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  • 1177 B.C.by Eric H. Cline

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the ?Sea Peoples? invaded Egypt. The pharaoh?s army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end.... more...

  • A Spy Among Friendsby Ben Macintyre

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    Kim Philby was the most notorious British defector and Soviet mole in history. Agent, double agent, traitor and enigma, he betrayed every secret of Allied operations to the Russians in the early years of the Cold War. Philby's two closest friends in the intelligence world, Nicholas Elliott of MI6 and James Jesus Angleton, the CIA intelligence... more...

  • The Mughal Empireby John F. Richards

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 36.00

    The Mughal empire was one of the largest centralised states in the pre-modern world and this new volume traces the history of this magnificent empire from its creation in 1526 to its breakup in 1720. more...

  • The Fate of Their Countryby Michael F. Holt

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 14.99

    How partisan politics lead to the Civil War What brought about the Civil War? Leading historian Michael F. Holt convincingly offers a disturbingly contemporary answer: partisan politics. In this brilliant and succinct book, Holt distills a lifetime of scholarship to demonstrate that secession and war did not arise from two irreconcilable economies... more...

  • History for the IB Diploma: Interwar Years: Conflict and Cooperation 1919?39by Allan Todd; Jean Bottaro; Sally Waller

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    An exciting series that covers selected topics from the Higher Level options in the IB History syllabus. more...

  • History for the IB Diploma: The Great Depression and the Americas 1929?39by Nick Fellows; Mike Wells

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    An exciting series that covers selected topics from the Higher Level options in the IB History syllabus. more...

  • Red Orchestraby Anne Nelson

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 27.00

    In this unforgettable book, distinguished author Anne Nelson shares one of the most shocking and inspiring?and least chronicled?stories of domestic resistance to the Nazi regime. The Rote Kapelle, or Red Orchestra, was the Gestapo?s name for an intrepid band of German artists, intellectuals, and bureaucrats (almost half of them women) who battled treacherous... more...

  • Mary, Queen of Scots, and the Murder of Lord Darnleyby Alison Weir

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 18.00

    BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Alison Weir's  Mary Boleyn. Handsome, accomplished, and charming, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, staked his claim to the English throne by marrying Mary Stuart, who herself claimed to be the Queen of England. It was not long before Mary discovered that her new husband was interested only in securing... more...

  • The Storm of Warby Andrew Roberts

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    On 2 August 1944, in the wake of the complete destruction of the German Army Group Centre in Belorussia, Winston Churchill mocked Adolf Hitler in the House of Commons by the rank he had reached in the First World War. 'Russian success has been somewhat aided by the strategy of Herr Hitler, of Corporal Hitler,' Churchill jibed. 'Even military idiots... more...

  • State of Emergencyby Dominic Sandbrook

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    The book behind the major new BBC2 series The Seventies In the early 1970s, Britain seemed to be tottering on the brink of the abyss. Under Edward Heath, the optimism of the Sixties had become a distant memory. Now the headlines were dominated by strikes and blackouts, unemployment and inflation. As the world looked on in horrified fascination,... more...