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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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Dirty Little Secrets of the Twentieth Century
Dirty Little Secrets of the Twentieth Century
by James F Dunnigan
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The popular author of Dirty Little Secrets, Dirty Little Secrets of World War II, and Dirty Little Secrets of the Vietnam War offers a comprehensive look at what really happened in our century, exposing the real stories behind what we've always assumed... (read more)

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The Long Road Home: The Aftermath of the Second World War
The Long Road Home: The Aftermath of the Second World War
by Ben Shephard
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"[A] highly readable and moving book of postwar relief efforts...Shephard raises an important point about the writing of history, which so often dwells on spectacular evil at the expense of pedestrian virtue...With this book, [he] has made a significant... (read more)

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The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century: The History of the World, 1901 to the Present
The Penguin History of the Twentieth Century: The History of the World, 1901 to the Present
by J M Roberts
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A completely revised and updated edition of this highly acclaimed account of human endeavor A work of breathtaking scope, The Penguin History of the World tells the story of humanity in its entirety—all the triumphs and tragedies, grandeur and folly... (read more)

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A Life in the Twentieth Century: Innocent Beginnings, 1917-1950
A Life in the Twentieth Century: Innocent Beginnings, 1917-1950
by Arthur M Jr Schlesinger
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This nationally bestselling memoir of America's most renowned historian tells Schlesinger's personal story--from his childhood in the Midwest through his student days at Harvard to the post-World War II years -- which parallels the history of America... (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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The Dictators: Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia
The Dictators: Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia
by Richard Overy
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IF THE PAST CENTURY will be remembered for its tragic pairing of civilized achievement and organized destruction, at the heart of darkness may be found Hitler, Stalin, and the systems of domination they forged. Their lethal regimes murdered millions and... (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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1913: The Year Before the Storm
1913: The Year Before the Storm
by Florian Illies
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An International Bestseller Just before one of its darkest moments came the twentieth century’s most exciting year... It was the year Henry Ford first put a conveyer belt in his car factory, and the year Louis Armstrong first picked up a trumpet... (read more)

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Recognizing European Modernities: A Montage of the Present
Recognizing European Modernities: A Montage of the Present
by Allan Richard Pred
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For over a century Europe has been characterized by a plurality of capitalist modernities. At any moment, each country possesses its own distinctly modern qualities which are partly shaped through interrelationships with other countries. "Recognising... (read more)

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The Revenge of History: The Battle for the 21st Century
The Revenge of History: The Battle for the 21st Century
by Seumas Milne
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From 9/11 to the Arab uprisings and beyond—encompassing the economic crisis, war on terror, rise of China and tide of change in Latin America—The Revenge of History turns the orthodoxies of the past generation on their head.   In this... (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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Facts About the 20TH Century
Facts About the 20TH Century
by George Ochoa
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Four chapters contain entries that, together, attempt to sum up the entire history of the world during the 20th century. Beginning with a year-by-year chronology listing major events (categorized under the topic headings of arts and entertainment... (read more)

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The Illustrated History of the World
The Illustrated History of the World
by J. M. Roberts
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The Illustrated History of the World is a lavishly illustrated edition of J. M. Roberts's bestselling History of the World. Now completely revised and updated, each volume of this comprehensive reference work traces the tumultuous story of humankind from... (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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Rethinking Europe's Future
Rethinking Europe's Future
by David P Calleo
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"A truly distinguished book. Major. Important. Seminal. There is plenty in here for everyone to learn about the deeper meaning of what happened in recent European history and how it relates to what we ought to do. David Calleo's book is different in... (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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