Pale Rider: The Spanish Flu of 1918 and How it Changed the World

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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

SPQR: A History of Ancient RomeIn SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome with passion and without technical jargon and demonstrates how a slightly shabby Iron Age village rose to become the undisputed hegemon of the Mediterranean Wall Street Journal Hailed by critics as animating the grand swe

Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up

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Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

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