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People: The Royals: Their Lives, Loves, and Secrets
People: The Royals: Their Lives, Loves, and Secrets
by People Magazine
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From the storybook weddings to family intrigue to the pageantry of ancient dynasties, the world of royalty is a modern-day fractured fairy tale. PEOPLE goes behind palace walls to reveal the priceless jewels, sumptuous hideaways and luxurious lifestyles... (read more)

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Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher: A Political Marriage
Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher: A Political Marriage
by Nicholas Wapshott
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An insightful character study of the most important Anglo-American friendship since FDR and Churchill It’s well known that Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher were close allies and kindred political spirits. During their eight overlapping years in... (read more)

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1910
1910
by Thomas J Harrison
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The year 1910 marks an astonishing, and largely unrecognized, juncture in Western history. In this perceptive interdisciplinary analysis, Thomas Harrison addresses the extraordinary intellectual achievement of the time. Focusing on the cultural climate... (read more)

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Talk of the Devil: Encounters with Seven Dictators
Talk of the Devil: Encounters with Seven Dictators
by Riccardo Orizio
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Inspired by newspaper clippings he had kept about two former African dictators accused of cannibalism, journalist Riccardo Orizio set out to track down tyrants around the world who had fallen from power—to see if they had gained any perspective... (read more)

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Events That Changed the World in the Twentieth Century (Events That Changed the World)
Events That Changed the World in the Twentieth Century (Events That Changed the World)
by Frank W Thackeray
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The aftershocks of the volatile 20th century will be felt for generations to come. In order to understand the current and future direction of the world, it is imperative to reflect on this century's seminal events and their lasting impact. Designed for... (read more)

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Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions That Changed the World, 1940-1941
Fateful Choices: Ten Decisions That Changed the World, 1940-1941
by Ian Kershaw
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The newest immensely original undertaking from the historian who gave us the defining two-volume portrait of Hitler, Fateful Choices puts Ian Kershaw?s analytical and storytelling gifts on dazzling display. From May 1940 to December 1941, the leaders of... (read more)

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At the Abyss an Insiders History of The
At the Abyss an Insiders History of The
by Thomas Reed
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“The Cold War . . . was a fight to the death,” notes Thomas C. Reed, “fought with bayonets, napalm, and high-tech weaponry of every sort—save one. It was not fought with nuclear weapons.” With global powers now engaged in... (read more)

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Opening NATO's Door: How the Alliance Remade Itself for a New Era (Council of Foreign Relations)
Opening NATO's Door: How the Alliance Remade Itself for a New Era (Council of Foreign Relations)
by Ronald D Asmus
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This book recounts the process by which American diplomats and policymakers, against formidable odds both at home and abroad, implemented some of the most far-reaching changes in U.S. strategy toward Europe in decades and helped create a new security... (read more)

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10 Years That Shook the World: A Timeline of Events from 2001
10 Years That Shook the World: A Timeline of Events from 2001
by Loretta. Napoleoni
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From 9/11 to the launch of the iPod, from the creation of "Gmail: to the 2004 tsunami, from the Enron Bankruptcy to the killing of Osama bin Laden, 10 Years That Shook the World is the story of an extraordinary decade. For each year, Loretta Napoleoni... (read more)

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Rites of Spring: The Great War & The Birth of the Modern Age
Rites of Spring: The Great War & The Birth of the Modern Age
by Modris Eksteins
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In a remarkable display of originality and discerning historical analysis Rites Of Spring describes the origins, the impact, and the aftermath of the Great War of 1914-1918, arguably the most traumatic event of this century.... (read more)

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The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern Europe (Oxford Illustrated Histories)
The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern Europe (Oxford Illustrated Histories)
by T C W Blanning
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Written by an international team of leading scholars, The Oxford History of Modern Europe traces Europe's turbulent history, from the beginnings of the Revolution in France to the dawn of two World Wars, to the breakup of the Soviet Union, to today's... (read more)

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Beyond Progress: An Interpretive Odyssey to the Future
Beyond Progress: An Interpretive Odyssey to the Future
by Hugh De Santis
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In this dynamic portrait of the human community as it enters the twenty-first century, Hugh De Santis argues that in a world of dwindling resources, economic inequality, and unremitting violence, the belief in endless progress can no longer be sustained.... (read more)

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Hello Goodbye Hello: A Circle of 101 Remarkable Meetings
Hello Goodbye Hello: A Circle of 101 Remarkable Meetings
by Craig Brown
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Hello Goodbye Hello is a daisy chain of 101 fascinating true encounters, a book that has been hailed by reviewers in London as “howlingly funny” (The Spectator), “original and a complete delight” (The Sunday Times), and “... (read more)

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European Political Thought Since 1945 (European Culture and Society)
European Political Thought Since 1945 (European Culture and Society)
by Noel Osullivan
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This book offers a critical account of the response of leading European political thinkers to the postwar task of reconstruction, the advent of totalitarianism in the USSR, and the emergence of increasing social diversity and supra-national political... (read more)

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Red Princess a Revolutionary Life
Red Princess a Revolutionary Life
by Sofka Zinovieff
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Born in 1907 in St. Petersburg, Princess Sophy Sofka Dolgorouky was born into a world of privilege and nobility ten short years later, Sofka's world would crumble when the Tsar and his family were overthrown, exiled, and executed.Burning with shame... (read more)

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Voltaire's Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West
Voltaire's Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West
by John Ralston Saul
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With a new introduction by the author, this and#8220;erudite and brilliantly readable bookand#8221; (The Observer, London) astutely dissects the political, economic and social origins of Western civilization to reveal a culture cripplingly enslaved to... (read more)

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History: From 1900 to the Present Day
A Dictionary of Contemporary World History: From 1900 to the Present Day
by Jan Palmowski
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Find out the facts behind the headlines with this fully revised dictionary of contemporary world history. Recently updated to include new entries on America and the Middle East, this authoritative dictionary provides both fact and analysis of figures and... (read more)

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Thinking the Twentieth Century
Thinking the Twentieth Century
by Tony Judt
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"Ideas crackle" in this triumphant final book of Tony Judt, taking readers on "a wild ride through the ideological currents and shoals of 20th century thought.” (Los Angeles Times) One of our most brilliant historians, Tony Judt... (read more)

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The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West
The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West
by Niall Ferguson
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Astonishing in its scope and erudition, this is the magnum opus that Niall Ferguson's numerous acclaimed works have been leading up to. In it, he grapples with perhaps the most challenging questions of modern history: Why was the twentieth century... (read more)

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The Atlantic and Its Enemies: A History of the Cold War
The Atlantic and Its Enemies: A History of the Cold War
by Norman Stone
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Pre-eminent historian Norman Stones The Atlantic and Its Enemies is a masterful history of the Cold War. As Soviet influence spread insidiously from nation to nation, the Americans and British were overwhelmed by the coups, collapsing armies, and civil... (read more)

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