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Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire

By: Amanda Foreman

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Modern Library: January 2001

Seller ID: 5589

ISBN: 0375753834

Condition: New


Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 512 p. Contains: Illustrations. Modern Library (Paperback). Audience: General/trade. NEW condition. Order before 3PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 512 p. Contains: Illustrations. Modern Library (Paperback). Audience: General/trade. NEW condition. Order before 3PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

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Waterloo: June 18, 1815: The Battle for Modern Europe (Making History)

By: Andrew Roberts

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Harper Perennial: December 2005

Seller ID: 17921

ISBN: 0060762152

Condition: New


June 18, 1815, was one of the most momentous days in world history, marking the end of twenty-two years of French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. On the bloody battlefield of Waterloo, the Emperor Napoleon and his hastily formed legions clashed with the Anglo-Allied armies led by the Duke of Wellington -- the only time the two greatest military strategists of their age faced each other in combat.With precision and elegance, Andrew Roberts sets the political, strategic, and historical scene, providing a breathtaking account of each successive stage of the battle while also examining ne... View more info

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Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King

By: Antonia Fraser

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Anchor: November 2007

Seller ID: 17453

ISBN: 1400033748

Condition: New


Louis XIV, the highly-feted "Sun King," was renowned for his political and cultural influence and for raising France to a new level of prominence in seventeenth-century Europe. And yet, as Antonia Fraser keenly describes, he was equally legendary in the domestic sphere. Indeed, a panoply of women -- his wife Anne; mistresses such as Louise de la Valliere, Athenais de Montespan, and the puritanical Madame de Maintenon; and an array of courtesans -- moved in and out of the court. The highly visible presence of these women raises many questions about their position in both Louis XIV's life and in... View more info

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How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World & Everything in It

By: Arthur Herman

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Broadway Books: September 2002

Seller ID: 17965

ISBN: 0609809997

Condition: New


How the Scots Invented the Modrern World was a veritable hardcover smash, selling more than 48,000 copies in five printings and landing on bestseller lists across the nation, including the Washington Post and the Independent Bestseller List. Now in paperback, this lively and engrossing work traces the history of Scotland's many contributions to our culture, drawing on the most recent research of scholars and historians to demonstrate just how central the Scots have been in the making of what historians call "the great transformation" -- the rise of the West into the world's dominant power. View more info

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The Multiple Identities of the Middle East

By: Bernard Lewis

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Schocken: January 2001

Seller ID: 18116

ISBN: 0805211187

Condition: New


The Middle East is the birthplace of ancient civilizations, but most of the modern states that occupy its territory today are of recent origin, as are many key concepts of communal and individual identity and loyalty that the peoples of the region now confront. In "The Multiple Identities of the Middle East," eminent Middle East historian Bernard Lewis elucidates the critical role of identity in the domestic, regional, and international tensions and conflicts of the Middle East today. Examining religion, race and language, country, nation, and state, Lewis traces the rapid evolution of the... View more info

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Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors: Faith, Power, and Violence in the Age of Crusade and Jihad

By: Brian A. Catlos

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: August 2015

Seller ID: 17707

ISBN: 0374535329

Condition: New


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Summer of Blood: England's First Revolution

By: Dan Jones

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Penguin Books: November 2016

Seller ID: 2527

ISBN: 0143111752

Condition: New


Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Audience: General/trade. New condition, publisher s remainder. Ships from Richmond, VA. NOT ex-library or BCE. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. Audience: General/trade. New condition, publisher s remainder. Ships from Richmond, VA. NOT ex-library or BCE. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

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God's Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215

By: David Levering Lewis

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Liveright: March 2018

Seller ID: 18124

ISBN: 1631494309

Condition: New


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Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival

By: Dean King

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Back Bay Books: April 2005

Seller ID: 11529

ISBN: 0316159352

Condition: New


Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 351 p. Contains: Unspecified. Audience: General/trade. New condition, ships from Richmond, VA. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 351 p. Contains: Unspecified. Audience: General/trade. New condition, ships from Richmond, VA. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

The Civic Foundations of Fascism in Europe

By: Dylan Riley

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Verso: January 2019

Seller ID: 17493

ISBN: 1786635232

Condition: New


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The Most Noble Adventure: The Marshall Plan and How America Helped Rebuild Europe

By: Greg Behrman

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Free Press: August 2008

Seller ID: 17027

ISBN: 0743282647

Condition: New


In this landmark, character-driven history, Greg Behrman tells the story of the Marshall Plan, the unprecedented and audacious policy through which America helped rebuild World War II-ravaged Western Europe. With nuanced, vivid prose, Behrman recreates the story of a unique American enterprise that was at once strategic, altruistic and stunningly effective, and of a time when America stood as a beacon of generosity and moral leadership. When World War II ended in Europe, the continent lay in tatters. Tens of millions of people had been killed. Ancient cities had been demolished. The econo... View more info

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Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey

By: Isabel Fonseca

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Vintage: October 1996

Seller ID: 12292

ISBN: 067973743X

Condition: New


Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 336 p. Contains: Illustrations. Vintage Departures. Audience: General/trade. New condition, ships from Richmond, VA. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 336 p. Contains: Illustrations. Vintage Departures. Audience: General/trade. New condition, ships from Richmond, VA. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

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Attila

By: John Man

Price: $11.95

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin: February 2009

Seller ID: 16904

ISBN: 0312539398

Condition: New


A stunning biography of history's most infamous warlord, Attila the Hun For a crucial twenty years in the early fifth century, Attila held the fate of the Roman Empire and the future of all Europe in his hands. He created the greatest of barbarian forces, and his empire briefly rivaled Rome's. In numerous raids and three major campaigns against the Roman Empire, he earned himself an instant and undying reputation for savagery. But there was more to him than mere barbarism. Attila was capricious, arrogant, brutal, and brilliant enough to win the loyalty of millions. In the end, his ambit... View more info

In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Cultural History of Naples

By: Jordan Lancaster

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Tauris Parke: June 2019

Seller ID: 18280

ISBN: 1838600353

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Isabella: The Warrior Queen

By: Kirstin Downey

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Anchor: November 2015

Seller ID: 17439

ISBN: 0307742164

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Marco Polo: From Venice to Xanadu

By: Laurence Bergreen

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Vintage: October 2008

Seller ID: 17976

ISBN: 1400078806

Condition: New


As the first European to travel extensively throughout Asia, Marco Polo was the earliest bridge between East and West. His famous journeys took him across the boundaries of the known world, along the dangerous Silk Road, and into the court of Kublai Kahn, where he won the trust of the most feared and reviled leader of his day. Polo introduced the cultural riches of China to Europe, spawning centuries of Western fascination with Asia. In this lively blend of history, biography, and travelogue, acclaimed author Laurence Bergreen separates myth from history, creating the most authoritative ac... View more info

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Like Wolves on the Fold: The Defence of Rorke’s Drift

By: Lieutenant Colonel Mike Snook

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Frontline Books: February 2016

Seller ID: 18128

ISBN: 1848325835

Condition: New


Wednesday 22 January 1879 was one of the most dramatic days in the annals of military history. In the morning, a modern British army was swept aside by the onset of a seemingly unstoppable host at Isandlwana. Nearby, at a remote border outpost on the Buffalo River, a single company of the 24th Regiment and a few dozen recuperating hospital patients were passing another hot, monotonous day. News of the disaster across the river came like a bolt from the blue. Retreat was not an option. It seemed certain that the Rorke's Drift detachment would share the terrible fate of their comrades.Colonel... View more info

The Survival of the Princes in the Tower: Murder, Mystery and Myth

By: Matthew Lewis

Price: $12.95

Publisher: The History Press: May 2019

Seller ID: 17371

ISBN: 0750989149

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The Marquis de Sade: A Life

By: Neil Schaeffer

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Harvard University Press: December 2001

Seller ID: 17893

ISBN: 0674003926

Condition: New


Neil Schaeffer presents here a wholly original, compellingly human portrait of the "divine Marquis," the enigmatic legend whose name is synonymous with brutal perversion and cruelty. Against a magnificently embroidered backdrop of eighteenth-century France, he shows us Sade's incredible life of sexual appetite, adherence to Enlightenment principles, imprisonment, scandal, and above all inexhaustible imagination. Based on a decade of research and utilizing work never before published in English, "The Marquis de Sade" is a definitive work that confronts nearly two hundred years of myth to reveal... View more info

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Natasha's Dance: A Cultural History of Russia

By: Orlando Figes

Price: $17.05

Publisher: Picador: October 2003

Seller ID: 16887

ISBN: 0312421958

Condition: New


Beginning in the eighteenth century with the building of St. Petersburg and culminating with the Soviet regime, Figes examines how writers, artists, and musicians grappled with the idea of Russia itself--its character, spiritual essence, and destiny. Skillfully interweaving the great works--by Dostoevsky, Stravinsky, and Chagall--with folk embroidery, peasant songs, religious icons, and all the customs of daily life, Figes reveals the spirit of "Russianness" as rich and uplifting, complex and contradictory--and more lasting than any Russian ruler or state. View more info