History

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PHOENIX: A FATHER, A SON, AND THE RISE OF ATHENS

Written by Stuttard, David
A vivid, novelistic history of the rise of Athens from relative obscurity to the edge of its golden age, told through the lives of Miltiades and Cimon, the father and son whose defiance of Persia vaulted Athens to a leading place in the Greek world. When we think of ancient Greece we think first of Athens: its power, prestige, and revolutionary impact on art, philosophy, and politics
May 4, 2021 | Hardcover | Harvard University Press |
$35.00
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PRAGUE: BELONGING IN THE MODERN CITY

Written by Bryant, Chad
A poignant reflection on alienation and belonging, told through the lives of five remarkable people who struggled against nationalism and intolerance in one of Europe's most stunning cities. What does it mean to belong somewhere? For many of Prague's inhabitants, belonging has been linked to the nation, embodied in the capital city.
May 4, 2021 | Hardcover | Harvard University Press |
$29.95
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GREEK REVOLUTION: A CRITICAL DICTIONARY

On the bicentennial of the Greek Revolution, an essential guide to the momentous war for independence of the Greeks from the Ottoman Empire. The Greek war for independence (1821-1830) often goes missing from discussion of the Age of Revolutions. Yet the rebellion against Ottoman rule was enormously influential in its time, and its resonances are felt across modern history.
March 25, 2021 | Hardcover | Belknap Press |
$39.95
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TRAVELING BLACK: A STORY OF RACE AND RESISTANCE

Written by Bay, Mia
A riveting, character-rich account of racial segregation in America that reveals just how central travel restrictions were to the creation of Jim Crow laws--and why "traveling Black" has been at the heart of the quest for racial justice ever since. Why have white supremacists and Black activists been so focused on Black mobility? From Plessy v.
March 23, 2021 | Hardcover | Belknap Press |
$35.00
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HORDE: HOW THE MONGOLS CHANGED THE WORLD

Written by Favereau, Marie
An epic history of the Mongols as we have never seen them--not just conquerors but also city builders, diplomats, and supple economic thinkers who constructed one of the most influential empires in history. The Mongols are widely known for one thing: conquest.
April 20, 2021 | Hardcover | Belknap Press |
$29.95
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POTOSI, VOLUME 27: THE SILVER CITY THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

Written by Lane, Kris
"For anyone who wants to learn about the rise and decline of Potosí as a city . . . Lane's book is the ideal place to begin."--The New York Review of Books In 1545, a native Andean prospector hit pay dirt on a desolate red mountain in highland Bolivia.
March 16, 2021 | Paperback | University of California Press | 272 Pages |
$26.95
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HITLER'S COSMOPOLITAN BASTARD: COUNT RICHARD COUDENHOVE-KALERGI AND HIS VISION OF EUROPE

Written by Bond, Martyn
In the turbulent period following the First World War the young Count Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi founded the Pan-European Union, offering a vision of peaceful, democratic unity for Europe, with no borders, a common currency, and a single passport.
April 15, 2021 | Hardcover | McGill-Queen's University Press | 464 Pages |
$39.95
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DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN: THE 1948 ELECTION AND THE BATTLE FOR AMERICA'S SOUL

Written by Baime, A J
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Accidental President comes the thrilling story of the 1948 presidential election, one of the greatest election stories of all time, as Truman mounted a history-making comeback and staked a claim for a new course for America. On the eve of the 1948 election, America was a fractured country.
April 27, 2021 | Paperback | Mariner Books | 432 Pages |
$17.99
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X TROOP: THE SECRET JEWISH COMMANDOS OF WORLD WAR II

Written by Garrett, Leah
"The best kind of history: highly original, deeply researched, beautifully written."--John C. McManus, author of Fire and Fortitude The incredible World War II saga of the Jewish refugees who fought in Britain's most secretive special-forces unit--but whose story has gone untold until now June 1942.
May 25, 2021 | Hardcover | Houghton Mifflin | 368 Pages |
$28.00
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VIKING HEART: HOW SCANDINAVIANS CONQUERED THE WORLD

Written by Herman, Arthur
From a New York Times best-selling historian and Pulitzer Prize finalist, a sweeping epic of how the Vikings and their descendants have shaped history and America Scandinavia has always been a world apart. For millennia Norwegians, Danes, Finns, and Swedes lived a remote and rugged existence among the fjords and peaks of the land of the midnight sun.
August 3, 2021 | Hardcover | Houghton Mifflin | 480 Pages |
$30.00

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