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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95
While imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp, Simon Wiesenthal was taken one day from his work detail to the bedside of a dying member of the SS. Haunted by the crimes in which he had participated, the soldier wanted to confess to--and obtain absolution from--a Jew. Faced with the choice between compassion and justice, silence and truth, Wiesenthal... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.00
Los Angeles Times Dark Continent provides an alternative history of the twentieth century, one in which the triumph of democracy was anything but a forgone conclusion and fascism and communism provided rival political solutions that battled and sometimes triumphed in an effort to determine the course the continent would take. Mark Mazower strips... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 20.99
The behind-the-scenes story of the world?s most famous palace, painting a picture of the way its residents truly lived and examining the palace?s legacy, from French history through today The story of Versailles is one of historical drama, under the last three kings of France?s old regime, mixed with the high camp and glamour of the European... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95
This lively and elegant book by the acclaimed historian Jonathan D. Spence reconstructs an extraordinary epsiode in the early intercourse between China and Europe. It is the story of John Hu, a lowly but devout Chinese Catholic who in 1722 accompanied a Jesuit missionary on a journey to France?a journey that ended with Hu's confinement in a lunatic... more...
- Random House 2011; US$ 15.98
The Allied assault on Normandy beaches was an almost flawless success, but it was to take three months of bitter fighting before the German defence of Normandy finally collapsed and Paris was liberated. In this masterly and highly individual account of that struggle, the reader is subjected to the gruelling ordeals confronted by the combatants... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 9.99
A grunt?s-eye report from the battlefield in the spirit of The Red Badge of Courage and All Quiet on the Western Front? the only known account by a common soldier of the campaigns of Napoleon?s Grand Army between 1806 and 1813. When eighteen-year-old German stonemason Jakob Walter was conscripted into the Grand Army of Napoleon, he had no idea... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2012; US$ 15.45
Rich in detail and atmosphere and told in vivid prose, Tudors recounts the transformation of England from a settled Catholic country to a Protestant superpower. It is the story of Henry VIII's cataclysmic break with Rome, and his relentless pursuit of both the perfect wife and the perfect heir; of how the brief reign of the teenage king, Edward... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 79.00
Pioneering collection of essays contributing to the history of philosophy and also to the contemporary debate about what philosophy is. more...