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- Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.00
A comprehensive and thrilling history of the Vikings for fans of the History Channel series From Harald Bluetooth to Cnut the Great, the feared seamen and plunderers of the Viking Age ruled Norway, Sweden, and Denmark but roamed as far as Byzantium, Greenland, and America. Raiders and traders, settlers and craftsmen, the medieval Scandinavians who... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 18.00
In a bravura performance that ranges from Aaron Burr to O. J. Simpson, Robert A. Ferguson traces the legal meaning and cultural implications of prominent American trials across the history of the nation. His interdisciplinary investigation carries him from courtroom transcripts to newspaper accounts, and on to the work of such imaginative writers... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00
"...a simple plan ... yielding easy ways to of eating that let (anyone) make peace with carbs and melt fat in the process." - First for Women Fitness and diet expert Robert Ferguson offers a weight-loss program that shifts fat storing to fat burning. Ferguson's plan teaches readers how to customize their meals to include fast and slow carbs, ... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 17.58
For those living outside Scandinavia, the Viking Age effectively began in 793 with an attack on the monastery at Lindisfarne. The attack on Lindisfarne was a characteristically violent harbinger of what was in store for Britain and much of Europe from the Vikings for the next 300 years, until the final destruction of the heathen temple to the Norse... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 27.69
Places and books like Rosslyn Chapel and The Da Vinci code have focused attention on Scotland's Knights Templar. Who they were and what they did has been touched upon, but never properly explored until now. They were close advisors to Scotland's early kings; they were major property owners and respected landlords in a harsh and unforgiving time; and... more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 23.32
Bohemian, egoist and prophet of sensualism, Henry Miller remains to many writers and readers a literary lion. Born in Brooklyn in 1891, son of a tailor of German extraction, Miller would embrace a freewheeling existence that carried him through umpteen jobs and sexual encounters, providing rich source material for the novels he would write. Greenwich... more...
- Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 23.32
Prior to the First World War T.E. Hulme was one of the most original and striking creative personalities in England, strongly admired by both Pound and Eliot. Yet he died in 1917, virtually unknown. A key figure in the genesis of Modernism, Hulme mixed among a great range of gifted artists and was never shy of courting controversy. Unusually among... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2013; US$ 13.63
Soren Kierkegaard was a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic and religious author. Born in 1813 in Copenhagen, his philosophical work addressed living as a single individual and the importance of personal choice and commitment. A famously fierce critic of the idealist thinkers of his time, he is regarded as the first existentialist philosopher.... more...
- Souvenir Press 2010; US$ 9.99
Featuring an iconoclastic hero who refuses to accept the standards of his society, this novel is one of the Nobel Prize–winner?s greatest works. The only son of a miserly lighthouse-keeper and an alcoholic mother, Abel grows up in a remote Norwegian village then travels around the United States. Upon returning from America as a young man, Abel falls... more...
- Souvenir Press 2007; US$ 8.99
These 20 short stories are fascinating companions to Hamsun?s classic novels and contain echoes of the greater works he would later write and for which he was ultimately awarded the Nobel Prize. Alive with humor, melancholy, tenderness, and lawlessness, as well as sparkling with psychological insights, these stories have never been published in the... more...