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    Brazil - The Troubled Rise of a Global Power

    Michael Reid
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    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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    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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    Fandom Unbound - Otaku Culture in a Connected...

    Okabe, B01 Daisuke
    (8292468)

    In recent years, otaku culture has emerged as one of Japan’s major cultural exports and as a genuinely transnational phenomenon. This timely volume investigates how this once marginalized popular culture has come to play a major role in Japan’s...

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    Hitler'apos;s Compromises - Coercion and...

    Stoltzfus, Nathan
    (9627056)

    History has focused on Hitler’s use of charisma and terror, asserting that the dictator made few concessions to maintain power. Nathan Stoltzfus, the award-winning author of Resistance of Heart: Intermarriage and the Rosenstrasse Protest in Germany,...

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    A Little History of Science

    Bynum, William
    (9776628)

    Science is fantastic. It tells us about the infinite reaches of space, the tiniest living organism, the human body, the history of Earth. People have always been doing science because they have always wanted to make sense of the world and harness its...

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    The Long Space Age - The Economic Origins of...

    MacDonald, Alexander
    (9774120)

    An economic historian argues that privately funded space exploration is not a new development, but a trend beginning with the astronomical observatories of the nineteenth century  Over the last half-century there has been a rapid expansion in...

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    The President and the Apprentice - Eisenhower...

    Gellman, Irwin F.
    (9774339)

    More than half a century after Eisenhower left office, the history of his presidency is so clouded by myth, partisanship, and outright fraud that most people have little understanding of how Ike'apos;s administration worked or what it accomplished....

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    Cool Cities - Urban Sovereignty and the Fix...

    Benjamin R., Barber
    (9779726)

    A pointed argument that cities-not nation-states-can and must take the lead in fighting climate change Climate change is the most urgent challenge we face in an interdependent world where independent nations have grown increasingly unable to...

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    Home Rule - Households, Manhood, and National...

    Honor Sachs
    (9776653)

    On America'apos;s western frontier, myths of prosperity concealed the brutal conditions endured by women, slaves, orphans, and the poor. As poverty and unrest took root in eighteenth-century Kentucky, western lawmakers championed ideas about...

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    Mary in Early Christian Faith and Devotion

    Shoemaker, Stephen J.
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    For the first time a noted historian of Christianity explores the full story of the emergence and development of the Marian cult in the early Christian centuries. The means by which Mary, mother of Jesus, came to prominence have long remained...

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    Robespierre: A Revolutionary Life

    McPhee, Peter; McPhee, Peter
    (8297448)

    For some historians and biographers, Maximilien Robespierre (1758–94) was a great revolutionary martyr who succeeded in leading the French Republic to safety in the face of overwhelming military odds. For many others, he was the first modern dictator...

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    Hamlet

    William Shakespeare
    (9472439)

    One of the most frequently read and performed of all stage works, Shakespeare’s Hamlet is unsurpassed in its complexity and richness. Now the first fully annotated version of Hamlet makes the play completely accessible to readers in the twenty-first...

  • 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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    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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    Cnut the Great

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    A seminal biography of the underappreciated eleventh-century Scandinavian warlord-turned-Anglo-Saxon monarch who united the English and Danish crowns to forge a North Sea empire Historian Timothy Bolton offers a fascinating reappraisal of one of the...

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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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    John Knox

    Dawson, Jane
    (9613746)

    Jane Dawson has written the definitive life of John Knox, a leader of the Protestant Reformation in sixteenth-century Scotland. Based in large part on previously unavailable sources, including the recently discovered papers of Knox'apos;s close...

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    Inglorious Revolution

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    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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    Occupation of Iraq - Winning the War, Losing...

    Allawi, Ali A.
    (2909701)

    Iraq's former Minister of Defense and Finance draws on his personal experience, extensive relationships with Iraqi political groups, and understanding of the history and society of his country to provide the clearest view of the U.S. invasion and how...

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    Losing Small Wars - British Military Failure...

    Ledwidge, Frank
    (3683517)

    Partly on the strength of their apparent success in insurgencies such as Malaya and Northern Ireland, the British armed forces have long been perceived as world class, if not world beating. However, their recent performance in Iraq and Afghanistan is...

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    Nikita Khrushchev

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    What was known about Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev during his career was strictly limited by the secretive Soviet government. Little more information was available after he was ousted and became a 'non-person' in the USSR in 1964. This...

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    Ancient Rome - From Romulus to Justinian

    Martin, Thomas R.
    (9450901)

    With commanding skill, Thomas R. Martin tells the remarkable and dramatic story of how a tiny, poor, and threatened settlement grew to become, during its height, the dominant power in the Mediterranean world for five hundred years. Encompassing the...

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    Contagion

    Harrison, Mark
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    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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    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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    The New Psychology of Love

    James L. Kastely
    (9754079)

    Love . . . What is it? Can we define it? What is its role in our lives? What causes love, and what dooms it? No single theory adequately answers all our questions about the nature of love, yet there are many theories that can contribute to our...

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Edward IV

    Ross, Charles
    (9472031)

    In his own time Edward IV was seen as an able and successful king who rescued England from the miseries of civil war and provided the country with firm, judicious, and popular government. The prejudices of later historians diminished this high...

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    The Jewel House - Elizabethan London and the...

    Harkness, Deborah E.
    (9701339)

    This book explores the streets, shops, back alleys, and gardens of Elizabethan London, where a boisterous and diverse group of men and women shared a keen interest in the study of nature. These assorted merchants, gardeners, barber-surgeons, midwives...

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    The Life of Louis XVI

    Hardman, John
    (9625075)

    Louis XVI of France, who was guillotined in 1793 during the Revolution and Reign of Terror, is commonly portrayed in fiction and film either as a weak and stupid despot in the thrall of his beautiful, shallow wife, Marie Antoinette, or as a cruel and...

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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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    Why Preservation Matters

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    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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    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 Responsive Self

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    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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    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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    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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