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  • Kaiser Wilhelm IIby Christopher Clark

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    King of Prussia, German Emperor, war leader and defeated exile, Kaiser Wilhelm II was one of the most important - and most controversial - figures in the history of twentieth-century Europe. But how much power did he really have? The acclaimed historian Christopher Clark follows Kaiser Wilhelm's political career from his youth at the Hohenzollern... more...

  • 1913by Charles Emmerson

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.54

    Forever in the shadow of the war which followed, 1913 is usually seen as little more than the antechamber to apocalypse. Our perspectives narrowed by hindsight, the world of that year is reduced to its most frivolous features - last summers in grand aristocratic residences, a flurry of extravagant social engagements - or its most destructive ones:... more...

  • 1421by Gavin Menzies

    Transworld 2012; US$ 16.00

    On 8 March 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China. The ships, some nearly five hundred feet long, were under the command of Emperor Zhu Di's loyal eunuch admirals. Their mission was 'to proceed all the way to the end of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas' and unite the world in Confucian... more...

  • Commercial Agriculture, the Slave Trade and Slavery in Atlantic Africaby Robin Law; Schwarz Suzanne; Strickrodt Silke

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 90.00

    This challenging new perspective on slave-trading and slavery in Atlantic Africa, examines the transition from slave trading to legitimate trade through the role of commercial agriculture. Re-appraising the links between slavery and colonialism, it will be significant reading for those in colonial studies, eighteenth-century studies, Atlantic history... more...

  • The Cash Nexusby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    The Cash Nexus is the controversial history of money's central place in the world, from Niall Ferguson, bestselling author of Empire and Civilization Generations of historians have shied away from the truth behind the cliche: money makes the world go around. International bestseller Niall Ferguson answers the big questions about finance... more...

  • Storming the Courtby Brandt Goldstein

    Scribner 2005; US$ 16.00

    A tale more riveting than fiction, Storming the Court is the true story of idealistic law students who challenged the United States government in a battle for freedom and human rights that went all the way to the Supreme Court -- and resonates today more than ever. In 1992, three hundred innocent men, women, and children who had qualified for political... more...

  • Panama Feverby Matthew Parker

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.95

    The Panama Canal was the costliest undertaking in history; its completion in 1914 marked the beginning of the ?American Century.? Panama Fever draws on contemporary accounts, bringing the experience of those who built the canal vividly to life. Politicians engaged in high-stakes diplomacy in order to influence its construction. Meanwhile, engineers... more...

  • The 1812 Aponte Rebellion in Cuba and the Struggle against Atlantic Slaveryby Matt D. Childs

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 20.00

    In 1812 a series of revolts known collectively as the Aponte Rebellion erupted across the island of Cuba, comprising one of the largest and most important slave insurrections in Caribbean history. Matt Childs provides the first in-depth analysis of the rebellion, situating it in local, colonial, imperial, and Atlantic World contexts. Childs explains... more...

  • From Scottsboro to Munichby Susan D. Pennybacker

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 30.95

    Presenting a portrait of engaged, activist lives in the 1930s, From Scottsboro to Munich follows a global network of individuals and organizations that posed challenges to the racism and colonialism of the era. Susan Pennybacker positions race at the center of the British, imperial, and transatlantic political culture of the 1930s--from Jim Crow,... more...

  • The Tin Ticketby Deborah J. Swiss

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 24.95

    The convict women who built a continent..."A moving and fascinating story." -Adam Hochschild, author of King Leopold's Ghost The Tin Ticket takes readers to the dawn of the nineteenth century and into the lives of three women arrested and sent into suffering and slavery in Australia and Tasmania-where they overcame their fates unlike any... more...