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- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 15.00
The world?s greatest archaeological finds and what they tell us about lost civilizations Renowned archaeologist Patrick Hunt brings his top ten list of ancient archaeological discoveries to life in this concise and captivating book. The Rosetta Stone, Troy, Nineveh's Assyrian Library, King Tut?s Tomb, Machu Picchu, Pompeii, the Dead Sea Scrolls,... more...
- DK Publishing 2006; US$ 18.95
A view of pirate life?from the crow?s nest ? Pirate lore has captured our fancy for centuries. Here is the first series book that gives readers a comprehensive yet entertaining history of those swashbuckling brigands. It offers portraits of such infamous men and women as Blackbeard, Captain Anne Bonny, Captain Kidd, and Jean LaFitte, with a full... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99
First published in 1844, The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq. by Thackeray is a picaresque novel also known as The Luck of Barry Lyndon. It chronicles the life of impoverished Redmond Barry, an Irishman who wants to be an English aristocrat. An opportunist, rake, and gambler, he serves in the Seven Years War, first under the English flag and then, for... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99
The Paris Sketch Book (1840) is a travelogue by William Makepeace Thackeray, published under the pseudonym of Michael Angelo Titmarsh. Thackeray includes in his book various essays and stories, such as An Invasion of France, The Story of Mary Ancel, and French Dramas and Melodramas. In some of these papers he records his observations during his residence... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99
Captain Dynamite Johnny O'Brien sailed the seven seas for over sixty years, starting in the late 1860s in India and ending in the early 1930s on the U.S. West Coast. This book tells of sailing over the oceans when danger and adventure coexisted every day, tough times, and courageous men in distant places, from the Hawaiian Islands to the Bering Sea.... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 13.50
Intended as an antidote to potted biographies and piecemeal reconstructions of his voyages, this volume draws on judicious selections from Christopher Columbuss own writingschronologically arranged, and translated into idiomatic Englishto relate his self-perception and personal history, as far as is possible, in his own words. The... more...
- HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99
"Variably genial, cautionary, lyrical, admonitory, terrifying, horrifying and inspiring?A lifetime of thought, travel, reading, imagination and memory inform this affecting account." ? Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Blending history and anecdote, geography and reminiscence, science and exposition, New York Times bestselling author Simon Winchester... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 12.83
On the 29th of October 1908, a party of four men, led by Ernest Shackleton, set out to be the first to reach the South Pole. Three months later, their mission was in ruins and they faced certain death if they carried on. Just 97 miles from the South Pole, Shackleton turned back. One hundred years on, in October 2008, a team that included... more...
- Pan Macmillan Australia 2009; US$ 21.68
Set against the magnificent backdrop of an unexplored frozen land, White Demon ventures into a place few humans will ever experience. When Chris Weyers decided to fulfil his childhood fantasy of trekking 1150 kilometres to the South Pole, he got more than he bargained for. Joining a team consisting of two hardened Arctic experts, within days,... more...
- Beacon Press 2011; US$ 20.00
Villains of All Nations explores the 'Golden Age' of Atlantic piracy (1716-1726) and the infamous generation whose images underlie our modern, romanticized view of pirates. Rediker introduces us to the dreaded black flag, the Jolly Roger; swashbuckling figures such as Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard; and the unnamed, unlimbed pirate who... more...