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- Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 64.00 US$ 52.48
Despite its written literature, ancient Greece was in many ways an oral society. This is the first major attempt to study the implications of this view. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 12.68
'This is a very personal book, about being alone and lost'. In 1975 Kapuscinski's employers sent him to Angola to cover the civil war that had broken out after independence. For months he watched as Luanda and then the rest of the country collapsed into a civil war that was in the author's words 'sloppy, dogged and cruel'. In his account, Kapuscinski... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 14.09
The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there... Imagine you could travel back to the fourteenth century. What would you see, and hear, and smell? Where would you stay? What are you going to eat? And how are you going to test to see if you are going down with the plague? In The Time Traveller's Guide Ian Mortimer's radical... more...
- The O'Brien Press 2012; US$ 11.65
In 1631 Barbary pirates kidnapped the inhabitants of Baltimore, West Cork in a daring night time raid. Only two of them ever returned. Here is the story of their kidnap, sale in the slave markets of Algiers and the political fallout from the attack. more...
- OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.73
Arrian's account of Alexander's life and campaigns, published as the Anabasis and its companion piece the Indica, is our prime source for the history of Alexander, told with great narrative skill. This edition features a new translation of both texts, introduction, notes, guide to military systems and terminology, maps and a full index. more...
- Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52
A comprehensive, transnational account of the social and cultural history of the First World War. more...
- Ohio University Press 2012; US$ 24.00
In nineteenth-century London, a clubbable man was a fortunate man, indeed. The Reform, the Athenaeum, the Travellers, the Carlton, the United Service are just a few of the gentlemen?s clubs that formed the exclusive preserve known as ?clubland? in Victorian London?the City of Clubs that arose during the Golden Age of Clubs. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.09
In Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes , Virginia Nicholson tells the story of women in the 1950s : a time before the Pill, when divorce spelled scandal and two-piece swimsuits caused mass alarm. Turn the page back to the mid-twentieth century, and discover a world peopled by women with radiant smiles, clean pinafores and gleaming coiffures; a promised... more...