10 Buildings That Changed America
by : Dan Protess and Geoffrey Baer | May 7, 2013
1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR--Two Tales of Politics, Betrayal, and Unlikely Destiny
Nominated for the American Library Association (ALA)'s Notable Books Council's 2015 Notable Books List Two Depression-battered nations confront their destiny in 1932, going to the polls in their own way to...
21 Lessons for the 21st Century *
1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns...
A Journey Through Labyrinths and Mazes
The Unending Mystery is a charming, offbeat, generously illustrated exploration of a form that has had a place in the culture of almost every civilization since the beginning of human...
A Lyric Architecture: Selected Works of John Malick & Associates New Classicists
John Malick and Associates: New Classicists features superb photography of luxury homes in a range of traditional styles.The book is a valuable resource for architects, interior designers, builders, and...
Ambush: Surprise Attack in Ancient Greek Warfare
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There are two images of warfare that dominate Greek history. The better known is that of Achilles, the Homeric hero skilled in face-to-face combat to the death. He is a...
America: The Farewell Tour
by : Chris Hedges America, says Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter Chris Hedges, is convulsed by an array of pathologies that have arisen out of profound hopelessness, a bitter despair, and a...
Ancient Civilizations of the Americas
The 'salmon-fishers' of North America, the nomadic tribes of the great central plains, and the highly cultured civilizations of Mesoamerica and the Andes are integral components of an extraordinary time...
Angels on the Edge of the World: Geography, Literature, and English Community,
The various and contradictory signs of English otherworldliness offered medieval writers a remarkably elastic medium with which to construct national identity. . . . Above all, the wonderful aspects of...
Art and Empire: The Politics of Ethnicity in the U.S.Capitol, 1815-1860
A study of the public art commissioned by the federal government between the close of the War of 1812 and the onset of the Civil War, in which Green Fryd...
As If Silent and Absent: Bonds of Enslavement in the Islamic Middle East
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This groundbreaking book reconceptualizes slavery through the voices of enslaved persons themselves, voices that have remained silent in the narratives of conventional history. Focusing in particular on the Islamic Middle...
Atlantis and the Silver City
More than 2,000 years ago Plato laid down around a hundred cryptic clues about the location of the lost world of Atlantis. Since then countless experts have tried to...
Beauty and Atrocity
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An ambitious and powerful account of modern Irish history through the eyes of those who experienced it at first hand. Forty years after the Provisional IRA was formed and British...
Brand Luther: How an Unheralded Monk Turned His Small Town into a Center of Publishing, Made Himself the Most Famous Man in Europe--and
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by : Andrew Pettegree | A revolutionary look at Martin Luther, the Reformation, and the birth of publishing, on the eve of the Reformation's 500th anniversary When an obscure monk...
Caesar's Calendar: Ancient Time and the Beginnings of History
The ancient Romans changed more than the map of the world when they conquered so much of it; they altered the way historical time itself is marked and understood. In...
Civic Rites: Democracy and Religion in Ancient Athens
Civic Rites explores the religious origins of Western democracy by examining the government of fifth-century BCE Athens in the larger context of ancient Greece and the eastern Mediterranean. Deftly combining...
Common as Air: Revolution, Art, and Ownership
Common as Air offers a stirring defense of our cultural commons, that vast store of art and ideas we have inherited from the past that continues to enrich our present....
Ducal Brittany, 1364-99: Relations with England and France
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Facts About China
With its rapidly growing economy and the world's largest population, China has become increasingly important on the international stage. For beginning students of this Asian country, Facts About China is...
Faith and Freedom: Gandhi in History
A detailed historical account on MK Gandhi and the impact he had on India's political landscape and the making of modern India A never-done-before detailed section on Gandhi's interaction and...
Family Life in the Twentieth Century
This third and final volume of The History of the European Family series concludes a comprehensive work synthesising what is known about the history of the European family over the...
Hoax: Hitler's Diaries, Lincoln's Assassins, and Other Famous Frauds
Did a collector with a knack for making sensational discoveries really find the first document ever printed in America? Did Adolf Hitler actually pen a revealing multivolume set of diaries?...
Home and Homelessness in the Medieval and Renaissance World
The idea of `home' means much more than a pile of bricks and mortar but the archaeological evidence of physical structures provides valuable information about how people in the past...
How to Ruin a Queen: Marie Antoinette and the Diamond Necklace Affair
A tale of greed, lust, deceit, theft on an extraordinary scale, charlatanry, kidnapping, assassination and escape from priso by : Jonathan Beckman
Ian McHarg: Conversations with Students / Dwelling in Nature
One of the legendary figures in twentieth-century design, Ian McHarg transformed the fields of landscape architecture and planning through his personal methodology, his unique curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania,...
Inside the Priory of Sion
For the first time, inside sources from the reclusive Priory of Sion--thrust into the limelight by Dan Brown's bestselling The Da Vinci Code--share their best-kept secrets, including proof of the...
Irresistible North: From Venice to Greenland on the Trail of the Zen Brothers
This delightful journey begins with Andrea di Robilant's serendipitous discovery of a travel narrative published in Venice in 1558 by the Renaissance statesman Nicolo Zen: the text and its fascinating...
Isaac Newton's Freemasonry: The Alchemy of Science and Mysticism
Freemasonry, as a fraternal order of scientists and philosophers, emerged in the 17th century and represented something new - an amalgam of alchemy and science that allowed the creative genius...
Italian Architecture from Michelangelo to Borromini (World of Art)
The years from 1520 to 1630 were crucial in the development of Western architecture, but to label as Mannerist the transition from Michelangelo's "licentious" New Sacristy in Florence to Borromini's...
Louis: The French Prince Who Invaded England
n 1215 a group of English barons, dissatisfied with the weak and despicable King John, decided that they needed a new monarch. They wanted a strong, experienced man, of royal...
Luck, Fate and Fortune
The impulse to try to anticipate the future, and make sense of apparently random events, is irrepressible. Why and how the ancient Greeks tried to foretell the outcome of the...
Modern Swedish Design: Three Founding Texts
by Lucy Creagh (Editor), Helena Kaberg (Editor), Barbara Miller Lane (Editor), Kenneth Frampton (Introduction) Although modern Swedish design has exercised an extraordinary influence on international architecture and interior furnishings since...
Operation Protective Edge, Israel's most recent assault on Gaza, left thousands of Palestinians dead and cleared the way for another Israeli land grab. The need to stand in solidarity with...