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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 17.99
An environmental History of California during the Gold Rush Between 1849 and 1874 almost $1 billion in gold was mined in California. With little available capital or labor, here?s how: high-pressure water cannons washed hillsides into sluices that used mercury to trap gold but let the soil wash away; eventually more than three times the amount... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 44.00
A paperback edition of Constable's superlative account of changes in religious thought and institutions. more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2006; US$ 20.99
An eye-opening examination of Latin America 's role as proving ground for U.S. imperial strategies and tactics In recent years, one book after another has sought to take the measure of the Bush administration's aggressive foreign policy. In their search for precedents, they invoke the Roman and British empires as well as postwar reconstructions... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 102.00
Europeanization is a term at the centre of contemporary political debate. In this innovative study, a team of British and German historians present the findings of their research project into how the concept and content of Europeanization needs to be understood as a historical phenomenon, which has changed its meaning during the twentieth century. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 33.00
A vivid exploration of the history of a very powerful and long lasting idea: building European worlds outside of Europe. Veracini outlines how the founding of new societies was envisaged and practiced and explores the specific ways in which settler colonial projects tried to establish ideal and regenerated political bodies. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95
Based on privileged access to the president and his private papers, this classic Cold War-era history by bestselling historian Stephen E. Ambrose gives an inside look at the way President Dwight Eisenhower managed America?s secret operations as general and as commander in chief. During his time in office, Eisenhower projected the image of a genial... more...
- Transworld 2011; US$ 31.98
When Clementine, Lady Spencer-Churchill died in 1977, aged 92, she had become a much-loved and iconic figure to the British public. In spite of being instantly recognisable as the seemingly serene, cool and detached wife of Winston Churchill, she had nonetheless shunned publicity throughout her life. In this fully updated, award-winning biography,... more...
- De Gruyter 2003; US$ 133.00
No complete, scholarly commentary of Homer's Iliad has been published in German since Ameis-Hentze-Cauer (1868-1913). In the meantime, considerable progress has been made in many traditional branches of the study of Homer (language, facts, structure etc.). In addition, generally acknowledged fields such as narrative studies have received a systematic... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 27.99
"A sophisticated, deeply informed account of real life in the real CIA that adds immeasurably to the public understanding of the espionage culture?the good and the bad." ?Bob Woodward Jack Devine ran Charlie Wilson?s War in Afghanistan. It was the largest covert action of the Cold War, and it was Devine who put the brand-new Stinger missile into... more...