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  • Istanbul: City of Majesty at the Crossroads of the World
    Views : 187
    Pages : 400

    by: Thomas F. Madden

    Publisher: pViking

    Book Description

    The author of Venice: A New History (2012) returns with the astonishing and sanguinary story of the iconic city on the Bosporus.

    Madden (Director, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies/St. Louis Univ.) begins by noting the o ... more

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    2016-11-22

    ISBN-10: 0670016608

    ISBN-13: 9780670016600

    Language: English

  • The Tragedy of U.S. Foreign Policy: How America’s Civil Religion Betrayed the National Interest
    Views : 208
    Pages : 424

    by: Walter A. McDougall

    Publisher: pYale University Press

    Book Description

    A Pulitzer Prize–winning historian examines the fanatical secular religion of American exceptionalism and why it is leading government officials and the electorate astray in an increasingly violent world.

    McDougall (History and Interna ... more

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    2016-11-22

    ISBN-10: 0300211457

    ISBN-13: 9780300211450

    Language: English

  • Island People: The Caribbean and the World
    Views : 486
    Pages : 464

    by: Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

    Publisher: pKnopf

    Book Description

    A geographer’s exuberant travel narrative about the nations and people of the Caribbean.

    Jelly-Schapiro (co-editor: Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas, 2016) begins with the premise that the Caribbean, a place often overlo ... more

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    2016-11-22

    ISBN-10: 0385349769

    ISBN-13: 9780385349765

    Language: English

  • Medieval Europe
    Views : 345
    Pages : 352

    by: Chris Wickham

    Publisher: pYale University Press

    Book Description

    A thorough survey of the European continent in the time between antiquity and modernity.

    Traditionally, the Middle Ages are said to begin with the fall of Rome. As to the period’s end, some have placed it as late as the arrival of Colum ... more

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    2016-11-29

    ISBN-10: 0300208340

    ISBN-13: 9780300208344

    Language: English

  • The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1815-1914 (The Penguin History of Europe)
    Views : 113
    Pages : 848

    by: Richard J. Evans

    Publisher: pViking

    Book Description

    A 100-year survey of European history that moves by transnational themes emphasizing “power”—over industrialization, class, selfhood, wages, and nature.

    In this sweeping survey, accomplished British historian Evans (Emeritus, Histor ... more

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    2016-11-29

    ISBN-10: 0670024570

    ISBN-13: 9780670024575

    Language: English

  • Seven Days of Infamy: Pearl Harbor Across the World
    Views : 106
    Pages : 336

    by: Nicholas Best

    Publisher: pThomas Dunne Books

    Book Description

    In the latest in a wave of books about the Japanese attack, British author and former journalist Best (Five Days that Shocked the World: Eyewitness Accounts from Europe at the End of World War II, 2012, etc.) reaches around the world to ... more

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    2016-11-29

    ISBN-10: 1250078016

    ISBN-13: 9781250078018

    Language: English

  • The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, 1776 to the Present
    Views : 168
    Pages : 704

    by: John Pomfret

    Publisher: pHenry Holt and Co.

    Book Description

    An in-depth look at the historically deep and mutually influential relationship between the United States and China.

    Since the American Revolution, the Middle Kingdom (China) and Meiguo, the “Beautiful Country” (America), have enjoye ... more

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    2016-11-29

    ISBN-10: 0805092501

    ISBN-13: 9780805092509

    Language: English