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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.95
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY New York Times ? Christian Science Monitor ? NPR ? Seattle Times ? St. Louis Dispatch National Book Critics Circle Finalist -- American Library Association Notable Book A thrilling and revelatory narrative of one of the most epic and consequential periods in 20th century history ? the Arab Revolt... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95
David Richards is a mid-level diplomat assigned to the sleepy, backwater Middle Eastern kingdom of Kutar in 1983. He spends his days on minor development projects and his nights seducing ambassador?s wives. But when news of a tribal skirmish reaches the capital, Richards soon finds himself embroiled in a civil war as Colonel Munn, a pint-sized,... more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2013; US$ 22.00
The Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War I was, in the words of T.E. Lawrence, "a sideshow to a sideshow." As a result, the conflict was shaped to a remarkable degree by four men far removed from the corridors of power. Curt Pruefer was an effete academic attached to the German embassy in Cairo, whose clandestine role was to foment jihad against... more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 11.65
The Arab Revolt against the Turks in World War One was, in the words of T.E. Lawrence, 'a sideshow of a sideshow'. Amidst the slaughter in European trenches, the Western combatants paid scant attention to the Middle Eastern theatre. As a result, the conflict was shaped to a remarkable degree by a small handful of adventurers and low-level officers... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 48.00
Distant Fires is the classic canoe-trip story...with a twist of wry. Scott Anderson chronicles a canoe adventure that began on a mother?s front porch in Duluth, Minnesota, and ended three months and 1,700 miles later at historic York Factory on the shores of Hudson Bay. more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2009; US$ 40.00
Discover how planes get--and stay--airborne Now you can truly master an understanding of the phenomenon of flight. This practical guide is the most intuitive introduction to basic flight mechanics available. Understanding Flight , Second Edition, explains the principles of aeronautics in terms, descriptions, and illustrations that make sense--without... more...
- Penguin Group US 2015; US$ 5.99
"Strike ? you?re out!" "He?s safe!" "Homerun!" Every October, millions of baseball fans around the country anxiously wait to see which team wins baseball's biggest championship. But the original games of the 1900s hardly look like they do today. Take a look back over one hundred years and discover the history of baseball's greatest series. With triumphs,... more...
- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 4.99
Louis Braille certainly wasn't your average teenager. Blind from the age of four, he was only fifteen when in 1824 he invented a reading system that converted printed words into columns of raised dots. Through touch, Braille opened the world of books to the sightless, and almost two hundred years later, no one has ever improved upon his simple, brilliant... more...
- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 5.99
In 1876, France decided to give the United States a very big and very special present--the Statue of Liberty. The gift was to commemorate the 100th birthday of the United States, and just packing it was no small feat--350 pieces in 214 crates shipped across the ocean. The story of how the 111-foot-tall lady took her place in the New York Harbor will... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 110.00
The State Economic Handbook is an annual reference book profiling the economy, demography, political environment, and business climate rankings for each of the 50 states. This information, gathered from a variety of sources and clearly presented in one volume, will be of great value to researchers, businesses, news media, and government agencies. more...