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From Dawn to Decadence; 500 Years of Western Cultural Life 1500 to the Present

By: Barzun, Jacques

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers:

Seller ID: BB0239366

ISBN: 0965365107

Condition: g


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Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy

By: Cannadine, David

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Anchor Books, 1992:

Seller ID: BB0250179

ISBN: 0385421036

Condition: vg


"The Decline and Fall of the British Aristocracy" is the first serious and sustained attempt to study the remarkable history of the British aristocracy as it has unfolded during the last hundred years. David Cannadine recounts the process by which notables and nobles lost their wealth, power, and prestige. The result is a compelling account of one of the most significant social changes to have occurred in modern history: it is also a rivetting human drama, sometimes absurd, sometimes tragic, invariably fascinating. View more info

Modern Times: A History of the World from the 1920s to the 1990s

By: Johnson, Paul

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson History, 1993:

Seller ID: BB0249061

ISBN: 1857990250

Condition: good


Abrasion on back cover from sticker removal, else a sound copy. View more info

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The Fourth Part of the World

By: Lester, Toby

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Free Press:

Seller ID: BB0259159

ISBN: 1416535349

Condition: vg


"Old maps lead you to strange and unexpected places, and none does so more ineluctably than the subject of this book: the giant, beguiling Waldseemuller world map of 1507." So begins this remarkable story of the map that gave America its name. For millennia Europeans believed that the world consisted of three parts: Europe, Africa, and Asia. They drew the three continents in countless shapes and sizes on their maps, but occasionally they hinted at the existence of a "fourth part of the world," a mysterious, inaccessible place, separated from the rest by a vast expanse of ocean. It was a la... View more info