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Books on history, anthropology, world

    New biography of thos Jefferson

  • Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956 by Ann Applebaum 2012 pb fz
  • This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War by Drew Faust 2012? fz
  • Collapse by Jared Diamond 2011
  • Civilization: The west and the rest by Niall Ferguson 2011? fz
  • Arrival City: the Largest Migration in History Is Reshaping Our World by Doug Sanders, 2011 (immigration to cities worldwide)
  • The Swerve: How the World became Modern by Stephen Greenblat, 2011. Title misleads. Not about modernity. About Lucretius and Renaissance.
  • 1491 by Charles Mann 2005 pb
  • 1493 by Charles Mann 2011 pb
  • 1599: A day in the life of William Shakespeare by James Shapiro 2005?
  • Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond - 1997
  • Postwar by Tony Judt. 900 pp
  • What is the What? by Dave Eggers 2007 – on Sudan
  • Edward Rutherford, New York: The Novel (2010, 880 pages)
  • The Whites of Their Eyes: The Tea Party’s Revolution and the Battle over American History by Jill Lepore 2011?
  • Revolutionaries by Jack Rakove 2010? Pulitzer Prize; US Revoution
  • Lyndon Johnson biographies, by Robert Caro
  • 5/08-7/08 Susan Jacoby The Age of American Unreason
  • The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap by Stephanie Coontz (2000) -media images, stereotyped memories of 1950s-60s are mostly wrong
  • Bill Clinton, My Life
  • Coming Apart: an informal history of America in the 1960s by William O’Neill 1971