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In Defense of History
In Defense of History
by Richard J Evans
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A master practitioner gives us an entertaining tour of the historian's workshop and a spirited defense of the search for historical truth.... (read more)

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World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance Portrait of an Age
World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance Portrait of an Age
by William Manchester
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This beautifully illustrated new color edition of the classic New York Times bestseller brings readers more intimately into the medieval world than ever before.and#160;From tales of chivalry and valor to the barbarity of the Inquisition and the... (read more)

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The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century
by Thomas L. Friedman
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 A New Edition of the Phenomenal #1 Bestseller   "One mark of a great book is that it makes you see things in a new way, and Mr. Friedman certainly succeeds in that goal," the Nobel laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz wrote in The New York Times... (read more)

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Legends & Lies of World History
Legends & Lies of World History
by Richard Shenkman
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“Was there really a valiant little Dutch boy, a protesting Lady Godiva, a fiddling Nero, or a prudish Queen Victoria? No, says Shenkman ….No person, event, or thing is safe from Shenkmans corrections.” —Booklist Founder of... (read more)

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The Greek Way
The Greek Way
by Edith Hamilton
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"Five hundred years before Christ in a little town on the far western border of the settled and civilizaed world, a strange new power was at work. . . . Athens had entered upon her brief and magnificent flowering of genius which so molded the world of... (read more)

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The Most Noble Adventure: The Marshall Plan and How America Helped Rebuild Europe
The Most Noble Adventure: The Marshall Plan and How America Helped Rebuild Europe
by Greg Behrman
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"The Marshall Plan was the most creative and inspired act in modern American foreign policy. It preserved the possibility of freedom and showed the potential for great leadership. There's so much we can learn from the boldness and creativity of Marshall,... (read more)

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A Brief History of Cleopatra
A Brief History of Cleopatra
by M J Trow
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A Brief History of Cleopatra draws on recent archaeological finds and fresh interpretations of ancient texts to separate truth from myth to set this incomparably beautiful queen in context.... (read more)

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The Great Pretenders: The True Stories Behind Famous Historical Mysteries
The Great Pretenders: The True Stories Behind Famous Historical Mysteries
by Jan Bondeson
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"A guilty pleasure....The Victorian-era courtroom antics alone are worth the price of admission."--... (read more)

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Man Made Catastrophes: From the Burning of Rome to the Lockerbie Crash
Man Made Catastrophes: From the Burning of Rome to the Lockerbie Crash
by Lee Davis
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A collection of a few old (poor) b&w photos strung together by brief journalistic sketches. Look for this on the remainder tables. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)... (read more)

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Picking Up the Reins: America, Britain and the Postwar World
Picking Up the Reins: America, Britain and the Postwar World
by Norman Moss
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Following the devastation of the Second World War and the realization that the damage to Europe was irreparable, the balance of world power shifted across the Atlantic from the old powers of Europe to the extremely visible power of the United States... (read more)

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Practicing History: Selected Essays
Practicing History: Selected Essays
by Barbara W Tuchman
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I The Craft In Search of History History began to exert its fascination upon me when I was about six, through the medium of the Twins series by Lucy Fitch Perkins. I became absorbed in the fortunes of the Dutch Twins; the Twins of the American Revolution,... (read more)

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The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself
The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself
by Daniel J. Boorstin
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An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him." A remarkable narrative of the grand intellectual venture of humankind, rich in fascinating, often dramatic details"-- (The Wall Street Journal) "... (read more)

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The Seekers: The Story of Man's Continuing Quest to Understand His World
The Seekers: The Story of Man's Continuing Quest to Understand His World
by Daniel J. Boorstin
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Daniel J. Boorstin is also the author of The Americans, a trilogy that won the Francis Parkman Prize, the Bancroft Prize, and the Pulitzer Prize.  In 1989, he received the National Book Award for lifetime contribution to literature.  ... (read more)

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Longing for the End: A History of Millennialism in Western Civilization
Longing for the End: A History of Millennialism in Western Civilization
by Frederi Baumgartner
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A history of millennialism in Western civilization.... (read more)

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Crusades
Crusades
by Michael Paine
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This book examines the bloody, violent, and sometimes farcical reality behind our images of the Crusades.... (read more)

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The World's Bloodiest History: Massacre, Genocide, and the Scars They Left on Civilization
The World's Bloodiest History: Massacre, Genocide, and the Scars They Left on Civilization
by Joseph Cummins
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This book recounts some of the most horrifying episodes of the past, from ancient times to our own, in searing detail, while rigorously investigating their causes - from religious fanaticism and ethnic rivalry to political power struggles and hunger for... (read more)

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The Noblest Triumph: Property and Prosperity Through the Ages
The Noblest Triumph: Property and Prosperity Through the Ages
by Tom Bethell
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In The Noblest Triumph, Tom Bethell looks at the history of property rights and shows that the key role played by the institution of private property has been misunderstood by Western elites for more than a century. Beginning with the ancient Greeks and... (read more)

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A Dictionary of World History
A Dictionary of World History
by Oxford
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This update of the 2000 edition brings the encyclopedic dictionary into the 21st century with new/revised information on recent historical events, e.g., the current Iraq War and biographies of such key figures as George W. Bush, Osama bin Laden, and... (read more)

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A Dictionary of the Roman Empire
A Dictionary of the Roman Empire
by Matthew Bunson
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"Broad in scope and easy to use, this is a strong basic survey."--The Book Watch... (read more)

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Making History: Writings on History and Culture
Making History: Writings on History and Culture
by E P Thompson
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E.P. Thompson (1924–1993) was one of England’'s foremost historians and social critics. His books include Customs in Common, Witness Against the Beast, and Making History (all available from The New Press), as well as The Making of the... (read more)

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