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  • Africaby Richard Dowden

    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...

  • Chronicle of the Narvaez Expeditionby Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca; Fanny Bandelier; Harold Augenbraun; Ilan Stavans

    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...

  • My Bondage and My Freedomby Frederick Douglass; John David Smith

    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...

  • The Soap Manby Roger Hutchinson

    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...

  • Access to History: The Unification of Germany [Third Edition]by Alan Farmer

    Hodder Education 2007; Not Available

    A third edition of this title, with a new accessible design, revised content and exam advice to allow all AS and A level students to develop the knowledge, understanding and study skills needed for exam success. more...

  • The Cold Warby John Lamberton Harper

    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...

  • Europeanization in the Twentieth Centuryby Martin Conway; Kiran Klaus Patel

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 102.00

    Europeanization is a term at the centre of contemporary political debate. In this innovative study, a team of British and German historians present the findings of their research project into how the concept and content of Europeanization needs to be understood as a historical phenomenon, which has changed its meaning during the twentieth century. more...

  • Settler Colonialismby Lorenzo Veracini

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 33.00

    A vivid exploration of the history of a very powerful and long lasting idea: building European worlds outside of Europe. Veracini outlines how the founding of new societies was envisaged and practiced and explores the specific ways in which settler colonial projects tried to establish ideal and regenerated political bodies. more...

  • 102 Minutesby Jim Dwyer; Kevin Flynn

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 19.99

    " 102 Minutes does for the September 11 catastrophe what Walter Lord did for the Titanic in his masterpiece, A Night to Remember . . . Searing, poignant, and utterly compelling." ? Rick Atkinson , Pulitzer Prize-winning author of An Army at Dawn Hailed upon its hardcover publication as an instant classic, the critically acclaimed New... more...

  • Clementine Churchillby Mary Soames

    Transworld 2011; US$ 31.98

    When Clementine, Lady Spencer-Churchill died in 1977, aged 92, she had become a much-loved and iconic figure to the British public. In spite of being instantly recognisable as the seemingly serene, cool and detached wife of Winston Churchill, she had nonetheless shunned publicity throughout her life. In this fully updated, award-winning biography,... more...