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  • The Secret History of the Worldby Mark Booth

    Overlook 2008; US$ 12.99

    The amazing surprise New York Times bestseller, filled with "breathtaking glimpses into worlds that heretofore have been little explored" ( Foreward ) They say that history is written by the victors. But what if history-or what we come to know as history-has been written by the wrong people? What if everything we've been told is only part of... more...

  • Shooting Stars: Ten Historical Miniaturesby Stefan Zweig; Anthea Bell

    Pushkin Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    Ten turning points in history, vividly sketched by the great Stefan Zweig "Such dramatically concentrated, such fateful hours, in which a timeless decision hangs on a single date, a single hour, even just a single minute, rarely occur in everyday life, and only rarely in the course of history." One of the twentieth century's great humanists and... more...

  • The King's Bedby Don Jordan; Michael Walsh

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; Not Available

    To refer to the private life of Charles II is to abuse the adjective. His personal life was anything but private. His amorous liaisons were largely conducted in royal palaces surrounded by friends, courtiers and literally hundreds of servants and soldiers. Gossip radiated throughout the kingdom. Charles spent most of his wealth and his intellect... more...

  • Conquering the Electronby Derek Cheung; Eric Brach

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 11.99

    Conquering the Electron offers readers a true and engaging history of the world of electronics, beginning with the discoveries of friction and magnetism and ending with the creation of the smartphone and the iPad. This book shows the interconnection of each advance to the next on the long journey to our modern day technologies. Want to understand... more...

  • Six Records of a Floating Lifeby Shen Fu; Chiang Su-Hui; Leonard Pratt; Chiang Su-Hui; Leonard Pratt

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 14.38

    Six Records of a Floating Life (1809) is an extraordinary blend of autobiography, love story and social document written by a man who was educated as a scholar but earned his living as a civil servant and art dealer. In this intimate memoir, Shen Fu recounts the domestic and romantic joys of his marriage to YŁn, the beautiful and artistic girl he fell... more...

  • Places of Encounter, Volume 1by Aran MacKinnon; Elaine McClarnand MacKinnon

    Westview Press 2012; US$ 25.99

    Using a place-based approach by focusing on specific locations at critical historical moments of historical transformation, Places of Encounter provides a unique alternative to world history anthologies or survey texts. more...

  • The Knights Templarby Sean Martin

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 13.95

    This book is an essential exploration into the history of a legendary group of Crusaders, which are prominently featured in Dan Brown?s recent best seller, The Da Vinci Code. The Knights Templar rose from humble beginnings to become the most powerful military religious order of the Middle Ages. Formed to protect pilgrims in the Holy Land, they participated... more...

  • Juvenal: Satire 6by Juvenal; Lindsay Watson; Patricia Watson

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    The first commentary to adopt an integrated approach to Satire 6 by drawing together a multiplicity of different perspectives. more...

  • Introduction to the Old Testamentby Bill T. Arnold

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 43.00

    This volume introduces the Old Testament and traces the legacy of monotheism first found in the pages of Israel's Scriptures. more...

  • The Kongolese Saint Anthonyby John Thornton

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 28.00

    In 1704, Dona Beatriz Kimpa Vita claimed to be possessed by St Anthony and attempted to stop the devastating civil wars in Kongo. more...