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  • 1788by David Hill

    Random House Australia 2010; US$ 13.23

    An extraordinary narrative history of the First Fleet, by the bestselling author of The Forgotten Children . Never before or since has there been an experiment quite as bold as this. Set against the backdrop of Georgian England with its peculiar mix of elegance, prosperity, progress and squalor, the story of the First Fleet is one of courage, of... more...

  • The Decline And Fall Of The British Empireby Piers Brendon

    Random House 2010; US$ 20.78

    No empire has been larger or more diverse than the British Empire. At its apogee in the 1930s, 42 million Britons governed 500 million foreign subjects. Britannia ruled the waves and a quarter of the earth's surface was painted red on the map. Yet no empire (except the Russian) disappeared more swiftly. Within a generation this mighty structure... more...

  • Lost White Tribesby Riccardo Orizio; Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.98

    Over three hundred years ago the first European colonialists set foot in Africa, Asia and the Caribbean to found permanent outposts of the great empires. This epic migration continued until after World War II when these tropical outposts became independent black nations, and the white colonials were forced, or chose, to return home. Some of these... more...

  • Empireby Niall Ferguson

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 19.99

    A splendid history.... If Americans want to be convinced of the benefits of empire, as well as apprised of its costs, they need merely pick up Ferguson's dazzling book.- Weekly Standard more...

  • The Kaiser's Holocaustby Casper Erichsen; David Olusoga

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57

    The unknown story of the genocide of the Herero and Nama peoples in Germany's forgotten African Empire -- an atrocity that foreshadowed the Nazi genocides forty years later. more...

  • Empireby Jeremy Paxman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.98

    The influence of the British Empire is everywhere, from the very existence of the United Kingdom to the ethnic composition of our cities. It affects everything, from Prime Ministers' decisions to send troops to war to the adventurers we admire. From the sports we think we're good at to the architecture of our buildings; the way we travel to the way... more...

  • Ochre and Rustby Philip Jones

    Wakefield Press 2010; US$ 19.95

    Ochre and Rust takes nine Aboriginal and colonial artefacts from their museum shelves, and positions them at the centre of these gripping, poignant tales set in the heart of Australia's frontier zone. more...

  • A History of Modern Africaby Richard J. Reid

    Wiley 2011; US$ 44.95

    Updated and revised to emphasise long-term perspectives on current issues facing the continent, the new 2 nd Edition of A History of Modern Africa recounts the full breadth of Africa's political, economic, and social history over the past two centuries. Adopts a long-term approach to current issues, stressing the importance of nineteenth-century... more...

  • From the Ruins of Empireby Pankaj Mishra

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 18.99

    A surprising, gripping narrative depicting the thinkers whose ideas shaped contemporary China, India, and the Muslim world A little more than a century ago, as the Japanese navy annihilated the giant Russian one at the Battle of Tsushima, original thinkers across Asia, working independently, sought to frame a distinctly Asian intellectual... more...

  • The Old Regime and the Haitian Revolutionby Malick W. Ghachem

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    A provocative history of Haiti up to 1804, when Haitians became the first formerly enslaved people to overthrow a colonial slaveholding power. more...