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- Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 26.95
What if you found out that your grandfather had been a Nazi SS officer? This is the confession that Martin Davidson received from his mother upon the death of demanding, magnetic grandfather Bruno Langbehn. The Perfect Nazi is Davidson's exploration of his family's darkest secret. As Davidson dove into his research, drawing on an astonishing... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 13.09
The Last Enemy is the story of Richard Hillary, one of Sebastian Faulks' three 'fatal englishmen'. In this extraordinary account, the author details his experiences as a fighter pilot in the Second World War, in which he was shot down, leading to months in hospital as part of Archibald McIndoe's 'Guinea Pig Club', undergoing pioneering plastic... more...
- Basic Books 2008; US$ 27.99
Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the Endurance set sail from England in August 1914. In January 1915, after battling its way for six weeks through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day?s sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island... more...
- Giles de la Mare Publishers Ltd 2012; US$ 14.57
This is the story of the destruction of a talented Jewish family, and of the survival against all the odds of two young sisters. It is one of the most moving stories to emerge from the Second World War. Anita and her elder sister Renate defied death at the hands of the Gestapo and the SS over a period of two and a half years when they were sucked... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 2.99
One of seven children of a high-ranking government official, Loung Ung lived a privileged life in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh until the age of five. Then, in April 1975, Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army stormed into the city, forcing Ung's family to flee and, eventually, to disperse. Loung was trained as a child soldier in a work camp for orphans,... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 15.99
Camilla Townsend's stunning new book differs from all previous biographies of Pocahontas in capturing how similar seventeenth century Native Americans were--in the way they saw, understood, and struggled to control their world---not only to the invading British but to ourselves. Neither naïve nor innocent, Indians like Pocahontas and her father,... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 1989; US$ 29.00
Originally published by UNC Press in 1989, Fighting for the Confederacy is one of the richest personal accounts in all of the vast literature on the Civil War. Alexander was involved in nearly all of the great battles of the East, from First Manassas through Appomattox, and his duties brought him into frequent contact with most of the high command... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2001; US$ 30.99
The second volume of the Pulitzer Prize--winning biography that The Washington Post hailed as "an engrossing masterpiece" Charismatic, singularly determined, and controversial, W.E.B. Du Bois was a historian, novelist, editor, sociologist, founder of the NAACP, advocate of women's rights, and the premier architect of the Civil Rights movement.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 18.00
Pocos personajes de la historia reciente han tenido el impacto de Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (1954-2013). Presidente de Venezuela desde 1999 hasta 2013, su mensaje de las realizaciones de la Revolución Bolivariana inició un movimiento en América Latina que abrió el camino para dirigentes nuevos, de origen sindical, militante social, militar o hasta guerrillero:... more...