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The Alhambra : a series of tales and sketches of the Moors and Spaniards was published in May 1832,...

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History's Worst Plagues and the Heroes Who Fought Them

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A witty, irreverent tour of history's worst plagues—from the Antonine Plague, to leprosy, to...

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Burke supported the American revolution but fought against the French. With his major work...

Achille Mbembe is one of the most brilliant theorists of postcolonial studies writing today. In On...

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From the author of Lafayette in the Somewhat United States,  The Wordy Shipmates is New York...

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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous...

How to Lose a War

More Foolish Plans and Great Military Blunders

HarperCollins (2009)
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From the Crusades to the modern age of chemical warfare and smart bombs, history is littered with...

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This book collects F. W. Maitland's late, great essays on the historical origins of the state.

Slavery by Another Name

The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II

A Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the “Age of Neoslavery,” the American period following the...

In Living on the Edge in Leonardo's Florence, an internationally renowned master of the...