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The Guns of August: The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Classic About the Outbreak of World War I
Barbara W. Tuchman

Presidio Press, 2004

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman’s classic histories of the First World War era In this landmark, Pulitzer Prize–winning account, renowned historian Barbara W. Tuchman re-creates the first month of World War I: thirty days in the summer of 1914 that determined ...
  
  











  



  
Western Civilizations: Their History and Their Culture (Brief Third Edition) (Vol. 2)
Joshua Cole, Carol Symes, ...

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

The best western civilizations text for emphasizing critical thinking, now in a brief edition. Master teachers and scholars, new co-authors Joshua Cole and Carol Symes integrate new and innovative pedagogical tools based on their own teaching experiences into this best-selling brief text to help students think critically, retain key information, and make connections.
  
  











  



  
A History of World Societies, Volume 2: Since 1450
John P. McKay, Bennett D. Hill, ...

Bedford/St. Martin's, 2011

A History of World Societies introduces students to the global past through social history and the stories and voices of the people who lived it.  Now published by Bedford/St. Martin's, and informed by the latest scholarship, the book has been thoroughly revised with students in mind to meet the needs of the evolving course.  Proven to work in the classroom, the book’s regional and comparative approach helps students understand the ...
  
  











  



  
Empire of Cotton: A Global History
Sven Beckert

Knopf, 2014

The epic story of the rise and fall of the empire of cotton, its centrality to the world economy, and its making and remaking of global capitalism.   Cotton is so ubiquitous as to be almost invisible, yet understanding its history is key to understanding the origins of modern capitalism. Sven Beckert’s rich, fascinating book tells the story of how, in a remarkably brief period, European entrepreneurs and powerful statesmen recast the ...
  
  











  



  
Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928
Stephen Kotkin

Penguin Press, 2014

A magnificent new biography that revolutionizes our understanding of Stalin and his world It has the quality of myth: a poor cobbler’s son, a seminarian from an oppressed outer province of the Russian empire, reinvents himself as a top leader in a band of revolutionary zealots. When the band seizes control of the country in the aftermath of total world war, the former seminarian ruthlessly dominates the new regime until he stands as ...
  
  











  



  
The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal, 1870-1914
David McCullough

Simon & Schuster, 1978

The National Book Award–winning epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal, a first-rate drama of the bold and brilliant engineering feat that was filled with both tragedy and triumph, told by master historian David McCullough. From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Truman , here is the national bestselling epic chronicle of the creation of the Panama Canal. In The Path Between the Seas, acclaimed historian David McCullough ...
  
  











  



  
Capital in the Twenty-First Century
Thomas Piketty

Belknap Press, 2014

What are the grand dynamics that drive the accumulation and distribution of capital? Questions about the long-term evolution of inequality, the concentration of wealth, and the prospects for economic growth lie at the heart of political economy. But satisfactory answers have been hard to find for lack of adequate data and clear guiding theories. In Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data ...
  
  











  



  
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
Daniel Yergin

Free Press, 2008

Deemed "the best history of oil ever written" by Business Week and with more than 300,000 copies in print, Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize–winning account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power has been extensively updated to address the current energy crisis.
  
  











  



  
A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East
David Fromkin

Holt Paperbacks, 2009

Published with a new afterword from the author—the classic, bestselling account of how the modern Middle East was created The Middle East has long been a region of rival religions, ideologies, nationalisms, and ambitions. All of these conflicts—including the hostilities between Arabs and Israelis, and the violent challenges posed by Iraq’s competing sects—are rooted in the region’s political inheritance: the arrangements, unities, and ...
  
  











  



  
The American Promise Value Edition, Volume II: From 1865: A History of the United States
James L. Roark, Michael P. Johnson, ...

Bedford/St. Martin's, 2012

The new two-color Value Edition of The American Promise is the ideal solution for instructors and students who want a full-length narrative at a low price. A clear political framework supports a dynamic social and cultural story enlivened by the voices of hundreds of Americans who help students connect with history and grasp important concepts.
  
  











  



  
The Second World War
John Keegan

Penguin Books, 2005

Praised as “the best military historian of our generation” by Tom Clancy, John Keegan here reconsiders his masterful study of World War II, The Second World War , with a new foreword. Keegan examines each theater of the war, focusing on five crucial battles and offering new insights into the distinctive methods and motivations of modern warfare. In eloquent, perceptive analyses of the airborne battle of Crete, the carrier battle of Midway, ...
  
  











  



  
The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon
David Grann

Doubleday, 2009

A grand mystery reaching back centuries. A sensational disappearance that made headlines around the world. A quest for truth that leads to death, madness or disappearance for those who seek to solve it. The Lost City of Z is a blockbuster adventure narrative about what lies beneath the impenetrable jungle canopy of the Amazon. After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, acclaimed New Yorker writer David Grann set out to solve "the ...
  
  











  



  
History of the American Economy (Upper Level Economics Titles)
Gary M. Walton, Hugh Rockoff

Cengage Learning, 2013

Tying America's past to the economic policies of today and beyond, HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN ECONOMY 12e presents events chronologically for easy understanding. Get a firm foundation in the evolution of the American economy with this ever-popular classic. Few text packages have the staying power of HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN ECONOMY, 12E, the text that has helped generations of students understand how the American economy evolved. Completely updated, ...
  
  











  



  
Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West
William Cronon

W. W. Norton & Company, 1992

"Magnificent... the best work of economic and business history I've ever read."—Paul Krugman In this groundbreaking work, William Cronon gives us an environmental perspective on the history of nineteenth-century America. By exploring the ecological and economic changes that made Chicago America's most dynamic city and the Great West its hinterland, Mr. Cronon opens a new window onto our national past. This is the story of city and country ...
  
  











  



  
World War I: The Definitive Visual History
R. G. Grant

DK, 2014

2014 marks the centennial of the start of World War I — DK will mark the occasion with the publication of World War I: The Definitive Visual Guide , a vividly illustrated, in-depth account of the Great War. Written by historian R. G. Grant, and created by DK's award-winning editorial and design team, World War I charts the developments of the war from a global perspective. Using illustrated timelines, detailed maps, and personal accounts, ...
  
  











  



  
Barron's AP European History, 7th Edition
Seth A. Roberts, James M. Eder

Barron's Educational Series, 2014

In-depth preparation for the AP European History exam features: Two full-length model AP exams with all questions answered and explained A 15-chapter summary of European history for review, starting with Europe during the Italian Renaissance and progressing to Europe in the twenty-first century Essay questions and multiple-choice questions with answers following each chapter Extensive charts that summarize Europe's history The manual can be ...
  
  











  



  
Victoria: A Life
A. N. Wilson

Penguin Press, 2014

"[A] shimmering and rather wonderful biography." -- The Guardian (UK) When Queen Victoria died in 1901, she had ruled for nearly sixty-four years. She was a mother of nine and grandmother of forty-two and the matriarch of royal Europe through her children’s marriages. To many, Queen Victoria is a ruler shrouded in myth and mystique, an aging, stiff widow paraded as the figurehead to an all-male imperial enterprise. But in truth, ...
  
  











  



  
When Globalization Fails: The Rise and Fall of Pax Americana
James Macdonald

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015

IS GLOBALIZATION AN UNINTENDED RECIPE FOR WAR? Taking this question as its starting point, James Macdonald’s When Globalization Fails offers a rich, original account of war, peace, and trade in the twentieth century—and a cautionary tale for the twenty-first.   In the late nineteenth century, liberals exulted that the spread of international commerce would usher in prosperity and peace. An era of economic interdependence, they ...
  
  











  



  
The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson

Back Bay Books, 1976

Though generally overlooked during her lifetime, Emily Dickinson's poetry has achieved acclaim due to her experiments in prosody, her tragic vision and the range of her emotional and intellectual explorations.
  
  











  



  
The Deluge: The Great War, America and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931
Adam Tooze

Viking, 2014

A searing and highly original analysis of the First World War and its anguished aftermath In the depths of the Great War, with millions dead and no imaginable end to the conflict, societies around the world began to buckle. The heart of the financial system shifted from London to New York. The infinite demands for men and matériel reached into countries far from the front. The strain of the war ravaged all economic and political assumptions, ...
  
  











  








   


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