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Rainforest Cowboys: The Rise of Ranching and Cattle Culture in Western Amazonia

by Jeffrey Hoelle

The opening of the Amazon to colonization in the 1970s brought cattle, land conflict, and widespread deforestation. In the remote state of Acre, Brazil, rubber tappers fought against migrant ranchers to preserve...


Gothic Cathedrals: A Guide to the History, Places, Art, and Symbolism

by Karen Ralls

Cross the threshold into the world of the High Middle Ages and explore the illuminating wisdom, beauty and art of the Gothic cathedrals, stunning wonders of the medieval era for all to see today. From bejewelled...


Studies of Roman Life and Literature

by Frank Frost Abbott

This book deals with the life of the common people, with their language and literature, their occupations and amusements, and with their social, political, and economic conditions. We are interested in the common...


Srebrenica. The days of shame

by Luca Leone

Srebrenica represents a dark and painful chapter in late twentieth-century European history. Here, a still unknown number of Bosnian Muslim citizens were tortured and killed in July 1995. About 8.500 deaths...


Natural Born Heroes: How a Daring Band of Misfits Mastered the Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance

by Christopher Mcdougall

The best-selling author of Born to Run now travels to the Mediterranean, where he discovers that the secrets of ancient Greek heroes are still alive and well on the island of Crete, and ready to be unleashed in...


The Prince

by Niccolo Machiavelli

Often cited as one of the first works in modern political philosophy, The Prince is a political treatise that relates author Niccolo Machiavelli’s theories on state-building and rulership. Drawing on his experience...


Narrative of Sojourner Truth

by Sojourner Truth

Hailed as an inspiring memoir during a time of slavery, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth is not just about the emancipation of an African American woman, but also the strength of her faith. Truth provides the...


Uncle Tom's Cabin

by Harriet Beecher Stowe

Harriet Beecher Stowe’s ground breaking story follows a number of characters through their vastly different journeys and disparate points of view. Whether on the road to freedom travelling the Underground...


The Anatomist, the Barber-Surgeon, and the King: How the Accidental Death of Henry II of France Changed the World

by Seymour I. Schwartz

This unique study examines a critical juncture in the history of the Renaissance brought about by a freak accident. Combining both a history of sixteenth-century medicine and European politics, the author describes...


Dealing with China: An Insider Unmasks the New Economic Superpower

by Henry M. Paulson & Michael Carroll

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

DEALING WITH CHINA takes the reader behind closed doors to witness the creation and evolution and future of China's state-controlled capitalism.

Hank Paulson has dealt with China unlike...


Mrs. Lee's Rose Garden: The True Story of the Founding of Arlington National Cemetery

by Carlo Devito

Mrs. Lee’s Rose Garden is an intimate retelling of Arlington National Cemetery’s tragic beginnings, and sheds new light on this profound chapter in American history.

Mrs. Lee’s Rose Garden is the intensely...


Shocking Paris

by Stanley Meisler

For a couple of decades before World War II, a group of immigrant painters and sculptors, including Amedeo Modigliani, Marc Chagall, Chaim Soutine and Jules Pascin dominated the new art scene of Montparnasse...


KL

by Nikolaus Wachsmann

The first comprehensive history of the Nazi concentration camps

In a landmark work of history, Nikolaus Wachsmann offers an unprecedented, integrated account of the Nazi concentration camps from their inception...


The Intimate Bond: How Animals Shaped Human History

by Brian Fagan

Animals, and our ever-changing relationship with them, have left an indelible mark on human history. From the dawn of our existence, animals and humans have been constantly redefining their relationship with...


Petals and Bullets: Dorothy Morris ¿ New Zealand Nurse  in the Spanish Civil War

by Mark Derby

This book is based on the vivid, detailed, and evocative letters New Zealand nurse Dorothy Morris sent from Spain and other European countries. They have been supplemented by wide-ranging research to record...


The Law of the Land: A Grand Tour of our Constitutional Republic

by Akhil Reed Amar

From Illinois to Alabama, and from Florida to Wyoming, our laws and legal debates arise from distinctive local settings within our vast and varied nation. As the renowned scholar Akhil Amar explains, Abraham...


Fracture: Life and Culture in the West, 1918-1938

by Philipp Blom

When the Great War ended in 1918, the West was broken. Religious faith, patriotism, and the belief in human progress had all been called into question by the mass carnage experienced by both sides. Shell shocked...


One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America

by Kevin M. Kruse

Conventional wisdom holds that America has been a Christian nation since the Founding Fathers. But in One Nation Under God, historian Kevin M. Kruse argues that the idea of “Christian America” is nothing...


The Dalai Lama and the Emperor of China: A Political History of the Tibetan Institution of Reincarnation

by Peter Schwieger

A major new work in modern Tibetan history, this book follows the evolution of Tibetan Buddhism’s trülku (reincarnation) tradition from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries, along with the Emperor...


Ignorance is Blitz: Mangled Moments of History From Actual College Students

by Anders Henriksson

Now in chunky format, the funniest book ever written about the history of Western Civilization. Originally published under the title Non Campus Mentis, this book made four national bestseller lists—The New...