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The Lost Massey Lectures: Recovered Classics from Five Great Thinkers

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The CBC Massey Lectures, Canada's preeminent public lecture series, are for many of us a highly anticipated annual feast of ideas. However, some of the finest lectures, by some of the greatest minds of modern times, have been lost for many years -- unavailable…
Get Well Soon: History's Worst Plagues And The Heroes Who Fought Them
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|February 7, 2017

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A witty, irreverent tour of history's worst plagues-from the Antonine Plague, to leprosy, to polio-and a celebration of the heroes who fought them In 1518, in a small town in Alsace, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn't stop. She danced until she was carried…
Breve Historia  De La Guerra De Los Balcanes
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|November 15, 2016

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Big Ideas In Brief: 200 World-changing Concepts Explained In An Instant
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|September 10, 2013

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Ian Crofton, former editor-in-chief of The Guinness Encyclopedia, has written a wide range of other general reference books, including Philosophy (Teach Yourself Instant Reference) and Science Without the Boring Bits. With Big Ideas in Brief , Crofton provides an…
Speeches That Changed The World
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|May 5, 2015

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Comprehensively updated with many new speeches including Earl Spencer's lament to "The extraordinary and irreplaceable Diana", Nikita Khrushchev's secret speech of 1956 signalling the beginning of the end of Stalinist Russia, Patrick Pearse's rousing funeral…
It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History
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|November 3, 2015

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A history of heartbreak-replete with beheadings, uprisings, creepy sex dolls, and celebrity gossip-and its disastrously bad consequences throughout time Spanning eras and cultures from ancient Rome to medieval England to 1950s Hollywood, Jennifer Wright's It…
Lost Wisdom: A Celebration Of Traditional Knowledge From Foraging And Festivals To Seafring And…

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Lost Wisdom is a celebration of the time-honored lore on which people once relied. It draws on folklore, tradition, and superstition and is packed with amusing anecdotes and historical extracts that illuminate the beliefs and knowledge of our ancestors. It also…
How Should We Live?: Great Ideas From The Past For Everyday Life
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|July 24, 2015

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There are many ways to try to improve our lives-we can turn to the wisdom of philosophers, the teachings of spiritual guides, or the latest experiments of psychologists. But we rarely look to history for inspiration-and when we do, it can be surprisingly…
Character Is Destiny: Inspiring Stories We Should All Remember
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|October 10, 2017

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Senator John McCain tells the stories of celebrated historical figures and lesser-known heroes whose values exemplify the best of the human spirit . He illustrates these qualities with moving stories of triumph against the odds,…
Where (on Earth) did the Enneagram come from?

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The Dialogues of Plato
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|May 1, 1986

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Socrates’ ancient words are still true, and the ideas found in Plato’s Dialogues still form the foundation of a thinking person’s education. This superb collection contains excellent contemporary translations selected for their clarity and…
Apocalypse Culture
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|December 11, 1990

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Apocalypse Culture is compulsory reading for all those concerned with the crisis of our times. An extraordinary collection unlike anything I have ever encountered. These are the terminal documents of the twentieth century."-J.G. Ballard " Apocalypse Culture is…
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