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  • Ecological Imperialismby Alfred W. Crosby

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 28.00

    The second edition of this classic work that evaluates the ecological reasons for European expansion. more...

  • Egyptian Myth: A Very Short Introductionby Geraldine Pinch

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 7.99

    The complex world of Egyptian myth is clearly illuminated in this fascinating new approach to ancient Egypt. Geraldine Pinch explores the cultural and historical background behind a wide variety of sources and objects, from Cleopatra's Needle and Tutankhamun's golden statue, to a story on papyrus of the gods misbehaving. What did they mean, and how... more...

  • Afro-Latin America, 1800-2000by George Reid Andrews

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 13.99

    While the rise and abolition of slavery and ongoing race relations are central themes of the history of the United States, the African diaspora actually had a far greater impact on Latin and Central America. More than ten times as many Africans came to Spanish and Portuguese America as the United States. In this, the first history of the African diaspora... more...

  • The Wild Frontierby Pierre Berton

    Doubleday Canada 2012; US$ 17.50

    Canada?s wild frontier ? a land unsettled and unknown, a land of appalling obstacles and haunting beauty ? comes to life through seven remarkable individuals, including John Jewitt, the young British seaman who became a slave to the Nootka Indians; Dr. Wilfred Grenfell, the eccentric missionary; Sam Steele, the most famous of all Mounted Policemen;... more...

  • The Suspicions of Mr. Whicherby Kate Summerscale

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2008; US$ 10.99

    The fascinating story of a famous Victorian murder case - and the notorious detective who solved it more...

  • Voices of a People's History of the United States, 10th Anniversary Editionby Howard Zinn; Anthony Arnove

    Seven Stories Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Selected testimonies to living history?speeches, letters, poems, songs?offered by the people who make history happen, but are often left out of history books: women, workers, nonwhites. Featuring introductions to the original texts by Howard Zinn.  New voices featured in this 10th Anniversary Edition include Chelsea Manning, speaking after her 35-year... more...

  • The Historiesby Herodotus

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.50

    Herodotus is not only the father of the art and the science of historical writing but also one of the Western tradition's most compelling storytellers. In tales such as that of Gyges?who murders Candaules, the king of Lydia, and unsurps his throne and his marriage bed, thereby bringing on, generations later, war with the Persians?he laid bare the... more...

  • The Scramble For Africaby Thomas Pakenham

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; US$ 12.99

    In 1880 the continent of Africa was largely unexplored by Europeans. Less than thirty years later, only Liberia and Ethiopia remained unconquered by them. The rest - 10 million square miles with 110 million bewildered new subjects - had been carved up by five European powers (and one extraordinary individual) in the name of Commerce, Christianity,... more...

  • Maps and Civilizationby Norman J. W. Thrower

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 30.00

    In this concise introduction to the history of cartography, Norman J. W. Thrower charts the intimate links between maps and history from antiquity to the present day. A wealth of illustrations, including the oldest known map and contemporary examples made using Geographical Information Systems (GIS), illuminate the many ways in which various human... more...

  • The Seabiscuit Storyby John McEvoy

    Eclipse Press 2003; US$ 9.99

    Using firsthand accounts of Seabiscuit's life and racing career as reported in the pages of The Blood-Horse magazine, The Seabiscuit Story tells the amazing rags-to-riches story of this 1930s horse racing phenomenon. Actual accounts of Seabiscuit’s rise to fame start with his first victory in a stakes race at age two, his success under new... more...