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  • Doomed to Repeatby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.99

    ?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...

  • 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...

  • Essays in Ancient and Modern Historiographyby Arnaldo Momigliano; Anthony Grafton

    University of Chicago Press 2012; US$ 25.00

    Arnaldo Momigliano was one of the foremost classical historiographers of the twentieth century. This collection of twenty-one carefully selected essays is remarkable both in the depth of its scholarship and the breadth of its subjects. Moving with ease across the centuries, Momigliano supplements powerful readings of writers in the Greek, Jewish,... more...

  • George Cross Heroesby Michael Ashcroft

    Headline 2012; US$ 14.99

    This ebook edition contains the full text version as per the book. Doesn't include original photographic and illustrated material. In a broadcast to the nation in September 1940 King George VI announced the institution of the George Cross - a civilian equivalent of the Victoria Cross awarded to recognize the many acts of supreme gallantry being performed... more...

  • George Cross Heroesby Michael Ashcroft

    Headline 2012; Not Available

    This ebook edition contains the full text version as per the book. Doesn't include original photographic and illustrated material. In a broadcast to the nation in September 1940 King George VI announced the institution of the George Cross - a civilian equivalent of the Victoria Cross awarded to recognize the many acts of supreme gallantry being performed... 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...

  • A History of Food in 100 Recipesby William Sitwell

    Little, Brown and Company 2013; Not Available

    A riveting narrative history of food as seen through 100 recipes, from ancient Egyptian bread to modernist cuisine. We all love to eat, and most people have a favorite ingredient or dish. But how many of us know where our much-loved recipes come from, who invented them, and how they were originally cooked? In A HISTORY OF FOOD IN 100 RECIPES,... more...

  • Sorry!by Henry Hitchings

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 18.99

    A humorous and charming investigation into what it really means to have proper manners Most of us know a bit about what passes for good manners--holding doors open, sending thank-you notes, no elbows on the table--and we certainly know bad manners when we see them. But where has this patchwork of beliefs and behaviors come from? How did manners... more...

  • How to Lose a War at Seaby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    An engrossing compendium of high-seas military disasters From the days of the Spanish Armada to the modern age of aircraft carriers, battles have been bungled just as badly on water as they have been on land. Some blunders were the result of insufficient planning, overinflated egos, espionage, or miscalculations; others were caused by ideas that... more...