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- Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 9.77
Andrew Marr, author of two best-selling histories of Great Britain now turns his attention to the world as a whole. A Short History of the World takes readers from the Mayans to Mongolia, from the kingdom of Benin to the court of the Jagiellonian kings of Poland. Traditional histories of this kind have tended to be Euro-centric, telling mankind's story... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 12.99
Ever since Fidel Castro assumed power in Cuba in 1959, Americans have obsessed about the nation ninety miles south of the Florida Keys. America's fixation on the tropical socialist republic has only grown over the years, fueled in part by successive waves of Cuban immigration and Castro's larger-than-life persona. Cubans are now a major ethnic... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 1998; US$ 16.95
National Bestseller For a man who insisted that life on the public stage was not what he had in mind, Thomas Jefferson certainly spent a great deal of time in the spotlight--and not only during his active political career. After 1809, his longed-for retirement was compromised by a steady stream of guests and tourists who made of his estate at Monticello... more...
- Transworld 2013; US$ 29.13
Britain's favourite writer of narrative non-fiction Bill Bryson travels back in time to a forgotten summer when America came of age, took centre stage, and, in five eventful months, changed the world for ever. In the summer of 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day (and slept much of the... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.64
From the end of 1941 to 1945 a pivotal but often overlooked conflict was being fought in the South-East Asian Theatre of World War 2 - the Burma Campaign. In 1941 the Allies fought in a disastrous retreat across Burma against the Japanese - an enemy more prepared, better organised and more powerful than anyone had imagined. Yet in 1944,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95
The Caribbean Basin: An International History provides a study of the entire Caribbean region, including Central America and the Caribbean coast of northern South America. It also offers analysis of: * the role of international intervention * the complex interaction among major world powers in the area * conflicts over colonial possessions and... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 94.00
The first readily accessible and completely up to date survey of the Jewish inscriptions of Western Europe. more...
- HarperCollins 2013; US$ 9.00
One of The New York Times Book Review ?s 10 Best Books of the Year The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 is historian Christopher Clark?s riveting account of the explosive beginnings of World War I. Drawing on new scholarship, Clark offers a fresh look at World War I, focusing not on the battles and atrocities of the war itself,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95
Shortlisted for the 2008 Katharine Briggs Award . For centuries the witch has been a powerful figure in the European imagination; but the creation of this figure has been hidden from our view. Charles Zika?s groundbreaking study investigates how the visual image of the witch was created in late fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Europe. He charts... more...