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  • World War Oneby Jim Pipe

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 8.99

    With the centenary of the outbreak of the The Great War coming in 2014, 'World War One, A Very Peculiar History' commemorates the events of the time by looking at some of the incredible lengths, no matter how risky or bizarre, people went to to defend their country. From Front pigs to hairy beasts, author Jim Pipe looks at the nicknames coined... more...

  • The Sleepwalkersby Christopher Clark

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 14.99

    One of The New York Times Book Review ?s 10 Best Books of the Year Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History) The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 is historian Christopher Clark?s riveting account of the explosive beginnings of World War I. Drawing on new scholarship, Clark offers a fresh look at World War I, focusing... more...

  • Sprezzaturaby Peter D'Epiro; Mary Desmond Pinkowish

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.95

    A witty, erudite celebration of fifty great Italian cultural achievements that have significantly influenced Western civilization from the authors of What Are the Seven Wonders of the World? ?Sprezzatura,? or the art of effortless mastery, was coined in 1528 by Baldassare Castiglione in The Book of the Courtier . No one has demonstrated effortless... more...

  • Questioning The Millenniumby Stephen Jay Gould

    Random House 2010; US$ 11.18

    Stephen Jay Gould examines the phenomenon of the millennium. He looks at the origins of the term in the Biblical prophecies of the Book of Revelation - if the six ages of man date from 4000BC, will 2000AD signify the end of time? Gould describes how the meaning of the word has evolved to its present day usage and tackles the debate over whether the... more...

  • Charge!by Justin Pollard

    Hodder & Stoughton 2009; Not Available

    War brings out the very best and worst in people although, frankly, its usually the latter. But for all our thousands of years of practice at this most dangerous art there is precious little evidence that we're either outgrowing it or getting any good at it. It is an occupation filled with heroism, genius, hubris, idiocy and blind panic all bought... more...

  • The Makers of Romeby Plutarch; Ian Scott-Kilvert

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 17.58

    These nine biographies illuminate the careers, personalities and military campaigns of some of Rome's greatest statesmen, whose lives span the earliest days of the Republic to the establishment of the Empire. Selected from Plutarch's Roman Lives, they include prominent figures who achieved fame for their pivotal roles in Roman history, such as soldierly... more...

  • Fall of the Roman Republicby Plutarch; Robin Seager; Rex Warner

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 20.78

    Dramatic artist, natural scientist and philosopher, Plutarch is widely regarded as the most significant historian of his era, writing sharp and succinct accounts of the greatest politicians and statesman of the classical period. Taken from the Lives, a series of biographies spanning the Graeco-Roman age, this collection illuminates the twilight of... more...

  • Ancient Ice Mummiesby James H. Dickson

    The History Press 2011; US$ 29.08

    The world's oldest, coldest archaeological detective stories 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...

  • 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...