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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
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
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 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 Decline Of the West

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.... Read more
Ramses II and His Time

Ramses II and His Time

by Immanuel Velikovsky

The Renaissance

The Renaissance

by Will Durant

The Reformation

The Reformation

by Will Durant

Crusade In Europe

Crusade In Europe

by Dwight D Eisenhower

Peoples Of the Sea

Peoples Of the Sea

by Immanuel Velikovsky

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.

World History Books & Ephemera

A History Of the Arab Peoples

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... Read more
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

ARISTOTLE'S CHILDREN How Christians, Muslims, and Jews Rediscovered  Ancient Wisdom and Illuminated the Middle Ages

ARISTOTLE'S CHILDREN How Christians, Muslims, and Jews Rediscovered Ancient Wisdom and Illuminated the Middle Ages

by Rubenstein, Richard E

Mariner Books. Very Good. 2004. Reprint. Paperback. 0156030098 . 8.0 X 5.2 X 1.0 inches .
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$13.35
Les Six Derniers Mois de L'Amérique et du Brésil: Faisant Suite aux Ouvrages du Même Auteur sur les Colonies

Les Six Derniers Mois de L'Amérique et du Brésil: Faisant Suite aux Ouvrages du Même Auteur sur les Colonies

by Pradt, Dominique Georges Frédéric de R. De

Paris: F. Béchet, 1818. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good +. [6], 267, [1] p.; 22 cm. Original pink paper wrappers with printed paper spine label. Untrimmed. Verso of half title page contains list of booksellers in other cities selling books printed by Imprimerie de Poulet. Verso of table of contents contains list of other works by Pradt. First edition. This volume discusses independence movements in South America, in particular developments in the second half of 1817, as well as the... Read more
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$438.00
The General History of the Vast Continent and Islands of America, Commonly Call’d The West-Indies, from The First Discovery thereof: With the Best Accounts the People could give of their Antiquities. Collected from the Original Relations sent to the Kings of Spain

The General History of the Vast Continent and Islands of America, Commonly Call’d The West-Indies, from The First Discovery thereof: With the Best Accounts the People could give of their Antiquities. Collected from the Original Relations sent to the Kings of Spain

by De Herrera, Antonio

London. Jer. Batley at The Dove. 1725-1726. Bound in full period calfskin. Elaborate gilt ruled spine compartments with gilt-tooled fleural motifs. Red and green morocco labels.All edges marbled. 8v0. 5"x8". The First Edition in English - the First Edition having been published in Madrid 1601-1615. Here, translated into English by Capt. John Stevens. Illustrated by 3 folding engraved maps,12 folding engraved plates and 2 single,full page engravings. Lacking the third single full page plate of... Read more
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$2,750.00
Women of the Raj

Women of the Raj

by Macmillan, Margaret

New York: Thames and Hudson, 1988. First printing. Hardcover. Very Good/very good. octavo, tan boards in dust jacket, book and jacket are in very good condition with jacket showing edgewear and soiling, book has gift inscription on the front flyleaf and corner rounding, 256pp.
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$15.00
THE COURSE OF IRISH HISTORY

THE COURSE OF IRISH HISTORY

by Moody, T. W. & F. X. Martin

Roberts Rinehart Pub. Near Fine. 1995. Reprint. Paperback. 1570980152 . 7.7 X 5.4 X 1.3 inches .
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$13.35
The Story of the Mongols  Whom We Call the Tartars

The Story of the Mongols Whom We Call the Tartars

by Carpini, Fr. Giovanni & Erik Hildinger

Branden Books. Very Good. 2014. Reprint. Paperback. 0828320179 . Sporadic highlighting throughout. Binding is tight and square. ; 9 X 6 X 0.31 inches .
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$13.35
The World on Mercators Projection, Teesdale, ca.1845

The World on Mercators Projection, Teesdale, ca.1845

by Teesdale

Teesdale. Engraved by J. Dower: The World on Mercators Projection, ca.1845. London. Size approx 330 x 420mm. Steel engraving. Original outline colour with wide margins on heavy paper. Centre fold. Short, unobtrusive tear in blank margin, 20mm away from engraved surface. Very good condition.
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£26.00
THE FORTY DAYS OF MUSA DAGH

THE FORTY DAYS OF MUSA DAGH

by Werfel

Da Capo Press. Very Good. 1993. Reprint. Paperback. 0881846686 . 8.2 X 5.2 X 1.6 inches .
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$46.65
Richard III (English monarchs)

Richard III (English monarchs)

by Ross, Charles

Paperback. Good.
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£2.09
Black Gold

Black Gold

by Arthur Beeby-Thompson

Doubleday 1961. First edition. Book is in near new condition. Mylar covered DJ shows moderate edge wear with small chips and tears.
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$95.00
With Cossack and Car in Galicia

With Cossack and Car in Galicia

by Bevan, Tom

London: Collins Clear Type Press, 1922. Red cloth w/black spine/cover lettering-paste down on cover, 220 pgs w/photos +4 tipped in color plates, spine slightly faded, wear to edges, back cover soil. Interior is Clean w/previous owner script on fep dated 1922. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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$25.00
Castruccio Castracani; A Study on the Origins and Character of a Fourteenth-Century Italian Despotism

Castruccio Castracani; A Study on the Origins and Character of a Fourteenth-Century Italian Despotism

by Louis Green

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1986. Hardcover. very good/very good. octavo. 289pp. A very nice copy in an equally nice dust jacket. Name of previous owner on front free endpaper.
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$45.00
A STUDY OF HISTORY: Abridgment of Volumes VII-X

A STUDY OF HISTORY: Abridgment of Volumes VII-X

by TOYNBEE, Arnold J

NY: Oxford University, 1985. 414 Pages. Hardcover. Near Fine-. Spine gilt is very bright./Near Fine..
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$10.00
IRISH ON THE INSIDE  In Search of the Soul of Irish America

IRISH ON THE INSIDE In Search of the Soul of Irish America

by Hayden, Tom

Verso. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 2001. Reprint. Hardcover. 1859846165 . Inscribed on title page by author. ; Signed by Author .
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$33.25
Bibliotheca Curiosa The Chieftains of Vendee; Cathelineau, La Roche-Jacquelein, Charette, Stofflet, and Sombreuil

Bibliotheca Curiosa The Chieftains of Vendee; Cathelineau, La Roche-Jacquelein, Charette, Stofflet, and Sombreuil

by Baron de Barante; Edmund Goldsmid

Edinburgh: Privately Printed, 1887. Paperback. Very Good. 17.5 x 11 cm. 16mo. 56 pages. This is one of 275 small-paper copies. There were also 75 large-paper copies printed. In chipped glassine.
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$20.00
STRANGER THAN WE CAN IMAGINE An Alternative History of the 20Th Century

STRANGER THAN WE CAN IMAGINE An Alternative History of the 20Th Century

by Higgs, John

Signal. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 2015. First. Hardcover. 077103847X . 9.1 X 6.6 X 1.1 inches .
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$19.95
THE DAMNABLE QUESTION A Study in Anglo-Irish Relations

THE DAMNABLE QUESTION A Study in Anglo-Irish Relations

by Dangerfield, George

Little, Brown. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1976. First. Hardcover. 0316172006 . Binding tight and straight, inner pages clean and unmarked. Dust Jacket is price-clipped, mild shelfwear. ; 9.2 X 6.3 X 1.7 inches; 400 pages .
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$19.95
TRAVELLERS IN TIME:  Seven Epic Stories of Early Exploration

TRAVELLERS IN TIME: Seven Epic Stories of Early Exploration

by Robinson, Richard

New York: Queen Anne Press. Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1986. First. Hardcover. 0356127982 . Owner seal .
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$15.96
The Great Wall

The Great Wall

by Zewen, Luo; Dick Wilson, J.P. Drege. H. Delahaye

McGraw Hill, 1981. 1st. Hardcover. A VERY FINE crisp copy in a VERY FINE bright dj. Heavily illustrated in B&W and color.
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$45.00
LAST WORDS Letters and Statements of the Leaders Executed after the Rising  At Easter 1916

LAST WORDS Letters and Statements of the Leaders Executed after the Rising At Easter 1916

by Lochlainn, Piaras Mac

Stationery Office. Very Good. 1990. Reprint. Paperback. 0707601010 . Binding tight and straight, Inner pages crisp and clean. ; 8.3 X 5.3 X 0.8 inches .
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$26.65
THREE YEARS ANTI-NAZI BOYCOTT

THREE YEARS ANTI-NAZI BOYCOTT

by Tenenbaum , Joseph Dr

New York: American Jewish Congress, 1936. Book. Fine. Soft Cover as Only Issued. Not Stated... 1936 , Paper pamphlet a 16 page booklet from the Joint Boycott Council of the American Jewish Congress and Jewish Labor Committe of New York City. Dr. Joseph Tenenbaum was the founder and author of this and other booklets on the anti-nazi boycott movement. A very scarce booklet from the pre-holocaust nightmare coming to Europe and this was a warning . Also with this book is a donation card from the Women's... Read more
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$480.00
Fodor's Lisbon 25 Best

Fodor's Lisbon 25 Best

by Fodor's

Fodor's Travel. Very Good. 2015. Reprint. Paperback. 1101879300 . Clean, crisp copy. Mapped endpapers. Fold-out map included in rear plastic snap-pouch. ; Full-color Travel Guide .
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$13.35
The Century

The Century

by Jennings, Peter and Brewster, Todd

NY: Doubleday. F. 1998. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Stated first edition, ninth printing. 9 1/4" x 10 3/4", 606 page hardc over bound in black cloth. A Fine copy in a Fine dust jacket. Shippi ng weight is seven pounds. Additional shipping charges will apply. .
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$19.95
John Graham Convict: an Historical Narrative

John Graham Convict: an Historical Narrative

by Gibbings, Roberts

New York: Barnes. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1957. First. Hard Cover. Binding tight and straight, Inner pages crisp and clean. Dust jacket is price-intact, small crease to bottom front cover, now protected within mylar cover. ; 129 pages .
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$32.50
Waring's Peril

Waring's Peril

by King, Captain Charles

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co, 1894. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good. Octavo; pp; 230, (vi), ads; decorated blue cloth, lettered in gilt, patterned end papers; Light wear, else very good. King, a West Point graduate who served in the Indian Wars under George Crook, wrote and edited 60 novels and wrote several scripts for Buffalo Bill Cody's silent films. His military experience greatly influenced his writing. This book provides great insight into the life and times of an Indian Wars Period... Read more
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$25.00