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  • Travels in England and Fragmenta Regaliaby Sir Robert Naunton

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    England at the time of Queen Elizabeth I is depicted here through the eyes of great scholars. In “Travels in England”, Hentzner expresses his awe at the concise working of the government. In the second piece titled “Fragmenta Regalia”, Naunton expresses his views on the men of court. The books were edited together in 1797 and bring... more...

  • An African Slaving Port and the Atlantic Worldby Mariana Candido

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 79.00

    Traces the history and development of the port of Benguela, on the coast of Africa, from the early seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth century. more...

  • A Brief History of the Hundred Years Warby Desmond Seward

    Constable & Robinson 2013; US$ 13.11

    For over a hundred years England repeatedly invaded France on the pretext that her kings had a right to the French throne. France was a large, unwieldy kingdom, England was small and poor, but for the most part she dominated the war, sacking towns and castles and winning battles - including such glorious victories as Crecy, Poitiers and Agincourt,... more...

  • King Leopold's Ghostby Adam Hochschild

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 15.95

    In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber, brutalized its people, and ultimately slashed its population by ten million--all the while shrewdly... more...

  • I Dare Say: Inside Stories of the World's Most Powerful Speechesby Ferdie Addis

    Readers Digest 2012; US$ 14.99

    Sticks and stones may break bones, but words can inspire an angry mob to pick up those clubs in the first place. This collection of fifty speeches reveals how men and women throughout the ages changed the course of history. Featuring classical orators, wartime heroes, and contemporary icons, from Elizabeth I to Abraham Lincoln, from Margaret Thatcher... more...

  • Pocahontas, Powhatan, Opechancanoughby Helen C. Rountree

    University of Virginia Press 2006; US$ 18.50

    Pocahontas may be the most famous Native American who ever lived, but during the settlement of Jamestown, and for two centuries afterward, the great chiefs Powhatan and Opechancanough were the subjects of considerably more interest and historical documentation than the young woman. It was Opechancanough who captured the foreign captain "Chawnzmit"?John Smith.... more...

  • America's Jubileeby Andrew Burstein

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.95

    In America's Jubilee distinguished historian Andrew Burstein presents an engrossing narrative that takes us back to a pivotal year in American history, 1826, when the reins of democracy were being passed from the last Revolutionary War heroes to a new generation of leaders. Through brilliant sketches of selected individuals and events, Burstein... more...

  • The Renaissanceby Walter Pater

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    The era now referred to as the Renaissance represented an unparalleled blossoming of art and culture. Take a tour of the period through the imagination of Walter Pater, one of England's most renowned art historians and critics. In this volume, Pater turns his attention to a series of Renaissance masterpieces in visual art and literature. An informative... more...

  • Electric Edenby Rob Young

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 25.99

    A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 title In the late 1960s, with popular culture hurtling forward on the sounds of rock music, some brave musicians looked back instead, trying to recover the lost treasures of English roots music and update them for the new age. The records of Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Steeleye Span, and Nick Drake... more...

  • IB History of Europe and the Middle Eastby Mariam Habibi; Peyman Jafari; Richard Jones-Nerzic

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 44.19

    For students of IB Diploma Programme who have chosen History of Europe and the Middle East as 1 of 5 optional IB topics at higher level history and those who would like an excellent history of Europe and the Middle East from 1750. Designed for Option 5 for IB Higher Level History, this book will provide students with in-depth material for 7 of the... more...