History

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SAPIENS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF HUMANKIND

Written by Harari, Yuval Noah
Official U.S. edition with full color illustrations throughout.#1 New York Times Bestseller The Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg, now available as a beautifully packaged paperback
May 15, 2018 | Paperback | Harper Perennial |
$24.99
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FROM SILK TO SILICON: THE STORY OF GLOBALIZATION THROUGH TEN EXTRAORDINARY LIVES

Written by Garten, Jeffrey E
The story of globalization, the most powerful force in history, as told through the life and times of ten people who changed the world by their singular, spectacular accomplishments.
March 14, 2017 | Paperback | Harper Paperbacks | 480 Pages |
$16.99
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BLACK DETROIT: A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF SELF-DETERMINATION

Written by Boyd, Herb
NAACP 2017 Image Award Finalist2018 Michigan Notable Books honoree
June 6, 2017 | Hardcover | Amistad Press | 432 Pages |
$27.99
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HOW TO BE A TUDOR: A DAWN-TO-DUSK GUIDE TO TUDOR LIFE

Written by Goodman, Ruth
On the heels of her triumphant How to Be a Victorian, Ruth Goodman travels even further back in English history to the era closest to her heart, the dramatic period from the crowning of Henry VII to the death of Elizabeth I.
January 17, 2017 | Paperback | Liveright Publishing Corporation | 368 Pages |
$17.95
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AMONG THE THUGS

Written by Buford, Bill
With an Orwellian social imagination, Granta editor Buford offers a terrifying record of his passage through an alternate society--that of England's soccer thugs--in this malevolently funny, supremely chilling document of the allure of crowd violence. Author reading tour.
June 1, 1993 | Paperback | Vintage | 320 Pages |
$16.95
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NATIVE AMERICAN WARRIORS: 1500 CE - 1890 CE

Written by McNab, Chris
Working from entirely different traditions of combat and honor, the Native Americans' typical ambush and raiding tactics, based on indigenous hunting techniques, have often been misunderstood by European observers who used to a more direct style if warfare.
May 16, 2016 | Hardcover | Chartwell Books | 224 Pages |
$14.99
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REICHSTAG FIRE: THE CASE AGAINST THE NAZI CONSPIRACY

Written by Berger, Karina
The Reichstag fire on February 27, 1933 arguably marked the true start of the Third Reich. The attack was used by the Nazis to consolidate their position, crush the Communists, and pass a series of dictatorial laws. The self-confessed culprit was Marinus van de Lubbe, a Dutch Communist sympathizer caught at the scene.
December 1, 2016 | Hardcover | History Press | 184 Pages |
$29.95
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VICTORIAN MASTER CRIMINAL: CHARLES PEACE AND THE MURDERS OF COCK AND DYSON

Written by Hanrahan, David C
On August 2, 1876, a young policeman named Constable Cock was shot dead while walking "the beat" in Manchester. A few months later, Arthur Dyson, an engineer, was murdered in his own backyard in Sheffield. Charles Peace was Victorian Britain s most infamous cat-burglar and murderer. He was a complex man: ruthless, devious, dangerous, charming, intelligent, and creative.
October 1, 2016 | Hardcover | History Press | 192 Pages |
$29.95
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GREAT WALL IN 50 OBJECTS

Written by Lindesay, William
From the survey beforehand to the foundations, the core, and eventually the ruins, this book explores the majesty of the Wall through the objects it has inspired such as the appearance of the Wall in Ortelius' atlas of the world to the unexpected origins of 'wolf smoke', proliferation of the blunderbuss in the 15th century Great Wall theatre of war, and Kafka's classic short story "At the Building
October 1, 2016 | Paperback | Penguin Books China | 402 Pages |
$27.95
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SECRET LIBRARY

Written by Tearle, Oliver
As well as leafing through the well-known titles that have helped shape the world in which we live, Oliver Tearle also dusts off some of the more neglected items to be found hidden among the bookshelves of the past.
January 1, 2017 | Hardcover | Michael O'Mara Books | 256 Pages |
$19.95

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