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- Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 14.38
New Zealand was the last country in the world to be discovered and settled by humankind. It was also the first to introduce full democracy. Between those events, and in the century that followed the franchise, the movements and the conflicts of human history have been played out more intensively and more rapidly in New Zealand than anywhere else on... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 20.00
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Robert K. Massie's Catherine the Great. In a work of extraordinary narrative power, filled with brilliant personalities and vivid scenes of dramatic action, Robert K. Massie, the Pulitzer Prize?winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and Dreadnought, elevates to its proper historical... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.95
In this remarkable reconstruction of an eighteenth-century woman's extraordinary and turbulent life, historian Linda Colley not only tells the story of Elizabeth Marsh, one of the most distinctive travelers of her time, but also opens a window onto a radically transforming world.Marsh was conceived in Jamaica, lived in London, Gibraltar, and Menorca,... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 10.99
When British and American forces invaded Iraq in April 2003, their intelligence operations got to work looking for the WMD their governments had promised us were there. They quickly realised no such weapons existed. Instead they become faced with an ever-increasing spiral of extremism and violence that was almost impossible to understand, let alone... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 18.00
In July 1991, nine skeletons were exhumed from a shallow mass grave near Ekaterinburg, Siberia, a few miles from the infamous cellar room where the last tsar and his family had been murdered seventy-three years before. But were these the bones of the Romanovs? And if these were their remains, where were the bones of the two younger Romanovs supposedly... more...
- Gibson Square 2012; US$ 15.99
Impressive.' TLS 'Dodgy deals and horrible murders.' New Statesman Book of the Year 'Explosive.' Daily Telegraph Welcome to the Putin Corporation. Russia's March 2012 presidential election showed that Vladimir Putin's position is unassailable. Why is he on course to lead Russia for a longer period than Stalin? Is Russia experimenting with a new form... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 24.00
In 1793, Lord George Macartney and an enormous delegation?including diplomats, doctors, scholars, painters, musicians, soldiers, and aristocrats?entered Beijing on a mission to open China to British trade. But Macartney?s famous refusal to perform the traditional kowtow before the Chinese Emperor was just one sign that the two empires would not see... more...
- Transworld 2013; US$ 14.09
In January 1991, eight members of the SAS regiment embarked upon a top secret mission that was to infiltrate them deep behind enemy lines. Under the command of Sergeant Andy McNab, they were to sever the underground communication link between Baghdad and north-west Iraq, and to seek and destroy mobile Scud launchers. Their call sign: BRAVO TWO ZERO.... more...
- OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 79.99
In a critique of Max Weber's influential ideas about the Mediterranean region in late antiquity, Jairus Banaji shows that the fourth to seventh centuries were in fact a period of major social and economic change, bound up with an expanding circulation of gold. more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 32.95 US$ 29.98
First published in 2000, Dipesh Chakrabarty's influential Provincializing Europe addresses the mythical figure of Europe that is often taken to be the original site of modernity in many histories of capitalist transition in non-Western countries. This imaginary Europe, Dipesh Chakrabarty argues, is built into the social sciences. The very idea of... more...