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PIRATES: FACT AND FICTION

Written by Falconer, John
A fascinating study of pirates throughout history, packed with pirate-related artworks and objects from the National Maritime Museum collection The image of the pirate is one that has never failed to capture the imagination, but behind the melodramatic portrayals of villains like Long John Silver, complete with wooden leg and eye-patch, lies a much harsher reality.
July 30, 2021 | Hardcover | Royal Museums Greenwich |
$30.00
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EGYPTOMANIA: A HISTORY OF FASCINATION, OBSESSION AND FANTASY

Written by Fritze, Ronald H
Egyptomania takes us on a historical journey to unearth the Egypt of the imagination, a land of strange gods, mysterious magic, secret knowledge, monumental pyramids, enigmatic sphinxes, and immense wealth. Egypt has always exerted a powerful attraction on the Western mind, and an array of figures have been drawn to the idea of Egypt.
February 4, 2021 | PB | Reaktion Books |
$20.00
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TIBET: A HISTORY BETWEEN DREAM AND NATION-STATE

Written by Klieger, Paul Christiaan
The history of Tibet has long intrigued the world, and so has the dilemma of its future--will it ever return to independence or will it always remain part of China? How will the succession of the aging and revered Dalai Lama affect Tibet and the world? This book makes the case for a fully Tibetan independent state for much of its 2,500-year existence, but its story is a complex one.
May 19, 2021 | Hardcover | Reaktion Books |
$40.00
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RULING CULTURE: ART POLICE, TOMB ROBBERS, AND THE RISE OF CULTURAL POWER IN ITALY

Written by Greenland, Fiona
Through much of its history, Italy was Europe's heart of the arts, an artistic playground for foreign elites and powers who bought, sold, and sometimes plundered countless artworks and antiquities. This loss of artifacts looted by other nations once put Italy at an economic and political disadvantage compared with northern European states.
March 15, 2021 | PB | University of Chicago Press |
$35.00
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PLANET OF VIRUSES: THIRD EDITION

Written by Zimmer, Carl
In 2020, an invisible germ--a virus--wholly upended our lives. We're most familiar with the viruses that give us colds or Covid-19. But viruses also cause a vast range of other diseases, including one disorder that makes people sprout branch-like growths as if they were trees.
April 1, 2021 | PB | University of Chicago Press |
$15.00
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MODERN MYTHS: ADVENTURES IN THE MACHINERY OF THE POPULAR IMAGINATION

Written by Ball, Philip
Myths are usually seen as stories from the depths of time--fun and fantastical, but no longer believed by anyone. Yet, as Philip Ball shows, we are still writing them--and still living them--today.
May 17, 2021 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press |
$30.00
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SUBVERSIVE SIMONE WEIL: A LIFE IN FIVE IDEAS

Written by Zaretsky, Robert
Known as the "patron saint of all outsiders," Simone Weil (1909-43) was one of the twentieth century's most remarkable thinkers, a philosopher who truly lived by her political and ethical ideals.
February 23, 2021 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press |
$20.00
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DEBT, TENTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION: THE FIRST 5,000 YEARS

Written by Graeber, David
Before there was money, there was debt Every economics textbook says the same thing: Money was invented to replace onerous and complicated barter systems--to relieve ancient people from having to haul their goods to market. The problem with this version of history? There's not a shred of evidence to support it.
May 11, 2021 | Hardcover | Melville House Publishing |
$32.00
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LUCKY: HOW JOE BIDEN BARELY WON THE PRESIDENCY

Written by Parnes, Amie
The inside story of the historic 2020 presidential election and Joe Biden's harrowing ride to victory, from the #1 New York Times bestselling authors of Shattered, the definitive account of Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign. Almost no one thought Joe Biden could make it back to the White House--not Donald Trump, not the two dozen Democratic rivals who sought to take down a w
March 2, 2021 | Hardcover | Crown Publishing Group (NY) |
$30.00
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OUTLIER: THE UNFINISHED PRESIDENCY OF JIMMY CARTER

Written by Bird, Kai
An essential re-evaluation of the complex triumphs and tragedies of Jimmy Carter's presidential legacy--from the expert biographer and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Prometheus "This is superior history, superbly researched and marvelously written."--Douglas Brinkley, New York Times bestselling author of American Moonshot Four decades after Ron
June 15, 2021 | Hardcover | Crown Publishing Group (NY) |
$38.00

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