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The Most Good You Can Do : How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically

Subjects: Ethics; AltruismPHILOSOPHY / Ethics & Moral Philosophy; SOCIAL SCIENCE / Philanthropy & Charity

  • Abstract: Peter Singer's books and ideas have been disturbing our complacency ever since the appearance of Animal Liberation. Now he directs our attention to a challenging ...

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Hannibal : A Hellenistic Life

Subjects: Punic War, 2nd, 218-201 B.C; Generals--Tunisia--Carthage (Extinct city)--BiographyBIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Military; BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical; HISTORY / Ancient / Rome

  • Abstract: Hannibal lived a life of incredible feats of daring and survival, massive military engagements, and ultimate defeat. A citizen of Carthage and military commander in ...

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A Little History of the United States

Subjects: HISTORY / United States / General; HISTORY / Modern / 18th Century; HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century

  • Abstract: How did a land and people of such immense diversity come together under a banner of freedom and equality to form one of the most ...

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The Rise of Thomas Cromwell : Power and Politics in the Reign of Henry VIII, 1485-1534

Subjects: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical; HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / General; HISTORY / Modern / 16th Century

  • Abstract: How much does the Thomas Cromwell of popular novels and television series resemble the real Cromwell? This meticulous study of Cromwell's early political career expands ...

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The Killing Compartments : The Mentality of Mass Murder

Subjects: State-sponsored terrorism; Mass murder; Mass murder--Psychological aspectsPOLITICAL SCIENCE / General; PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology; SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society

  • Abstract: The twentieth century was among the bloodiest in the history of humanity. Untold millions were slaughtered. How people are enrolled in the service of evil ...

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The American Census : A Social History, Second Edition

Subjects: HISTORY / United States / General; POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General; SOCIAL SCIENCE / Statistics

  • Abstract: This book is the first social history of the census from its origins to the present and has become the standard history of the population ...

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