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  • Patient Safety Cultureby Patrick Waterson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 129.95

    Researchers, healthcare managers and human factors practitioners who need to know the latest developments within the theory and application of Patient Safety Culture within healthcare should read this book. It brings together contributions from the most prominent researchers and practitioners in the field of PSC and covers the background to work on... more...

  • Friendship in Medieval Iberiaby Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    This book contributes to the study of the history of emotions and cultural histories of the Middle Ages, while also adding another crucial piece to the broader historiographical debate currently challenging the most traditional view of the Iberian Peninsula’s ‘exceptionalism’. This interdisciplinary study considers whether Iberia should... more...

  • Bede and the Futureby Peter Darby; Faith Wallis

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Bede (c. 673-735) was Anglo-Saxon England's most prominent scholar, and his body of work is among the most important intellectual achievements of the entire Middle Ages. This book brings together a group of international scholars to examine a number of questions about Bede's changing attitudes towards, and ideas about, the short term future... more...

  • British Pirates and Society, 1680-1730by Margarette Lincoln

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    Pirates contributed to the British understanding of trans-oceanic navigation, patterns of trade and remote communities. This knowledge advanced imperial expansion, which helps to explain why contemporary attitudes towards piracy were ambivalent. This book, an engaging study of vested interests and conflicting ideologies, shows how pirates were portrayed... more...

  • Sudden Deathby Maria Pia Donato

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    In 1705-1706, an ‘epidemic’ of mysterious deaths terrorized Rome. Pope Clement XI’s physician, Giovanni Maria Lancisi, was ordered to perform a series of dissections to discover the cause of the epidemic, which hindered confession, thus threatening the victim’s salvation. The book that Lancisi subsequently published, De subitaneis... more...

  • The Looming Towerby Lawrence Wright

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Brilliantly written, compelling and highly original, The Looming Tower is the first book to tell the full story of Al Qaeda from its roots up to 9/11. Drawing on astonishing interviews and first-hand sources, it investigates the extraordinary group of idealogues behind this organization - and those who tried to stop them. There is the tormented,... more...

  • The Faraway Warby Richard Aldrich

    Transworld 2014; US$ 13.65

    Following the illuminating first-hand revelations about the war in Europe and the Middle East compiled in Witness to War , Richard Aldrich now taps into another huge variety of diarists to explore the Second World War in the Pacific. From the dramatic bombing of Pearl Harbor to the devastating moment when the atomic bomb was dropped upon Hiroshima,... more...

  • Dare To Be Freeby W.B. 'Sandy' Thomas

    Orion 2014; Not Available

    When the Germans invaded Crete in 1941, Sandy Thomas was shipped to the Greek mainland as one of their prisoners. Despite being severely wounded in the leg he attempted several escapes, including being carried out of his POW camp in a coffin. He finally succeeded in a spectacular escape, and made his way across Greece to Mount Athos, a rocky peninsula... more...

  • Dare To Be Freeby W.B. 'Sandy' Thomas

    Orion 2014; US$ 19.62

    When the Germans invaded Crete in 1941, Sandy Thomas was shipped to the Greek mainland as one of their prisoners. Despite being severely wounded in the leg he attempted several escapes, including being carried out of his POW camp in a coffin. He finally succeeded in a spectacular escape, and made his way across Greece to Mount Athos, a rocky peninsula... more...

  • The Last Standby Nathaniel Philbrick

    Random House 2014; US$ 15.01

    This is the archetypal story of the American West. Whether it is cast as a tale of unmatched bravery in the face of impossible odds or of insane arrogance receiving its rightful comeuppance, Custer's Last Stand continues to captivate the imagination. Nathaniel Philbrick brilliantly reconstructs the build-up to the Battle of the Little... more...