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The Road from Coorain
The Road from Coorain
Paperback      ISBN: 0679724362
A woman of intellect and ambition describes growing up on an Australian ranch, coping with her father's death and her mother's depression, her intellectual awakening at the university, and her path to becoming Smith College's first woman president
Geography Behind History
Geography Behind History
Paperback      ISBN: 0393004198
A perennially useful survey of how physical environment affects historical events, with many illustrative examples.
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
On the Aesthetic Education of Man
On the Aesthetic Education of Man
Paperback      ISBN: 019815786x
Schiller's 1795 essay on the educative function of art is one of the most important contributions to the history of ideas in modern times. This English-German parallel text edition includes a long analytical introduction and extensive notes.
Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph
Seven Pillars of Wisdom
A Triumph
Paperback      ISBN: 0385418957
The classic account of the Arab tribes' guerrilla warfare against Turkish forces during World War II and of Lawrence's part in and reflections on that warfare
Intellectuals
Intellectuals
Paperback      ISBN: 0060916575
The lives of leading intellectuals--including Rousseau, Shelley, Karl Marx, James Baldwin, and others--are explored in light of the "heartlessness of ideas" that the author finds endemic to much of intellecturalism
Bad Blood: The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment
Bad Blood
The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment
Paperback      ISBN: 0029166764
An account of the experiment conducted by the U.S. Public Health Service describes how medical treatment was withheld from Black sharecroppers infected with syphilis
The Question of Hu
The Question of Hu
Paperback      ISBN: 0679725806
Recounts the extraordinary experiences in early eighteenth-century France of a Chinese peasant taken there by Jesuit priests, imprisoned in an asylum, and finally returned to China
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
The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660-1783
The Influence of Sea Power upon History, 1660-1783
Paperback      ISBN: 0486255093
Influential classic of naval history and tactics still used as text in war colleges. Read by Kaiser Wilhelm, both Roosevelts, other leaders. First paperback edition. 4 maps. 24 battle plans.