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Endurance

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Lenin

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The Rise And Fall Of American Growth

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The Role of the Individual in History

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The Constitutional Convention

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A Matter of Degrees

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Food of the Gods

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The Muqaddimah

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The Law

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Out of Mao's Shadow

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American Lion

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The God Delusion

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Twelve Against The Gods

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The Story of Civilization: The Age of Louis XIV

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The Story of Civilization: The Renaissance

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The Upright Thinkers

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American Nations

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The Story of Civilization: The Age of Faith

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The Art of War in the Middle Ages

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The Tycoons

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Civilized to Death

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Guns, Germs, and Steel

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Modern Times

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The Science of Liberty

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Darwin's Blind Spot

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The Martians of Science

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The Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World

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Science and Method

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The Last Days of Night

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The Death and Life of Great American Cities

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Xi Jinping: The Governance of China

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Intellectual Life in the Middle Ages

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The Story of Civilization: The Age of Reason Begins

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The Story of Civilization: The Reformation

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Bloodlands

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Napoleon

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Einstein's Mistakes

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Heaven on Earth

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The Red Queen

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A Peace to End All Peace

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Ignition!

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The Better Angels of our Nature

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Democracy In America

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The Selfish Gene

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The Story of Civilization: The Life of Greece

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