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- De Gruyter 2003; US$ 133.00
No complete, scholarly commentary of Homer's Iliad has been published in German since Ameis-Hentze-Cauer (1868-1913). In the meantime, considerable progress has been made in many traditional branches of the study of Homer (language, facts, structure etc.). In addition, generally acknowledged fields such as narrative studies have received a systematic... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 27.99
"A sophisticated, deeply informed account of real life in the real CIA that adds immeasurably to the public understanding of the espionage culture?the good and the bad." ?Bob Woodward Jack Devine ran Charlie Wilson?s War in Afghanistan. It was the largest covert action of the Cold War, and it was Devine who put the brand-new Stinger missile into... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 41.95
The Romans' devotion to their past pervades almost every aspect of their culture. But the clearest image of how the Romans wished to interpret their past is found in their historical writings. This book examines in detail the major Roman historians: * Sallust * Livy * Tacitus * Ammianus as well as the biographies written by: * Nepos * Tacitus * Suetonius... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 40.00
This book examines the words and actions of people who live in regions in the state of Maharashtra in Western India to illustrate the idea that regions are not only created by humans, but given meaning through religious practices. By exploring the people living in the area of Maharashtra, Feldhaus draws some very interesting conclusions about how people... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2001; US$ 30.00
Pioneering African American journalist Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) is widely remembered for her courageous antilynching crusade in the 1890s; the full range of her struggles against injustice is not as well known. With this book, Patricia Schechter restores Wells-Barnett to her central, if embattled, place in the early reform movements for civil... more...
- Digireads.com Publishing 2012; US$ 3.49
You don't have to be a history lover to enjoy Bernal Diaz del Castillo's first-person narrative "The Conquest of New Spain." His personal tale about being a conquistador during the fall of the Aztec empire is filled with beautiful imagery, frightful battles, and unspoken orders that occurred during the 1500's. The account also... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57
In which pub did the Krays murder George Cornell and so achieve notoriety as Britain's most feared gangsters? Where is the hostelry in which Jack the Ripper's victims drank? How did Burke and Hare befriend their victims in a Scottish watering hole before luring them to their deaths? What is the name of the pub where the Lord Lucan mystery first came... more...
- Penguin Random House South Africa 2015; US$ 15.00
The fascinating and relatively unknown story of Louis Botha?s campaign in German South-West Africa at the beginning of the First World War. It was the first war fought by a united South Africa; the first successful campaign of the Great War; and one of the last times in history that a head of state took to the battlefield. more...