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  • John Adamsby David McCullough

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 20.00

    The Pulitzer Prize?winning, bestselling biography of America?s founding father and second president that was the basis for the acclaimed HBO series, brilliantly told by master historian David McCullough. In this powerful, epic biography, David McCullough unfolds the adventurous life journey of John Adams, the brilliant, fiercely independent, often... more...

  • The Devil in the White Cityby Erik Larson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.95

    In The Devil in the White City,  the smoke, romance, and mystery of the Gilded Age come alive as never before. Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America?s rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair?s brilliant director... more...

  • Flags of Our Fathersby James Bradley; Ron Powers

    Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 6.99

    In this unforgettable chronicle of perhaps the most famous moment in American military history, James Bradley has captured the glory, the triumph, the heartbreak, and the legacy of the six men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima. Here is the true story behind the immortal photograph that has come to symbolize the courage and indomitable will of America.... more...

  • Team of Rivalsby Doris Kearns Goodwin

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 21.00

    Winner of the Lincoln Prize Acclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president. On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward... more...

  • Julius Caesarby Philip Freeman

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 18.00

    More than two thousand years after his death, Julius Caesar remains one of the great figures of history. He shaped Rome for generations, and his name became a synonym for "emperor" -- not only in Rome but as far away as Germany and Russia. He is best known as the general who defeated the Gauls and doubled the size of Rome's territories. But, as Philip... more...

  • Charlemagneby Rosamond McKitterick

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    This book is a major re-examination of Charlemagne the ruler and his reputation. more...

  • The Secret History of the Mongol Queensby Jack Weatherford

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 15.00

    The Mongol queens of the thirteenth century ruled the largest empire the world has ever known. Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut their story from The Secret History of the Mongols, leaving only a hint of a father?s legacy for his daughters. The queens of the Silk Route turned their father?s conquests into the world?s first truly... more...

  • Mary Queen Of Scotsby Antonia Fraser

    Orion 2010; US$ 18.99

    Antonia Fraser's bestselling biography of one of the most romantic and controversial figures in British history, reissued to celebrate the publication of Antonia Fraser's memoir, MY HISTORY. Mary Queen of Scots passed her childhood in France and married the Dauphin to become Queen of France at the age of sixteen. Widowed less than two years later,... more...

  • The Diary of a Young Girlby Anne Frank

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 12.68

    One of the most famous accounts of living under the Nazi regime of World War II comes from the diary of a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl, Anne Frank. Today, The Diary of a Young Girl has sold over 25 million copies world-wide. It is one of the most celebrated and enduring books of the last century and it remains a deeply admired testament to the... more...

  • Becoming Queen Victoriaby Kate Williams

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.00

    NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER ? The perfect companion to the PBS Masterpiece series  Victoria  ? A gripping account of Queen Victoria?s rise and early years in power from CNN?s official royal historian ?Kate Williams has perfected the art of historical biography. Her pacy writing is underpinned by the most impeccable scholarship.??Alison Weir ... more...