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Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century
Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century
by Mark Mazower
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"A useful, important book that reminds us, at the right time, how hard [European unity] has been, and how much care must be taken to avoid the terrible old temptations." --Los Angeles Times Dark Continent provides an alternative history of the... (read more)

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Ancient Near East: Anthology of Texts and Pictures (10 Edition)
Ancient Near East: Anthology of Texts and Pictures (10 Edition)
by James B. 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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The Shawl (Vintage International)
The Shawl (Vintage International)
by Cynthia Ozick
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A devastating vision of the Holocaust and the unfillable emptiness it left in the lives of those who passed through it.... (read more)

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Hitler & the Holocaust
Hitler & the Holocaust
by Robert S Wistrich
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Hitler and the Holocaust is the product of a lifetime’s work by one of the world’s foremost authorities on the history of anti-Semitism and modern Jewry. Robert S. Wistrich begins by reckoning with Europe’s long history of violence... (read more)

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How I Live Now
How I Live Now
by Meg Rosoff
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A gritty, funny, and widely influential novel (it caused quite a stir!) that I guarantee you'll read time and time again. Powerful and worthy of many re-readings.... (read more)

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Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed
Lest Innocent Blood Be Shed
by Philip Hallie
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During the most terrible years of World War II, when inhumanity and political insanity held most of the world in their grip and the Nazi domination of Europe seemed irrevocable and unchallenged, a miraculous event took place in a small Protestant town... (read more)

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Age of Empire, 1875-1914 (87 Edition)
Age of Empire, 1875-1914 (87 Edition)
by Eric Hobsbawm
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The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945
The Years of Extermination: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 1939-1945
by Saul Friedlander
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The enactment of the German extermination policies that resulted in the murder of six million European Jews depended upon many factors, including the cooperation of local authorities and police departments, and the passivity of the populations, primarily... (read more)

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Inside Nazi Germany: Conformity, Opposition, and Racism in Everyday Life
Inside Nazi Germany: Conformity, Opposition, and Racism in Everyday Life
by Detlev J K Peukert
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This book by Detlev Peukert is a survey of the complex experiences and attitudes of ordinary German people between 1933 and 1945. It records how people lived during this period, how they evaded or accepted the regime's demands, and where they positioned... (read more)

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The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall
The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall
by Christopher Hibbert
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It was a dynasty with more wealth, passion, and power than the houses of Windsor, Kennedy, and Rockefeller combined. It shaped all of Europe and controlled politics, scientists, artists, and even popes, for three hundred years. It was the house of Medici,... (read more)

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Foundation of Early Modern Europe, 1460-1559 (2ND 94 Edition)
Foundation of Early Modern Europe, 1460-1559 (2ND 94 Edition)
by Eugene F. Jr. Rice
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Professor Rice, assisted in this edition by Professor Tony Grafton continues to argue, as in the first edition, that this century represents a shift from medieval to "early" modern.... (read more)

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Making of Europe : Conquest, Colonization, and Cultural Change, 950-1350 (93 Edition)
Making of Europe : Conquest, Colonization, and Cultural Change, 950-1350 (93 Edition)
by Robert Bartlett
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From our twentieth-century perspective, we tend to think of the Europe of the past as a colonizer, a series of empires that conquered lands beyond their borders and forced European cultural values on other peoples. This provocative book shows that Europe... (read more)

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Women in Ancient Greece
Women in Ancient Greece
by Sue Blundell
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To read the history of ancient Greece as it has been written for centuries is to enter a thoroughly male world. This book, a comprehensive history of women in the Archaic and Classical Ages, completes our picture of ancient Greek society. Largely... (read more)

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The French Revolution and Human Rights: A Brief Documentary History (Bedford Series in History & Culture)
The French Revolution and Human Rights: A Brief Documentary History (Bedford Series in History & Culture)
by Lynn Averywhis Hunt
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This brief documentary history includes 38 documents that explore the issue of rights and citizenship in Revolutionary France and the movement that helped define modern notions of civil rights.... (read more)

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Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris
Parisians: An Adventure History of Paris
by Graham Robb
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This is the Paris you never knew. From the Revolution to the present, Graham Robb has distilled a series of astonishing true narratives, all stranger than fiction, of the lives of the great, the near-great, and the forgotten. A young artillery lieutenant,... (read more)

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The Rise of the Roman Empire (Penguin Classics)
The Rise of the Roman Empire (Penguin Classics)
by Polybius
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In writing his account of the relentless growth of the Roman Empire, the Greek statesman Polybius set out to help his fellow-countrymen understand how their world came to be dominated by Rome. This text presents a translation of his work.... (read more)

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The Histories (Oxford World's Classics)
The Histories (Oxford World's Classics)
by Herodotus
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"The father of history," as Cicero called him, and a writer possessed of remarkable narrative gifts, enormous scope, and considerable charm, Herodotus has always been beloved by readers well-versed in the classics. Compelled by his desire to "prevent the... (read more)

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Nazi State and German Society: a Brief History With Documents (10 Edition)
Nazi State and German Society: a Brief History With Documents (10 Edition)
by Robert G. Moeller
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The Nazi State and German Society invites students to view the history of the twentieth centurys most infamous totalitarian regime through the voices of people who experienced it. Robert Moellers comprehensive introduction presents an overview of the... (read more)

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The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of '89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague
The Magic Lantern: The Revolution of '89 Witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin, and Prague
by Timothy Garton Ash
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The Magic Lantern is one of those rare books that define a history moment, written by a brilliant witness who was also a participant in epochal events. Whether covering Poland's first free parliamentary elections--in which Solidarity found itself in the... (read more)

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History of Germany 1918 - 2008: Thedivided Nation (3RD 09 Edition)
History of Germany 1918 - 2008: Thedivided Nation (3RD 09 Edition)
by Mary Fulbrook
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The third edition of A History of Germany traces the dramatic social, cultural, and political tensions in Germany since 1918. Offers a persuasive interpretation of the dynamics of twentieth-century German historyTreats German history from 1918-2008 from... (read more)

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