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The History Of The Decline And Fall Of The Roman Empire

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Edward Gibbon's six-volume History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-88) is among the most magnificent and ambitious narratives in European literature. Its subject is the fate of one of the world's greatest civilizations over thirteen centuries…
Sweetness And Power: The Place Of Sugar In Modern History
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|August 5, 1986

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A fascinating persuasive history of how sugar has shaped the world, from European colonies to our modern diets In this eye-opening study, Sidney Mintz shows how Europeans and Americans transformed sugar from a rare foreign luxury to a commonplace necessity of…
Penguin History Of Canada
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|October 30, 2007

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Canada is in many ways a country of limits, a paradox for a place that enjoys virtually unlimited space. Most of that space is uninhabited, and much of it is uninhabitable. It is a country with a huge north but with most of its population in the south, hugging…
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The Histories
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|April 29, 2003

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Translated by Aubrey de Sélincourt with an introduction and Notes by John M. Marincola. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics…
The History Of Scotland
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|August 7, 1984

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A history that is equally entertaining and enlightening, illustrating all of the changes of power and intricacies that are necessary to understand the interrelation between England and Scotland and the Highland and Lowland populations. It shows how Duncan…
The Great Influenza: The Story Of The Deadliest Pandemic In History
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|October 4, 2005

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The definitive account of the 1918 Flu Epidemic. "Monumental"-Chicago Tribune. At the height of WWI, history’s most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million…
Catiline's War, The Jurgurthine War, Histories
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|February 26, 2008

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Sallust is the earliest Roman historian of whom complete works survive, a senator of the Roman Republic and younger contemporary of Cicero, Pompey and Julius Caesar. His Catiline’s War tells of the conspiracy in 63 bc led by L. Sergius Catilina, who plotted…
The Early History Of Rome
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|June 25, 2002

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With stylistic brilliance and historical imagination, the first five books of Livy's monumental history of Rome record events from the foundation of Rome through the history of the seven kings, the establishment of the Republic and its internal struggles, up to…
A Brief History Of The Druids
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|January 1, 2000

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A history of the cult of the ancient Druids, exploring who they really were and what role they played in the Celtic world. The author's interpretation of the facts is based on both archaeological and etymological findings. Peter Berresford Ellis sifts through…
A History Of The Franks
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|February 28, 1976

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This colorful narrative of French history in the sixth century is a dramatic and detailed portrait of a period of political and religious turmoil. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking…
The New Penguin Atlas Of Medieval History: Revised Edition
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|November 3, 1992

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This is a revised edition of "The Penguin Atlas of Medieval History".
Russia's War: A History Of The Soviet Effort: 1941-1945
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|April 1, 1999

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"A penetrating and compassionate book on the most gigantic military struggle in world history."-- The New York Times Book Review "An extraordinary tale... Overy's engrossing book provides extensive details of teh slaughter, brutality, bitterness and destruction…
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