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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Martin Luther - Visionary Reformer

    Hendrix,Scott H.
    (9522200)

    The sixteenth-century German friar whose public conflict with the medieval Roman Church triggered the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther was neither an unblemished saint nor a single-minded religious zealot according to this provocative new...

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    Literature of Ancient Egypt

    Tobin, Vincent A.
    (2909538)

    The latest edition of this highly praised anthology of ancient Egyptian literature offers fresh translations of all the texts as well as some twenty-five new entries, including writings from the late literature of the Demotic period at the end of...

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    Introduction to the Bible

    Christine Hayes
    (9450976)

    This book examines the small library of 24 books common to all Jewish and Christian Bibles—books that preserve the efforts of diverse writers over a span of many centuries to make sense of their personal experiences and those of their people,...

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    History in the Making

    Elliott, J. H.
    (9608219)

    From the vantage point of nearly sixty years devoted to research and the writing of history, J. H. Elliott steps back from his work to consider the progress of historical scholarship. From his own experiences as a historian of Spain, Europe, and the...

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    The Conversion of Scandinavia

    Winroth, Anders
    (3825514)

    In this book a MacArthur Award-winning scholar argues for a radically new interpretation of the conversion of Scandinavia from paganism to Christianity in the early Middle Ages. Overturning the received narrative of Europe'apos;s military and...

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    The End of Byzantium

    Harris,Jonathan
    (9637754)

    By 1400, the once-mighty Byzantine Empire stood on the verge of destruction. Most of its territories had been lost to the Ottoman Turks, and Constantinople was under close blockade. Against all odds, Byzantium lingered on for another fifty years...

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    Jefferson'apos;s Shadow

    Keith Stewart Thomson
    (9506847)

    In the voluminous literature on Thomas Jefferson, little has been written about his passionate interest in science. This new and original study of Jefferson presents him as a consummate intellectual whose view of science was central to both his...

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    Those Who Hold Bastogne

    Schrijvers, Peter
    (9619681)

    Hitler'apos;s last gamble, the Battle of the Bulge, was intended to push the Allied invaders of Normandy all the way back to the beaches. The plan nearly succeeded, and almost certainly would have, were it not for one small Belgian town and its...

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    The Limits of Détente

    Craig Daigle
    (9450940)

    In the first book-length analysis of the origins of the October 1973 Arab-Israeli War, Craig Daigle draws on documents only recently made available to show how the war resulted not only from tension and competing interest between Arabs and Israelis,...

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