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Salt: A World History
Salt: A World History
by Mark Kurlansky
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The additive that flows under the radar The most popular drug in America is a white powder. No, not that powder. This is caffeine in its most essential state. And Caffeinated reveals the little-known truth about this addictive, largely unregulated drug... (read more)

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Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny
Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny
by Robert Wright
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In his bestselling The Moral Animal, Robert Wright applied the principles of evolutionary biology to the study of the human mind. Now Wright attempts something even more ambitious: explaining the direction of evolution and human history-and discerning... (read more)

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Badass: Ultimate Deathmatch: Skull-Crushing True Stories of the Most Hardcore Duels, Showdowns, Fistfights, Last Stands, Suicide Charges, and Military Engagements of All Time
Badass: Ultimate Deathmatch: Skull-Crushing True Stories of the Most Hardcore Duels, Showdowns, Fistfights, Last Stands, Suicide Charges, and Military Engagements of All Time
by Ben Thompson
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Unstoppable true stories of the most hardcore showdowns, last stands, and military engagements of all time! When only one can live, it's an Ultimate Deathmatch! This ain't no table tennis. You're not here to skip rope with your niece. You... (read more)

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The Annals of Imperial Rome (Penguin Classics)
The Annals of Imperial Rome (Penguin Classics)
by Tacitus
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"The Annals of Imperial Rome" recount the major historical events from the years shortly before the death of Augustus to the death of Nero in AD 68. Michael Grant's introduction discusses the life and works of Tacitus and the historical context of the... (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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Mysteries of the Middle Ages (06 Edition)
Mysteries of the Middle Ages (06 Edition)
by Thomas Cahill
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From the bestselling author of How the Irish Saved Civilization, a fascinating look at how medieval thinkers created the origins of modern intellectual movements. After the long period of decline known as the Dark Ages, medieval Europe experienced a... (read more)

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1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus
by Charles C. Mann
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Charles C. Mann has pulled off an impressive feat — a scholarly, thorough work of history that's almost compulsively readable. In 1491, he summarizes and examines the last thirty years of research into the pre-Columbian Americas, and comes to some... (read more)

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Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World
Cod: A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World
by Mark Kurlansky
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From the Bestselling Author of Salt and The Basque History of the World Cod, Mark Kurlansky’s third work of nonfiction and winner of the 1999 James Beard Award, is the biography of a single species of fish, but it may as well be a world history... (read more)

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History in Crisis?: Recent Directions in Historiography
History in Crisis?: Recent Directions in Historiography
by Norman J Wilson
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This book explores the possibilities remaining for historical study in the face of the current trends, including postcolonialism, postmodernism, and deconstruction, among others. The volume examines key topics such as what was history and what is... (read more)

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Justinian's Flea: The First Great Plague and the End of the Roman Empire
Justinian's Flea: The First Great Plague and the End of the Roman Empire
by William Rosen
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The epic story of the collision between one of nature?s smallest organisms and history?s mightiest empire During the golden age of the Roman Empire, Emperor Justinian reigned over a territory that stretched from Italy to North Africa. It was the zenith... (read more)

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Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century
Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century
by Barbara W Tuchman
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Barbara W. Tuchman (1912–1989) achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmermann Telegram and international fame with The Guns of August—a huge bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Her other works include Bible and Sword, The... (read more)

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Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture
by Ross King
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Of the many transformations that architecture has undergone throughout history, none is more important to the Renaissance than Filippo Brunelleschi's dome design for the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral in Florence. Few books have introduced Renaissance... (read more)

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In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made
In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made
by Norman Cantor
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The Black Death was the fourteenth century's equivalent of a nuclear war. It wiped out one-third of Europe's population, takingmillion lives. And yet, most of what we know about it is wrong. The details of the Plague etched in the minds of terrified... (read more)

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The History of the Peloponnesian War: Revised Edition (Penguin Classics)
The History of the Peloponnesian War: Revised Edition (Penguin Classics)
by Thucydides
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Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling the author's ambitious claim that the work "was done to last forever." The... (read more)

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The Crusades (Blackwell Essential Readings in History)
The Crusades (Blackwell Essential Readings in History)
by Thomas F Madden
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The twelve readings in this volume represent some of the best recent scholarship on the Crusades.... (read more)

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A Fiery Peace in a Cold War: Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon
A Fiery Peace in a Cold War: Bernard Schriever and the Ultimate Weapon
by Neil Sheehan
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From Neil Sheehan, author of the Pulitzer Prize—winning classic A Bright Shining Lie, comes this long-awaited, magnificent epic. Here is the never-before-told story of the nuclear arms race that changed history-and of the visionary American Air... (read more)

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The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy
The Dead Hand: The Untold Story of the Cold War Arms Race and Its Dangerous Legacy
by David E. Hoffman
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“A tour de force of investigative history.” —Steve Coll The Dead Hand is the suspense-filled story of the people who sought to brake the speeding locomotive of the arms race, then rushed to secure the nuclear and biological weapons left... (read more)

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The genius of Alexander the Great
The genius of Alexander the Great
by N G L Hammond
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"The Genius of Alexander the Great tells with pace and clarity of style a dynamic tale of a military and administrative genius". Philip A. Stadter, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill By the time of his death in 323 B.C., Alexander III of... (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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The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam
The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam
by Barbara W Tuchman
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Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Barbara W. Tuchman, author of the World War I masterpiece The Guns of August, grapples with her boldest subject: the pervasive presence, through the ages, of failure, mismanagement, and delusion in government.  ... (read more)

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