History

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ISIS: A HISTORY

Written by Gerges, Fawaz A
An authoritative introduction to ISIS--now expanded and revised to bring events up to the present The Islamic State stunned the world with its savagery, destructiveness, and military and recruiting successes. However, its most striking and distinctive characteristic was its capacity to build governing institutions and a theologically grounded national identity.
September 28, 2021 | PB | Princeton University Press |
$17.95
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ESCAPE FROM ROME: THE FAILURE OF EMPIRE AND THE ROAD TO PROSPERITY

Written by Scheidel, Walter
The gripping story of how the end of the Roman Empire was the beginning of the modern world The fall of the Roman Empire has long been considered one of the greatest disasters in history.
March 16, 2021 | PB | Princeton University Press |
$21.95
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MARIA THERESA: THE HABSBURG EMPRESS IN HER TIME

Written by Stollberg-Rilinger, Barbara
A major new biography of the iconic Austrian empress that challenges the many myths about her life and rule Maria Theresa (1717-1780) was once the most powerful woman in Europe. At the age of twenty-three, she ascended to the throne of the Habsburg Empire, a far-flung realm composed of diverse ethnicities and languages, beset on all sides by enemies and rivals.
January 18, 2022 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press |
$39.95
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FEARS OF A SETTING SUN: THE DISILLUSIONMENT OF AMERICA'S FOUNDERS

Written by Rasmussen, Dennis C
The surprising story of how George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson came to despair for the future of the nation they had created Americans seldom deify their Founding Fathers any longer, but they do still tend to venerate the Constitution and the republican government that the founders created.
March 2, 2021 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press |
$29.95
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SPECTRE OF WAR: INTERNATIONAL COMMUNISM AND THE ORIGINS OF WORLD WAR II

Written by Haslam, Jonathan
A bold new history showing that the fear of Communism was a major factor in the outbreak of World War II The Spectre of War looks at a subject we thought we knew--the roots of the Second World War--and upends our assumptions with a masterful new interpretation.
May 25, 2021 | Hardcover | Princeton University Press |
$35.00
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VALKYRIE: THE WOMEN OF THE VIKING WORLD

Written by Friðriksdóttir, Jóhanna Katrín
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 CUNDILL HISTORY PRIZE Valkyries: the female supernatural beings that choose who dies and who lives on the battlefield. They protect some, but guide spears, arrows and sword blades into the bodies of others.
July 1, 2021 | Paperback | Bloomsbury Academic | 272 Pages |
$17.95
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NILE: HISTORY'S GREATEST RIVER

Written by Tvedt, Terje
The greatest river in the world has a long and fascinating history. Professor Terje Tvedt, one of the world's leading experts on the history of waterways, travels upstream along the river's mouth to its sources. The result is a travelogue through 5000 years and 11 countries, from the Mediterranean to Central Africa.
July 15, 2021 | Hardcover | I. B. Tauris & Company | 400 Pages |
$40.00
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PETRA REVEALED: HISTORY, CIVILIZATION AND MONUMENTS OF THE CITY CARVED INTO THE ROCK

Written by Bourbon, Fabio
- An updated text by one of the greatest expert of history of Petra and a rich, comprehensive apparatus of images (photos, plans and maps) that help a reader to know one of the most important, fascinating ancient city of our civilization The ancient city of Petra, in what is now southwest Jordan, has long been a pilgrimage for adventurous travelers.
January 1, 2021 | PB | Scripta Maneant Editori |
$17.50
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AGITATORS: THREE FRIENDS WHO FOUGHT FOR ABOLITION AND WOMEN'S RIGHTS

Written by Wickenden, Dorothy
From the intimate perspective of three friends and neighbors in mid-nineteenth century Auburn, New York--the "agitators" of the title--acclaimed author Dorothy Wickenden tells the fascinating and crucially American stories of abolition, the Underground Railroad, the early women's rights movement, and the Civil War.
March 30, 2021 | Hardcover | Scribner Book Company |
$30.00
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PRINCESS SPY: THE TRUE STORY OF WORLD WAR II SPY ALINE GRIFFITH, COUNTESS OF ROMANONES

Written by Loftis, Larry
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Featured on Today What to Read in 2021 by The Washington Post
February 9, 2021 | Hardcover | Atria Books |
$28.00

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