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Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone

Eduardo Galeano

Throughout his career, Eduardo Galeano has turned our understanding of history and reality on its head. Isabelle Allende said his works "invade the reader's mind, to persuade him or her to surrender to the charm of his writing an...

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Published: Sep 2010

A Little History of the World

E. H. Gombrich

In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no prospect of a job, the 26-year-old Ernst Gombrich was invited by a publishing acquaintance to attempt a history of the world for younger readers. Amazingly, he completed the task in an i...

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Published: Sep 2008

The World Until Yesterday: What Can W...

Jared Diamond

The bestselling author of Collapse and Guns, Germs and Steel surveys the history of human societies to answer the question: What can we learn from traditional societies that can make the world a better place for all of us? Most of...

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Published: Oct 2013

Destiny Disrupted: A History of the W...

Tamim Ansary

We in the west share a common narrative of world history. But our story largely omits a whole civilization whose citizens shared an entirely different narrative for a thousand years.In Destiny Disrupted, Tamim Ansary tells the rich st...

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Published: Apr 2010

1492: The Year the World Began

Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

1492: Not Simply the Year Columbus Sailed the Ocean Blue . . . In this extraordinary, sweeping history, Felipe FernÁndez-Armesto traces key elements of the modern world back to that single fateful year when everything changed.

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Published: Nov 2010

Political Order and Political Decay: ...

Francis Fukuyama

The second volume of the bestselling landmark work on the history of the modern stateWriting in The Wall Street Journal, David Gress called Francis Fukuyama's Origins of Political Order "magisterial in its learning and admirably ...

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Published: Oct 2015

The Fabric of Civilization: How Texti...

Virginia Postrel

From Neanderthal string to 3D knitting, an “expansive” global history that highlights “how textiles truly changed the world” (Wall Street Journal) The story of humanity is the story of textiles—as old as...

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Published: Dec 2021

An Edible History of Humanity

Tom Standage

More than simply sustenance, food historically has been a kind of technology, changing the course of human progress by helping to build empires, promote industrialization, and decide the outcomes of wars. Tom Standage draws on archaeo...

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Published: Apr 2010

The Other

Ryszard Kapuscinski

The master of literary reportage reflects on the West's encounters with the non-European throughout the ages.

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Published: Sep 2009

Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim...

Michael Farquhar

National Geographic author Michael Farquhar uncover an instance of bad luck, epic misfortune, and unadulterated mayhem tied to every day of the year. From Caligula's blood-soaked end to hotelier Steve Wynn's unfortunate run-in with a ...

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Published: Apr 2017

The Ascent of Money: A Financial Hist...

Niall Ferguson

Ferguson tells the human story behind the evolution of money, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest Wall Street upheavals. The author shows that finance is, in fact, the foundation of human progress.

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Published: Oct 2009

La Divina commedia; the Divine comedy...

Dante Alighieri

This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this boo...

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Published: Nov 2019

Lost Islamic History: Reclaiming Musl...

Firas Alkhateeb

Islam has been one of the most powerful religious, social and political forces in history. Over the last 1400 years, from origins in Arabia, a succession of Muslim polities and later empires expanded to control territories and peoples...

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Published: Nov 2017

33 Myths of the System

Darren Allen

In the perfect dystopian system, the prison and the prisoners are one. A radical guide to the entire system in its final, most developed form. 33 Myths of the System takes apart the fabrications of all the ideologies of the system, e...

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Published: Apr 2021

366 Days: Compelling Stories From Wor...

Scott Allsop

Stretching from Ancient Rome to the World Wide Web and from the Danelaw to the Cold War, 366 Days is an engaging and entertaining chronicle of the highs and lows of world history. Whether it heralded a world-changing new discovery, th...

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Published: Nov 2016

All About the Little Small Red Hen

Anonymous

This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this bo...

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Published: Aug 2021

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Anonymous

This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this bo...

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Published: Aug 2021

Precis of Information concerning the ...

Anonymous

This is a curated and comprehensive collection of the most important works covering matters related to national security, diplomacy, defense, war, strategy, and tactics. The collection spans centuries of thought and experience, and i...

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Published: Feb 2015

The Work of Aristotle Magna moralia E...

Aristotle

This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this boo...

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Published: Jul 2020

The works of Aristotle (Volume VII)

Aristotle

This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this boo...

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Published: Jul 2020

Strange History

Bathroom Readers' Institute

The fifth book in the popular Uncle John's Briefs series contains the strangest short history articles from over 30 Bathroom Readers-along with 50 all-new pages. From the 20th century to the Old West, from the Age of Enlightenment to ...

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Published: Jun 2016

The East, the West, and Sex: A Histor...

Richard Bernstein

In this wide-ranging history, Richard Bernstein explores the connection between sex and power as it has played out between Eastern cultures and the Western explorers, merchants, and conquerors who have visited them. This illuminating ...

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Published: Jul 2010

The collected works of Ambrose Bierce...

Ambrose Bierce

This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. So that the book is never forgotten we have represented this boo...

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Published: Jun 2019

Tiny Blunders/Big Disasters: Thirty-N...

Win Blevins

The small things that had great historical consequences... "Heart-stopping, compelling, and fun!" Win Blevins, New York Times Bestselling Author How often does it happen that a single tiny mistake causes an entire civiliza...

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Published: Nov 2020

The Secret History of the World

Mark Booth

The amazing surprise New York Times bestseller, filled with "breathtaking glimpses into worlds that heretofore have been little explored" (Foreward) They say that history is written by the victors. But what if history-or wha...

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Published: Feb 2010

Born Bad: Original Sin and the Making...

James Boyce

"Original sin is the Western world's creation story."According to the Christian doctrine of original sin, humans are born inherently bad, and only through God's grace can they achieve salvation. In this captivating and contr...

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Published: Jan 2016

Flashback to 1953 - A Time Travelerâ€...

B. Bradforsand-Tyler

Let's FLASHBACK to 1953, a very special year. Was this the year you were born?Was this the year you were married? This 75-page booklet travels back in time to celebrate your year, THE YEAR 1953. Get ready to discover 75 pages o...

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Published: Apr 2023

Poems - by Currer, Ellis & Acton Bell...

Charlotte Bronte

"Poems - by Currer, Ellis & Acton Bell" is a collection of fantastic poetry written by the literary sisters Emily, Charlotte, and Anne Brontë. Published in 1846 under the pseudonyms Currer (Charlotte), Ellis (Emily), and Acton (Anne)...

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Published: Mar 2018

Days to Remember The British Empire i...

John Buchan

Days to Remember The British Empire in the Great War , has been considered important throughout the human history, and so that this work is never forgotten we have made efforts in its preservation by republishing this book in a modern...

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Published: Jun 2021

Blood and Rage: A Cultural History of...

Michael Burleigh

In this sweeping and deeply penetrating work, distinguished historian Michael Burleigh explores the nature of terrorism from its origins in the West to the current global threat fueled by fundamentalists. Burleigh takes us from the ro...

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Published: Mar 2010
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