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Rape of Europa (94 Edition)
Rape of Europa (94 Edition)
by Lynn H. Nicholas
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"Nicholas knows the art world as well as any military historian knows his battlefield.... Her work deserves the widest reading."--New York Times Book Review "At once fascinating and horrifying [with] a strong element of spine-chilling suspense."- Los... (read more)

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The Diary of a Young Girl
The Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank
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Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank's remarkable diary has since become a world classic—a powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, with Nazis... (read more)

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The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness
The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness
by Simon Wiesenthal
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In the first hundred pages of The Sunflower, Holocaust survivor Simon Wiesenthal recounts his encounter with a dying German soldier who asked to speak with "a Jew" in order to seek forgiveness. Wiesenthal then invites everyone into the discussion... (read more)

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Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (11 Edition)
Rise and Fall of the Third Reich (11 Edition)
by William L. Shirer
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The fiftieth anniversary edition of the National Book Award–winning bestseller that is the definitive study of Adolf Hitler, the rise of Nazi Germany, the Holocaust, and World War II. This special edition now features a new introduction by Ron... (read more)

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The Return of Martin Guerre
The Return of Martin Guerre
by Natalie Davis
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The Inventive Peasant Arnaud du Tilh had almost persuaded the learned judges at the Parlement of Toulouse, when on a summer's day in 1560 a man swaggered into the court on a wooden leg, denounced Arnaud, and reestablished his claim to the identity... (read more)

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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl (The Definitive Edition)
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl (The Definitive Edition)
by Anne Frank
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The basis for and official tie-in edition to the PBS Masterpiece Classic movie titled The Diary of Anne Frank, directed by Jon Jones from a screenplay by Deborah Moggach. First airing April 11, 2010. More than fifty years after its first publication... (read more)

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The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris
by David McCullough
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As David McCullough writes, “Not all pioneers went west.” In The Greater Journey, he tells the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, and... (read more)

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Cleopatra: A Life
Cleopatra: A Life
by Stacy Schiff
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I'm rather sure that all three of Stacy Schiff's previous works have been nominated for some award or another. With a pedigree like that, you know that her latest biography is bound to be a must-read. Stripping away all the previous misconceptions about... (read more)

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In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
by Erik Larson
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The rise of the Third Reich as observed by William Dodd, America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany, and his free-spirited daughter is the chilling topic of Erik Larson's impressive new book. With his gift for narration, Larson has once again created... (read more)

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Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany
Rise and Fall of the Third Reich: A History of Nazi Germany
by William L Shirer
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Hailed as “one of the most important works of history of our time” (The New York Times), this definitive chronicle of Hitlers rise to power is back in hardcover with a new introductory essay by Ron Rosenbaum (Explaining Hitler and How the End... (read more)

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Europe: A History
Europe: A History
by Norman Davies
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"Europe is a magisterial work, sweeping in its analysis, illuminating in its insights and erudite in its scholarship." "Europe brims with learning, crackles with common sense, coruscates with wit and abounds in good judgement." "A master of broad... (read more)

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Making Democracy Work : Civic Traditions in Modern Italy (93 Edition)
Making Democracy Work : Civic Traditions in Modern Italy (93 Edition)
by Robert D. Putnam
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Why do some democratic governments succeed and others fail? In a book that has received attention from policymakers and civic activists in America and around the world, Robert Putnam and his collaborators offer empirical evidence for the importance of... (read more)

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War and Genocide: a Concise History of the Holocaust (2ND 09 Edition)
War and Genocide: a Concise History of the Holocaust (2ND 09 Edition)
by Doris L. Bergen
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In examining one of the defining events of the 20th century, Doris Bergen situates the Holocaust in its historical, political, social, cultural, and military contexts. Unlike many other treatments of the Holocaust, this revised, second edition discusses... (read more)

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Cleopatra: A Life
Cleopatra: A Life
by Stacy Schiff
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The Conquest of Gaul
The Conquest of Gaul
by Caesar
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Part of the "Penguin Classics" relaunch.... (read more)

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Mighty Fortress : a New History of the German People (04 Edition)
Mighty Fortress : a New History of the German People (04 Edition)
by Steven E. Ozment
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The word "German" was being used by the Romans as early as the mid-first century B.C. to describe tribes in the eastern Rhine valley. Nearly two thousand years later, the richness and complexity of German history have faded beneath the long shadow of the... (read more)

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Rising Sun :  Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire (70 Edition)
Rising Sun : Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire (70 Edition)
by John Toland
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [883]-904) and index.... (read more)

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Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany
Between Dignity and Despair: Jewish Life in Nazi Germany
by Marion Kaplan
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Between Dignity and Despair draws on the extraordinary memoirs, diaries, interviews, and letters of Jewish women and men to give us the first intimate portrait of Jewish life in Nazi Germany. Kaplan tells the story of Jews in Germany not from the... (read more)

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Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century
Dark Continent: Europe's Twentieth Century
by Mark Mazower
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"A useful, important book that reminds us, at the right time, how hard [European unity] has been, and how much care must be taken to avoid the terrible old temptations." --Los Angeles Times Dark Continent provides an alternative history of the... (read more)

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Ancient Near East: Anthology of Texts and Pictures (10 Edition)
Ancient Near East: Anthology of Texts and Pictures (10 Edition)
by James B. Pritchard
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"There is no other anthology on the ancient Near East with this breadth of geographical and linguistic coverage, or with this variety of genres, from the literary and historical to the legal, epistolary, and religious."--Francesca Rochberg, University of... (read more)

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