The Jivan Tabibian Collection at the Civilitas Foundation comprises thousands of books on dozens of topics. The range is exceptional not least because in each area, the collection is deep. The books about wine, cuisine, cigars are as important as the volumes of German philosophy and French intellectual history. Those who have never met Jivan Tabibian will know everything there is to know about him by browsing through this collection. The collection is open and available for use by the curious and the inquisitive. The collection continues to grow through contributions by friends and others who follow the Civilitas Wishlist on Amazon.
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'Tis: A Memoir Frank McCourt
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Frank McCourt's glorious childhood memoir, Angela's Ashes, has been loved and celebrated by readers everywhere for its spirit, its wit and its profound humanity. A tale of redemption, in which storytelling itself is the source of salvation, it won the Nat

1001 Movies Steven Jay Schneider
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This book tells you everything you need to know about the must-see movies, from the ones you shouldn't have missed first time around, to the ones you can see again and again. Expert critics in each genre of film, from romance to horror and sci-fi, will te

101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die Ian Buxton
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Avoiding the deliberately obscure, the ridiculously limited, and the absurdly expensive, whiskey expert Ian Buxton has scoured the shelves of the world's whiskey warehouses to recommend an eclectic selection of old favorites, stellar newcomers, and mystif

33 Moments of Happiness: St. Petersburg Stories Ingo Schulze
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An intriguing, fabulously bizarre debut collection of short stories by prize-winning German writer Ingo Schulze, author of Simple Stories.; ; These thirty-three macabre, often comical short pieces revolve around moments of odd bliss–moments seized by char

35 Տարուայ Թատերա-խմբագրական Յիշողութիւններ, Հատոր Ա. Երուանդ Թօլայեան (Կավռօշ) / Yervant Tolayan
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45 Nudes Hrair Hawk Khatcherian
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6 Nightmares: The Real Threats to American Security... Anthony Lake
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Former national security advisor Anthony Lake examines major security threats facing the United States at the start of the 21st century: biological terrorism, cybercrime, the perils of peacekeeping, and so on. Each of the scenarios he describes in Six Nig

7 climes of Iran: A photographic safari Complied by Javad Yassavoli
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A Book of Angels Sophy Burnham
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A BOOK OF ANGELS tells not only the extraordinary true stories of present-day encounters with angels, but also traces the understanding and study of angels through history and in different cultures. Discover what angels look like, whom they chose to visit

A Captive of the Caucasus Andrei Bitov
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In Lessons of Armenia, the first of the two energetic personal memoirs that constitute this book, one of the Soviet Union's most gifted stylists explores the way Pushkin's "confines of boundless Russia" seem never to be truly escapable. The second account

A Century of Genocide: Utopias of Race and Nation Eric D. Weitz
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Why did the twentieth century witness unprecedented organized genocide? Can we learn why genocide is perpetrated by comparing different cases of genocide? Is the Holocaust unique, or does it share causes and features with other cases of state-sponsored ma

A Concise History of Greece Richard Clogg
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This book provides a concise, illustrated introduction to the history of modern Greece, from the first stirrings of the national movement in the late eighteenth century to the present day. It is designed to provide a basic introduction for general and aca

A Cordiall Water: A Garland of Odd and Old Receipts to Assuage the Ills of Man and Beast M. F. K. Fisher
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First published in 1961, A Cordiall Water collects a charming mixed bag of nostrums, elixirs, restoratives, and fortifiers and intersperses them with autobiographical anecdotes from M. F. K. Fisher’s life in California, Provence, Mexico and Switzerland. T

A Crime of Vengeance: An Armenian Struggle for Justice Edward Alexander
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Turkey's massacre of Amrenians in 1915 and the six year hunt and assassination of former Grand Visier Talaat Pasha as revealed in an internationally-covered Berlin murder trial in 1921.

A Dictionary of American Idioms Adam Makkai; J. E. Gates; Maxine Tull Boatner
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More than 8,000 idiomatic words and phrases specific to American-style English are presented in this updated A-to-Z dictionary, complete with definitions and sample sentences. Especially useful for TOEFL test-takers and other students in America for whom

A Dying Colonialism Frantz Fanon
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An incisive and illuminating account of how, during the Algerian Revolution, the people of Algeria changed centuries-old cultural patterns and embraced certain ancient cultural practices long derided by their colonialist oppressors as primitive, in order

A Farewell to Alms: A Brief Economic History of the World Gregory Clark
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Why are some parts of the world so rich and others so poor? Why did the Industrial Revolution--and the unprecedented economic growth that came with it--occur in eighteenth-century England, and not at some other time, or in some other place? Why didn't ind

A Greek Portfolio Constantine Manos
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With its poignant and indelible images of Greece and its people, this is one of the all-time classic photo collections, and among the most memorable portraits of the country ever presented. In the early 1960s, Constantine Manos spent three years living in

A History of English in Its Own Words Craig M. Carver
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This is an entertaining as well as informative account of some 750 of the more interesting (and in some cases controversial) etymologies of English words, arranged by chronological groups from Anglo-Saxon times to the 20th century. An index will list the

A History of Europe J. M. Roberts
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J. M. Roberts, author of a fine one-volume history of the world, offers a careful synthesis of European history from the Stone Age to the collapse of Communism in A History of Europe. His discussion is never very deep, as might be expected in a book that

A History of Food Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat
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The story of cuisine and the social history of eating is a fascinating one, and Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat covers all its aspects in this definitive history.; Covers all known foodstuffs; Copiously illustrated; Full social and geographical coverage; Award

A History of Russian Literature: From Its Beginnings to 1900 D.S. Mirsky; Francis J. Whitfield
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A compilation of Mirsky's "A History of Russian Literature from the Earliest Times to the Death of Dostoyevsky" combined with the first two chapters of his "Contemporary Russian Literature, 1881-1925." Mirsky was, indeed, a contemporary historian of some

A History Of Secret Societies Arkon Daraul
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Almost every social system throughout history has produced its secret societies. Here is a unique study of such societies from earliest recorded times to the present, along with an analysis of their forms, rituals, and beliefs. The author has traveled ext

A History of the Arab Peoples: Second Edition Albert Hourani; Malise Ruthven
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Upon its publication in 1991, Albert Hourani's masterwork was hailed as the definitive story of Arab civilization, and became both a bestseller and an instant classic. In a panoramic view encompassing twelve centuries of Arab history and culture, Hourani

A History of the Modern Middle East William L. Cleveland
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This comprehensive work provides a penetrating analysis of modern Middle Eastern history, from the Ottoman and Egyptian reforms, through the challenge of Western imperialism, to the Iranian Revolution and the Gulf War. After introducing the reader to the

A History of the United States Daniel J. Boorstin; Brooks Mather Kelley; Ruth Frankel Boorstin
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A History of the World in 6 Glasses Tom Standage
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From beer to Coca-Cola, the six drinks that have helped shape human history; Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervas

A History of Women in the West, Vol. 5: Toward a Cultural Identity in the Twentieth Century Françoise Thébaud
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Has the worst of times for humanity--this century bloodied by wars and revolutions without precedent in history--been the best of times for women? How have the promises of freedom, parity with men, full participation in society, actually been met amid all

A Little History of the World E. H. Gombrich
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In 1935, with a doctorate in art history and no prospect of a job, the 26-year-old Ernst Gombrich was invited by a publishing acquaintance to attempt a history of the world for younger readers. Amazingly, he completed the task in an intense six weeks, and

A Man Who Found a Country Avedis Nakashian
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A Nation of Empire: The Ottoman Legacy of Turkish Modernity Michael E. Meeker
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This innovative study of modern Turkey is the result of many years of ethnographic fieldwork and archival research. Michael Meeker expertly combines anthropological and historical methods to examine the transition from the Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Re