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Interrupted Life and Letters From Westerbork (96 Edition)
Interrupted Life and Letters From Westerbork (96 Edition)
by Etty Hillesum
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For the first time, Etty Hillesum's diary and letters appear together to give us the fullest possible portrait of this extraordinary woman. In the darkest years of Nazi occupation and genocide, Etty Hillesum remained a celebrant of life whose lucid... (read more)

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Europe: Global Studies (10TH 09 Edition)
Europe: Global Studies (10TH 09 Edition)
by Dushkin Group
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GLOBAL STUDIES is a unique series designed to provide comprehensive background information and selected world press articles on the regions and countries of the world. Each GLOBAL STUDIES volume includes an annotated listing of World Wide Web sites... (read more)

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Kosovo: How Myths and Truths Started a War
Kosovo: How Myths and Truths Started a War
by Julie Mertus
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Julie Mertus provides one of the first comprehensive looks at the explosive situation in Kosovo, where years of simmering tensions between Serbs and Albanians erupted in armed conflict in 1998. In a profound and detailed study of national identity and... (read more)

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The Italians: A Full-Length Portrait Featuring Their Manners and Morals
The Italians: A Full-Length Portrait Featuring Their Manners and Morals
by Luigi Barzini
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In this consummate portrait of the Italian people, bestselling author, publisher, journalist, and politician Luigi Barzini delves deeply into the Italian national character, discovering both its great qualities and its imperfections. Barzini is... (read more)

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Northern Renaissance Art
Northern Renaissance Art
by James Snyder
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The only comprehensive volume available for the study of Northern Renaissance Art, this paperback presents stylistic and iconographical themes, art historical scholarship, and valuable analyses for today's learners. Its coverage and color capture the... (read more)

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Toward the Final Solution : a History of European Racism (85 Edition)
Toward the Final Solution : a History of European Racism (85 Edition)
by George L. Mosse
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [239]-265) and index.... (read more)

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The Stones of Florence
The Stones of Florence
by Mary Mccarthy
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A beloved tribute to Florence that blends history, artistic reflection, and keen social observation   Renowned for her sharp literary style, essayist and fiction writer Mary McCarthy offers a unique history of Florence, from its inception to the... (read more)

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The Nazis: A Warning from History
The Nazis: A Warning from History
by Laurence Rees
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A new edition of the lavishly illustrated companion to the BBC documentary, with rare archival material and photographs documenting the reality of daily life in Nazi Germany. Published in conjunction with the History Channel and the BBC, this... (read more)

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Wartime Lies (92 Edition)
Wartime Lies (92 Edition)
by Louis Begley
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"Extraordinary...Rich in irony and regret...[the] people and settings are vividly realized and his prose [is] compelling in its simplicity." THE WALL STREET JOURNAL As the world slips into the throes of war in 1939, young Maciek's once... (read more)

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Nineteenth Century : Europe, 1789-1914 (00 Edition)
Nineteenth Century : Europe, 1789-1914 (00 Edition)
by T.w.c. Blanning
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In the nineteenth century Europe changed more rapidly and more radically than during any prior period. These six specially commissioned chapters by eminent historians offer the student and general reader a unique approach to understanding one of the most... (read more)

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Black Athena Revisited (96 Edition)
Black Athena Revisited (96 Edition)
by Mary R. (ed.) Lefkowitz
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Was Western civilization founded by ancient Egyptians and Phoenicians? Can the ancient Egyptians usefully be called black? Did the ancient Greeks borrow religion, science, and philosophy from the Egyptians and Phoenicians? Have scholars ignored the... (read more)

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Early Modern Europe, 1450 - 1789 (Cambridge History of Europe)
Early Modern Europe, 1450 - 1789 (Cambridge History of Europe)
by Merry Wiesner Hanks
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Accessible, engaging textbook offering an innovative account of people's lives in the early modern period.... (read more)

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Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome, the Penguin
Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome, the Penguin
by Christopher Scarre
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Traces the Roman Empire's rise and fall, looking at its provinces and cities, trade and economy, armies and frontier defenses; following its foreign wars and internecine struggles; charting its transformation into a Christian theocracy; and assessing its... (read more)

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Age of Reconnaissance : Discovery, Exploration, and Settlement, 1450-1650 (81 Edition)
Age of Reconnaissance : Discovery, Exploration, and Settlement, 1450-1650 (81 Edition)
by J. H. Parry
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The Age of Reconnaissance, as J. H. Parry has so aptly named it, was the period during which Europe discovered the rest of the world. It began with Henry the Navigator and the Portuguese voyages in the mid-fifteenth century and ended 250 years later when... (read more)

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War and Genocide: a Concise History of the Holocaust (2ND 09 Edition)
War and Genocide: a Concise History of the Holocaust (2ND 09 Edition)
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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German Comedy: Scenes of Life After the Wall
German Comedy: Scenes of Life After the Wall
by Peter Schneider
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Peter Schneider is one of Germany's best-known political essayists, the author of The Wall Jumper and the novel Couplings. He lives in Berlin.... (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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Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs (07 Edition)
Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs (07 Edition)
by Barbara Mertz
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World-renowned Egyptologist Barbara Mertz explores the reality behind the bestselling fiction she writes (as Elizabeth Peters) and casts a dazzling light on a remarkable civilization. Afascinating chronicle of an extraordinary people—from the... (read more)

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Tearing the Silence : on Being German in America (97 Edition)
Tearing the Silence : on Being German in America (97 Edition)
by Ursula Hegi
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Brilliantly interviewed by bestselling novelist Ursula Hegi, German Americans born in Germany during and immediately following World War II speak out about the legacy of grief and shame that continues to haunt them. Like Studs Terkel in his classic... (read more)

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Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
by Laura Silber
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"The most authoritative account in English or any other language about how the war began."—The Washington Post Book World. "An essential resource for anyone of the conflict."—The New York Times Book Review.... (read more)

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