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“Goldsworthy fills a little-known but important gap in the history of the Western World with a history of the lands of Armenia, Iraq, and Syria that, as part of the Parthian Empire, became
“Draycott gives a careful, clear history that presents the historical facts as best determined from the very incomplete and prejudiced fragmentary Roman sources.
“Ramesses the Great is an authoritative work by one of the great authorities on the subject of Ancient Egypt.”
“Montefiore synthesizes human history by ‘using the stories of families across time’ and ‘connecting great events with individual human drama.’”
“Ancient Egypt produced a continuous stream of tales of intrigue, murder, power, religion, etc. within a culture incompatible with ours . . .”
“For those who can’t travel to Egypt, this book is the next best thing.”
“a feminist critique of the legend . . .”
“True Raiders represents the best kind of rollicking adventure true-life tale, lively engaging prose based on what did happen, not wild speculation bordering on fantasy.”
“Neanderthals belong to a distant past of hundreds of thousands of years but studying them is a rapidly developing race to the future of scientific exploration.
“a careful and splendidly written narrative that separates known facts from long-believed myths and outright falsehoods about events leading up to the battle, the battle itself, and its aft
“Absolutely gripping . . . armchair travel and exploration doesn't get any better than this.”
“Stephen English, with his unadorned, straight-up prose in The Army of Alexander the Great, proves that the amazing can be found in the details.”
“a well-illustrated book with overview maps to bring to life what could be termed the beginning of the Western way of warfare.”
“This sweeping and novel synthesis exploring the arc of the human condition— its highly diverse forms of political organizing, and the future that lays in store for us—may well prove to be
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“‘all human cultures share one common trait: they adapt constantly in response to all manner of variables. . . . and long-term success . . .
The human animal loves puzzles, and it’s all the more enticing if it’s a puzzle that others can’t solve.
“Besides offering a rich source of information, Ancient Rome: Infographics presents an incredible example of visual intelligence, of how we learn by ‘seeing’ facts
It’s nice to know where we come from. Some folks are still taking it hard that we descended from apes, but there are new discoveries all the time.
“Historian Robert Lane Fox adds fact and understanding to the general public’s knowledge and misunderstanding of medicine in classical Greece.
What is the foundation of civilization? The longtime answer has been the wheel. Other scholars claim that agriculture marks the beginning of civilization, or the domestication of animals.
“new, concise, and highly readable history of the Habsburgs . . .”
"The Life and Death of Ancient Cities joins a shelf full of enlightening new fun reads on understanding our beginnings in the ancient world."