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“A highly readable, monumental account of the idealism and suffering of the most international army ever assembled since the Crusades.”

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“a contextual backdrop for an overall lesson in the tragedy of France’s imperial incursion into Equatorial Africa.

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“Slingerland amuses and educates, not just about ethanol excess, but also the relevance for understanding guilty pleasures as a whole, in the present and in its ancient roots.”

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The question of land—how we understand it, who controls it, how it’s been distributed/claimed/seized historically, and how climate change will alter it—is a crucial one.

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“The reader is left feeling thoroughly informed and deeply knowledgeable, newly created as a person with rich insight into the universe.”           

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“Norberg’s ability to distill lessons for today from thousands of years of world history will stimulate and enlighten both general readers and professional scholars.”

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“Ullrich’s work is a remarkable treatise on the malevolence of power in modern times. Take care, lest we fall into the trap of autocracy.”  

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“for [Shokheid] the path is to listen deeply to the advocates—Israeli and Palestinian alike—and work trenchantly toward the radical center.

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In Adrift Maalouf looks back at the disastrous course that world history has taken over the past 75 or so years that has jolted humanity in all four corners of th

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“Simon Hall captures Castro’s action-packed September 1960 New York sojourn in rich and compelling detail, and argues persuasively that its repercussions echoed deeply in the decade to come

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"Children of Ash and Elm is a thorough, readable, one-volume history of the Viking culture built on the documentary and on archaeology."

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“This is rich journey worth taking for anyone with an interest in Russia and Russian culture, and it matters not at all whether you have been to Russia or not.”

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“Greed and avarice aside, this is certainly a cautionary tale, reminding us all that one must still do one's due diligence and not necessarily depend on someone’s word and ostensible good w

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“The examination of this period of the war from the Japanese perspective offers some fascinating insights into how their lack of strategic thinking rendered their operational prowess unsucc

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"the reader will find an epic who dunnit in this detailed but somewhat disorganized narrative about a different America.”

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The 1936 Summer Olympiad marked pivotal moments in history for world athletes and world politics.

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Richard Haass, President of the Council on Foreign Relations, provides the reader with a comprehensive analysis of our world—a valuable guide for every alert citizen as well as for scholars and stu

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The Invention of Yesterday is a solid read for anyone curious about how the connections between human cultures have shaped the narrative of our history as a species.”

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This book shines a light upon the contributions of one remarkable culture, without which our world would appear very different today.

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“Charlwood’s book is divided into 55 short chapters that describe the conflicts that continued to rage after Versailles; conflicts that the League of Nations proved helpless to

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“a superb alternate look at Roman history . . .”

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“Dreams of El Dorado is in a sense the culmination of Brands’ love affair with the history of the American West.”

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“This is not an easy journey, but neither has the evolution of humans from the savannahs of Africa to the surface of the moon been idyllic.”

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