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  • The Industrial Revolution: History, Documents, and Key Questionsby Jeff Horn

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 63.00

    The Industrial Revolution remains one of the most transformative events in world history. It forever changed the economic landscape and gave birth to the modern world as we know it. The content and primary documents within The Industrial Revolution: History, Documents, and Key Questions provide key historical background of the Industrial Revolution... more...

  • Health and Differenceby Alexandra Widmer; Veronika Lipphardt

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    Human variation represented a central research topic for life scientists and posed challenging administrative issues for colonial bureaucrats in the first half of the 20th century. By following scientists' and administrators' interests in innovating styles and tools for making and circulating documents, in reshaping landscapes and environments, and... more...

  • Bodysnatchersby Suzie Lennox

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 11.97

    In this chilling history of the bodysnatching trade, the stories of Britain's lesser known Resurrection Men are told. Here are the stories of the men who robbed graves during the winter months of 1742 - 1832, selling fresh cadavers to anatomists up and down the country all in aid of medical advancement. The murders of Burke and Hare often dominate... more...

  • Green Leaderby Ian Pringle

    Helion and Company 2016; US$ 32.65

    On 3 September 1978, a Russian-supplied heat-seeking missile shot down an Air Rhodesia Viscount civilian airliner shortly after it took off from the lakeside holiday resort of Kariba in the Zambezi Valley. Miraculously, 18 people, including small children, survived the crash only for most of them to be gunned down in cold blood shortly after the crash... more...

  • The 20th Century in Bite-Sized Chunksby Nicola Chalton; Meredith MacArdle

    Michael O'Mara 2016; US$ 9.99

    A rich, complex and absorbing subject, it?s hard to find the history of the twentieth century in one accessible book ... until now.From two World Wars to astonishing scientific progress and social upheaval, the twentieth century saw unprecedented change. In this concise history of a century like no other, authors Nicola Chalton and Meredith MacArdle... more...

  • 1847by Turtle Bunbury

    Gill Books 2016; US$ 15.99

    Rediscover the events, characters and pioneering spirit that helped create the modern world in 1847 , this eclectic collection of events, stories and character portraits. more...

  • The Men Who Would Be Kingsby Daniel Mersey; Peter Dennis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 12.99

    The Men Who Would Be Kings is a set of rules designed for fighting historical or Hollywood colonial battles in the mid to late 19th Century, from the Indian Mutiny to the Boxer Rebellion. Large scale colonial clashes tended to be one-sided affairs, but there are countless reports of brief, frantic skirmishes in every colonial war, where either side... more...

  • Modern African Wars (5)by Philip Jowett; Raffaele Ruggeri

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    With decades of research to draw from Philip Jowett explores this extraordinary David-and-Goliath conflict, where the rag-tag Igbo tribal army of secessionist Biafra faced off against the Nigerian Federal forces. It was an African war that captured the attention of the western media, with individual commanders such as Biafran leader Colonel Ojukwu... more...

  • Salafism in Nigeriaby Alexander Thurston

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    Examines how Salafism, a globally influential Muslim movement, is reshaping religious authority in Nigeria, Africa's most populous country. more...

  • US Navy Ships vs Kamikazes 1944?45by Mark Stille; Jim Laurier

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    The ineffectiveness of conventional air attacks on US Navy surface ships, particularly heavily defended targets like carrier task groups, forced the Japanese to re-evaluate their tactics in late 1944. The solution they arrived at was simple ? crash their aircraft into American ships. This notion of self-sacrifice fit well within the Japanese warrior... more...