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Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations
Beard, Mary
Drawing on 30 years of teaching and writing about Greek and Roman history, a renowned scholar provides a panoramic portrait of the classical world, one in which we encounter not only Cleopatra and Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Hannibal, but also the millions of ordinary inhabitants of the R... (more)

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People's History of the Second World War: Resistance Versus Empire
Gluckstein, Donny
Most historical accounts have focused on the conflict between the Allied and Axis powers for imperialist mastery. Donny Gluckstein shows that between 1939 and 1945 two distinct wars were fought -- one from above and one from below. Using examples from countries under the Nazi heel, in the colonies, ... (more)

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Good Bread Is Back: A Contemporary History of French Bread, the Way It Is Made, and the People Who Make It
Kaplan, Steven Laurence
A historian and bread expert explores aromatic Parisian bakeries as he explains how good bread began to reappear in France in the 1990s, following almost a century of decline in quality. Kaplan meticulously describes good bread's ideal crust and crumb, mouth feel, aroma, and taste. He discusses the ... (more)

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Frank Furness: The Complete Works
Thomas, George E., et al.
Furness permeated Philadelphia architecture, ultimately shaping the present "Philadelphia School" centered around Louis Kahn and Robert Venturi. The only exhaustive monograph on his work.... (more)

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Isabella Bird: A Photographic Journal of Travels Through China, 1894-1896
Bird, Isabella Lucy & Debbie Ireland
Isabella Bird's global travels and subsequent books made her famous, and led to her becoming one of the first female members of the Royal Geographical Society. This book celebrates her achievements with a beautiful pictorial record of her last great journey, a trip through China in the closing years... (more)

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My Brother Esau Is a Hairy Man: Hair and Identity in Ancient Israel
Niditch, Susan
In ancient Israel, hair signified important features of identity with respect to gender, ethnicity, and holiness. In this volume, Susan Niditch seeks a deeper understanding of Israelite culture as expressed, shaped, and reinforced in images of hair, from Jacob and Esau to the tradition's most famous... (more)

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Liberalizing Lynching: Building a New Racialized State
Kato, Daniel
Although popular belief holds that the federal government was unable to address racial violence in the South, this book argues that its inaction was not primarily a consequence of institutional or legal incapacities, but rather a decision supported and maintained by all three branches of government.... (more)

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Miraculous Plagues: An Epidemiology of Early New England Narrative
Silva, Cristobal
In the summer of 1629, John Winthrop described a series of epidemics that devastated Native American populations as a "miraculous plague," one that contributed neatly to the settlers' justifications for colonial expansion. Taking Winthrop's phrase as its cornerstone, this volume re-imagines New Engl... (more)

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Genius: Elijah of Vilna and the Making of Modern Judaism
Stern, Eliyahu
Claimed by traditionalists, enlighteners, Zionists, and the Orthodox, Elijah ben Solomon, the "Genius of Vilna," has been perhaps the best-known and, paradoxically, most understudied figure in modern Jewish history. Through the story of the "Vilna Gaon," Stern presents a new model for understanding ... (more)

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Strong as Death Is Love: The Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Jonah, Daniel
Alter, Robert
As distant in time from the Five Books of Moses as Updike is from Shakespeare, the Song of Songs, Ruth, Esther, Jonah, and Daniel are innovative, entertaining literary works. Robert Alter's award-winning translation brings new immediacy to these five beloved books of the Bible.... (more)

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