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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Ali and Nino: A Love Story Kurban Said
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First published in Vienna in 1937, this classic story of romance and adventure has been compared to Dr. Zhivago and Romeo and Juliet.  Its mysterious author was recently the subject of a feature article in the New Yorker, which has inspired a forthcoming

All about Mud Oliver R. Selfridge
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A discussion of the uses, sources, and characteristics of mud, a useful and often poetic substance loved by man and beast.

All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror Stephen Kinzer
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"A very gripping read . . . a cautionary tale for our current leaders."; –The New York Times; ; In a riveting narrative that reads like a thriller, All the Shah’s Men brings to life the 1953 CIA coup in Iran–a regime change that ousted the country’s elect

Almost Everybody Janusz Kapusta
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Amazonian Cosmos: The Sexual and Religious Symbolism of the Tukano Indians Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff
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This book, written by one of the best modern ethnologists, is a must for specialists as well as general readers interested in obtaining a profound view of the cosmology of Amazonian Indians. It provides the reader with a model for symbolic interpretation

America and the Armenian Genocide of 1915 Jay Winter
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Long before Rwanda and Bosnia and the Holocaust, the first genocide of the twentieth century occurred in Turkish Armenia in 1915. The essays in this collection examine how Americans learned of this catastrophe and tried to help its victims. Knowledge and

America in Search of Itself: The Making of the President, 1956-1980 Theodore Harold White
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In this last of his prize-winning series on American presidential politics, Theodore H. White tells of the dramas that lie behind that transfomation. He reveals how television took over American politics and changed its nature and how it came to undermine

America Right or Wrong: An Anatomy of American Nationalism Anatol Lieven
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"America keeps a fine house," Anatol Lieven writes, "but in its cellar there lives a demon, whose name is nationalism."; In this controversial critique of America's role in the world, Lieven contends that U.S. foreign policy since 9/11 has been shaped by

America Through the Lens: Photographers Who Changed the Nation Martin W. Sandler
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"If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera."-Lewis Hine; ; A stunning view of America as captured by groundbreaking photographers; ; American history is punctuated by defining moments-some proud, some tragic, some beautifu

America's Mission Tony Smith; Richard C. Leone
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The strength and prestige of democracy worldwide at the end of the twentieth century are due in good measure to the impact of America on international affairs, argues Tony Smith. Here for the first time is a book that documents the extraordinary history o

American Diplomacy 1900-1950 George F. Kennan
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This slim volume offers a good look at George F. Kennan's brand of realism, and the implications of this for his views on US diplomacy. ; ; One of the major themes that emerges here: Kennan's skepticism that the U.S. tends to over-moralize in its foreign

American directors: Volume I Jean Pierre Coursodon
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American Directors: Volume II Jean Pierre Coursodon
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American Dynasty: Aristocracy, Fortune, and the Politics of Deceit in the House of Bush Kevin Phillips
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The Bushes are the family nobody really knows, says Kevin Phillips. This popular lack of acquaintance—nurtured by gauzy imagery of Maine summer cottages, gray-haired national grandmothers, July Fourth sparklers, and cowboy boots—has let national politics

American Empire: The Realities and Consequences of U.S. Diplomacy Andrew J. Bacevich
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In a challenging, provocative book, Andrew Bacevich reconsiders the assumptions and purposes governing the exercise of American global power. Examining the presidencies of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton--as well as George W. Bush's first year in offic

American Foreign Policy: A Contemporary Introduction Thomas L. Brewer
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An introduction to contemporary American foreign policy and the policy making process which places military, economic and other issues in their global context and in the context of the domestic policy process.

American Government: Continuity and Change, 2000 Edition, Hardcover Karen O'Connor; Larry J. Sabato
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Since its first edition, American Government has diligently reflected the rapid changes in American politics, and has always aimed to present information about politics that will actively engage students and provide them with the information they need to

American Pageant: A History of the Republic Thomas Bailey; David M. Kennedy; Lizabeth Cohen; Bailey
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Supported by colorful anecdotes, first-person quotations, and its trademark wit, The American Pageant is one of the most readable, popular, and effective American history textbooks available. Pedagogy includes chapter-ending chronologies, numerous interes

American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21st Century Kevin Phillips
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From America’s premier political analyst, an explosive examination of the axis of religion, politics, and borrowed money that threatens to destroy the nation; ; In his two most recent New York Times bestselling books, American Dynasty and Wealth and Democ

Among Women Only Cesare Pavese
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Published just months before his suicide in 1950, this novel won Italy's prestigious Strega Prize and has gone on to become one of Cesare Pavese's (1908-1950) most popular novels and was filmed by Michelangelo Antonioni. A successful couturier returns to

An Alphabet for Gourmets M. F. K. Fisher
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In Alphabet for Gourmets, M.F.K. Fisher arranges a selection of her essays in a whimsical way that reveals the breadth and depth of her passion. From A for (dining) alone to Z for Zakuski, "a Russian hors d'oeuvre," Fisher alights on both longtime obsessi

An Anthology of Historical Writings on the Armenian Massacres of 1915 Viscount James Byrce, Arnold J. Toynbee, Herbert Adams Gibbons, Ambassador Henry Morgenthau, Fridjhof Nansen
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An Arts and Culture Initiative: Anadolu Kültür 2002-2007 Anadolu Kültür. Editor: Ersu Özçaldıran
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An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood Neal Gabler
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Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award for history, this "wonderful history of the golden age of the movie moguls" (Chicago Tribune ) is a provocative, original, and richly entertaining group biography of the Jewish immigrants who were the moving forc

An Encyclopedia of World History Compiled and edited By William L. Langer
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An Exaltation of Larks James Lipton
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For word lovers everywhere, a classic anthology of collective nouns--now vastly expanded and with a new introduction. Infectious in spirit, beautifully illustrated with over 250 witty engravings by Granville, Durer, and other artists, this work is a word

An Urchin in the Storm: Essays About Books and Ideas Stephen Jay Gould
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Here, Gould revels in life's complexity, attacking as he always has the bitter fruits of biological determinism and praising reason. In doing so, he awakens all of us to the pretty pebbles of evolutionary fact and thought. Illustrated.

Anahid Frances A. Paelian, Garabed H. Paelian
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Analizzare Il Presente Per Progettare Il Futuro; Rapporto 2008; Le Strategie Per Valorizzare l'Autentico Prosecco Distretto Del Prosecco Di Conegliano E Valdobbiadene; Centro Studi Di Distretto (report)
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And the Money Kept Rolling In (and Out): Wall Street, the IMF, and the Bankrupting of Argentina Paul Blustein
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This dramatic, definitive account of the most spectacular economic meltdown of modern times exposes the dangerous flaws of the global financial system In the 1990s, few countries were more lionized than Argentina for its efforts to join the club of wealth

Ando Sangrando (I Am Bleeding): A Study of Mexican American - Police Conflict Armando Morales
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Ando Sangrando is a study of Mexican American - police conflict and the 1970-71 East Los Angeles riots. At least thirty riots have occurred in Spanish-speaking communities throughout the Southwest since 1970, but "white America" and the media are by and l

Andrew Carnegie David Nasaw
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Celebrated historian David Nasaw, whom "The New York Times Book Review" has called "a meticulous researcher and a cool analyst", brings new life to the story of one of America's most famous and successful businessmen and philanthropists - in what will pro

Animal Liberation Peter Singer
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Since its original publication in 1975, this groundbreaking work has awakened millions of concerned men and women to the shocking abuse of animals everywhere--inspiring a worldwide movement to eliminate much of the cruel and unnecessary laboratory animal

Animal Rights and Human Obligations Tom Regan
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Collection of historical, theoretical and applied articles on the ethical considerations in the treatment of animals by human beings.

Animal Sacrifices: Religious Perspectives on the Uses of Animals in Science Tom Regan
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The issues of animal rights and the use of animals in scientific experimentation are fraught with controversy. In an effort to define the bases of such strong emotional response towards an ethical issue, this book presents the teachings of the major relig

Animal Thinking Donald R. Griffin
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Animals and Christianity: A Book of Readings Andrew Linzey; Tom Regan
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Hoping to revive an earlier interest in animal protection efforts on the part of the church, the editors have collected writings by numerous Christian leadersAquinas, Calvin, C.S. Lewis, Albert Schweitzer, John Wesley, Paul Tillich, Karl Barth, and moreth

Animals and Society: The Humanity of Animal Rights Keith Tester
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Uses a variety of historical sources and a social theory to tell the story of the invention of animal rights. It moves from incidents like the medieval execution of pigs to a discussion of the politics and strategies of modern animal rights organizations.

Anthology of Armenian Poetry Diana Der Hovanessian; Marzbed Margossian
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