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  • Oral Tradition and Written Record in Classical Athensby Rosalind Thomas

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 64.00 US$ 52.48

    Despite its written literature, ancient Greece was in many ways an oral society. This is the first major attempt to study the implications of this view. more...

  • The Victoriansby A.N. Wilson

    Random House 2011; US$ 21.14

    People, not abstract ideas, make history, and nowhere is this more revealed than in A. N. Wilson's superb portrait of the Victorians, in which hundreds of different lives have been pieced together to tell a story - one which is still unfinished in our own day. The 'global village' is a Victorian village and many of the ideas we take for granted, for... more...

  • The Journals of Captain Cookby Captain James Cook; Philip Edwards

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 18.32

    Cook led three famous expeditions to the Pacific Ocean between 1768 and 1779. In voyages that ranged from the Antarctic circle to the Arctic Sea, Cook charted Australia and the whole coast of New Zealand, and brought back detailed descriptions of the natural history of the Pacific. Accounts based on Cook's journals were issued at the time, but it was... more...

  • Another Day of Lifeby Ryszard Kapuscinski; William Brand

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 12.68

    'This is a very personal book, about being alone and lost'. In 1975 Kapuscinski's employers sent him to Angola to cover the civil war that had broken out after independence. For months he watched as Luanda and then the rest of the country collapsed into a civil war that was in the author's words 'sloppy, dogged and cruel'. In his account, Kapuscinski... more...

  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval Englandby Ian Mortimer

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.09

    The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there... Imagine you could travel back to the fourteenth century. What would you see, and hear, and smell? Where would you stay? What are you going to eat? And how are you going to test to see if you are going down with the plague? In The Time Traveller's Guide Ian Mortimer's radical... more...

  • The Stolen Villageby Des Ekin

    The O'Brien Press 2012; US$ 11.65

    In 1631 Barbary pirates kidnapped the inhabitants of Baltimore, West Cork in a daring night time raid. Only two of them ever returned. Here is the story of their kidnap, sale in the slave markets of Algiers and the political fallout from the attack. more...

  • Alexander the Greatby Arrian; Martin Hammond; John Atkinson

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.73

    Arrian's account of Alexander's life and campaigns, published as the Anabasis and its companion piece the Indica, is our prime source for the history of Alexander, told with great narrative skill. This edition features a new translation of both texts, introduction, notes, guide to military systems and terminology, maps and a full index. more...

  • Landscape and Change in Early Medieval Italyby Paolo Squatriti

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 88.00 US$ 72.16

    An innovative environmental history of the chestnut tree and what it can tell us about the medieval history of Italy. more...

  • Making the Soviet Intelligentsiaby Benjamin Tromly

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    A study of the shaping of the postwar Soviet intelligentsia and its ambiguous relationship with the Soviet project. more...

  • The Churchill Factorby Boris Johnson

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 12.99

    'The must-read biography of the year.' Evening Standard ' He writes with gusto... the result is a book that is never boring, genuinely clever ... this book sizzles.' The Times 'The point of the Churchill Factor is that one man can make all the difference.' On the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of Winston Churchill's death, and written in... more...