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  • Das Memellandby Hermann Pölking

    be.bra verlag 2013; US$ 16.21

    Das Memelland war immer eine Region, in der Deutsche, Litauer, Kuren, Russen, Polen und viele andere aufeinander trafen. Hermann Pölking nimmt den Leser mit auf eine Reise durch die Geschichte dieser europäischen Sehnsuchtslandschaft. Im Vordergrund stehen jeweils Orte, an denen heute noch die Vergangenheit spürbar wird: Von Nimmersatt, dem einst nördlichsten... more...

  • Gunpowder, Treason and Plotby Lettice Cooper

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 5.99

    On the fifth of November every year, children all over England delightedly light bonfires, swish sparklers and gobble toffee apples in celebration of Bonfire Night, and the death of Guy Fawkes. But what really happened on the night of the Fifth of November, 1605, when the plot to blow up King and Parliament was discovered? And what led up to so... more...

  • Life on the Plains and among the Diggingsby Alonzo Delano

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    During the California gold rush, 300,000 prospectors flocked to California in the hopes of making it rich. Among them was Alonzo Delano, who set out alone at the age of forty-two, leaving his family behind in Illinois, both to seek out new opportunity and because of a doctor?s prescription for a western climate to help cure a lung ailment. He was,... more...

  • The Malaspina Expedition 1789?1794by Carlos Novi; Dr Felipe Fernández-Armesto; Mr Andrew David; Professor Glyndwr Williams

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Among the voyages of exploration and surveying in the late 18th century, that of Alejandro Malaspina best represents the high ideals and scientific interests of the Enlightenment. Italian-born, Malaspina entered the Spanish navy in 1774. In September 1788 he and fellow-officer José Bustamante submitted a plan to the Ministry of Marine for a voyage... more...

  • Ostpreußenby Hermann Pölking

    be.bra verlag 2014; US$ 19.08

    Ostpreußen ist bis heute ein Mythos. Hermann Pölking macht die Geschichte dieses Landstrichs erlebbar und verständlich, indem er unzählige Augenzeugenberichte und Erinnerungen mit den historischen Fakten zum Panorama einer mehr als 700-jährigen Geschichte verwebt. Sein Buch ist - trotz aller sachlicher Distanz - emotional erzählt, weil es die Nähe... more...

  • Race and Identity in the Tasman World, 1769?1840by Rachel Standfield

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    British imperial encounters with indigenous cultures created perceptions and stereotypes that still persist today. The initial creation of racial images in relation to violence had particular consequences for land ownership. Standfield examines these differences and how they occurred. more...

  • Ships, Clocks, and Starsby Richard Dunn; Rebekah Higgitt

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 75.00

    A tale of eighteenth-century invention and competition, commerce and conflict, this is a lively, illustrated, and accurate chronicle of the search to solve ?the longitude problem,? the question of how to determine a ship?s position at sea?and one that changed the history of mankind. Ships, Clocks, and Stars brings into focus one of our greatest... more...

  • Three Miles Downby James Hamilton-Paterson

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 18.94

    James Hamilton-Paterson describes Three Miles Down (first published in 1998) as 'the account of a treasure hunt in 1995 which I joined as the expedition's chronicler. A group of Britons had chartered the Russian oceanographic ship, the Mstislav Keldysh, to look for the wrecks of two vessels sunk in the Atlantic in the Second World War... Both were... more...

  • The Wheelby Richard W. Bulliet

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    In this book, Richard W. Bulliet focuses on three major phases in the evolution of the wheel and their relationship to the needs and ambitions of human society. He begins in 4000 B.C.E. with the first wheels affixed to axles. He then follows with the innovation of wheels turning independently on their axles and concludes five thousand years later... more...

  • African Game Trailsby Theodore Roosevelt

    Boone and Crockett Club 2012; US$ 9.99

    The second book in Boone and Crockett Club's new series of digitally remastered classics. Relive Roosvelt's account of his African wanderings as an American hunternaturalist. This edition includes over 100 refined photographs, drawings, and maps from the original publication as well as bonus images not found in other editions. more...