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- Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 11.27
A book as rich and sprawling as the seductive metropolis it evokes, Rio de Janeiro builds a kaleidoscopic portrait of this city of extremes, and its history of conflict and corruption. Award-winning novelist, ex-government minister and sociologist, Luiz Eduardo Soares tells the story of Rio through the everyday lives of its people: gangsters and... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 18.32
Unlike France and England, Spain has not been dominated by its capital, and the focus of its history shifts from city to city over the centuries, illuminating different features of the country's past. Toledo, Cordoba, Seville and Madrid have at various times managed to establish a political and cultural supremacy, Cadiz and Barcelona dominated the... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 8.99
A lively and accessible history of Athens's rise to greatness, from one of the foremost classical historians. The definitive account of Athens in the age of Pericles, Christian Meier's gripping study begins with the Greek triumph over Persia at the Battle of Salamis, one of the most significant military victories in history. Meier shows how that... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 29.95
The Restless City: A Short History of New York from Colonial Times to the Present is a short, lively history of the world?s most exciting and diverse metropolis. It shows how New York?s perpetual struggles for power, wealth, and status exemplify the vigor, creativity, resilience, and influence of the nation?s premier urban center. The updated... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 62.95
Looking at the globalization, urban regeneration, arts events and cultural spectacles, this book considers a city not until now included in the global city debate. Divided into five parts, each preceded by an editorial introduction, this book is an interdisciplinary study of an iconic city, a city facing conflicting social, political and cultural... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 15.00
An American journalist based in Paris since 1986, David Downie has written about European culture, food and travel for magazines and newspapers worldwide. He was a Paris correspondent for Salon.com, Departures, Appellation, and Art & Antiques, and has contributed to epicurious.com, concierge.com and many other websites. Currently he is a European correspondent... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 14.09
A magnet for trade and travellers from all over the world, stylish, cosmopolitan Amsterdam is a city of dreams and nightmares, of grand civic architecture and legendary beauty, but also of civil wars, bloody religious purges, and the tragedy of Anne Frank. In this fascinating examination of the city's soul, part history, part travel guide, Geert... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00
?It's a wonderful book . . . [Montefiore] really tries to tell you what the life of the city has been like . . . why it means so much to everyone and why it?s so spectacular. You fall in love with the city and it breaks your heart that people can?t make peace over it, because it?s a treasure.? ?President Bill Clinton, #1 holiday book pick on the... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 19.73
London's suburbs may stretch for well over 600 square miles, but in historical accounts of the capital they tend to take something of a back seat. In Greater London , historian Nick Barratt places them firmly centre stage, tracing their journey from hamlets and villages far out in the open countryside to fully fledged urban enclaves, simultaneously... more...