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  • The Diana Chroniclesby Tina Brown

    Random House 2011; US$ 12.50

    Ten years after her death, Princess Diana remains a mystery. Was she "the people's princess," who electrified the world with her beauty and humanitarian missions? Or was she a manipulative, media-savvy neurotic who nearly brought down the monarchy? Tina Brown knew Diana personally, knows her world, understands its players, and has far-reaching... more...

  • Jonathan Edwardsby Philip F. Gura

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 15.99

    An important new biography of America's founding religious father. Jonathan Edwards was America's most influential evangelical, whose revivals of the 1730s became those against which all subsequent ones have been judged. The marvelous accomplishment of Philip Gura's Jonathan Edwards is to place the rich intellectual landscape of America's most... more...

  • The Great Cat Massacreby Robert Darnton

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 16.95

    When the apprentices of a Paris printing shop in the 1730s held a series of mock trials and then hanged all the cats they could lay their hands on, why did they find it so hilariously funny that they choked with laughter when they reenacted it in pantomime some twenty times? Why in the eighteenth-century version of Little Red Riding Hood did the... more...

  • Mao: The Unknown Storyby Jung Chang; Jon Halliday

    Random House 2012; US$ 18.07

    Jung Chang's Wild Swans was an extraordinary bestseller throughout the world, selling more than 10 million copies and reaching a wider readership than any other book about China. Now she and her husband Jon Halliday have written a groundbreaking biography of Mao Tse-tung. Based on a decade of research, and on interviews with many of... more...

  • On the War for Greek Freedomby Herodotus; Samuel Shirley; James Romm

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 9.95

    Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language, history, and culture, this new abridgment presents those selections that comprise Herodotus’ historical narrative. These are meticulously annotated, and supplemented with a chronology of the Archaic Age, Historical Epilogue, glossary of main characters and places, index... more...

  • Myne Owne Groundby T. H. Breen; Stephen Innes

    Oxford University Press, USA 2004; US$ 33.99

    Ever since its publication twenty-five years ago, "Myne Owne Ground" has challenged readers to rethink much of what is taken for granted about American race relations. During the earliest decades of Virginia history, some men and women who arrived in the New World as slaves achieved freedom and formed a stable community on the Eastern shore.... more...

  • The Confidence Trapby David Runciman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Why do democracies keep lurching from success to failure? The current financial crisis is just the latest example of how things continue to go wrong, just when it looked like they were going right. In this wide-ranging, original, and compelling book, David Runciman tells the story of modern democracy through the history of moments of crisis, from... more...

  • Richard III and The Princes In The Towerby Alison Weir

    Random House 2014; US$ 13.90

    Includes a new foreword by the author The story of the death, in sinister circumstances, of the boy-king Edward V and his younger brother Richard, Duke of York, is one of the most fascinating murder mysteries in English history. It is a tale with profound moral and social consequences, rich in drama, intrigue, treason, scandal and violence.... more...

  • Forbidden Oracles?by AnneMarie Luijendijk

    Mohr Siebeck 2014; US$ 72.62

    In this volume, AnneMarie Luijendijk analyzes a previously unknown text preserved in a fifth- or sixth-century Coptic miniature codex, entitled <i>The Gospel of the Lots of Mary</i> , and places it within the context of practices of and debates about divination in the ancient Mediterranean world. This is the first critical edition and... more...

  • An Independent Study Guide to Reading Greekby Joint Association of Classical Teachers

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 32.00

    Updated guide and answer-book for those using the second edition of Reading Greek. more...