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War: How Conflict Shaped Us

by Margaret MacMillan
edition: Paperback
tagged: other, international, world

A New York Times Ten Best Books of the Year
Finalist for the Lionel Gelber Prize
Thoughtful and brilliant insights into the very nature of war--from the ancient Greeks to modern times--from world-renowned historian Margaret MacMillan.

War, the instinct to fight, is inherent in human nature; peace is the aberration in history. Wa …



From Microorganisms to Megacities

by Vaclav Smil
edition: Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged: ecology, world, environmental conservation & protection

A systematic investigation of growth in nature and society, from tiny organisms to the trajectories of empires and civilizations.

Growth has been both an unspoken and an explicit aim of our individual and collective striving. It governs the lives of microorganisms and galaxies; it shapes the capabilities of our extraordinarily large brains and the f …


Treasures of World History

The Story Of Civilization in 50 Documents

by Peter Snow & Ann Macmillan
edition: Hardcover
tagged: world, civilization, reference

A spirited examination of world history, told through 50 key documents, by two celebrated historians and journalists. With a wealth of experience between them on political, social, cultural and military history, and today's current affairs. Peter Snow and Ann MacMillan are the perfect guides to appreciating the significance of each document.

Chapter …


The New Traditional

Heritage, Craftsmanship and Local Identity

edited by Gestalten & BESIDE Media, guest editor Catherine Métayer
edition: Hardcover
tagged: world, social history, history, 21st century

Immerse yourself in the traditions that have defined our cultures and reveal our connection to what make us human.

A new generation wants to lead a more meaningful and sustainable life by reconnecting with heritage and traditions. They are looking to the craftsmanship, lifestyle, and unique experiences of the people keeping these practices alive. Th …


In Truth

A History of Lies from Ancient Rome to Modern America

by Matthew Fraser
edition: Hardcover
tagged: world, media studies, communication studies

From the ancient Greeks and Romans to the modern era, how have people determined what is true? How have those with power and influence sought to control the narrative? Are we living in a post-truth era, or is that notion simply the latest attempt to control the narrative? The relationship between truth and power is the key theme.

Moving through majo …


Contested Fields

A Global History of Modern Football

by Alan McDougall
edition: Hardcover
tagged: football, social history, world, soccer, history

Few cultural activities speak more powerfully to international histories of the modern world than football. In the late nineteenth century, this cheap and simple sport emerged as a major legacy of Britain’s formal and informal empires and spread quickly across Europe, South America, and Africa. Today, football (known to many as soccer) is arguabl …


Left Transnationalism

The Communist International and the National, Colonial, and Racial Questions

edited by Oleksa Drachewych & Ian McKay
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover
tagged: world, communism & socialism

In 1919, Bolshevik Russia and its followers formed the Communist International, also known as the Comintern, to oversee the global communist movement. From the very beginning, the Comintern committed itself to ending world imperialism, supporting colonial liberation, and promoting racial equality. Coinciding with the centenary of the Comintern's fo …

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