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  • Facts are Subversiveby Timothy Garton Ash

    Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 8.49

    For more than thirty years, Timothy Garton Ash has traveled among truth tellers and political charlatans to record, with scalpel-sharp precision, what he has found. Facts are Subversive, which collects his writings since the millennium, addresses some of the crucial questions of our time: what happens to people who have endured long dictatorships... more...

  • Thinking Impossibilitiesby Robert S. Westman; David Biale

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2008; Not Available

    Richly interdisciplinary and full of fresh insights, Thinking Impossibilities is a fitting tribute to an important twentieth-century scholar. more...

  • The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Completeby Edward Gibbon

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    This edition also includes an illustrated history of BOTH the RISE AND FALL of the Roman Empire from its very beginning. HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE COMPLETE VOLUMES 1 - 6 (sometimes shortened to "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire") is a book of history written by the English historian Edward Gibbon, which traces the trajectory... more...

  • The Land of The Blessed Virginby W. Somerset Maugham

    Start Classics 2015; US$ 1.99

    William Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) was an English playwright, novelist, and short story writer. He was one of the most popular authors of his era, and reputedly the highest paid of his profession during the 1930s. By 1914 he was famous, with 10 plays produced and 10 published novels. His masterpiece is generally agreed to be Of Human Bondage (1915),... more...

  • Get Well Soonby Jennifer Wright

    Henry Holt and Co. 2017; US$ 18.20

    A witty, irreverent tour of history's worst plagues—from the Antonine Plague, to leprosy, to polio—and a celebration of the heroes who fought them In 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn’t stop. She danced until she was carried away six days later, and soon thirty-four more villagers joined her. Then more. In a month... more...

  • The Pirate Queenby Barbara Sjoholm

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    The Pirate Queen begins in Ireland with the infamous Grace O’Malley, a ruthless pirate and scourge to the most powerful fleets of sixteenth-century Europe. This Irish clan chieftain, sea captain, and pirate queen was a contemporary of Elizabeth I, a figure whose life is the stuff of myth. Regularly raiding English ships caught off Ireland’s west coast,... more...

  • I Wish I'd Been There (R)by Byron Hollinshead; Theodore K. Rabb

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.95

    “What is the scene or incident in European history that you would like to have witnessed-and why?”   With lively and detailed accounts of some of the most dramatic events in history, some of our finest historical writers now turn their attention to Europe in this companion volume to I Wish I'd Been There: Twenty Historians Bring to Life the Dramatic... 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$ 16.32

    Celebrated for bringing a personal touch to history in her Pulitzer Prize–winning epic The Guns of August and other classic books, Barbara W. Tuchman reflects on world events and the historian’s craft in these perceptive, essential essays.   From thoughtful pieces on the historian’s role to striking insights into America’s past and present... more...

  • No Gods No Mastersby Daniel Guerin; Paul Sharkey

    AK Press 2005; US$ 24.99

    Guerin's classic anthology of anarchism translated and reprinted, available for the first time in a single volume. more...