History

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BATTLE CRY OF FREEDOM: THE CIVIL WAR ERA

Written by McPherson, James M
Filled with fresh interpretations and information, puncturing old myths and challenging new ones, Battle Cry of Freedom will unquestionably become the standard one-volume history of the Civil War.
December 11, 2003 | Paperback | Oxford University Press, USA | 909 Pages |
$19.95
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SWERVE: HOW THE WORLD BECAME MODERN

Written by Greenblatt, Stephen
It was a beautiful poem of the most dangerous ideas: that the universe functions without the aid of gods, that religious fear is damaging to human life, that pleasure and virtue are not opposites but intertwined, and that matter is made up of very small material particles in eternal motion, randomly colliding and swerving in new directions. Its return to circulation changed the course of history.
September 4, 2012 | Paperback | W. W. Norton & Company | 368 Pages |
$16.95
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KING LEOPOLD'S GHOST OE

Written by Hochschild, Adam
In "an enthralling story, full of fascinating characters, intense drama, high adventure, deceitful manipulation, courageous truth-telling, and splendid moral fervor" ("Christian Science Monitor"), Hochschild tells the story of King Leopold of Belgium, a megalomaniac of monstrous portions. 31 photos. Map.
September 3, 1999 | Paperback | Mariner Books | 384 Pages |
$15.95
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WRETCHED OF THE EARTH

Written by Fanon, Frantz
A distinguished psychiatrist from Martinique who took part in the Algerian Nationalist Movement, Frantz Fanon was one of the most important theorists of revolutionary struggle, colonialism, and racial difference in history.
March 1, 2005 | Paperback | Grove Press | 320 Pages |
$16.00
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REVOLUTIONARY RUSSIA 1891-1991

Written by Figes, Orlando
AN ORIGINAL READING OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION, EXAMINING IT NOT AS A SINGLE EVENT BUT AS A HUNDRED-YEAR CYCLE OF VIOLENCE IN PURSUIT OF UTOPIAN DREAMS In this elegant and incisive account, Orlando Figes offers an illuminating new perspective on the Russian Revolution.
April 7, 2015 | Paperback | Picador USA | 336 Pages |
$23.00

DISTANT MIRROR: THE CALAMITOUS 14TH CENTURY

Written by Tuchman, Barbara W
"Wise, witty, and wonderful . . . A great book, in a great historical tradition." CommentaryThe 14th century gives us back two contradictory images: a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry, and a dark time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world plunged into a chaos of war, fear and the Plague.
July 12, 1987 | Paperback | Random House Trade | 784 Pages |
$18.00
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WHY THE GERMANS? WHY THE JEWS? ENVY, RACE HATRED AND THE PREHISTORY OF THE HOLOCAUST

Written by Aly, Götz
A provocative and insightful analysis that sheds new light on one of the most puzzling and historically unsettling conundrums
April 7, 2015 | Paperback | Picador USA | 304 Pages |
$21.00
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UNDERGROUND: THE TOKYO GAS ATTACK AND THE JAPANESE PSYCHE

Written by Murakami, Haruki
In this haunting work of journalistic investigation, Haruki Murakami tells the story of the horrific terrorist attack on Japanese soil that shook the entire world. On a clear spring day in 1995, five members of a religious cult unleashed poison gas on the Tokyo subway system.
April 10, 2001 | Paperback | Vintage | 384 Pages |
$16.00
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LOOMING TOWER: AL-QAEDA AND THE ROAD TO 9/11

Written by Wright, Lawrence
This Pulitzer Prize winner is the basis for the upcoming Hulu series starring Peter Sarsgaard, Jeff Daniels, and Tahar Rahim.
September 1, 2007 | Paperback | Vintage | 540 Pages |
$17.00
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DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY

Written by Larson, Erik
This New York Times bestseller intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death.
February 10, 2004 | Paperback | Vintage |
$17.00

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