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- Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 10.99
The struggle with Communist terrorists in Malaya known as The Emergency became a textbook example of how to fight a guerrilla war, based on political as much as military means. This book deals with both the campaign fought by British, Commonwealth and other security forces in Malaya against Communist insurgents, between 1948 and 1960, and also the... more...
- Random House 2015; US$ 14.09
**Book of the Week on Radio 4** 'Gripping' The Times 'Exhilarating' Sunday Times In an age when a storm was evidence of God?s wrath, pioneering meteorologists had to fight against convention and religious dogma to realise their ambitions. But buoyed by the achievements of the Enlightenment, a generation of mavericks set out to unlock... more...
- OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
Beginning with a discussion of familiar images of the French Revolution, garnered from Dickens, Baroness Orczy, and Tolstoy, Doyle leads the reader to the realization that we are still living with developments of the French Revolution. It destroyed the age-old cultural, institutional and social structures in France and beyond. This book looks at how... more...
- Atria Books 2010; US$ 18.00
Winner of the Bancroft Prize The New York Times Book Review , Editor?s Choice American Heritage, Best of 2009 In this vivid new biography of Abigail Adams, the most illustrious woman of the founding era, Bancroft Award?winning historian Woody Holton offers a sweeping reinterpretation of Adams?s life story and of women?s roles in the creation... more...
- Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19
In the first volume of his long awaited, monumental study of the South's road to disunion, eminent historian William Freehling offers a sweeping political and social history of the antebellum South from 1776 to 1854. All the dramatic events leading to secession are here, and Freehling vividly recounts each crisis, illuminating the many complex issues... more...
- OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 17.99 US$ 15.47
In his new edition of the most authoritative, comprehensive history of the French Revolution of 1789, William Doyle draws on a generation of extensive research and scholarly debate to reappraise the most famous of all revolutions. This volume offers a detailed insight into all aspects of the Revolution; updates for this second edition include a generous... more...
- Penguin Random House Australia 2011; US$ 13.59
A fascinating insight into Breaker Morant and the question of morality and human life. The question of "The Breaker's" innocence is still being fiercely debated more than a century after Lieutenant Harry Morant and Lieutenant Peter Handcock were shot on a lonely veldt outside Pretoria at dawn on 27 February, 1902, by a British military firing squad.... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 23.99
In this innovative study Michael Bassett, historian and former politician, explores how and why the state became such an active and interventionist player in New Zealand life, developing, subsidising and regulating the economy and protecting citizens from the cradle to the grave. He looks in detail at the many schemes in which a paternalistic government... more...
- University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 15.99
Australians in Papua New Guinea provides a history of the late Australian years in Papua New Guinea through the eyes of 13 Australians and four Papua New Guineans by presenting the experiences of Australians who went to work in Papua New Guinea (PNG) over several decades before the 1970s. This extraordinary book balances expatriates with indigenous... more...