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- Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95
This book gives an accurate picture of the pirates who sailed in the waters of the Caribbean and off the American coastline during the 'golden age' of piracy between 1660 and 1730. It traces the origins of piratical activity in the 16th century and examines the Boucaneer (Buccaneer) culture in Jamaica and Hispaniola. It details what drove individuals... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 7.99
is a classic for the ages. Praise for The Guns of August ?A brilliant piece of military history which proves up to the hilt the force of Winston Churchill?s statement that the first month of World War I was ?a drama never surpassed.?? ? Newsweek ?More dramatic than fiction . . . a magnificent narrative?beautifully organized, elegantly... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 16.99
Sgt. Don Malarkey takes us not only into the battles fought from Normandy to Germany, but into the heart and mind of a soldier who beat the odds to become an elite paratrooper, and lost his best friend during the nightmarish engagement at Bastogne. Drafted in 1942, Malarkey arrived at Camp Toccoa in Georgia and was one of the one in six soldiers... more...
- Hachette Australia 2010; US$ 31.99
Here are stories from Australia's dark heart: of catastrophe and misfortune, intrigue and passion, betrayal and tragedy. Some you may think you know, others, you have never heard of, but all the stories in AUSTRALIAN TRAGIC will capture your imagination. They range across our past and our present: the heartbreaking story of the fire at Luna Park... more...
- The Floating Press 1841; US$ 4.99
Nobody has ever detailed history's most ruthless rulers and tyrants with as much flair and passion as French writer Alexandre Dumas. This gripping exposition of the Borgias, the Italian clan that earned notoriety as one of the world's most power-hungry and corrupt families, is a pulse-pounding read that fans of the true crime genre will find... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available
Reginald Jones was nothing less than a genius. And his appointment to the Intelligence Section of Britain's Air Ministry in 1939 led to some of the most astonishing scientific and technological breakthroughs of the Second World War. In Most Secret War he details how Britain stealthily stole the war from under the Germans' noses by outsmarting... more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 34.37
This new text targets all the competencies students need in assessment. Building crucial skills like note-taking, effective reading and working with sources, learning is related to each exam paper, strengthening performance. The IA is covered in detail, a more...
- Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 10.24
Field Marshal William Slim stands alongside Montgomery as the outstanding British field commander of World War II. Defeat Into Victory is his classic account of the Burma campaign: a story of retreat, attrition and final hard-fought victory over the Japanese. Told by a commander always at the centre of events, this is a narrative which captures both... more...
- Faber and Faber 2013; US$ 14.57
In a bestselling work of profound and lasting importance, the late Albert Hourani told the definitive history of the Arab peoples from the seventh century, when the new religion of Islam began to spread from the Arabian peninsula westwards, to the present day. It is a masterly distillation of a lifetime of scholarship and a unique insight into... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 18.99
Almost everyone swears, or worries about not swearing, from the two year-old who has just discovered the power of potty mouth to the grandma who wonders why every other word she hears is obscene. Whether they express anger or exhilaration, are meant to insult or to commend, swear words perform a crucial role in language. But swearing is also a uniquely... more...