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Saints in Art
Thomas Michael Hartmann, Stefano Zuffi, Rosa Giorgi
The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems
Emily Dickinson, Susan Howe
Selected Poems
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
Cynthia Griffin Wolff
Lies My Teacher Told Me : Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong
James W. Loewen
Gone with the Wind
Margaret Mitchell

The Real History of the End of the World: Apocalyptic Predictions from Revelation and Nostradamus to Y2K and 2012

The Real History of the End of the World: Apocalyptic Predictions from Revelation and Nostradamus to Y2K and 2012 - Sharan Newman Excellent. As Newman points out, "It may seem strange, if not impossible, to write a history of something that hasn't happened yet." But she goes on to do just that. Turns out people have been predicting the end of the world with great glee for a very long time, in what seems like every culture all over the world. A great book to give anyone whose theme song seems to be, "No, really -- this *has* to be it! Game over, man! Stick a fork in the human race -- we're done!" We all know someone like that. And as the old joke has it, if you *don't* know someone like that, you probably *are* someone like that.