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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 ...
  
  











  



  
The American Promise Value Edition, Combined Version: 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.
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



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

Simon & Schuster, 2001

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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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.
  
  











  



  
The American Pageant
David M. Kennedy, Lizabeth Cohen

Cengage Learning, 2012

THE AMERICAN PAGEANT enjoys a reputation as one of the most popular, effective, and entertaining texts in American history. The colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and trademark wit bring American history to life. The Fifteenth edition includes markedly deeper explorations of the cultural innovations, artistic movements, and intellectual doctrines that have engaged and inspired Americans and shaped the course of American history. ...
  
  











  



  
Western Civilizations: Their History & Their Culture (Seventeenth Edition) (Vol. 2)
Judith Coffin, Robert Stacey, ...

W. W. Norton & Company, 2011

A pedagogically innovative new edition of the most-balanced and best-selling western civilizations text of all time. New to the Western Civilizations team, master teachers and scholars Joshua Cole (University of Michigan) and Carol Symes (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) have integrated innovative pedagogical tools into the text to help students and instructors achieve their course objectives, while incorporating the latest ...
  
  











  



  
Modern European History
Birdsall Viault

McGraw-Hill, 1990

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Something New Under the Sun: An Environmental History of the Twentieth-Century World (The Global Century ...
J. R. McNeill

W. W. Norton & Company, 2001

"Refreshingly unpolemical and at times even witty, McNeill's book brims with carefully sifted statistics and brilliant details."— Washington Post Book World The history of the twentieth century is most often told through its world wars, the rise and fall of communism, or its economic upheavals. In his startling new book, J. R. McNeill gives us our first general account of what may prove to be the most significant dimension of the twentieth ...
  
  











  



  
Modern Architecture (Oxford History of Art)
Alan Colquhoun

Oxford University Press, 2002

Colquhoun, an eminent scholar in the field of architecture, offers here a new account of international modernism that explores the complex motivations behind this revolutionary movement and assesses its triumphs and failures. The book focuses on the work of the main architects of the movement such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Adolf Loos, Le Corbusier, and Mies van der Rohe, re-examining their work and shedding new light on their roles as acknowledged ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Contemporary World History
William J. Duiker

Cengage Learning, 2009

Duiker's comprehensive, balanced history of the world in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries provides you with context for interpreting the events that you hear about in the news each day. You'll view history from the broader global perspective, while at the same time gaining insight into the distinct character of individual civilizations and regions. To ensure that you'll have a well-rounded understanding of the most decisive moments in ...
  
  











  



  
Cracking the AP European History Exam, 2014 Edition (College Test Preparation)
Princeton Review

Princeton Review, 2013

THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS . Get all the prep you need to ace the AP European History Exam with 2 full-length practice tests, thorough topic reviews, and proven techniques to help you score higher. Inside the Book: All the Practice & Strategies You Need • 2 full-length practice tests with detailed explanations • Comprehensive subject reviews of core AP European History concepts, covering three major historical periods: ...
  
  











  



  
Crabgrass Frontier: The Suburbanization of the United States
Kenneth T. Jackson

Oxford University Press, 1987

This first full-scale history of the development of the American suburb examines how "the good life" in America came to be equated with the a home of one's own surrounded by a grassy yard and located far from the urban workplace. Integrating social history with economic and architectural analysis, and taking into account such factors as the availability of cheap land, inexpensive building methods, and rapid transportation, Kenneth Jackson ...
  
  











  



  
Contemporary World History
William J. Duiker

Cengage Learning, 2014

Duiker's comprehensive, balanced history of the world in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries provides you with context for interpreting the events that you hear about in the news each day. You'll view history from the broader global perspective, while at the same time gaining insight into the distinct character of individual civilizations and regions. To ensure that you have a well-rounded understanding of the most decisive moments in ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  








   


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