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  • The Lost Book of Mosesby Chanan Tigay

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 17.99

    One man?s quest to find the oldest Bible scrolls in the world and uncover the story of the brilliant, doomed antiquarian accused of forging them. In the summer of 1883, Moses Wilhelm Shapira?archaeological treasure hunter and inveterate social climber?showed up unannounced in London claiming to have discovered the oldest copy of the Bible in the... more...

  • The Conquistadorby John Pohl

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 14.95

    Many accounts portray the conquest of the New World as a remarkable military achievement, with Cortes' vastly outnumbered but better armed Spaniards defeating hordes of superstitious savages. However, the reality of these events is far more complex and no less significant. The first Conquistadors who had sailed in search of prosperity, inspired by... more...

  • Into the Unknownby Joy Dunicliff

    Joy Dunicliff 2014; US$ 7.80

    The Todhunter family, have been kind enough to provide me with important information providing a wider understanding of what happened in the Antipodes. This is a fictional story built around true events and wrapped around real people involved. It is a story of four young men, who had lived near one another in London, during a period of uncertainty.... more...

  • To The Ends of The Earthby Jon Balchin

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2005; US$ 4.99

    Fascinated by what lies beyond the boundaries of human experience, men and women have throughout history been irresistibly drawn to venture into the unknown. Lavishly illustrated, To the Ends of the Earth charts the astonishing feats of history's most intrepid explorers. From the early voyages of the Ancient Greek mariner Colaeus, who first d... more...

  • Leviathan: The Rise of Britain as a World Powerby David Scott

    HarperCollins Publishers 2013; US$ 34.24

    For viewers of BBC One?s ?Britain and the Sea?, ?Leviathan? is a must-read; overturning long-held beliefs about our ancestry and weaving together the disparate strands that made the fabric of the Empire. more...

  • The Mayflowerby Kate Caffrey

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 9.99

    This fascinating history of the pilgrims? experience on the Mayflower depicts both their voyage and their settling of Plymouth Plantation. more...

  • The Voyage of the Beagleby James Taylor

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 21.99

    The Beagle has become synonymous with Charles Darwin and his groundbreaking title On the Origin of Species . But how did Darwin come to be on board? For the first time in a single volume all the various strands of the Beagle story have been woven together to reveal the circumstances that set the expedition in motion and the characters who circumnavigated... more...

  • Mapping the Frontierby Rufus Harvey Sargent; Jan Cigliano Hartman

    Down East Books 2015; US$ 24.99

    Author R. Harvey Sargent of Sedgwick, ME, led the U. S. Geological Survey in Alaska, for 35 years. He also created the first modern maps of China, trekking across the country's interior during the treacherous post-Boxer Rebellion days in 1903-04. His remarkable story is told in the pages of this book. 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...