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Alexander the Great and His Empire: A Short Introduction

by Pierre Briant Princeton University Press
Pub Date:
03/2012
ISBN:
9780691154459
Format:
Pb+ 216 pages

This is the first publication in English of Pierre Briant's classic short history of Alexander the Great's conquest of the Persian...

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John Devoy's Catalpa Expedition

by Philip Fennell and Marie King New York University Press
Pub Date:
04/2008
ISBN:
9780814727744
Format:
Pb+ 225 pages

The story of John Devoy’s 1876 Catalpa rescue is a tale of heroism, creativity, and the triumph of independent spirit in pursuit...

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Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife: Counterinsurgency Lessons from Malaya and Vietnam

by John A Nagl University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
09/2005
ISBN:
9780226567709
Format:
Pbk 280 pages

Invariably, armies are accused of preparing to fight the previous war. In Learning to Eat Soup with a Knife, Lieutenant Colonel...

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Tea, Coffee and Chocolate: How We Fell in Love with Caffeine

by Melanie King Bodleian Library
Pub Date:
10/2015
ISBN:
9781851244065
Format:
Hbk 176 pages

There are few things in the world more pleasing than a decadent cup of hot chocolate, a steaming mug of one's favorite tea, or...

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Maps of Time: An Introduction to Big History

by David Christian University of California Press
Pub Date:
10/2011
ISBN:
9780520271449
Format:
Pb+ 672 pages

An introduction to a new way of looking at history, from a perspective that stretches from the beginning of time to the present...

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Thebaid: Seven Against Thebes

by Publius Papinius Statius Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
01/2007
ISBN:
9780801886362
Format:
Pb+ 432 pages

A classical epic of fratricide and war, the Thebaid retells the legendary conflict between the sons of Oedipus — Polynices and...

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Collectors of Lost Souls: Turning Kuru Scientists into Whitemen

by Warwick Anderson (OZ) Johns Hopkins University Press
Pub Date:
10/2008
ISBN:
9780801890406
Format:
Hbk 328 pages

This riveting account of medical detective work traces the story of kuru, a fatal brain disease, and the pioneering scientists...

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Under the Black Flag: At the Frontier of the New Jihad

by Sami Moubayed I.B.Tauris
Pub Date:
10/2015
ISBN:
9781784533083
Format:
Pbk 256 pages

The Islamic State movement (ISIS/IS) burst onto the world stage in 2014. From its heartland in Syria, where it arose from the...

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Maps: Finding Our Place in the World

by James R Akerman and Robert W Karrow Jr University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
10/2007
ISBN:
9780226010755
Format:
Hbk 336 pages

Maps are universal forms of communication, easily understood and appreciated regardless of culture or language. This book introduces...

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Machiavelli: A Portrait

by Christopher S Celenza Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
01/2015
ISBN:
9780674416123
Format:
Hbk 256 pages

“Machiavellian” - used to describe the ruthless cunning of the power-obsessed and the pitiless - is never meant as a compliment....

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History of Central Asia: The Age of the Silk Roads 2

by Christoph Baumer I.B.Tauris
Pub Date:
07/2014
ISBN:
9781780768328
Format:
Hbk 352 pages

The Age of the Silk Roads (c 200 BC- c 900 AD) shaped the course of the future. The foundation by the Han dynasty of an extensive...

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Empire of Civilization: The Evolution of an Imperial Idea

by Brett Bowden University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
03/2014
ISBN:
9780226142401
Format:
Pb+ 320 pages

The term 'civilization'; comes with considerable baggage, dichotomizing people, cultures, and histories as and ldquo;civilized...

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From Mesopotamia to Iraq: A Concise History

by Hans J Nissen and Peter Heine University of Chicago Press
Pub Date:
08/2009
ISBN:
9780226586649
Format:
Pb+ 192 pages

The recent reopening of Iraq’s National Museum attracted worldwide attention, underscoring the country’s dual image as both the...

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Religion in Ancient Egypt: Gods, Myths, and Personal Practice

by Byron E Shafer, John Baines, Leonard H Lesko and David P Silverman Cornell University Press
Pub Date:
06/1991
ISBN:
9780801497865
Format:
Pb+ 232 pages

Meeting the need for an up-to-date English-language survey, this informative and accessible book will be welcomed by Egyptologists...

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Scottish Family Tree Detective: Tracing Your Ancestors in Scotland

by Rosemary Bigwood Manchester University Press
Pub Date:
11/2006
ISBN:
9780719071850
Format:
Pb+ 320 pages

This is a practical, user-friendly guide to researching your family history in Scotland. Its aim is to provide sign-posts to the...

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