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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire - Complete

by Edward Gibbon

This edition also includes an illustrated history of BOTH the RISE AND FALL of the Roman Empire from its very beginning. HISTORY OF THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE COMPLETE VOLUMES 1 - 6 (sometimes...


The D-Day Companion: Leading Historians explore history's greatest amphibious assault

by Jane Penrose

Published to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Normandy Landings, ‘The D-Day Companion’ book brings together the perspectives and opinions of leading military historians from both sides of the Atlantic....


All about Coffee: A History of Coffee from the Classic Tribute to the World's Most Beloved Beverage

by William H. Ukers

The original homage to the world's most extraordinary drink!

In 1922, William H. Ukers wrote the definitive work on coffee. As the founder of The Tea and Coffee Trade Journal, an industry magazine still active...


The Fourth Turning

by William Strauss & Neil Howe

First came the postwar High, then the Awakening of the '60s and '70s, and now the Unraveling.  This audacious and provocative book tells us what to expect just beyond the start of the next century.  Are...


Deadline Artists: America's Greatest Newspaper Columns

by John P. Avlon & Jesse Angelo

America's story has always been best told in its newspapers. From the local and mundane-crime blotters, crop prices, and Sunday sermons-to the Federalist Papers and Watergate, the press has played an outsized...


Founding Visions: The Ideas, Individuals, and Intersections that Created America

by Lance Banning, Todd Estes & Gordon S. Wood

Lance Banning was one of the most distinguished historians of his generation. His first book, The Jeffersonian Persuasion: Evolution of a Party Ideology, was a groundbreaking study of the ideas and principles...


The Essays of Montaigne: Book the First

by Michel de Montaigne

The present publication is intended to supply a recognised deficiency in our literature—a library edition of the Essays of Montaigne. This great French writer deserves to be regarded as a classic, not only...


The Last Days of Socrates

by Plato & Benjamin Jowett

Here in one book are the four classic accounts of the trial and death of Socrates. Here in one book are the four classic accounts of the trial and death of Socrates. ..........................


Writing History in the Global Era

by Lynn Hunt

Leading historian Lynn Hunt rethinks why history matters in today’s global world and how it should be written. George Orwell wrote that “history is written by the winners.” Even if that seems a bit too...


Ireland in the World: Further Reflections

by Garret FitzGerald

A collection of essays, many of which have not previously appeared in print, on Irish history and politics, contemporary Irish society and world affairs by twice former Taoiseach and respected columnist Garret...


From Sappho to de Sade: Moments in the History of Sexuality: Moments in the History of Sexuality

by Jan N. Bremmer

The history of sexuality has been the subject of increased interest in recent years and more widely acknowledged importance in the interpretation of past mentalités. Yet historians have only recently begun...


U.S. Army and Irregular Warfare, 17752007

by Richard G. Davis

Presents fifteen papers from the 2007 Conference of Army Historians. Examines irregular warfare in a wide and diverse range of circumstances and eras.


The Description of a New World, Called the Blazing-World

by Margaret Cavendish

The Description of a New World, Called The Blazing-World, better known as The Blazing World, is a 1666 work of prose fiction by English writer Margaret Cavendish, the Duchess of Newcastle. It has been described...


Gottland: Mostly True Stories from Half of Czechoslovakia

by Mariusz Szczygiel & Antonia Lloyd-Jones

Winner of the Europe Book Prize

One of Europe’s most preeminent investigative journalists travels to the Czech Republic—the Czech half of the former Czechoslovakia, the land that brought us Kafka—to explore...


A Short Walk in a Long Journey

by Michael A. Reid & Zaire Reid

A Short Walk in a Long Journey is a story about an American election observer’s experience in the 1994 South African election. This election marked the beginning of democracy in South Africa with the election...


Rise and fall of a capital. the history of mantua in the words of who wrote about it

by Daniele Lucchini

Following the historical documents with a scholar accuracy, the author of this booklet tells an original history of Mantua, a small town which was the capital of a tiny state and one of the most significant...


Walt Whitman: The Measure of His Song

by Jim Perlman, Ed Folsom & Dan Campion

A monumental gathering of writings by over 60 authors (from Emerson to Rudolfo Anaya) that traces Whitman's continuing influence on world literature. Revised second edition.


England and the War

by Walter Raleigh

England and the War is a collection of Sir Walter Raleigh’s lectures during the First World War. Focusing on the advantages of war, including technological developments as a humane practice of warfare, Raleigh’s...


The Words That Made Australia: How a Nation Came to Know Itself

by Chris Feik & Robert Manne

Selected for the Grattan Institute's 2012 Prime Minister's Reading List

This is not a book of documents, snippets or worthy speeches. Instead it presents the original essays and the moments of insight that...


The Eye of the Mammoth: Selected Essays

by Stephen Harrigan & Nicholas Lemann

In four decades of writing for magazines ranging from Texas Monthly to the Atlantic, American History, and Travel Holiday, Stephen Harrigan has established himself as one of America's most thoughtful writers....