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Distant Mirror: The Calamitous Fourteenth Century
Distant Mirror
The Calamitous Fourteenth Century
Paperback      ISBN: 0345349571
The prize-winning historian traces the major currents of the fourteenth century, revealing the century's great historical rhythms and events and the texture of daily life at all levels of European society
The City in History: Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
The City in History
Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects
Paperback      ISBN: 0156180359
An examination of Cities of the Western world tracing their development from Egypt through the Middle Ages to the present
Peter the Great: His Life and World
Peter the Great
His Life and World
Paperback      ISBN: 0345298063
This biography of the notorious Russian ruler examines his background and accomplishments, detailing the armed conflicts during his reign and scrutinizing his transformation of medieval Russia into modern Russia
The Black Death: Natural and Human Disaster in Medieval Europe
The Black Death
Natural and Human Disaster in Medieval Europe
Paperback      ISBN: 0029123704
Depicts the spread of the epidemic of the black death throughout Europe, and examines the disease's impact on the society of the middle ages
Journal I: 1945-1955
Journal I
1945-1955
Hardcover      ISBN: 0226204162
Recounts the first ten years of the religious historian's life in Paris after leaving Romania following his first wife's death and the Soviet takeover of his homeland
Crazy Horse: The Strange Man of the Oglalas
Crazy Horse
The Strange Man of the Oglalas
Paperback      ISBN: 0803292112
Crazy Horse, the military leader of the Oglala Sioux whose personal power and social nonconformity set him off as "strange," fought in many famous battles, including the one at the Little Bighorn. He held out boldly against the government's efforts to confine the Sioux on reservations. Finally, in the spring of 1877 he surrendered, one of the last important chiefs to do so, only to meet a violent death. Mari Sandoz, the noted author of Cheyenne Autumn and Old Jules, both available as Bison Books, has captured the spirit of Crazy Horse with a strength and nobility befitting his heroism.
The Colonel's Lady on the Western Frontier: The Correspondence of Alice Kirk Grierson
The Colonel's Lady on the Western Frontier
The Correspondence of Alice Kirk Grierson
Paperback      ISBN: 0803279299
Collects the letters of the wife of Civil War major general Benjamin H. Grierson, describing daily life and hardships at frontier posts like Fort Riley, Fort Concho, Fort Davis, and Fort Grant
Churchill/a Major New Assessment of His Life in Peace and War
Churchill/a Major New Assessment of His Life in Peace and War
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393034097
A look at the life and accomplishments of the former prime minister presents essays by twenty-nine renowned contributors that examine all phases of Churchill's life--from his youth in the aristocracy to his career in Parliament.
African Diary: The Day-By-Day Account of an Incredible Adventure
African Diary
The Day-By-Day Account of an Incredible Adventure
Hardcover      ISBN: 0937552313
The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself
The Discoverers
A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself
Paperback      ISBN: 0394726251
Examines the human quest for knowledge and discoveries as it discusses such men as Galileo, Adam Smith, Columbus, Marx, Napoleon, Magellan, Faraday, Freud, Marco Polo, and St. Augustine