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- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available
For about 900 years, from 1000 to 1900, cotton was the world's most important manufacturing industry. It remains a vast business - if all the cotton bales produced in 2013 had been stacked on top of each other they would have made a somewhat unstable tower 40,000 miles high. Sven Beckert's superb new book is a history of the overwhelming role... more...
- Random House 2014; US$ 16.48
The Origins of the Final Solution is the most detailed, careful, and comprehensive analysis to date of the descent of the Nazi persecution of the Jews into mass murder: the Holocaust. Arguing that genocide was not a preconceived plan but rather a discovered possibility, Christopher Browning explains how Hitler's decision to murder the Jews en masse... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2014; US$ 27.26
From one of our master storytellers, author of the bestselling Great Australian Stories , comes another collection of yarns, tall tales, bush legends and colourful characters. Taking us from the deep outback to the glistening sea, they go to the heart of what makes us distinctively Australian. more...
- Barkhuis 2014; US$ 23.50
The focus of this book is the role of Great Britain in the industrial development of Spitsbergen. The primary aim of this study is to explain the British operations on Spitsbergen from a historical international comparative perspective. Hence, the central research question is: What were the driving forces behind the development of the British mining... more...
- NewSouth 2014; US$ 19.99
Andrew Tinks superb book tells the story of Australia in the twentieth century, from Federation to the Sydney 2000 Olympics. A century marked by the trauma of war and the despair of the depression, balanced by extraordinary achievements in sport, science and the arts. A country underpinned by a political system that worked most of the time and... more...
- Potomac Books Inc. 2014; US$ 29.95
World War I has long captured the macabre imagination for the seemingly willful manner in which nations sent their young men to die in droves while fighting over essentially the same patch of land for four long years. The vision of those senseless deaths becomes even harsher and more depraved when we consider how many soldiers were killed by poison... more...
- Frontline Books 2014; US$ 24.50
In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the British Army's victories over the French at battles such as Blenheim in 1704, Minden and Quebec in 1759, and over the Jacobites at Culloden in 1746, were largely credited to its infantry's particularly effective and deadly firepower. For the first time, David Blackmore has gone back to original... more...
- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 9.99
At the outbreak of the Great War, Chester was transformed from a county market town with some nice shops and lots of day-trippers, to a bustling, frantically busy military centre with men and horses everywhere. As they left for the war zones, or to go to other parts of the country for training, the city settled down to the hard work of dealing with... more...
- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 12.99
Winston Churchill described Wingate as a man of genius who might well have become a man of destiny. Tragically, he died in an jungle aircraft crash in 1944. Like his famous kinsman Lawrence of Arabia, Wingate was renowned for being an unorthodox soldier, inclined to reject received patterns of military thought. He was a fundamentalist Christian... more...