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  • Lyndon Johnson's Warby Michael H. Hunt

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 7.39

    The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics. Using newly available documents from both American and Vietnamese archives, Hunt reinterprets the values, choices, misconceptions, and miscalculations that shaped the long process of American intervention in Southeast... more...

  • The History of the Franksby Gregory of Tours; Lewis Thorpe

    Penguin Books Ltd 1974; US$ 21.14

    Written following the collapse of Rome's secular control over western Europe, the History of Gregory (c. AD 539-594) is a fascinating exploration of the events that shaped sixth-century France. This volume contains all ten books from the work, the last seven of which provide an in-depth description of Gregory's own era, in which he played an important... more...

  • Six Records of a Floating Lifeby Shen Fu; Chiang Su-Hui; Leonard Pratt; Chiang Su-Hui; Leonard Pratt

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 12.68

    Six Records of a Floating Life (1809) is an extraordinary blend of autobiography, love story and social document written by a man who was educated as a scholar but earned his living as a civil servant and art dealer. In this intimate memoir, Shen Fu recounts the domestic and romantic joys of his marriage to YŁn, the beautiful and artistic girl he fell... more...

  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval Englandby Ian Mortimer

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.09

    The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there... Imagine you could travel back to the fourteenth century. What would you see, and hear, and smell? Where would you stay? What are you going to eat? And how are you going to test to see if you are going down with the plague? In The Time Traveller's Guide Ian Mortimer's radical... more...

  • Naples in the Time of Cholera, 1884?1911by Frank M. Snowden

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 50.00 US$ 41.00

    This 1995 book is a medical and social history of Italy's largest city during the cholera edipemics of 1884 and 1910?11. more...

  • History for the IB Diploma: Interwar Years: Conflict and Cooperation 1919?39by Allan Todd; Jean Bottaro; Sally Waller

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00 US$ 13.12

    An exciting series that covers selected topics from the Higher Level options in the IB History syllabus. more...

  • Magic in the Middle Agesby Richard Kieckhefer

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 16.00 US$ 13.12

    A fascinating study of natural and demonic magic within the broad context of medieval culture. more...

  • The Crime and the Silenceby Anna Bikont

    Random House 2015; US$ 14.09

    Winner of the European Book Prize 'A masterpiece' Jan T. Gross 'Terrifying and necessary' Julian Barnes 'Scrupulously objective and profoundly personal' Kate Atkinson On 10 July 1941 a horrifying crime was committed in the small Polish town of Jedwadbne. Early in the afternoon, the town?s Jewish population ? hundreds of men, women... more...

  • A Secret History of the IRAby Ed Moloney

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 18.32

    For decades the British and Irish had 'got used to' a situation without parallel in Europe: a cold, ferocious, persistent campaign of bombing and terror of extraordinary duration and inventiveness. At the heart of that campaign lies one man: GerryAdams. From the outbreak of the troubles to the present day he has been an immensely influential figure.... more...

  • The Arabsby Eugene Rogan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 18.32

    Eugene Rogan has written an authoritative new history of the Arabs in the modern world. Starting with the Ottoman conquests in the sixteenth century, this landmark book follows the story of the Arabs through the era of European imperialism and the Superpower rivalries of the Cold War, to the present age of unipolar American power. Drawing on the writings... more...