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  • A Fierce Discontentby Michael McGerr

    Free Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    The Progressive Era, a few brief decades around the turn of the last century, still burns in American memory for its outsized personalities: Theodore Roosevelt, whose energy glinted through his pince-nez; Carry Nation, who smashed saloons with her axe and helped stop an entire nation from drinking; women suffragists, who marched in the streets until... more...

  • Lies, Damned Lies and Historyby Graeme Donald

    The History Press 2010; US$ 14.57

    From cats, spats and catacombs to the Wall Street shuffle, this book looks at how historical events didn't always unfold as we think they did. It takes the readers on a journey, century-by-century, showing how the truth we take for granted is a far cry from the facts. It is suitable for those who want to see the past as it was. more...

  • Bloody British Historyby Geoff Holder

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Vikings, Saxons, Normans and Picts; attacks, battles, sieges and assaults; dozens of dreadful royal deaths, diseases and disasters; horrors of the Black Death: the most terrifying true stories of pestilence and the Plague revealed; hundreds of amazing true stories, including how British spies defied Hitler's secret plans for invasion. Britain has... more...

  • Gender in World Historyby Peter N. Stearns

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 34.95

    Covering societies from classical times to the twenty-first century, Gender in World History is a fascinating exploration of what happens to established ideas about men, women, and gender roles when different cultural systems come into contact. The book breaks new ground to facilitate a consistent approach to gender in a world history context. ... more...

  • History of King Charles II of Englandby Jacob Abbott

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Despite some political turmoil and upheaval linked to ongoing conflict in the clash between Protestantism and Catholicism, the rule of Charles II, who reigned from 1660-1685, was largely a happy time for the kingdom of England, Scotland and Ireland. This exhaustive account of the life and contributions of Charles II provides a probing look at the king,... more...

  • The New Dealby Kiran Klaus Patel

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00

    The New Deal: A Global History provides a radically new interpretation of a pivotal period in US history. The first comprehensive study of the New Deal in a global context, the book compares American responses to the international crisis of capitalism and democracy during the 1930s to responses by other countries around the globe?not just in Europe... more...

  • A Short History of Nearly Everythingby Bill Bryson

    Crown/Archetype 2003; US$ 16.99

    One of the world?s most beloved writers and bestselling author of One Summer takes his ultimate journey?into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods , Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail ? well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country , he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife... more...

  • The Sleepwalkersby Christopher Clark

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 15.99

    One of The New York Times Book Review ?s 10 Best Books of the Year Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History) The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 is historian Christopher Clark?s riveting account of the explosive beginnings of World War I. Drawing on new scholarship, Clark offers a fresh look at World War I, focusing... more...

  • Sophiaby Anita Anand

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 12.99

    In 1876 Sophia Duleep Singh was born into royalty. Her father, Maharajah Duleep Singh, was heir to the Kingdom of the Sikhs, a realm that stretched from the lush Kashmir Valley to the craggy foothills of the Khyber Pass and included the mighty cities of Lahore and Peshawar. It was a territory irresistible to the British, who plundered everything, including... more...

  • Augustusby Karl Galinsky

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    In this lively and concise biography Karl Galinsky examines Augustus' life from childhood to deification. more...