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  • Hubrisby Alistair Horne

    Orion 2015; US$ 32.92

    Alistair Horne has been a close observer of war and history for more than fifty years. In this wise and masterly work, he revisits six battles that changed the course of the twentieth century and reveals the one trait that links them all: hubris. In Greek tragedy, hubris is excessive human pride that challenges the gods and ultimately leads to total... more...

  • The Renaissanceby Paul Johnson

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    The Renaissance holds an undying place in the human imagination, and its great heroes remain our own, from Michelangelo and Leonardo to Dante and Montaigne. This period of profound evolution in European thought is credited with transforming the West from medieval to modern; reviving the city as the center of human activity and the acme of civilization;... more...

  • World History For Dummiesby Peter Haugen

    Wiley 2009; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    Now updated! Your personal tour guide to the history of the world Want to know more about global history? This concise guide explains in clear detail all the major players and events that have made the world what it is today. Covering the entirety of human history, this comprehensive resource highlights important developments in everything from... more...

  • The Hare With Amber Eyesby Edmund de Waal

    Random House 2010; US$ 15.98

    THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE 2010 COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 264 wood and ivory carvings, none of them bigger than a matchbox: Edmund de Waal was entranced when he first encountered the collection in his great uncle Iggie's Tokyo apartment. When he later inherited the 'netsuke', they unlocked a story far larger and more dramatic... more...

  • Dambustersby Max Arthur

    Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 14.38

    On the night of 16-17 May 1943, nineteen Lancaster bombers from 617 Squadron headed for Germany. Their mission, for which they had been trained under a cloak of absolute secrecy, was to destroy the dams of the Ruhr Valley and in doing so cripple the Nazi industrial war effort. It was to become one of the most famous raids of WW2. For the first time,... more...

  • Big Business and the Wealth of Nationsby Alfred D. Chandler; Franco Amatori; Takashi Hikino

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 52.00

    Written in non-technical terms, this book explains how the dynamics of big business have influenced national and international economies. more...

  • The Origins of Political Orderby Francis Fukuyama

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 18.99

    A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 Title A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction of 2011 title Virtually all human societies were once organized tribally, yet over time most developed new political institutions which included a central state that could keep the peace and uniform laws that applied... more...

  • East, West, North, Southby Geir Lundestad

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 64.00

    Revised edition of this clearly written, straightforward, and as such extremely popular overview of the major developments in international relations since 1945. more...

  • Britain, France and Germany and the Treaty of Versaillesby Nick Shepley

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 3.49

    A helpful GCSE and A Level Guide to one of 20th Century History's most pivotal events. This guide discusses in a clear and concise manner the objectives of the British, French and Germans at the Treaty of Versailles. A follow up volume: America, Japan and the Arabs at Versailles will be published soon. more...

  • Subaltern Livesby Clare Anderson

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    This fascinating book uses biographical fragments to shed new light on colonial life and convictism in the nineteenth-century Indian Ocean. more...