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Image for Modern Times: The World from the Twenties to the Nineties, Revised Edition

Modern Times: The World from the Twenties to the Nineties, Revised Edition

By: Johnson, Paul

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 3/29/2017

Seller ID: 9780060922832

ISBN: 0060922834

Condition: USED


Covers a seventy year span in chronological essays. Includes master index. View more info

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Ghost Map

By: Johnson, Steven

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 11/13/2012

Seller ID: 9781594489259

ISBN: 1594489254

Condition: USED


From the dynamic thinker routinely compared to Malcolm Gladwell, E. O. Wilson, and James Gleick, The Ghost Map is a riveting page-turner with a real-life historical hero that brilliantly illuminates the intertwined histories of the spread of viruses, rise of cities, and the nature of scientific inquiry. These are topics that have long obsessed Steven Johnson, and The Ghost Map is a true triumph of the kind of multidisciplinary thinking for which he's become famous-a book that, like the work of Jared Diamond, presents both vivid history and a powerful and provocative explanation of what it m... View more info

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Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World

By: Johnson, Steven

Price: $6.00

Seller ID: 9780399184499

ISBN: 039918449X

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Thinking the Twentieth Century

By: Judt, Tony

Price: $8.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780143123040

ISBN: 0143123041

Condition: USED


"Ideas crackle" in this triumphant final book of Tony Judt, taking readers on "a wild ride through the ideological currents and shoals of 20th century thought." ("Los Angeles Times") One of our most brilliant historians, Tony Judt brings the past century vividly to life in this unprecedented and original history. Structured as a series of intimate conversations between Judt and his friend and fellow historian Timothy Snyder, "Thinking the Twentieth Century" presents the triumphs and the failures of the twentieth century's most prominent intellectuals and their ideas, guiding readers through th... View more info

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Memory Chalet

By: Judy, Tony

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN PR:

Seller ID: 9781594202896

ISBN: 1594202893

Condition: USED


A "New York Times Book Review" Notable Book of the Year ""It might be thought the height of poor taste to ascribe good fortune to a healthy man with a young family struck down at the age of sixty by an incurable degenerative disorder from which he must shortly die. But there is more than one sort of luck. To fall prey to a motor neuron disease is surely to have offended the Gods at some point, and there is nothing more to be said. But if you must suffer thus, better to have a well-stocked head." -Tony Judt " "The Memory Chalet" is a memoir unlike any you have ever read before. Each ess... View more info

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Ends of the Earth: A Journey to the Frontiers of Anarchy

By: Kaplan, Robert D.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 1/12/2011

Seller ID: 9780679751236

ISBN: 0679751238

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Monsoon: The Indian Ocean and the Future of American Power

By: Kaplan, Robert D.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC: 7/20/1600

Seller ID: 9780812979206

ISBN: 0812979206

Condition: USED


On the world maps common in America, the Western Hemisphere lies front and center, while the Indian Ocean region all but disappears. This convention reveals the geopolitical focus of the now-departed twentieth century, but in the twenty-first century that focus will fundamentally change. In this pivotal examination of the countries known as "Monsoon Asia"--which include India, Pakistan, China, Indonesia, Burma, Oman, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Tanzania--bestselling author Robert D. Kaplan shows how crucial this dynamic area has become to American power. It is here that the fight for democra... View more info

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Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 15

By: Kennedy, Paul

Price: $5.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 3/10/2015

Seller ID: 9780679720195

ISBN: 0679720197

Condition: USED


About national and international power in the "modern" or Post Renaissance period. Explains how the various powers have risen and fallen over the 5 centuries since the formation of the "new monarchies" in W. Europe. View more info

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Catastrophe: an Investigation into the Orgins of the Modern World

By: Keys, David

Price: $9.00

Publisher: 6/13/2013

Seller ID: 9780345408761

ISBN: 0345408764

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What They Never Told You in History Class, Volume One

By: Khamit-Kush, Indus

Price: $7.00

Publisher: LUSHENA BOOKS INC: 7/22/2017

Seller ID: 9781886433236

ISBN: 1886433232

Condition: USED


This new, two-volume edition of "What They Never Told You In History Class" is the first major revision in over fifteen years. It contains a wealth of new information that has never been included in any previous edition. It has now been divided into two volumes. View more info

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Skeletons on the Zahara

By: King, Dean

Price: $5.00

Publisher: BACK BAY BOOKS: 1/31/2011

Seller ID: 9780316159357

ISBN: 0316159352

Condition: USED


Everywhere hailed as a masterpiece of historical adventure, this enthralling narrative recounts the experiences of twelve American sailors who were shipwrecked off the coast of Africa in 1815, captured by desert nomads, sold into slavery, and subjected to a hellish two-month journey through the bone-dry heart of the Sahara. The ordeal of these men - who found themselves tested by barbarism, murder, starvation, death, dehydration, and hostile tribes that roamed the desert on camelback - is made indelibly vivid in this gripping account of courage, brotherhood, and survival. View more info

Most Evil Women in History

By: Klein, Shelley

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 4/24/2014

Seller ID: 9780760745564

ISBN: 0760745560

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The City

By: Kotkin, Joel

Price: $6.00

Publisher: MODERN LIB: 11/1/2014

Seller ID: 9780375756511

ISBN: 0375756515

Condition: USED


If humankind can be said to have a single greatest creation, it would be those places that represent the most eloquent expression of our species's ingenuity, beliefs, and ideals: the city. In this authoritative and engagingly written account, the acclaimed urbanist and bestselling author examines the evolution of urban life over the millennia and, in doing so, attempts to answer the age-old question: What makes a city great? Despite their infinite variety, all cities essentially serve three purposes: spiritual, political, and economic. Kotkin follows the progression of the city from the ea... View more info

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Cod

By: Kurlansky, Mark

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 11/5/2016

Seller ID: 9780140275018

ISBN: 0140275010

Condition: USED


From the Bestselling Author of Salt and The Basque History of the World Cod, Mark Kurlansky's third work of nonfiction and winner of the 1999 James Beard Award, is the biography of a single species of fish, but it may as well be a world history with this humble fish as its recurring main character. Cod, it turns out, is the reason Europeans set sail across the Atlantic, and it is the only reason they could. What did the Vikings eat in icy Greenland and on the five expeditions to America recorded in the Icelandic sagas? Cod, frozen and dried in the frosty air, then broken into pieces and ea... View more info

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Nonviolence

By: Kurlansky, Mark

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 1/12/2014

Seller ID: 9780679643357

ISBN: 0679643354

Condition: USED


In this timely, highly original, and controversial narrative, "New York Times "bestselling author Mark Kurlansky discusses nonviolence as a distinct entity, a course of action, rather than a mere state of mind. Nonviolence can and should be a technique for overcoming social injustice and ending wars, he asserts, which is why it is the preferred method of those who speak truth to power. "Nonviolence" is a sweeping yet concise history that moves from ancient Hindu times to present-day conflicts raging in the Middle East and elsewhere. Kurlansky also brings into focus just why nonviolence is ... View more info

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Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man

By: Kurlansky, Mark

Price: $5.00

Publisher: ANCHOR:

Seller ID: 9780767930307

ISBN: 0767930304

Condition: USED


While working as a fur trapper in Labrador, Canada, Clarence Birdseye encountered an age-old problem: bad food and an unappealing, unhealthy diet. However, he observed that fresh vegetables wetted and left outside in the Arctic winds froze in a way that maintained their integrity after thawing. As a result, he developed his patented Birdseye freezing process and started the company that still bears his name. Birdseye forever changed the way we preserve, store, and distribute food, and the way we eat. Mark Kurlansky's vibrant and affectionate narrative reveals Clarence Birdseye as a quin... View more info

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Salt: A World History

By: Kurlansky, Mark

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 9/20/2015

Seller ID: 9780142001615

ISBN: 0142001619

Condition: USED


From the Bestselling Author of Cod and The Basque History of the World In his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of humankind. A substance so valuable it served as currency, salt has influenced the establishment of trade routes and cities, provoked and financed wars, secured empires, and inspired revolutions. Populated by colorful characters and filled wit... View more info

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Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Why Some are so Rich and Some are so Poor

By: Landes, David S.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 12/4/2013

Seller ID: 9780393318883

ISBN: 0393318885

Condition: USED


The Wealth and Poverty of Nations is David S. Landes's acclaimed, best-selling exploration of one of the most contentious and hotly debated questions of our time: Why do some nations achieve economic success while others remain mired in poverty? The answer, as Landes definitively illustrates, is a complex interplay of cultural mores and historical circumstance. Rich with anecdotal evidence, piercing analysis, and a truly astonishing range of erudition, The Wealth and Poverty of Nations is a "picture of enormous sweep and brilliant insight" (Kenneth Arrow) as well as one of the most audaciously... View more info

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When the Mind Hears: a History of the Deaf

By: Lane, Harlan

Price: $8.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 10/15/2013

Seller ID: 9780679720232

ISBN: 0679720235

Condition: USED


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Thunderstruck

By: Larson, Erik

Price: $5.00

Publisher: THREE RIVERS PR: 1/28/2015

Seller ID: 9781400080670

ISBN: 1400080673

Condition: USED


A true story of love, murder, and the end of the world's "great hush" In "Thunderstruck," Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men--Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication--whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time. Set in Edwardian London and on the stormy coasts of Cornwall, Cape Cod, and Nova Scotia, "Thunderstruck" evokes the dynamism of those years when great shipping companies competed to build the biggest, fastest ocean liners, scientifi... View more info