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Phantom Terror: Political Paranoia and the Creation of the Modern State, 1789-1848

By: Adam Zamoyski

Price: $26.55

Publisher: Basic Books: February 2015

Seller ID: 16559

ISBN: 0465039898

Condition: New


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The Spanish Resurgence, 1713-1748 (The Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History)

By: Christopher Storrs

Price: $23.70

Publisher: Yale University Press: October 2016

Seller ID: 16530

ISBN: 0300216890

Condition: New


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Thermopylae: The Battle For The West

By: Ernle Bradford

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Da Capo Press: March 2004

Seller ID: 16556

ISBN: 0306813602

Condition: New


An impressively accessible narrative depicting the three-day battle for the pass at Thermopylae (the Hot Gates)--a critical contest in Xerxes's massive invasion of Greece. The bloody stand made there by Leonidas and his small Spartan army in 480 B.C. has been hailed ever since as an outstanding example of patriotism, courage, and sacrifice. View more info

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Know Thyself: Western Identity from Classical Greece to the Renaissance

By: Ingrid Rossellini

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Doubleday: May 2018

Seller ID: 17807

ISBN: 0385541880

Condition: New


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Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

By: Jared Diamond

Price: $20.85

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: May 2019

Seller ID: 16842

ISBN: 0316409138

Condition: New


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Hard Call: Great Decisions and the Extraordinary People Who Made Them

By: John McCain,Mark Salter

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Twelve: August 2007

Seller ID: 17175

ISBN: 0446580406

Condition: New


At some point in our lives, we all face tough decisions and have to make that hard call. In this remarkable book, Senator McCain and Mark Salter use experiences of both extraordinary people and people in extraordinary circumstances to dramatically describe the anatomy of a great decision. Highlights include:- Henry Ford's decision to sacrifice his company's competitive edge by reducing the work day and guaranteeing a minimum wage.- Branch Rickey's decision to offer Jackie Robinson a contract to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers in the face of public opposition.- Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf '... View more info

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Yokohama Burning: The Deadly 1923 Earthquake and Fire that Helped Forge the Path to World War II

By: Joshua Hammer

Price: $16.10

Publisher: Free Press: February 2011

Seller ID: 16593

ISBN: 0743264665

Condition: New


"Yokohama Burning "is the story of the worst natural disaster of the twentieth century: the earthquakes, fires, and tsunamis of September 1923 that destroyed Yokohama and most of Tokyo and killed 140,000 people during two days of horror. With cinematic vividness and from multiple perspectives, acclaimed Newsweek correspondent Joshua Hammer re-creates harrowing scenes of death, escape, and rescue. He also places the tumultuous events in the context of history and demonstrates how they set Japan on a path to even greater tragedy. At two minutes to noon on Saturday, September 1, 1923, lif... View more info

The Lion and the Eagle: The Interaction of the British and American Empires 1783–1972

By: Kathleen Burk

Price: $23.70

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing: February 2019

Seller ID: 16892

ISBN: 1408856174

Condition: New


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Brutus: The Noble Conspirator

By: Kathryn Tempest

Price: $18.95

Publisher: Yale University Press: November 2017

Seller ID: 16657

ISBN: 0300180098

Condition: New


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The Dutch in the Medway

By: P. G. Rogers

Price: $16.10

Publisher: Naval Institute Press: April 2017

Seller ID: 16516

ISBN: 1473895685

Condition: New


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The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000

By: Paul Kennedy

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Random House: December 1987

Seller ID: 18160

ISBN: 0394546741

Condition: New


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Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter (Hinges of History)

By: Thomas Cahill

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Nan A. Talese: October 2003

Seller ID: 16617

ISBN: 0385495536

Condition: New


In the fourth volume of the acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill brings his characteristic wit and style to a fascinating tour of ancient Greece. The Greeks invented everything from Western warfare to mystical prayer, from logic to statecraft. Many of their achievements, particularly in art and philosophy, are widely celebrated; other important innovations and accomplishments, however, are unknown or underappreciated. In "Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea," Thomas Cahill explores the legacy, good and bad, of the ancient Greeks. From the origins of Greek culture in the migrations of ar... View more info

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The House by the Lake: One House, Five Families, and a Hundred Years of German History

By: Thomas Harding

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Picador: July 2017

Seller ID: 16591

ISBN: 1250132193

Condition: New


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The Landmark Thucydides

By: Thucydides

Price: $31.30

Publisher: Free Press: April 2008

Seller ID: 16596

ISBN: 1416590870

Condition: New


Thucydides called his account of two decades of war between Athens and Sparta "a possession for all time," and indeed it is the first and still the most famous work in the Western historical tradition. Considered essential reading for generals, statesmen, and liberally educated citizens for more than 2,000 years, "The Peloponnesian War" is a mine of military, moral, political, and philosophical wisdom. However, this classic book has long presented obstacles to the uninitiated reader. Written centuries before the rise of modern historiography, Thucydides' narrative is not continuous or lin... View more info

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1946: The Making of the Modern World

By: Victor Sebestyen

Price: $33.20

Publisher: Pantheon: November 2015

Seller ID: 17024

ISBN: 1101870427

Condition: New


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