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The Conquerors: Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945
The Conquerors
Roosevelt, Truman and the Destruction of Hitler's Germany, 1941-1945
Hardcover      ISBN: 0684810271
Based on recently released documents, one of the nation's most celebrated historians reveals one of the little-known secrets of World War II--FDR's and Truman's sometimes shocking plans for a postwar Germany.
Spartans: THE WORLD OF THE WARRIOR-HEROES OF ANCIENT GREECE
Spartans
THE WORLD OF THE WARRIOR-HEROES OF ANCIENT GREECE
Paperback      ISBN: 1400078857
Profiles the culture and civilization of the Spartans of ancient Greece, detailing the lives of such figures as King Leonidas, Helen of Troy, and Lysander, and considering how their achievements, values, and standards have impacted history's perspectives on heroism. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
The Last Place on Earth
The Last Place on Earth
Paperback      ISBN: 0375754741
Recounts the efforts of Scott, a British explorer, and Amundsen, a Norwegian, to be the first to reach the South Pole
Age of Reason Begins
Age of Reason Begins
Hardcover      ISBN: 0671013203
Examines the religious strife and scientific progress made from 1558 to 1650 in Europe
A History of the Vikings
A History of the Vikings
Paperback      ISBN: 048643396x
Enthralling, well-documented, and vivid account by a leading authority on the subject chronicles the activities of those bold sea raiders of the North who terrorized Europe from the 8th to the 11th centuries. Abundantly illustrated, the volume will be invaluable to scholars and students of Nordic history. 12 plates and 40 black-and-white illustrations.
The Dutch Seaborne Empire 1600-1800
The Dutch Seaborne Empire 1600-1800
Paperback      ISBN: 0140216006
How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World & Everything in It
How the Scots Invented the Modern World
The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World & Everything in It
Paperback      ISBN: 0609809997
A distinguished historian explores the seminal contributions of Scotland to the development of modern Western civilization, discussing the impact of such ideals as democracy, freedom of speech, equal opportunity, and a commitment to education and exploring Scottish accomplishments in the fields of philosophy, science, medicine, engineering, political thought, and more. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Right Living: An Anglo-American Tradition of Self-Help Medicine and Hygiene
Right Living
An Anglo-American Tradition of Self-Help Medicine and Hygiene
Hardcover      ISBN: 0801871891
The nine papers of this collection are the result of an exhibit and conference on print culture and popular health that were organized by the Library Company of Philadelphia and the College of Physicians of Philadelphia (the date is not indicated). The contributors, who teach history and history of science in the US, have written on several themes to be found in early American health publications, including the links to earlier English and European health traditions, sexual relations and childrearing, and domestic practice. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The Age of Revolution: 1789-1848
The Age of Revolution
1789-1848
Paperback      ISBN: 0679772537
This magisterial volume follows the death of ancient traditions, the triumph of new classes, and the emergence of new technologies, sciences, and ideologies, with vast intellectual daring and aphoristic elegance. Part of Eric Hobsbawm's epic four-volume history of the modern world, along with The Age of Capitalism, The Age of Empire, and The Age of Extremes.
A Storm in Flanders: The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front
A Storm in Flanders
The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918: Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0871138425
A close-up analysis of a pivotal battle of World War I revisits the four-year-long Battle of Ypres, an engagement that cost hundreds of thousands of lives, marked the use of terrible new military tactics and technologies--including poison gas, mines, tanks, and air strikes--and forever changed the way that war would be waged. 50,000 first printing.