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  • The Great Wallby John Man

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 16.95

    It is a wonder of the world. Every year, hundreds of thousands of tourists journey to the Great Wall of China, and a myriad of photographs have made it familiar to millions more. Yet its story remains mysterious and steeped in myth. In this riveting account, John Man travels the entire length of the Great Wall and across two millennia to find the... more...

  • How to Lose WWIIby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    How to Lose WWII is an engrossing, fact-filled collection from Bill Fawcett that sheds light on the biggest, and dumbest, screw-ups of the Great War. In the vein of his other phenomenal compendiums of amazing battlefield blunders, How to Lose a Battle and How to Lose a War, Fawcett focuses on some amazing catastrophic missteps of Axis and... more...

  • Access to History: The American Civil War: Causes, Courses and Consequences 1803-1877by Alan Farmer

    Hodder Education 2008; US$ 43.18

    Revised and updated for the 2008 OCR and Edexcel AS and A2 specifications. more...

  • The Artificial Riverby Carol Sheriff

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1997; US$ 16.99

    Winner of Best Manuscript Award from the New York State Historical Association Artificial River reveals the human dimension of the story of the Erie Canal. Carol Sheriff's extensive, innovative archival research shows the varied responses of ordinary people-farmers, businessmen, government officials, tourists, workers-to this major environmental,... more...

  • Iran: Empire of the Mindby Michael Axworthy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 15.98

    Iran often appears in the media as a hostile and difficult country. But beneath the headlines there is a fascinating story of a nation of great intellectual variety and depth, and enormous cultural importance. A nation whose impact has been tremendous, not only on its neighbours in the Middle East but on the world as a whole ? and through ideas and... more...

  • D-Dayby Antony Beevor

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 14.38

    The Normandy Landings that took place on D-Day involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply awesome. What followed them was some of the most cunning and ferocious fighting of the war, at times as savage as anything seen on the Eastern Front. As casualties mounted, so too did the tensions between the... more...

  • IB History: Skills and Practiceby Keely Rogers; Jo Thomas

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 35.20

    This new text targets all the competencies students need in assessment. Building crucial skills like note-taking, effective reading and working with sources, learning is related to each exam paper, strengthening performance. The IA is covered in detail, a more...

  • Executionby Geoffrey Abbott

    St. Martin's Press 2006; US$ 8.99

    In his own darkly humorous style, Geoffrey Abbott describes the instruments used and their effectiveness and reveals the macabre origins of familiar phrases such as "gone west" or "drawn a blank," as well as the jargon of the underworld. He covers everything from the preparation of the victim to the disposal of the body. Execution is everything... more...

  • African Voices of the Global Pastby Trevor R. Getz

    Westview Press 2013; US$ 5.99

    An exploration of major historical developments of global significance?the Atlantic slave trade, industrialization, colonialism, the World Wars, decolonization, and feminism?from the perspectives of Africans who experienced them more...

  • A Memoir of the Warsaw Uprisingby Miron Bialoszewski; Madeline G. Levine

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 17.95

    On August 1, 1944, Miron Bia?oszewski, later to gain renown as one of Poland?s most innovative poets, went out to run an errand for his mother and ran into history. With Soviet forces on the outskirts of Warsaw, the Polish capital revolted against five years of Nazi occupation, an uprising that began in a spirit of heroic optimism. Sixty-three... more...