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  • The Outsidersby SE Hinton

    Penguin Young Readers Group 2012; US$ 10.00

    A heroic story of friendship and belonging No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends?true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. And when it comes to the Socs?a vicious... more...

  • How You See Meby S.E. Craythorne

    Myriad Editions 2015; US$ 13.11

    Taut and suspenseful, How You See Me examines the terrifying power of the mind to deceive, not only others but – most destructively of all – ourselves. ‘I?ve probably lied to you. That?s habit. I lie to everyone about my family…? Daniel Laird has returned to Norfolk after a nine-year absence to care for his ailing artist father. He describes his... more...

  • The French Wars 1792-1815by Charles Esdaile

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 31.95

    A highly original and critical introduction to the revolutionary and napoleonic conflicts. It illuminates the less well-known areas of the subject, such as the changing atttitude of the French people towards Napoleon, as well as providing a balanced account of the campaigns of Wellington and Napoleon. Based on current historiography, this book discusses... more...

  • Napoleon: Ascent to Powerby Charles Esdaile

    Penguin Publishing Group 2013; US$ 2.99

    A panoramic chronicle of Napoleon Bonaparte?s rise to power?excerpted from celebrated historian Charles Esdaile?s masterwork Napoleon?s Wars Napoleon?s Wars offers a definitive account of the violent conflicts that seethed within Europe from the end of the Peace of Amiens in 1803 to the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, recognizing not only the role... more...

  • Napoleon's Warsby Charles Esdaile

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 27.18

    No other soldier has provoked as much anger or as much fervour as Napoleon Bonaparte. Was he a monster, driven on by an endless, ruinous quest for military adventure ? or was he a social and political visionary, brought down by petty reactionaries clinging to their privileges? Charles Esdaile?s major new work reframes our understanding of Napoleon.... more...

  • The Peninsular Warby Charles Esdaile

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 31.98

    For centuries Spain had been the most feared and predatory power in Europe - it had the largest empire and one of the world's great navies to defend it. Nothing could have prepared the Spanish for the devastating implosion of 1805-14. Trafalgar destroyed its navy and the country degenerated into a brutalized shambles with French and British armies... more...

  • Peninsular Eyewitnessesby Charles Esdaile

    Pen and Sword 2008; US$ 12.99

    Many books have been written about the British struggle against Napoleon in the Peninsula. A few recent studies have given a broader view of the ebb and flow of a long war that had a shattering impact on Spain and Portugal and marked the history of all the nations involved. But none of these books has concentrated on how these momentous events were... more...

  • The Peninsular Warby Charles Esdaile

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    At the end of the 18th century Spain remained one of the world's most powerful empires. Portugal, too, was prosperous at the time. By 1808, everything had changed. Portugal was under occupation and ravaged by famine, disease, economic problems and political instability. Spain had imploded and worse was to come. For the next six years, the peninsula... more...

  • Popular Resistance in the French Warsby Dr Charles Esdaile

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 128.00

    In the Napoleonic period warfare ceased to be a matter for armies alone, but also became an affair of the people. So, at least, runs the usual claim. In Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany and Russia outraged peasants and townsfolk rose against the French armies and fell upon them without mercy. From these insurrections we get the modern word 'guerrilla',... more...

  • Wars of Napoleon,Theby Charles J. Esdaile

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 88.95

    A survey of the Napoleonic Wars. The central theme is the scale of French military power and its impact on other European states from Portugal to Russia and from Scandinavia to Sicily. more...