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1939: Countdown to War
1939: Countdown to War
by Richard Overy
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andquot;Overy's book is easily the best account of Europe's descent into...death and destruction.andquot; --Evening Standard (London) A brilliantly concise narrative of the days leading to the outbreak of history's greatest conflagration, 1939 takes... (read more)

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Force of Things: a Marriage in War and Peace (13 Edition)
Force of Things: a Marriage in War and Peace (13 Edition)
by Alexander Sitlle
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A MASTERPIECE OF LITERARY MEMORY—A POWERFUL EXPLORATION OF THE INTERSECTIONS OF FAMILY, HISTORY, AND MEMORY. “One evening in May 1948, my mother went to a party in New York with her first husband and left it with her second, my father... (read more)

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Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?: The Transformation of Modern Europe
Where Have All the Soldiers Gone?: The Transformation of Modern Europe
by James Sheehan
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In this lively and ambitious book, James Sheehan charts what is perhaps the most radical shift in Europes history: its transformation from war-torn battlefield to peaceful, prosperous society. For centuries, war was Europes defining narrative, affecting... (read more)

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A Mosque in Munich: Nazis, the CIA, and the Muslim Brotherhood in the West
A Mosque in Munich: Nazis, the CIA, and the Muslim Brotherhood in the West
by Ian Johnson
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In the wake of the news that the 9/11 hijackers had lived in Europe, journalist Ian Johnson wondered how such a radical group could sink roots into Western soil. Most accounts reached back twenty years, to U.S. support of Islamist fighters in Afghanistan.... (read more)

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Building Culture: Studies in the Intellectual History of Industrializing America, 1867-1910
Building Culture: Studies in the Intellectual History of Industrializing America, 1867-1910
by Richard F. Teichgraeber
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An inclusive new vision of the formation of modern American... (read more)

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The Dictators: Hitler's Germany, Stalin's Russia
The Dictators: Hitler's Germany, 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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Time 1968: The Year That Changed America with CDROM
Time 1968: The Year That Changed America with CDROM
by Kelly Knauer
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Forty years later, America is still feeling the aftershocks of the year 1968. Assassinations, war, and riots gave way to a final blessing, when three U.S. astronauts--the first men to orbit the moon--read from the book of Genesis on Christmas Eve... (read more)

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The Rebirth of Europe
The Rebirth of Europe
by Elizabeth Pond
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Revised and updated edition covers the introduction of the euro, the fall of Milosevic, and the impact of 9/11 on European integration.... (read more)

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Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century
Why Europe Will Run the 21st Century
by Mark Leonard
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Leonard (Center for European Reform) is convinced the US has cast itself in stone over the course of the twentieth century, leaving room for the European Union (EU) to take over as a political and economic superpower, noting that its relatively weak... (read more)

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Ill Fares the Land
Ill Fares the Land
by Tony Judt
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A gift to the next generation of engaged citizens, from one of our most celebrated intellectuals. As the economic collapse of 2008 made clear, the social contract that defined postwar life in Europe and America-the guarantee of security, stability, and... (read more)

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The Atlantic and Its Enemies: A Personal History of the Cold War
The Atlantic and Its Enemies: A Personal 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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Thinking the Twentieth Century
Thinking the Twentieth Century
by Tony Judt and Timothy Snyder
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The triumphant final book by Tony Judt, indomitable public critic and author of Postwar. One of our most brilliant historians, Tony Judt brings the past century vividly to life in this unprecedented and original history. Structured as a series of... (read more)

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When Stars and Stripes Met Hammer and Sickle: The Chautauqua Conferences on U.S.-Soviet Relations, 1985-1989
When Stars and Stripes Met Hammer and Sickle: The Chautauqua Conferences on U.S.-Soviet Relations, 1985-1989
by Ross Mackenzie
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Ross Mankenzie recounts the story of face-of-face citizen diplomacy in the Cold War as enacted by a collection of artists, diplomats, and government officials who joined together for a unique mix of political debates, artistic performances, and open... (read more)

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George Kennan: A Study of Character
George Kennan: A Study of Character
by John Lukacs
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A man of impressive mental powers, of extraordinary intellectual range, and—last but not least—of exceptional integrity, George Frost Kennan (1904-2005) was an adviser to presidents and secretaries of state, with a decisive role in... (read more)

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Yalta: The Price of Peace
Yalta: The Price of Peace
by S M Plokhy
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"A colorful and gripping portrait of the three aging leaders at their historic encounter." -The Wall Street Journal For eight fateful days in 1945, three of the towering figures of the twentieth century-FDR, Churchill, and Stalin-met at a resort town on... (read more)

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Europe's Role in Nation-Building: From the Balkans to the Congo
Europe's Role in Nation-Building: From the Balkans to the Congo
by James Dobbins
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'This study evaluates Europe\'s success in using armed force in nation-building efforts in such countries as Albania and Sierra Leone and compares them to similar efforts by the United States and the UN. The authors emphasise the importance of a... (read more)

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Three Famines: Starvation and Politics
Three Famines: Starvation and Politics
by Thomas Keneally
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Through the lens of three of the most devastating food crises in modern history—the Górta Mor of British-ruled Ireland, the great famine of British-ruled Bengal in 1943, and the string of famines that plagued Ethiopia during the 1970s... (read more)

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Captured by history :one man's vision of our tumultuous century
Captured by history :one man's vision of our tumultuous century
by John Toland
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At age 84, Pulitzer Prize-winning (for Infamy: The Rising Sun) historian John Toland reveals in his autobiography how he was able to access and capture the essence of so many key players and events of the 20th century: e.g. interviewing the emperor of... (read more)

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Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age
Rites of Spring: The Great War and the Birth of the Modern Age
by Modris Eksteins
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A rare and remarkable cultural history of World War I that unearths the roots of modernism   Dazzling in its originality, Rites of Spring probes the origins, impact, and aftermath of World War I, from the premiere of Stravinsky's ballet The Rite of... (read more)

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A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
A World Made New: Eleanor Roosevelt and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
by Mary Ann Glendon
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A World Made New tells the dramatic story of the struggle to build, out of the trauma and wreckage of World War II, a document that would ensure it would never happen again. There was an almost religious intensity to the project, championed by Eleanor... (read more)

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