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- The History Press 2015; US$ 26.24
As night fell in Picardy on Thursday 24 October 1415, Henry V and his English troops, worn down by their long march after the taking of Harfleur and diminished by the dysentery they had suffered there, can little have dreamt that the battle of the next day would give them one of the most complete victories ever won. Anne Curry's startling new history... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 10.19
Nelson Mandela's place in history is secure: he was one of the best known prisoners in the world even before his election as the first president of post-apartheid South Africa; secondly, he became a global icon, an elder statesman, with a degree of moral authority matched by very few. Coming to terms with a dizzying sequence of roles, this biography... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 29.17
In 1415, Henry V's English invasion force was carried across the Channel by 1500 ships and boats, eventually to fight at Agincourt. Henry V built the Jesus, the first ship of 1000 tons, followed by the Grace Dieu of 1400 tons. Why didn't the French stop him at sea? Henry V (1413-1422) conquered Normandy and forced the French king to accept him as heir... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 29.17
The 1917 Palestine campaign saw Britain's Armed forces rise from defeat to achieve stunning victory. After two failed attacks on Gaza using tactics employed on the Western Front, a new commander was appointed. General Allenby reinvigorated the Army and led it to stunning success in the Third Battle of Gaza. This offensive would see an innovative use... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57
Being a housewife in the 1950s was quite different to today. Women were expected to create a spotless home, delicious meals and an inviting bedroom. From the perils of 'courting' to the inevitable list of wedding gifts to the household tips that any self-respecting new wife should know, A 1950s Housewife collects heartwarming personal anecdotes from... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 48.00
In June 1983 Margaret Thatcher won the biggest increase in a government's Parliamentary majority in British electoral history. Over the next four years, as Charles Moore relates in this central volume of his uniquely authoritative biography, Britain's first woman prime minister changed the course of her country's history and that of the world, often... more...
- Random House Australia 2015; US$ 23.26
The extraordinary true story of a secret forty-year friendship between two women who should have been bitter enemies. One: the beautiful Raymonda Tawil, the mother-in-law of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat. The other: Ruth Dayan, widow of General Moshe Dayan, the most celebrated Jewish general since Joshua and the man who spent much of his military... more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2015; US$ 11.99
For a century now, Bali has been the subject of a beautiful mythology created by movies and music, but there are few factual accounts of its transformation from besieged peasant colony to booming tourist mecca. Its a tale begging to be told: a story of survival in the face of genocide, natural disaster, terrorism, cultural imperialism and corruption... more...