History

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NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDRA: THE CLASSIC ACCOUNT OF THE FALL OF THE ROMANOV DYNASTY

Written by Massie, Robert K
The story of the love that ended an empire In this commanding book, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert K. Massie sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of Imperial Russia to tell the story of the Romanovs' lives: Nicholas's political naïveté, Alexandra's obsession with the corrupt mystic Rasputin, and little Alexis's brave struggle with hemophilia.
February 1, 2000 | Paperback | Random House Trade |
$20.00
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TO THE FINLAND STATION

Written by Wilson, Edmund
Edmund Wilson's magnum opus, "To the Finland Station," is a stirring account of revolutionary politics, people, and ideas from the French Revolution through the Paris Commune to the Bolshevik seizure of power in 1917.
April 30, 2003 | Paperback | New York Review of Books |
$17.95
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AKHENATEN: EGYPT'S FALSE PROPHET

Written by Reeves, Nicholas
One of the most compelling and controversial figures in ancient Egyptian history, Akhenaten has captured the imagination like no other Egyptian pharaoh. Much has been written about this strange, persecuted figure, whose depiction in effigies is totally at odds with the traditional depiction of the Egyptian ruler-hero.
May 7, 2019 | Paperback | Thames & Hudson | 208 Pages |
$16.95
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DANGEROUS ILLUSIONS: HOW RELIGION DEPRIVES US OF HAPPINESS

Written by Malkin, Vitaly
-A topical work echoing contemporary debates on religion -Targeted at amateur philosophers as well as first-time essay readers -Illustrated with a rich selection of images -Comparable authors include Michel Onfray, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins and Pascal Boyer -International editions published in France, Spain, Italy, Israel, Germany and the UK; chosen as a WHSmith's book of the week in t
March 18, 2019 | Hardcover | Arcadia | 416 Pages |
$30.00
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BORGIAS: POWER AND DEPRAVITY IN RENAISSANCE ITALY

Written by Strathern, Paul
The Borgia family have become a byword for evil. Corruption, incest, ruthless megalomania, avarice and vicious cruelty--all have been associated with their name. And yet, paradoxically, this family lived when the Renaissance was coming into its full flowering in Italy. Examples of infamy flourished alongside some of the finest art produced in western history.
August 6, 2019 | Hardcover | Pegasus Books | 400 Pages |
$28.95
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BLOOD & IVY: THE 1849 MURDER THAT SCANDALIZED HARVARD

Written by Collins, Paul
On November 23rd of 1849, in the heart of Boston, one of the city's richest men simply vanished. Dr. George Parkman, a Brahmin who owned much of Boston's West End, was last seen that afternoon visiting his alma mater, Harvard Medical School. Police scoured city tenements and the harbor, and offered hefty rewards as leads put the elusive Dr. Parkman at sea or hiding in Manhattan.
July 16, 2019 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 368 Pages |
$15.95
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SPY NAMED ORPHAN: THE SOVIET AGENT WHO STOLE THE WEST'S GREATEST SECRETS

Written by Philipps, Roland
Donald Maclean was one of the most treacherous spies of the Cold War era, a member of the infamous "Cambridge Five" spy ring, yet the extent of this shrewd, secretive man's betrayal has never fully been explored.
June 11, 2019 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 448 Pages |
$18.95
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BLACK DEATH AT THE GOLDEN GATE: THE RACE TO SAVE AMERICA FROM THE BUBONIC PLAGUE

Written by Randall, David K
For Chinese immigrant Wong Chut King, surviving in San Francisco meant a life in the shadows. His passing on March 6, 1900, would have been unremarkable if a city health officer hadn't noticed a swollen black lymph node on his groin--a sign of bubonic plague. Empowered by racist pseudoscience, officials rushed to quarantine Chinatown while doctors examined Wong's tissue for telltale bacteria.
May 7, 2019 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 304 Pages |
$26.95
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THIS AMERICA: THE CASE FOR THE NATION

Written by Lepore, Jill
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May 28, 2019 | Hardcover | Liveright Publishing Corporation | 128 Pages |
$16.95
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HISTORY OF BRITAIN AND IRELAND

Written by DK
From the Roman conquest of 43 CE to the Norman conquest of 1066, and from the Elizabethan age to the Iraq and Afghan wars of the 21st century, DK's History of Britain and Ireland traces the key events that have shaped Great Britain and Ireland from earliest times to the present day.
October 8, 2019 | Paperback | DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) | 400 Pages |
$29.99

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