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    How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill

    How The Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe is a non-fiction historical book written by Thomas Cahill. Cahill argues a case for the Irish people's critical role in preserving Western Civilization from utter destruction by the Germanic tribes. The book retells the story from the collapse of the Roman Empire and the pivotal role played by members of the clergy at the time.


    A Short History Of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

    A Short History of Nearly Everything is a general science book by Bill Bryson, which explains some areas of science, using a style of language more accessible to the general public than many other books dedicated to the subject. It was the bestselling popular science book of 2005 in the UK, selling over 300,000 copies. A Short History deviates from Bryson's popular travel book genre, instead describing general sciences such as chemistry, paleontology, astronomy, and particle physics.


    From Dawn To Decadence by Jacques Barzun

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [803]-828) and indexes.


    Tragedy and Hope by Carroll Quigley

    Scanned, OCR full text (some typos) available at http://www.archive.org/ http://www.alexanderhamiltoninstitute.org/


    The Path Between the Seas by David McCullough

    Describes all the events and personalities involved in the monumental undertaking which precipitated revolution, scandal, economic crisis, and a new Central American republic Bibliography: p. 655-669. Includes index.


    The Gifts Of the Jews by Thomas Cahill

    The author of the runaway bestseller How the Irish Saved Civilization has done it again. In The Gifts of the Jews Thomas Cahill takes us on another enchanting journey into history, once again recreating a time when the actions of a small band of people had repercussions that are still felt today.The Gifts of the Jews reveals the critical change that made western civilization possible. Within the matrix of ancient religions and philosophies, life was seen as part of an endless cycle of birth and death; time was like a wheel, spinning ceaselessly. Yet somehow, the ancient Jews began to see time differently. For them, time had a beginning and an end; it was a narrative, whose triumphant conclusion would come in the future. From this insight came a new conception of men and women as individuals with unique destinies--a conception that would inform the Declaration of Independence--and our hopeful belief in progress and the sense that tomorrow can be better than today. As Thomas Cahill narrates this momentous shift, he also explains the real significance of such Biblical figures as Abraham and Sarah, Moses and the Pharaoh, Joshua, Isaiah, and Jeremiah.Full of compelling stories, insights and humor, The Gifts of the Jews is an irresistible exploration of history as fascinating and fun as How the Irish Saved Civilization.From the Trade Paperback edition.


    Survival In Auschwitz by Primo Levi

    If This Is a Man is a work of witness by the Italian author Primo Levi. It was influenced by his experiences in the concentration camp at Auschwitz during the Second World War. It can be described as a memoir or a personal narrative, but it goes beyond mere recollection by seeking to consider the human condition in all its extremes through the narrative form.


    Salt by Mark Kurlansky

    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 with an unending series of fascinating details, Salt by Mark Kurlansky is a supremely entertaining, multi-layered masterpiece.   Mark Kurlansky is the author of many books including Cod, The Basque History of the World , 1968 , and The Big Oyster . His newest book is Birdseye.


    King Leopold’S Ghost by Adam Hochschild

    In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber, brutalized its people, and ultimately slashed its population by ten million--all the while shrewdly cultivating his reputation as a great humanitarian. Heroic efforts to expose these crimes eventually led to the first great human rights movement of the twentieth century, in which everyone from Mark Twain to the Archbishop of Canterbury participated. King Leopold's Ghost is the haunting account of a megalomaniac of monstrous proportions, a man as cunning, charming, and cruel as any of the great Shakespearean villains. It is also the deeply moving portrait of those who fought Leopold: a brave handful of missionaries, travelers, and young idealists who went to Africa for work or adventure and unexpectedly found themselves witnesses to a holocaust. Adam Hochschild brings this largely untold story alive with the wit and skill of a Barbara Tuchman. Like her, he knows that history often provides a far richer cast of characters than any novelist could invent. Chief among them is Edmund Morel, a young British shipping agent who went on to lead the international crusade against Leopold. Another hero of this tale, the Irish patriot Roger Casement, ended his life on a London gallows. Two courageous black Americans, George Washington Williams and William Sheppard, risked much to bring evidence of the Congo atrocities to the outside world. Sailing into the middle of the story was a young Congo River steamboat officer named Joseph Conrad. And looming above them all, the duplicitous billionaire King Leopold II. With great power and compassion, King Leopold's Ghost will brand the tragedy of the Congo--too long forgotten--onto the conscience of the West.


    The Rise and Fall Of the Great Powers by Paul Kennedy

    The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers: Economic Change and Military Conflict From 1500 to 2000, by Paul Kennedy, first published in 1987, explores the politics and economics of the Great Powers from 1500 to 1980 and the reason for their decline. It then continues by forecasting the positions of China, Japan, the European Economic Community (EEC), the Soviet Union and the United States through the end of the 20th century.


    The March Of Folly by Barbara W Tuchman

    Barbara W. Tuchman (1912–1989) achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmermann Telegram and international fame with The Guns of August —a huge bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Her other works include Bible and Sword, The Proud Tower, Stilwell and the American Experience in China (for which Tuchman was awarded a second Pulitzer Prize), Notes from China, A Distant Mirror, Practicing History, The March of Folly, and The First Salute .


    The Places In Between by Rory Stewart

    In January 2002 Rory Stewart walked across Afghanistan-surviving by his wits, his knowledge of Persian dialects and Muslim customs, and the kindness of strangers. By day he passed through mountains covered in nine feet of snow, hamlets burned and emptied by the Taliban, and communities thriving amid the remains of medieval civilizations. By night he slept on villagers' floors, shared their meals, and listened to their stories of the recent and ancient past. Along the way Stewart met heroes and rogues, tribal elders and teenage soldiers, Taliban commanders and foreign-aid workers. He was also adopted by an unexpected companion-a retired fighting mastiff he named Babur in honor of Afghanistan's first Mughal emperor, in whose footsteps the pair was following. Through these encounters-by turns touching, con-founding, surprising, and funny-Stewart makes tangible the forces of tradition, ideology, and allegiance that shape life in the map's countless places in between.


    Ramses II and His Time by Immanuel Velikovsky



    None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen



    The Renaissance by Will Durant



    A Study Of History by Arnold J Toynbee



    Crusade In Europe by Dwight D Eisenhower



    Peoples Of the Sea by Immanuel Velikovsky



    The Reformation by Will Durant



    The Age Of Napoleon by Will; Durant, Ariel Durant

    From [the Wikipedia page for *The Story of Civilization*][1]: The Story of Civilization, by husband and wife Will and Ariel Durant, is an eleven-volume set of books covering Western history for the general reader. The volumes sold well for many years, and sets of them were frequently offered by book clubs. The series was written over a span of more than four decades, and totals four million words across nearly 10,000 pages, but is incomplete. In the first volume (Our Oriental Heritage, which covers the history of the East through 1933), Will Durant stated that he wanted to include the history of the West through the early 20th century. However, the series ends with The Age of Napoleon because the Durants both died in the 1980s – she in her 80s and he in his 90s – before they could complete additional volumes. The first six volumes of The Story of Civilization are credited to Will Durant, with Ariel receiving recognition in the acknowledgements. In later volumes, beginning with The Age of Reason Begins, Ariel is credited as a co-author. [1]: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Story_of_Civilization


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    A History Of the Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani

    In a bestselling work of profound and lasting importance, the late Albert Hourani told the definitive history of the Arab peoples from the seventh century, when the new religion of Islam began to spread from the Arabian peninsula westwards, to the present day. It is a masterly distillation of a lifetime of scholarship and a unique insight into a perpetually troubled region. This updated edition by Malise Ruthven adds a substantial new chapter which includes recent events such as 9/11, the US invasion of Iraq and its bloody aftermath, the fall of the Mubarak and Ben Ali regimes in Egypt and Tunisia, and the incipient civil war in Syria, bringing Hourani's magisterial history up to date. Ruthven suggests that while Hourani can hardly have been expected to predict in detail the massive upheavals that have shaken the Arab world recently he would not have been entirely surprised, given the persistence of the kin-patronage networks he describes in his book and the challenges now posed to them by a new media-aware generation of dissatisfied youth. In a new biographical preface, Malise Ruthven shows how Hourani's perspectives on Arab history were shaped by his unique background as an English-born Arab Christian with roots in the Levant.


    Distant Mirror by Tuchman, Barbara W

    Barbara W. Tuchman (1912–1989) achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmermann Telegram and international fame with The Guns of August —a huge bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Her other works include Bible and Sword, The Proud Tower, Stilwell and the American Experience in China (for which Tuchman was awarded a second Pulitzer Prize), Notes from China, A Distant Mirror, Practicing History, The March of Folly, and The First Salute .


    The Discoverers by Boorstin, Daniel J



    The Timetables Of History by Grun, Bernard



    From Vienna To Versailles by Seaman, L C B



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    Four Queens: The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe by Goldstone, Nancy

    NY: Penguin Books. Good. 2007. Softcover. Lightly used, mild edge wear from handling - unmarked. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 336 pages .


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    Constantine's Sword: The Church and the Jews: A History by Carroll, James

    Boston, Mass: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition (Number Line With The One Present). Includes Bibliographical References, Index And Chapter Notes. The Book Is Bound In One Quarter Black Cloth Over Black Paper With Gilt Lettering On The Spine. The Book Has A Very Light Bump To The Upper Front Corner And Some Sagging Of The Text Block At The Upper Spine. The Unclipped Jacket Has Minor Wear.


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    How the Irish Saved Civilization by Thomas Cahill

    Doubleday, 1996. Later printing. Paperback. Very Good +. Looks new, light edge wear and mark on bottom edge. We inspect all our books. We package carefully and ship quickly. Check back often for new listings.


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    The Land of Twelve Foot Davis (A History of the Peace River Country) by MacGregor, James G

    Edmonton, Canada: Applied Art Products, 1952. Cloth. 395 pages. Illustrated. Index. Signed by the author. No dust jacket. A solid copy with only light wear. . First Edition. Very Good.


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    The Later Years 1945-1962: Volume III of Diaries and Letters by Nicolson, Harold

    New York: Atheneum, 1968. Edited by Nigel Nicolson, Harold Nicolson's son, these diaries and letters give an uncompromising view of Britain during the years following the Second World War as Harold and his beautiful wife Vita adapt to the major changes in the social, political, and artistic world around them. Nicholson continues to present a candid image of his marriage to Vita Sackville-West but ended his diaries in 1962, when Vita Died. This Second Printing from September, 1968 edition is in Fine condition, with minimal wear, and a Very Good+ dust jacket, with a two-inch closed tear on the spine, a smaller closed tear on the rear panel, and a small chip. The dust jacket spine has browning. I've placed the non price-clipped dust jacket into an archival Brodart protective sleeve. The book is bound in a deep woven blue cloth with die-stamped silver titles on the front panel, and die-stamped gilt titles on the spine. The book measures 6 1/4 by 9 5/8 inches and includes 448 pages. The book includes photo inserts. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good+. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan; Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan, Second Series by Hearn, Lafcadio

    Leipzig: Bernhard Tauchnitz Two volumes. Reprint. 1907. 1910. Red cloth with gilt lettering to spines. 319 pp. 320 pp. Small bookseller's label in each volume. Pages are yellowing, but they're not brittle. A clean set with only light wear. . Very Good.


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    Japan: Travels and Researches Undertaken at the Cost of the Prussian Government by Rein, J.J

    New York: A. C. Armstrong and Son, 1884. Book. Good+. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Dark-brown cloth hardcover with gold lettering to spine and front; orange and tan decorations to binding; no jacket; black endpapers; 543 pages; 21 illustrations, some of them maps, most of them plates; two large color foldout maps in back. Good plus condition: moderate wear to corners and fore-edges of boards with a little loss of cloth; slight general scuffing to boards; straight and tight; ownership inscription and a name stamped to half-title page, otherwise clean and unmarked; short tear to one of the maps. New plastic protective jacket..


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    Red Storm on the Reich: The Soviet March on Germany, 1945 by Duffy, Christopher

    NY: Atheneum. Good in Good dust jacket. 1991. First Printing. Hardcover. Lightly used, mild wear at binding edges from handling - unmarked. Nice, used copy. DJ improved with new, clear mylar cover. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 403 pages .


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    Noticias Historicas sobre los Pueblos de Ajuchitlan, Coyuca, Cutzamala, Coahuayutla, Petatlan, Tecpan, Atoyac by Vargas Rea, L (editor)

    35 pages. Octavo (8" x 6") issued in wrappers. From the library of George M Foster. First edition limited to 100 copies of which this is number 71. The original of this manuscript is located in the National Musuem of Mexico and is in volume 182 of Fondo Franciscano. George McClelland Foster, Jr born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on October 9, 1913, died on May 18, 2006, at his home in the hills above the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as a professor from 1953 to his retirement in 1979, when he became professor emeritus. His contributions to anthropological theory and practice still challenge us; in more than 300 publications, his writings encompass a wide diversity of topics, including acculturation, long-term fieldwork, peasant economies, pottery making, public health, social structure, symbolic systems, technological change, theories of illness and wellness, humoral medicine in Latin America, and worldview. The quantity, quality, and long-term value of his scholarly work led to his election to the National Academy of Sciences in 1976. Virtually all of his major publications have been reprinted and/or translated. Provenance from the executor of Foster's library laid in. Condition: Foster's stamp to front wrapper. Corners bumped, spine sunned, pages age toned else a very good copy.


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    View of the State of Europe During the Middle Ages by Hallam, Henry

    New York: D. Appleton, 1912. Complete in two volumes. Reprint. Cloth. Bookplates. Introduction by George Lincoln Burr. Index. No dust jackets. Pages are yellowing, but they're not brittle. A solid set. . Very Good.


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    The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers Economic Change and Military Conflict from 1500 to 2000 by Kennedy, Paul

    New York: Random House. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1988. Sixth Printing. Hardcover. 0394546741 . "In this wide-ranging analysis of global politics over the past five centuries, Yale historian Paul Kennedy focuses on the critical relationship of economic to military power as it affects the rise and fall of empires." Ships same or next business day. Text block is pulled away from spine head, minor edge wear, fabric on spine head is lightly faded; overall, pages are tight, bright, and clean. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, small water stain on spine head that caused a tiny amount of blue to bleed onto the jacket, lightly yellowed on flaps and edges of covers. ; Maps; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 678 pages .


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    Stalin's Successors: Leadership, Stability, and Change in the Soviet Union by Bialer, Seweryn

    Cambridge: Cambridge Univeristy Press. NF. 1981. Reprint. Paperback. Reprint. 5 3/4" x 9" trade paperback is in near fine condition. Rubs t o the book's corners and spine tips. Some dust soiling at the edge of the book's lower page block. .


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    Between the Danube and the Caucasus: A Collection of Papers Concerning the Oriental Sources on History of the Peoples of Central & South-Eastern Euro ... peoples of South-Eastern and Central Europe) by Gyorgy Kara

    Budapest: Akademiai Kiado, 1987. Hardcover. Very Good. 8vo. 373 pages. Blue hardcover. Moderate rubbing and wear to the binding; the corners are a little bumped. A sound copy with secure inner hinges. Text is a little toned but unmarked.


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    A History of Private Life: Vol. II - Revelations of the Medieval World by Duby, Georges (Ed.)

    Cambridge, MA & London: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1988. WYSIWYG pricing--no added shipping charge for standard shipping within USA. Green cloth, grey cloth spine with gilt-on-black titles, xvi, 650 pp, 16 ff color plates, hundreds of b & w illustrations in text, bibliography, index. 1-cm tears in margins of two color plates, else fine. DJ extremities rubbed, rear panel chipped; in Brodart archival cover. According to the DJ, "the historian as archaeologist unearths a growing number of letters, literature, marriage contracts, arts, and artifacts from which to construct a vivid picture of life in peasant's hut and pope's palace, in monastery and merchant's house, in castle, fortress, and village" in 11th through 14th-century Europe. Shipping weight 4 lbs.. First US Edition. . G/VG. 23½ X 18 cm.


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    The Story of the Irish Race : A Popular History of Ireland. [Tuatha De Danann; Milesians; Ireland Of the Ancients; Conor Macnessa; Cuchullain; TConn Of Hundred Battles; Cormac Macart; Tara; Faris; Fionn & Fian; Break Of Ulster; Niall Of Nine Hostages; Irish Invasions Of Britain; Pagan Ireland; Irish Christianity Before St. Patrick; Brehon Laws; St. Bridget; Women In Ancient Ireland; Colm Cille; Poets; Irish Kingdom Of Scotland; Saints; Learning In Ancient Ireland; Irish Missionaries Abroad; Irish Scholars Abroad; Vikings In Ireland; Hospitability; Tribe; Manner Of Living In Ancient Ireland; Structural Antiquities; Arts; English Invasion; Norman & Gael; Trade In Medieval Ireland; Learning; Geraldines; Henry VIII's Policies; Shane Proud, etc] by MacManus, Seumas, 1869-1960

    Old Greenwich, CT : Devin-Adair Company, 1945., 1945. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Rev. ed., 737 pp., 24 cm. ; green and grey cloth with Celtic design, in pictorial dustjacket ; Contents : Early colonisations -- The tuatha de danann -- The milesians -- Some notable milesian royalties -- Ireland in the lore of the ancients -- Conor MacNessa -- Cuchullain -- Two first century leaders -- Conn of the hundred battles -- Cormac MacArt -- Tara -- The faris -- Fionn and the fian -- The break of Ulster -- Niall of the nine hostages -- Irish invasions of Briatin -- General review of pagan Ireland -- Irish Christianity before St. Patrick -- St. Patrick -- The brehon laws -- St. Bridget -- Women in ancient Ireland -- Colm Cille -- The poets -- The Irish kingdom of Scotland -- The centuries of the saints -- Learning in ancient Ireland -- The Irish missionaries abroad -- Irish scholars abroad -- The Vikings in Ireland -- Hospitability in ancient Ireland -- The tribe -- Manner of living in ancient Ireland -- Structural antiquities -- Various arts of ancient Ireland -- The English invasion -- Norman and Gael -- Trade in medieval Ireland -- Learning in medieval Ireland -- The Geraldines -- Henry VIII's policies -- Shane the proud -- Elizabeth continues the conquest -- Red Hugh -- The nine years' war -- Suppressing the race -- The Ulster plantation -- The rising of 1641 -- The war of the forties -- Cromwell -- The Cromwellian settlement -- The williamite wars -- The later penal laws -- "The wild geese" -- The suppression of Irish trade -- The volunteers -- Theobald Wolfe tone -- The united Irishmen -- The rising of 1798 -- The union -- Robert Emmet -- Daniel O'Connell -- O'Connell the idol -- Catholic emancipation -- O'Connell's power and popularity -- Through the thirities -- The great repeal fight -- The end of O'Connell -- Young Ireland -- The great famine -- The fenians -- Charles Steward Parnell -- The land struggle begins -- The land league -- The ladies' land league -- Fall of Parnell and of parliamentarianism -- The modern literature of Ireland -- Sinn Fein -- Easter rising -- The last war? -- The Dawning. ; "In making this compilation, the political narrative common to all Irish histories is given briefly. But, non-political phases of our race's history-often far more important than the political, and usually omitted or only hinted at-are gone into more largely: such as the ancient customs, laws, learning, literature, scholars, teachers, saints, missionaries-and in more modern times the spiritual struggles and sufferings of our people." ; bookplate ; VG/VG.


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    Our Way of Life: Twelve Aspects of the British Heritage by Wand, J. W. C., The Rt. Rev.; et al

    London: Country Life (1951). Blue cloth with gilt lettering. 152 pp. Photos. No dust jacket. Article from 1951 Manchester Guardian laid in. Moderate wear to binding, contents clean and tight. Twelve chapters on important features of British social life including Faith, The Constitution, Sea Heritage, Cathedrals, Poetry, Music, Art, Wild Life, and Cricket.. First Edition. Very Good.


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    The Mustard Seed: A Biography of Igwe L.N. Ukah, the Ohaire I of Mgbowo by Akpa, Egbuna; Ukah, Igwe L. N

    Baset Pub, 1996 Cover has edge wear, creases, scratches, rubbed/bent cover/page corners, rubbed spine. No writing. Very good.. Soft Cover. Very Good. Book.


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    Making Peace by Mitchell, George J

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. 192 pp. Photos. Signed by the author. Dust jacket has a short tear. A clean, attractive copy. "The Democratic senator and diplomat describes his long and arduous quest for a peace accord in Northern Ireland, detailing his struggle to bring together hostile opposing parties, the difficult negotiations, his relationship with the main players, and the final agreement.". First Edition. Very Good/Very Good.


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    Western/Eastern Hemisphere by Thomson, John:

    Edinburgh, c. 1819. Two sheets, copper engraving, each approx 32 x 25 cms, engraved by Nathaniel Hewitt after James Wyld senior, original hand-colour, blank verso. Map


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    The Shadow of the Winter Palace by Edward Crankshaw

    Very nice First Edition hardcover, pages are clean, crisp and sharp, binding tight. Cover boards near fine, 1/4 brown cloth, black boards, slight bumping along spine edges, Dust cover near fine, minor rubbing to tips and edges. A fresh and bright copy. --An elegantly expostulatory narrative about the Russian century between the failed 1825 Decembrist conspiracy against Tsardom & the WWI collapse. Crankshaw, author of Khrushchev ('66) & Tolstoy ('74), focuses on the monarchy itself, the "sad fatuity" of its earlier attempts to ablish serfdom & the ministers who perpetuated "the sheer frivolity of the system," a waste of talent "more damaging than its brutalities." The book concludes, 1st, that the Tsars were a pretty foolish lot, & 2nd, that Russian reformers tended either to rely on the central autocracy to implement their hopes or to form a bloc with the revolutionary


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    Papeles de Nueva Espana. Segunda Serie. Geografia y Estadistica. Tomo V by Paso y Troncoso, Francisco del (1842-1916)

    286+iv pages with five facsimile indigenous maps. Size Royal Octavo (9 1/2" x 7"). Issued in original wrappers. Volume five, Relaciones Geograficas de la Diocesis de Tlaxcala. Manuscripts of the Real Academia de la Historia de Mardrid y del Archivo de Indias en Sevilla. Year 1580-1582. First Edition. Modern scholarship continues to be deeply indebted to the labors of Francisco del Paso y Troncoso, less for any extended completed studies or synthesis than for a lifetime of collecting historical materials of the greatest importance to continuing investigation. His activities in Europe during the 23 years he spent searching out, copying and preparing for publication a vast store of prime documentary materials for the pre-Conquest and colonial history of Mexico have been abundantly documented. Paso y Troncoso saw his prime mission as twofold. First, he proposed to gather and publish as complete a corpus of Sahagun documents as possible. His interest in the great Franciscan had stemmed from the days when Paso y Troncoso as a young man had helped Joaquin Garcia Icazbalceta prepare the latter's Bibliografia mexicana del siglo XVI. Second, he expected to copy documentary source materials related to colonial Mexico, an elaborate group of varied papers which he generically called "Papeles de Nueva Espana." In a letter from Madrid, Paso y Troncoso outlined to the Secretary of Public Instruction his views and plans for the "Papeles de Nueva Espana". He mentioned that for various reasons the material had he had compiled for publication under that general title should be divided into series, each according to the class of data it contained. Each series would begin with a volume 1, and subsequent volumes would include similar documents, rather than being only a single series with diverse materials. Various circumstances frustrated Paso y Troncoso's dream of putting numerous volumes of several series each of the PNE into print. He published four relatively complete volumes, and two partial volumes, of Series 2. "Geography and Statistics." Complete were volumes 1, 4, 5, 6 and partially complete were volumes 3 and 7. At Paso y Troncoso's death various works were in the printing houses of Spain. Most of these volumes seem to have been lost or dispersed. Only volume 1 of series was published, Salazar's Cronica de Nueva Espana. Several later hands have dipped into the mass of material Paso y Troncoso compiled for PNE and have utilized his transcripts or copies for publication. Condition: Spine and edges sunned, edge wear with some small tears, unread else a very good copy.


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    20th Century Journey: The Nightmare Years : 1930-1940. Vol. II by Shirer, William L

    Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1984. Book. Hardcover. 4th Printing.. Hardcover.Cloth & bds; 8vo., 654pp.No names or other markings. Dime-size spot of light soilung top edge, else V.Good in Fine D/j.


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    Voyage of the Damned by Thomas, Gordon; Witts, Max Morgan

    New York, New York, U. S. A.: Stein and Day, 1974. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition (Statement Of First Published, 1974). Includes Bibliographical References. The Book Is Bound In Orange Paper Over One Quarter Black Cloth With Gold Stamped Lettering On The Spine And Gilt Stamped Signatures Of The Authors On The Front. The Page Edges Have Tanned. The Jacket Has Been Protected By Clear Plastic.


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    Korean Reunification : New Perspectives and Approaches by Kwak, Tae-Hwan (editor); Kim, Chonghan (editor); Kim, Hong Nack (editor)

    Boulder, CO, U.S.A.: Westview Press, 1985 First edition. DJ has edge wear, creases, scratches, rubbed corners/spine, slightly chipped. Boards have edge wear, rubbed corners/spine. Owner's name on flyleaf. Minor note on r.f.e.p. No writing in text. Very good.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. Book.


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