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  1. Book ImageThe Echo of Greece

    Edith Hamilton

    Fourth-century Athens has a special claim on our attention, apart from the great men it produced, for it is the prelude to the end of Greece.More

  2. Book ImageBusiness Cycles and National Income

    Alvin H. Hansen, Richard V. Clemence

    Expanded Edition

    In this new edition Professor Hansen augments his authoritative study of the business cycle with an analysis of the performance—and the problems—of the postwar American economy.More

  3. Book ImageBismarck and the German Empire

    Erich Eyck

    "Authoritative, illuminating and easy to read. . . . Dr. Eyck, in his excellent book, has exposed the many fallacies of which Bismarck legend is compounded. His analysis is tragic and austere."—The ObserverMore

  4. Book ImageThe Burman: His Life and Notions

    Shway Yoe, John K. Musgrave

    Only one Western writer has ever been able to capture fully the spirit of the delightful inhabitants of Burma. Whether describing the childbirth rates, the function of the astrologers in Burmese society, or the Buddhist precepts by which the good Burman lives, "Shway Yoe"...More

  5. Book ImageWorld History of the Dance

    Curt Sachs

    This book is the most comprehensive history to appear before the public of the art which has been so fundamental an expression in every period of human history. It contains a discussion of the general types and characteristics of the dance, and also deals specifically with its forms and symbols from the Stone Age through classical antiquity, the middle ages, the 18th century, and the not so distant era of the waltz and polka, to the 20th century.More

  6. Book ImageThe Lives of Talleyrand

    Crane Brinton

    The Lives of Talleyrand is a study of the character and actions of the man who so profoundly influenced the destiny of the French Revolution and helped to shape the contours of all Europe as well. The requisite historical background is of course given, but it is the many-faceted personality of Talleyrand which the author has made it his task to portray--and he has done so with discrimination and wit.More

  7. Book ImageHistory as a System, and Other Essays Toward a Philosophy of History

    José Ortega y Gasset, Helene Weyl, John William Miller

    “Senor Ortega y Gasset has contributed a thoughtful and a careful analysis of our present situation. If he is correct, then nationalism and liberalism as we have known them in the past are doomed. A new and perhaps a better order and conditioning of life are on the way. This book attempts to justify historically the coming of great change—the same great change that was prophesied by William Morris in England, more than half a century ago.” —The New York TimesMore

  8. Book ImageMan and Crisis

    José Ortega y Gasset, Mildred Adams

    “A worthy companion of the author’s The Revolt of the Masses. Both books are marked by the brilliance, originality, and depth of the author’s interpretation of the crisis of our age and of the basic historical processes.” —Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social ScienceMore

  9. Book ImageThe Iliad of Homer: The Wrath of Achilles

    I. A. Richards

    According to legend, in ancient times Agamemnon led the Greeks into war with the city of Troy to recapture the beautiful Helen of Troy, wife of King Menelaus of Sparta.More

  10. Book ImageWe Remained: Three Years Behind Enemy Lines in the Philippines

    R. W. Volckmann

    An adventure-packed narrative, unique in American military history.More

  11. Book ImageThe Story of America: From the Very Beginning Up to the Present

    Hendrik Willem van Loon

    In this new, enlarged and up-to-date work, we have the greatest book that Dr. van Loon has yet written, greater than The Story of Mankind because its subject did not require the compression that the first book did; no less incisive yet more mellow, in that the years have tempered van Loon's tendency to iconoclasm, more thrilling in that there is a more unified story to tell. The numerous illustrations are as fine, as imaginative and as distinctive as anything he has heretofore drawn and the reception accorded The Story of Mankind, which headed the list of best sellers for years on end.More

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