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ROMAN GUIDE TO SLAVE MANAGEMENT: A TREATISE BY NOBLEMAN MARCUS SIDONIUS FALX

Written by Toner, Jerry
Having spent most of his life managing his servants--many of them prisoners from Rome's military conquests--he decided to write a kind of owner's manual for his friends and countrymen. The result, The Roman Guide to Slave Management, is a sly, subversive guide to the realities of servitude in ancient Rome.
January 5, 2016 | Paperback | Harry N. Abrams | 240 Pages |
$16.95
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COYOTE'S BICYCLE: THE UNTOLD STORY OF 7,000 BICYCLES AND THE RISE OF A BORDERLAND EMPIRE

Written by Taylor, Kimball
It wasn't surprising when the first abandoned bicycles were found along the dirt roads and farmland just across the border from Tijuana, but before long they were arriving in droves. The bikes went from curiosity, to nuisance, to phenomenon.
February 22, 2016 | Hardcover | Tin House Books | 380 Pages |
$26.95
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ARAB AND JEW: WOUNDED SPIRITS IN A PROMISED LAND

Written by Shipler, David K
The expanded and updated edition of David Shipler's Pulitzer Prize-winning book that examines the relationship, past and present, between Arabs and Jews
November 10, 2015 | Paperback | Crown Publishing Group (NY) |
$20.00
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OTHER AMERICANS IN PARIS: BUSINESSMEN, COUNTESSES, WAYWARD YOUTH, 1880-1941

Written by Green, Nancy L
While Gertrude Stein hosted the literati of the Left Bank, Mrs. Bates-Batcheller, an American socialite and concert singer in Paris, held sumptuous receptions for the Daughters of the American Revolution in her suburban villa.
October 20, 2015 | Paperback | University of Chicago Press | 336 Pages |
$24.00
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TEAM OF RIVALS

Written by Goodwin, Doris Kearns
Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P.
September 26, 2006 | Paperback | Simon & Schuster | 916 Pages |
$24.00
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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 |
$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 |
$23.00

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