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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 29.95
The diary as Anne Frank wrote it. At last, in a new translation, this definitive edition contains entries about Anne's burgeoning sexuality and confrontations with her mother that were cut from previous editions. Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl is among the most enduring documents of the twentieth century. Since its publication in 1947,... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 20.99
Succinct, with a brace of original documents following each chapter, Christopher J. Olsen's The American Civil War is the ideal introduction to American history's most famous, and infamous, chapter. Covering events from 1850 and the mounting political pressures to split the Union into opposing sections, through the four years of bloodshed and waning... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 18.99
A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 title Virtually all human societies were once organized tribally, yet over time most developed new political institutions which included a central state that could keep the peace and uniform laws that applied... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 22.00
Twenty-five years after its initial publication, The Making of the Atomic Bomb remains the definitive history of nuclear weapons and the Manhattan Project. From the turn-of-the-century discovery of nuclear energy to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan, Richard Rhodes?s Pulitzer Prize-winning book details the science, the people, and the socio-political... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.27
The acclaimed Science of Discworld centred around an original Pratchett story about the Wizards of Discworld. In it they accidentally witnessed the creation and evolution of our universe, a plot which was interleaved with a Cohen & Stewart non-fiction narrative about Big Science . In The Science of Discworld II our authors join forces again to... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 15.50
In the middle of Europe, in the middle of the twentieth century, the Nazi and Soviet regimes murdered fourteen million people in the bloodlands between Berlin and Moscow. In a twelve-year-period, in these killing fields - today's Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Western Russia and the eastern Baltic coast - an average of more than one million citizens were... more...
- Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 82.99 US$ 71.37
The subject of this book is the Western astronomical tradition from ancient Babylonia to the European Renaissance, with special emphasis on the Greek period. Throughout the book two questions recur: what evidence permits us to reconstruct the astronomy of the ancient past? How was astronony actually practiced? The book is meticulously documented and... more...
- Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95
Modern translations of three classic works of Zen & Bushido In Soul of the Samurai respected author and translator Thomas Cleary reveals the true essence of Bushido or Zen warrior teachings according to 17th-century Japanese samurai master Yagyu Munenori and his Zen teacher Takuan Soho. The three works of Zen Bushido translated in Soul of the... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 12.99
PLAYING CARDS IN CAIRO is a fly-on-the-wall account - like THE BOOKSELLER OF KABUL - of life (for western readers) in a strange and exotic environment. Hugh Miles lives in Cairo and is engaged to an Egyptian woman. Twice a week he plays cards with a small group of Arab, Muslim women and through this medium he explores their lives in modern Cairo, the... more...
- HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.24
A riveting story of American fighting men, Outlaw Platoon is Lieutenant Sean Parnell?s stunning personal account of the legendary U.S. Army?s 10th Mountain Division?s heroic stand in the mountains of Afghanistan. Acclaimed for its vivid, poignant, and honest recreation of sixteen brutal months of nearly continuous battle in the deadly Hindu Kesh,... more...