The Napoleonic Wars: A Global History

The Napoleonic Wars: A Global HistoryAusterlitz, Wagram, Borodino, Trafalgar, Leipzig, Waterloo these are the places most closely associated with the Napoleonic Wars But how did this period of nearly continuous warfare affect the world beyond Europe The immensity of the fighting waged by France against England, Prussia, Austria, and

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Tacky's Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War

Tacky's Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave WarA gripping account of the largest slave revolt in the eighteenth century British Atlantic world, an uprising that laid bare the interconnectedness of Europe, Africa, and America, shook the foundations of empire, and reshaped ideas of race and popular belonging In the second half of the eighteenth

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Caffeine: How Caffeine Created the Modern World

Caffeine: How Caffeine Created the Modern WorldMichael Pollan, known for his best selling nonfiction audio, including The Omnivores Dilemma and How to Change Your Mind, conceived and wrote Caffeine How Caffeine Created the Modern World as an Audible Original In this controversial and exciting listen, Pollan explores caffeines power as the

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

Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All UpAn exhilarating journey through the most creative and catastrophic f ck ups in human history, from our very first ancestor falling out of that tree, to the most spectacular fails of the present day In the seventy thousand years that modern human beings have walked this earth, we ve come a long way.

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Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in CrisisIn his international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall Now, in his third book in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful nations recover from crises while adopting selective changes a

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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

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