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- Simon & Schuster 2005; US$ 18.00
In this stirring book, David McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence -- when the whole American cause was riding on their success, without which all hope for independence would have been dashed and the noble ideals of the Declaration would have amounted... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 15.99
The Trojan War is the most famous conflict in history, the subject of Homer's Iliad , one of the cornerstones of Western literature. Although many readers know that this literary masterwork is based on actual events, there is disagreement about how much of Homer's tale is true. Drawing on recent archeological research, historian and classicist Barry... more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 19.99
An exploration of the ways in which the history of the Spanish Conquest has been misread and passed down to become popular knowledge of these events. The book offers a fresh account of the activities of the best-known conquistadors and explorers, including Columbus, Cortes, and Pizarro. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95
California has always been our Shangri-la?the promised land of countless pilgrims in search of the American Dream. Now the Golden State?s premier historian, Kevin Starr, distills the entire sweep of California?s history into one splendid volume. From the age of exploration to the age of Arnold, this is the story of a place at once quintessentially... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 39.95
How does the historian approach primary sources? How do interpretations differ? How can they be used to write history? Reading Primary Sources goes a long way to providing answers for these questions. In the first part of this unique volume, the chapters give an overview of both traditional and new methodological approaches to the use of sources,... more...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95
De vita Caesarum, known as The Twelve Caesars , is a set of twelve biographies, each about one of the Roman emperors, including one on Julius Caesar. It was written by Gaius Suetonius Tranquillus, commonly referred to as Suetonius, in 121. Considered highly significant in antiquity, The Twelve Caesars has remained a major source of Roman history. more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 26.00
Analyzing the crucial period of the Cuban Revolution from 1959 to 1961, Samuel Farber challenges dominant scholarly and popular views of the revolution's sources, shape, and historical trajectory. Unlike many observers, who treat Cuba's revolutionary leaders as having merely reacted to U.S. policies or domestic socioeconomic conditions, Farber shows... more...
- Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2009; US$ 11.87
Thailand is the only nation in South-east Asia, in modern world history, that remained independent despite the colonising efforts of the European powers.Thailand Condensed provides readers with an overview of key events in the nation?s past, Kings and even famous Thai personalities. Also featured are interesting nuggets of information on Thai icons... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 22.99
Published with a new afterword from the author?the classic, bestselling account of how the modern Middle East was created The Middle East has long been a region of rival religions, ideologies, nationalisms, and ambitions. All of these conflicts?including the hostilities between Arabs and Israelis, and the violent challenges posed by Iraq?s competing... more...