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  • 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...

  • From the Athenian Tetradrachm to the Euroby Gérassimos Notaras

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    With the introduction of the euro much recent attention has been focused on the role of currencies and their national and international significance. Whilst much has been made of the euro's achievements in harmonising Europe's financial dealings, it is often forgotten that it is by no means the first pan-national currency to enter circulation. Indeed,... more...

  • La rumur dal flümby Oscar Peer

    Chasa Editura Rumantscha 2018; US$ 14.99

    Inchün ha dit chi nu saja cusgliabel da tuornar inavo al lö da l'aigna infanzia. Forsa vaiva'l radschun.In La rumur dal flüm werden zwei Geschichten erzählt; die eine von der Kindheit und Jugend, gelebt in der Familie Peer, und die Geschichte eines älteren Mannes, der sich 50 Jahre später an dieses Leben annähert und es in seiner Erinnerung rekonstruiert.Oscar... 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...