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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 ImageWith MacArthur in Japan: A Personal History of the Occupation

    William Sebald, Russell Brines

    The American Occupation of Japan was perhaps one of the most fateful periods in the history of our foreign relations. From his position as senior civilian in the Occupation hierarchy, Ambassador Sebald had a unique opportunity to observe the implementation of policy by MacArthur and his staff and the sometimes acrimonious struggle between civilian, military, and Japanese elements.More

  4. Book ImageCharles Beard and the Constitution: A Critical Analysis of An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution

    Robert E. Brown

    In this work, Robert E. Brown applies the fruits of modern historical scholarship toward an understanding of Beard's groundbreaking and controversial work. With a perspective of forty years, Brown attempts to separate the valid from the bogus in this work.More

  5. Book ImageStep by Step

    Douglas Dowd, Mary Nichols, Nick Lawrence

    Step by Step is not simply one more book about civil rights, designed to underscore the repression of the American Negro and relate episodically what some have done about it, even though the book does serve both those functions to a degree. This book is unique in that its aim is to instruct those who would become involved in the civil rights struggle--instruct them in how to develop and work out a project.More

  6. Book ImageThe Democratic South

    Dewey W. Grantham, Jr.

    The economic and social revolution in the South interpreted in the light of history.More

  7. Book ImageThe Archaeology of Crete: An Introduction

    J.D.S. Pendlebury

    Additional information is forthcoming.

  8. Book ImageThe Truman-MacArthur Controversy and the Korean War

    John W. Spanier

    "The order not to bomb the Yalu bridges was the most indefensible and ill-conceived decision ever forced on a field commander in our nation's history....I will always believe that if the United States had issued a warning to the effect that any entry of the Chinese Communists in force into Korea would be considered an act of international war against the United States, that the Korean War would have been terminated with our advance north." General Douglas MacArthur in Reminiscences (1964) thus recalled the unyielding position he took in April, 1951, when President Truman relieved him of all his commands in the Far East for publicly opposing the policies of the United States government.More

  9. Book ImageGermany Tried Democracy

    Samuel W. Halperin

    “Teachers of courses in twentieth-century German history will welcome the reprinting of this book, which has held its position as the best of the single-volume histories of the Weimar Republic in English.” —Gordon A. CraigMore

  10. Book ImageWhat Is Philosophy?

    José Ortega y Gasset

    A work powerful and pervading in its implications not only for metaphysics but also for art, political science, and the philosophy of history.More

  11. Book ImageThe Greek State

    Victor Ehrenberg

    “A classic among works of classical scholarship.” —Times Literary SupplementMore

  12. Book ImageThe Bay of Pigs: The Leaders' Story of Brigade 2506

    Haynes Johnson

    At long last, the truth about The Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba.More

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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