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- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00
This specially commissioned volume of original essays, first published in 1990, provides a unique view of conflict, territorial behaviour and reconciliation between groups ? social, racial, religious and nationalist ? within states in both the developed and the developing worlds. The volume as a whole shows the wide range of geographical solutions... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 48.00
Ideal for general readers interested in military history of the Civil War as well as those concentrating on the western campaigns, The 1864 Franklin-Nashville Campaign: The Finishing Stroke examines how the strategic and tactical decisions by Confederate and Union commanders contributed to the smashing Northern victories in Tennessee in November?December... more...
- Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2016; US$ 25.00 US$ 18.99
?I know where I?m going. I?m still myself. I just can?t remember things as well as I once did. So on short trips, I work hard not to be confused. I?ll say to myself, What are we going to do? How long are we staying? It?s like I?m talking to my other self?the self I used to be. She tells me, This is what we need to buy?not that. I?m conscious... more...
- Biteback Publishing 2011; US$ 17.49
The British codebreakers at Bletchley Park are now believed to have shortened the duration of the Second World War by up to two years. During the dark days of 1941, as Britain stood almost alone against the the Nazis, this remarkable achievement seemed impossible. This extraordinary book, originally published as Action This Day, includes descriptions... more...
- The Collins Press 2006; US$ 4.99
Irishman Francis Crozier was a major figure in nineteenth-century polar exploration. His voyages with Parry, Ross and Franklin lifted the veil from the frozen wastes of the Arctic and Antarctic, paving the way for Amundsen, Scott and Shackleton. The Antarctic cape named after him was immortalised in Apsley Cherry-Garrard's The Worst Journey in the... more...
- The Collins Press 2002; US$ 11.99
On 17 March 1912, Lawrence ?Titus? Oates crawled bootless from a tent to his death in blizzard conditions of -40°C. Oates, always an outsider on Scott?s Polar expedition, died on his 32nd birthday. His parting words were: ?I am just going outside and may be some time.? Oates was the epitome of the Victorian English gentleman: a public schoolboy who... more...
- Birlinn 2012; US$ 7.99
Sir James Wordie lead arduous expeditions well into his forties, while building his reputation as an academic and mentor. He rose to be President of the Royal Geographical Society. This book captures the drama of an extraordinary life lived at the edge, establishing James Wordie in his rightful place in the pantheon of great British explorers. more...
- Biteback Publishing 2011; US$ 13.11
A melting pot of Oxbridge dons, maverick oddballs and more regular citizens worked night and day at Station X, as Bletchley Park was known, to derive intelligence information from German coded messages. Bear in mind that an Enigma machine had a possible 159 million million million different settings and the magnitude of the challenge becomes apparent.... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 30.00
An extraordinary character and one of history?s great explorers, Ernest Shackleton pioneered the path to the South Pole over 100 years ago, becoming the dominant figure in Antarctic discovery. His incredible adventures on four expeditions to the Antarctic have captivated generations. A restless adventurer from an Irish background, he joined the Empire?s... more...