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- I.B.Tauris 2015; US$ 14.95
Rome, the Eternal City - birthplace of western civilisation and soul of the ancient world - has a history that stretches back two thousand five hundred years. It is also one of the most-visited places in the world, but where does one begin to delve into two millennia of history, culture, art and architecture, whilst also navigating the vibrant modern... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.95
In this landmark work of history, the National Book Award?winning author of American Sphinx explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals?Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison?confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation. The United States was more a fragile... more...
- OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87
Beginning with a discussion of familiar images of the French Revolution, garnered from Dickens, Baroness Orczy, and Tolstoy, Doyle leads the reader to the realization that we are still living with developments of the French Revolution. It destroyed the age-old cultural, institutional and social structures in France and beyond. This book looks at how... more...
- Atria Books 2010; US$ 18.00
Winner of the Bancroft Prize The New York Times Book Review , Editor?s Choice American Heritage, Best of 2009 In this vivid new biography of Abigail Adams, the most illustrious woman of the founding era, Bancroft Award?winning historian Woody Holton offers a sweeping reinterpretation of Adams?s life story and of women?s roles in the creation... more...
- Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19
In the first volume of his long awaited, monumental study of the South's road to disunion, eminent historian William Freehling offers a sweeping political and social history of the antebellum South from 1776 to 1854. All the dramatic events leading to secession are here, and Freehling vividly recounts each crisis, illuminating the many complex issues... more...
- OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 17.99 US$ 15.47
In his new edition of the most authoritative, comprehensive history of the French Revolution of 1789, William Doyle draws on a generation of extensive research and scholarly debate to reappraise the most famous of all revolutions. This volume offers a detailed insight into all aspects of the Revolution; updates for this second edition include a generous... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00
Written by one of the world?s foremost historians of human migration, Peoples and Empires is the story of the great European empires?the Roman, the Spanish, the French, the British?and their colonies, and the back-and-forth between ?us? and ?them,? culture and nature, civilization and barbarism, the center and the periphery. It?s the history of how... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99
Books for All Kinds of Readers ReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Each edition has been optimized for maximum readability, using our patent-pending conversion technology. We are partnering with leading publishers around the globe to create accessible editions of their titles. Our... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 8.99
He was only a Dutch tailor's apprentice, but from 1534 to 1535, Jan van Leyden led a radical sect of persecuted Anabaptists to repeated triumphs over the combined powers of church and state. Revered by his followers as the new David, the charismatic young leader pronounced the northern German city of Muenster a new Zion and crowned himself king.... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 43.25
This study describes and analyses a wide array of initiatives leading to the hunt, by Dutch whalemen, of whales and seals in Arctic waters, the temperate zones of the South Pacific and the waters of the Dutch East Indies during the major part of the nineteenth century (1815-1885) an era neglected so far. more...