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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

New York Times Bestseller A New York Times Notable Book Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the Wall Street Journal, the Economist,Foreign Affairs, and Kirkus Reviews Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award (Nonfiction) Shortlisted fo...

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A Little History of the World (Little Histories)

The international bestseller: E. H. Gombrich’s sweeping history of the world, for the curious of all ages   “All stories begin with ‘Once upon a time.’ And that’s just what this story is all about: what happened, once upon a time.” So begins A Little Hi...

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Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes

The Western narrative of world history largely omits a whole civilization. Destiny Disrupted tells the history of the world from the Islamic point of view, and restores the centrality of the Muslim perspective, ignored for a thousand years. In Destiny D...

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Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style

Tracing the evolution of fashion — from the early draped fabrics of ancient times to the catwalk couture of today — Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style is a stunningly illustrated guide to more than three thousand years of shifting tren...

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Plagues and Peoples

Upon its original publication, Plagues and Peoples was an immediate critical and popular success, offering a radically new interpretation of world history as seen through the extraordinary impact--political, demographic, ecological, and psychological--o...

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What Is History?

Who is to say how things really were? In formulating a modern answer to the question 'What is History?' Professor Carr shows that the 'facts' of history are simply those which historians have selected for scrutiny. Millions have crossed the Rubicon, but...

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Conquests and Cultures: An International History

This book is the culmination of 15 years of research and travels that have taken the author completely around the world twice, as well as on other travels in the Mediterranean, the Baltic, and around the Pacific rim. Its purpose has been to try to under...

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The Penguin History of New Zealand

This bestselling book, the triumphant fruit of careful research, wide reading and judicious assessment, is the unchallenged contemporary reference on the history of New Zealand.New Zealand was the last country in the world to be discovered and settled b...

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History: Why It Matters

We justify our actions in the present through our understanding of the past. But we live in a time when politicians lie brazenly about historical facts and meddle with the content of history books, while media differ wildly in their reporting of the sam...

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A History of Public Health

This paperback edition of George Rosen's classic account of the history of public health supplements the original text with Elizabeth Fee's introduction and Edward T. Morman's biographical essay and bibliography.

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Mechanization Takes Command: A Contribution to Anonymous History

First published in 1948, Mechanization Takes Command is an examination of mechanization and its effects on everyday life. A monumental figure in the field of architectural history, Sigfried Giedion traces the evolution and resulting philosophical implic...

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This Day in Automotive History

This book tells fascinating tales, bringing individual days to life with short stories, photographs and illustrations. From the first self-powered vehicles to modern advances in technology, many topics are covered surrounding the turbulent history of th...

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The Modern History of Lebanon

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The Lessons of History

A concise survey of the culture and civilization of mankind, The Lessons of History is the result of a lifetime of research from Pulitzer Prize–winning historians Will and Ariel Durant.With their accessible compendium of philosophy and social progress, ...

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Jerusalem: The Biography

“This is an essential book for those who wish to understand a city that remains a nexus of world affairs.” —Booklist (starred)Jerusalem is the epic history of three thousand years of faith, fanaticism, bloodshed, and coexistence, from King David to the ...

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The Arts: A Visual Encyclopedia

Open your eyes to the wonderful world of art inside this beautiful book. The entire history of the greatest works in painting, sculpture, and photography are included on this comprehensive and colourful tour through time.

From the first strokes of pain...

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Strategy: A History

Selected as a Financial Times Best Book of 2013In Strategy: A History, Sir Lawrence Freedman, one of the world's leading authorities on war and international politics, captures the vast history of strategic thinking, in a consistently engaging and insig...

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Music: The Definitive Visual History (Dk Smithsonian)

Humans have always made music and this authoritative and lavishly illustrated guide is your companion to its fascinating history across the globe. Music – that mysterious alchemy of harmonies, lyrics, and rhythm – is a constant in our lives. Discover ho...

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Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween

Trick or Treat provides a thorough history of this most misunderstood phenomenon. Offering a fascinating overview of how Halloween has spread around the globe, it asks how festivals as diverse as the Celtic Samhain, the British Guy Fawkes Day and the C...

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The History of Medicine: A Very Short Introduction

Against the backdrop of unprecedented concern for the future of health care, this Very Short Introduction surveys the history of medicine from classical times, through the scholastic medieval tradition and the Enlightenment to the present day. Taking a ...

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The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

More than ever before, the Renaissance stands out as one of the defining moments in world history. Between 1400 and 1600, European perceptions of society, culture, politics and even humanity itself emerged in ways that continue to affect not only Europe...

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In Defense of History

A master practitioner gives us an entertaining tour of the historian's workshop and a spirited defense of the search for historical truth. E. H. Carr's What Is History?, a classic introduction to the field, may now give way to a worthy successor. In his...

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Singapore A Pictorial History

Through the eyes of the nation. Over 1,200 rare, fascinating and beautiful images vividly bring Singapore?s history to life.

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Public History: A Textbook of Practice

Public History: A Textbook of Practice is a guide to the many challenges historians face while teaching, learning, and practicing public history. Historians can play a dynamic and essential role in contributing to public understanding of the past, and t...

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A History of Sub-Saharan Africa: Second Edition

The second edition of A History of Sub-Saharan Africa continues to provide an accessible introduction to the continent's history for students and general readers. The authors employ a thematic approach to their subject, focusing on how the environment h...

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History Year by Year: The History of the World, from the Stone Age to the Digital Age

Journey through a mammoth timeline, richly illustrated with over 1,500 photos, maps, and illustrations. Written in association with the esteemed Smithsonian Institution.A beautiful visual reference book with key events of world history, written in an el...

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History: From the Dawn of Civilization to the Present Day

Explore the fascinating story of the human race and more than 6 million years of global history in this dynamic visual encyclopedia of world events.Using a compelling narrative format, DK's History untangles the common threads and forces that have shape...

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A History of Western Philosophy

Hailed as “lucid and magisterial” by The Observer, this book is universally acclaimed as the outstanding one-volume work on the subject of Western philosophy.Considered to be one of the most important philosophical works of all time, the History of West...

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Europe: A History

Here is a masterpiece of historical narrative that stretches from the Ice Age to the Atomic Age, as it tells the story of Europe, East and West. Norman Davies captures it all--the rise and fall of Rome, the sweeping invasions of Alaric and Atilla, the N...

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Music

Produced in association with the Smithsonian and including images from The National Music Museum in South Dakota, Music: The Definitive Visual History guides readers through the progression of music since its prehistoric beginnings, discussing not just ...

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The Earth Shall Weep: A History of Native America

“A sweeping, well-written, long-view history” of Native American societies and “a sad epic of misunderstanding, mayhem, and massacre” (Kirkus Reviews).   In this groundbreaking, critically acclaimed historical account of the Native American peoples, Jam...

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History of the World in 1000 Objects

Discover how humans created their world from the objects they left behind - from the US Constitution to the first iPhone - in DK's latest history book.From the beginning of human history, the one thing that has defined us is our talent for making things...

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Walls: A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick

"A lively popular history of an oft-overlooked element in the development of human society" (Library Journal)--walls--and a haunting and eye-opening saga that reveals a startling link between what we build and how we live.For thousands of years, people ...

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The History of Nigeria (The Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations)

This succinct, authoritative, and engagingly written history of Nigeria from its earliest beginnings through 1998 provides an excellent introduction to the country's history. Constructed around the two interrelated themes of politics and the economy, it...

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A History of Islamic Societies

Long considered a classic, A History of Islamic Societies is now that much more useful a reference for general readers and scholars alike. Widely praised for its balanced and comprehensive account, Ira Lapidus' work has been fully revised in its coverag...

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Generic

Generic drugs are now familiar objects in clinics, drugstores, and households around the world. We like to think of these tablets, capsules, patches, and ointments as interchangeable with their brand-name counterparts: why pay more for the same? And yet...

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Hidden History of the New Hampshire Seacoast

The New Hampshire Seacoast has a wealth of overlooked history - some remnants are hidden in plain sight, while others are just plain hidden.Meet the minister and early religious founder who was involved in an armed confrontation in Dover with another pr...

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A History of the World in 6 Glasses

The New York Times Bestseller“There aren’t many books this entertaining that also provide a cogent crash course in ancient, classical and modern history.” ―Los Angeles Times Beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and Coca-Cola: In Tom Standage’s deft, innova...

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Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years

The New York Times bestseller and definitive history of Christianity for our time—from the award-winning author of The Reformation and SilenceA product of electrifying scholarship conveyed with commanding skill, Diarmaid MacCulloch's Christianity goes b...

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The English and Their History

A New York Times 2016 Notable BookRobert Tombs’s momentous The English and Their History is both a startlingly fresh and a uniquely inclusive account of the people who have a claim to be the oldest nation in the world. The English first came into existe...

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China: A History

An authoritative account of five thousand years of Chinese history Many nations define themselves in terms of territory or people; China defines itself in terms of history. Taking into account the country's unrivaled, voluminous tradition of history wri...

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Medicine: The Definitive Illustrated History

Medicine tells the fascinating story of the discipline, from ancient times to the present day, charting developments in healing, diagnosis, surgery, and drugs in a vividly visual and accessible format.Follow the gory pitfalls and the miraculous breakthr...

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National Geographic Visual History of the World

The world history book to define all others, this visual encyclopedia of world events is a classic in the making-and a favorite of history buffs everywhere. No other volume offers such a comprehensive and richly illustrated chronicle, from the construct...

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History Begins at Sumer: Thirty-Nine Firsts in Recorded History

Which civilization had the first system of law? The first formal educational system? The first tax cut? The first love song? The answers were found in excavations of ancient Sumer, a society so developed, resourceful, and enterprising that it, in a sens...

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History of Madness

When it was first published in France in 1961 as Folie et Déraison: Histoire de la Folie à l'âge Classique, few had heard of a thirty-four year old philosopher by the name of Michel Foucault. By the time an abridged English edition was published in 1967...

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A History of Ethiopia Updated Edition

In this eminently readable, concise history of Ethiopia, Harold Marcus surveys the evolution of the oldest African nation from prehistory to the present. For the updated edition, Marcus has written a new preface, two new chapters, and an epilogue, detai...

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The World: A History, Vol. 2, 2nd Edition

The World interweaves two stories—of our interactions with nature and with each other. The environment-centered story is about humans distancing themselves from the rest of nature and searching for a relationship that strikes a balance between constru...

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Frameworks of World History: Networks, Hierarchies, Culture, Volume Two: Since 1350

Frameworks of World History is a groundbreaking text that uses a clear and consistent analytical approach to studying world history. Author Stephen Morillo--an award-winning teacher with more than twenty-five years of experience teaching World History--...

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An Environmental History of the Willamette Valley (Natural History)

Western Oregon's Willamette Basin, once a vast wilderness, became a thriving community almost overnight. When Oregon territory was opened for homesteading in the early 1800s, most of the intrepid pioneers settled in the valley, spurring rapid changes in...

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