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  • Sam Patch, the Famous Jumperby Paul E. Johnson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 12.00

    The true history of a legendary American folk hero In the 1820s, a fellow named Sam Patch grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, working there (when he wasn't drinking) as a mill hand for one of America's new textile companies. Sam made a name for himself one day by jumping seventy feet into the tumultuous waters below Pawtucket Falls. When in 1827... more...

  • The Archaeology of Early Chinaby Gideon Shelach-Lavi

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    This book covers Chinese archaeology from the first people to the unification of the empire, emphasizing cultural variations and interregional contact. more...

  • Samuraiby John Man

    Transworld 2011; US$ 14.09

    The name 'Samurai' is synonymous with the ultimate warrior. With their elaborate armour, fierce swordsmanship and code of honour, the samurai have become iconic figures whose influence can still be felt today . From Kurosawa's epic Seven Samurai to the figure of Darth Vader in Star Wars , to Manga comics and video games, the figure of the fighting... more...

  • From the Ruins of Empireby Pankaj Mishra

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 14.25

    A surprising, gripping narrative depicting the thinkers whose ideas shaped contemporary China, India, and the Muslim world A little more than a century ago, as the Japanese navy annihilated the giant Russian one at the Battle of Tsushima, original thinkers across Asia, working independently, sought to frame a distinctly Asian intellectual... more...

  • Medieval Chinese Medicineby Christopher Cullen; Vivienne Lo

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 39.95

    In recent decades various versions of Chinese medicine have begun to be widely practised in Western countries, and the academic study of the subject is now well established. However, there are still few scholarly monographs that describe the history of Chinese medicine and there are none at all on the medieval period. This collection represents... more...

  • US Foreign Policy and the Iran Hostage Crisisby David Patrick Houghton

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 41.00

    An analysis of one of the greatest foreign policy disasters. more...

  • Aristotle: Introductory Readingsby Aristotle; Terence Irwin; Gail Fine

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1996; US$ 13.95

    Drawn from the translations and editorial aids of Irwin and Fine's Aristotle, Selections (Hackett Publishing Co., 1995), this anthology will be most useful to instructors who must try to do justice to Aristotle in a semester-long ancient-philosophy survey, but it will also be appropriate for a variety of introductory-level courses. Introductory... more...

  • Making Sense of the Troublesby David McKittrick; David McVea

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 21.14

    COMPLETELY REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION Making Sense of the Troubles is David McKittrick and David McVea's classic history of the Troubles, now completely revised and updated. First published ten years ago, Making Sense of the Troubles is widely regarded as the most 'comprehensive, considered and compassionate' ( Irish Times) history... more...

  • Churchill: The Power of Wordsby Winston S. Churchill; Martin Gilbert

    Transworld 2012; US$ 18.32

    Winston Churchill understood and wielded the power of words throughout his six decades in the public eye. His wartime writings and speeches revealed both his vision for the future and his own personal feelings, fascinating generation after generation with their powerful style and thoughtful reflection. In this book Churchill?s official biographer,... more...

  • Prostitution and Victorian Societyby Judith R. Walkowitz

    Cambridge University Press 1982; US$ 46.00

    A study of alliances between prostitutes and femminists and their clashes with medical authorities and police. more...