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  • The Essential Homerby Homer; Sheila Murnaghan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2000; US$ 14.50

    Selections from both Iliad and Odyssey , made with an eye for those episodes that figure most prominently in the study of mythology. more...

  • The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Downby Anne Fadiman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1998; US$ 15.99

    Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced,... more...

  • Access to History for the IB Diploma: The Cold War and the Americas 1945-1981by Viv Sanders

    Hodder Education 2012; US$ 22.38

    This series has taken the clarity, accessibility, reliability and in-depth analysis of our best-selling Access to History series and tailor-made it for the History IB Diploma. more...

  • China in the 21st Centuryby Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    Jeffrey Wasserstrom offers a fully updated and revised edition of his popular introdution to China, providing cogent answers to the most urgent questions regarding modern China, and a framework for understanding its meteoric rise. more...

  • Sapiensby Yuval Noah Harari

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 19.99

    New York Times Bestseller From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity?s creation and evolution?a #1 international bestseller?that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be ?human.? One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species... more...

  • The Arab Uprisings Explainedby Marc Lynch

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Why did Tunisian protests following the self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi lead to a massive wave of uprisings across the entire Arab world? Who participated in those protests, and what did they hope to achieve? Why did some leaders fall in the face of popular mobilization while others found ways to survive? And what have been the lasting results... more...

  • Soldiers to Citizensby Suzanne Mettler

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.89

    Drawing on extensive interviews and surveys with hundreds of members of the "greatest generation," Suzanne Mettler finds that by treating veterans as first-class citizens and in granting advanced education, the G.I. Bill inspired them to become the active participants thanks to whom memberships in civic organizations soared and levels of political... more...

  • Medical Apartheidby Harriet A. Washington

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.95

    National Book Critics Circle Award Winner (Nonfiction) PEN/Oakland Award Winner BCALA Nonfiction Award Winner Gustavus Meyers Award Winner From the era of slavery to the present day, the first full history of black America?s shocking mistreatment as unwilling and unwitting experimental subjects at the hands of the medical establishment. Medical... more...

  • The Historiesby Herodotus; Robin Waterfield; Carolyn Dewald

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 6.99 US$ 6.01

    Herodotus is not only known as the `father of history', as Cicero called him, but also the father of ethnography; as well as charting the historical background to the Persian Wars, his curiosity also prompts frequent digression on the cultures of the peoples he introduces. While much of the information he gives has proved to be astonishingly accurate,... more...

  • The Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300?2050by MacGregor Knox; Williamson Murray

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80

    This book studies the changes that have marked war in the Western World since the thirteenth century. more...