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Conquest of the Americas   

The History of the United States  

Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History   

The Skeptic’s Guide to American History  

Origins and Ideologies of the American Revolution   

The American Civil War 


History of the Ancient World: A Global Perspective   

The Other Side of History: Daily Life in the Ancient World   

History of Ancient Egypt  

Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt  

Between the Rivers: The History of Ancient Mesopotamia   

Ancient Mesopotamia: Life in the Cradle of Civilization   

Neolithic Europe  

The History of Ancient Rome  

Famous Romans  

Rise of Rome  

Rome and the Barbarians  

Emperors of Rome  

Famous Greeks  

Greece and Rome: An Integrated History of the Ancient Mediterranean  

Ancient Greek Civilization  

Alexander The Great and the Hellenistic Age  

Great Ancient Civilizations of Asia Minor 


Sewing 101: Skills, Fabrics and Techniques  

30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World   

Museum Masterpieces the Louvre   

A History of European Art  

Everyday Urban Sketching   

Hand Embroidery   

Fundamentals of Photography  

The Art of Travel Photography: Six Expert Lessons   

The Art of the Northern Renaissance 


Our Night Sky 

Understanding The Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy  

Experiencing Hubble: Understanding the Greatest Images of the Universe  

Understanding The Universe: What’s New in Astronomy, 2003  

Black Holes Explained 



Great Presidents   

Great Masters  


Albert Einstein: Physicist, Philosopher, Humanitarian   

Mr. Lincoln: The Life of Abraham Lincoln   

The Life and Work of Mark Twain   


The Entrepreneur’s Toolkit   


Thinking Like An Economist: A Guide to Rational Decision Making  

America and the New Global Economy 

Unexpected Economics  

Why Economies Rise Or Fall 


The Development of European Civilization  

Turning Points in Medieval History  

The Early Middle Ages  

The Late Middle Ages   

The Renaissance, The Reformation and the Rise of Nations  

European History and European Lives: 1715 to 1914   

Europe and Western Civilization in the Modern Age  

World War II: A Military and Social History  

The Story of Medieval England from King Arthur to the Tudor Conquest   

The Age of Henry VIII  


A History of England from the Tudors to the Stuarts   

London: A Short History of the Greatest City in the Western World   

A History of Hitler’s Empire  

Living the French Revolution and the Age of Napoleon  

History of Russia: From Peter the Great to Gorbachev   



The Instant Sommelier: Choosing Your Best Wine   

Everyday Guide to Wines of Italy   

Food: A Cultural Culinary History  

The Everyday Gourmet: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Cooking   

The Everyday Gourmet: Making Healthy Food Taste Great   

The Everyday Gourmet: The Joy of Mediterranean Cooking   

The Everyday Gourmet: Baking Pastries and Desserts  

Cake Decorating   

The Everyday Guide to Spirits and Cocktails Tastes and Tradition   



How to Grow Anything: Food Gardening for Everyone   

How to Grow Anything: Your Best Garden and Landscape in 6 Lessons  

Science of Gardening   

How to Grow Anything: Container Gardening Tips and Techniques   


Discovering Your Roots: An Introduction to Genealogy   



Understanding Complexity 

Science in the Twentieth Century: A Social-intellectual Survey  

Great Scientific Ideas that Changed the World  

Science Wars: What Scientists Know and How They Know It 


The Art oReading 

Fighting Misinformation: Digital Media Literacy 



Polar Explorations   

The Great Tours: Experiencing Medieval Europe.  

The Great Tours: Greece and Turkey: From Athens to Istanbul   

The Great Tours: Greece and Turkey: From Athens to Istanbul   


The Story of Human Language 

Learning French: A Rendezvous with French-speaking Cultures 


Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer’s Craft   

How to Publish Your Book   

Writing Creative Nonfiction  

The Art of Debate   

Argumentation: The Study of Effective Reasoning   

The Art of Storytelling: From Parents to Professionals   

Understanding Literature and Life: Drama, Poetry, and Narrative  

Classics of American Literature  

The Life & Work of Mark Twain  

Classics of British Literature  

Shakespeare’s Tragedies  

Shakespeare: The Word and the Action  

How to Read and Understand Shakespeare   

English Novel   

The Life and Writings of C.S. Lewis  

Greek Tragedy   

The Iliad of Homer  

The Odyssey of Homer 


The Joy of Mathematics  

Discrete Mathematics 

The Art and Craft of Mathematical Problem Solving 

The Power of Mathematical Thinking: From Newton’s Laws to Elections and the Economy  

Algebra II  

Algebra I  

Change and Motion: Calculus Made Clear  

Meaning from Data: Statistics Made Clear 



Doctors: The History of Scientific Medicine Revealed Through Biography   

Understanding the Human Body: An Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology   

Optimizing Brain Fitness  

Lifelong Health: Achieving Optimum Well-being at Any Age   

Nutrition Made Clear  

The Mayo Clinic Diet: The Healthy Approach to Weight Loss   

When Everything Fails: Surviving Any Disaster   

Yoga for a Healthy Mind and Body   

How to Stay Fit as You Age   

Physiology and Fitness   

Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong  

Tai Chi Fitness Workouts   

The Science of Natural Healing  

Mind-body Medicine: The New Science of Optimal Health   


American Military History: From Colonials to Counterinsurgents 

Masters of War: History’s Greatest Strategic Thinkers  

Great Battles of the Ancient World 


How to Listen to and Understand Great Music  

Music as a Mirror of History   

Bach and the High Baroque  

Understanding the Fundamentals of Music  

Elements of Jazz: From Cakewalks to Fusion   

Great American Music: Broadway Musicals   

The Symphony  

The Concerto 


Scientific Secrets for Raising Kids Who Thrive  

The Art of Conflict Management: Achieving Solutions for Life, Work, and Beyond   


Great Minds othe Western Intellectual Tradition 

The Great Ideas of Philosophy 

Philosophy oMind: Brains, Consciousness, and Thinking Machines 

The Passions: Philosophy and the Intelligence of Emotions 

The Terror of History Mystics, Heretics, and Witches in the Western Tradition  

Psychology of Human Behavior 

Understanding the Mysteries of Human Behavior 

Scientific Secrets for a Powerful Memory 

How to Make Stress Work for You 

Stress and Your Body 

Masters of Greek Thought Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle  

Great Minds othe Medieval World 

The Modern Intellectual tradition: From Descartes to Derrida  

Philosophy and Religion ithe West  

Birth othe Modern Mind an Intellectual History othe 17th and 18th Century  

The American Mind  


Power Over People: Classical and Modern Political Theory  

Machiavelli in Context 

Civil Liberties and The Bill of Rights  

Espionage and Covert Operations: A Global History 


Religion ithe Ancient Mediterranean World 

Science and Religion 

Philosophy of Religion 

The Bible and Western Culture 

The Old Testament 

The New Testament 

Lost Christianities: Christian Scriptures and the Battles Over Authentication  

Great World Religions 

Great World Religions: Christianity  

Jesus and His Jewish Influences 

From Jesus to Constantine: A History of Early Christianity  

Greatest Controversies of Early Christian History  

Great World Religions 

Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation 

Great World Religions: Hinduism 

Great World Religions: Judaism  

Between Cross and Crescent: Jewish Civilization from Mohammed to Spinoza.  

The Dead Sea Scrolls 


Physics in Your Life 

Einstein’s Relativity and the Quantum Revolution: Modern Physics for Non-scientists  

Higgs Boson and Beyond  

Superstring Theory the DNA of Reality  


Oceanography: Exploring Earth’s Final Wilderness 

Major Transitions in Evolution  

The Theory of Evolution: A History of Controversy  

Understanding the Inventions that Changed the World  



Peoples and Cultures othe World  

Jewish Intellectual History: 16th to 20th Century  

Writing and Civilization from Ancient Worlds to Modernity  

Law School for Everyone 

Trails of Evidence: How Forensic Science Works  

How to Become a Superstar Student 


Lost Worlds of South America 


Making History: How Great Historians Interpret the Past  

A Brief History of the World  

The World Was Never the Same: Events that Changed History   

World History: The Fertile Crescent to the American Revolution   

The High Middle Ages  

The Era of the Crusades   

The Foundations of Western Civilization  

The World of Biblical Israel