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Empires of the Silk Road: A History of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the Present book review.
A Cruel Wind: Pandemic Flu in America, 1918-1920 (Timberlane Books, 2008)
The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman book review.
Caesar: A Life in Western Culture book cover.
The City's End: Two Centuries of Fantasies, Fears, and Premonitions of New York's Destruction book cover.
Robert Clifton Weaver and the American City: The Life and Times of an Urban Reformer (University of Chicago Press, 2008)
A Revolution in Taste: The Rise of French Cuisine, 1650-1800 (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2009)
Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North book cover.
Alexander the Great: A Life in Legend book cover.
1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War book cover.
After Abolition: Britain and the Slave Trade Since 1807 book cover.
The Discovery of Mankind: Atlantic Encounters in the Ages of Columbus book cover.
'What Hath God Wrought?': The Transformation of America, 1815-1848 (Oxford University Press, 2007)