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  • Dior - The Collections, 1947-2017

    Sabatini,Adélia
    (9751449)

    In spring 1947, Christian Dior presented the first collection of his newly founded eponymous fashion house. Soon dubbed the 'New Look,' it grabbed headlines all over the world and turned Dior into one of the most influential brands of all time. After...

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    Nudge

    Richard/Sunstein Cass Thaler
    (2909741)

    Every day we make decisions on topics ranging from the personal investments we select to the schools we pick for our children to the foods we eat to the causes we champion. Unfortunately, as authors Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein astutely...

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    Moshe Dayan - Israel'apos;s Controversial...

    Bar-On, Mordechai
    (9541905)

    Instantly recognizable with his iconic eye patch, Moshe Dayan (1915–1981) was one of Israel'apos;s most charismatic—and controversial—personalities. As a youth he earned the reputation of a fearless warrior, and in later years as a leading military...

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    The Hanging of Thomas Jeremiah - A Free Black...

    Harris, J. William
    (9925854)

    The tragic untold story of how a nation struggling for its freedom denied it to one of its own.In 1775, Thomas Jeremiah was one of fewer than five hundred 'quot;Free Negros'quot; in South Carolina and, with an estimated worth of £1,000 (about...

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    The Aeneid

    Vergil,
    (9925850)

    This extraordinary new translation of Vergil'apos;s Aeneid stands alone among modern translations for its accuracy and poetic appeal. Sarah Ruden, a lyric poet in her own right, renders the classic poem in the same number of lines as the original...

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    Sexual Personae

    Paglia,Camille
    (9844603)

    In this brilliantly original book, Camille Paglia identifies some of the major patterns that have endured in western culture from ancient Egypt and Greece to the present. According to Paglia, one source of continuity is paganism, which, undefeated by...

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    The Spirit of the Age - Victorian Essays

    Himmelfarb,Gertrude
    (9925853)

    None of the stereotypes of Victorian England-narrow-minded, inhibited, moralistic, complacent-prepares us for the vitality, variety, and above all extraordinary quality of intellectual life displayed in this volume of essays. Selected and annotated...

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    KGB File of Andrei Sakharov

    Gribanov, Alexander
    (2909590)

    Andrei Sakharov (1921- 1989), a brilliant physicist and the principal designer of the Soviet hydrogen bomb, later became a human rights activist and-- as a result-- a source of profound irritation to the Kremlin. This book publishes for the first...

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    Yale Book of Quotations

    Epstein,Joseph
    (2909716)

    This reader-friendly volume contains more than 12,000 famous quotations, arranged alphabetically by author. It is unique in its focus on American quotations and its inclusion of items not only from literary and historical sources but also from...

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    Edward III

    Ormrod, W Mark
    (8291988)

    Edward III (1312–1377) was the most successful European ruler of his age. Reigning for over fifty years, he achieved spectacular military triumphs and overcame grave threats to his authority, from parliamentary revolt to the Black Death. Revered by...

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    Epidemics and History

    Watts, Sheldon
    (9925945)

    This book is a major and wide-ranging study of the great epidemic scourges of humanity?plague, leprosy, smallpox, syphilis, cholera, and yellow fever/malaria?over the last six centuries. It is also much more. Sheldon Watts, a cultural and social...

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    The Future of Law and Economics - Essays in...

    Calabresi,Guido
    (9804111)

    In a concise, compelling argument, one of the founders and most influential advocates of the law and economics movement divides the subject into two separate areas, which he identifies with Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill. The first, Benthamite,...

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    Syria

    Lesch,David W.
    (9457737)

    When Syrian President Bashar al-Assad came to power upon his father'apos;s death in 2000, many in- and outside Syria held high hopes that the popular young doctor would bring long-awaited reform, that he would be a new kind of Middle East leader...

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    Passchendaele

    PRIOR ,ROBIN; Trevor Wilson
    (9844605)

    No conflict of the Great War excites stronger emotions than the war in Flanders in the autumn of 1917, and no name better encapsulates the horror and apparent futility of the Western Front than Passchendaele. By its end there had been 275,000 Allied...

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    Culture

    Eagleton, Terry
    (9582113)

    Culture is a defining aspect of what it means to be human. Defining culture and pinpointing its role in our lives is not, however, so straightforward. Terry Eagleton, one of our foremost literary and cultural critics, is uniquely poised to take on...

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    Contagion

    Harrison,Mark
    (9530996)

    Much as we take comfort in the belief that modern medicine and public health tactics can protect us from horrifying contagious diseases, such faith is dangerously unfounded. So demonstrates Mark Harrison in this pathbreaking investigation of the...

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    Inglorious Revolution

    William R. Summerhill
    (9518858)

    Nineteenth-century Brazil'apos;s constitutional monarchy credibly committed to repay sovereign debt, borrowing repeatedly in international and domestic capital markets without default. Yet it failed to lay the institutional foundations that private...

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    Brazil - The Troubled Rise of a Global Power

    Michael Reid
    (9698091)

    Experts believe that Brazil, the world'apos;s fifth largest country and its seventh largest economy, will be one of the most important global powers by the year 2030. Yet far more attention has been paid to the other rising behemoths Russia, India,...

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    Béla Bartók

    Cooper,David
    (9808113)

    'This deeply researched biography of Béla Bartók (1881-1945) provides a more comprehensive view of the innovative Hungarian musician than ever before. David Cooper traces Bartók's international career as an ardent ethno-musicologist and composer,...

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    Transient Apostle

    Timothy Luckritz Marquis
    (9854259)

    In a significant reevaluation of Paul'apos;s place in the early Christian story, Timothy Luckritz Marquis explores the theme of travel in the apostle'apos;s correspondence. He casts Paul'apos;s rhetorical strategies against the background of...

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    Medieval Europe

    Chris Wickham
    (9467396)

    A spirited and thought-provoking history of the vast changes that transformed Europe during the 1,000-year span of the Middle Ages The millennium between the breakup of the western Roman Empire and the Reformation was a long and hugely transformative...

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    American Lynching

    Ashraf H. A. Rushdy
    (9537666)

    After observing the varying reactions to the 1998 death of James Byrd Jr. in Texas, called a lynching by some, denied by others, Ashraf Rushdy determined that to comprehend this event he needed to understand the long history of lynching in the United...

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    Pagan Britain

    Hutton,Ronald
    (9598428)

    Britain's pagan past, with its mysterious monuments, atmospheric sites, enigmatic artifacts, bloodthirsty legends, and cryptic inscriptions, is both enthralling and perplexing to a resident of the twenty-first century. In this ambitious and...

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    The Somme

    Prior,Robin; Trevor Wilson
    (9532650)

    Published in a new edition on the centenary of the seismic battle, this book provides the definitive account of the Somme and assigns responsibility to military and political leaders for its catastrophic outcome.'quot;A magisterial piece of...

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    Aristocratic Vice

    Andrew,Donna T.
    (9671049)

    Aristocratic Vice examines the outrage against—and attempts to end—the four vices associated with the aristocracy in eighteenth-century England: duelling, suicide, adultery, and gambling. Each of the four, it was commonly believed, owed its origin to...

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    King Stephen

    King, Edmund
    (9553734)

    This compelling new biography provides the most authoritative picture yet of King Stephen, whose reign (1135–1154), with its “nineteen long winters” of civil war, made his name synonymous with failed leadership. After years of work on the sources,...

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    Beecher Sisters

    White,Barbara A.
    (2909486)

    The Beecher sisters--Catharine, Harriet, and Isabell A&M were three of the most prominent women in nineteenth-century America. Daughters of the famous evangelist Lyman Beecher, they could not follow their father and seven brothers into the ministry....

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    Last Rites

    Lukacs,John
    (9853373)

    Twenty years ago, John Lukacs paused to set down the history of his own thoughts and beliefs in Confessions of an Original Sinner, an adroit blend of autobiography and personal philosophy. Now, in Last Rites, he continues and expands his reflections,...

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    Victorian Bloomsbury

    Ashton, Rosemary
    (9507164)

    While Bloomsbury is now associated with Virginia Woolf and her early-twentieth-century circle of writers and artists, the neighborhood was originally the undisputed intellectual quarter of nineteenth-century London. Drawing on a wealth of untapped...

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    The Somme

    Prior,Robin; Trevor Wilson
    (9597985)

    In the long history of the British Army, the Battle of the Somme was its bloodiest encounter. Between July 1 and mid-November 1916, 432,000 of its soldiers became casualties--about 3,600 for every day of battle. German casualties were far fewer...

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    Red Millionaire

    McMeekin,Sean
    (2909624)

    Willy Munzenberg--an Old Bolshevik who was also a self-promoting tycoon--became one of the most influential Communist operatives in Europe between the World Wars. He created a variety of front groups that recruited well-known political and cultural...

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    Strange Bird - The Albatross Press and the...

    Michele K. Troy
    (9644588)

    The first book about the Albatross Press, a Penguin precursor that entered into an uneasy relationship with the Nazi regime to keep Anglo-American literature alive under fascism The Albatross Press was, from its beginnings in 1932, a 'quot;strange...

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    The Voting Wars

    Hasen, Richard L.
    (3995204)

    A Letter from Author Richard L. Hasen   In 2000, the U.S. presidential election went into overtime as just a few hundred votes, out of millions cast, separated Republican George W. Bush from Democrat Al Gore in the state of Florida, whose...

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    The Comanche Empire

    Pekka, Hamalainen (hamalainen),
    (2909743)

    In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, a Native American empire rose to dominate the fiercely contested lands of the American Southwest, the southern Great Plains, and northern Mexico. This powerful empire, built by the Comanche Indians,...

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    The Crusader States

    Barber,Malcolm
    (9459760)

    When the armies of the First Crusade wrested Jerusalem from control of the Fatimids of Egypt in 1099, they believed their victory was an evident sign of God'apos;s favor. It was, therefore, incumbent upon them to fulfill what they understood to be...

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    The Responsive Self

    Niditch,Susan
    (9516009)

    Works created in the period from the Babylonian conquest of Judea through the takeover and rule of Judea and Samaria by imperial Persia reveal a profound interest in the religious responses of individuals and an intimate engagement with the nature of...

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    Diary, 1901-1969

    Chukovsky, Kornei
    (2909713)

    A perceptive literary critic, a world-famous writer of witty and playful verses for children, a leading authority on children's linguistic creativity, and a highly skilled translator, Kornei Chukovsky was a complete man of letters. As benefactor to...

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    Hudson - A History

    Lewis, Tom
    (2909571)

    The Hudson River has always played a vital role in American culture, uniquely connecting America's past with its present and future. This book traces the course of the river through four centuries, inviting readers to view the river from a wider...

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    Mexico - Democracy Interrupted

    Jo Tuckman
    (9793859)

    In 2000, Mexico'apos;s long invincible Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) lost the presidential election to Vicente Fox of the National Action Party (PAN). The ensuing changeover—after 71 years of PRI dominance—was hailed as the beginning of a...

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    Why Preservation Matters

    Page,Max
    (9467990)

    Commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, a critique of the preservation movement-and a bold vision for its future Every day, millions of people enter old buildings, pass monuments, and gaze at landscapes...

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    Ambition, A History

    William Casey King
    (9679138)

    From rags to riches, log house to White House, enslaved to liberator, ghetto to CEO, ambition fuels the American Dream. Americans are driven by ambition. Yet at the time of the nation'apos;s founding, ambition was viewed as a dangerous vice,...

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    Israel - An Introduction

    Rubin,Barry
    (8294227)

    This comprehensive book provides a well-rounded introduction to Israel—a definitive account of the nation'apos;s past, its often controversial present, and much more. Written by a leading historian of the Middle East, Israel is organized around six...

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    The Watchful Clothier

    Matthew Kadane
    (9673514)

    A clothier and a deeply religious man, Joseph Ryder faithfully kept a diary from 1733 until his death, two and a half million words later, in 1768. Recently rediscovered and brilliantly interpreted by historian Matthew Kadane, Ryder’s diary provides...

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    Æthelred - The Unready

    Levi Roach
    (9463078)

    An imaginative reassessment of Æthelred "the Unready," one of medieval England’s most maligned kings and a major Anglo-Saxon figure The Anglo-Saxon king Æthelred "the Unready" (978–1016) has

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