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- Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 9.99
The highest-rated drama in BBC history returns to PBS Presents in March 2013 Less than a year after the first season finale, PBS?s hit series Call the Midwife returns to Sunday nights this spring with an all-new eight-episode season. Fans of Downton Abbey and Mad Men have fallen in love with this candid look at post-war London. In... more...
- Quercus Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99
Edith Cavell was born in 1865, daughter of a Norfolk vicar, and shot in Brussels on 12 October 1915 by the Germans for sheltering British and French soldiers and helping them escape over the Belgian border. Following a traditional village childhood in 19th century England, Edith worked as a governess in the UK and abroad, before training as a nurse... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 13.11
Much is known about the achievements of George Stephenson and of his infamous creation, the Rocket, yet little is known of the man himself. This volume is a profile of the self-taught and often testy Geordie, whose Victorian invention is now the backbone of every nation on the planet. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 22.00
The definitive portrait of one of the most important cultural figures in American history. Walt Disney was a true visionary whose desire for escape, iron determination and obsessive perfectionism transformed animation from a novelty to an art form, first with Mickey Mouse and then with his feature films?most notably Snow White, Fantasia, and ... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 7.99
?Eugene Sledge became more than a legend with his memoir, With The Old Breed . He became a chronicler, a historian, a storyteller who turns the extremes of the war in the Pacific?the terror, the camaraderie, the banal and the extraordinary?into terms we mortals can grasp.??Tom Hanks NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER In The Wall Street Journal , Victor... more...
- Penguin Group Inc. 2004; US$ 16.00
In this road map to restoring feminine sexual power, Betsy Prioleau introduces and analyzes the stories and stratagems of history?s greatest seductresses. These are the women who ravished the world?from such classic figures as Cleopatra and Mae West to such lesser-known women as the infamous Violet Gordon Woodhouse, who lived in a ménage with... more...
- Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 20.95
Kenneth Bendiner journeys from the Renaissance to the present day?through the works of artists from Rembrandt to Manet to Warhol?to make the case that, though understudied, paintings of food are so important that they should be considered a separate classification of art, a genre unto themselves. more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2003; US$ 19.99
One of the world's leading historians of Renaissance Italy brings to life here the vibrant--and violent--society of fifteenth-century Florence. His disturbing narrative opens up an entire culture, revealing the dark side of Renaissance man and politician Lorenzo de' Medici. On a Sunday in April 1478, assassins attacked Lorenzo and his brother... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 17.99
Neil Baldwin, one of the most exciting intellectual historians, has written extensively about the great thinkers and innovators who have shaped our unique American identity. In THE AMERICAN REVELATION, he turns his energies to the unfolding story of how the American spirit developed over 400 years. This inspiring examination of the ideals that... more...
- Basic Books 2009; US$ 16.95
Oleg Kalugin oversaw the work of American spies, matched wits with the CIA, and became one of the youngest generals in KGB history. Even so, he grew increasingly disillusioned with the Soviet system. In 1990, he went public, exposing the intelligence agency?s shadowy methods. Revised and updated in the light of the KGB?s enduring presence in Russian... more...