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- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
Rights of Man (1787), by Thomas Paine, posits that popular political revolution is permissible when a government does not safeguard its people, their natural rights, and their national interests. It defends the French Revolution against Edmund Burke's anti-democratic attack upon popular government in Reflections on the Revolution in France (1790).... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 29.95
The diary as Anne Frank wrote it. At last, in a new translation, this definitive edition contains entries about Anne's burgeoning sexuality and confrontations with her mother that were cut from previous editions. Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl is among the most enduring documents of the twentieth century. Since its publication in 1947,... more...
- Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 27.99
Praise for the original edition: "A haunting chorus of voices, a moving deeply disturbing evocation of an era." ?San Francisco Chronicle "Myra MacPherson?s book belongs with the best of the works on Vietnam, and there has been no better body of war literature that I know of." ?Joseph Heller "A brilliant and necessary book... this stunning depiction... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 11.20
Average Americans Were the True Framers of the Constitution Woody Holton upends what we think we know of the Constitution's origins by telling the history of the average Americans who challenged the framers of the Constitution and forced on them the revisions that produced the document we now venerate. The framers who gathered in Philadelphia... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 12.99
The SBS was first into battle a month before the SAS in the Falklands War and again in the Gulf War, yet hitherto it is the SAS that has had by far the higher profile. The SBS draws its manpower solely from the Marine Commando Units, and the Royal Marines are the oldest and most battle-honoured regiment in the world. FIRST INTO ACTION is the first... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 10.01
When Ross Perot, millionaire head of the Dallas-based company EDS, discovered that two of his key men had been jailed in Iran, he turned to the one person who could help. Colonel 'Bull' Simons, famed World War II and Vietnam commando, agreed to do what the US government would not - go in and get the men out. On Wings of Eagles is the gripping account... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.50
'Expresses an infectious sense of wonder at the uniqueness of our species; it is hard not to be affected by his enthusiasm' Sunday Times What explains the staggering diversity of cultures in the world? Why are there so many languages, even within small areas? Why do we rejoice in rituals and wrap ourselves in flags? In Wired for Culture Mark Pagel,... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2002; US$ 11.90
The astonishing, hitherto unknown truths about a disease that transformed the United States at its birth A horrifying epidemic of smallpox was sweeping across the Americas when the American Revolution began, and yet we know almost nothing about it. Elizabeth A. Fenn is the first historian to reveal how deeply variola affected the outcome of... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2012; US$ 11.19
A riveting historical narrative of the shocking events surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the follow-up to mega-bestselling author Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln More than a million readers have thrilled to Bill O'Reilly's Killing Lincoln , the page-turning work of nonfiction about the shocking assassination that changed... more...