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- HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 22.17
One woman. Two husbands. Four trials. One bloody execution. The last woman hanged in NSW. In January 1889, Louisa Collins, a 41-year-old mother of ten children, became the first woman hanged at Darlinghurst Gaol and the last woman hanged in New South Wales. Both of Louisa's husbands died suddenly. the Crown was convinced that Louisa poisoned them... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
When the United States entered the Gilded Age after the Civil War, argues cultural historian Christopher Benfey, the nation lost its philosophical moorings and looked eastward to ?Old Japan,? with its seemingly untouched indigenous culture, for balance and perspective. Japan, meanwhile, was trying to reinvent itself as a more cosmopolitan, modern state,... more...
- The Floating Press 1841; US$ 4.99
Nobody has ever detailed history's most ruthless rulers and tyrants with as much flair and passion as French writer Alexandre Dumas. This gripping exposition of the Borgias, the Italian clan that earned notoriety as one of the world's most power-hungry and corrupt families, is a pulse-pounding read that fans of the true crime genre will find... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95
George S. Patton Jr. was the iconic American field commander of World War II, and widely regarded as the US Army's finest practitioner of mechanized warfare. This title examines Patton's colorful life and leadership in three wars, with a concentration on his command in World War II. Despite his ability, Patton was thoroughly reviled by most GIs, partly... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57
Plague was the most deadly disease across Europe for more than four hundred years after the onset of the Black Death in the 1340s. Because of the number of its victims, the foulness of the disease, the disruption which it caused and the literature which it generated, plague has cast a very long shadow, and its reputation is such that it still makes... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 18.95
Tibet, ?the roof of the world,? had been aloof and at peace for most of its 2,100 years. But in 1932, the Thirteenth Dalai Lama, in his final testament, warned: ?It may happen that here, in the center of Tibet, religion and government will be attacked both from without and from within.? By the time his successor was enthroned in 1950, the Chinese occupation... more...
- Open Road Media 2014; US$ 7.99
This is the story of the San Francisco earthquake of 1906: It contains never before published documents of the insurance companies, the military, and the Red Cross to tear away the myths and expose the real villains and heroes The last big earthquake in the United States came at 5:13 a.m. on April 18, 1906, in San Francisco. No one knows when the... more...