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  • Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece, Updated Editionby Lesley Adkins

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 70.00

    Encompasses all aspects of ancient Greek life-from the beginnings of the Minoan civilization in Crete to the defeat by the Roman world in 30 BC. Coverage includes government, religion, music, art and visual culture, education and daily life. more...

  • Empires of the Plain: Henry Rawlinson and the Lost Languages of Babylon (Text Only)by Lesley Adkins

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    How 19th-century soldier, adventurer and scholar Henry Rawlinson deciphered cuneiform, the world?s earliest writing, and rediscovered Iraq's ancient civilisations. more...

  • Empires of the Plainby Lesley Adkins

    St. Martin's Press 2004; US$ 8.99

    From 1827 Henry Rawlinson, fearless soldier, sportsman and imperial adventurer of the first rank, spent twenty-five years in India, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan in the service of the East India Company. During this time he survived the dangers of disease and warfare, including the disastrous First Anglo-Afghan War. A gifted linguist, fascinated by history... more...

  • Empires of the Plain: Henry Rawlinson and the Lost Languages of Babylon (Text Only)by Lesley Adkins

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    How 19th-century soldier, adventurer and scholar Henry Rawlinson deciphered cuneiform, the world?s earliest writing, and rediscovered Iraq's ancient civilisations. more...

  • The War for All the Oceansby Roy Adkins; Lesley Adkins

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 17.00

    As he did with his much lauded Nelson?s Trafalgar , Roy Adkins (now writing with wife Lesley) again thrusts readers into the perils and thrills of early-nineteenth-century warfare. From its very first page, this is an adventure story?a superb account of the naval war that lasted from Napoleon?s seizure of power in 1798 to the War of 1812 with the... more...

  • Jack Tarby Roy Adkins; Lesley Adkins

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; Not Available

    The Royal Navy to which Admiral Lord Nelson sacrificed his life depended on thousands of sailors and marines to man the great wind-powered wooden warships. Drawn from all over Britain and beyond, often unwillingly, these ordinary men made the navy invincible through skill, courage and sheer determination. Yet their contribution is frequently overlooked,... more...

  • Jack Tarby Roy Adkins; Lesley Adkins

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 28.18

    The Royal Navy to which Admiral Lord Nelson sacrificed his life depended on thousands of sailors and marines to man the great wind-powered wooden warships. Drawn from all over Britain and beyond, often unwillingly, these ordinary men made the navy invincible through skill, courage and sheer determination. Yet their contribution is frequently overlooked,... more...

  • The War For All The Oceansby Roy Adkins; Lesley Adkins

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; Not Available

    As France emerged from revolution, a young general named Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt, hoping next to march overland to India. It would not happen. Britain swung her forces into action to battle for control of the world's sea-lanes and thus all international trade. The Battle of the Nile and then at Acre were the first sallies in what would be... more...

  • The War For All The Oceansby Roy Adkins; Lesley Adkins

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 31.00

    As France emerged from revolution, a young general named Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt, hoping next to march overland to India. It would not happen. Britain swung her forces into action to battle for control of the world's sea-lanes and thus all international trade. The Battle of the Nile and then at Acre were the first sallies in what would be... more...

  • Jane Austen's Englandby Roy Adkins; Lesley Adkins

    Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 14.99

    A cultural snapshot of everyday life in the world of Jane Austen Jane Austen, arguably the greatest novelist of the English language, wrote brilliantly about the gentry and aristocracy of two centuries ago in her accounts of young women looking for love. Jane Austen?s England explores the customs and culture of the real England of her everyday... more...