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- Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 16.00
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- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 22.95
They were abolitionists, speculators, slave owners, government officials, and occasional politicians. They were observers of the anxieties and dramas of empire. And they were from one family. The Inner Life of Empires tells the intimate history of the Johnstones--four sisters and seven brothers who lived in Scotland and around the globe in the fast-changing... more...
- Basic Books 2008; US$ 27.99
Bound for Antarctica, where polar explorer Ernest Shackleton planned to cross on foot the last uncharted continent, the Endurance set sail from England in August 1914. In January 1915, after battling its way for six weeks through a thousand miles of pack ice and only a day?s sail short of its destination, the Endurance became locked in an island... more...
- Saqi 2012; US$ 20.40
Suleiman the Magnificent, most glorious of the Ottoman sultans, kept Europe atremble for nearly half a century. In a few years he led his army as far as the gates of Vienna, made himself master of the Mediterranean and established his court in Baghdad. Faced with this redoubtable champion, who regarded it as his duty to extend the boundaries of Islam... more...
- Wings Press 2012; US$ 14.99
More than a memoir of personal and political achievements, this volume chronicles a family's development from Mexican immigrants to American leaders. Written in an authentic and unique voice, this book describes how the author's Mexican parents, Apolinar and Sixta, instilled a love of learning, a desire to excel, and a commitment to community in their... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 26.00
Part of the Jewish Encounters series The first general-interest biography of the legendary editor of the Jewish Daily Forward , the newspaper of Yiddish-speaking immigrants that inspired, educated, and entertained millions of readers; helped redefine journalism during its golden age; and transformed American culture. Already a noted journalist... more...
- 30 Degrees South Publishers 2008; US$ 12.50
Kevin Woods was sentenced to death in Zimbabwe and jailed for twenty years by Robert Mugabe. For more than five years of his detention he was held in the shadow of Mugabes gallows, cut off from the world, naked and in solitary confinement. He had been a senior member of Mugabes dreaded Central Intelligence Organization, the CIO, and was... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2005; US$ 16.00
"Bradford?s zest for this era is contagious." ? USA Today "A lively view of Lucrezia, capturing the glamour and tragedy of her story." ? The Wall Street Journal "This is also a tender and intimate account of a misunderstood and passionate woman." ?Elle more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1992; US$ 18.99
At the height of Ronald Reagan's popularity in July 1986, Time magazine wrote glowingly of how he had "found America's sweet spot." Reagan seemed a "magician who carries a bright, ideal America like a holograph in his mind and projects its image in the air." Not since the rhapsody about "Camelot" that surrounded... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 13.50
In relating the story of his life on the island of Deshima and in the port of Yokohama during the late 1850s, Dutch merchant C. T. Assendelft de Coningh provides both an unprecedented eyewitness account of daily life in the Japanese treaty ports and a unique perspective on the economic, military, and political forces the Western imperial powers brought... more...