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Proud Tower

By: Tuchman, Barbara

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 10/27/2009

Seller ID: 208087

ISBN: 208087

Condition: USED


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Bible and Sword: England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to Balfour

By: Tuchman, Barbara W.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: BALLANTINE BOOKS: 10/11/2014

Seller ID: 9780345314277

ISBN: 0345314271

Condition: USED


From Barbara W. Tuchman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Guns of August, "comes history with a wide-angle lens: a fascinating chronicle of Britain's long relationship with Palestine and the Middle East, from the ancient world to the twentieth century. The British have historically been drawn to the Holy Land for two major reasons: first, to translate the Bible into English and, later, to control the road to India and access to the oil of the Middle East. With the lucidity and vividness that characterize all her work, Barbara W. Tuchman follows these twin spiritual and imperial motiv... View more info

Proud Tower

By: Tuchman, Barbara W.

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 0026203006

ISBN: 0026203006

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History of Knowledge: The Pivotal Events, People, and Achievements of World Hist

By: Van Doren, Charles

Price: $4.00

Publisher: BALLANTINE BOOKS: 10/14/2015

Seller ID: 9780345373168

ISBN: 0345373162

Condition: USED


A one-voume reference to the history of ideas that is a compendium of everything that humankind has thought, invented, created, considered, and perfected from the beginning of civilization into the twenty-first century. Massive in its scope, and yet totally accessible, A HISTORY OF KNOWLEDGE covers not only all the great theories and discoveries of the human race, but also explores the social conditions, political climates, and individual men and women of genius that brought ideas to fruition throughout history." Crystal clear and concise...Explains how humankind got to know what it k... View more info

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Iron Whim: A Fragmented History of Typewriting

By: Wershler-Henry, Darren

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Publisher: CORNELL UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780801445866

ISBN: 0801445868

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The Iron Whim is an intelligent, irreverent, and humorous history of writing culture and technology. It covers the early history and evolution of the typewriter as well as the various attempts over the years to change the keyboard configuration, but it is primarily about the role played by this marvel in the writer's life. Darren Wershler-Henry populates his book with figures as disparate as Bram Stoker, Mark Twain, Franz Kafka, Norman Mailer, Alger Hiss, William Burroughs, J. G. Ballard, Jack Kerouac, Hunter S. Thompson, Northrop Frye, David Cronenberg, and David Letterman; the soundtrack ran... View more info

Heyday: The 1850s and the Dawn of the Global Age

By: Wilson, Ben

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9780465064250

ISBN: 0465064256

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Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxfo

By: Winchester, Simon

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 2/13/2016

Seller ID: 9780060994860

ISBN: 006099486X

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"The Professor and the Madman," masterfully researched and eloquently written, is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the "Oxford English Dictionary"--and literary history. The compilation of the "OED," begun in 1857, was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, discovered that one man, Dr. W C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. When the committee insisted on honoring him, a shocking truth came to light... View more info

Historian as Detective

By: Winks, Robin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 11/6/2009

Seller ID: 6722522

ISBN: 6722522

Condition: USED


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Nonzero

By: Wright, Robert

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780679758945D

ISBN: 9780679758945D

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Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power

By: Yergin, Daniel

Price: $8.00

Publisher: FREE PR: 2/26/2014

Seller ID: 9781439110126

ISBN: 1439110123

Condition: USED


Deemed "the best history of oil ever written" by "Business Week "and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Daniel Yergin's Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power has been extensively updated to address the current energy crisis. View more info

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Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power

By: Yergin, Daniel

Price: $7.50

Publisher: 9/18/2014

Seller ID: 9780671799328

ISBN: 0671799320

Condition: USED


Pulitzer Prize Winner -- and Now an Epic PBS Series"The Prize" recounts the panoramic history of oil -- and the struggle for wealth power that has always surrounded oil. This struggle has shaken the world economy, dictated the outcome of wars, and transformed the destiny of men and nations. "The Prize" is as much a history of the twentieth century as of the oil industry itself. The canvas of this history is enormous -- from the drilling of the first well in Pennsylvania through two great world wars to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and Operation Desert Storm.The cast extends from wildcatte... View more info

Rats, Lice and History

By: Zinsser, Hans

Price: $1.00

Seller ID: SA4

ISBN: SA4

Condition: USED


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