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The March of Folly
The March of Folly
Written by Barbara W. Tuchman
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The March of Folly
From Troy to Vietnam
Written by Barbara W. Tuchman


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: July 20, 2011
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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.
 
Drawing on a comprehensive array of examples, from Montezuma’s senseless surrender of his empire... Read more >
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Bible and Sword
Bible and Sword
Written by Barbara W. Tuchman
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ISBN: 9780307797995
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Bible and Sword
England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to Balfour
Written by Barbara W. Tuchman


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: July 13, 2011
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From Barbara W. Tuchman, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Guns of August, comes history through a wide-angle lens: a fascinating chronicle of Britain’s long relationship with Palestine and the Middle East, from the ancient world to the twentieth century.
 
Historically, the British were drawn to the Holy Land for two major... Read more >
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Absolute Monarchs
Absolute Monarchs
Written by John Julius Norwich
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ISBN: 9780679604990
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Absolute Monarchs
A History of the Papacy
Written by John Julius Norwich


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: July 12, 2011
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In a chronicle that captures nearly two thousand years of inspiration and intrigue, John Julius Norwich recounts in riveting detail the histories of the most significant popes and what they meant politically, culturally, and socially to Rome and to the world. Norwich presents such popes as... Read more >
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The Shield of Achilles
The Shield of Achilles
Written by Philip Bobbitt
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ISBN: 9780307796905
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The Shield of Achilles
War, Peace, and the Course of History
Written by Philip Bobbitt


Format: eBook, 960 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2011
Price: $15.99

"We are at a moment in world affairs when the essential ideas that govern statecraft must change. For five centuries it has taken the resources of a state to destroy another state . . . This is no longer true, owing to advances in international telecommunications, rapid computation, and weapons of... Read more >
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Render Unto Rome
Render Unto Rome
Written by Jason Berry
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ISBN: 9780385531320
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Render Unto Rome
The Secret Life of Money in the Catholic Church
Written by Jason Berry


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
On Sale: June 7, 2011
Price: $25.00

AN INVESTIGATION OF EPIC FINANCIAL INTRIGUE, RENDER UNTO ROME EXPOSES THE SECRECY AND DECEIT THAT RUN COUNTER TO THE VALUES OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.

The Sunday collection in every Catholic church throughout the world is as familiar a part of the Mass as the homily and even Communion. There is no doubt... Read more >
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Render Unto Rome
Render Unto Rome
Written by Jason Berry
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Render Unto Rome
The Secret Life of Money in the Catholic Church
Written by Jason Berry


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On Sale: June 7, 2011
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AN INVESTIGATION OF EPIC FINANCIAL INTRIGUE, RENDER UNTO ROME EXPOSES THE SECRECY AND DECEIT THAT RUN COUNTER TO THE VALUES OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.

The Sunday collection in every Catholic church throughout the world is as familiar a part of the Mass as the homily and even Communion. There is no doubt... Read more >
Render Unto Rome
Render Unto Rome
Written by Jason Berry, Read by Jason Berry
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Render Unto Rome
The Secret Life of Money in the Catholic Church
Written by Jason Berry
Read by Jason Berry


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On Sale: June 7, 2011
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AN INVESTIGATION OF EPIC FINANCIAL INTRIGUE, RENDER UNTO ROME EXPOSES THE SECRECY AND DECEIT THAT RUN COUNTER TO THE VALUES OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.

The Sunday collection in every Catholic church throughout the world is as familiar a part of the Mass as the homily and even Communion. There is no doubt... Read more >
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A History of Gold and Money
A History of Gold and Money
Written by Pierre Vilar, Translated by Judith White
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ISBN: 9781844674770
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A History of Gold and Money
1450-1920
Written by Pierre Vilar
Translated by Judith White


Format: Trade Paperback, 360 pages
On Sale: April 18, 2011
Price: $24.95

For much of human history, the motive force behind war, conquest, social conflict and world exploration has been the drive to acquire gold. From the ancient world of Croesus to the wealthy dynasties of Renaissance Italy, from the earliest European explorations into Africa, America, and Asia to the gold rushes of... Read more >
The Meaning of the Second World War
The Meaning of the Second World War
Written by Ernest Mandel
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ISBN: 9781844674794
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The Meaning of the Second World War

Written by Ernest Mandel


Format: Trade Paperback, 212 pages
On Sale: April 18, 2011
Price: $24.95

The very scale of the 1939–45 war has often tempted historians to study particular campaigns at the expense of the wider panorama. In this readable and richly detailed history of the conflict, the Belgian scholar Ernest Mandel (author of the acclaimed Late Capitalism) outlines his view that the war was in... Read more >
The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery
The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery
Written by Robin Blackburn
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ISBN: 9781844674756
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The Overthrow of Colonial Slavery
1776-1848
Written by Robin Blackburn


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
On Sale: April 18, 2011
Price: $29.95

In 1770 a handful of European nations ruled the Americas, drawing from them a stream of products, both everyday and exotic. Some two and a half million black slaves, imprisoned in plantation colonies, toiled to produce the sugar, coffee, cotton, ginger and indigo craved by Europeans. By 1848 the major systems... Read more >
War and Our World
War and Our World
Written by John Keegan
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ISBN: 9780307779991
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War and Our World

Written by John Keegan


Format: eBook, 112 pages
On Sale: February 2, 2011
Price: $7.99

John Keegan, widely considered the greatest military historian of our time and the author of acclaimed volumes on ancient and modern warfare--including, most recently, The First World War, a national bestseller--distills what he knows about the why’s and how’s of armed conflict into a series of brilliantly concise essays.

Is war a... Read more >
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A Short History of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Edition
A Short History of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Edition
Written by Bill Bryson
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ISBN: 9780307885166
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A Short History of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Edition

Written by Bill Bryson


Format: eBook, 624 pages
On Sale: November 30, 2010
Price: $12.99

One of the world’s most beloved writers and bestselling author of One Summer takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.

In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trailwell, most of it. In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the...

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The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers
The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers
Written by Paul Kennedy
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ISBN: 9780307773562
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The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers

Written by Paul Kennedy


Format: eBook, 704 pages
On Sale: October 27, 2010
Price: $15.99

About national and international power in the "modern" or Post Renaissance period. Explains how the various powers have risen and fallen over the 5 centuries since the formation of the "new monarchies" in W. Europe.


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Eyewitness to History
Eyewitness to History
Edited by Patricia Daniels, Foreword by James Reston, Jr.
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ISBN: 9781426206528
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Eyewitness to History
From Ancient Times to the Modern Era
Edited by Patricia Daniels
Foreword by James Reston, Jr.


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $35.00

History comes alive in this engaging and lavishly illustrated chronicle, which spans world events and people from ancient times to the 21st century. The voices of the great and humble speak to us through songs, documents, edicts, poetry, letters, menus, and even graffiti, revealing each era's conflicts, daily life, arts, science... Read more >
A Short History of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Edition
A Short History of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Edition
Written by Bill Bryson
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A Short History of Nearly Everything: Special Illustrated Edition

Written by Bill Bryson


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $28.00

This new edition of the acclaimed bestseller is lavishly illustrated to convey, in pictures as in words, Bill Bryson’s exciting, informative journey into the world of science.

In A Short History of Nearly Everything, the bestselling author of One Summer, confronts his greatest challenge yet: to understand—and, if possible, answer—the oldest, biggest questions we... Read more >
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The White and the Gold
The White and the Gold
Written by Thomas B. Costain, Read by Richard Matthews
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ISBN: 9781415911143
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The White and the Gold

Written by Thomas B. Costain
Read by Richard Matthews


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On Sale: August 24, 2010
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This is the fascinating story of the French regime in Canada. Few periods in the history of North America can equal it for romance and color, drama and suspense, great human courage and far-seeing aspiration. Costain, who writes history in the terms of the people who lived it, wrote of this... Read more >
The Coming of the Book
The Coming of the Book
Written by Lucien Febvre and Henri-Jean Martin
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ISBN: 9781844676330
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The Coming of the Book
The Impact of Printing, 1450-1800
Written by Lucien Febvre and Henri-Jean Martin


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: August 2, 2010
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The emergence of the book was not merely an event of world historical importance, but the dawn of modernity. In this much praised work, Lucien Febvre and Henri-Jean Martin mesh together economic and technological history, sociology and anthropology, with the study of consciousness itself to root the development of printing in... Read more >
The Making of New World Slavery
The Making of New World Slavery
Written by Robin Blackburn
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The Making of New World Slavery
From the Baroque to the Modern, 1492-1800
Written by Robin Blackburn


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
On Sale: August 2, 2010
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The Making of New World Slavery argues that independent commerce, geared to burgeoning consumer markets, was the driving force behind the rise of plantation slavery. The baroque state sought—successfully—to feed upon this commerce and—with markedly less success—to regulate slavery and racial relations. To illustrate this thesis, Blackburn examines the deployment of... Read more >
The Persistence of the Old Regime
The Persistence of the Old Regime
Written by Arno J. Mayer
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ISBN: 9781844676354
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The Persistence of the Old Regime
Europe to the Great War
Written by Arno J. Mayer


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: August 2, 2010
Price: $26.95

In this classic work which analyzes the context in which thirty years of war and revolution wracked the European continent, the great historian Arno Mayer emphasizes the backwardness of the European economies and their political subjugation by aristocratic elites and their allies. Mayer turns upside down the vision of societies marked... Read more >
King Leopold's Ghost
King Leopold's Ghost
Written by Adam Hochschild, Read by Geoffrey Howard
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ISBN: 9780307877628
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King Leopold's Ghost

Written by Adam Hochschild
Read by Geoffrey Howard


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On Sale: July 13, 2010
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In the late 1890s, Edmund Dene Morel, a young British shipping company agent, noticed something strange about the cargoes of his company’s ships as they arrived from and departed for the Congo, Leopold II’s vast new African colony. Incoming ships were crammed with valuable ivory and rubber. Outbound ships carried little... Read more >
Mysteries of the Middle Ages
Mysteries of the Middle Ages
Written by Thomas Cahill
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ISBN: 9780307755148
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Mysteries of the Middle Ages
And the Beginning of the Modern World
Written by Thomas Cahill


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: April 28, 2010
Price: $16.99

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 rebirth of scholarship, art, literature, philosophy, and science and began to develop a...

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Heroes
Heroes
Written by Lucy Hughes-Hallett
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ISBN: 9780307485908
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Heroes
A History of Hero Worship
Written by Lucy Hughes-Hallett


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: March 24, 2010
Price: $13.99

Beginning beneath the walls of Troy and culminating in 1930s Europe, a magisterial exploration of the nature of heroism in Western civilization.

In this riveting and insightful cultural history, Lucy Hughes-Hallett brings to life eight exceptional men from history and myth to explore our timeless need for heroes. As she re-creates these... Read more >
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The Other
The Other
Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski, Translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones, Introduction by Neal Ascherson
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ISBN: 9781844674169
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The Other

Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski
Translated by Antonia Lloyd-Jones
Introduction by Neal Ascherson


Format: Trade Paperback, 104 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2009
Price: $13.95

Ryszard Kapuscinski witnessed and reported on major wars, coups and revolutions as they happened throughout the developing world and global South. In this distillation of his reflections on a lifetime of travel, he takes a fresh look at the Western idea of the Other: the non-European or non-American. Looking at this... Read more >
Seafaring Women
Seafaring Women
Written by David Cordingly
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ISBN: 9780307490599
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Seafaring Women
Adventures of Pirate Queens, Female Stowaways, and Sailors' Wives
Written by David Cordingly


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2009
Price: $12.99

For centuries, the sea has been regarded as a male domain, but in this illuminating historical narrative, maritime scholar David Cordingly shows that an astonishing number of women went to sea in the great age of sail. Some traveled as the wives or mistresses of captains; others were smuggled aboard by... Read more >
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Freedom In My Heart
Freedom In My Heart
Edited by Cynthia Jacobs Carter, Contribution by Bill Cosby, Epilogue by John Hope Franklin, Foreword by L. Douglas Wilder
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426201271
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Freedom In My Heart
Voices From The United States National Slavery Museum
Edited by Cynthia Jacobs Carter
Contribution by Bill Cosby
Epilogue by John Hope Franklin
Foreword by L. Douglas Wilder


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2009
Price: $35.00

Unlike any other book on the market today, this richly illustrated companion volume uses the remarkable artifacts, images, and documents of the United States National Slavery Museum to trace the entire history of slavery in North America, from the societies of ancient Africa to the repercussions still faced by Americans today—and... Read more >
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