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How the Irish Saved Civilization

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

A Short History Of Nearly Everything

by Bill Bryson

In A Short History of Nearly Everything, Bryson follows his greatest challenge yet: to understand—and, if possible, answer—the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. From the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. The result is a profound, funny, and wonderfully clear and entertaining adventure into the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it.
From Dawn To Decadence

From Dawn To Decadence

by Jacques Barzun

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

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

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

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;... Read more
Salt

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... Read more
The Rise and Fall Of the Great Powers

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.
King Leopold’S Ghost

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... Read more
The March Of Folly

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

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,... Read more
The Reformation

The Reformation

by Will Durant

The Renaissance

The Renaissance

by Will Durant

Crusade In Europe

Crusade In Europe

by Dwight D Eisenhower

A Study Of History

A Study Of History

by Arnold J Toynbee

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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... Read more
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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.
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Peoples Of the Sea

by Immanuel Velikovsky

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Ramses II and His Time

by Immanuel Velikovsky

World History Books & Ephemera

Distant Mirror

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 Timetables Of History

The Timetables Of History

by Grun, Bernard

The Discoverers

The Discoverers

by Boorstin, Daniel J

From Vienna To Versailles

From Vienna To Versailles

by Seaman, L C B

Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition

Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition

by Caroline Alexander

Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Used; Very Good. Alfred Knopf Inc 1998 Hardcover. Pages are clean and unmarked. Jacket has light wear at edges. Book Condition: Very Good Jacket Condition: Very Good . 1998. HARDCOVER.
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$12.95
THE IMPRESSIONISTS

THE IMPRESSIONISTS

by Raymond Cogniat, Antoine Terrasse

This is a first edition of The Impressionists, part of the The Universal History of Painting, a series published in 1979 by Ferni Geneva. (I also have The Primitives of Italy from the same series.)

It was written by the highly-regarded French art critic and journalist Raymond Cogniat (1896-1977) who was, among other things, heads of the arts section at Le Figaro. However, he died while writing the book, so it was finished by the French art historian Antoine Terrasse (1928-2013).

This book does not... Read more
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CA$85.00
The Story of the English Towns: Leeds

The Story of the English Towns: Leeds

by Fletcher, J. S

London: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1919 No DJ. Ex-college library with usual stamps, markings, card pocket, pastedown, spine indexing, etc. Cloth boards have minor stains, edge wear, scratches, scuffs, rubbed corners/spine. Dirt on edge.. Cloth. Good/No Jacket. Book.
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$30.00
Blood in the Sand: More Forgotten Wars of the 19th Century

Blood in the Sand: More Forgotten Wars of the 19th Century

by Ian Hernon

The History Press, 2001. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Firmly bound and very carefully read, Both book & unclipped jacket are in excellent clean condition. No inscription or ownership markings. Small tear to the corner of the jacket but no loss. .
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£12.50
Pistols Of The World: The Definitive Illustrated Guide To The World's Pistols And Revolvers

Pistols Of The World: The Definitive Illustrated Guide To The World's Pistols And Revolvers

by Hogg, Ian;Weeks, John

Northbrook, Illinois, U.S.A.: Dbi Books, 1992. Soft cover. Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Stated 3Rd Edition. No Ownership Information Present And The Text Appears To Be Clean And Without Marks. The Page Edges Have Tanned Due To Age And Paper Quality.
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$6.99
The Climax of a World Quest: The Story of Puget Sound, the Modern Mediterranean of the Pacific

The Climax of a World Quest: The Story of Puget Sound, the Modern Mediterranean of the Pacific

by Cotterill, George F

Seattle, Washington: Olypmic Publishing Company, 1927. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. No jacket. Top page ridge lightly foxed, light stain on bottom page ridge, pages faintly toned. 1927 Hard Cover. 226 pp. Green cloth boards with gilt title on spine and on front board. Decorated endpapers. Includes two maps. "Puget Sound (/?pju?d??t/) is a sound of the Pacific Northwest, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean, and part of the Salish Sea. It is located along the northwestern coast of the U.S. state of... Read more
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$25.00
The giant bathroom book of the history of the world

The giant bathroom book of the history of the world

by Tiballs, Geoff

London: Constable And Robinson , 2008. 1st Printing. Soft cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Printing Of This Paperback Edition. Minor Wear With A Reading Crease.
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$3.99
The European Discovery Of America-The Northern Voyages A. D. 500-1600

The European Discovery Of America-The Northern Voyages A. D. 500-1600

by Morison, Samuel Eliot

New York: Oxford University Press, 1971. Hardcover. Good/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bce. (Book Club Edition). Light Shelf Wear. Shelf Wear At The Edges With A Few Tiny Tears. Very Short Gift Inscription On The Front Pastedown. Foxing To The Top Edges
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$3.99
THE HUNDRED YEARS WAR, A WIDER FOCUS

THE HUNDRED YEARS WAR, A WIDER FOCUS

by Villalon, L.J. Andrew & Kagay, Donald J. (Eds.)

Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2005. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. An compilation of essays on the Hundred Years War, edited by Villalon and Kagay. lv, 520pp, 10 illustrations, 20 maps. As new. (Due to the size/weight of this book, an extra shipping charge may apply to destinations outside the U.S.A.).
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$200.00
Goddesses, Whores, Wives, And Slaves: Women In Classical Antiquity

Goddesses, Whores, Wives, And Slaves: Women In Classical Antiquity

by Pomeroy, Sarah B

New York: Schocken Books. Paperback. 1975. 2nd Printing. 8vo 265pp . Fine with no DJ. B&W Illustrations .
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$9.41
Nepal: The Hard Drug Scene, and The Role of Parents and Teachers in Saving Their Children From Drugs

Nepal: The Hard Drug Scene, and The Role of Parents and Teachers in Saving Their Children From Drugs

by Gafney, Fr. Thomas E. and Sampurna Man Maskey

Kathmandu, Nepal: Nepal Jesuit Society, 1989. Other. Very good. A contemporaneous copy of a three-page, staplebound speech given by Maskey on his first-hand experiences as a heroin addict and subsequent recovery with the help of the Jesuit-founded Freedom Centre (a drug rehab program for boys and men); with statistics and observations of the drug problem in Nepal more broadly. Also includes a two-page companion piece by Gafney, founder of St. Xavier Social Centre which houses the Freedom Centre, on how... Read more
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$30.00
Qwa Qwa / Thaba Nchu Clippings 1975-1982

Qwa Qwa / Thaba Nchu Clippings 1975-1982

Roma, Lesotho: Institute for Southern Africa Studies, National University of Lesotho, 1983. Paperback. Very good. Quarto (30 cm), pp. 112. Blue paper wrappers. Xeroxed newspaper articles on hand-numbered pages from nine English language publications in Johannesburg, Bloemfontein, and Qwa Qwa. Wrappers are sunned, with light edge wear.
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$25.00
A History of the Arab Peoples: With a New Afterword

A History of the Arab Peoples: With a New Afterword

by Albert Hourani

2010-03-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be re-issue. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
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$51.66
Explorations & Adventures in Equatorial Africa

Explorations & Adventures in Equatorial Africa

by Paul B. Du Chaillu

Part of the Time Life series Classics of Exploration. Leatherette binding with red and gilt inlaid frame to front board and red and gilt design and lettering (with raised bands) to spine. Explanatory insert included. Facsimile of the 1861 edition, lavishly illustrated, complete with fold-out illustration and map, preserving historical authenticity of the original work, including typographical errors and printing irregularities. With yellow ribbon bookmark, marbled endpapers.
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£49.99
Victory in Europe: D-day to the Fall of Berlin

Victory in Europe: D-day to the Fall of Berlin

by Farrington, Karen

Ice Water Press, Australia, 2010. Softcover. Very Good. Size: 10"-12" Tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military & Warfare; World History; ISBN: 1921718978. ISBN/EAN: 9781921718977. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 28595. . 9781921718977
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AU$14.00
Ancient Landscapes : Studies in Field Archaeology

Ancient Landscapes : Studies in Field Archaeology

by John Bradford

Ancient Landscapes : Studies in Field ArchaeologyJohn BradfordG Bell & Sons, London, 1957, 1st edition hardback with wrapper, VG/gd. 297 pp, 25 figures in the text, 75 b/w plates. Tan cloth / gilt. Foxed end papers and page edges. Wrapper chipped on edges and with several short tears. Internally clean, binding sound. HEAVY book, UK mainland delivery only. 41523 ARCHAEOLOGY £17.00
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£17.00
THE CREATORS: A History of Heroes of the Imagination

THE CREATORS: A History of Heroes of the Imagination

by Boorstin, Daniel J

New York: Random House. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1992. First Printing. Hard Cover. 0394543955 . Quarter bound in publisher's green cloth over green boards, gilt lettering on spine, contains a newspaper clipping from February 29, 2004 detailing the obituary of Daniel J. Boorstin.. Tape on front dust jacket cover and top of spine, else tight, square, unmarked, and clean. NEAR FINE/VERY GOOD. . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. xiv, (i), 811, (3) pp .
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$15.00
RECORDS OF THE SCOTTISH VOLUNTEER FORCE 1859-1908

RECORDS OF THE SCOTTISH VOLUNTEER FORCE 1859-1908

by Lieutenant-General Sir James Moncrieff Grierson

This is a first printing of the facsimile edition of Records of the Scottish Volunteer Force 1859-1908, which was first published in 1909. It is a work on Scottish army uniforms written by the British Army Lieutenant-General Sir James Moncrieff Grierson (1859-1914). It was re-issued in 1972; this is a copy from that printing.

It includes a general account of the origin and history of the military units raised in the dates cited, primarily to serve throughout the empire, from... Read more
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CA$50.00
Stalin's Nemesis: The Exile and Murder of Leon Trotsky

Stalin's Nemesis: The Exile and Murder of Leon Trotsky

by Patneaude, Bertrand M

Faber & Faber, London, 2009. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Size: 9"-10" Tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: World History; ISBN/EAN: 9780571228751. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 14102. . 9780571228751
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AU$30.00
Olmec to Aztec: Settlement Patterns in the Ancient Gulf Lowlands

Olmec to Aztec: Settlement Patterns in the Ancient Gulf Lowlands

by Stark, Barbara L.; Arnold, Philip J. (Editors)

U.S.A.: University of Arizona Press, 1997. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. First Edition (Stated First Printing). Includes List Of Contributers, Bibliographical References And Index. The Book Is Bound In Green Cloth With Gilt Stamped Lettering On The Spine. Minor Wear.
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$49.99
Churchill: A Life

Churchill: A Life

by Gilbert, Martin

New York: Henry Holt and Company-, 1991. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Book club edition. Edges foxed. 1991 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxii, 1066 pp. Includes black & white photographs & maps. A distillation of the most important insights uncovered during official Churchill biographer Martin Gilbert's research for the magnificent eight-volume Life of Churchill. "With the publication of the eighth and final volume of his official... Read more
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$8.00
What the Boys Did Over There

What the Boys Did Over There

by Themselves; Fox, Henry L. (Editor); Forrestal, Sergt. N.L. (Copy-Editor)

New York: Allied Overseas Veterans' Stories Co., Inc., 1919. This is probably a First Edition but is not stated as such and includes no later printing history. This incredible work is dedicated to those "boys" from World War I who are buried in Belgium and France by their surviving comrades, each one telling his own story of his involvement in the War to End All Wars. Of course, these true stories of war were written more than 90 years ago, and so all the boys are dead now. But their words... Read more
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$24.99
The Hundred Years War;  The English in France, 1337-1453

The Hundred Years War; The English in France, 1337-1453

by Seward, Desmond

New York, New York, U. S. A.: Atheneum, 1978. Soft cover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. No Edition Or Printing Stated. Includes Bibliographical References And Index. Light Sunning To The Spine And Part Of The Front Cover.
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$5.99
Peru (in two volumes)

Peru (in two volumes)

by Prescott, William H

New York: Peter Fenelon Collier, 1898. 1st ed. . Hardcover. X-Lib VG/No Jacket. 764 pages. Four b/w illustrations in each volume. Dark red with leather spine and tips. Gilt top edge, Bright gilt title and decoration on spine. This is Prescott's classic work on the Comquest of Peru. Two volumes. Spine tops chipped. Matches binding of other books in series Nations of the World. X-Lib VG/No Jacket. Former library copy, minimal stamps & marks, card pocket. Item #: B6454.
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$19.50