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"The Encyclopedia of World History: Ancient, Medieval, and Modern, Chronologically Arranged"

By: Stearns, Peter N.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:

Edition: 6

Seller ID: 9780395652374

ISBN: 0395652375

Condition: GOOD


For decades William L. Langer's best-selling ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WORLD HISTORY was the indispensable, authoritative guide to all of human history. Now, under the direction of a distinguished new editor, comes an updated and dramatically improved version for a new generation, the only encyclopedia of its kind with a bound-in, searchable compact disc of the complete text. The result is a wholly accessible, absorbing canvas of world history that no student, scholar, or amateur historian should be without. Renowned historian Peter N. Stearns and thirty prominent historians have combined their expe... View more info

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Jihad vs. McWorld: Terrorism's Challenge to Democracy

By: "Barber, Benjamin"

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Ballantine Books:

Seller ID: 9780345383044

ISBN: 0345383044

Condition: GOOD


Jihad vs. McWorld is a groundbreaking work, an elegant and illuminating analysis of the central conflict of our times: consumerist capitalism versus religious and tribal fundamentalism. These diametrically opposed but strangely intertwined forces are tearing apart--and bringing together--the world as we know it, undermining democracy and the nation-state on which it depends. On the one hand, consumer capitalism on the global level is rapidly dissolving the social and economic barriers between nations, transforming the world's diverse populations into a blandly uniform market. On the other ... View more info

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The Power of Gold: The History of an Obsession

By: "Bernstein, Peter L."

Price: $8.45

Publisher: Wiley:

Seller ID: 9780471003786

ISBN: 0471003786

Condition: very good


In this exciting new book, Peter L. Bernstein, who chronicled the evolution of risk in his recent bestseller, Against the Gods, tells the story of history's most coveted, celebrated, and inglorious asset: gold. From the ancient fascinations of Moses and Midas through the modern convulsions caused by the gold standard and its aftermath, gold has led many of its most eager and proud possessors to a bad end. Gold had them, rather than the other way around. And while the same cycle of obsession and desperation may reverberate in today's fast-moving, electronically-driven stock markets, the role of... View more info

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"America's Deadliest Export: Democracy, the Truth About US Foreign Policy, and Everything Else"

By: "Blum, William"

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Zed Books:

Seller ID: 9781780324456

ISBN: 1780324456

Condition: GOOD


For over 65 years, the United States war machine has been on auto pilot. Since World War II, the world has believed that US foreign policy means well, and that America's motives in spreading democracy are honorable, even noble. In this startling and provocative book from William Blum, one of the United States' leading non-mainstream chroniclers of American foreign policy and author of the popular online newsletter, "Anti-Empire Reports," demonstrates that nothing could be further from the truth. "America's Deadliest Export" is the in-depth expose of the many contradictions surrounding the natu... View more info

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The Anatomy of Revolution

By: "Brinton, Crane"

Price: $1.25

Publisher: Vintage:

Seller ID: 9780394700441

ISBN: 0394700449

Condition: GOOD


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"Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies"

By: "Diamond, Jared M."

Price: $8.45

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company:

Seller ID: 9780393317558

ISBN: 0393317552

Condition: GOOD


In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance in our understanding of human societies, Guns, Germs, and Steel chronicles the way that the modern world came to be and stunni... View more info

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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

By: "Diamond, Jared"

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 9780143036555

ISBN: 0143036556

Condition: GOOD


In his runaway bestseller "Guns, Germs, and Steel," Jared Diamond brilliantly examined the circumstances that allowed Western civilizations to dominate much of the world. Now he probes the other side of the equation: What caused some of the great civilizations of the past to fall into ruin, and what can we learn from their fates? Using a vast historical and geographical perspective ranging from Easter Island and the Maya to Viking Greenland and modern Montana, Diamond traces a fundamental pattern of environmental catastrophe?one whose warning signs can be seen in our modern world and that we i... View more info

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"A History of Knowledge: Past, Present, and Future"

By: "Doren, Charles Van"

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books:

Seller ID: 9780345373168

ISBN: 0345373162

Condition: GOOD


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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"Pessimist's Guide to History: An Irrestistible Guide to Compendium of Catastrophies, Babarities, Massacres and Mayhe"

By: "Flexner, Stuart, Flexner, Doris"

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Avon Books (P):

Seller ID: 9780380762361

ISBN: 0380762366

Condition: GOOD


The original "irreverent jaunt through the catastrophes, cataclysms and outrages that shaped our world" has sold more than 73,000 copies. This updated edition takes us from the Big Bang (it was an explosion, after all) to the turn of the millennium, with more than 10,000 new words and 100 new entries that chronicle the disasters, bad decisions, and downright evil events that have taken place since September 1991 (the last entry, in the first book). With a light but informative tone and a handy timeline of events, this is addictively friendly fare for those who want a different -- and, some mig... View more info

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The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

By: "Friedman, Thomas L."

Price: $13.75

Publisher: "Farrar, Straus and Giroux":

Seller ID: 9780374292881

ISBN: 0374292884

Condition: very good


When scholars write the history of the world twenty years from now, and they come to the chapter "Y2K to March 2004," what will they say was the most crucial development? The attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11 and the Iraq war? Or the convergence of technology and events that allowed India, China, and so many other countries to become part of the global supply chain for services and manufacturing, creating an explosion of wealth in the middle classes of the world's two biggest nations, giving them a huge new stake in the success of globalization? And with this "flattening" of the globe,... View more info

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A Little History of the World (Little Histories)

By: "Gombrich, E. H."

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Yale University Press:

Seller ID: 9780300143324

ISBN: 030014332X

Condition: very good


In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no prospect of a job, the 26-year-old Ernst Gombrich was invited by a publishing acquaintance to attempt a history of the world for younger readers. Amazingly, he completed the task in an intense six weeks, and "Eine kurze Weltgeschichte fur junge Leser "was published in Vienna to immediate success, and is now available in seventeen languages across the world.Toward the end of his long life, Gombrich embarked upon a revision and, at last, an English translation. "A Little History of the World "presents his lively and involving history to English-lan... View more info

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The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World

By: "Greenspan, Alan"

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 9780143114161

ISBN: 0143114166

Condition: GOOD


"The Age Of Turbulence" is Alan Greenspan's incomparable reckoning with the contemporary financial world, channeled through his own experiences working in the command room of the global economy longer and with greater effect than any other single living figure. Following the arc of his remarkable life's journey through his more than eighteen-year tenure as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board to the present, in the second half of "The Age of Turbulence" Dr. Greenspan embarks on a magnificent tour d'horizon of the global economy. The distillation of a life's worth of wisdom and insight into... View more info

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Below the Convergence: Voyages Toward Antarctica 1699-1839

By: "Gurney, Alan"

Price: $7.45

Publisher: Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 9780140272604

ISBN: 0140272607

Condition: very good


From astronomer Edmond Halley's 1699 voyage in the Paramore to sealer John Balleny's 1839 excursion in the Eliza Scott, Below the Convergence tells the story of British, American, and Russian expeditions to Antarctica -- the fabled Terra Australis Incognita.In search of scientific knowledge, national prestige, and profit, these courageous explorers captured the hearts and attention of their countrymen who longed to hear what lay below the Convergence, the sea frontier marking the boundary between the freezing Antarctic waters and the warmer sub-Antartic seas. The stories of their herculean ... View more info

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By: "Kelen, Emery"

Price: $7.95

Publisher: NY, 1966

Seller ID: 5-1H006

Condition: VERY GOOD-


"Tight, bright, clean and square but has slightly softened and faded spine ends. Clipped dust jacket is present but age-soiled, scratched and with small chips on spine ends. Biography of the former Secretary General of the United Nations." View more info

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The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000

By: "Kennedy, Paul"

Price: $5.60

Publisher: Vintage:

Seller ID: 9780679720195

ISBN: 0679720197

Condition: GOOD


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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Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World

By: "MacMillan, Margaret"

Price: $8.45

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks:

Seller ID: 9780375760525

ISBN: 0375760520

Condition: GOOD


National Bestseller "New York Times" Editors' Choice Winner of the PEN Hessell Tiltman Prize Winner of the Duff Cooper Prize Silver Medalist for the Arthur Ross Book Award of the Council on Foreign Relations Finalist for the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award For six months in 1919, after the end of "the war to end all wars," the Big Three--President Woodrow Wilson, British prime minister David Lloyd George, and French premier Georges Clemenceau--met in Paris to shape a lasting peace. In this landmark work of narrative history, Margaret MacMillan gives a dramatic and inti... View more info

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"The Origins of the Modern World: A Global and Ecological Narrative from the Fifteenth to the Twenty-first Century, 2nd Edition (World Social Change)"

By: "Marks, Robert B."

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780742554191

ISBN: 0742554198

Condition: GOOD


This clearly written and engrossing book presents a global narrative of the origins of the modern world from 1400 to the present. Unlike most studies, which assume that the "rise of the West" is the story of the coming of the modern world, this history, drawing upon new scholarship on Asia, Africa, and the New World, constructs a story in which those parts of the world play major roles. Robert B. Marks defines the modern world as one marked by industry, the nation state, interstate warfare, a large and growing gap between the wealthiest and poorest parts of the world, and an escape from "the b... View more info

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"Tear Down This Wall: A City, a President, and the Speech that Ended the Cold War"

By: "Ratnesar, Romesh"

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster:

Seller ID: 9781416556916

ISBN: 1416556915

Condition: GOOD


On June 12, 1987, Ronald Reagan addressed a crowd of 20,000 people in West Berlin in the shadow of the Berlin Wall. The words he delivered that afternoon would become among the most famous in presidential history. "Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate," Reagan said. "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall " Elegant and dramatic, "Tear Down This Wall" is the definitive account of one of the most memorable speeches in recent history and a reminder of the power of a president's words to change the world. View more info

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"The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power and Politics of the World Trade, 2nd Edition"

By: "Rivoli, Pietra"

Price: $9.45

Publisher: Wiley:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780470287163

ISBN: 0470287160

Condition: GOOD


"The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy" has been lauded by the New York Times, Financial Times, and reviewers worldwide. Translated in fourteen languages, "Travels" has received numerous awards for its frank and nuanced discussion of global economic realities. Now updated and revised--including a discussions of environmental issue--this fascinating book illustrates crucial lessons in the debate on globalization.The major themes and conclusions from the first edition are intact, but in response to questions from readers and students around the world, the second edition now includes:... View more info