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- The History Press 2013; US$ 26.24
Turkestan - the great landmass of Central Asia and Western China - is an intriguing meeting point of civilizations. Four major invasions - Greek, Arab, Mongol and Russian - together with Persian, Turkic and Chinese culturual influences, have made their mark on this vast and sometime forbidding region. The Great Silk Route ran to the West through it,... more...
- Sandstone Press Ltd 2013; US$ 13.11
Off the western seaboard of Scotland are hundreds of islands. Beginning on Arran, Jonny Muir sets out to explore these places with a single ambition: to reach the St Kilda archipelago, the islands at the edge of the world. On the way he attempts to finds his inner peace on Holy Island, takes part in a punishing foot race across the mountains of Jura,... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 29.17
This global analysis of the social effects of war offers a far-reaching assessment of military history, challenging the focus on technology and military revolution. War is placed in context, from the evolution of specialised troops in the earliest civilisations, to likely future scenarios. more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94
Using archaeological records and the basic principles of engineering, Dick Parry provides an account of the design history of the pyramids, the techniques and organisation needed and insights into why the pyramids were designed as they were. more...
- Aurum Press 2013; US$ 13.11
El Alamein was the World War II land battle Britain had to win. By the summer of 1942 Rommel's German forces were threatening to sweep through the Western Desert and drive on to the Suez Canal, and Britain was in urgent need of military victory. Then, in October, after 12 days of attritional tank battle and artillery bombardment, Montgomery's Eighth... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00
Warrior and writer, genius and crank, rider in the British cavalry?s last great charge and inventor of the tank?Winston Churchill led Britain to fight alone against Nazi Germany in the fateful year of 1940 and set the standard for leading a democracy at war. Like no other portrait of its famous subject, Forty Ways to Look at Winston Churchill is... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 22.95
Hitler and Nazi Germany details the major themes of Hitler's rise to power, beginning with the formation of the Nazi movement and the forerunners to the Nazi Party. The book goes on to document the establishment of dictatorship, foreign policy, the Nazi economy and the use of propaganda. With indispensable analysis of the nature of National Socialism,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.95
In this evocative study of the fall of the Mughal Empire and the beginning of the Raj, award-winning historian William Dalrymple uses previously undiscovered sources to investigate a pivotal moment in history. The last Mughal emperor, Zafar, came to the throne when the political power of the Mughals was already in steep decline. Nonetheless, Zafar?a... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
Howard Fineman is one of our best-known and most trusted political journalists. Mixing vivid scenes and figures from the campaign trail with forays into four hundred years of American history, Fineman shows that every debate, from our nation?s founding to the present day, is rooted in one of thirteen arguments that?thankfully?defy resolution. It is... more...
- Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95
The legend of Prince Madoc and the Welsh Indians is a remarkable story of a brave, resourceful and intelligent people and the footprints they left in the New World a story that has been scorned and neglected by modern historians. It is not a happy story more...