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  • Perilous Fightby Stephen Budiansky

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.95

    In Perilous Fight, Stephen Budiansky tells the rousing story of the underdog coterie of American seamen and their visionary secretary of the navy, who combined bravery and strategic innovation to hold off the legendary Royal Navy. Budiansky vividly demonstrates that far from an indecisive and unnecessary conflict?as historians have long dismissed... more...

  • The Sugar Girls ? Ethel?s Story: Tales of Hardship, Love and Happiness in Tate & Lyle?s East Endby Duncan Barrett; Nuala Calvi

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    During the Blitz, the Sugar Girls kept Britain sweet. The work was back-breakingly hard, but the Tate & Lyle factory was more than just a workplace - it was a community, a calling, a place of love and support and an uproarious, tribal part of East London. This is Ethel?s story, one of four stories from The Sugar Girls. more...

  • Over 100 Facts WW1by Neil Michael O'Mara

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 2.99

    The First World War seems to have touched almost every family in Britain. Most people will have had a relative in their family tree that served in the armed forces between 1914 and 1918. Unfortunately this is no longer living memory but has slipped into recorded history. There is now resurgence in interest as the centenary is commemorated and many... more...

  • Absent Through Want of Bootsby Robert Elverstone

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Following the 1870 Forster Elementary Education Act, Albert Road Board School in Leicestershire opened on 2nd September 1878 with an average role of 500 children. Drawn from the first-hand accouns of the headmasters in the school log books, this book details the diseases and ailments suffered; the struggle of local families to feed and clothe their... more...

  • The Country of Footballby Roger Kittleson

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 26.95

    Soccer is the world?s most popular sport, and the Brazilian national team is beloved around the planet for its beautiful playing style, the jogo bonito . With the most successful national soccer team in the history of the World Cup, Brazil is the only country to have played in every competition and the winner of more championships than any other nation.... more...

  • Peace in World Historyby Peter N. Stearns

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    In Peace in World History, Peter N. Stearns examines the ideas of peace that have existed throughout history, and how societies have sought to put them into practice. Beginning with the status of peace in early hunter-gatherer and agricultural societies, and continuing through the present day, the narrative gives students a clear view of the ways... more...

  • The World Systemby Barry Gills; Andre Gunder Frank

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    The historic long term economic interconnections of the world are now universally accepted. The idea of the economic 'world system' advanced by Immanuel Wallerstein has set the period of linkage in the early modern period but Andre Gunder Frank and Barry K. Gills think that this date is much too late. They argue an interconnection going back as much... more...

  • Reclaiming Romeby Carol M. Richardson

    BRILL 2009; US$ 144.00

    The fifteenth century was a critical juncture for the College of Cardinals. They were accused of prolonging the exile in Avignon and causing the schism. At the councils at the beginning of the period their very existence was questioned. This book focuses on a relatively unknown period for Renaissance art history and the history of Rome. more...

  • Daily Life through World History in Primary Documentsby Rebecca Bennette; David M. Borgmeyer; David Matz; Lawrence Morris

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 300.00

    Who did the ancient Greeks describe as the world's best athlete? What does the Koran say about women's rights? How has the digital revolution changed life in the modern age? From the law courts of ancient Iraq to bloody Civil War battlefields, explore the daily lives of people from major world cultures throughout history, as presented in their own... more...

  • Wealth of Nationsby Adam Smith

    ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 3.99

    “An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations” is one of the most profound works on the turn of events surrounding Industrial Revolution. Smith has explicitly elucidated upon the political economy of that era. This is considered one of the first works that analyzes the free market policies and its effects. more...