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  • The Art of Commandby Harry S. Laver; Jeffrey J. Matthews

    The University Press of Kentucky 2008; US$ 21.95

    What essential leadership lessons do we learn by distilling the actions and ideas of great military commanders such as George Washington, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Colin Powell? The Art of Command illustrates that great leaders become great through a commitment not only to develop vital skills but also to surmount personal shortcomings. Harry S.... more...

  • I Wish I'd Been Thereby Byron Hollinshead

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    I Wish I?d Been There brings together twenty of our most distinguished historians? responses to the question ?What scene or incident in American history would you most liked to have witnessed?and why?? The answers illuminate crucial moments in our past and give readers a front-row seat at some of American history?s most dramatic events.The Salem... 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$ 18.00

    I The Craft In Search of History History began to exert its fascination upon me when I was about six, through the medium of the Twins series by Lucy Fitch Perkins. I became absorbed in the fortunes of the Dutch Twins; the Twins of the American Revolution, who daringly painted the name Modeerf, or ?freedom? spelled backward, on their row boat; and... 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...

  • Progressive Historiansby Richard Hofstadter

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    Richard Hofstadter, the distinguished historian and twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize, brilliantly assesses the ideas and contributions of the three major American interpretive historians of the twentieth century:  Frederick Jackson Turner, Charles A. Beard and V.L. Parrington. These men, whose views of history were shaped in large part by the political... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...