Political Order and Political Decay
From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy

By: Francis Fukuyama

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374535629
Publication Date: October 13, 2015

Francis Fukuyama is the Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. He has previously taught at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University and at the George Mason University School of Public Policy.

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Power and Persuasion in Late Antiquity
Towards a Christian Empire

By: Peter Brown

Publisher: The University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 0299133443
Publication Date: October 15, 1992

Peter Brown is the Rollins Professor of History at Princeton University. He has also taught at Oxford University, the University of London, and the University of California. Among his many books are The Body and Society, The Cult of the Saints, Society and the Holy in Late Antiquity, and Augustine of Hippo.

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A Concise History

By: Michael Wert

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0871404133
Publication Date: June 12, 2019

Michael Wert is Associate Professor of East Asian History at Marquette University. Specializing in early modern and modern Japan, he is the author of Meiji Restoration Losers: Memory and Tokugawa Supporters in Modern Japan.

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A Brief History of Humankind

By: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780771038518
Publication Date: May 10, 2016

Yuval Noah Harari is a historian, philosopher, and the bestselling author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow, and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century, which have sold over 20 million copies worldwide, and been translated in 50 languages. Born in Haifa, Israel in 1976, Harari received his Ph.D. from the University of Oxford in 2002, and is currently a lecturer at the Department of History, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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A History of Ancient Rome

By: Mary Beard

Publisher: Liveright
ISBN: 1631492225
Publication Date: September 13, 2016

Mary Beard is a professor of classics at Cambridge University.

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The Age of Extremes
The Short Twentieth Century – 1914-1991

By: Eric Hobsbawm

Publisher: Abacus
ISBN: 0349106711
Publication Date: August 7, 1997

Eric Hobsbawm (9 June 1917 – 1 October 2012) was a Fellow of the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Before retirement he taught at Birkbeck College, University of London, and after retirement at the New School for Social Research in New York.

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The Cave and the Light
Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization

By: Arthur Herman

Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0553385666
Publication Date: June 3, 2014

Arthur Herman is the bestselling author of numerous books including Gandhi & Churchill, which was a 2009 finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Dr. Herman taught the Western Heritage Program at the Smithsonian’s Campus on the Mall, and he has been a professor of history at Georgetown University, The Catholic University of America, George Mason University, and The University of the South at Sewanee.

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The Dream of Enlightenment
The Rise of Modern Philosophy

By: Anthony Gottlieb

Publisher: WW Norton & Company
ISBN: 9781631492969
Publication Date: August 12, 2017

Anthony Gottlieb is a former executive editor of The Economist and has held visiting fellowships at Harvard University and All Souls College, Oxford. His work has appeared in The New Yorker and the New York Times.

The Dream of Reason
A History of Western Philosophy From The Greeks to the Renaissance

By: Anthony Gottlieb

Publisher: WW Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393049510
Publication Date: August 30, 2016

Anthony Gottlieb, is a former executive editor of The Economist and has held visiting fellowships at Harvard University and All Souls College, Oxford. His work has appeared in The New Yorker and the New York Times.

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The Making of Modern Japan

By: Marius B. Jansen

Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674009916
Publication Date: October 15, 2012

Marius B. Jansen was Professor Emeritus of Japanese History and East Asian Studies, Princeton University, and author of Sakamoto Ryoma and the Meiji Restoration.

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