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The Age of Empire 1875-1914
The Age of Empire 1875-1914
Paperback      ISBN: 0679721754
Looks at the forces shaping the world during the forty years prior to World War I, and explains why the British Empire declined
Berlin Diaries, 1940-1945
Berlin Diaries, 1940-1945
Paperback      ISBN: 0394757777
A personal account of the Second World War by a White Russian princess who lived in Berlin and Vienna with insights into the ever-harsher conditions of civilian life and the ethical dilemma of upper-class anti-Nazis
Catherine the Great: Life and Legend
Catherine the Great
Life and Legend
Paperback      ISBN: 0195061624
The reign of Russia's notorious Empress is examined in an account of her German childhood, marriage to a Grand Duke and overthrow of his government, her infamous love life, and her multinational rule lasting more than three decades.
The Rise and Fall of Athens: Nine Greek Lives
The Rise and Fall of Athens
Nine Greek Lives
Paperback      ISBN: 0140441026
Nine Greek biographies illustrate the rise and fall of Athens, from the legendary days of Theseus, the city's founder, through Solon, Themistocles, Aristides, Cimon, Pericles, Nicias, and Alcibiades, to the razing of its walls by Lysander. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Sade: A Biography
Sade
A Biography
Paperback      ISBN: 015600111x
To some the Marquis de Sade was a monster, to others an apostle of sexual freedom and a literary genius. Lever reconstructs the life of the "divine marquis" in all its splendor and perversity. Named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Index. Translated by Arthur Goldhammer.
English Society in the Eighteenth Century
English Society in the Eighteenth Century
Paperback      ISBN: 0140138196
A portrait of 18th century England, from its princes to its paupers, from its metropolis to its smallest hamlet. The topics covered include - diet, housing, prisons, rural festivals, bordellos, plays, paintings, and work and wages.
The Good Old Days--They Were Terrible!
The Good Old Days--They Were Terrible!
Paperback      ISBN: 0394709411
Looks at the crime, pollution, disease and general human misery prevailing in the much romanticized years of the late nineteenth century
The Creators/a History of Heroes of the Imagination
The Creators/a History of Heroes of the Imagination
Paperback      ISBN: 0679743758
Chronicles the history of the arts and includes biographies of important figures ranging from Homer to Stravinsky incorporated into a mosaic of creativity that spans three thousand years
The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: June 1-August 15, 1864
The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant
June 1-August 15, 1864
Hardcover      ISBN: 0809311178
On June 2, 1864, Ulysses S. Grant post­poned until the following morning an assault on Confederate lines near Cold Harbor planned for that afternoon be­cause of delays in positioning troops. In the meantime, Confederate forces strengthened their lines, and the assault became a slaughter that haunted Grant for the rest of his life. Thus began a summer of frustration for the general-in-chief of the U.S. Army. By failing to press their advantage, Major General William F. “Baldy

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Everyday Life in Traditional Japan
Everyday Life in Traditional Japan
Paperback      ISBN: 0804813841
A documented survey of the customs and social conditions of the four traditional classes of Japanese society from 1600 to 1850