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Sapiens: A Brief History of HumankindSapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Harari's work situates its account of human history within a framework provided by the natural sciences, particularly evolutionary biology: he sees biology as setting the limits of possibility for human activity, and sees culture as shaping what happens within those bounds. The academic discipline of History is the account of cultural change. Harari surveys the history of humankind from the evolution of archaic human species in the Stone Age up to the twenty-first century, focusing on our own species of human, Homo sapiens. He divides the history of Sapiens into four major parts:[5] The Cognitive Revolution (c. 70,000 BCE, when Sapiens evolved imagination). The Agricultural Revolution (c. 12,000 BCE, the development of farming). The unification of humankind (the gradual consolidation of human political organisations towards one global empire). The Scientific Revolution (c. 1500 CE, the emergence of objective science). Harari's main argument is that Sapiens came to dominate the world because it is the only animal that can cooperate flexibly in large numbers.
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The Fifth Risk: Undoing DemocracyThe Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy
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Homo Deus: A Brief History of TomorrowHomo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
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Meditations: A New TranslationMeditations: A New Translation
A new translation with an Introduction by Gregory HaysMarcus Aurelius Antoninus a d 121180 succeeded his adoptive father as emperor of Rome in a d 161and Meditations remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written With a profound understanding of human behavior Marcus provides insights wisdom and practical guidance on everything from living in the world to coping with adversity to interacting with others Consequently the Meditations have become required reading for statesmen and philosophers alike while generations of ordinary readers have responded to the straightforward intimacy of his style In Gregory Hayss new translationthe first in a generationMarcuss thoughts speak with a new immediacy never before have they been so directly and powerfully presentedFrom Amazon:One measure, perhaps, of a book's worth, is its intergenerational pliancy: do new readers acquire it and interpret it afresh down through the ages? The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, translated and introduced by Gregory Hays, by that standard, is very worthwhile, indeed. Hays suggests that its most recent incarnation--as a self-help book--is not only valid, but may be close to the author's intent. The book, which Hays calls, fondly, a "haphazard set of notes," is indicative of the role of philosophy among the ancients in that it is "expected to provide a 'design for living.'" And it does, both aphoristically ("Think of yourself as dead. You have lived your life. Now take what's left and live it properly.") and rhetorically ("What is it in ourselves that we should prize?"). Whether these, and other entries ("Enough of this wretched, whining monkey life.") sound life-changing or like entries in a teenager's diary is up to the individual reader, as it should be. Hays's introduction, which sketches the life of Marcus Aurelius (emperor of Rome A.D. 161-180) as well as the basic tenets of stoicism, is accessible and jaunty. --H. O'Billovich
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Sapiens: A Brief History of HumankindSapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Harari's work situates its account of human history within a framework provided by the natural sciences, particularly evolutionary biology: he sees biology as setting the limits of possibility for human activity, and sees culture as shaping what happens within those bounds. The academic discipline of History is the account of cultural change. Harari surveys the history of humankind from the evolution of archaic human species in the Stone Age up to the twenty-first century, focusing on our own species of human, Homo sapiens. He divides the history of Sapiens into four major parts:[5] The Cognitive Revolution (c. 70,000 BCE, when Sapiens evolved imagination). The Agricultural Revolution (c. 12,000 BCE, the development of farming). The unification of humankind (the gradual consolidation of human political organisations towards one global empire). The Scientific Revolution (c. 1500 CE, the emergence of objective science). Harari's main argument is that Sapiens came to dominate the world because it is the only animal that can cooperate flexibly in large numbers.
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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible VoyageEndurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackleton's survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas, as Time magazine put it, "defined heroism." Alfred Lansing's scrupulously researched and brilliantly narrated book -- with over 200,000 copies sold -- has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurance's fateful trip. To write their authoritative story, Lansing consulted with ten of the surviving members and gained access to diaries and personal accounts by eight others. The resulting book has all the immediacy of a first-hand account, expanded with maps and illustrations especially for this edition.
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Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible VoyageEndurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage
The astonishing saga of polar explorer Ernest Shackletons survival for over a year on the ice-bound Antarctic seas as Time magazine put it defined heroism Alfred Lansings scrupulously researched and brilliantly narrated book - with over 200 000 copies sold - has long been acknowledged as the definitive account of the Endurances fateful trip To write their authoritative story Lansing consulted with ten of the surviving members and gained access to diaries and personal accounts by eight others The resulting book has all the immediacy of a first-hand account expanded with maps and illustrations especially for this edition
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Vikings: The North Atlantic SagaVikings: The North Atlantic Saga
From Amazon:In the early Middle Ages, driven by famine at home and the promise of wealth to be had in other lands, the Viking people exploded out of Scandinavia and set about conquering parts of England, Ireland, France, Russia, and even Turkey. Emboldened by their successes, the Vikings pushed ever farther outward, eventually crossing the North Atlantic and founding settlements in Iceland, Greenland, and eastern Canada. In The Vikings: The North Atlantic Saga, some three dozen scholars examine the growing archaeological evidence of the Viking presence in the New World--including such items as a Norse coin excavated in Maine, runic stones from the Canadian Arctic, and farming implements found in Newfoundland. The contributors consider the sometimes friendly, sometimes warlike history of Viking interactions with the native peoples of northeastern North America (whom the Norse called skraelings, or "screamers"); compare the archaeological record with contemporary sagas and other records of exploration; and argue for the need to better document the Viking contribution to New World history. "As an historical and cultural achievement," write the editors, "the Viking Age and its North American medieval extension stand out as one of the most remarkable periods in human history." This oversized, heavily illustrated volume celebrates that little-understood time. --Gregory McNamee
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The Curse of Oak Island: The Story of the World's Longest Treasure HuntThe Curse of Oak Island: The Story of the…
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Seven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard Truths in a Northern CitySeven Fallen Feathers: Racism, Death, and Hard…
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The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North AmericaThe Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of…
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Europe

Meditations: A New TranslationMeditations: A New Translation
A new translation with an Introduction by Gregory HaysMarcus Aurelius Antoninus a d 121180 succeeded his adoptive father as emperor of Rome in a d 161and Meditations remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written With a profound understanding of human behavior Marcus provides insights wisdom and practical guidance on everything from living in the world to coping with adversity to interacting with others Consequently the Meditations have become required reading for statesmen and philosophers alike while generations of ordinary readers have responded to the straightforward intimacy of his style In Gregory Hayss new translationthe first in a generationMarcuss thoughts speak with a new immediacy never before have they been so directly and powerfully presentedFrom Amazon:One measure, perhaps, of a book's worth, is its intergenerational pliancy: do new readers acquire it and interpret it afresh down through the ages? The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, translated and introduced by Gregory Hays, by that standard, is very worthwhile, indeed. Hays suggests that its most recent incarnation--as a self-help book--is not only valid, but may be close to the author's intent. The book, which Hays calls, fondly, a "haphazard set of notes," is indicative of the role of philosophy among the ancients in that it is "expected to provide a 'design for living.'" And it does, both aphoristically ("Think of yourself as dead. You have lived your life. Now take what's left and live it properly.") and rhetorically ("What is it in ourselves that we should prize?"). Whether these, and other entries ("Enough of this wretched, whining monkey life.") sound life-changing or like entries in a teenager's diary is up to the individual reader, as it should be. Hays's introduction, which sketches the life of Marcus Aurelius (emperor of Rome A.D. 161-180) as well as the basic tenets of stoicism, is accessible and jaunty. --H. O'Billovich
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By Chance Alone: A Remarkable True Story of Courage and Survival at AuschwitzBy Chance Alone: A Remarkable True Story of…
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The Diary of a Young GirlThe Diary of a Young Girl
Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life Anne Franks remarkable diary has since become a world classica powerful reminder of the horrors of war and an eloquent testament to the human spirit In 1942 with Nazis occupying Holland a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding For the next two years until their whereabouts were betrayed to the Gestapo they and another family lived cloistered in the Secret Annex of an old office building Cut off from the outside world they faced hunger boredom the constant cruelties of living in confined quarters and the ever-present threat of discovery and death In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences during this period By turns thoughtful moving and amusing her account offers a fascinating commentary on human courage and frailty and a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman whose promise was tragically cut shortFrom Amazon:A beloved classic since its initial publication in 1947, this vivid, insightful journal is a fitting memorial to the gifted Jewish teenager who died at Bergen-Belsen, Germany, in 1945. Born in 1929, Anne Frank received a blank diary on her 13th birthday, just weeks before she and her family went into hiding in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam. Her marvelously detailed, engagingly personal entries chronicle 25 trying months of claustrophobic, quarrelsome intimacy with her parents, sister, a second family, and a middle-aged dentist who has little tolerance for Anne's vivacity. The diary's universal appeal stems from its riveting blend of the grubby particulars of life during wartime (scant, bad food; shabby, outgrown clothes that can't be replaced; constant fear of discovery) and candid discussion of emotions familiar to every adolescent (everyone criticizes me, no one sees my real nature, when will I be loved?). Yet Frank was no ordinary teen: the later entries reveal a sense of compassion and a spiritual depth remarkable in a girl barely 15. Her death epitomizes the madness of the Holocaust, but for the millions who meet Anne through her diary, it is also a very individual loss. --Wendy Smith
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By Chance Alone: A Remarkable True Story of Courage and Survival at AuschwitzBy Chance Alone: A Remarkable True Story of…
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NightNight
A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesels masterpiece a candid horrific and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps This new translation by Marion Wiesel Elies wife and frequent translator presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the authors original intent And in a substantive new preface Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets mans capacity for inhumanity to man Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors everyday perversions and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was what it meant and what its legacy is and will beFrom Amazon:In Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel's memoir Night, a scholarly, pious teenager is wracked with guilt at having survived the horror of the Holocaust and the genocidal campaign that consumed his family. His memories of the nightmare world of the death camps present him with an intolerable question: how can the God he once so fervently believed in have allowed these monstrous events to occur? There are no easy answers in this harrowing book, which probes life's essential riddles with the lucid anguish only great literature achieves. It marks the crucial first step in Wiesel's lifelong project to bear witness for those who died.
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Middle East

Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win (New Edition)Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and…
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Fingerprints of the Gods: The Quest For Earth's Lost CivilizationFingerprints of the Gods: The Quest For Earth's…
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Sea Stories: My Life in Special OperationsSea Stories: My Life in Special Operations
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Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win (New Edition)Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and…
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The Art of WarThe Art of War
Widely regarded as The Oldest Military Treatise in the World this landmark work covers principles of strategy tactics maneuvering communication and supplies the use of terrain fire and the seasons of the year the classification and utilization of spies the treatment of soldiers including captives all have a modern ring to them
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The Art of WarThe Art of War
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Russia

Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in CrisisUpheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis
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United States

The Fifth Risk: Undoing DemocracyThe Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy
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