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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.


    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.


    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.


    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 Decline Of the West by Oswald Spengler

    Oswald Spengler, one of the most controversial historians of the twentieth century, was born in Blankenburg, Germany, in 1880. He studied mathematics, philosophy, and history in Munich and Berlin. Except for his doctor’s thesis on Heraclitus, he published nothing before the first volume of The Decline of the West, which appeared when he was thirty-eight. The Agadir crisis of 1911 provided the immediate incentive for his exhaustive investigations of the background and origins of our civilization. Spengler chose his main title in 1912, finished a draft of the first volume two years later, and published it in 1918. The second, concluding volume was published in 1922. The Decline of the West was first published in this country in 1926 (Vol. 1) and 1928 (Vol. 2); this abridged edition was first published here in 1962. For many years Spengler lived quietly in his home in Munich, thinking, writing, and pursuing his hobbies–collecting pictures and primitive weapons, listening to Beethoven quartets, and reading the comedies of Shakespeare and Molière. He took occasional trips to the Harz Mountains and to Italy. In 1936, three weeks before his fifty-sixth birthday, he died in Munich of a heart attack.


    Crusade In Europe by Dwight D Eisenhower



    None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen



    The Renaissance by Will Durant



    A Study Of History by Arnold J Toynbee



    Ramses II and His Time by Immanuel Velikovsky



    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


World History Books & Ephemera


    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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    Soldier and Civilian in the Later Roman Empire by MacMullen, Ramsay

    Harvard University Press. Hardcover. B000GQRVEQ Harvard University Press; Cambridge, 1967. Hardcover. Second Printing. Very Good, previous owner info in ink on front free endpaper else unmarked, light foxing to top text block edge, some handling wear to boards, in a Very Good, light fading to spine, neatly clipped front flap, some edge wear with few small tears, small chip to rear wrap, Dust wrapper. 8vo[octavo or approx. 6 x 9 inches], 221pp., indexed, bibliography, few b&w illustrations. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire. . Very Good.


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    The World Is Flat ( 3.0 Updated And Expanded ) by Thomas Friedman

    2007. Soft Cover. Very Good. Not Ex-Library Copy.Trade Paperback Edition.Nice Copy.Text Unmarked.Binding Is Solid.Corners Slightly Bumped.Not Ex-Library Copy.


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    The Treaty and Its Times: The Illustrated History by Paul Moon, Peter Biggs

    Resource Books, New Zealand, 2004. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Size: 9"-10" Tall. Quantity Available: 1. Category: World History; ISBN: 0908618182. ISBN/EAN: 9780908618187. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 32114. . 9780908618187


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    Meeting at Potsdam : the 1945 meeting between Churchill, Truman & Stalin to decide the future of Europe by Charles L. Mee jr

    Deutsch (1st), 1975. F in DW. 24x16cm. illus & maps


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    The Whaling City: A History of New London by Decker, Robert Owen

    Pequot Pr. Hardcover. 0871060531 The Pequot Press; Chester, 1976. Hardcover. First Edition. Good to Very Good, binding sturdy, some handling wear, some foxing/moisture spotting to boards, foxing to text block edges/fore-edge, some foxing to front/back matters, interior tidy, lightly sunned pages, lightly cocked with slight spine lean, in a Very Good, minimal wear/scuff marks, some edge/corner wear, Dust wrapper. A nice, clean unmarked copy. 8vo[octavo or approx. 6 x 9 inches], 415pp., indexed, b&w illustrations. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire. . Good.


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    The German Navy 1939-1945 : by Cajus Bekker

    Chancellor (ex Hamlyn), 1997. F in DW. 26.5x21cm. also covers its stealty build-up in the 20s,packed with photographs,


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    The Scourge of the Indies by Besson, Maurice,; Everard Thornton (transl)

    Random House. Hardcover. B0000CQDFI Random House; New York, 1929. Hardcover. Limited Edition (1040 copies for the US). Very Good, lightly shaken, sunned pages, top text block edge stained blue with some rub marks, moderate shelf wear, fading along board edges, some wear/scuff marks to board, else in a nice, clean and unmarked condition, without Dust wrapper, 4to[quarto or approx. 9.5 x 12 inches], 33pp., b&w illustrations, some color plates. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. Please Note: Depending on site, actual book for sale may differ physically from picture listed. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire. . Very Good.


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    Inside the Third Reich by Speer, Albert

    New York, New York, U.S.A.: Macmillan Pub Co, 1981. First Collier Books Edition . Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Translated from the German by Richard and Clara Winston. Introduction by Eugen Davidson. Very good red trade paperback. Light wear, creasing. (1981), 8vo, 596pp.


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    CHRONICLES OF ENGLAND, FRANCE, SPAIN, and Adjoining Countries - Two Volumes by Froissart, Sir John

    George Routledge and Sons. Hardcover. B009D5V1E2 George Routledge and Sons; New York, 1868. Hardcover. Complete 2 Volume Set. Very Good, 3/4 leather bound, AEG with some blemishes, moderate shelf wear, some wear/loss/abrasions to corners/joints/ spine edges/raised bands, 5 raised bands, 6 compartments, gilt title and Vol. number in 2nd and 3rd compartment, blind stamped illustrations in other compartments, some wear/rub marks to boards/spine, decorative endpapers, lightly sunned pages, minimal discoloration/spotting to front/back matters, binding firm and text block sturdy, very slightly starting hinges, without Dust wrapper. A nice, tidy, unmarked antiquarian set. 8vo[octavo or approx. 6 x 9 inches], (Vol.1) 768pp., (Vol.2) 732pp., indexed, several color plates throughout. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire. . Very Good.


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    The Peloponnesian War by Kagan, Donald

    New York: Viking. Hardcover. 2003. 1st Edition. 8vo 511pp . Near Fine in Near Fine DJ. One bottom corner slightly bumped .


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    Madness of Kings - Personal Trauma And The Fate Of Nations by Green, Vivian

    United Kingdom: Sutton Pub Ltd, 1994. 322pp. 870g. Illustrated in b/w. This book traces and studies the connections between madness and kingship from the early centuries ofthe Christian era to modern times. FINE In like d/w.. Reprint. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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    Babylon by Oates, Joan

    London, England: Thames And Hudson. Hardcover. 1979. 4th Printing. 8vo 215pp . Fine in Fine DJ. B&W Illustrations. Examines the city of Babylon from its beginnings in the 18th century B. C. Through its demise around A. D. 100. Discusses peoples such as the Sumerians, Hittites, and Assyrians. Describes the ruins that can still be seen. Discusses the legacy of Babylon to the modern world, including scientific, literary and administrative ideas. Ancient Peoples and Places Series, Vol. 94 .


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    History of the English People (Three-Volume Set) by Green, John Richard

    N.Y.: A.L. Burt Original green cloth on boards. Top edges gilt. Covers the period 449-1760. Previous owner's name in light pencil. No noticeable damage. 578, 501, and 453 pp., respectively.


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    Krakatoa. The Day The World Exploded: August 27, 1883 by Winchester, Simon

    New York: HarperCollins. Hardcover. 2003. 1st Edition. 8vo 416pp . Very Good in Fine DJ. B&W Illustrations. The DJ is the original wraparound. Text has some odor from an aromatic pipe tobacco .


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    La Cantiniere (France-Son Histoire)

    Boivin & Cie Editeurs: Ancienne Librairie Furne. Hardcover. B00N57K2PI Boivin & Cie Editeurs; Paris, ND. Hardcover. First edition. Text in French. Very Good, original gilt- color-pictorial cloth, all edges stained red, some wear to spines edges and corners, sunned pages, light wear/scuff marks to boards, starting hinges but still intact, several color illustrations. Overall a well preserved, tidy and unmarked antiquarian copy, without Dust wrapper, as issued. 4to[quarto or approx. 9.5 x 12 inches], unpaged. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire. . Very Good.


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    The Oxford History of the Twentieth Century by Louis, W Roger, and Howard, Michael, Sir, CBE, FBA (ed.), and Louis, William Roger (ed.)

    Light edge wear; previous owner's stamp on ffep; text looks unread; remainder mark on top edge. Cloth over boards; sewn binding. 458 p. Contains: illus., index.


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    A Brief History of Japan by Kaga, Gyozo

    Rosalie Anpo. PAPERBACK. B00BWFADZ4 Rosalie Anpo; City not noted, 1986. Paperback. Fine, errata and chronological table of history included, pamphlet appears unread, interior and extremities very tidy and unmarked. A nice and clean copy. 16mo[sextodecimo or approx. 4 x 6.75 inches]. 54pp. Select standard shipping and receive free upgrade to domestic 1st class. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire. . Fine.


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    The People from the Horizon: An Illustrated History of the Europeans Among the South Sea Islanders by Snow, Philip and Stefanie Waine

    Oxford, England: Phaidon Press. Hardcover. 1979. 1st Edition. 4to 296pp . Near Fine in Fine DJ. B&W and Color Illustrations. Thin cardboard slipcase. Edges have slight foxing .


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    Population of the Cook Islands by all, Geoffrey R Hayea Et

    Escap/SPC Country Monograph Series. PAPERBACK. Escap/SPC Country Monograph Series; 1983. Softcover. First edition. A Very Good, some handling to covers ut interior clean, copy in Oversize Wraps. 4to[quarto or aprx 8 x 11 inches], 222pp. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire. . Very Good. 1938.


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    The World Of The Ancient Maya by Henderson, John S

    Ithaca, NY: Cornell Univ. Press. Hardcover. 1997. 2nd Edition. Large 8vo 329pp . Fine in Fine DJ. B&W and Color Illustrations. Second edition of a book first published in 1981. 1st printing thus. The text has been thoroughly revised and many new photographs and drawings have been added .


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    History of the Conquest of Peru, with a Preliminary View of the Civilization of the Incas (2 Vols.) by Prescott, William H

    Harper and Brothers. Hardcover. B002F7X008 Harper and Brothers; New York, 1847. Hardcover. First Edition, 1st Issue: Missing "." (period) After the word "integrity" on page 467 of Volume 2. Good, moderate wear to board edges/spine edges, frayed spine edges/corner corners, heavy wear/rub marks to boards, bent board corners, dent to rear board of Vol. 1, heavy rub marks/dusting to text block edges, binding shaky, lightly sunned pages, heave rub marks and abrasions to pastedowns, unmarked, without Dust wrapper. 8vo[octavo or approx. 6 x 9 inches], (Vol. 1) 527pp., (Vol.2) 547pp., indexed. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire. . Good.


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    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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    God's Chinese Son: The Taiping Heavenly Kingdom of Hong Xiuquan by Spence, Jonathan D

    New York: W W Norton & Co Inc, 1996. First Edition . Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Fine brown illustrated cloth. Fine black color pictorial DJ. C on bottom edge. (1996), 8vo, xxvii, [6], 4-400pp. "The Taiping Uprising, led by Hong Xiuquan, was a massive millennial movement that, in its violent rise and fall between 1845 and 1864, cost at least twenty million Chinese their lives..."


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    The New Atlas of African History by Freeman-Grenville, G. S. P

    Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. 0136121519 Simon & Schuster; NY, 1991. Hardcover. First edition. Fine in a Fine Dustwrapper, NEW. 4to[quarto or aprx 9.5 x 12 inches], 144pp., b&w illustrations[maps] throughout, indexed. We pack securely and ship daily with delivery confirmation on every book. The picture on the listing page is of the actual book for sale. Additional Scan(s) are available for any item, please inquire. . Fine.


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    Halifax Warden Of The North by Raddall, Thomas H

    Toronto: Mcclelland and Stewart Ltd.. Good. 1984. Reprint. Softcover. Aged with some page discoloration - mild shelfwear at edges of cover - lightly used - does not appear to be marked. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 343 pages; , .


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