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    Nudge

    Richard/Sunstein Cass Thaler
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    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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    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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    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...

  • 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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    Béla Bartók

    Cooper,David
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    '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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    Edward IV

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Culture

    Eagleton,Terry
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    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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    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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    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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    Ukraine'apos;s Orange Revolution

    Wilson,Andrew
    (9824157)

    The remarkable popular protest in Kiev and across Ukraine following the cooked presidential election of November 2004 has transformed the politics of eastern Europe. Andrew Wilson witnessed the events firsthand and here looks behind the headlines to...

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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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    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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    White Women, Black Men

    Hodes,Martha
    (9583200)

    This book is the first to explore the history of a powerful category of illicit sex in America’s past: liaisons between Southern white women and black men. Martha Hodes tells a series of stories about such liaisons in the years before the Civil War,...

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    Propaganda State in Crisis

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    The USSR is often regarded as the world'apos;s first propaganda state. Particularly under Stalin, politically charged rhetoric and imagery dominated the press, schools, and cultural forums from literature and cinema to the fine arts. Yet party...

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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 Great War for Peace

    Mulligan,William
    (9827925)

    “The war to end all wars” rings out a bitter mockery of the First World War, often viewed as the seminal catastrophe of the twentieth century, the crucible from which Soviet, Fascist, and Nazi dictatorships emerged. Today’s conventional wisdom is...

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    Baden-Powell - Founder of the Boy Scouts

    Jeal,Tim
    (9817372)

    R.S.S. Baden-Powell, who founded the Boy Scouts movement in 1908, was a British military hero during the Boer War and an author, actor, artist, spy, sportsman, and female impersonator. In this absorbing and humane account of Baden-Powell’s...

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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 Gateway Arch - A Biography

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    Rising to a triumphant height of 630 feet, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis is a revered monument to America’s western expansion. Envisioned in 1947 but not completed until the mid-1960s, the arch today attracts millions of tourists annually and is one...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    France, Story of a Childhood

    Zahia Rahmani
    (9846729)

    This moving tale of imprisonment and escape, persecution and loss, is narrated by the daughter of an alleged Harki, an Algerian soldier who fought for the French during the Algerian War for Independence. It was the fate of such men to be twice exiled...

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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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    Who Speaks for the Negro?

    Warren,Robert Penn
    (9837812)

    First published in 1965, this is a unique text in the history of the American Civil Rights Movement. Robert Penn Warren interviewed a wide range of African American leaders, activists, and artists across the country, among them Martin Luther King,...

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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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    A Little History of Religion

    Holloway,Richard
    (9844101)

    For curious readers young and old, a rich and colorful history of religion from humanity'apos;s earliest days to our own contentious times In an era of hardening religious attitudes and explosive religious violence, this book offers a welcome...

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    Queens and Mistresses of Renaissance France

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    This book tells the history of the French Renaissance through the lives of its most prominent queens and mistresses, beginning with Agnès Sorel, the first officially recognized royal mistress in 1444; including Anne of Brittany, Catherine de Medici,...

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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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    King's Dream

    Sundquist,Eric
    (2909755)

    In this new assessment of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “I have a dream” speech, Eric J. Sundquist explores the origins of the speech, its place in the long history of American debates about equality and race, and why it is now hailed as the most...

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    St Petersburg - Shadows of the Past

    Kelly,Catriona
    (9852450)

    Fragile, gritty, and vital to an extraordinary degree, St. Petersburg is one of the world'apos;s most alluring cities-a place in which the past is at once ubiquitous and inescapably controversial. Yet outsiders are far more familiar with the...

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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 Field of Cloth of Gold

    Richardson,Glenn
    (9791009)

    Glenn Richardson provides the first history in more than four decades of a major Tudor event: an extraordinary international gathering of Renaissance rulers unparalleled in its opulence, pageantry, controversy, and mystery.   Throughout most of...

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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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    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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    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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