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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95
Why did communism grow so quickly? Why did it spread to turn almost half of the world red by the mid-1970s? What impact did it have upon capitalism and capitalist society? Communism is a concise introduction to one of the most important and influential movements of the 20th century. It shows how the modern communist movement emerged out of radical... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 26.95
Surfing today evokes many things: thundering waves, warm beaches, bikinis and lifeguards, and carefree pleasure. But is the story of surfing really as simple as popular culture suggests? In this first international political history of the sport, Scott Laderman shows that while wave riding is indeed capable of stimulating tremendous pleasure, its globalization... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 72.95
Slavery in Greece and Rome has always prompted comparisons with that of more recent history. This volume includes discussions of the relationship between war, piracy and slavery, early abolitionist movements as well as the supply and domestic aspects of slavery in these ancient societies. more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57
This book contains everything the well-bred British man needs to know. The contents include day-to-day skills such as how to siege a castle, fire a longbow, correctly clean a Maxim machine-gun and capture an enemy trench; sporting science such as jousting, fencing and boxing (Queensbury's Rules, of course); domestic essentials such as how to hunt,... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 10.19
In chapters entitles 'The Hell of Healthy Food', 'Why You Shouldn't Diet'. 'The Lighthearted Side of Weight', 'Daft Diets', and 'Food Philosophy', Aubrey Malone has collected a hilarious compendium of witticismns on the greatness of grub, from thought-provoking reflections to laugh-out-loud observations. This handy, pocket-size book is a must have... more...
- Orion Publishing Group 2013; Not Available
A highly ambitious and lucid history of ideas from the very earliest times to the present day. In this hugely ambitious and exciting book Peter Watson tells the history of ideas from prehistory to the present day, leading to a new way of telling the history of the world. The book begins over a million years ago with a discussion of how the... more...
- Orion Publishing Group 2010; Not Available
The story of the huge mobile battles of 1918, which finally ended the Great War. 1918 was the critical year of battle as the Great War reached its brutal climax. Warfare of an epic scale was fought on the Western Front, where ordinary British soldiers faced the final test of their training, tactics and determination. That they withstood the... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
Looking back from the vantage-point of the 21st century, medieval medicine seems hopelessly antiquated and even alarmingly ignorant. But today's advanced medical technology wouldn't be possible without those distant historical foundations. In this comprehensive survey of medieval medicine from James J. Walsh, a fascinating picture emerges of... more...
- Bastei Entertainment 2014; US$ 8.03
Ein Satz sagt mehr als tausend Worte: Wer die Hintergründe dieser achtzig berühmten Zitate von der Antike bis heute kennt, der versteht die Weltgeschichte. "Wissen ist Macht", wusste schon Francis Bacon. "Nutze den Tag", rät uns Horaz. "Nach uns die Sintflut", behauptete die Marquise de Pompadour. "Wollt ihr... more...
- Atria Books 2014; US$ 26.00
From ancient empires to modern economics, veteran journalist Andrew Lawler delivers a sweeping history of the animal that has been most crucial to the spread of civilization across the globe?the chicken. Queen Victoria was obsessed with it. Socrates? last words were about it. Charles Darwin and Louis Pasteur made their scientific breakthroughs using... more...