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MAP OF KNOWLEDGE: A THOUSAND-YEAR HISTORY OF HOW CLASSICAL IDEAS WERE LOST AND FOUND

Written by Moller, Violet
After the fall of Rome, as civilizations collapsed and libraries burned, ancient knowledge that would eventually fuel the Renaissance was at risk of being lost. This thrilling history tracks three crucial books as they were passed hand to hand through seven cities during a perilous thousand-year journey of survival.
April 14, 2020 | Paperback | Anchor Books | 416 Pages |
$17.95
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AMERICAN STORY: CONVERSATIONS WITH MASTER HISTORIANS

Written by Rubenstein, David M
Co-founder of The Carlyle Group and patriotic philanthropist David M. Rubenstein takes readers on a sweeping journey across the grand arc of the American story through revealing conversations with our greatest historians. In these lively dialogues, the biggest names in American history explore the subjects they've come to so intimately know and understand.
October 29, 2019 | Hardcover | Simon & Schuster |
$30.00
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VIETNAM WAR

Written by Burns, Kenneth
From the award-winning historian and filmmakers of The Civil War, Baseball, The War, The Roosevelts, and others: a vivid, uniquely powerful history of the conflict that tore America apart--the companion volume to the major, multipart PBS film to be aired in September 2017. More than forty years after it ended, the Vietnam War continues to haunt our country.
March 24, 2020 | Paperback | Vintage | 864 Pages |
$20.00
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NEW SILK ROADS: THE NEW ASIA AND THE REMAKING OF THE WORLD ORDER

Written by Frankopan, Peter
From the bestselling author of The Silk Roads comes an updated, timely, and visionary book about the dramatic and profound changes our world is undergoing right now--as seen from the perspective of the rising powers of the East. "All roads used to lead to Rome. Today they lead to Beijing." So argues Peter Frankopan in this revelatory new book.
January 7, 2020 | Paperback | Vintage | 336 Pages |
$16.95
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EQUIVALENTS: A STORY OF ART, FEMALE FRIENDSHIP, AND LIBERATION IN THE 1960S

Written by Doherty, Maggie
An important debut work of narrative nonfiction: the timely, never-before-told story of five brilliant, passionate women who, in the early 1960s, converged at the newly founded Radcliffe Institute for Independent Study, stepping outside the domestic sphere and shaping the course of feminism in ways that still resonate today. In 1960, at the height of an era that expected women to focus
May 19, 2020 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group | 400 Pages |
$28.95
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CONGRESS AT WAR: HOW REPUBLICAN REFORMERS FOUGHT THE CIVIL WAR, DEFIED LINCOLN, ENDED SLAVERY, AND REMADE AMERICA

Written by Bordewich, Fergus M
The story of how Congress helped win the Civil War--a new perspective that puts the House and Senate, rather than Lincoln, at the center of the conflict. This brilliantly argued new perspective on the Civil War overturns the popular conception that Abraham Lincoln single-handedly led the Union to victory and gives us a vivid account of the essential role Congress played in winning the w
February 18, 2020 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group | 480 Pages |
$32.50
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1774: THE LONG YEAR OF REVOLUTION

Written by Norton, Mary Beth
From one of our most acclaimed and original colonial historians, a Pulitzer Prize finalist, 2018 president of the American Historical Association, a groundbreaking book, the first to look at the critical "long year" of 1774 and the revolutionary change that took place from December 1773 to mid-April 1775, from the Boston Tea Party and the first Continental Congress to the Battles of Lexington a
February 11, 2020 | Hardcover | Knopf Publishing Group | 528 Pages |
$32.50
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CHINA'S GRAND STRATEGY: WEAVING A NEW SILK ROAD TO GLOBAL PRIMACY

Written by Kashmeri, Sarwar A
In this first book to use China's Belt and Road Initiative, previously known as China's New Silk Road, as a point of departure to explain why and how China is about to supersede America with regard to influence in Asia, Sarwar Kashmeri argues that the United States has a narrow window of opportunity to find a way to fit into a world in which the rules of the game are increasingly set by China.
July 19, 2019 | Hardcover | Praeger |
$37.00
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HOW YIDDISH CHANGED AMERICA AND HOW AMERICA CHANGED YIDDISH

A momentous and diverse anthology of the influences and inspirations of Yiddish voices in America--radical, dangerous, and seductive, but also sweet, generous, and full of life--edited by award-winning authors and scholars Ilan Stavans and Josh Lambert. Is it possible to conceive of the American diet without bagels? Or Star Trek without Mr. Spock?
January 21, 2020 | Hardcover | Restless Books | 512 Pages |
$29.99
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TEN CAESARS: ROMAN EMPERORS FROM AUGUSTUS TO CONSTANTINE

Written by Strauss, Barry
Bestselling classical historian Barry Strauss delivers "an exceptionally accessible history of the Roman Empire...much of Ten Caesars reads like a script for Game of Thrones" (The Wall Street Journal)--a summation of three and a half centuries of the Roman Empire as seen through the lives of ten of the most important emperors, from Augustus to Constantine. In
March 3, 2020 | Paperback | Simon & Schuster |
$18.00

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