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  • Travels into Bokharaby Alexander Burnes; Kathleen Hopkirk; William Dalrymple

    Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    At the age of only twenty six, Alexander Burnes proved himself to be one of the most effective intelligence agents of his time. Making two dangerous journeys beyond the frontiers of the Indian Empire, he reported back via the East India Company to Downing Street on the geography and politics of the kingdoms that lay to the northwest as far as fabled... more...

  • Diana - A Closely Guarded Secretby Ken Wharfe; Robert Jobson

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 7.28

    Inspector Ken Wharfe, the first royalty protection officer to publish a memoir, was a crucial figure in the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, for nearly seven years. In that time, he became a close friend and trusted confidant who shared her most private moments. His first-hand account contradicts many of the so-called 'facts' about the Princess and... more...

  • Inhuman Bondageby David Brion Davis

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.89

    A definitive history by a writer deeply immersed in the subject, Inhuman Bondage offers a compelling narrative that links together the profits of slavery, the pain of the enslaved, and the legacy of racism. The heart of the book looks at slavery in the American South, describing black slaveholding planters, the rise of the Cotton Kingdom, the daily... more...

  • A Military History of Australiaby Jeffrey Grey

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    A revised and updated edition of one of the most acclaimed accounts of Australian military history. more...

  • American Uprisingby Daniel Rasmussen

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99

    A gripping and deeply revealing history of an infamous slave rebellion that nearly toppled New Orleans and changed the course of American history In January 1811, five hundred slaves, dressed in military uniforms and armed with guns, cane knives, and axes, rose up from the plantations around New Orleans and set out to conquer the city. Ethnically... more...

  • Factional Competition and Political Development in the New Worldby Elizabeth M. Brumfiel; John W. Fox

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 47.00 US$ 38.54

    This volume examines how factional competition in ancient New World societies led to the development of chiefdoms, states and empires. more...

  • Modern France: A Very Short Introductionby Vanessa R. Schwartz

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    A lively and informative short volume that shows that France is not a faded glory but rather a place that has defined and shaped the key issues of our contemporary world, such as democracy and universal human rights, the emergence of a culture of consumerist spectacle, the tensions between nationalism and contemporary multiculturalism, and the role... more...

  • Early Medieval Settlementsby Helena Hamerow

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    The excavation of settlements has transformed our understanding of life in north-west Europe during the early Middle Ages, a period for which written sources are scarce. This is the first overview and synthesis of the extensive and rapidly growing body of archaeological evidence for early medieval buildings, settlements, farming, craft production,... more...

  • A Visitor's Guide to Victorian Englandby Michelle Higgs

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 8.99

    Step into the past and experience the sights, sounds and smells of Victorian England, from clothing to cuisine, toilet arrangements to transport - and everything in between! HAVE YOU EVER IMAGINED what it would be like to visit the Victorian era? How would you find the best seat on an omnibus, deal with unwanted insects and vermin, get in and out of... more...

  • The French Revolutionby Peter McPhee

    Melbourne University Publishing 2015; US$ 3.33

    On 14 July 1789 thousands of Parisians seized the Bastille fortress in Paris. This was the most famous episode of the Revolution of 1789, when huge numbers of French people across the kingdom successfully rebelled against absolute monarchy and the privileges of the nobility. But the subsequent struggle over what social and political system should replace... more...