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  • 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$ 18.00

    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...

  • Guilt About the Pastby Bernhard Schlink

    House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 15.95

    The six essays that make up this compelling book view the long shadow of past guilt both as a uniquely German experience and as a global one. Bernhard Schlink explores the phenomenon of guilt and how it attaches to a whole society, not just to individual perpetrators. He considers how to use the lesson of history to motivate individual moral behavior,... more...

  • We Were Thereby Robert Fox

    Overlook 2010; US$ 16.99

    Covering two world wars, revolutions, discoveries and the rise and fall of empires across the globe, We Were There reports on the defining moments of the last hundred years, from the turn of the last century through the Wall Street Crash and D-Day, to the Vietnam War, Tiananmen Square and 9/11. In a period of vast technological advancement that has... more...

  • Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of World Historyby Richard Shenkman

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    ?Was there really a valiant little Dutch boy, a protesting Lady Godiva, a fiddling Nero, or a prudish Queen Victoria? No, says Shenkman ?.No person, event, or thing is safe from Shenkman?s corrections.? ? Booklist Founder of George Mason University?s History News Network and bestselling author of Presidential Ambition and One Night Stands ... more...

  • How to Lose a Warby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    From the Crusades to the modern age of chemical warfare and smart bombs, history is littered with truly disastrous military campaigns. How to Lose a War chronicles some of the most remarkable strategic catastrophes and doomed military adventures of overreaching invaders and clueless defenders?whether the failure was a result of poor planning, miscalculations,... more...

  • Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of American Historyby Richard Shenkman

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    The truth and nothing but the truth?Richard Shenkman sheds light on America's most believed legends. The story of Columbus discovering the world was round was invented by Washington Irving. The pilgrims never lived in log cabins. In Concord, Massachusetts, a third of all babies born in the twenty years before the Revolution were conceived out of... more...

  • Doomed to Repeatby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    ?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...

  • Big Ideas in Briefby Ian Crofton

    Quercus 2013; US$ 8.99

    Ian Crofton, former editor-in-chief of The Guinness Encyclopedia, has written a wide range of other general reference books, including Philosophy (Teach Yourself Instant Reference) and Science Without the Boring Bits. With Big Ideas in Brief , Crofton provides an accessible tour of 200 key concepts that really matter. The ideas covered come from... more...

  • No Gods No Mastersby Daniel Guerin; Paul Sharkey

    AK Press 2005; US$ 18.95

    Guerin's classic anthology of anarchism translated and reprinted, available for the first time in a single volume. more...