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- The Floating Press 1908; US$ 3.99
In the South Seas is a collection of Robert Louis Stevenson's articles and essays on his travels in the Pacific. In his words: "For nearly ten years my health had been declining; and for some while before I set forth upon my voyage, I believed I was come to the afterpiece of life, and had only the nurse and undertaker to expect. It was suggested... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 16.99
Winner of the Bancroft Prize The Minutemen and Their World , first published in 1976, is reissued now in a twenty-fifth anniversary edition with a new Foreword by Alan Taylor and a new Afterword by the author. On April 19, 1775, the American Revolution began at the Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts. The "shot heard round the world"... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 27.18
A revised edition of Anna Komnene's Alexiad , to replace our existing 1969 edition. This is the first European narrative history written by a woman - an account of the reign of a Byzantine emperor through the eyes and words of his daughter which offers an unparalleled view of the Byzantine world in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. more...
- The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. 2013; US$ 1.00
In American Exceptionalism: An Experiment in History , Charles Murray describes how America?s geography, ideology, politics, and daily life set the new nation apart from Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries. He then discusses the ways that exceptionalism changed during America?s evolution over the course of the 20th century. Which changes are... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 12.95
Jacob Abbott was one of the most prolific American writers of history in the nineteenth century, writing many biographies on the world?s most influential leaders in a clear and exciting style. This comprehensive volume, first published in 1849 and part of Abbott?s Illustrated Histories series, details the remarkable and fascinating life of William... more...
- The History Press 2004; US$ 18.94
William the Conqueror was a formidable personality whose political imagination and ruthless will were the driving force of the Norman Conquest of England. In this biography, David Bates describes the full scope of William's achievements in both Normandy and England, setting them firmly in the context of Europe in an age of change and turmoil. William... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 29.95
Carlos Arnaldo Schwantes has revised and expanded the entire work, which is still the most comprehensive and balanced history of the region. This edition contains significant additional material on early mining in the Pacific Northwest, sea routes to Oregon in the early discovery and contact period, the environment of the region, the impact of the... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 4.99
The frontier has always been a quintessential part of what makes America unique, and according to renowned historian Frederick Jackson Turner, it did more than stoke the imaginations of early pioneers -- it actually helped to shape American democracy and institutions. This engaging volume explains and expands on Turner's Frontier Thesis, one of... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2004; US$ 12.95
?George W. Bush is a liar. He has lied large and small, directly and by omission. He has mugged the truth?not merely in honest error, but deliberately, consistently, and repeatedly.? ?from the Introduction All American presidents have lied, but George W. Bush has relentlessly abused the truth. In this scathing indictment of the president and his inner... more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 7.99
Written by Thucydides around 400 AD, The History of the Peloponnesian War is a meticulous account by the Athenian general of the extended struggle that raged between Athens and Sparta for the better part of twenty years. Thucydides eschews the romance of heroics and dramatics and his precise and thorough account of the ill-fated conflict is one of... more...