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  • Driving Miss Normaby Tim Bauerschmidt; Ramie Liddle

    Transworld 2017; US$ 18.32

    'Bravo, Norma! I love you' Paulo Coelho Two days after her husband of sixty-seven years died, nonagenarian Miss Norma was diagnosed with cancer. When told about her treatment options - surgery, chemo and radiotherapy - she rose to her full five feet and said in the strongest voice she could muster: 'I?m ninety years old. I?m hitting the road!'... more...

  • The Sea in World History: Exploration, Travel, and Trade [2 volumes]by Stephen Stein

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 189.00

    In all eras, water transport has served as the cheapest and most efficient means of moving cargo and people over any significant distance. Only relatively recently have railroads and aircraft provided an alternative. Most of the world's bulk goods continue to travel primarily by ship over water. Even today, 95 percent of the cargo that enters and... more...

  • Ascensionby Duff Hart-Davis

    Merlin Unwin Books Limited 2017; US$ 7.99

    The bleak, volcanic island of Ascension, 800 miles from its nearest neighbour St Helena, was described by a Victorian naval officer as ?one of the strangest places on the face of the earth?.It is still exceedingly odd. Uninhabited when it was taken over by the British in 1815, it was an almost perfect natural vacuum ? a triangular heap of lava and... more...

  • Summary and Analysis of The Lost City of the Monkey God: A True Storyby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 3.50

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Lost City of the Monkey God tells you what you need to know?before or after you read Douglas Preston?s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.   This short summary and analysis of The... more...

  • Women, Mission and Church in Ugandaby Elizabeth Dimock

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This volume recounts the experiences of female missionaries who worked in Uganda in and after 1895. It examines the personal stories of those women who were faced with a stubbornly masculine administration representative of a wider masculine administrative network in Westminster and other outposts of the British Empire. Encounters with Ugandan women... more...

  • The Canal Pioneersby Anthony Burton

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 21.77

    This is the story of canals used for transport and the men who built them from the earliest times, up to the end of the ninteenth century. This is a very long history: stones for the pyramids of Egypt were brought to the site by canal and one of the most imposing canal systems ever built, the Grand Canal of China, was begun in the sixth century BC.... more...

  • Surviving Spanish Conquestby Karen F. Anderson-Córdova

    University of Alabama Press 2017; US$ 64.95

    Surviving Spanish Conquest reveals the transformation that occurred in Indian communities during the Spanish conquest of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico from 1492 to 1550. In Surviving Spanish Conquest: Indian Fight, Flight, and Cultural Transformation in Hispaniola and Puerto Rico , Karen F. Anderson-Córdova draws on archaeological, historical,... more...

  • Summary and Analysis of The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazonby Worth Books

    Worth Books 2017; US$ 3.50

    So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Lost City of Z tells you what you need to know?before or after you read David Grann?s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader.   This short summary and analysis of The Lost City of Z... more...

  • The Buccaneers of Americaby John Esquemeling

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    Esquemeling served the Buccaneers as a barber-surgeon, and was present for all their exploits. Little did he suspect that his first hand observations would some day be cherished as the only authentic and true history of the Buccaneers and Marooners of the Spanish Main. A true account of the most remarkable assaults committed upon the coasts of the... more...

  • Guide to the Crew of Titanicby Günter Bäbler

    The History Press 2017; US$ 15.99

    This valuable study provides a much-needed insight into the confusing and complicated world of the crew of Titanic. more...