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  • Utopia/Dystopiaby Michael D. Gordin; Helen Tilley; Gyan Prakash

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    The concepts of utopia and dystopia have received much historical attention. Utopias have traditionally signified the ideal future: large-scale social, political, ethical, and religious spaces that have yet to be realized. Utopia/Dystopia offers a fresh approach to these ideas. Rather than locate utopias in grandiose programs of future totality,... more...

  • Reflections on the Revolution in Franceby Edmund Burke

    Electric Book Company 1998; US$ 4.95

    Burke supported the American revolution but fought against the French. With his major work Reflections on the Revolution in France, written in 1790, he attacked the revolution and its rationalism and at the same time created a weapon for the counter revolution in England. Burke predicted with uncanny accuracy the Reign of Terror which lay ahead. more...

  • The Federalistby Alexander Hamilton; John Jay; James Madison; Robert Scigliano

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    The series of essays that comprise The Federalist constitutes one of the key texts of the American Revolution and the democratic system created in the wake of independence. Written in 1787 and 1788 by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay to promote the ratification of the proposed Constitution, these papers stand as perhaps the most eloquent... more...

  • Thinking Impossibilitiesby Robert S. Westman; David Biale

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; Not Available

    Richly interdisciplinary and full of fresh insights, Thinking Impossibilities is a fitting tribute to an important twentieth-century scholar. more...

  • The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Completeby Edward Gibbon

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    This edition also includes an illustrated history of BOTH the RISE AND FALL of the Roman Empire from its very beginning. HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE COMPLETE VOLUMES 1 - 6 (sometimes shortened to "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire") is a book of history written by the English historian Edward Gibbon, which traces the trajectory... more...

  • The Land of The Blessed Virginby W. Somerset Maugham

    Start Classics 2015; US$ 1.99

    William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) was an English playwright, novelist, and short story writer. He was one of the most popular authors of his era, and reputedly the highest paid of his profession during the 1930s. By 1914 he was famous, with 10 plays produced and 10 published novels. His masterpiece is generally agreed to be Of Human Bondage (1915),... more...

  • Get Well Soonby Jennifer Wright

    Henry Holt and Co. 2017; US$ 18.20

    A witty, irreverent tour of history's worst plagues?from the Antonine Plague, to leprosy, to polio?and a celebration of the heroes who fought them In 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn?t stop. She danced until she was carried away six days later, and soon thirty-four more villagers joined her. Then more. In a month... more...

  • I Wish I'd Been There (R)by Byron Hollinshead; Theodore K. Rabb

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95

    ?What is the scene or incident in European history that you would like to have witnessed-and why??   With lively and detailed accounts of some of the most dramatic events in history, some of our finest historical writers now turn their attention to Europe in this companion volume to I Wish I'd Been There: Twenty Historians Bring to Life the Dramatic... more...

  • Historical Mysteriesby Andrew Lang

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other... more...

  • Practicing Historyby Barbara W. Tuchman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.32

    Celebrated for bringing a personal touch to history in her Pulitzer Prize?winning epic The Guns of August and other classic books, Barbara W. Tuchman reflects on world events and the historian?s craft in these perceptive, essential essays.   From thoughtful pieces on the historian?s role to striking insights into America?s past and present... more...