History

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INVENTION OF CHINA

Written by Hayton, Bill
The history, territory, and language of "China" are not ancient facts but modern inventions, turned into a national myth by a small group of intellectuals. Bill Hayton shows how the Republic's reworking of its past helped it to justify its right to rule a century ago--and continues to motivate policy today.
November 10, 2020 | Hardcover | Yale University Press | 320 Pages |
$30.00
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LAST SHAH: AMERICA, IRAN, AND THE FALL OF THE PAHLAVI DYNASTY

Written by Takeyh, Ray
Providing new interpretations of many key events, Middle East scholar Ray Takeyh tells the history of America and Iran from the time the last shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, came to power in 1941 and the 1979 revolution that brought the present Islamist government to power.
January 26, 2021 | Hardcover | Yale University Press | 336 Pages |
$32.50
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GOERING'S MAN IN PARIS: THE STORY OF A NAZI ART PLUNDERER AND HIS WORLD

Written by Petropoulos, Jonathan
In this gripping book, Jonathan Petropoulos, who spent nearly a decade interviewing notorious Nazi art plunderer Bruno Lohse and who continues to serve as an expert witness for Holocaust restitution cases, tells the story of Lohse's life and offers a critical examination of the postwar art world.
January 26, 2021 | Hardcover | Yale University Press | 456 Pages |
$35.00
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DISSIMILAR SIMILITUDES: DEVOTIONAL OBJECTS IN LATE MEDIEVAL EUROPE

Written by Bynum, Caroline Walker
From an acclaimed historian, a mesmerizing account of how medieval European Christians envisioned the paradoxical nature of holy objects Between the twelfth and the sixteenth centuries, European Christians used in worship a plethora of objects, not only prayer books, statues, and paintings but also pieces of natural materials, such as stones and earth, considered to carry holiness, d
September 15, 2020 | Hardcover | Zone Books |
$32.95
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ROME IS BURNING: NERO AND THE FIRE THAT ENDED A DYNASTY

Written by Barrett, Anthony a
Drawing on new archaeological evidence, an authoritative history of Rome's Great Fire--and how it inflicted lasting harm on the Roman Empire According to legend, the Roman emperor Nero set fire to his majestic imperial capital on the night of July 19, AD 64 and fiddled while the city burned.
November 10, 2020 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press | 360 Pages |
$29.95
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MURDER OF PROFESSOR SCHLICK: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE VIENNA CIRCLE

Written by Edmonds, David
From the author of Wittgenstein's Poker and Would You Kill the Fat Man?, the story of an extraordinary group of philosophers during a dark chapter in Europe's history On June 22, 1936, the philosopher Moritz Schlick was on his way to deliver a lecture at the University of Vienna when Johann Nelböck, a deranged former student of Schlick's, shot him dead on the university
October 13, 2020 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press | 336 Pages |
$27.95
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HITLER'S NORTHERN UTOPIA: BUILDING THE NEW ORDER IN OCCUPIED NORWAY

Written by Stratigakos, Despina
The fascinating untold story of how Nazi architects and planners envisioned and began to build a model "Aryan" society in Norway during World War II Between 1940 and 1945, German occupiers transformed Norway into a vast construction zone.
August 18, 2020 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press | 352 Pages |
$29.95
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VIRGINIA DYNASTY: FOUR PRESIDENTS AND THE CREATION OF THE AMERICAN NATION

Written by Cheney, Lynne
A vivid account of leadership focusing on the first four Virginia presidents--George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe--from the bestselling historian and author of James Madison. From a small expanse of land on the North American continent came four of the nation's first five presidents--a geographic dynasty whose members led a revolution, created a n
September 22, 2020 | Hardcover | Viking | 448 Pages |
$36.00
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SHE VOTES: HOW U.S. WOMEN WON SUFFRAGE, AND WHAT HAPPENED NEXT

Written by Quinn, Bridget
She Votes is an intersectional story of the women who won suffrage, and those who have continued to raise their voices for equality ever since. From the first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation to the first woman to wear pants on the Senate floor, author Bridget Quinn shines a spotlight on the women who broke down barriers.
August 11, 2020 | Hardcover | Chronicle Books | 240 Pages |
$35.00
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TRACE AND AURA: THE RECURRING LIVES OF ST. AMBROSE OF MILAN

Written by Boucheron, Patrick
From one of the foremost medievalists of our time, a groundbreaking work on history and memory that goes well beyond the life of this influential saint. Elected bishop of Milan by popular acclaim in 374, Ambrose went on to become one of the four original Doctors of the Church.
March 30, 2021 | Hardcover | Other Press (NY) | 544 Pages |
$35.00

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