World History
(by title)
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Cultural Studies / History

Acts of Memory

A theoretically grounded interdisciplinary study of “cultural memory” in sites ranging from Chile, Bolivia, and South Africa to Germany and the US.
Bal, Mieke, Jonathan Crewe, and Leo Spitzer, eds.

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Military Biography / Military Aviation History / World War II

Air Officer Commanding

A new biography of the architect of RAF Fighter Command in the centennial year of the Royal Air Force
LaSaine, John T., Jr.

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Terrorism / 20th Century U.S. History / East African History

Al Qaeda Declares War

The dramatic story of the FBI’s hunt for al Qaeda terrorists in the wake of the African embassy bombings, and of the successful prosecutions that resulted
Hoffman, Tod

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Cultural Studies / World War II / Advertising

All-Out for Victory!

A lively look at magazine ads during World War II and their roles in sustaining morale and promoting home-front support of the war, with lots of illustrations
Jones, John Bush

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Historiography / World History / History - Essays

Altered Pasts

A thought-provoking survey and critique of “what-if?” history
Evans, Richard J.

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American History / History - Reference / Reference

American Paper Mills, 1690–1832

A comprehensive account of early papermaking in America
Bidwell, John

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Agriculture & Food Production / Social History / Ecology & Environmental Studies

America's Founding Fruit

Investigates the history and ecology of the cranberry to assess the effects of climate change on this and other cultivated fruits
Playfair, Susan

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Arctic Studies / Anthropology

Arctic Adaptations
Expanded English ed.


The evolving culture of indigenous communities in Siberia
Krupnik, Igor., Marcia Levenson, trans. and ed.

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Arctic Studies / Anthropology

Arctic Wars, Animal Rights, Endangered Peoples

Lynge, Finn., Marianne Stenbaek, trans.

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Art / History - 20th Century / History & Theory

The Art of Evolution

A timely and stimulating collection of essays about the impact of Darwin's ideas on visual culture
Larson, Barbara, Fae Brauer, eds.

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History - 18th Century / Biography - Adventurers & Explorers / Caribbean & West Indies History / Maritime

At the Point of a Cutlass

The astonishing true story of a young sailor’s ordeal during the golden age of piracy
Flemming, Gregory N.

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Canoeing / Canadian History / Biography - Adventurers & Explorers

Barren Grounds

A journey to the Barren Lands of Arctic Canada becomes a race against time
Pessl, Skip

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American Revolutionary War / Canadian History to 1867

The Battle for the Fourteenth Colony

An unparalleled look at America’s Revolutionary War invasion of Canada
Anderson, Mark R.

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Jewish Studies

Between Mussolini and Hitler

A landmark study of the forces shaping Fascist Italy’s policies toward Jews in occupied territories during World War II.
Carpi, Daniel

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History - 20th Century / Aviation

Bird Strike

An intriguing and thoughtful investigation of New England’s first major air disaster, caused by a massive bird strike, a half-century ago
Kalafatas, Michael N.

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Decorative Arts & Material Culture / Ancient History

The Book of Looms

A heavily illustrated classic on the evolution of the handloom is now reissued in a handy paper edition.
Broudy, Eric

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Holocaust Studies / History - 20th Century

The Book Smugglers

The Monuments Men for book lovers
Fishman, David E.

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Political Science & Government / Ecology & Environmental Studies / History / Pittsburgh

Citizen Environmentalists

A telling look at the lives and strategies of women environmental activists in the long 1960s, solidly grounded in a national context
Longhurst, James

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Art - Romantic Period / Architectural History- Romanticism / History - Italy

City of the Soul

Romantic Rome—the Eternal City in word and image, from Goethe and Byron to James, from etching and watercolor to photograph
Pinto, John A.

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History

Civil Society and Dictatorship in Modern German History

A consideration of twentieth-century German social history and the legacies of the two dictatorships
Kocka, Jürgen

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Political Science & Government / History / Economics & Business / International Studies

The Civil Society Reader

A “civil society” anthology for experts and students alike.
Hodgkinson, Virginia and Michael W. Foley, eds.

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Ceramics / Social History / Natural History

Clay

How a humble substance helped create a modern world
Staubach, Suzanne

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Colonial History / History - 18th Century / Political Science - History & Theory

Community without Consent

An important reconsideration of the Stamp Act as prelude to the American Revolution
Hutchins, Zachary McLeod, ed.

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Vietnam War / Military Veterans / Military Biography

Dartmouth Veterans

A collection of essays by Dartmouth alumni recalling their Vietnam War–era experiences
Schaefer, Phillip C., Editor

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Ethnic Studies / British & European History

Declining the Stereotype

A groundbreaking text on multicultural issues in contemporary France.
Rosello, Mireille

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History / Nature

Defending the Master Race

A historical rediscovery of one of the heroic founders of the conservation movement who was also one of the most infamous racists in American history
Spiro, Jonathan Peter

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New England History / Social History / Cooking - Chefs & Restaurants

Dining Out in Boston

The history of restaurants in Boston
O'Connell, James C.

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Aviation Transportation History / History - 20th Century / Military History

Dirigible Dreams

The rise and fall of the adventurous dirigible age
Hiam, C. Michael

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Art History / Ancient History

The Divine Spark of Syracuse

A study of place and creative inspiration
Rowland, Ingrid D.

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Political Science & Government / Eastern Europe History / Communism & Socialism / Cold War Studies

A Documentary History of Communism in Russia
3rd rev. ed.


An extensive revision of the valued but unobtainable 1960 edition. Nearly 300 key documents are now readily available in translation.
Daniels, Robert V. ed. introd. notes, and original trans.

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Middle East Studies / Ancient History / History of Religions / Late Antiquity

Empires in Collision in Late Antiquity

Political and military developments in the Arabian Peninsula on the eve of Islam
Bowersock, G. W.

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Jewish History / Russian & Soviet History / History - Reference / European History

Everyday Jewish Life in Imperial Russia

An astounding compilation of primary source documents dealing with all aspects of Jewish daily life in the Russian empire
Freeze, ChaeRan Y. and Jay M. Harris

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Archaeology / Military History

Excavating the Sutlers’ House

A presentation of new and classic artifacts from the remains of a sutlers’ house and other military sites along the Hudson River and Lake George, lavishly illustrated in full color
Starbuck, David R.

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History

Exiles and Expatriates in the History of Knowledge, 1500–2000

The impact of intellectual diasporas
Burke, Peter

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Jewish History / Historiography / Jewish Studies

The Faith of Fallen Jews

Brings together key writings by one of the most distinguished and renowned Jewish historians of our time
Myers, David N. and Alexander Kaye, editors

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True Crime - Espionage / World War II / Southwest History

Fetch the Devil

An El Paso sheriff’s investigation of the Nazi spy ring that orchestrated the murder of two California socialites in the Texas desert on the eve of World War II
Richmond, Clint

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World War II

A Few Planes for China

A new history of the genesis of the legendary Flying Tigers
Buchan, Eugenie

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World War II / History - Italy

Flashpoint Trieste

At the end of World War II in Europe, all the contending forces—the Allies, the Nazis, the Red Army, Italian Fascists, and Yugoslav Partisans—fought for control of the city of Trieste
Jennings, Christian

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History - France / World War I / World War II

French and Germans, Germans and French

A unique chronicle of the relations between the occupiers and the occupied

Cobb, Richard

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British & European History / World War II

A French Tragedy

An internationally renowned scholar examines an episode in the chaos and retributive strife that engulfed France during the liberation at the end of World War II.
Todorov, Tzvetan. Mary Byrd Kelly, trans.; Richard J. Golsan, trans. ed. and annot.

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Jewish Studies / History

From Text to Context

Essays examining the emergence of Jewish scholarship during the period 1818 - 1919, concentrating on the Wissenschaft des Judentums movement.
Schorsch, Ismar

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Jewish Studies / British & European History

German City, Jewish Memory

A remarkable, in-depth study of Jewish history, culture, and memory in a historic and contemporary German city
Roemer, Nils

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Biography - Philosophers / German History / Nationalism

Germany’s Prophet

A provocative and disquieting portrait of Bible scholar and founder of modern German antisemitism Paul de Lagarde
Sieg, Ulrich

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Iraq War (2003-2011) / Iraq History / Military Biography

Ghost Riders of Baghdad

An American officer confronts the realities of war and politics during a year with the 61st Cavalry in Iraq
Sjursen, Daniel A.

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History of Israel & Palestine / Women in Politics / Women's History

Girls of Liberty

The story of Zionist women’s struggle for suffrage within the complex political and religious context of the Yishuv
Shilo, Margalit

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British & European History / Jewish Studies

Glorious, Accursed Europe

An exhaustive study of how Jews imagined the idea of Europe and how it existed in their collective memory from the Enlightenment to the present
Reinharz, Jehuda and Yaacov Shavit

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Biography / Biography / History / Women's Studies

“A Good Poor Man’s Wife”

The dramatic saga of a remarkable woman who was deeply involved in the political culture of her time.
Bushman, Claudia L.

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History - 16th Century / History of Turkey & Ottoman Empire / Military History

The Great Siege of Malta

The definitive battle in the clash of empires that has defined Europe for 500 years
Allen, Bruce Ware

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Greek Language Study / Modern Greek Studies / Reference & Bibliography

Greek Today
Virtual CD online


A new approach for teaching Modern Greek, using songs, poems, cartoons, and contemporary dialogues
Bien, Peter; Gondicas, Dimitri; Rassias, John; Karanika, Andromache;Yiannakou-Bien, Chrysanthi

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Greek Language Study / Modern Greek Studies / Reference & Bibliography

Greek Today Workbook

A new approach for teaching Modern Greek, using songs, poems, cartoons, and contemporary dialogues
Bien, Peter; Gondicas, Dimitri;; Rassias, John; Karanika, Andromache; Yiannakou-Bien, Chrysanthi

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Sociology / Arctic Studies / Anthropology

Greenlanders, Whales, and Whaling

Portrays the profound impact of world systems on contemporary Greenlandic life, especially whaling.
Caulfield, Richard A.

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History

History as an Art of Memory

Using the teachings of such influential men as Vico to Ariès to Foucault, Patrick H. Hutton surveys the ways in which the art of memory has become integrated into historical thinking.
Hutton, Patrick H.

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World History / Ships & Shipbuilding History / Naval History

A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks

Shipwrecks as a window on the history of globalization
Gordon, Stewart

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History

History, Rhetoric, and Proof

One of the world's leading historians delivers a pathbreaking analysis of truth and rhetoric in the writing of history.
Ginzburg, Carlo

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History - 20th Century / British & European History / Holocaust Studies

Hitler in History

A leading interpreter of the Nazi period addresses crucial issues in modern European and contemporary history.
Jäckel, Eberhard

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Jewish Studies / British & European History

A Holocaust Controversy

A provocative study of a French Holocaust controversy of the 1960s and the dynamics of postwar memory.
Moyn, Samuel

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Jewish Studies / Religion / British & European History

A House Divided

Katz, Jacob. Ziporah Brody, tr

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Regional Architecture / History

Hudson Valley Ruins

An elegant homage to the many deserted buildings along the Hudson River—and a plea for their preservation.
Rinaldi, Thomas E. and Yasinsac, Robert J.

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Arctic Studies / Ships & Shipbuilding History / Biography - Adventurers & Explorers

Ice Ship

The thrilling journeys of the Fram through the ice and to the poles
Johnson, Charles W.

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British History / Social History

In Pursuit of Civility

Civility in a changing world
Thomas, Keith

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Military History / Political Science & Government

In Words and Deeds

The first-ever survey of inspirational battle speeches from Greco-Roman times to the present
Miller, Richard F.

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Russian & Soviet History / Terrorism / Military History

Inferno in Chechnya

The history of the Chechen wars and the origins of terrorism in Russia and beyond
Williams, Brian Glyn

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Jewish Studies / Comparative Linguistics / German History

Inside the Antisemitic Mind

Exploring expressions of antisemitism in Germany today
Schwarz-Friesel, Monika and Jehuda Reinharz

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Colonial History / Social History / New England History

Invisible Masters

Can one serve both God and mammon?
Ceppi, Elisabeth

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History of Israel & Palestine / History - 19th Century / History - 20th Century

Israel

A history of Israel in the context of the modern Jewish experience and the history of the Middle East
Shapira, Anita

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History of Israel & Palestine / Middle East Studies

Israel in the Middle East
2nd edition.


An anthology of the most important documents on the domestic and foreign policy of the modern state of Israel, in relation to the rest of the Middle East
Rabinovich, Itamar and Reinharz, Jehuda, eds.

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Middle East Studies / Politics

Israel, Jordan, and Palestine

An astute assessment of the relationship between Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinians, with scenarios for the future of Palestinian statehood
Susser, Asher

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Holocaust Studies / Women's History / Jewish Studies

Jewish Families in Europe, 1939-Present

Examining World War II, the Holocaust, and their aftermath through the lens of Central and Eastern European Jewish families
Michlic, Joanna Beata, editor

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Jewish Studies / British & European History

Jewish Marriage and Divorce in Imperial Russia

A pathbreaking study of Jewish marriage and divorce in 19th-century Russia.
Freeze, ChaeRan Y.

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Jewish Studies / Political Philosophy / German History

Jewish Philosophical Politics in Germany, 1789–1848

A provocative look at how Jewish intellectuals thought about Jewish religion and existence within a German philosophical tradition
Rose, Sven-Erik

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Jewish Studies

The Jews of Poland Between Two World Wars

Original essays by distinguished scholars explore Jewish politics, religion, literature, and society in Poland from 1918 to 1939.
Gutman, Yisrael; Mendelsohn, Ezra; Reinharz, Jehuda; and Shmeruk, Chone, eds. Sylvia Fuks Fried, asst. ed.

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Kosher Cooking / Social History / Regional/Ethic Cooking

Knish

The one and only absolutely definitive biography of the knish
Silver, Laura

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Medieval History /

Language and Power in the Early Middle Ages

Language and ideology in the scholarship of the late Middle Ages
Geary, Patrick J.

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Women's Studies / Latin American History

Latin American Women and the Search for Social Justice

A clear and detailed study of Latin American women’s history from the late nineteenth century to the present.
Miller, Francesca

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Nature / Ecology & Environmental Studies / Arctic Studies

Life in the Cold
4th edition


A revised edition of a classic work on cold climate ecosystems, with a new chapter on climate change
Marchand, Peter J.

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British & European History / Fiction & Literature / Literary Criticism - French

The Life of a Simple Man
Trans. from the French


A classic in France, this moving first-person story can be read as a fictional account, as well as the best kind of material for historians of 19th-century French peasant life.
Guillaumin, Emile. Eugen Weber, ed. and introd.; Margaret Crosland, rev. trans.

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Colonial History / Archaeology / Military History

Massacre at Fort William Henry

An archeologist’s lively illustrated portrayal of 18th-century America’s most infamous siege and massacre.
Starbuck, David R.

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Jewish Studies

Memory, the Holocaust, and French Justice

Two cases involving World War II-era crimes against humanity reopen a disturbing chapter in France's Vichy past.
Golsan, Richard J., ed. Lucy B. Golsan and Richard J. Golsan, trans.

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Jewish Studies / Middle East Studies / Jewish History

Modern Middle Eastern Jewish Thought

The first anthology of modern Middle Eastern Jewish thought
Behar, Moshe, and Zvi Ben-Dor Benite, Editors

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Vietnam War / 20th Century U.S. History / Biography - Political

A Monument to Deceit

A timely story of whistleblowing in wartime
Hiam, C. Michael

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Theater & Performing Arts / Music / Ancient History

Musical Design in Sophoclean Theater

A new way to interpret the musical design underlying the music and choreography of Sophoclean theater.
Scott, William C.

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Political Science & Government / History

The Nation in History

An expert analyzes the major debates between historians and social scientists on the nature and development of ethnic communities, nations, and nationalism.
Smith, Anthony D.

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World War II / British History / True Crime - Espionage

Night Flight to Dungavel

High-ranking Nazi leader Rudolf Hess’s secret flight to England remains one of the most extraordinary mysteries of the Second World War
Padfield, Peter

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20th Century U.S. History / History - 20th Century / True Crime - Espionage

Operation Whisper

The true story of the master spies who stole the atomic bomb
Carr, Barnes

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Maritime History & Piracy

The Palatine Wreck

A deeply researched inquiry into one of the enduring mysteries of the New England coast
Farinelli, Jill

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History of Israel & Palestine / Middle East Studies

Palestine between Politics and Terror, 1945–1947

A fascinating look at the end of British rule in Palestine, through the eyes of its final high commissioner
Golani, Motti

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Jewish Studies / Women's Studies / Medieval History

Pious and Rebellious

The first complete look at the social status and daily life of medieval Jewish women.
Grossman, Avraham

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Architecture / History

Porches of North America

A complete architectural guide to this well-loved building feature
Visser, Thomas Durant

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Ancient History

Poverty and Leadership in the Later Roman Empire

A preeminent classical scholar on the emergence of one of our most familiar social divisions.
Brown, Peter

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History

The Quest for Eternity

(First published as THE AGE OF CHIVALRY) A lively and insightful interpretation of the Middle Ages.
Wood, Charles T.

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Jewish History / Russian & Soviet History / Jewish Studies

Religion and Jewish Identity in the Soviet Union, 1941–1964

Unearths the roots of a national awakening among Soviet Jews during World War II and its aftermath
Altshuler, Mordechai

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Religion / Chinese History / History - 20th Century

Religion in China and Its Modern Fate

Katz, Paul R.

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Women's History / German History / Religion & Politics

Religious Crisis and Civic Transformation

A rich analysis of how issues related to gender and sexuality transformed the West German Catholic Church
Tichenor, Kimba Allie

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Sociology / Arctic Studies / Canadian Studies

Relocating Eden

Addresses lingering questions about government resettlement of Native Canadians and its impact on their lives.
Marcus, Alan Rudolph.

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British & European History

Representing the French Revolution

Fourteen essays examine how the French Revolution has been represented in art, literature, and historical narratives from England, France, Germany, and the Caribbean.
Heffernan, James A. W. , ed.

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Jewish History / Eastern Europe History / History - 20th Century

The Road to September 1939

How the Zionist movement and the Yishuv actively sought to help Polish and other European Jews in the 1930s
Reinharz, Jehuda and Yaacov Shavit

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Ancient History / Political Science & Government

The Roman Republic in Political Thought

An experienced scholar explains why the legendary early Republic, rather than the historical Republic of Cicero, has most influenced later political thought.
Millar, Fergus

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Popular Culture / Social History / 20th Century U.S. History

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

The amazing story behind the classic Christmas character
Lankford, Ronald D., Jr.

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Memoir / Iraq War (2003-2011)

Saber’s Edge

A combat medic reconciles his roles as a soldier, healer, and man of faith in a time of war
Middleton, Thomas A.

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Jewish Studies / History - 20th Century / Cold War Studies

A Second Exodus

A first-time chronicle of the US Soviet Jewry Movement.
Friedman, Murray, and Albert D. Chernin, eds

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Jewish Studies / European History / Jewish History

Sites of European Antisemitism in the Age of Mass Politics, 1880–1918

Explores local incidents of antisemitism and antisemitic violence across Europe in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries
Nemes, Robert and Daniel Unowsky, editors

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New England History / World War II

Stark Decency

An evocative history of a World War II German POW camp in New Hampshire, where friendships among prisoners, guards, and villagers overcame the bitter divisions of war
Koop, Allen V. Hartmut Lang, fwd.

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Civil War / Bibliographies & Indexes / History - Reference

States at War, Volume 1

A much-needed reference guide for Civil War historians, focused on the six New England states
Miller, Richard F., editor

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Civil War / Bibliographies & Indexes / History - Reference

States at War, Volume 3

A much-needed reference guide to Pennsylvania for historians and students of the Civil War
Miller, Richard F. editor

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Civil War / Bibliographies & Indexes / History - Reference

States at War, Volume 4

A valuable reference guide to Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey in the Civil War
Miller, Richard F., editor

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Civil War / Bibliographies & Indexes / History - Reference

States at War, Volume 5

A valuable reference guide to Ohio in the Civil War
Miller, Richard F., editor

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Reference & Bibliography / Civil War / Military History

States at War, Volume 6

A valuable reference guide to South Carolina during the Civil War that includes a detailed Confederate States chronology
Miller, Richard F., editor

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Skiing / History

The Story of Modern Skiing

The ultimate history of skiing from a renowned insider
Fry, John

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American History - 19th Century / Maritime History & Piracy / Disasters & Disaster Relief

Surviving the Essex

Do cannibals get second acts?
Dowling, David O.

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World History

Three Ways to Be Alien

A study of individual trajectories in an early modern global context
Subrahmanyam, Sanjay

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Ancient Roman History / History - Italy

Tiber

A natural and social history of the great river of Rome
Allen, Bruce Ware

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History - 20th Century

The Treaty of Portsmouth and Its Legacies

The latest, probing look at the 1905 Portsmouth Peace Treaty, the last peace agreement between Japan and Russia
Ericson, Steven, Hockley, Allen, eds.

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British History

The Trial of Charles I

Eyewitness accounts of the trial and execution of Charles I portray a revolutionary moment in English history
Lagomarsino, David, and Charles T. Wood, eds.

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Maritime History & Piracy / Marine Science / Ecology

The Whale and His Captors; or, The Whaleman's Adventures

An authoritative new edition of a lost source of Melville’s Moby-Dick
Cheever, Henry T.; edited and with an introduction by Robert D. Madison

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British & European History

World in the Balance

One of the deans of World War II scholars examines both the archives and published literature on the war, and offers sharp challenges to prevailing views.
Weinberg, Gerhard L.

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History of Israel & Palestine / History - 20th Century / Jewish History

Year Zero of the Arab-Israeli Conflict 1929

A new and provocative reassessment of the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict
Cohen, Hillel

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New England History / Social History / Labor Studies

You Had a Job for Life

The life and death of a mill town
Sayen, Jamie



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