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  • The Devil In The White Cityby Erik Larson

    Transworld 2010; US$ 14.16

    The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and its amazing 'White City' was one of the wonders of the world. This is the incredible story of its realization, and of the two men whose fates it linked: one was an architect, the other a serial killer. The architect was Daniel H. Burnham, the driving force behind the White City, the massive, visionary... more...

  • Catherine Parrby Susan James

    The History Press 2010; US$ 18.94

    Married at seventeen to the grandson of a confirmed lunatic and widowed at twenty, Catherine Parr chose a Yorkshire lord twice her age as her second husband. Caught up in the turbulent terrors of the Pilgrimage of Grace in 1536, she was captured by northern rebels, held hostage and suffered violence at their hands. more...

  • American Lionby Jon Meacham

    Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    Andrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency. Beloved and hated, venerated and reviled, Andrew Jackson was an orphan who fought his way to the pinnacle of power, bending the nation to his will in the cause of democracy.... more...

  • Strange Bloomsby Jennifer Potter

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 14.57

    In seventeenth-century Britain, a new breed of 'curious' gardeners were pushing at the frontiers of knowledge and new plants were stealing into Europe from East and West. John Tradescant and his son were at the vanguard of this change - as gardeners, as collectors and above all as exemplars of an age that began in wonder and ended with the dawning... more...

  • A Very Personal Warby James Hamilton-Paterson

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 20.40

    A Very Personal War , first published in 1971, was James Hamilton-Paterson's first non-fiction book, and though out of print for many years it retains its force and relevance today. 'In 1969 my agent called me into his office to meet a mysterious man who wanted his story told. He was Cornelius Hawkridge, who had escaped from Hungary during the... more...

  • Henry Ford: pocket GIANTSby David Long

    The History Press 2014; US$ 10.19

    Why is Henry Ford a giant? Because he put the world on wheels. Henry Ford did not invent the motor car, nor for all the claims did he invent the assembly line or mass production. But more than anyone before or since he is remembered as the man who almost singlehandedly took an expensive contraption of doubtful utility and recast it as a machine which... more...

  • Cliveby Robert Harvey

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    The real-life story of Robert Clive would be judged as wildly implausible if it came from the pen of a novelist. Clive of India was one of the most extraordinary and colorful figures Britain ever produced. The founder of Britain's Indian empire, he was also Britain's first great guerrilla fighter by the age of twenty-seven, conqueror of Bengal at... more...

  • America's Boyby James Hamilton-Paterson

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 18.94

    In 1986 the overthrow of Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos by Cory Aquino's 'People Power' revolution focused global attention on the Philippines. Western media took their lead from the US, and the untrammelled denigration of the fleeing dictator and his wife served to tarnish the Philippines more generally. James Hamilton-Paterson, who knew the Philippines... more...

  • Mercatorby Nicholas Crane

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 8.99

    An enthralling biography of the man who created the first real map of the world and changed civilization Born at the dawn of the age of discovery, Gerhard Mercator lived in an era of formidable intellectual and scientific advances. At the center of these developments were the cartographers who painstakingly pieced together the evidence to create... more...

  • A World Elsewhereby Sigrid MacRae

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    The extraordinary love story of an American blueblood and a German aristocrat?and a riveting tale of survival in wartime Germany Sigrid MacRae never knew her father, until a trove of letters revealed not only him, but also the singular story of her parents? intercontinental love affair. While visiting Paris in 1927, her American mother, Aimée,... more...