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Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone
Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone
by Eduardo Galeano
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Throughout his career, Eduardo Galeano has turned our understanding of history and reality on its head. Isabelle Allende said his works “invade the readers mind, to persuade him or her to surrender to the charm of his writing and power of his... (read more)

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The Cartoon History of the Universe II
The Cartoon History of the Universe II
by Larry Gonick
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Here's a new installment of the phenomenal bestseller that Publishers Weekly selected as one of the twelve graphic books of all time. Spanning ages and continents from Ancient India to Rome and China in A.D. 600, Volume II is hip, funny, and full of info.... (read more)

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Essential World History: Volume II (6TH 11 - Old Edition)
Essential World History: Volume II (6TH 11 - Old Edition)
by William J. Duiker
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THE ESSENTIAL WORLD HISTORY, Enhanced Third Edition, shows you how to use the maps, images, and documents in the book to give you an edge in your study of history. A brief introduction to the text -- "Studying from Primary Source Materials" -- reveals... (read more)

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The Western Heritage: Teaching and Learning Classroom Edition, Volume 2 (Since 1648)
The Western Heritage: Teaching and Learning Classroom Edition, Volume 2 (Since 1648)
by Donald M. Kagan
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This package contains the following components: -0205728936: Western Heritage, The: Teaching and Learning Classroom Edition, Volume 2 (Since 1648) -0131344072: Prentice Hall Primary Source: Documents in Western Civilization... (read more)

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Ascent of Money (08 Edition)
Ascent of Money (08 Edition)
by Niall Ferguson
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A Financial Times Best Book of the Year Winner of the 2013 Lionel Gelber Prize There has always been some gap between rich and poor in this country, but in the last few decades what it means to be rich has changed dramatically. Alarmingly, the greatest... (read more)

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The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success
The Victory of Reason: How Christianity Led to Freedom, Capitalism, and Western Success
by Rodney Stark
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A critical analysis of the important role of Christianity in the history of the West argues that the Christian faith's emphasis on reason, progress, moral equality, and freedom led to technological innovation, the rise of science, open political... (read more)

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The Italian Renaissance (Essential Readings in History)
The Italian Renaissance (Essential Readings in History)
by Paula Findlen
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Thirteen of the most important critical essays on the Italian Renaissance are brought together in this volume.... (read more)

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Badass: The Birth of a Legend
Badass: The Birth of a Legend
by Ben Thompson
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Ben Thompson—author of Badass,creator of the epic website badassoftheweek.com, and the  Internet’s foremost expert on badassitude—is back to enthrall lovers of skull-smashing, bone-crushing bad behavior with his latest compendium... (read more)

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Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation: Classics of Western Thought Series, Volume 2, 4th Edition
Middle Ages, Renaissance and Reformation: Classics of Western Thought Series, Volume 2, 4th Edition
by Karl F. (ed.) Thompson
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Originally published under the General Editorship of Thomas H. Greer, the series emanated from the Humanities Department of Michigan State University. The books remain today perhaps the best sources available for the comprehensive study in one volume of... (read more)

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Global Passages, Volume I : Sources in World History (04 Edition)
Global Passages, Volume I : Sources in World History (04 Edition)
by Roger Schlesinger
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Designed to supplement world history survey texts, this distinctive primary source reader has a conceptual framework that emphasizes comparative analysis by presenting foreigners' accounts of a given society alongside accounts from citizens of the same... (read more)

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The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part 1: From Columbus to the U.S. Constitution
The Cartoon History of the Modern World Part 1: From Columbus to the U.S. Constitution
by Larry Gonick
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< P> The Cartoon History of the Modern World is a wickedly funny take on modern history. It is essentially a complete and up& ndash; to& ndash; date course in college level Modern World History, but presented as a graphic novel. In an... (read more)

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A Short History of the World
A Short History of the World
by J M Roberts
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Here is a compact and affordable edition of J. M. Robert's acclaimed world history. Vividly written and beautifully illustrated, it brings the outstanding breadth of scholarship and international scope of the larger volume within the grasp of most... (read more)

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History of World Societies, Volume I (8TH 09 - Old Edition)
History of World Societies, Volume I (8TH 09 - Old Edition)
by John P. Mckay
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More than any other text, A History of World Societies introduces students to the families, foods, workplaces, religions, and diversions of peoples of the past through lively, descriptive writing and extensive primary sources that give voice to a wide... (read more)

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Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship
Franklin and Winston: An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship
by Jon Meacham
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Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill were the greatest leaders of "the Greatest Generation." In Franklin and Winston, Jon Meacham explores the fascinating relationship between the two men who piloted the free world to victory in World War II. It... (read more)

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The First Jesuits
The First Jesuits
by John W Omalley
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John O'Malley gives us the most comprehensive account ever written of the Society of Jesus in its founding years, one that heightens and transforms our understanding of the Jesuits in history and today. Following the Society from 1540 through 1565, O... (read more)

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The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts
The Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts
by Graham Robb
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At the end of the Iron Age, the 600-year-old civilization of the Celts stretched from the Black Sea to Scotland. It had produced some of the finest artistic and scientific masterpieces of the ancient world. But in 58 BC, Julius Caesar marched over the... (read more)

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Questioning the Millennium: A Rationalist's Guide to a Precisely Arbitrary Countdown
Questioning the Millennium: A Rationalist's Guide to a Precisely Arbitrary Countdown
by Stephen Jay. Gould
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In this new edition of Questioning the Millennium, best-selling author Stephen Jay Gould applies his wit and erudition to one of today's most pressing subjects: the significance of the millennium. In 1950 at age eight, prompted by an issue of Life... (read more)

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History of the Modern World : To 1815 (10TH 07 - Old Edition)
History of the Modern World : To 1815 (10TH 07 - Old Edition)
by R. R. Palmer
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A History of the Modern World is a careful, well-written narrative of major events from the late Middle Ages to the political and religious conflicts at the beginning of the twenty-first century. It offers a wide-ranging survey that helps readers... (read more)

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Sex and Punishment: Four Thousand Years of Judging Desire
Sex and Punishment: Four Thousand Years of Judging Desire
by Eric Berkowitz
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The "raging frenzy" of the sex drive, to use Plato's phrase, has always defied control. However, that's not to say that the Sumerians, Victorians, and every civilization in between and beyond have not tried, wielding their most formidable weapon: the law.... (read more)

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A Little History of the World
A Little History of the World
by E H Gombrich
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E. H. Gombrich’s bestselling history of the world for young readers tells the story of mankind from the Stone Age to the atomic bomb, focusing not on small detail but on the sweep of human experience, the extent of human achievement, and the depth... (read more)

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