World History

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  1. Book Image1688: A Global History

    John E. Wills, Jr.

    "A totally absorbing book...imaginative and erudite, full of startling juxtapositions and flashes of real perception."—Jonathan D. SpenceMore

  2. Book Image21st Century Capitalism

    Robert L. Heilbroner

    "It is my hope that some grasp of what the twenty-first century holds in store for capitalism may enable us to avoid at least some of the pain we might otherwise have to endure," writes the eminent economist Robert Heilbroner in this important book on the world's economic future.More

  3. Book ImageAfrica in Global History with Sources

    Robert Harms

    A NEW narrative history by a leading scholar places Africa in a global context

  4. Book ImageAmerica in Vietnam: A Documentary History

    William Appleman Williams, Thomas McCormick, Lloyd C. Gardner, Et Al.

    This collection of essays and documents, written and compiled by four distinguished historians, is an essential source book for anyone seeking to understand the causes, character, and consequences of American involvement in Vietnam.More

  5. Book ImageThe Analects

    Confucius, Michael Nylan, Simon Leys

    “Leys has made Confucius speak English more persuasively than any translator to date. His achievement is one of simplicity. . . . Leys sees his task as making the Confucius of the Analects fully persuasive again. He does this brilliantly.”
    —Stephen Owen, The New Republic

  6. Book ImageArmies of the Raj: From the Great Indian Mutiny to Independence, 1858-1947

    Byron Farwell

    "The stories are glorious and told with zest and verve."—Washington TimesMore

  7. Book ImageThe Battle for the Falklands

    Max Hastings, Simon Jenkins

    "Must be read by all our military people and anyone who wants to find out what really happened on the Falkland Islands." —James M. GavinMore

  8. Book ImageThe Bhagavad Gita

    Gavin Flood, Charles Martin

    “A true translation whose literary qualities make it stand out from the rest.”
    –Daniel Gold, Cornell University

    “Here’s a chance to rediscover The Bhagavad Gita in a translation that blends true scholarship with artistry.”
    Library Journal

  9. Book ImageBorn in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America

    John Charles Chasteen

    Fourth Edition

    The most readable, highly regarded, and affordable history of Latin America for our times.More

  10. Book ImageBorn in Blood and Fire: Latin American Voices

    John Charles Chasteen

    Second Edition

    The companion reader to the most readable, highly regarded, and affordable history of Latin America for our times.More

  11. Book ImageThe Cartoon History of the Universe III: From the Rise of Arabia to the Renaissance

    Larry Gonick

    An irreverent survey in comics spanning world history from the birth of Islam to the Byzantine Empire to the Italian Renaissance.More

  12. Book ImageThe Chan's Great Continent: China in Western Minds

    Jonathan D. Spence

    "Like everything else written by Jonathan Spence, The Chan's Great Continent is an absolute must-read for anyone interested in China. Spence is one of the greatest Sinologists of our time, and his work is both authoritative and highly readable." —Los Angeles Times Book ReviewMore

  13. Book ImageChildren of the Sun: A History of Humanity's Unappeasable Appetite for Energy

    Alfred W. Crosby

    We don’t often recognize the humble activity of cooking for the revolutionary cultural adaptation that it is. But when the hearth fires started burning in the Paleolithic, humankind broadened the exploitation of food and took one of several great leaps forward.More

  14. Book ImageThe Clash: U.S.-Japanese Relations Throughout History

    Walter LaFeber

    Winner of the Bancroft Prize.More

  15. Book ImageThe Comfort Women: Japan's Brutal Regime of Enforced Prostitution in the Second World War

    George Hicks

    "The most extensive record available in English of the ugly story."—Elisabeth Rubinfein, New York NewsdayMore

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