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  • Einsteinby Walter Isaacson

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 19.99

    By the author of the acclaimed bestsellers Benjamin Franklin and Steve Jobs , this is the definitive biography of Albert Einstein. How did his mind work? What made him a genius? Isaacson?s biography shows how his scientific imagination sprang from the rebellious nature of his personality. His fascinating story is a testament to the connection... more...

  • Haunting Criesby Karen Coleman

    Gill Books 2010; US$ 18.09

    Haunting Cries is a compelling book that uncovers the full truth about child abuse in Catholic-run industrial schools in Ireland. It reveals how priests and nuns terrorised thousands of children over more than 40 years and shows how attempts to stop the abuse were largely ignored. more...

  • International History of the Twentieth Century and Beyondby Antony Best; Jussi Hanhimaki; Joseph A. Maiolo; Kirsten E. Schulze

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This hugely successful global history of the twentieth century is written by four prominent international historians for first-year undergraduate level and upward. Using their thematic and regional expertise, the authors have produced an authoritative yet accessible and seamless account of the history of international relations in the last century,... more...

  • The Oxford History of Modern Europeby T. C. W. Blanning

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 10.99

    Written by eleven contributors of international standing, this book offers a readable and authoritative account of Europe's turbulent history from the French Revolution in the late eighteenth century to the present day. Each chapter portrays both change and continuity, revolutions and stability, and covers the political, economic, social, cultural,... more...

  • Ten Days That Shook the Worldby John Reed; A. Taylor; Vladimir Lenin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 15.98

    Ten Days That Shook the World is John Reed?s eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution. A contemporary journalist writing in the first flush of revolutionary enthusiasm, he gives a gripping record of the events in Petrograd in November 1917, when Lenin and the Bolsheviks finally seized power. Containing verbatim reports both of speeches... more...

  • Three Victories and a Defeatby Brendan Simms

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 31.98

    This highly original, extremely enjoyable book tells the story of Britain?s extraordinary scramble to world power in the 18th century and how, through hubris and incompetence, it lost almost everything it had gained. At the beginning of the eighteenth century, Britain was an important European power, but few would have predicted her global pre-eminence... more...

  • The Biafra Storyby Frederick Forsyth

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 7.99

    The Nigerian civil war of the late 1960s was one of the first occasions when Western consciences were awakened and deeply affronted by the level of the suffering and the scale of atrocity being played out in the African continent. This was thanks not just to advances in communication technology but to the courage and journalistic skills of correspondents... more...

  • Fire and Movementby Peter Hart

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 25.99

    The dramatic opening weeks of the Great War passed into legend long before the conflict ended. The British Expeditionary Force fought a mesmerizing campaign, outnumbered and outflanked but courageous and skillful, holding the line against impossible odds, sacrificing themselves to stop the last great German offensive of 1914. A remarkable story of... more...

  • History Derailedby Ivan T. Berend

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 31.95

    There is probably no greater authority on the modern history of central and eastern Europe than Ivan Berend, whose previous work, Decades of Crisis, was hailed by critics as "masterful" and "the broadest synthesis of the modern social, economic, and cultural history of the region that we possess." Now, having brought together and illuminated this... more...

  • The House by the Lakeby Thomas Harding

    Random House 2015; US$ 31.98

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 2015 A RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK ?A passionate memoir.? Neil MacGregor ?A superb portrait of twentieth century Germany seen through the prism of a house which was lived in, and lost, by five different families. A remarkable book .? Tom Holland ?Personal and panoramic, heart-wrenching yet uplifting,... more...