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- Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 16.00
Much of what we know about the greatest medical disaster ever, the Black Plague of the fourteenth century, is wrong. The details of the Plague etched in the minds of terrified schoolchildren -- the hideous black welts, the high fever, and the final, awful end by respiratory failure -- are more or less accurate. But what the Plague really was, and how... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 17.50
List of Illustrations I. How the Lost Key to Ancient Egypt Was Found Again II. The Old and Middle Kingdoms III. The Hyksos IV. The War of Liberation V. The Rise of the Golden Age VI. Western Asia in the Middle of the Second Millennium B.C. VII. The Conquests of Thutmose III VIII. The Golden Age: The Successors of Thutmose III IX. The King... more...
- Verso Books 2011; US$ 19.95
A few months before the 2010 midterms, Newt Gingrich described the socialist infiltration of American government and media as ?even more disturbing than the threats from foreign terrorists.? John Nichols offers an unapologetic retort to the return of red-baiting in American political life?arguing that socialism has a long, proud, American history.... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00
In this vivid and captivating journey through the colors of an artist?s palette, Victoria Finlay takes us on an enthralling adventure around the world and through the ages, illuminating how the colors we choose to value have determined the history of culture itself. How did the most precious color blue travel all the way from remote lapis mines in... more...
- RosettaBooks 2013; US$ 9.99
In 1947, a young William Manchester--the man who would later become a celebrated biographer, historian, and novelist--was working as a reporter for The Baltimore Sun. It was there that he met fellow journalist H.L. Mencken, the influential writer and cofounder of the magazines The American Mercury and The Smart Set. While attending the University... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.44
Lieutenant Richard Sharpe finds himself fighting the ruthless armies of Napoleon Bonaparte as they try to bring the whole of the Iberian Peninsula under their control. Napoleon is advancing fast through northern Portugal, and no one knows whether the small contingent of British troops stationed in Lisbon will stay to fight or sail back to England.... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2003; US$ 18.00
Hillary Rodham Clinton is known to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Yet few beyond her close friends and family have ever heard her account of her extraordinary journey. She writes with candor, humor and passion about her upbringing in suburban, middle-class America in the 1950s and her transformation from Goldwater Girl to student... more...
- The Floating Press 1920; US$ 5.99
The Book of the Dead is the title now commonly given to the great collection of funerary texts which the ancient Egyptian scribes composed for the benefit of the dead. These consist of spells and incantations, hymns and litanies, magical formulae and names, words of power and prayers, and they are found cut or painted on walls of pyramids and tombs,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00
The reigning master of grand historical fiction returns with the stirring conclusion to his bestselling Dublin Saga. The Princes of Ireland , the first volume of Edward Rutherfurd?s magisterial epic of Irish history, ended with the disastrous Irish revolt of 1534 and the disappearance of the sacred Staff of Saint Patrick. The Rebels of Ireland... more...