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  • Central Standardby Patrick Irelan

    University of Iowa Press 2005; US$ 24.95

    In Central Standard: A Time, a Place, a Family, Patrick Irelan vividly recaptures a remarkable era in midwestern history in twenty-four beautifully crafted and often witty essays. Beginning with his parents' marriage in 1932 and continuing into the present, Irelan relates the many wonderful stories and experiences of his Davis County, Iowa, family.... more...

  • The Tin Ringby Zdenka Fantlova

    McNidder and Grace Limited 2011; US$ 10.19

    Zdenka Fantlova's childhood in pre-war Czechoslovakia was a peaceful though not an uneventful one that revolved around her family, her friends and of course, boys! Her life seemed mapped out when she met Arno, her soul-mate, but the German invasion of her country intervened and Zdenka's life was forced down an horrific and unexpected path. Sent by... more...

  • The Diary of Samuel Pepysby Samuel Pepys; Richard Le Gallienne; Robert Louis Stevenson

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    The diary which Samuel Pepys kept from January 1660 to May 1669 ...is one of our greatest historical records and... a major work of English literature, writes the renowned historian Paul Johnson. A witness to the coronation of Charles II, the Great Plague of 1665, and the Great Fire of 1666, Pepys chronicled the events of his day. Originally written... more...

  • Springtime in Taranakiby Douglas Stewart

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 11.81

    The story of Douglas Stewart's first twenty-five years until chance and literary ambition conspire to take him to Sydney. more...

  • A Leaf In The Bitter Windby Ting-Xing Ye

    Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 19.95

    One of the best ways to understand history is through eye-witness accounts. Ting-Xing Ye?s riveting first book, A Leaf in the Bitter Wind , is a memoir of growing up in Maoist China. It was an astonishing coming of age through the turbulent years of the Cultural Revolution (1966 - 1974). In the wave of revolutionary fervour, peasants neglected... more...

  • On the Trail of Grant and Leeby Frederick Hill

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    A marvellous book which chronicles the major events in the lives of Ulysses Simpson Grant, 18th American president, and General Robert Edward Lee, a leading figure in the American Civil War. Hill does not present them as awe-inspiring leaders but as human beings one can relate to. He narrates how they achieved greatness by overcoming obstacles through... more...

  • Buffalo Bill on Stageby Sandra Sagala

    University of New Mexico Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    Stunning photographs document "Buffalo Bill" Cody's early years as he led a troupe of traveling actors performing in frontier melodramas across the country. more...

  • A Long Silenceby Sabina De Werth Neu

    Prometheus Books 2011; US$ 11.99

    After more than sixty years, the nightmarish sufferings of so many victims of Germany?s Nazi regime have been documented extensively. Rarely, however, does one hear about the experiences of German children during World War II. Coming of age amidst the chaos, brutality, and destruction of war in their homeland, they had no understanding of what was... more...

  • Barbary Pirateby Greg Bak

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    In 1603 John Ward, a sailor in James VI & I's navy, led a mass desertion, stole a civilian vessel from Portsmouth and defected to the Ottoman Empire at Tunis. From there, his unbridled and brutal piracy saw him become the most infamous and feared privateer of his time, revelling in ill-gotten wealth ashore and finally - in the ultimate rejection of... more...

  • Prophet John Wroeby Edward Green

    The History Press 2013; US$ 27.69

    Prophet John Wroe (1782-1863), found fame through his many predictions, his preaching and the establishment of the Christian Israel Church in the early 1820s. Edward Green places Wroe's life in the context of an industrialised society struggling to find values and needing to believe in themselves as the Chosen People. more...