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Athelstan: The Making of England

Athelstan: The Making of England by Tom Holland is an excellent short biography of the first king of a unified England. The book is part of the Penguin Monarchs series, which offers expert accounts of England’s rulers in a short, highly readable format. As vividly detailed in the

Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life

Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life

Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life by Robert Dallek opens a window into the President’s mind and psychological profile of this ambitious man who used his family name and privilege to its best advantage. There are many good biographies of FDR, but none portray him as much

Leather-Bound Books

The Best Leather-Bound Books to Buy

Notwithstanding the popularity of e-books and recorded books, the death of paperback and hardcover books has been greatly exaggerated. Many people prefer books for Kindle and iPad.  Why not?  You can carry your entire library with you and electronic books take no space in your

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How the World Changed in 1177BC

1177 BC:  The Year Civilization Collapsed, by Eric Cline, Princeton University Press 2014 What is the most important date in history?  Eric Cline selects the date, 1177 B.C. and shows how civilization collapsed.  He offers an intriguing look how the advances of civilization up to

Edmund Morris’s Theodore Roosevelt Trilogy

President Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt remains one of the most popular and influential politicians to ever hold the country’s highest office. While his life and political career are chronicled in countless books, Edmund Morris’s Theodore Roosevelt Trilogy, which includes “The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt,” “Theodore Rex,”

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard

Mary Beard’s latest book, “SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome,” explores the early history of Rome by using a flashback technique.  The reader is grounded in the period of Roman history that they are most likely to know—the time of Julius Caesar—so they can wander

Liberty Collection

50 volume Classics of Liberty Collection

Titles 1 through 22 are quarter leather editions. Titles 23 through 50 are full leather bound editions. Raised bands on spine with gilt lettering. Gilt page edges and cover design. Ribbon page marker. Marble design endpapers. Some titles may vary depending on availability at the