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In 1776 Southerners said slavery was a regrettable and probably temporary necessity; by 1859 they said it was the foundation of their society and their liberty.
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Graves never had any scruples about making things up, but he didn’t need to do all that much, here: the last years of the Roman Republic and first of the Empire were some of the least boring in history.
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Painstaking reconstruction of De Soto's journey through what is now the southeastern US, and the many vanished cultures and peoples he encountered.
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Indispensable insights into the life of New York -- and America as a whole -- in the first half of the 20th century.
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A history of the Medieval Warm period, from c. 800 to 1200 CE, emphasizing that the greatest danger from global warming is drought.
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1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus, by Charles Mann.
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Before there was tvtropes.org (though not, of course, before tropes), Boswell wondered if Doorstop Babies were common in myth and legend because they are like quicksand or like divorce.
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I would have said that France is one of the countries least in need of discovery, but Graham Robb shows me how very, very wrong I was.
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My children learned more world history from Gonick’s series than I knew until after college. In a just world, it would be the basis of every high school history curriculum.
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Sea battles, land battles, seiges, heroism, infamy, galley slaves, brutal victories and glorious defeats.
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