions of his own citizensand#151;and kept killing them during and after the war. Before Hitler was... (read more)

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Age of Revolution, 1789-1848 (62 Edition)
Age of Revolution, 1789-1848 (62 Edition)
by Eric Hobsbawm
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Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956
Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956
by Anne Applebaum
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In the long-awaited follow-up to her Pulitzer Prize-winning Gulag, acclaimed journalist Anne Applebaum delivers a groundbreaking history of how Communism took over Eastern Europe after World War II and transformed in frightening fashion the individuals... (read more)

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The Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War
The Rape of Europa: The Fate of Europe's Treasures in the Third Reich and the Second World War
by Lynn H Nicholas
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US"Nicholas knows the art world as well as any military historian knows his battlefield.... Her work deserves the widest reading."--New York Times Book Review "At once fascinating and horrifying [with] a strong element of spine-chilling suspense."- Los... (read more)

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The Ancient Near East: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures
The Ancient Near East: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures
by James Pritchard
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"There is no other anthology on the ancient Near East with this breadth of geographical and linguistic coverage, or with this variety of genres, from the literary and historical to the legal, epistolary, and religious."--Francesca Rochberg, University of... (read more)

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Hinges of History #3: Desire of the Everlasting Hills: The World Before and After Jesus
Hinges of History #3: Desire of the Everlasting Hills: The World Before and After Jesus
by Thomas Cahill
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Survival in Auschwitz: The Nazi Assault on Humanity
Survival in Auschwitz: The Nazi Assault on Humanity
by Primo Levi
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The Times Literary Supplement (London) Survival in Auschwitz has the inevitability of the true work of art.... (read more)

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Arcades Project (99 Edition)
Arcades Project (99 Edition)
by Walter Benjamin
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Conceived in Paris in 1927 and still in progress when Benjamin fled the Occupation in 1940, The Arcades Project is Benjamin's effort to represent and to critique the bourgeois experience of nineteenth-century history, and, in so doing, to liberate the... (read more)

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Balkan Ghosts : a Journey Through History (05 Edition)
Balkan Ghosts : a Journey Through History (05 Edition)
by Robert D. Kaplan
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On the day that Paris fell to the Nazis, R. G. Waldeck was checking into the swankiest hotel in Bucharest, the Athene Palace. A cosmopolitan center during the war, the hotel was populated by Italian and German oilmen hoping to secure new business... (read more)

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The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale
The Complete Maus: A Survivor's Tale
by Art Spiegelman
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A boxed edition of the two paperback volumed of this 1992 Pulitzer Prize-winning illustrated narrative of Holocaust survival. Maus tells the story of Vladek Spiegelman, a Jewish survivor of Hitler’s Europe, and his son, a cartoonist coming to... (read more)

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