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The Cave and the Light
The Cave and the Light
Written by Arthur Herman
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ISBN: 9780553385663
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The Cave and the Light
Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization
Written by Arthur Herman


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
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Arthur Herman has now written the definitive sequel to his New York Times bestseller, How the Scots Invented the Modern World, and extends the themes of the book—which sold half a million copies worldwide—back to the ancient Greeks and forward to the age of the Internet. The Cave and the Light... Read more >
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The Cave and the Light
The Cave and the Light
Written by Arthur Herman
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The Cave and the Light
Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization
Written by Arthur Herman


Format: Hardcover, 704 pages
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $35.00

Arthur Herman has now written the definitive sequel to his New York Times bestseller, How the Scots Invented the Modern World, and extends the themes of the book—which sold half a million copies worldwide—back to the ancient Greeks and forward to the age of the Internet. The Cave and the Light... Read more >
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The Cave and the Light
The Cave and the Light
Written by Arthur Herman
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The Cave and the Light
Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization
Written by Arthur Herman


Format: eBook, 704 pages
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $13.99

Arthur Herman has now written the definitive sequel to his New York Times bestseller, How the Scots Invented the Modern World, and extends the themes of the book—which sold half a million copies worldwide—back to the ancient Greeks and forward to the age of the Internet. The Cave and the Light... Read more >
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On Paper
On Paper
Written by Nicholas A. Basbanes
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ISBN: 9780307266422
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The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History
Written by Nicholas A. Basbanes


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $35.00

A Best Book of the Year: Mother JonesBloomberg News, National PostKirkus Reviews 

A consideration of all things paper—its invention that revolutionized human civilization; its thousand-fold uses (and misuses), proliferation, and sweeping influence on society; its makers, shapers, collectors, and pulpers—written by the admired cultural historian and author of the trilogy on all things...

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On Paper
Written by Nicholas A. Basbanes
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The Everything of Its Two-Thousand-Year History
Written by Nicholas A. Basbanes


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $13.99

A Best Book of the Year: Mother JonesBloomberg News, National PostKirkus Reviews 

A consideration of all things paper—its invention that revolutionized human civilization; its thousand-fold uses (and misuses), proliferation, and sweeping influence on society; its makers, shapers, collectors, and pulpers—written by the admired cultural historian and author of the trilogy on all things...

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The Undivided Past
The Undivided Past
Written by David Cannadine
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307269072
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The Undivided Past
Humanity Beyond Our Differences
Written by David Cannadine


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $26.95

From one of our most acclaimed historians, a wise and provocative call to re-examine the way we look at the past: not merely as the story of incessant conflict between groups but also of human solidarity throughout the ages.

Investigating the six most salient categories of human identity, difference, and...

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The Undivided Past
The Undivided Past
Written by David Cannadine
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ISBN: 9780307957375
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The Undivided Past
Humanity Beyond Our Differences
Written by David Cannadine


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $12.99

From one of our most acclaimed historians, a wise and provocative call to re-examine the way we look at the past: not merely as the story of incessant conflict between groups but also of human solidarity throughout the ages.

Investigating the six most salient categories of human identity, difference, and...

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Lineages of the Absolutist State
Lineages of the Absolutist State
Written by Perry Anderson
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ISBN: 9781781680100
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Lineages of the Absolutist State

Written by Perry Anderson


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2013
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Forty years after its original publication, Lineages of the Absolutist State remains an exemplary achievement in comparative history. Picking up from where its companion volume, Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism, left off, Lineages traces the development of Absolutist states in the early modern period from their roots in European feudalism, and... Read more >
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Passages From Antiquity to Feudalism
Passages From Antiquity to Feudalism
Written by Perry Anderson
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ISBN: 9781781680087
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Passages From Antiquity to Feudalism

Written by Perry Anderson


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $24.95

Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism is a sustained exercise in historical sociology that shows how the slave-based societies of Ancient Greece and Rome eventually became the feudal societies of the Middle Ages. In the course of this study, Anderson vindicates and refines the explanatory power of historical materialism, while casting a... Read more >
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The Ascent of Humanity
The Ascent of Humanity
Written by Charles Eisenstein
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ISBN: 9781583946367
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The Ascent of Humanity
Civilization and the Human Sense of Self
Written by Charles Eisenstein


Format: Hardcover, 576 pages
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $29.95

Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self. In this limited hardcover edition of Eisenstein's landmark book, he argues that our disconnection from one another and the natural world has mislaid the foundations of science... Read more >
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The Ascent of Humanity
The Ascent of Humanity
Written by Charles Eisenstein
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The Ascent of Humanity
Civilization and the Human Sense of Self
Written by Charles Eisenstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $24.95

Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self. In this landmark book, Eisenstein explains how a disconnection from the natural world and one another is built into the foundations of civilization: into science, religion, money... Read more >
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The Ascent of Humanity
Civilization and the Human Sense of Self
Written by Charles Eisenstein


Format: eBook, 576 pages
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $19.95

Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self. In this limited hardcover edition of Eisenstein's landmark book, he argues that our disconnection from one another and the natural world has mislaid the foundations of science... Read more >
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The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
Written by Toby Wilkinson
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ISBN: 9780553384901
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The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

Written by Toby Wilkinson


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $20.00

“Magisterial . . . [A] rich portrait of ancient Egypt’s complex evolution over the course of three millenniums.”—Los Angeles Times
 
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
The Washington Post • Publishers Weekly
 
In this landmark volume, one of the world’s most renowned Egyptologists tells the... Read more >
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Spartan Warrior 735-331 BC

Written by Duncan Campbell
Illustrated by Steve Noon


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $14.95

Immortalized through their exploits at the battle of Thermopylae under the legendary Leonidas, as well as countless other victories throughout the classical period, the Spartans were some of the best trained, organized, most feared and lethal warriors of the ancient world. This small state, known to the Ancient Greeks as Lakedaimon... Read more >
Immortality
Immortality
Written by Stephen Cave
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ISBN: 9780307884916
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Immortality
The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization
Written by Stephen Cave


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $25.00

A fascinating work of popular philosophy and history that both enlightens and entertains, Stephen Cave’s Immortality investigates whether it just might be possible to live forever and whether we should want to.  But it also makes a powerful argument, which is that it’s our very preoccupation with defying mortality that drives... Read more >
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Immortality
Immortality
Written by Stephen Cave
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Immortality
The Quest to Live Forever and How It Drives Civilization
Written by Stephen Cave


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $12.99

A fascinating work of popular philosophy and history that both enlightens and entertains, Stephen Cave’s Immortality investigates whether it just might be possible to live forever and whether we should want to.  But it also makes a powerful argument, which is that it’s our very preoccupation with defying mortality that drives... Read more >
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Imagining Atlantis
Imagining Atlantis
Written by Richard Ellis
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ISBN: 9780307426321
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Imagining Atlantis

Written by Richard Ellis


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2012
Price: $9.99

Ever since Plato created the legend of the lost island of Atlantis, it has maintained a uniquely strong grip on the human imagination. For two and a half millennia, the story of the city and its catastrophic downfall has inspired people--from Francis Bacon to Jules Verne to Jacques Cousteau--to speculate on... Read more >
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At Home
At Home
Written by Bill Bryson
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ISBN: 9780767919395
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At Home
A Short History of Private Life
Written by Bill Bryson


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $15.95

With his signature wit, charm, and seemingly limitless knowledge, Bill Bryson takes us on a room-by-room tour through his own house, using each room as a jumping off point into the vast history of the domestic artifacts we take for granted. As he takes us through the history of our modern...

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The Great Work
The Great Work
Written by Thomas Berry
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ISBN: 9780307434197
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The Great Work
Our Way into the Future
Written by Thomas Berry


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 10, 2011
Price: $11.99

Thomas Berry is one of the most eminent cultural historians of our time. Here he presents the culmination of his ideas and urges us to move from being a disrupting force on the Earth to a benign presence. This transition is the Great Work -- the most necessary and most ennobling... Read more >
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The March of Folly
The March of Folly
Written by Barbara W. Tuchman
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ISBN: 9780307798565
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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
Price: $13.99

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
Price: $13.99

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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Practicing History
Practicing History
Written by Barbara W. Tuchman
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ISBN: 9780307798558
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Practicing History
Selected Essays
Written by Barbara W. Tuchman


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: July 13, 2011
Price: $13.99

Celebrated for bringing a personal touch to history in her Pulitzer Prize–winning epic The Guns of August and other classic books, Barbara W. Tuchman reflects on world events and the historian’s craft in these perceptive, essential essays.
 
From thoughtful pieces on the historian’s role to striking insights into America’s past... Read more >
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The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
Written by Toby Wilkinson
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ISBN: 9780679604297
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The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

Written by Toby Wilkinson


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 15, 2011
Price: $14.99

In this landmark work, one of the world’s most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its final absorption into the Roman Empire—three thousand years of wild drama, bold spectacle, and unforgettable characters.

Award-winning scholar Toby Wilkinson captures not only... Read more >
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The Medieval World
The Medieval World
Written by John M. Thompson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426205330
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The Medieval World
An Illustrated Atlas
Written by John M. Thompson


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $40.00

Sumptuously illustrating the vivid parade of a thousand years of history, this comprehensive historical atlas concentrates on the Mediterranean world but also shows what happened across the globe between A.D. 400 and 1500 —from the fall of Rome to the age of discovery. Every page glistens with period works of art... Read more >
Cleopatra
Cleopatra
Edited by Zahi Hawass, Contribution by Franck Goddio
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ISBN: 9781426205453
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Cleopatra
The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt
Edited by Zahi Hawass
Contribution by Franck Goddio


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $28.00

Beautiful, mysterious, and tragic, Cleopatra remains one of the most mesmerizing women of all time—and here is her story, based on the latest archaeological research. Secrets unfold in the official companion book to the new exhibition cosponsored by National Geographic, opening in Philadelphia in May 2010 and touring the United States... Read more >
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