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Abélard, PierreHistoria calamitatum (Histoire de mes malheurs / History of My Misfortunes)Themis AthenaFranceMedievalPhilosophy, Love, Society (vigilantism, torture)
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Abélard, Pierre & Héloise d'ArgenteuilCorrespondenceThemis AthenaFranceMedievalReligion, Philosophy, Love, Society (monastic life)
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Ackroyd, PeterLondon: The BiographyThemis AthenaBritish Isles (England)GeneralLocal History (urban life)
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Ackroyd, PeterShakespeare: The BiographyThemis AthenaBritish Isles (England)Tudor/StuartLiterature
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Ackroyd, PeterAlbionFish PlaceBritish IslesGeneralCulture (Literature)
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Ackroyd, PeterChaucerFIsh PlaceBritish Isles (England)MedievalCulture (Literature)
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Ackroyd, PeterDressing Up: Transvestism and DragFIsh PlaceWorldGeneralLGBT
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Albright, MadeleinePrague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948Themis AthenaCzechoslovakiaWWIIWomen (childhood, war, fascism)
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Aldrich, RichardThe Hidden HandTigusUSModernSpies
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Alexievch, SvetlanaLast Witnesses: An Oral History of the Children of World War IIFIsh PlaceRussiaWW IIWar (civilians)
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Alexievch, SvetlanaSecondhand Time: The Last of the SovietsFIsh PlaceRussiaModernGovernment (fall of USSR)
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Alexievch, SvetlanaThe Unwomanly Face of War: Oral History of Women in WWIIFIsh PlaceRussiaWW IIWomen
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Alexievch, SvetlanaZinky Boys: Soviet Voices from the Afghanistan WarFIsh PlaceRussia (USSR)ModernWar (Afghan)
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Alexievich, SvetlanaChernobyl PrayerLillelaraUSSR, Ukraine20thTechnology (nuclear disaster), Society
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Al-Khalili, JimThe House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the RenaissanceThemis AthenaMiddle East, EuropeMedieval, RenaissanceScience
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Alleg, HenriThe QuestionFish PlaceFranceModernWar (Algeria Independence)
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Amundsen, RoaldRace to the South PoleThemis AthenaAntarctica, Norway20thTravel and Exploration
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Anderson, FredCrucible of War: The Seven Years' War and the Fate of Empire in British North America, 1754-1766MarkkUS18thWar (Seven Years)
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Ansary, TamimDestiny DisruptedFish PlaceMiddle EastGeneralReligion (government)
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Anthony, David W.The Horse, The Wheel, and Language: How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern WorldElentarri
Europe, Central Asia, Middle East
AncientCulture, Society (commerce,language)
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Appignanesi, LisaThe Rushdie FileFish PlaceWorldModernCulture (literature)
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Arendt, HannahEichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of EvilThemis AthenaGermany, IsraelWWIIHolocaust
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Arendt, HannahRahel Varnhagen: The Life of a Jewish WomanThemis AthenaGermany18/19thWomen
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Arendt, HannahThe Origins of TotalitarianismThemis AthenaGermany, Russia20thPolitics (totalitarianism, fascism, communism)
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Armatta, JudithTwilight of Impunity: The War Crimes Trial of Slobodan MiloševićThemis AthenaFormer Yugoslavia, NetherlandsModernWar Crimes
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Armstrong, KarenIslam: A Short HistoryMarkkMiddle EastGeneralCulture (religion)
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Arnim, Elizabeth vonThe Adventures of Elizabeth in RügenThemis AthenaGermany19thTravel (women)
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Ashdown, PaddyGame of SpiesTigusFrance, Germany, British IslesWWIIGovernment (espionage)
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Assemblée constituanteDéclaration des droits de l'homme et du citoyen (France, 1789)Themis AthenaFranceFrench RevolutionCivil Rights
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Assemblée nationalePremiers articles de la constitution (1789)Themis AthenaFranceFrench RevolutionGovernment
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Assemblée nationaleFrench Constitution of 1791Themis AthenaFranceFrench RevolutionGovernment
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Austen, Jane The History of EnglandThemis AthenaBritish Isles (England)GeneralWomen
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Baez, FernandoA Universal History of the Destruction of BooksFish PlaceWorldGeneralCulture (literature)
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Bailyn, BernardThe Ideological Origins of the American RevolutionThemis AthenaUSAmerican RevolutionPolitics
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Baines, John and Jaromir Malek.Cultural Atlas of Ancient Egypt,MarkkEgyptAncientCulture
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Bakewell, PeterA History of Latin America, c. 1450-presentMarkkLatin America15th - 20thCivilization
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Bakewell, SarahAt the Existentialist CaféMurder by DeathFrance, GermanyPost-WWIIPhilosophy
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Baldwin, JamesThe Fire Next TimeFish PlaceUSModernRacism (Civil Rights)
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Balister, ThomasThe Phaistos DiscElentarriEgyptAncientScience
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Bapist, EdwardThe Half that Has Never Been ToldFish PlaceUS18th/19thSlavery (econmics)
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Baratay, Eric Zoo: A History of Zoological Gardens in the WestFish PlaceWorldGeneralCulture (museums)
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Barber, PaulVampires, Burial, and DeathFish PlaceEuropeGeneralCulture (vampires)
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Barnett, CynthiaRain: A Natural and Cultural HistoryMurder by DeathWorldGeneralNature
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Barron, JamesThe One Cent Magenta: Inside Quest to Own the Most Valuable StampMurder by DeathWorldGeneralCulture (stamps)
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Barry, PaulThe Rise and Rise of Kerry PackerSirSurlyAustralia20thBusiness (media)
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Beard, MarySPQR: A History of Ancient RomeMarkkRomeAncientGovernment (empire)
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Beattie, OwenFrozen in TimeFish PlaceCanada19thExploration (shipwrecks)
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Beauvoir, Simone deMemoirs of a Dutiful DaughterThemis AthenaFrance20thWomen (feminism, philosophy)
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Beckwith, Christopher I.Empires of the Silk Road: A History of central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the PresentElentarriMiddle East, Central AsiaGeneralCivilization
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BedeThe Ecclesiastical History of the English PeopleThemis AthenaBritish Isles (England)MedievalReligion (history)
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Bell, GertrudeA Woman in ArabiaThemis Athena
Middle East, British Isles (England)
WWIWomen (travel and exploration, espionage)
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Benjamin, CraigEmpires of Ancient Eurasia: The First Silk Roads Era, 100 BCE–250 CEMarkkMiddle East, Central AsiaAncientCivilization
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Bennet, Jackie & Shakespeare Birthplace TrustShakespeare's GardensThemis AthenaBritish Isles (England)Tudor/StuartCulture (gardens)
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Benson, Jackson J.John SteinbeckThemis AthenaUS20thLiterature
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Benson, Jackson J.Wallace StegnerThemis AthenaUS20thLiterature
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Berendt, JohnMidnight in the Garden of Good and EvilMurder by DeathUS20thSociety (Southern U.S., prejudice), Crime
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Berg, A. ScottWilsonTigusUSWWIGovernment (presidents)
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Berger, JohnPortaritsFish PlaceWorldGeneralCulture (arts)
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Berger, JohnWays of SeeiingFish PlaceWorldGeneralSociety (arts)
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Bergier, JacquesMorning of the MagiciansLora's Rants and ReviewsWorldGeneralCulture
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Bergreen, LaurenceOver the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the GlobeThemis AthenaWorldRenaissanceExploration
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Berlin, IraMany Thousands GoneFish PlaceUS17th/18th/19thSlavery
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Bernstein, Carl & Woodward, BobAll the President's MenThemis AthenaUSModernWatergate
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Berry, John M.The Rising TideTigusUS20thGovernment (racism)
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Berry, Steve and Phil NormanA Brief History of ChocolateLora's Rants and ReviewsWorldGeneralCulture (food)
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Berton, PierreVimyFish PlaceCanadaWWIWar (WWI)
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Berton, PierreWar of 1812Fish PlaceCanada19thWar (1812)Older editions are 2 vols
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Berton, PierreKlondike: The Last Great Gold RushFish PlaceCanada19thExploration (wealth)
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Berton, PierreArctic Grail: The Quest for the Northwest PassageFish PlaceCanada19thExploration (shipwrecks)
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Berton, PierreThe Last SpikeFish PlaceCanada19thNationhood (transportation)
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Berton, PierreThe National Dream: The Great RailwayFish PlaceCanada19thNationhood (transportation)
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Berton, PierreThe Great DepressionFish PlaceCanadaInterwar (Depression)Great Depression
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Berton, PierreNiagara: A History of the FallsFish PlaceCanadaGeneralCulture (nature)
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Berton, PierreMarching to WarFish PlaceCanada20thNationhood (war)
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Berton, PierrePrisoners of the NorthFish PlaceCanadaGeneralExploration
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Beuys, BarbaraDenn ich bin krank vor Liebe: Das Leben der Hildegard von Bingen Themis AthenaGermanyMedievalWomen (religion)Not in English
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Bickerman, Elias JThe Jews in the Greek AgeMarkkGreece (Middle East)AncientCulture (religion)
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Billows, Richard A.Before and After Alexander: The Legend and Legacy of Alexander the GreatMarkkGreeceAncientGovernment (royals)
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Bismarck, Otto vonGedanken und Erinnerungen (Thoughts and Reminiscences)Themis AthenaGermany19thGovernment
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Blainey, GeoffreyThe Tyranny of Distance: How Distance Shaped Australia's HistoryMarkkAustraliaGeneralEconmics
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Blight, DavidFrederick DouglassFish PlaceUS19thCivil Rights (slavery)
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Blight, DavidRace and ReunionFish PlaceUS19th/20thCulture (education)
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Bloom, HaroldThe Western CanonThemis AthenaWorldGeneralCulture (literature)
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Blum, DeborahThe Poisoner's HandbookMurder by DeathUSInterwar (1920s)Crime (science)
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Böll, HeinrichIrish JournalThemis AthenaBritish Isles (Ireland)Post-WWIISociety, Culture
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Booth, AlanLooking for the Lost: Journeys Through a Vanishing JapanThemis AthenaJapan20thTravel, Society
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Boston GlobeBetrayal: Crisis in the Catholic ChurchFish PlaceUSModernCrime (religion)
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Boswell, JamesThe Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides with Samuel Johnson LL.D.Themis AthenaBritish Isles (Scotland)18thTravel
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Boswell, JamesThe Life of Samuel JohnsonThemis AthenaBritish Isles (England)18thLiterature
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Bourke, AngelaThe Burning of Bridget ClearyFish PlaceIreland20thWomen (culture)
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Bouvier, NicolasThe Way of the World (L'Usage du monde)Themis AthenaMiddle EastPost-WWIITravel, Society
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Boyarin, DanielBorder Lines: The Partition of Judaeo-ChristianityMarkkMiddle EastAncientCulture (religion)
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Bradbury, JimStephen and Matilda: The Civil War of 1139-53Themis AthenaBritish Isles (England)MedievalCivil War
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Branch, DanielDefeating Mau Mau, Creating Kenya: Counterinsurgency, Civil War, and DecolonizationMarkkKenyaPost-WWIIColonialism (decolonization)
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Brandenburg, JohnDeath on MarsElentarriSpaceModernScience
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Brandenburg, JohnLife and Death on MarsElentarriSpaceModernScience
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Brandt, WillyErinnerungen (My Life in Politics)Themis AthenaGermanyPost-WWIIGovernment
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Bredin, MilesThe Pale Abyssinian: A Life of James Bruce, African Explorer and AdventurerThemis AthenaEthiopia18thExploration
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Breen, PatrickThis Land Shall be Deluged in BloodFish PlaceUS18thSlavery (resistance)
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