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  • Frederick Douglass

    Booker T. Washington
    $69.95
    This biography, written by Booker T. Washington, one of most important post-Civil War African-American thinkers, is an account of the life and career of Frederick Douglass. Washington's account encompasses the experiences of Frederick Douglass as a slave and then as a public man, through the anti-slavery movement, the Civil War, […]
  • Edgar Cayce: An American Prophet

    Sidney Kirkpatrick - SIGNED
    $79.95
    The New York Times once named Edgar Cayce "the most fascinating man in America." Despite having only an eighth-grade education, he was called on by world leaders such as Woodrow Wilson, prominent scientists such as Thomas Edison, and Hollywood producers to advise them on their most pressing problems. Treasure hunters, stockbrokers, […]
  • Sale! John Calvin

    John Calvin

    Bruce Gordon
    $54.95
    During the glory days of the French Renaissance, young John Calvin (1509-1564) experienced a profound conversion to the faith of the Reformation. For the rest of his days he lived out the implications of that transformation—as exile, inspired reformer, and ultimately the dominant figure of the Protestant Reformation. Calvin’s vision […]
  • Edmund Burke: A Genius Reconsidered

    Edmund Burke: A Genius Reconsidered

    Russell Kirk
    $64.95
    Throughout his political and literary career, Burke opposed the “arbitrary exercise of power” and “denial of justice,” warning against the dangers of absolute power. He championed “the cause of the unfortunate” and “never had feared to attack the powerful, or to defend the weak, or to oppose to established interests […]
  • Augustus

    Augustus

    E. S. Shuckburgh
    $69.95
    Augustus was perhaps the most successful ruler in history. He found his world on the verge of collapse. He evoked order out of chaos, established what was practically a new form of government without too violent breach with the past, breathed fresh meaning into old names and institutions, and could […]
  • William the Conqueror

    William the Conqueror

    David Bates
    $69.95
    In this comprehensive work, David Bates combines biography and a multidisciplinary approach to examine the life of a major figure in British and European history. Using a framework derived from studies of early medieval kingship, he assesses each phase of William’s life to establish why so many trusted William to […]
  • Dante Santagata leather

    Dante: The Story of His Life

    Marco Santagata
    $69.95
    Marco Santagata's 'Dante: The Story of His Life' illuminates one of the world's supreme poets from many angles—writer, philosopher, father, courtier, political partisan. Santagata brings together a vast body of Italian scholarship on Dante's medieval world, untangles a complex web of family and political relationships, and shows how the composition of the 'Commedia' was […]
  • Julius Caesar

    Julius Caesar

    Adrian Goldsworthy
    $64.95
    Julius Caesar was one of the ablest generals of any era, who left accounts of his own campaigns that have rarely been surpassed in literary quality.  At the same time, he was a politician and statesman who eventually took supreme power in the Roman Republic and made himself a monarch […]
  • The Life and Legends of the Sultan Saladin

    The Life and Legends of the Sultan Saladin

    Jonathan Phillips
    $69.95
    An engaging biography that offers a new perspective on one of the most influential figures of the Crusades. In 1187, Saladin marched triumphantly into Jerusalem, ending decades of struggle against the Christians and reclaiming the holy city for Islam. Four years later he fought off the armies of the Third […]

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