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  • ...isms: Understanding Religions

    Following Isms: Understanding Art and Isms: Understanding Architecture comes a handy visual guide that offers synopses of the religions of the world and highlights their artistic and architectural…

    April 2007 Trade Paperback $16.95 978-0-7893-1530-4

  • 100 Books That Changed the World

    A tour of global history by way of history’s most important scrolls, manuscripts, and printed books, from Plato and Homer to the twenty-first century—100 must reads. Beautifully illustrated…

    March 2018 Hardcover $29.95 978-0-7893-3424-4

  • 100 Documents That Changed the World

    A tour of the history of the world through the declarations, manifestos, and agreements from the Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence to Wikileaks. This fascinating collection…

    November 2015 Hardcover $29.95 978-0-7893-2936-3

  • 100 Speeches That Changed the World

    The history of the world as witnessed through the most inspiring, rousing, and memorable speeches ever given. Throughout history, passionate orators have rallied nations, challenged accepted beliefs, and…

    March 2019 Hardcover $29.95 978-0-7893-3558-6

  • A Day with Marie Antoinette

    Featuring personal correspondence, lavish illustrations, and a wealth of unpublished material, this handsome slipcased volume reveals an intimate portrait of Marie Antoinette, her personal collections, and Versailles. Marie…

    November 2015 Hardcover $34.95 978-2-08-020210-9

  • A Soldier on the Southern Front

    A rediscovered Italian masterpiece chronicling the author’s experience as an infantryman, newly translated and reissued to commemorate the centennial of World War I. Taking its place alongside works…

    February 2014 Hardcover $26.95 978-0-8478-4278-0

  • Acadia National Park

    The official book of Maine’s treasured and New England’s only national park, on the occasion of the park’s centennial. Created in 1916, and encompassing 45,000 acres on two…

    March 2016 Hardcover $50.00 978-0-8478-4914-7

  • African Twilight

    African Twilight is the two-volume, slipcased magnum opus of the two pioneering documentary photographers of African tribal cultures and ceremonies–a world that is quickly vanishing before our very…

    October 2018 Hardcover $150.00 978-0-8478-6017-3

  • Beautiful People of the Café Society

    The Baron de Cabrol’s legendary scrapbooks capture a golden era of glamour and reveal the sheer elegance and decadence of the cosmopolitan café society. The glamorous aristocrats Daisy…

    November 2016 Hardcover $120.00 978-2-08-020271-0

  • Bonjour London

    As portable as a map but as informative as a guide, these hybrid Bonjour city map-guides by globe-trotting filmmaker Marin Montagut offer his curated recommendations for shopping, dining,…

    November 2015 Non-traditional book $9.95 978-2-08-020234-5

  • Bonjour New York

    As portable as a map but as informative as a guide, these hybrid Bonjour city map-guides by globe-trotting filmmaker Marin Montagut offer his curated recommendations for shopping, dining,…

    November 2015 Non-traditional book $9.95 978-2-08-020233-8

  • Bonjour Paris

    As portable as a map but as informative as a guide, these hybrid Bonjour city map-guides by globe-trotting filmmaker Marin Montagut offer his curated recommendations for shopping, dining,…

    November 2015 Non-traditional book $9.95 978-2-08-020232-1

  • Bonsoir Paris

    As portable as a map but as informative as a guide, this hybrid map-guide from dandy globe-trotter Marin Montagut offers curated recommendations for a genuinely local experience. The…

    February 2016 Non-traditional book $9.95 978-2-08-020240-6

  • Buddha

    In the twenty-five centuries since the Buddha’s death, his profound teachings and path have guided and enlightened millions of lives. The Buddha also has inspired some of the…

    September 2010 Hardcover $29.95 978-1-59962-061-9

  • Dangerous Women

    A selection of sixty powerfully seductive women, from Biblical times to the present day, featuring mythical and real heroines. The most memorable stories throughout history feature a powerful,…

    February 2013 Hardcover $17.98 978-2-08-020149-2