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Life and Learning in Ancient Athens
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Life and Learning in Ancient Athens

By Hibler, Richard W

Lanham, MD: University Press Of America, 1988-11-08. Trade Paperback. Good. spine creasing, edge wear; This introductory text is designed to accommodate a variety of readers, from high school students studying classical subjects to tourists who wish to know more about the Golden Age of Greece. The author draws parallels between ancient Athenian culture and practices which are found in the world today. Contents: include: Introduction to Ancient Athens; Taking Care of Business; Sport and Leisure Activities; Captive and Captivating Women of Athens; Learning the Facts of Life-Athenian Education; Higher Education and Philosophic Thought; Socrates-the Questioning Gadfly; and Diogenes-The Shocking Cynic.

$6.99

The Americans: The Democratic Experience
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The Americans: The Democratic Experience

By Boorstin, Daniel J

New York: Vintage, 1974-07-12. Trade Paperback. Good. spine creasing, edge wear; Final volume in a trilogy, the first of which is the author's The Americans: the colonial experience, and the second of which is his The Americans: the national experience.

$1.00

Great Events of the 20th Century
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Great Events of the 20th Century

By Time Magazine [Editor]

New York: Time Life Education, 1998-04-01. Hardcover. Very Good. light edge wear; Since 1923, one magazine -- TIME -- has taken the pulse of the century week by week, and the result is an unparalleled chronicle of our times. Now, the editors of TIME have opened their archives to create this lasting portrait of one of history's most turbulent and memorable eras. From the death throes of Hitler's Nazi Reich to the birth pains of Israel, from the advent of the Iron Curtain to the toppling of the Berlin Wall.

$1.99

War
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War

By Dyer, Gwynne

New York: Crown Publishers Inc, 1985-01-01. Library Binding. Very Good/Good. edge tears to jacket, edge wear to jacket and boards; Gwynne Dyer's War is widely regarded as one of the most compelling analyses of the history and psychology of armed conflict. Veteran political journalist and military historian Dyer argues against the inevitability of warfare in clear, intelligent and eminently accessible prose, submitting neither to resignation nor false optimism. The multipolar world that has arisen since the fall of the Iron Curtain has forced a re-examination of the accepted fundamentals of history. Dyer traces the psychology of soldiers to the workings of whole armies, and then to broader historical movements and how they change over time - or don't. He argues that war, as an act of mass violence, has remained unchanged; the only real change has been technological. Can shared values, widely disseminated, help us move beyond mass warfare? Does the endless threat of terrorism help preserve the military status quo? Are traditional military and administrative hierarchies still relevant? Why do humans fight wars? Is it even possible to tame the impulse? How can we unlearn war?War is essential reading on the way to resolving these perennial questions, and is a valuable historical treatise as well as a fervent, persuasive call to pacifism.

$1.99

In the Heart of Ozark Mountain Country: A Popular History of Stone and Taney Counties, Including Branson, Missouri
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In the Heart of Ozark Mountain Country: A Popular History of Stone and Taney Counties, Including Branson, Missouri

By Reuter, Frank (editor)

Reeds Spring, MO: White Oak Press, 1992-08-01. Trade Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear;

$4.99

In Old Southampton
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In Old Southampton

By Halsey, Abigail Fithian

Southampton, NY: Southampton Book Company, 1940. Trade Paperback. Very Good. edge wear, some sunning;

$20.00

Backstory: Inside the Business of News
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Backstory: Inside the Business of News

By Auletta, Ken

New York: Penguin Press, 2003-12-29. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. light edge wear to boards and jacket; From Howell Raines and the "New York Times" to Roger Ailes and Fox News, America's most celebrated media journalist dissects the people and institutions shaping media, for good and for ill, in a time of profound change.

$1.99

The Fifties
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The Fifties

By Halberstam, David

New York: Villard, 1993-06-01. Trade Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear; The Puliter Prize-winning author of The Best and the Brightest offers a panoramic view of the 20th-century's most pivotal decade. Eisenhower, Dulles, Oppenheimer, McCarthy, Hoover, Nixon, and others are profiled in a portrait of a conflicted time--an age of material affluence and great political anxiety. Photos.

$1.99

The Clinton Tapes (Wrestling History with the President)
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The Clinton Tapes (Wrestling History with the President)

By Branch, Taylor

New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009-05-01. Trade Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear; While still a sitting president, Bill Clinton initiated a project to preserve for historians an unfiltered record of presidential experience. Clinton talks intimately over seven years to his long-time friend, a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, about what it's like to be president, highlighting major events from Clinton's two terms, including war in Bosnia, the anti-deficit crusade, health reform failure, anti-terrorist strikes, peace initiatives, the 1996 re-election campaign, and Whitewater investigations culminating in his 1999 impeachment trial.

$1.99

Fighter Wing: A Guided Tour of an Airforce Combat Wing (Tom Clancy's Military Referenc)
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Fighter Wing: A Guided Tour of an Airforce Combat Wing (Tom Clancy's Military Referenc)

By Clancy, Tom

New York: Berkley Trade, 1995-11-01. Trade Paperback. Good/Good. ex-library with usual markings; Tom Clancy takes readers on an inside tour of an Air Force combat wing--the planes, the technology, and the people--capturing the thrill of takeoff, the drama of a dogfight, and the relentless dangers which fighter pilots face every day of their lives. Exclusive photos, diagrams, and illustrations throughout.

$1.00

Miami and the Siege of Chicago: An Informal History of the Republican and Democratic Conventions of 1968
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Miami and the Siege of Chicago: An Informal History of the Republican and Democratic Conventions of 1968

By Mailer, Norman

New York: Signet, 1968. First Printing. Mass Market Paperback. Good. spine creasing, edge wear; Signet Q3785; Miami, Summer 1968. The Vietnam War is raging; Martin Luther King, Jr., and Bobby Kennedy have just been assassinated. The Republican Party meets in Miami and picks Richard Nixon as its candidate, to little fanfare. But when the Democrats back Lyndon Johnson's ineffectual vice president, Hubert Humphrey, the city of Chicago erupts. Antiwar protesters fill the streets and the police run amok, beating and arresting demonstrators and delegates alike, all broadcast on live television, and captured in these pages by one of America's fiercest intellects.

$2.99

The Revolt of the Masses
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The Revolt of the Masses

By Ortega Y Gasset, Jose

New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1964-04-01. Trade Paperback. Good. edge wear, some underlining; Social upheaval in early 20th-century Europe is the historical setting for this seminal study by the Spanish philosopher, Jose Ortega y Gasset. Continuously in print since 1932, Ortega's vision of Western culture as sinking to its lowest common denominator and drifting toward chaos brought its author international fame and has remained one of the influential books of the 20th century.

$2.22

Great Issues in American History:From Reconstruction to the Present Day, 1864-1969
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Great Issues in American History:From Reconstruction to the Present Day, 1864-1969

By Hofstadter, Richard (editor)

New York: Vintage, 1973-06-28. Mass Market Paperback. Good. spine creasing, edge wear;

$1.99

The Vietnam War (Twentieth Century Wars)
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The Vietnam War (Twentieth Century Wars)

By Anderson, David L

New York: Palgrave, 2005-04-16. Trade Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear; The Vietnam War endured for thirty years, cost billions of dollars, and resulted in thousands of Vietnamese, French, and American deaths. Massive American military intervention in Vietnam embroiled America in protests, placed enormous strains on the western alliance, and altered U.S. relations with the Soviet Union and China. David L. Anderson's concise overview critiques U.S. errors in magnifying the strategic importance of South-east Asia in the Cold War and in underestimating the strength of the Vietnamese communist movement.

$2.22

Toward disengagement in Asia : a strategy for American foreign policy
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Toward disengagement in Asia : a strategy for American foreign policy

By Gordon, Bernard K

Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1969-01-01. Trade Paperback. Good. edge wear, hinge creases;

$1.99

Planning A Tragedy: The Americanization of the War in Vietnam
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Planning A Tragedy: The Americanization of the War in Vietnam

By Berman, Larry

New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1983-08-17. Paperback. Good. spine creases, edge wear; "A thoroughly researched and highly perceptive study of the decisions that turned the tribal struggle in Vietnam into an American war. Berman's book fully documents the role of domestic policy in our tragic involvement. As one who watched the process at firsthand. I commend Professor Berman's book for its fairness and insight."- George W. Ball

$1.99

The Overland Migrations: Settlers to Oregon, California, and Utah
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The Overland Migrations: Settlers to Oregon, California, and Utah

By Lavender, David G.; National Park Service

Washington, DC: US Department of the Interior, 1980. Paperback. Good. ex-library with usual markings; edge wear; Tells the story of the pioneers and Mormons who set out for the West in wagon trains, and crossed the Great Plains and Rocky Mountains to settle in Oregon, Utah, and California. Also serves as a guide to the principal sites that illustrate the pioneers' journeys. Includes maps, photographs, and other illustrations.

$1.99

If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty
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If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty

By Metaxas, Eric

New York: Penguin Books, 2017-06-06. Trade Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear; If You Can Keep It is at once a thrilling review of America's uniqueness, and a sobering reminder that America's greatness cannot continue unless we truly understand what our founding fathers meant for us to be. The book includes a stirring call-to-action for every American to understand the ideals behind the 'noble experiment in ordered liberty' that is America. Metaxas believes America is not a nation bounded by ethnic identity or geography, but rather a radical and unprecedented idea, based upon liberty and freedom

$4.99

Russia, America, and the Cold War, 1949-1991
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Russia, America, and the Cold War, 1949-1991

By McCauley, Martin

New York: Longman, 1998-08-25. Trade Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear; This is the successor volume to Martin McCauley's phenomenally successful The Origins of the Cold War, 1941-1949. Dr McCauley tracks US/Soviet relations through the troubled years of the Cold War.

$2.99

Crucible of Power: A History of American Foreign Relations to 1913
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Crucible of Power: A History of American Foreign Relations to 1913

By Jones, Howard

Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2002-02-01. Trade Paperback. Very Good. light edge wear; Crucible of Power: A History of American Foreign Relations to 1913 presents a straightforward, balanced, and comprehensive history of American international relations from the American Revolution to 1913. This core text demonstrates the complexities of the decision-making process that led to the rise and decline of the United States (relative to the ascent of other nations) in world power status. This volume relies on the natural chronology of historical events to organize and narrate the story as the nation's leaders saw it. It will help students understand the plight of present-day policymakers who encounter an array of problems that are rarely susceptible to simple analysis and ready solution. This text is ideal for American diplomatic history survey courses and courses on American foreign policy from the American Revolution to the present.

$4.99

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