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Lost to the WestLost to the West
Lars Brownworth
Filled with unforgettable stories of emperors, generals, and religious patriarchs, as well as fascinating glimpses into the life of the ordinary citizen, Lost to the West reveals how much we owe to the Byzantine Empire that was the equal of any in its achievements, appetites, and enduring legacy. For more than a millennium, Byzantium reigned as the ...
Number of pages: 352 | Publication Date: 2010-06-01 | ISBN-13: 9780307407962

The Lost History of LiberalismThe Lost History of Liberalism
Helena Rosenblatt
The changing face of the liberal creed from the ancient world to todayThe Lost History of Liberalism challenges our most basic assumptions about a political creed that has become a rallying cry―and a term of derision―in today’s increasingly divided public square. Taking readers from ancient Rome to today, Helena Rosenblatt traces the evolutio ...
Number of pages: 368 | Publication Date: 2018-10-02 | ISBN-13: 9780691170701

Lost to TimeLost to Time
Martin W. Sandler
Stories that history forgot… but readers will remember. “The only thing new in the world,” said Harry S. Truman, “is the history you don't know.” In this fascinating collection of historical vignettes, Martin W. Sandler (author of Resolute and Atlantic Ocean) restores to memory important events, people, and developments that have been lo ...
Number of pages: 304 | Publication Date: 2014-10-07 | ISBN-13: 9781454913382

The Rise and Fall of the DinosaursThe Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs
Steve Brusatte
"THE ULTIMATE DINOSAUR BIOGRAPHY," hails Scientific American: A thrilling new history of the age of dinosaurs, from one of our finest young scientists. Now a New York Times bestseller!"This is scientific storytelling at its most visceral, striding with the beasts through their Triassic dawn, Jurassic dominance, and abrupt demise in the Cretaceous. ...
Number of pages: 416 | Publication Date: 2018-04-24 | ISBN-13: 9780062490421

The Rarest BlueThe Rarest Blue
Baruch Sterman
For centuries, blue and purple dyed fabrics ranked among the ancient world s most desirable objects, commanding many times their weight in gold. Few people knew their secrets, carefully guarding the valuable knowledge, and strict laws regulated their production and use. The Rarest Blue tells the incredible story of tekhelet, the elusive sky-blue c ...
Number of pages: 328 | Publication Date: 2017-08-31 | ISBN-13: 9780692890035

Lost Worlds of the San Francisco Bay AreaLost Worlds of the San Francisco Bay Area
Sylvia Lindsteadt
In this coffee table book of luminous essays accompanied by an array of images, award-winning writer Sylvia Linsteadt brings to life the many microcosms that once flourished in the San Francisco Bay Area: from the farthest reach of the Russian Empire at Fort Ross, to acres upon acres of apricot blossoms in what is now known as Silicon Valley, to th ...
Number of pages: 224 | Publication Date: 2017-03-01 | ISBN-13: 9781597143912

A Long Walk to WaterA Long Walk to Water
by Linda Sue Park, Ginger Knowlton
The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the "lost boys" ...
Number of pages: 128 | Publication Date: 2011-10-04 | ISBN-13: 9780547577319

WildWild
Cheryl Strayed
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERA moving and inspiring gift for the holiday season.At twenty-two, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother’s death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience o ...
Number of pages: 315 | Publication Date: 2013-03-26 | ISBN-13: 9780307476074

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