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- St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 16.99
WILLIAM K. KLINGAMAN has taught at the University of Virginia and the University of Maryland. He is the author of six previous books, including narrative histories of the years 1918, 1929 and 1941. NICHOLAS P. KLINGAMAN holds a Ph.D. in Meteorology from the University of Reading. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
In a life of extraordinary drama, Jane Boleyn was catapulted from relative obscurity to the inner circle of King Henry VIII. As powerful men and women around her became victims of Henry?s ruthless and absolute power, including her own husband and sister-in-law, Queen Anne Boleyn, Jane?s allegiance to the volatile monarchy was sustained and rewarded.... more...
- Granta Publications 2014; US$ 13.32
Richard Dowden has written, after thrity-five years on the continent, a memoiristic history of its peoples' experiences in the wake of the European withdrawal and the superpowers' arrival. He has been present at each of the continent's major crises and writes illuminatingly about them, but he is as passionate about the warmth, wisdom and joy he has... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2013; US$ 19.99
Stephen E. Ambrose?s D-Day is the definitive history of World War II?s most pivotal battle, a day that changed the course of history. D-Day is the epic story of men at the most demanding moment of their lives, when the horrors, complexities, and triumphs of life are laid bare. Distinguished historian Stephen E. Ambrose portrays the faces of courage... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2002; US$ 14.00
This riveting true story is the first major narrative detailing the exploration of North America by Spanish conquistadors (1528-1536). The author, Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca , was a fortune-seeking Spanish nobleman and the treasurer of an expedition sent to claim for Spain a vast area of today's southern United States. In simple, straightforward... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.00
My Bondage and My Freedom ,? writes John Stauffer in his Foreword, ?[is] a deep meditation on the meaning of slavery, race, and freedom, and on the power of faith and literacy, as well as a portrait of an individual and a nation a few years before the Civil War.? As his narrative unfolds, Frederick Douglass?abolitionist, journalist, orator, and one... more...
- Birlinn 2011; US$ 6.75
In 1918, as the First World War was drawing to a close, the eminent liberal industrial Lord Leverhulme bought - lock, stock and barrel - the Hebridean island of Lewis. His intention was to revolutionise the lives and environments of its 30,000 people, and those of neighbouring Harris, which he shortly added to his estate. For the next five years a... more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 28.99
The East-West struggle for supremacy from 1945 to 1989 shaped the lives of hundreds of millions and brought the world to the brink of disaster on several occasions. More than two decades on, the debate over its causes and dynamics is far from over. Drawing on the latest archival evidence and scholarly research, prize-winning historian John Lamberton... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 24.00
In this monumental volume, Henry Hampton, creator and executive producer of the acclaimed PBS series Eyes on the Prize , and Steve Fayer, series writer, draw upon nearly one thousand interviews with civil rights activists, politicians, reporters, Justice Department officials, and hundreds of ordinary people who took part in the struggle, weaving a... more...