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  • The Devil in the White Cityby Erik Larson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.95

    Erik Larson?author of #1 bestseller IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS?intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills... more...

  • Kayak Across The Atlanticby Peter Bray

    Polperro Heritage Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    First hand account of a single-handed crossing of the Atlantic in a kayak more...

  • The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchillby William Manchester; Paul Reid

    Pan Macmillan 2015; US$ 11.40

    "Masterful . . . The collaboration completes the Churchill portrait in a seamless manner, combining the detailed research, sharp analysis and sparkling prose that readers of the first two volumes have come to expect." - Associated Press Spanning the years 1940 to 1965, The Last Lion: Defender of the Realm, 1940-1965 begins shortly after Winston... more...

  • Empire of the Summer Moonby S. C. Gwynne

    Scribner 2010; US$ 17.00

    In the tradition of Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, a stunningly vivid historical account of the forty-year battle between Comanche Indians and white settlers for control of the American West, centering on Quanah, the greatest Comanche chief of them all. S. C. Gwynne?s Empire of the Summer Moon spans two astonishing stories. The first traces... more...

  • Napoleon the Greatby Andrew Roberts

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 18.32

    From Andrew Roberts, author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Storm of War , this is the definitive modern biography of Napoleon It has become all too common for Napoleon Bonaparte's biographers to approach him as a figure to be reviled, bent on world domination, practically a proto-Hitler. Here, after years of study extending even to visits... more...

  • Founding Brothersby Joseph J. Ellis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.95

    In this landmark work of history, the National Book Award?winning author of American Sphinx explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals?Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison?confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation. The United States was more a fragile... more...

  • Lincoln: A Very Short Introductionby Allen C. Guelzo

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 7.99

    The award-winning Lincoln authority Allen C. Guelzo offers here a penetrating look into the mind of one of our greatest presidents. The author takes us on a wide-ranging exploration of seven problems that confronted Lincoln, setting these problems and Lincoln's responses against the larger world of trans-Atlantic liberal democracy in the 19th century,... more...

  • The Long Way Homeby David Laskin

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    ? The Long Way Home is a riveting remembrance of the Great War by a master writer?. Deeply compelling.? ? Douglas Brinkley ?Moving, revealing, and lovingly researched, this book is a must read, and a great read, for any of us whose forebears came from overseas-meaning just about all of us.? ? Erik Larson The author of the award-winning The Children?s... more...

  • We Meant Wellby Peter Van Buren

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 13.50

    A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 title From a State Department insider, the first account of our blundering efforts to rebuild Iraq?a shocking and rollicking true-life tale of Americans abroad Charged with rebuilding Iraq, would you spend taxpayer money on a sports mural in Baghdad's most dangerous neighborhood to promote reconciliation... more...

  • Confessions of a Country Boyby Keith Skipper

    Thorogood Publishing 2002; US$ 14.95

    One of Norfolk's best-known humorists and broadcasters, Keith Skipper, here provides memories of his post-war childhood in Norfolk, and the country in general in the 1950s. Thirty six separate pieces are featured, three for each month of the year. more...