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The Second Treatise of Government and A Letter Concerning TolerationThe Second Treatise of Government and A Letter Concerning Toleration
by John Locke
The first of these two highly influential documents refutes the concept of monarchy's divine right. The second argues for a broad acceptance of alternative religious convictions. read more
The State and RevolutionThe State and Revolution
by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
The State and Revolution is Lenin's most significant work, in which he rejects the institutions of Western democracy and presents his vision of the final perfection of communism. It offers unparalleled insight into the twentieth century, capitalism, the Russian revolution, and more. read more
The Story of the Titanic As Told by Its SurvivorsThe Story of the Titanic As Told by Its Survivors
by Jack Winocour
Panic, despair, shocking inefficiency, and a dash of heroism. Two lengthy narratives by passengers who had a thorough knowledge of the sea and by members of the ship's crew. 26 illustrations. read more
The Suffragette: The History of the Women's Militant Suffrage MovementThe Suffragette: The History of the Women's Militant Suffrage Movement
by Sylvia Pankhurst Emmeline Pankhurst
A thorough history of the suffragette movement from 1905 to 1910, this survey covers the founding of the Women's Social and Political Union, its growth, militant tactics, and arrests of its leaders. read more
The Trial of Joan of ArcThe Trial of Joan of Arc
by W.S. Scott
The most complete and accurate account of the 1431 trial that led to the French heroine's execution for heresy, this verbatim report of the proceedings includes a history of Joan's brief life. read more
The Waning of the Middle AgesThe Waning of the Middle Ages
by Johan Huizinga
Brilliant study of art, life, and thought in France and the Netherlands during 14th–15th centuries explores the period's splendor and simplicity, courtesy and cruelty, religious, artistic, and practical life; much more. 14 illustrations. read more
The Wit and Wisdom of GandhiThe Wit and Wisdom of Gandhi
by Mohandas Gandhi Homer A. Jack
This selection of brief and incisive quotations range from religion and theology, personal and social ethics, service, and international and political affairs, to Gandhi's most original concept, satyagraha — group nonviolent direct action. read more
The World's Great Speeches: Fourth Enlarged (1999) EditionThe World's Great Speeches: Fourth Enlarged (1999) Edition
by Stephen J. McKenna Lewis Copeland Lawrence W. Lamm
Nearly 300 speeches provide public speakers with a wealth of quotes and inspiration, from Pericles' funeral oration and William Jennings Bryan's "Cross of Gold" speech to Malcolm X's powerful words on the Black Revolution. Includes 7 selections from the Common Core State Standards Initiative. read more
Utopian Communities in America, 1680-1880Utopian Communities in America, 1680-1880
by Mark Holloway
Fascinating accounts of the most important and typical American utopian communities include surveys of beliefs and daily life in Shaker, New Harmony, and Brook Farm; the Fourieristic phalanxes; and the Oneida settlements. read more
Victorian London Street Life in Historic PhotographsVictorian London Street Life in Historic Photographs
by John Thomson
Classic document of social realism contains 37 photographs by famed Victorian photographer Thomson, accompanied by texts offering sharply drawn vignettes of laborers, dustmen, street musicians, shoe blacks, and more. read more
Victorian Murderesses: A True History of Thirteen Respectable French and English Women Accused of Unspeakable CrimesVictorian Murderesses: A True History of Thirteen Respectable French and English Women Accused of Unspeakable Crimes
by Mary S. Hartman
Riveting combination of true crime and social history examines a dozen famous cases, offering illuminating details of the accused women's backgrounds, deeds, and trials. "Vividly written, meticulously researched." — Choice. read more
What's Wrong with the WorldWhat's Wrong with the World
by G. K. Chesterton
Chesterton's style is light and humorous — but also deadly serious and philosophical — as he provides witty commentary on feminism, education, family, and other timeless topics.
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