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George, Nicholas and Wilhelm: Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I

Miranda Carter

In the years before the First World War, the great European powers were ruled by three first cousins: King George V of Britain, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. Together, they presided over the last years of dynastic Europe... (read more)


21st Century
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Ill Fares the Land

Tony Judt

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)


Renaissance
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The Renaissance: A Short History

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is a leading historian and journalist whose historical works have been national bestsellers and translated into many languages. Among his books are Modern Times, A History of the Jews, Intellectuals, The Birth of the Modern, and A History of... (read more)


Historical Reference
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Atlas of Indian Nations

Anton Treuer

Atlas of Indian Nations is a comprehensive resource for those interested in Native American history and culture. Told through maps, photos, art, and archival cartography, this is the story of American Indians that only National Geographic can tell.  ... (read more)


Ancient Rome
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Caligula: A Biography

Aloys Winterling

and#147;Caligula enjoys a reputation as one of the most brutal and tyrannical Roman emperors. In this accessible narrative of Caligulaand#8217;s life, Winterling uses his deep knowledge of Roman society and the imperial court to investigate why... (read more)


General
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The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

Niall Ferguson

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)


Ancient Greece
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Death in the Greek World: From Homer to the Classical Age (Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture)

Maria Serena Mirto

In our contemporary Western society, death has become taboo. Despite its inevitability, we focus on maintaining youthfulness and well-being, while fearing deathandrsquo;s intrusion in our daily activities. In contrast, observes Maria Serena Mirto, the... (read more)


Historiography
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Silencing the Past (20th Anniversary Edition): Power and the Production of History

Michel Rolph Trouillot

Michel-Rolph Trouillot (1949–2012) was one of the most prominent Haitian scholars working in the United States. He was the director of the Institute for Global Studies in Culture, Power, and History and Krieger/Eisenhower Distinguished Professor in... (read more)


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