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Cartoon History of the Universe #1-7: Cartoon History of the Universe 1
Cartoon History of the Universe #1-7: Cartoon History of the Universe 1
by Larry Gonick
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Merchant, Soldier, Sage: A History of the World in Three Castes
Merchant, Soldier, Sage: A History of the World in Three Castes
by David Priestland
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A bold new interpretation of modern history as a struggle between three economic groups We are now living in an age of merchants, but it was not always so. The history of civilization, in large part, is a story of a battle between agrarian aristocracy... (read more)

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Near a Thousand Tables : a History of Food (02 Edition)
Near a Thousand Tables : a History of Food (02 Edition)
by Felipe Fernandez-armesto
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Critically acclaimed as a landmark in culinary writing, this savory and engrossing account by a "New York Times" Notable author leaves no placemat unturned as it chronicles the fascinating story of food across the centuries.... (read more)

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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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Ill Fares the Land
Ill Fares the Land
by Tony Judt
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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)

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Doubt : History : Great Doubsters and Their Legacy of Innovation From Socrates and Jesus To Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson (03 Edition)
Doubt : History : Great Doubsters and Their Legacy of Innovation From Socrates and Jesus To Thomas Jefferson and Emily Dickinson (03 Edition)
by Jennifer Hecht
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In the tradition of grand sweeping histories such as From Dawn To Decadence, The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, and A History of God, Hecht champions doubt and questioning as one of the great and noble, if unheralded, intellectual traditions that... (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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Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine
Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine
by Scott Korb
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What was it like to live in the time of Jesus? What did people eat? Whom did they marry? How did they keep themselves clean? What did their cities and towns look like? What did they believe? The answers, it turns out, are surprising. This simple question... (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 History of World Societies: Volume 1: To 1715
A History of World Societies: Volume 1: To 1715
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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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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Divine Fury: A History of Genius
Divine Fury: A History of Genius
by Darrin M Mcmahon
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Genius. With hints of madness and mystery, moral license and visionary force, the word suggests an almost otherworldly power: the power to create, to divine the secrets of the universe, even to destroy. Yet the notion of genius has been diluted in recent... (read more)

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Working IX to V: Orgy Planners, Funeral Clowns, and Other Prized Professions of the Ancient World
Working IX to V: Orgy Planners, Funeral Clowns, and Other Prized Professions of the Ancient World
by Vicki Leon
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Vicki Le?n, the popular author of the Uppity Women series (more than 335,000 in print), has turned her impressive writing and research skills to the entertaining and unusual array of the peculiar jobs, prized careers and passionate pursuits of ancient... (read more)

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A History of Private Life, Volume 1: From Pagan Rome to Byzantium
A History of Private Life, Volume 1: From Pagan Rome to Byzantium
by Paul Veyne
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First of the widely celebrated and sumptuously illustrated series, this book reveals in intimate detail what life was really like in the ancient world. Behind the vast panorama of the pagan Roman empire, the reader discovers the intimate daily lives of... (read more)

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History of the Ancient World (07 Edition)
History of the Ancient World (07 Edition)
by Susan Wise Bauer
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Spanning the earliest accounts to the fall of Rome, this work is the first volume in a bold new series that tells the stories of all peoples, connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China, while still giving weight... (read more)

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History of Women in the West Volume 1
History of Women in the West Volume 1
by Georges Duby
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Informed by the work of seventy-five distinguished historians, this five-volume series sets before us an engaging, panoramic chronicle that extends from antiquity to the present day. The inaugural volume brings women from the margins of ancient history... (read more)

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Brave Companions
Brave Companions
by David McCullough
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The bestselling author of Truman and John Adams, David McCullough has written profiles of exceptional men and women past and present who have not only shaped the course of history or changed how we see the world but whose stories express much that is... (read more)

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Cults, Territory, and the Origins of the Greek City-State
Cults, Territory, and the Origins of the Greek City-State
by Francoi De Polignac
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How did the classical Greek city come into being? What role did religion play in its formation? Athens, with its ancient citadel and central religious cult, has traditionally been the model for the emergence of the Greek city-state. But in this original... (read more)

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Furies: War in Europe, 1450 1700
Furies: War in Europe, 1450 1700
by Lauro Martines
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We think of the Renaissance as a shining era of human achievementa pinnacle of artistic genius and humanist brilliance, the time of Shakespeare, Michelangelo, and Montaigne. Yet it was also an age of constant, harrowing warfare. Armies, not philosophers,... (read more)

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Legends & Lies of World History
Legends & Lies of World History
by Richard Shenkman
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“Was there really a valiant little Dutch boy, a protesting Lady Godiva, a fiddling Nero, or a prudish Queen Victoria? No, says Shenkman ….No person, event, or thing is safe from Shenkmans corrections.” &#8212;Booklist Founder of... (read more)

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