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- Pan Macmillan Australia 1999; US$ 11.81
In 1978 Warren Fellows, Paul Hayward and William Sinclair were convicted of heroin trafficking between Thailand and Australia. They were sentenced to life imprisonment in Bangkok's notorious Bang Kwang men's prison, the Bangkok Hilton. For Warren Fellows, it was the beginning of twelve years of hell. The Damage Done takes you behind the bars... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.95
A New York Times Notable Book Empress Dowager Cixi (1835?1908) is the most important woman in Chinese history. She ruled China for decades and brought a medieval empire into the modern age. At the age of sixteen, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as one of the emperor?s numerous concubines. When he died in 1861, their... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2003; US$ 14.09
We know--and love--the story of the American Revolution, from the Declaration of Independence to Cornwallis's defeat. But our first government was a disaster and the country was in a terrible crisis. So when a group of men traveled to Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 to save a nation in danger of collapse, they had no great expectations for the... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 15.50
Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August is a spellbinding history of the fateful first month when Britain went to war. War pressed against every frontier. Suddenly dismayed, governments struggled and twisted to fend it off. It was no use . . . Barbara Tuchman's universally acclaimed, Pulitzer prize-winning account of how the first thirty days... more...
- Beacon Press 2014; US$ 26.95
This maritime history "from below" exposes the history-making power of common sailors, slaves, pirates, and other outlaws at sea in the era of the tall ship. In Outlaws of the Atlantic , award-winning historian Marcus Rediker turns maritime history upside down. He explores the dramatic world of maritime adventure, not from the perspective of... more...
- HarperCollins 2015; US$ 14.99
"Historians may well view it as a step to a coherent new version of American history." ?Eric Foner, New York Times Book Review With an introduction by Anthony Arnove, this updated edition of the classic national bestseller reviews the book?s thirty-five-year history and demonstrates once again why it is a significant contribution to a complete... more...
- Atria Books 2002; US$ 16.00
What does it mean to be a good mother? For career-driven assistant district attorney Nina Frost, the question inspires pangs of guilt familiar to all parents torn by the demands of home and office. But whereas most parents lie awake at night vividly conjuring the worst scenarios that could befall their children in their absence, Nina lives the reality... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95
With the same emotional generosity and effortlessly compelling storytelling that made All Over But the Shoutin? a national bestseller, Rick Bragg continues his personal history of the Deep South. This time he?s writing about his grandfather Charlie Bundrum, a man who died before Bragg was born but left an indelible imprint on the people who loved... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 39.95
Examining international case studies including USA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Laurajane Smith identifies and explores the use of heritage throughout the world. Challenging the idea that heritage value is self-evident, and that things must be preserved because they have an inherent importance, Smith forcefully demonstrates that heritage value... more...