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Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany
Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany
by William L Shirer
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Hailed as “one of the most important works of history of our time” (The New York Times), this definitive chronicle of Hitlers rise to power is back in hardcover with a new introductory essay by Ron Rosenbaum (Explaining Hitler and How the End... (read more)

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The Closing of the Western Mind: The Rise of Faith and the Fall of Reason
The Closing of the Western Mind: The Rise of Faith and the Fall of Reason
by Charles Freeman
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A radical and powerful reappraisal of the impact of Constantines adoption of Christianity on the later Roman world, and on the subsequent development both of Christianity and of Western civilization. When the Emperor Contstantine converted to... (read more)

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Europe: A History
Europe: A History
by Norman Davies
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"Europe is a magisterial work, sweeping in its analysis, illuminating in its insights and erudite in its scholarship." "Europe brims with learning, crackles with common sense, coruscates with wit and abounds in good judgement." "A master of broad... (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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Persian Expedition (49 Edition)
Persian Expedition (49 Edition)
by Xenophon
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Rex Warner's impressive translation of Xenophon's account of the Greek War with Persia.... (read more)

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Fateless
Fateless
by Imre Kertesz
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One of Publishers Weekly's Fifty Best Books of 1992!... (read more)

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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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War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust
War and Genocide: A Concise History of the Holocaust
by Doris L Bergen
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In examining one of the defining events of the 20th century, Doris Bergen situates the Holocaust in its historical, political, social, cultural, and military contexts. Unlike many other treatments of the Holocaust, this revised, second edition discusses... (read more)

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The Drowned and the Saved
The Drowned and the Saved
by Primo Levi
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Levi wrote of the moral collapse that occurred in Auschwitz and the fallibility of human memory that allows such atrocities to recur. Levi's last book published before his death in 1987.... (read more)

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I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1933-1941 (I Will Bear Witness #01)
I Will Bear Witness: A Diary of the Nazi Years, 1933-1941 (I Will Bear Witness #01)
by Victor Klemperer
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The publication of Victor Klemperer's secret diaries brings to light one of the most extraordinary documents of the Nazi period. "In its cool, lucid style and power of observation," said the New York Times, "it is the best-written, most evocative, most... (read more)

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Cleopatra: A Life
Cleopatra: A Life
by Stacy Schiff
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I'm rather sure that all three of Stacy Schiff's previous works have been nominated for some award or another. With a pedigree like that, you know that her latest biography is bound to be a must-read. Stripping away all the previous misconceptions about... (read more)

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Maya (8TH 11 Edition)
Maya (8TH 11 Edition)
by Michael D. Coe
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The Maya has long been established as the best, most readable introduction to the New World’s greatest ancient civilization. In these pages Michael D. Coe distills a lifetime’s scholarship for the general reader and student. The eighth... (read more)

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Into That Darkness
Into That Darkness
by Gitta Sereny
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Based on 70 hours of interviews with Franz Stangl, commandant of Treblinka (the largest of the extermination camps), this book bares the soul of a man who continually found ways to rationalize his role in Hitler's final soulution.... (read more)

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Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin
Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin
by Timothy Snyder
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Americans call the Second World War “The Good War.” But before it even began, Americas wartime ally Josef Stalin had killed millions of his own citizens—and kept killing them during and after the war. Before Hitler was finally defeated... (read more)

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Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History
Ancient Greece: A Political, Social, and Cultural History
by Sarah B. Pomeroy
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Revised and updated throughout, the third edition of Ancient Greece presents the political, social, cultural, and economic history and civilization of ancient Greece in all its complexity and variety. Written by five leading authorities on the classical... (read more)

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The Ghosts of Berlin: Confronting German History in the Urban Landscape
The Ghosts of Berlin: Confronting German History in the Urban Landscape
by Brian Ladd
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In this compelling work, Brian Ladd examines the ongoing conflicts radiating from the remarkable fusion of architecture, history, and national identity in Berlin. Ladd surveys the urban landscape, excavating its ruins, contemplating its buildings and... (read more)

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In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
by Irene Gut Opdyke
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Nazi Germany and the Jews, Volume 1: The Years of Persecution 1933-1939
Nazi Germany and the Jews, Volume 1: The Years of Persecution 1933-1939
by Saul Friedlander
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A great historian crowns a lifetime of thought and research by answering a question that has haunted us for more than 50 years: How did one of the most industrially and culturally advanced nations in the world embark on and continue along the path... (read more)

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Mohammed, Charlemagne and the Origins of Europe
Mohammed, Charlemagne and the Origins of Europe
by Richard Hodges
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'In this book, Richard Hodges and David Whitehouse review the Pirenne thesis and test hypotheses advanced by some of Pirenne's critics in the light of archaeological information from the Mediterranean, northern Europe, and western Asia....The book... (read more)

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The Rise of Rome: Books One to Five (Oxford World's Classics)
The Rise of Rome: Books One to Five (Oxford World's Classics)
by Livy
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"The fates ordained the founding of this great city and the beginning of the world's mightiest empire, second only to the power of the gods" Romulus and Remus, the rape of Lucretia, Horatius at the bridge, the saga of Coriolanus, Cincinnatus called from... (read more)

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