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The French Revolution: A Document Collection
Laura Mason, Tracey Rizzo

Houghton Mifflin, 1998

Ideal either as a textbook or anthology, this volume encompasses the entire chronology of the Revolution, while highlighting the political, cultural, and social diversity of the period.
  
  











  



  
Rousseau: 'The Social Contract' and Other Later Political Writings (Cambridge Texts in the History of ...
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Cambridge University Press, 1997

Volume II contains the later writings such as the Social Contract. The Social Contract was publicly condemned on publication causing Rousseau to flee. In exile he wrote both autobiographical and political works.
  
  











  



  
Parallel Journeys
Eleanor H. Ayer, Helen Waterford, ...

Aladdin, 2000

She was a young German Jew. He was an ardent member of the Hitler Youth. This is the story of their parallel journey through World War II. Helen Waterford and Alfons Heck were born just a few miles from each other in the German Rhineland. But their lives took radically different courses: Helen's to the Auschwitz extermination camp; Alfons to a high rank in the Hitler Youth. While Helen was hiding in Amsterdam, Alfons was a fanatic ...
  
  











  



  
The Boy Who Dared
Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Scholastic Press, 2008

A Newbery Honor Book author has written a powerful and gripping novel about a youth in Nazi Germany who tells the truth about Hitler Bartoletti has taken one episode from her Newbery Honor Book, HITLER YOUTH, and fleshed it out into thought-provoking novel. When 16-year-old Helmut Hubner listens to the BBC news on an illegal short-wave radio, he quickly discovers Germany is lying to the people. But when he tries to expose the truth with ...
  
  











  



  
An Officer and a Spy
Robert Harris

Vintage, 2014

NATIONAL BESTSELLER  Winner of the Walter Scott Prize for historical fiction A whistle-blower.  A witch hunt. A cover-up. Secret tribunals, out-of-control intelligence agencies, and government corruption. Welcome to 1890s Paris.   Alfred Dreyfus has been convicted of treason, sentenced to life imprisonment on a far-off island, and publicly stripped of his rank. Among the witnesses to his humiliation is Georges Picquart, an ambitious ...
  
  











  



  
Germans into Nazis
Peter Fritzsche

Harvard University Press, 1999

Why did ordinary Germans vote for Hitler? In this dramatically plotted book, organized around crucial turning points in 1914, 1918, and 1933, Peter Fritzsche explains why the Nazis were so popular and what was behind the political choice made by the German people. Rejecting the view that Germans voted for the Nazis simply because they hated the Jews, or had been humiliated in World War I, or had been ruined by the Great Depression, ...
  
  











  



  
Discourses on Livy
Niccolo Machiavelli

University Of Chicago Press, 1998

Discourses on Livy is the founding document of modern republicanism, and Harvey C. Mansfield and Nathan Tarcov have provided the definitive English translation of this classic work. Faithful to the original Italian text, properly attentive to Machiavelli's idiom and subtlety of thought, it is eminently readable. With a substantial introduction, extensive explanatory notes, a glossary of key words, and an annotated index, the Discourses ...
  
  











  



  
Fatherland: A Novel
Robert Harris

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2006

Fatherland is set in an alternative world where Hitler has won the Second World War. It is April 1964 and one week before Hitler's 75th birthday. Xavier March, a detective of the Kriminalpolizei, is called out to investigate the discovery of a dead body in a lake near Berlin's most prestigious suburb. As March discovers the identity of the body, he uncovers signs of a conspiracy that could go to the very top of the German Reich. And, with the ...
  
  











  



  
The Man in the High Castle
Philip K. Dick

Mariner Books, 2012

“The single most resonant and carefully imagined book of Dick’s career.” – New York Times It's America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages . All because some twenty years earlier the United States lost a war—and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan. This harrowing, Hugo Award-winning novel is the work ...
  
  











  



  
Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals (Poets, Penguin)
Patricia Lockwood

Penguin Books, 2014

A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE BOOK SELECTED AS A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR:  The New York Times Book Review * The Boston Globe * Powell's * The Strand * Barnes & Noble * BuzzFeed * Flavorwire * Fiction Advocate A breathtaking new collection from one of today's boldest and most adventurous poets Colloquial and incantatory, the poems in Patricia Lockwood's second collection address the most urgent questions of our ...
  
  











  



  
Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome
Robert Harris

Gallery Books, 2007

In his "most accomplished work to date" ( Los Angeles Times ), master of historical fiction Robert Harris lures readers back in time to the compelling life of Roman Senator Marcus Cicero. The re-creation of a vanished biography written by his household slave and right-hand man, Tiro, Imperium follows Cicero's extraordinary struggle to attain supreme power in Rome. On a cold November morning, Tiro opens the door to find a terrified, ...
  
  











  



  
Fatherland: A Family History
Nina Bunjevac

Liveright, 2015

"A heartfelt and extremely absorbing examination of exile, reconciliation and destructive politics…as vividly immediate as any headline." —Rachel Cooke, Guardian Standing alongside Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis and Joe Sacco's Palestine , Nina Bunjevac's Fatherland renders the searing history of the Balkans in the twentieth century through the experiences of the author and her family. In 1975, fearing her husband’s growing ...
  
  











  



  
Fallen Soldiers: Reshaping the Memory of the World Wars
George L. Mosse

Oxford University Press, 1991

At the outbreak of the First World War, an entire generation of young men charged into battle for what they believed was a glorious cause. Over the next four years, that cause claimed the lives of some 13 million soldiers--more than twice the number killed in all the major wars from 1790 to 1914. But despite this devastating toll, the memory of the war was not, predominantly, of the grim reality of its trench warfare and battlefield carnage. ...
  
  











  



  
The Korean War: An International History (Asia/Pacific/Perspectives)
Wada Haruki

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2013

This classic history of the Korean War—from its origins through the armistice—is now available in English for the first time. Wada Haruki, one of the world’s leading scholars of the war, has thoroughly revised his definitive study to incorporate new sources and debates. Drawing on archival and other primary sources in Russia, China, the United States, South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan, the author moves beyond national histories to provide the ...
  
  











  



  
Fascist Voices: An Intimate History of Mussolini's Italy
Christopher Duggan

Oxford University Press, 2013

Today Mussolini is remembered as a hated dictator who, along with Hitler and Stalin, ushered in an era of totalitarian repression unsurpassed in human history. But how was he viewed by ordinary Italians during his lifetime? In Fascist Voices , Christopher Duggan draws on thousands of letters sent to Mussolini, as well as private diaries and other primary documents, to show how Italian citizens lived and experienced the fascist regime under ...
  
  











  



  
Modern Spain: A Documentary History

University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003

While the Civil War of 1936-39 dominated Spain's twentieth-century history, the country's fateful and bloody division into left and right had its roots in the events of the Napoleonic era. In Modern Spain: A Documentary History, the first broad-ranging collection in English of writings from this entire period, Jon Cowans presents 76 documents to trace the history of Spain as it struggled for political and social stability and justice through the ...
  
  











  



  
The Fear Index
Robert Harris

Vintage, 2012

High tech finance and sophisticated computer programming combine in this terrifying and fiendishly smart new novel from Robert Harris.   Dr. Alex Hoffmann stays out of the public spotlight, but within the secretive inner circles of the ultra-rich he is a legend. And now he has developed a revolutionary form of artificial intelligence that predicts movements in the financial markets with uncanny accuracy. As a result, his Geneva-based hedge ...
  
  











  



  
Pompeii: A Novel
Robert Harris

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2005

All along the Mediterranean coast, the Roman empire’s richest citizens are relaxing in their luxurious villas, enjoying the last days of summer. The world’s largest navy lies peacefully at anchor in Misenum. The tourists are spending their money in the seaside resorts of Baiae, Herculaneum, and Pompeii. But the carefree lifestyle and gorgeous weather belie an impending cataclysm, and only one man is worried. The young engineer Marcus ...
  
  











  



  
Enigma
Robert Harris

Ballantine Books, 1996

"LITERATE AND SAVVY . . . BRIMS WITH WARTIME INTRIGUE." --The Washington Post Book World England 1943. Much of the infamous Nazi Enigma code has been cracked. But Shark, the impenetrable operational cipher used by Nazi U-boats, has masked the Germans' movements, allowing them to destroy a record number of Allied vessels. Feeling that the blood of Allied sailors is on their hands, a top-secret team of British cryptographers works feverishly ...
  
  











  



  
Conspirata: A Novel of Ancient Rome
Robert Harris

Gallery Books, 2011

Conspirata is “a portrait of ancient politics as a blood sport,” raves the New York Times . As he did with Imperium , Robert Harris again turns Roman history into a gripping thriller as Cicero faces a new power struggle in a world filled with treachery, violence, and vengeance. On the eve of Cicero’s inauguration as consul of Rome, a grisly discovery sends fear rippling through a city already racked by unrest. A young slave boy has ...
  
  











  








   



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