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  • The Origins of the Modern Worldby Robert B. Marks

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 27.00

    Now in a new edition, this clearly written and engrossing book presents a global and environmental narrative of the origins of the modern world since 1400. Robert Marks constructs a story in which Asia, Africa, and the New World play major roles and points to the resurgence of Asia and the vastly changed relationship of humans to the environment.... more...

  • The Trojan Warby Barry Strauss

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 15.99

    The Trojan War is the most famous conflict in history, the subject of Homer's Iliad , one of the cornerstones of Western literature. Although many readers know that this literary masterwork is based on actual events, there is disagreement about how much of Homer's tale is true. Drawing on recent archeological research, historian and classicist Barry... more...

  • Founding Brothersby Joseph J. Ellis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.95

    In this landmark work of history and winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Joseph J. Ellis explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals—Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison—confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation. The United States was more a fragile hope... more...

  • The Prague Spring and its Aftermathby Kieran Williams

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 37.00

    An analysis of the Prague Spring using sources which have become available since the 1989 revolution. more...

  • Ten Days that Shook the Worldby John Reed

    The Floating Press 1919; US$ 6.99 US$ 6.08

    Ten Days that Shook the World is a first-hand account of Russia's October Revolution of 1917. Written in 1919 by the American journalist and socialist John Reed, it follows many of the prominent Bolshevik leaders of this time. Reed died the year after his book was finished and was buried in Moscow's Kremlin Wall Necropolis - one of the few... more...

  • Heroes of Historyby Will Durant

    Simon & Schuster 2002; US$ 17.00

    In the tradition of his own bestselling masterpieces The Story of Civilization and The Lessons of History , Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Will Durant traces the lives and ideas of those who have helped to define civilization, from its dawn to the beginning of the modern world. Heroes of History is a book of life-enhancing wisdom and optimism,... more...

  • Kant's Idea for a Universal History with a Cosmopolitan Aimby Amélie Oksenberg Rorty; James Schmidt

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 37.00

    The essays in this volume discuss the questions at the core of Kant's pioneering work on the philosophy of history. more...

  • The Assassination Of Julius Caesarby Michael Parenti

    The New Press 2004; US$ 17.99

    Most historians, both ancient and modern, have viewed the Late Republic of Rome through the eyes of its rich nobility. In The Assassination of Julius Caesar , Michael Parenti presents us with a story of popular resistance against entrenched power and wealth. As he carefully weighs the evidence concerning the murder of Caesar, Parenti sketches in... more...

  • Britain, France and Germany and the Treaty of Versaillesby Nick Shepley

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 2.99

    A helpful GCSE and A Level Guide to one of 20th Century History's most pivotal events. This guide discusses in a clear and concise manner the objectives of the British, French and Germans at the Treaty of Versailles. A follow up volume: America, Japan and the Arabs at Versailles will be published soon. more...

  • Britain and the Vatican during the Second World Warby Owen Chadwick

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 37.00

    The book studies the use made by the British government of its envoy, immured inside the Vatican from 1940 to 1944, and what the envoy made of such opportunities during the Second World War to help the Allied cause. We see the Vatican, the Fascist Italy, from 'inside', and so gain a new and rare perspective into the predicament of the papacy. Owen... more...