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  • Game of Queensby Sarah Gristwood

    Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 14.99

    In sixteenth-century Europe, an extraordinary set of women created a unique culture of feminine power that saw them run the continent for decades. Despite often being on opposing sides of power struggles both armed and otherwise, through family ties and patronage they educated and supported each other in a brutal world where the price of failure was... more...

  • Between the Warsby Philip Ziegler

    Quercus 2016; US$ 24.99

    At the end of 1918 one prescient American historian began to write a history of the Great War. "What will you call it?" he was asked. "The First World War," was his bleak response. In Between the Wars Philip Ziegler examines the major international turning points - cultural and social as well as political and military - that led the world from... more...

  • 50 Speeches That Made the Modern Worldby Chambers

    Hodder & Stoughton 2016; US$ 18.99

    Throughout history, great speeches have produced great change. From inciting violence and asserting control to restoring peace and securing freedom, nothing has the raw emotional power of a speech delivered at the right moment, in the right place, with the right content, and the right delivery. 50 Speeches That Made The Modern World is a celebration... more...

  • The Dance of Deathby Hans Holbein

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.09

    A new departure in Penguin Classics: a book containing one of the greatest of all Renaissance woodcut sequences - Holbein's bravura danse macabre One of Holbein's first great triumphs, The Dance of Death is an incomparable sequence of tiny woodcuts showing the folly of human greed and pride, with each image packed with drama, wit and horror... more...

  • Blitzedby Norman Ohler; Shaun Whiteside

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 28.19

    The sensational German bestseller on the overwhelming role of drug-taking in the Third Reich, from Hitler to housewives. 'Bursting with interesting facts' Vice 'Extremely interesting ... a serious piece of scholarship, very well researched' Ian Kershaw The Nazis presented themselves as warriors against moral degeneracy. Yet,... more...

  • Royal Renegadesby Linda Porter

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 16.87

    The fact that the English Civil War led to the execution of King Charles I in January 1649 is well known, as is the restoration of his eldest son as Charles II eleven years later. But what happened to the king's six surviving children is far less familiar. Casting new light on the heirs of the doomed king and his unpopular but indefatigable Catholic... more...

  • The Arabic Print Revolutionby Ami Ayalon

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    Ayalon explores the birth of Arab printing, publishing, dissemination methods, and mass readership during the formative phase from 1800 to 1914. more...

  • Bridge of Wordsby Esther Schor

    Henry Holt and Co. 2016; US$ 32.99

    A rich and passionate biography of a language and the dream of world harmony it sought to realize In 1887, Ludwig Lazarus Zamenhof, a Polish Jew, had the idea of putting an end to tribalism by creating a universal language, one that would be equally accessible to everyone in the world. The result was Esperanto, a utopian scheme full of the brilliance,... more...

  • Passchendaeleby Paul Ham

    Penguin Random House Australia 2016; US$ 31.16

    Passchendaele epitomises everything that was most terrible about the Western Front. The photographs never sleep of this four-month battle, fought from July to November 1917, the worst year of the war: blackened tree stumps rising out of a field of mud, corpses of men and horses drowned in shell holes, terrified soldiers huddled in trenches awaiting... more...

  • Lenin's Moscowby Alfred Rosmer; Ian Birchall

    Haymarket Books 2016; US$ 19.99

    Engaging, page-turning first hand account of the promise of the Russian Revolution. more...