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That Greece Might Still Be Free

by William St Clair

When in 1821, the Greeks rose in violent revolution against the rule of the Ottoman Turks, waves of sympathy spread across Western Europe and the United States. More than a thousand volunteers set out to fight...


Classical World: All That Matters: Book

by Alastair Blanchard

Modern Western European culture would have been impossible without the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome. The disciplines of philosophy, drama, history, art, and mathematics all owe an immense debt to...


Song and Legend from the Middle Ages

by Macclintock

The aim of this little book is to give general readers some idea of the subject and spirit of European Continental literature in the later and culminating period of the Middle Ages—the eleventh, twelfth, and...


On History

by Jules Michelet, Flora Kimmich (Translator), Lionel Gossman (translator) & Edward K. Kaplan (translator)

Edited by Lionel Gossman, this volume contains three programmatic essays by Michelet. The first two are available here for the first time in English translation. The third, the Preface to the 1869 edition of...


Measuring the Master Race

by Jon Røyne Kyllingstad

The notion of a superior ‘Germanic’ or ‘Nordic’ race was a central theme in the ideology of the Nazis. But it was also a commonly accepted idea in the early twentieth century, and an actual scientific...


The Scientific Revolution Revisited

by Mikuláš Teich

The Scientific Revolution Revisited brings Mikuláš Teich back to the great movement of thought and action that transformed European science and society in the seventeenth century. Drawing on a lifetime of...


Tacitus, Annals, 15.20–23, 33–45

by Mathew Owen & Ingo Gildenhard

The emperor Nero is etched into the Western imagination as one of ancient Rome’s most infamous villains, and Tacitus’ Annals have played a central role in shaping the mainstream historiographical understanding...


I Escaped from a Nazi Death Camp

by Edmond Vandievoet & Untold Stories

May 1940. Edmond Vandievoet is 34 and wishes only one thing: to serve his country.

Enrolled in the Belgian army, he will escape captivity a first time and will flee to Paris, where he will specialize in the passing...


Waterloo Busting the Myths

by Yves Vander Cruysen & Untold Stories

No battle has generated more myths or more conflicting analyses than that of Waterloo

How worried were they in Brussels, dancing at the Duchess of Richmond’s ball? What was Grouchy up to when he was needed?...


Dancing with the Devil in the City of God: Rio de Janeiro on the Brink

by Juliana Barbassa

In the tradition of Detroit: An American Autopsy and Maximum City comes a deeply reported and beautifully written biography of the seductive and chaotic city of Rio de Janeiro from prizewinning journalist and...


The Two-State Delusion: Israel and Palestine - A Tale of Two Narratives

by Padraig O'Malley

A leading reconciliation expert argues that a two-state solution is no longer a viable path to create lasting peace in Israel and Palestine

Disputes over settlements, the right of return, the rise of Hamas, recognition...


Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War

by Susan Southard

A powerful and unflinching account of the enduring impact of nuclear war, told through the stories of those who survived

 

On August 9, 1945, three days after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, the United States...


The Trip: Andy Warhol's Plastic Fantastic Cross-Country Adventure

by Deborah Davis

From the author of Strapless and Guest of Honor, a book about a little-known road trip Andy Warhol took from New York to LA in 1963, and how that journey—and the numerous artists and celebrities he encountered—profoundly...


Heart: (Cuore) An Italian Schoolboy's Journal

by Edmondo De Amicis

Heart is a novel written by the Italian author Edmondo De Amicis who was a novelist, journalist, writer and poet. The novel is his best known work to this day, having been inspired by his own children Furio...


Ivanhoe

by Walter Scott

Wilfred of Ivanhoe is a Saxon knight returning from the Crusades to reclaim his inheritance and his true love, Rowena. Conflicts in England, however, make his journey a difficult one. Ivanhoe is all about Brian...


Access to History for the IB Diploma: The move to global war

by Andy Dailey

A new book for Paper 1, Prescribed Subject 3: The Move to Global War

The renowned IB Diploma History series, combining compelling narratives with academic rigor.

An authoritative and engaging narrative, with...


Circling the Square

by Wendell Steavenson

What happened to the promise of Tahrir Square and the Arab Spring?

On January 25, 2011, the world was watching Cairo. Egyptians of every stripe came together in Tahrir Square to protest Hosni Mubarak's three...


Arabian Society In The Middle Ages

by Edward William Lane

When Mr. Lane translated the "Thousand and One Nights," he was not content with producing a mere rendering of the Arabic text: he saw that the manners and ideas there described required a commentary if they...


The Reason for Flowers: Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives

by Stephen Buchmann

Cultural history at its best—the engaging, lively, and definitive story of the beauty, sexuality, ecology, myths, lore, and economics of the world’s flowers, written by a passionately devoted author and...


The Pine Tar Game: The Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and Baseball's Most Absurd and Entertaining Controversy

by Filip Bondy

An award-winning veteran sportswriter who personally covered the Pine Tar Game looks back and explores one of the wackiest events in baseball history.

On July 24, 1983, during the finale of a heated four-game...