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- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 10.99
In the midst of life we are in death'The words of the Book of Common Prayer have permeated deep into the English language all over the world. For nearly 500 years, and for countless people, it has provided a background fanfare for a marriage or a funeral march at a burial. Yet this familiarity also hides a violent and controversial history. When... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00
Reveals the ways in which those responsible for creating Britain's nineteenth-century empire sought to make colonization compatible with humanitarianism. more...
- The New Press 2015; US$ 14.95
Idelisse Malavé is an organizational consultant who ran the Tides Foundation in California for eleven years and was vice president of the Ms. Foundation. She co-authored Mother Daughter Revolution . Born in Puerto Rico, she grew up and lives in New York City. Celeste Giordani is a communications strategist and blogger for the Social Transformation... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2002; US$ 15.00
? Law in America is a little gem. It is a peerless introduction to our legal history?concise, clear, tellingly told, and beautifully written. The greatest living historian of American law has done it again.? ?Stanley N. Katz, former president of the American Society for Legal History and the Organization of American Historians ?All societies have... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2015; US$ 8.90
Archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, mountaineer and nation builder, Gertrude Bell was born in 1868 into a world of privilege and plenty, but she turned her back on all that for her passion for the Arab peoples, becoming the architect of the independent kingdom of Iraq and seeing its first king Faisal safely onto the... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99
"Fascinating.... A major work by a leading historian at the top of his game?at once engaging and tightly argued." ? The New York Times Book Review ?Dazzling cultural history: smart, provocative, and gripping. It is also a book for our times, historically grounded, hopeful, and filled with humane, just, and peaceful possibilities.? ? The Washington... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 18.99
Since its founding more than two hundred years ago, the United States Coast Guard has rescued over a million people. On any given day, "Coasties" respond to 125 distress calls and save over a dozen lives. Yet despite having more than 50,000 active-duty and reserve members on every ocean and on our nation's coasts, great lakes, and rivers, most of... more...
- Random House 2015; US$ 12.78
DON'T MISS THE MAJOR FILM INSPIRED BY CHASE'S NARRATIVE, IN THE HEART OF THE SEA On 20 November 1820, just south of the equator, the whaling ship Essex , spotted and pursued a shoal of sperm whales. As the crew started harpooning, the largest whale ? some 85 feet long ? rammed the Essex twice and 'stove in her bows'. What followed was an... more...
- 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...