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50 Battles that Changed the World, by William Weir.
An overview of fifty military battles that, according to the book's author, most influenced the course of history.

The Acquisitive Society, by Richard Henry Tawney.
In this book Tawney expounds upon his theory that acquisitiveness is morally wrong and that it has a deleterious effect on society. He also offers ideas on how to create a more equitable society.

Consumerism in World History: The Global Transformation of Desire, by Peter N. Stearns.
A concise survey of the causes, development, and consequences of consumerism on world history.

Fatal Future?, by Richard M. Pearlstein.
Transnational Terrorism and the New Global Disorder.

International History of the Twentieth Century, By Antony Best, Jussi M. Hanhimaki, Joseph A. Maiolo, and Kirsten E. Schulze.
An introductory college-level survey course on modern world history and international relations.

The Mediterranean in History, Edited by David Abulafia.
Covering over four thousand years of history, this text covers more than just the history of Mediterranean Sea and those that plied its waves, but also the history of the peoples that lives along the periphery of the waters edges.

My Travels With Clara, by Mary Tavener Holmes.
An unforgettable children's book about the real-life adventure of Clara, an Indian rhinoceros who toured extensively throughout eighteenth century Europe with her Dutch owner.

Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order, by Robert Kagan
In this concise, timely book, Kagan examines the differences between the US and Europe, and how these differences will impact future relations between the US and the countries of Europe.

Pirates of Barbary, by Adrian Tinniswood.
Corsairs, Conquests and Captivity in the Seventeenth-Century Mediterranean.

Prisoners of the Mahdi, by Byron Farwell
A unique history that chronicles the rule of the Madhi, in Sudan, told through the eyes of three European captives: Rudolf Slatin, Father Joseph Ohrwalder, and Charles Neufeld.

The Vikings: Wolves of War, by Martin Arnold.
A concise and readable survey of Viking culture and history.

Warfare and Society in Europe, 1898 to the Present, by Michael S. Neiberg.
A concise military and social history detailing 20th century warfare in Europe.

The Wiley-Blackwell Dictionary of Modern European History Since 1789, by Nicholas Atkin, Michael Biddiss, and Frank Tallett.
This is an authoritative and accessible reference guide to the major people, events, and issues that have shaped the development of Europe from the French Revolution to the present day.

The Witchcraft Sourcebook, edited by Brian P. Levack.
A collection of documents that detail the history of witchcraft in the West, and the reasons for, and consequences of, the charges leveled against so many individuals.

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