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Chasing the Flame: One Man's Fight to Save the World

By: Power, Samantha

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780143114857

ISBN: 0143114859

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In this perfect match of author and subject, Pulitzer Prize-winner Samantha Power tackles the life of Sergio Vieira de Mello, whose work for the U.N. before his 2003 death in Iraq was emblematic of moral struggle on the global stage. Power has drawn on a staggering breadth of research (including 400 interviews) to show us a heroic figure and the conflicts he waded into, from Cambodia's Khmer Rouge to the slaughter in Bosnia to the war-torn Middle East. The result is a peerless portrait of humanity and pragmatism, as well as a history of our convulsive age. View more info

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History of Private Life: volume 5 Riddles of Identity in Modern Times

By: Prost, Antoine, et al

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Publisher: 1/11/2015

Seller ID: 9780674399792

ISBN: 067439979X

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I See a Voice: Deafness, Language and the Senses--A Philosophical History

By: Ree, Jonathan

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Publisher: 7/18/2017

Seller ID: 9780805062557

ISBN: 0805062556

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A groundbreaking study of deafness, by a philosopher who combines the scientific erudition of Oliver Sacks with the historical flair of Simon Schama. There is nothing more personal than the human voice, traditionally considered the expression of the innermost self. But what of those who have no voice of their own and cannot hear the voices of others? In this tour de force of historical narrative, Jonathan Ree tells the astonishing story of the deaf, from the sixteenth century to the present. Ree explores the great debates about deafness between those who believed the deaf should be mad... View more info

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One World Divisible: A Global History Since 1945 (The Global Century Series)

By: Reynolds, David

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780393321081

ISBN: 0393321088

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Global change has accelerated at an unprecedented pace in the last half-century. The trajectory of change points in different directions, with the world growing at once more interconnected and more fragmented. Commerce and migrations, television and the World Wide Web suggest a story of growing interconnection, while at the same time the proliferation of nation-states and the divisions rooted in religion, race, and material inequality tell of separation and conflict. David Reynolds s brilliant history captures both themes and grounds them vividly in the people and events of the last fifty year... View more info

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Empathic Civilization, race to global consciousness in a world in crisis

By: Rifkin, Jeremy

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Publisher: JEREMY TARCHER PUBL:

Seller ID: 9781585427659

ISBN: 1585427659

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"One of the leading big-picture thinkers of our day" ("Utne Reader") delivers his boldest work in this erudite, tough-minded, and far-reaching manifesto. Never has the world seemed so completely united-in the form of communication, commerce, and culture-and so savagely torn apart-in the form of war, financial meltdown, global warming, and even the migration of diseases. No matter how much we put our minds to the task of meeting the challenges of a rapidly globalizing world, the human race seems to continually come up short, unable to muster the collective mental resources to truly "t... View more info

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Discovery of Middle Earth: Mapping the Lost World of the Celts

By: Robb, Graham

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Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 9780393349924

ISBN: 0393349926

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20th Century

By: Roberts, J.M

Price: $10.00

Publisher: 6/20/2016

Seller ID: 9780670884568

ISBN: 0670884561

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From J. M. Roberts, one of our greatest historians, comes an engrossing one-volume history of the extraordinary century we've just lived through. Going beyond a traditional chronological narrative of events, Roberts identifies the major long-term changes that underlie them, pointing in particular to worldwide increases in life expectancy; major advances in science and technology; the radical reconfiguration of the global economy; the disappearance of empires; the decline of white hegemony; and the changing role of women. View more info

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Short History of the World

By: Roberts, J.M.

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Seller ID: 9780195115048

ISBN: 019511504X

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Here is a compact and affordable edition of J. M. Robert's acclaimed world history. Vividly written and beautifully illustrated, it brings the outstanding breadth of scholarship and international scope of the larger volume within the grasp of most readers. Completely up-to-date, comprehensive yet succinct, it takes readers on an amazing journey from the first appearance of Homo sapiens to recent chapters in the exploration of space. Informative, beautifully rendered maps, photographs of key archaeological finds, and stunning reproductions of important artwork (some in full color) bring the pas... View more info

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Story of Writing: Alphabets, Hieroglyphs & Pictograms

By: Robinson, Andrew

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Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780500286609

ISBN: 0500286604

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Andrew Robinson explains the interconnection between sound, symbol, and script in a succinct and absorbing text. He discusses each of the major writing systems in turn, from cuneiform and Egyptian and Mayan hieroglyphs to alphabets and the scripts of China and Japan, as well as topics such as the Cherokee "alphabet" and the writing of runes. Full coverage is given to the history of decipherment, and a provocative chapter devoted to undeciphered scripts challenges the reader: can these codes ever be broken? In this revised edition, the author reveals the latest discoveries to have an impact on ... View more info

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Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention

By: Rosen, William

Price: $6.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC:

Seller ID: 9781400067053

ISBN: 1400067057

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If all measures of human advancement in the last hundred centuries were plotted on a graph, they would show an almost perfectly flat line--until the eighteenth century, when the Industrial Revolution would cause the line to shoot straight up, beginning an almost uninterrupted march of progress. In The Most Powerful Idea in the World, William Rosen tells the story of the men responsible for the Industrial Revolution and the machine that drove it--the steam engine. In the process he tackles the question that has obsessed historians ever since: What made eighteenth-century Britain such fertil... View more info

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House of Rothschild: Money's Prophets 1798-1848

By: Rothschild/Ferguson, Niall

Price: $9.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 4/8/2015

Seller ID: 9780140240849

ISBN: 0140240845

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In his rich and nuanced portrait of the remarkable, elusive Rothschild family, Oxford scholar and bestselling author Niall Ferguson uncovers the secrets behind the family's phenomenal economic success. He reveals for the first time the details of the family's vast political network, which gave it access to and influence over many of the greatest statesmen of the age. And he tells a family saga, tracing the importance of family unity and the profound role of Judaism in the lives of a dynasty that rose from the confines of the Frankfurt ghetto and later used its influence to assist oppressed Jew... View more info

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Back Over There: One American Time-Traveler

By: Rubin, Richard

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Seller ID: 9781250084323

ISBN: 1250084326

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Lend Me Your Ears: Great Speeches in History

By: Safire, William

Price: $7.50

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780393040050

ISBN: 0393040054

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Culture and Imperialism

By: Said, Edward W.

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Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 1/8/2011

Seller ID: 9780679750543

ISBN: 0679750541

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A landmark work from the intellectually auspicious author of Orientalism that explores the long-overlooked connections between the Western imperial endeavor and the culture that both reflected and reinforced it. " Said is a brilliant . . . scholar, aesthete and political activist." --Washington Post Book World. View more info

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Trial of the Cannibal Dog: The Remarkable Story of Captain Cook's Encounters in

By: Salmond, Anne

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Publisher: YALE UNIV PR: 7/27/2010

Seller ID: 9780300100921

ISBN: 0300100922

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This vivid book retells the story of Captain Cook's great voyages in the South Seas, focusing on the encounters between the explorers and the island peoples they "discovered." While Cook and his men were initially confounded by the Polynesians, they were also curious. Cook and his crew soon formed friendships-and often more intimate relationships-with the islanders. The islanders, who initially were not certain if the Englishmen were even human, came to experiment with Western customs and in some cases joined the voyagers on their expeditions. But familiarity quickly bred contempt. Shipboard d... View more info

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Mental Floss History of the World

By: Sass, Erik

Price: $7.00

Publisher: COLLINS: 2/6/2014

Seller ID: 9780060784775

ISBN: 0060784776

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History is . . . (a) more or less bunk.(b) a nightmare from which I am trying to awaken.(c) as thoroughly infected with lies as a street whore with syphilis.Match your answers: (1) Stephen Daedalus of James Joyce's Ulysses(2) Henry Ford(3) Arthur SchopenhauerIt turns out that answer need not be bunk, nightmarish, or diseased. In the hands of mental_floss, history's most interesting bits have been handpicked and roasted to perfection. Packed with little-known stories and outrageous--but accurate--facts, you'll laugh yourself smarter on this joyride through 60,000 years of human civiliz... View more info

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Scribble, Scribble, Scribble: Writing on Politics, Ice Cream, Churchill, and My

By: Schama, Simon

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 9780062009869

ISBN: 0062009869

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The New York Times has hailed renowned historian and social commentator Simon Schama as a writer who "entwine s] past and present into a meaningful, continuous whole." His deeply thoughtful and vastly knowledgeable books such as The Power of Art, The American Future, and the National Book Critics Circle Award finalist Rough Crossings have won acclaim for their intellectually rich and entertaining studies of the individuals and influences that have shaped the human condition, from the French Revolution to the political past and future of America, from the power of art to the role of nature i... View more info

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Dead Certainties

By: Schama, Simon

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Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780679736134

ISBN: 0679736131

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Railway Journey

By: Schivelbusch, Wolfgang

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 4/28/2011

Seller ID: 0520059298

ISBN: 0520059298

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Whoppers: History's Most Outrageous Lies and Liars

By: Seifert, Christine

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9781936976980

ISBN: 1936976986

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