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By Michael Friedrich (editor)

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9783110217551 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, September 30, 2017, cover price $140.00

By Michael Friedrich (editor)

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9783110217575 | Walter De Gruyter Inc, September 30, 2017, cover price $140.00

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Product Description: Coffee from East Africa, wine from California, chocolate from the Ivory Coast - all those every day products are based on labour, often produced under appalling conditions, but always involving the combination of various work processes we are often not aware of...read more
By Karin Hofmeester (editor)

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9783110428353 | De Gruyter, July 15, 2017, cover price $224.00 | About this edition: Coffee from East Africa, wine from California, chocolate from the Ivory Coast - all those every day products are based on labour, often produced under appalling conditions, but always involving the combination of various work processes we are often not aware of.

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Product Description: A highly original history, tracing the least understood and most intractable form of organized human aggression from Ancient Rome through the centuries to the present day. We think we know civil war when we see it. Yet ideas of what it is, and what it isn't, have a long and contested history, from its fraught origins in republican Rome to debates in early modern Europe to our present day...read more

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9780307271136 | Alfred a Knopf Inc, May 2, 2017, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: A highly original history, tracing the least understood and most intractable form of organized human aggression from Ancient Rome through the centuries to the present day.

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Product Description: The 20th century was a period of profound political, social and technological change. Population growth and movement, revolutions in transportation and communication, and the onset of the digital age meant that life would never be the same...read more
By Tom Harper (editor)

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9780712356626 | British Library Board, April 1, 2017, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: The 20th century was a period of profound political, social and technological change.

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Product Description: An inviting, fascinating compendium of twenty-one of history's most famous lost places, from the Tower of Babel to the Twin TowersBuildings are more like us than we realize. They can be born into wealth or poverty, enjoying every privilege or struggling to make ends meet...read more

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9781250118295, titled "Fallen Glory: The Lives and Deaths of History’s Greatest Buildings" | Picador USA, March 7, 2017, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: An inviting, fascinating compendium of twenty-one of history's most famous lost places, from the Tower of Babel to the Twin TowersBuildings are more like us than we realize.

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Product Description: "Another solid work of history from an author and historian who truly grasps the mysteries of ancient Egypt." - Kirkus ReviewsDrawing on a lifetime of research, John Romer chronicles the history of Ancient Egypt from the building of the Great Pyramid through the rise and fall of the Middle Kingdom: a peak of Pharaonic culture and the period when writing first flourished...read more

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9781250030139 | Thomas Dunne Books, March 7, 2017, cover price $29.99 | About this edition: "Another solid work of history from an author and historian who truly grasps the mysteries of ancient Egypt.

Great Men in the Second World War provides a new perspective on the role of the individual in history. Paul Dukes selects five Great Men, each in his turn one of the leaders of the three victorious powers, the UK, the USA and the USSR. The identity of the Big Three changed significantly during the last months of the conflict. Roosevelt died in April 1945 and was succeeded by Truman. Churchill lost the general election to Attlee in July. Stalin alone provided continuity throughout the conferences of the Big Three, and immediately beyond.The book explores the power of these individuals, asking such questions as:-To what extent did the leaders exert their own influence and to what extent could they be considered to be spokesmen for their countries?-How significant was it that Truman and Attlee had less colourful personalities than Roosevelt and Churchill?-Was Stalin uniquely bad while the others were good?Drawing in particular on the record of their interaction at the Tehran, Yalta and Potsdam Conferences, but also making use of other sources including novels as well as works of history, Paul Dukes sheds light on both the major statesmen involved and the nature of the Second World War. This is a book that will be useful for students of the Second World War and anyone with an interest in the role of individuals in history.

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9781474268080 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 9, 2017, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: Great Men in the Second World War provides a new perspective on the role of the individual in history.

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9781474268073 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, March 9, 2017), cover price $29.95

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Product Description: The British Industrial Revolution has long been seen as the spark for modern, global industrialization and sustained economic growth. Indeed the origins of economic history, as a discipline, lie in 19th-century European and North American attempts to understand the foundation of this process...read more

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9781474286169 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 26, 2017, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: The British Industrial Revolution has long been seen as the spark for modern, global industrialization and sustained economic growth.

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9781474286466 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 26, 2017, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The British Industrial Revolution has long been seen as the spark for modern, global industrialization and sustained economic growth.

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Product Description: Jew.  The word possesses an uncanny power to provoke and unsettle. For millennia, Jew has signified the consummate Other, a persistent fly in the ointment of Western civilization’s grand narratives and cultural projects. Only very recently, however, has Jew been reclaimed as a term of self-identification and pride...read more

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9780813563039 | Rutgers Univ Pr, December 16, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Jew.

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9780813563022 | Reprint edition (Rutgers Univ Pr, January 13, 2017), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Jew.

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Product Description: An ABC of Queen Victoria's Empire offers a provocative rewriting of Mrs. Ernest Ames' ABCs for Baby Patriots (1899). Whimsically illustrated for the nursery or primary school child, Ames' book demonstrates how deeply imperialism reached into popular culture during Victoria's reign...read more

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9781474230155 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 12, 2017, cover price $78.00 | About this edition: An ABC of Queen Victoria's Empire offers a provocative rewriting of Mrs.

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9781474230162 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, January 12, 2017), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: An ABC of Queen Victoria's Empire offers a provocative rewriting of Mrs.

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Product Description: The sixties was a time of dramatic change and conflict: a historical moment in which new questions were asked, old answers were rejected, and societies across the globe turned unexpected corners in politics and culture. The Global Sixties examines the decade, as well as its build-up and aftermath, in an interdisciplinary, global context, emphasizing connections – both real and imagined – within and across nationally defined environments...read more

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9781472588371 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 6, 2017, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: The sixties was a time of dramatic change and conflict: a historical moment in which new questions were asked, old answers were rejected, and societies across the globe turned unexpected corners in politics and culture.

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9781472588388 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury USA Academic, April 6, 2017), cover price $39.95

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Product Description: Gardens take many forms, and have a variety of functions. They can serve as spaces of peace and tranquilty, a way to cultivate wildlife, or as places to develop agricultural resources. Globally, gardens have inspired, comforted, and sustained people from all walks of life, and since the Garden of Eden many iconic gardens have inspired great artists, poets, musicians, and writers...read more

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9780198784616 | Oxford Univ Pr, January 10, 2017, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Gardens take many forms, and have a variety of functions.

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Product Description: One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisisHow can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world―from American shooters and ISIS to Donald Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism across the world to racism and misogyny on social media? In Age of Anger, Pankaj Mishra answers our bewilderment by casting his gaze back to the eighteenth century before leading us to the present...read more

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9780374274788 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, January 10, 2017, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisisHow can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world―from American shooters and ISIS to Donald Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism across the world to racism and misogyny on social media?

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Product Description: What’s it like to be the son or daughter of a dictator? A monster on the Stalin level? What’s it like to bear a name synonymous with oppression, terror, and evil? Jay Nordlinger set out to answer that question, and does so in this book...read more

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9781594038150 | Encounter Books, September 22, 2015, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: What’s it like to be the son or daughter of a dictator?

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9781594038990 | Reprint edition (Encounter Books, January 10, 2017), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: What’s it like to be the son or daughter of a dictator?

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Product Description: Delving into a world once shrouded in complete mystery and impenetrable security, this investigative report provides a fascinating account of the annual meetings of the world's most powerful people—the Bilderberg Group. Since its inception in 1954 at the Bilderberg Hotel in the small Dutch town of Oosterbeek, the Bilderberg Group has been comprised of European prime ministers, American presidents, and the wealthiest CEOs of the world, all coming together to discuss the economic and political future of humanity...read more

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9781634240871 | 3 edition (Trine Day, January 1, 2017), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Delving into a world once shrouded in complete mystery and impenetrable security, this investigative report provides a fascinating account of the annual meetings of the world's most powerful people—the Bilderberg Group.
9780977795345 | Trine Day, September 1, 2007, cover price $24.95

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Product Description: As well as leafing through the well-known titles that have helped shape the world in which we live, Oliver Tearle also dusts off some of the more neglected items to be found hidden among the bookshelves of the past. You’ll learn about the forgotten Victorian novelist who outsold Dickens, the woman who became the first published poet in America and the eccentric traveller who introduced the table-fork to England...read more

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9781782435570 | Michael O''Mara Books, January 1, 2017, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: As well as leafing through the well-known titles that have helped shape the world in which we live, Oliver Tearle also dusts off some of the more neglected items to be found hidden among the bookshelves of the past.

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Product Description: After 1750 the Americas lived political and popular revolutions, the fall of European empires, and the rise of nations as the world faced a new industrial capitalism. Political revolution made the United States the first new nation; revolutionary slaves made Haiti the second, freeing themselves and destroying the leading Atlantic export economy...read more
By John Tutino (editor)

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9780822361145 | Duke Univ Pr, December 9, 2016, cover price $99.95 | About this edition: After 1750 the Americas lived political and popular revolutions, the fall of European empires, and the rise of nations as the world faced a new industrial capitalism.

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9780822361336 | Duke Univ Pr, December 9, 2016, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: After 1750 the Americas lived political and popular revolutions, the fall of European empires, and the rise of nations as the world faced a new industrial capitalism.

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Product Description: This book brings together an international body of scholars working on eighteenth-century botany within the context of imperial expansion. The eighteenth century saw widespread exploration, a tremendous increase in the traffic in botanical specimens, taxonomic breakthroughs, and horticultural experimentation...read more
By Anatole Tchikine (editor)

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9780884024163 | Dumbarton Oaks Pub Service, January 9, 2017, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: This book brings together an international body of scholars working on eighteenth-century botany within the context of imperial expansion.

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Product Description: In 1989 and 1990 the map of Europe was transformed peacefully, without the wars which caused the other great ruptures of the international order in 1815, 1870, 1918, and 1945. What role did international summitry play in the denouement of the Cold War?Scholars have tended to focus on long-term systemic factors, Gorbachev's reform agenda, or the impact in 1989 of 'people power'...read more
By David Reynolds (editor)

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9780198727507 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 29, 2016, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: In 1989 and 1990 the map of Europe was transformed peacefully, without the wars which caused the other great ruptures of the international order in 1815, 1870, 1918, and 1945.

By Brian P. Farrell (editor)

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9781472596666 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, May 18, 2017, cover price $310.00

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