History

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RESTORATION OF ROME: BARBARIAN POPES AND IMPERIAL PRETENDERS

Written by Heather, Peter
In 476 AD, the last of Rome's emperors, known as "Augustulus," was deposed by a barbarian general, the son of one of Attila the Hun's henchmen. With the imperial vestments dispatched to Constantinople, the curtain fell on the Roman empire in Western Europe, its territories divided among successor kingdoms constructed around barbarian military manpower.
March 1, 2017 | Paperback | Oxford University Press, USA | 488 Pages |
$19.95
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STREAMS OF GOLD, RIVERS OF BLOOD: THE RISE AND FALL OF BYZANTIUM, 955 A.D. TO THE FIRST CRUSADE

Written by Kaldellis, Anthony
In the second half of the tenth century, Byzantium embarked on a series of spectacular conquests: first in the southeast against the Arabs, then in Bulgaria, and finally in the Georgian and Armenian lands. By the early eleventh century, the empire was the most powerful state in the Mediterranean. It was also expanding economically, demographically, and, in time, intellectually as well.
July 10, 2017 | Hardcover | Oxford University Press, USA | 440 Pages |
$39.95
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CHURCHILL AND THE DARDANELLES

Written by Bell, Christopher M
In 1915, Winston Churchill's political career was nearly destroyed when the Allied fleet failed to force a passage through the Straits of the Dardanelles. For over a century, Churchill has been both praised and condemned for his role in launching this highly controversial naval campaign.
May 1, 2017 | Hardcover | Oxford University Press, USA | 464 Pages |
$34.95
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MY LAI: VIETNAM, 1968, AND THE DESCENT INTO DARKNESS

Written by Jones, Howard
On the early morning of March 16, 1968, American soldiers from three platoons of Charlie Company (1st Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 11th Brigade, 23rd Infantry Division), entered a group of hamlets located in the Son Tinh district of South Vietnam, located near the Demilitarized Zone and known as "Pinkville" because of the high level of Vietcong infiltration.
June 1, 2017 | Hardcover | Oxford University Press, USA | 504 Pages |
$34.95
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OXFORD ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF WITCHCRAFT AND MAGIC

This richly illustrated history provides a readable and fresh approach to the extensive and complex story of witchcraft and magic. Beginning with the invention of writing in the ancient world, the author explores a wide range of magical beliefs and practices, the rise of the witch trials, and the depiction of the Devil-worshipping witch.
April 9, 2017 | Hardcover | Oxford University Press, USA | 416 Pages |
$39.95
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CRIME BOOK: BIG IDEAS SIMPLY EXPLAINED

Written by DK
Investigate 100 of the world's most notorious crimes, including the Great Train Robbery, the Lindbergh kidnapping, and the murders of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. Were the perpetrators delusional, opportunist, or truly evil? Find out what really happened and how the cases were solved.
May 2, 2017 | Hardcover | DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) | 352 Pages |
$25.00
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INTO THE LION'S MOUTH: THE TRUE STORY OF DUSKO POPOV: WORLD WAR II SPY, PATRIOT, AND THE REAL-LIFE INSPIRATION FOR JAMES BOND

Written by Loftis, Larry
"For those wanting to know the real-life inspiration for Ian Fleming's James Bond, here it is...a work of nonfiction that's more thriller than biography." --USA Today "A gripping story about a fascinating man of many talents and faces--and what makes it all the more intriguing is that its all true!" --Michael Connelly, New York Times bestselling author of The Wrong S
May 30, 2017 | Paperback | Dutton Caliber | 384 Pages |
$16.00
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WHITE TRASH: THE 400-YEAR UNTOLD HISTORY OF CLASS IN AMERICA

Written by Isenberg, Nancy
April 4, 2017 | Paperback | Penguin Books | 496 Pages |
$18.00
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CHURCHILL AND ORWELL: THE FIGHT FOR FREEDOM

Written by Ricks, Thomas E
A New York Times bestseller!
May 23, 2017 | Hardcover | Penguin Press | 352 Pages |
$28.00
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ILLUSTRATED BRIEF HISTORY OF CHINA: CULTURE, RELIGION, ART, INVENTION

Written by Xiaoyan, Fang
This illustrated Chinese history book takes the reader on a visual journey of the most brilliant and significant segments of Chinese civilization over the course of five thousand years. As a cradle of human civilization, China has maintained its cohesion and cultural identity for thousands of years.
April 18, 2017 | Paperback | Shanghai Press | 128 Pages |
$19.95

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