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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A New Euro-Atlantic Strategy for the Black Sea Region Editors: Ronald D. Asmus, Konstantin Dimitrov, Joerg Forbig
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A New Look at TARC Moorad Mooradian
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A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East David Fromkin
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This definitive, fascinating account of the creation of the modern Middle East is panoramic, absorbing, highly readable and richly detailed. Depicting the breakdown of the Ottoman Empire and the formation of the states known collectively as the Middle Eas

A Plan for Escape Adolfo Bioy-Casares
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A Plan for Escape is a weird, engrossing novel, bound to captivate--if not totally satisfy--most readers. The story revolves around Henri Nevers, a Frenchman sent by his father to a post at a penal colony in French Guiana. Arriving at Cayenne, the seat of

A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide Samantha Power
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In her award-winning interrogation of the last century of American history, Samantha Power—a former Balkan war correspondent and founding executive director of Harvard's Carr Center for Human Rights Policy—asks the haunting question: Why do American leade

A Question of Character: A Life of John F. Kennedy Thomas Reeves
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A probing analysis of the personality and character of John F. Kennedy reveals a shocking discrepancy between the man's personal and political value system. By the author of Gentleman Boss: The Life of Chester Alan Arthur. Reprint.

A Reporter's Life Walter Cronkite
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He has been called the most trusted man in America. His 60-year-long journalistic career has spanned the Great Depression, several wars, and the extraordinary changes that have engulfed our nation over the last two-thirds of the 20th century. When Walter

A Secular Age Charles Taylor
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What does it mean to say that we live in a secular age? Almost everyone would agree that we--in the West, at least--largely do. And clearly the place of religion in our societies has changed profoundly in the last few centuries. In what will be a defining

A Selection of Traditional Chinese Paintings Liu Fengwen
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This book mainly introduces the painting arts of 3 ancient Chinese painting masters: Gu Kaizhi, Wu Daozi and Yan Liben, some other important paintings arts are also concerned, including Mogao Grottoes of Dunhuang, Landscape painting, scholar painting, and

A Shameful Act: The Armenian Genocide and the Question of Turkish Responsibility Taner Akçam
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A landmark assessment of Turkish culpability in the Armenian genocide, the first history of its kind by a Turkish historian; In 1915, under the cover of a world war, some one million Armenians were killed through starvation, forced marches, forced exile,

A Stability Pact for the Caucasus Sergiu Et Al [Ed. ] Celac
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A Theory of Justice John Rawls
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A work of moral and political philosophy of the twentieth century.

A Thousand Splendid Suns Khaled Hosseini
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Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed. Nearly two decades later, a friendship grows between Mariam and a local teenager, Laila, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter. When the Taliban take over, life becomes a despe

A Tomb for Boris Davidovich Danilo Kis
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"Kis is one of the handful of incontestably major writers of the second half of the century . . . Danilo Kis preserves the honor of literature."—Partisan Review Composed of seven dark tales, A Tomb for Boris Davidovich presents variations on the theme of

A Traveller's Alphabet: Partial Memoirs Steven Runciman
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This book is not a serious contribution to travel-literature. [The author has] made no attempt to interpret the way of life in the lands [he has] visited or even to describe the beauties of nature and the works of art to be found there. [His] intention is

Abstracts of the Standard Edition of Freud Sigmund; Rothgeb, Carrie Lee Ed Freud
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Absurdistan: A Novel Gary Shteyngart
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“Absurdistan is not just a hilarious novel, but a record of a particular peak in the history of human folly. No one is more capable of dealing with the transition from the hell of socialism to the hell of capitalism in Eastern Europe than Shteyngart, the

Accident: A Day's News: A Novel Christa Wolf
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East German writer Wolf's ( Cassandra ) latest novel, a slender, claustrophobic monologue, distinguishes itself from much contemporary fiction in focussing on the essential: the destructive demiurge lurking under the human skullcap, a destructiveness appa

Ada, or Ardor: A Family Chronicle Vladimir Nabokov
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Published two weeks after his seventieth birthday, Ada, or Ardor is one of Nabokov's greatest masterpieces, the glorious culmination of his career as a novelist.  It tells a love story troubled by incest.  But more: it is also at once a fairy tale, epic,

Adam's Task Vicki Hearne
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Have you ever watched a horse flick her tail or had a dog greet you at your door and known in your heart that the animal was exhibiting something more than simple instinctual responses? If so, you must read this book. In it Vicki Hearne asserts that anima

Adhocism: The Case for Improvisation Charles Jencks; Nathan Silver
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Aesthetics and Politics Theodor Adorno; Walter Benjamin; Ernst Bloch; Bertolt Brecht; Georg Lukacs
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An intense and lively debate on literature and art between thinkers who became some of the great figures of twentieth-century philosophy and literature.No other country and no other period has produced a tradition of major aesthetic debate to compare with

African Art; The Years Since 1920 Marshall Ward Mount
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African Profiles Ronald Segal
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African Ritual Dolls The University Museum, Philadelphia
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African sculpture James Johnson Sweeney
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Afrikanische Masken Robert Bleakley
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After Hegemony: Cooperation and Discord in the World Political Economy Robert O. Keohane
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This book is a comprehensive study of cooperation among the advanced capitalist countries. Can cooperation persist without the dominance of a single power, such as the United States after World War II? To answer this pressing question, Robert Keohane anal

AFTER THE COLLAPSE: Russia Seeks Its Place As A Great Power Dimitri K. Simes
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Nearly a decade has passed since the breakup of the Soviet Union. Today developments in the region trouble the world once again as Russia simultaneously struggles with economic crisis and attempts to pursue a newly assertive foreign policy. But today's Ru

After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory, Second Edition Alasdair MacIntyre
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Morality, according to Alasdair MacIntyre, is not what it used to be. In the Aristotelian tradition of ancient Greece and medieval Europe, morality enabled the transformation from untutored human nature as it happened to be to human nature as it could be

Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror Richard A. Clarke
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Examines America's war on terror, both before and after September 11th, including what went right or wrong, the operations of al Qaeda, the Department of Homeland Security, and other crucial actions of the Bush administration.

Against Our Will Susan Brownmiller
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"The most comrpehensive study of rape ever offered to the public...It forces readers to take a fresh look at their own attitudes toward this devastating crime."; NEWSWEEK; As powerful and timely now as when it was first published, AGAINST OUR WILL stands

Agents secrets, Tome 3 : Dans la guerre froide Ian Fleming; John-P Marquand; Len Deighton; Adam Hall; Egon Hostovsky
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Aim for the Heart Al Tompkins
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The goal of this book is to help professional broadcast reporters, producers, and photojournalists tell stronger stories. It can serve as a guide for news managers whose job it is to train, coach, and inspire others. Veteran journalist Al Tompkins is Broa

Albert Camus: A Life Olivier Todd
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In this enormously engaging, vibrant, and richly researched biography of Albert Camus, the French writer and journalist Olivier Todd has drawn on personal correspondence, notebooks, and public records never before tapped, as well as interviews with Camus'

Alexander the Great Robin Fox
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Robin Lane Fox's accessible and erudite life of Alexander the Great searches through the mass of conflicting evidence and legend to focus on the living actuality of the man and his experience--'It is tempting', he concludes, 'to see in Alexander the roman

Alexis De Tocqueville: Democracy's Guide Joseph Epstein
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Alexis de Tocqueville was among the first foreigners to recognize and trumpet the grandness of the American project. His two-volume classic, Democracy in America, published in 1835, offered not only a vivid account of the still young nation but famously p

Alfa Romeo "1910/1989" (2 Volumes) - Cr Editor: Paolo Altieri; Giovanni Lurani
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