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  • The Natural History of Religionby David Hume

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    Four Dissertations is a collection of four essays by the Scottish enlightenment philosopher David Hume, first published in 1757. The four essays are:The Natural History of Religion Of the Passions Of Tragedy Of the Standard of Taste — Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. more...

  • Works of Plutarchby Plutarch

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 5.99

    This collection was designed for optimal navigation on Kindle and other electronic devices. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked table of contents and footnotes. The collection is complimented by an author biography.This Collection Includes:Essays and Miscellanies The Lives of the noble Grecians and Romans, Volume I Translated... more...

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

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 33.95

    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...

  • Part of Our Timeby Murray Kempton; David Remnick

    New York Review Books 2012; US$ 18.95

    Through brilliant portraits of real persons who created the myths and realities of the 1930s, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Murray Kempton brings that turbulent decade to life. Himself a child of the time, Kempton examines with the insight and imagination of a novelist the men and women who embraced, grappled with, and in many cases were... more...

  • Doomed to Repeatby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 14.99

    ?Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it.? And so we have. Time and again, mankind has faced down problems, but have often failed to take the hard-earned knowledge into the next battle. Doomed to Repeat is a collection of essays, edited by Bill Fawcett, that illuminates some of the problems we've faced repeatedly throughout history,... more...

  • The Story of Americaby Jill Lepore

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 18.95

    In The Story of America , Harvard historian and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore investigates American origin stories--from John Smith's account of the founding of Jamestown in 1607 to Barack Obama's 2009 inaugural address--to show how American democracy is bound up with the history of print. Over the centuries, Americans have read and written... more...

  • The Moral Imaginationby Gertrude Himmelfarb

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 32.99

    The Moral Imagination describes how some of the most provocative thinkers of modern times, coming from different traditions, responding to different concerns, and writing in different genres, shared a moral passion that permeated their work. The second edition includes a revised introduction and three new essays on Adam Smith, Lord Acton, and... more...

  • The United States, Southeast Asia, and Historical Memoryby Mark Pavlick

    Haymarket Books 2016; US$ 22.00

    Exposes the horrifying criminality of US policy in Indochina was during the Vietnam war. more...

  • Jefferson on Freedomby Thomas Jefferson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    Thomas Jefferson is most famous for the writing of the Declaration of Independence, which espouses the general principles of freedom and democracies that Americans hold dear. Now, collected here for the first time, is this historical American document, as well as several of his other famous writings. Included in this book are excerpts from his only... more...

  • Dreaming Too Loudby Geoffrey Robertson

    Penguin Random House Australia 2013; US$ 13.99

    Christopher Hitchens described Geoffrey Robertson as 'the greatest living Australian' and the satirical magazine Private Eye calls him 'an Australian who has had a vowel transplant'. Just before he was to cross-examine Princess Diana, the London Times complained that he was 'anti-establishment, republican and Australian' - in ascending order of horror.... more...