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  • Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourningby Jay Winter

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    This 'collective remembrance' of the Great War reassesses one of the critical episodes in twentieth-century cultural history. more...

  • Diana - A Closely Guarded Secretby Ken Wharfe; Robert Jobson

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74

    Inspector Ken Wharfe, the first royalty protection officer to publish a memoir, was a crucial figure in the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, for nearly seven years. In that time, he became a close friend and trusted confidant who shared her most private moments. His first-hand account contradicts many of the so-called 'facts' about the Princess and... more...

  • How Democracies Lose Small Warsby Gil Merom

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 32.00

    This 2003 book examines how modern democracies fail in insurgency wars because they are unable to find a winning balance. more...

  • America on Recordby Andre Millard

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    A history of sound recording from the nineteenth to the twenty first century, first published in 2006. more...

  • The Fatal Shoreby Robert Hughes

    Random House 2010; US$ 20.78

    In 1787, the twenty-eighth year of the reign of King George III, the British Government sent a fleet to colonize Australia. An epic description of the brutal transportation of men, women and children out of Georgian Britain into a horrific penal system which was to be the precursor to the Gulag and was the origin of Australia. The Fatal Shore is... more...

  • Medicine after the Holocaustby Sheldon Rubenfeld

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 48.00

    Rubenfeld and the contributors to this collection posit that German physicians betrayed the Hippocratic Oath when they chose knowledge over wisdom, the state over the individual, a führer over God, and personal gain over professional ethics. more...

  • The Swerveby Stephen Greenblatt

    Random House 2011; US$ 17.58

    WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR NONFICTION Almost six hundred years ago, a short, genial man took a very old manuscript off a library shelf. With excitement, he saw what he had discovered and ordered it copied. The book was a miraculously surviving copy of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things by Lucretius and it changed... more...

  • Life in a 17th Century Coffee Shopby David Brandon

    The History Press 2011; US$ 1.44

    Looks at what it was really like in the first cafes, as coffee drinking became more popular. This book also deals with such questions as: what else did the shops sell? How did coffee shop life influence politics, the media and everyday life? We have all seen the hilarious depiction of Mrs Miggins' coffee shop in 'Blackadder', but what was it really... more...

  • Life in a Caveby Paul Jordan

    The History Press 2011; US$ 1.44

    What was it like to be a caveman? What sort of house would you live in? What sort of clothes would you wear? Paul Jordan takes us back in time to see what it was really like to live in prehistoric times, what kind of animals we would have shared the land with, and what our daily life would involve. How would you have managed in this strange and difficult... more...

  • Life in a Tudor Palaceby Christopher Gidlow

    The History Press 2011; US$ 1.44

    This book lets us take a tour round a courtly palace and peep around each door, as we encounter the kitchens, the bakery, the laundry, the bedrooms, the gardens and the privvies! Everything you could wish to know is here, as the book describes the different lifestyles of the court, and the people who served them. more...