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The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
by Stephen Greenblatt
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One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and... (read more)

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The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
The Swerve: How the World Became Modern
by Stephen Greenblatt
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One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and... (read more)

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Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused It
Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused It
by Gina Kolata
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When we think of plagues, we think of AIDS, Ebola, anthrax spores, and, of course, the Black Death. But in 1918 the Great Flu Epidemic killed an estimated 40 million people virtually overnight. If such a plague returned today, taking a comparable... (read more)

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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
by Anne Fadiman
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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. Lias parents and her doctors both wanted what... (read more)

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Hinges of History #3: Desire of the Everlasting Hills: The World Before and After Jesus
Hinges of History #3: Desire of the Everlasting Hills: The World Before and After Jesus
by Thomas Cahill
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"Engaging ? Cahill strips away the pious accretions of 2000 years so that a picture of Jesus as an actual human being emerges... (read more)

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The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization
The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization
by Arthur Herman
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Arthur Herman is the bestselling author of Freedom’s Forge, How the Scots Invented the Modern World, The Idea of Decline in Western History, To Rule the Waves, and Gandhi & Churchill, which was a 2009 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Dr. Herman... (read more)

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The Origins of Sex: A History of the First Sexual Revolution
The Origins of Sex: A History of the First Sexual Revolution
by Faramerz Dabhoiwala
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A man admits that, when drunk, he tried to have sex with an eighteen-year-old girl; she is arrested and denies they had intercourse, but finally begs God's forgiveness. Then she is publicly hanged alongside her attacker. These events took place in 1644... (read more)

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The Great Divide: Nature and Human Nature in the Old World and the New
The Great Divide: Nature and Human Nature in the Old World and the New
by Peter Watson
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Peter Watson, the acclaimed author of Ideas and The German Genius, offers a groundbreaking new exploration of the progress of human history. Watsons The Great Divide compares and contrasts the development of humankind between the “Old World”... (read more)

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Vanished Kingdoms: The Rise and Fall of States and Nations
Vanished Kingdoms: The Rise and Fall of States and Nations
by Norman Davies
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From the bestselling author of Europe: A History comes a uniquely ambitious masterpiece that will thrill fans of lost civilizations While Germany, Italy, France, and England dominate our conceptions of Europe, these modern states are relatively recent... (read more)

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The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World
The Empire of Necessity: Slavery, Freedom, and Deception in the New World
by Greg Grandin
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From the acclaimed author of Fordlandia, the story of a remarkable slave rebellion that illuminates Americas struggle with slavery and freedom during the Age of Revolution and beyond One morning in 1805, off a remote island in the South Pacific, Captain... (read more)

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Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization
Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization
by Steven Solomon
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Far more than oil, the control of water wealth throughout history has been pivotal to the rise and fall of great powers, the achievements of civilization, the transformations of society's vital habitats, and the quality of ordinary daily lives. Today... (read more)

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Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, from 1453 to the Present
Europe: The Struggle for Supremacy, from 1453 to the Present
by Brendan Simms
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If there is a fundamental truth of geopolitics, it is this: whoever controls central Europe controls the entire continent, and whoever controls all of Europe can dominate the world. In this authoritative account of the past half millennium of European... (read more)

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African Origin of Civilization : Myth Or Reality (74 Edition)
African Origin of Civilization : Myth Or Reality (74 Edition)
by Cheikh Anta Diop
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Now in its 30th printing, this classic presents historical, archaeological, and anthropological evidence to support the theory that ancient Egypt was a black civilization.... (read more)

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Book of the City of Ladies (82 Edition)
Book of the City of Ladies (82 Edition)
by Christine De Pizan
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In dialogues with three celestial ladies, Reason, Rectitude, and Justice, Christine de Pizan (1365-ca. 1429) builds an allegorical fortified city for women using examples of the important contributions women have made to Western Civilization and... (read more)

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Food in History ((Rev)88 Edition)
Food in History ((Rev)88 Edition)
by Reay Tannahill
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Marriage and Civilization: How Monogamy Made Us Human
Marriage and Civilization: How Monogamy Made Us Human
by William Tucker
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Marriage built civilization. Will its collapse lead to our downfall? In Marriage and Civilization, Tucker takes readers on a journey through the history of the human race to demonstrate how a pattern of life-long, monogamous pairings has enabled humans... (read more)

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Building a Bridge to the 18th Century: How the Past Can Improve Our Future
Building a Bridge to the 18th Century: How the Past Can Improve Our Future
by Neil Postman
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Acclaimed cultural critic Neil Postman looks back to the 18th century at the humane ideas he believes Americans would do well to embrace anew as a new century begins.... (read more)

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The Intellectual Devotional: American History: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Converse Confidently about Our Nation's Past
The Intellectual Devotional: American History: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Converse Confidently about Our Nation's Past
by David Kidder
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Modeled after those bedside books of prayer and contemplation that millions turn to for daily spiritual guidance and growth, the national bestseller The Intellectual Devotional--offering secular wisdom and cerebral nourishment--drew a year's worth of... (read more)

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The Nature and Destiny of Man: A Christian Interpretation (Library of Theological Ethics)
The Nature and Destiny of Man: A Christian Interpretation (Library of Theological Ethics)
by Reinhold Niebuhr
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The Nature and Destiny of Man issues a vigorous challenge to Western civilization to understand its roots in the faith of the Bible, particularly the Hebraic tradition. The growth, corruption, and purification of the important Western emphases on... (read more)

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Society of Spectacle (83 Edition)
Society of Spectacle (83 Edition)
by Guy Debord
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The Das Kapital of the 20th century. An essential text, and the main theoretical work of the situationists. Few works of political and cultural theory have been as enduringly provocative. From its publication amid the social upheavals of the 1960's up to... (read more)

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