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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95
Imperialism and Biblical Prophecy is a radically new interpretation of prophetic poetry. Using more than thirty new translations from the Hebrew Bible, it shows that this poetry is inseparable from imperialism, that each of the three major waves of biblical prophecy which have survived in the Old Testament occurred in response to simultaneous waves... more...
- Orion 2010; US$ 10.99
The year is 2033. The world has been reduced to rubble. Humanity is nearly extinct. The half-destroyed cities have become uninhabitable through radiation. Beyond their boundaries, they say, lie endless burned-out deserts and the remains of splintered forests. Survivors still remember the past greatness of humankind. But the last remains of civilisation... more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
The rise and fall of the Roman Republic occupies a special place in the history of Western civilization. From humble beginnings on the seven hills beside the Tiber, the city of Rome grew to dominate the ancient Mediterranean. Led by her senatorial aristocracy, Republican armies defeated Carthage and the successor kingdoms of Alexander the Great, and... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 28.95
From New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of The Nine and The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson , the definitive account of the kidnapping and trial that defined an insane era in American history On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress to the Hearst family fortune, was kidnapped by a ragtag... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 7.99
The bounteous pleasures of married life have been endured by stoical, ingenious men and women for millennia. 'How to be Happy Though Married' is a compendium of their hard-won wisdom, offering advice for any conceivable conjugal conundrum, from the potential of a wife to wander (you might consider stealing her shoes, a la the Ancient Greeks) to the... more...
- HarperCollins 2016; US$ 20.99
Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens , returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity?s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods. Over the past century humankind has managed to do the impossible and... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.00
In her groundbreaking history of 175 years of American education, Dana Goldstein finds answers in the past to the controversies that plague our public schools today. Teaching is a wildly contentious profession in America, one attacked and admired in equal measure. In The Teacher Wars , a rich, lively, and unprecedented history of public school... more...
- Beacon Press 2014; US$ 27.95
2015 Recipient of the American Book Award The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million Native people who once inhabited this land.... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 32.99
"An excellent book . . . D'Este's masterly account comes into its own." ? The Washington Post Book World Born into hardscrabble poverty in rural Kansas, the son of stern pacifists, Dwight David Eisenhower graduated from high school more likely to teach history than to make it. Casting new light on this profound evolution, Eisenhower chronicles... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2004; US$ 18.95
This volume is designed as a companion to the standard undergraduate mythology textbooks or, when assigned alongside the central Greek and Roman works, as a source-based alternative to those textbooks. In addition to the complete texts of the Homeric Hymns and Hesiod's Theogony , this collection provides generous selections from over 50 texts... more...