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  • Dunkirkby Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 14.38

    * * * S pecial 75th Anniversary Edition * * * Hugh Sebag-Montefiore's Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man tells the story of the rescue in May 1940 of British soldiers fleeing capture and defeat by the Nazis at Dunkirk. Dunkirk was not just about what happened at sea and on the beaches. The evacuation would never have succeeded... more...

  • How Carrots Won the Trojan Warby Rebecca Rupp

    Storey Publishing, LLC 2011; US$ 14.95

    How Carrots Won the Trojan War is a delightful collection of little-known stories about the origins, legends, and historical significance of 23 of the world?s most popular vegetables. Curious cooks, gardeners, and casual readers alike will be fascinated by these far-fetched tales of their favorite foods? pasts. Readers will discover why Roman gladiators... more...

  • The Cartographic Stateby Jordan Branch

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    This book describes the emergence of the territorial state and examines the role that cartography has played in shaping its linear boundaries. more...

  • If This Is A Womanby Sarah Helm

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; US$ 22.56

    On a sunny morning in May 1939 a phalanx of 800 women - housewives, doctors, opera singers, politicians, prostitutes - were marched through the woods fifty miles north of Berlin, driven on past a shining lake, then herded through giant gates. Whipping and kicking them were scores of German women guards. Their destination was Ravensbrück, a concentration... 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...

  • Rude Mechanicalsby A. J. Smithers

    Pen and Sword 1989; US$ 9.99

    In this sequel to "An New Excalibur", which examined the development of the tank during World War I and after, Smithers examines the role played by tanks in World War II. At the beginning of the war only the Germans and the Russians had realized the full power of the tank. The British and the Americans were forced to try to catch up. One... more...

  • Merchant Kingsby Stephen R. Bown

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 28.99

    Commerce meets conquest in this swashbuckling story of the six merchant-adventurers who built the modern world It was an era when monopoly trading companies were the unofficial agents of European expansion, controlling vast numbers of people and huge tracts of land, and taking on governmental and military functions. They managed their territories... more...

  • The Battle of Britainby James Holland

    Transworld 2010; US$ 17.58

    The Nazi Blitzkrieg was unlike any invasion the world had ever seen. It hit Europe with a force and aggression that no-one could counter. Within weeks the German armies were at the French coast and looking across at Britain, a country still reeling from the opening salvoes of the war. It seemed impossible that she would be able to resist invasion.... more...

  • The Great Nation: France from Louis XV to Napoleonby Colin Jones

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 32.00

    There can be few more mesmerising historical narratives than the story of how the dazzlingly confident and secure monarchy Louis XIV, 'the Sun King', left to his successors in 1715 became the discredited, debt-ridden failure toppled by Revolution in1789. The further story of the bloody unravelling of the Revolution until its seizure by Napoleon is... more...

  • The Second World Warby Antony Beevor

    Orion 2012; Not Available

    A magisterial, single-volume history of the greatest conflict the world has ever known by our foremost military historian. The Second World War began in August 1939 on the edge of Manchuria and ended there exactly six years later with the Soviet invasion of northern China. The war in Europe appeared completely divorced from the war in the... more...