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  • Nightby Elie Wiesel; Marion Wiesel; Elie Wiesel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2012; US$ 10.99

    A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest... more...

  • Lone Survivorby Marcus Luttrell; Patrick Robinson

    Little, Brown and Company 2007; US$ 9.99

    On a clear night in late June 2005, four U.S. Navy SEALs left their base in northern Afghanistan for the mountainous Pakistani border. Their mission was to capture or kill a notorious al Qaeda leader known to be ensconced in a Taliban stronghold surrounded by a small but heavily armed force. Less then twenty-four hours later, only one of those Navy... more...

  • Naval Battles of World War IIby Geoffrey Bennett

    Pen and Sword 2003; US$ 10.99

    Captain Bennett discusses the traumatic effects of the Washington and London Naval Treaties on the fleets of the principal powers between the wars, and their astonishing growth and technical progress between 1939 and 1945. He then deals with the war in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean. The Battle of the River Plate, the struggle for Narvik, the hunt... more...

  • The Triggerby Tim Butcher

    Random House 2014; US$ 15.98

    On a summer morning in 1914, a teenage assassin named Gavrilo Princip fired not just the opening shots of the First World War but the starting gun for modern history, when he killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo. A hundred years later, Tim Butcher undertakes an extraordinary journey to uncover the story of this unknown boy who changed our... more...

  • The Fishing Fleetby Anne de Courcy

    Orion 2012; Not Available

    The adventurous young women who sailed to India during the Raj in search of husbands. From the late 19th century, when the Raj was at its height, many of Britain's best and brightest young men went out to India to work as administrators, soldiers and businessmen. With the advent of steam travel and the opening of the Suez Canal, countless young... more...

  • The First World Warby John Keegan

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    The First World War created the modern world. A conflict of unprecedented ferocity, it abruptly ended the relative peace and prosperity of the Victorian era, unleashing such demons of the twentieth century as mechanized warfare and mass death. It also helped to usher in the ideas that have shaped our times--modernism in the arts, new approaches to... more...

  • A Concise History of Greeceby Richard Clogg

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 23.00

    This third, updated edition provides an illustrated introduction to Greek history and includes a new chapter on recent developments. more...

  • A Concise History of Romaniaby Keith Hitchins

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    Comprehensive and engaging new history charting Romania's development over 2000 years from its establishment to the present day. more...

  • The Edge of the Worldby Michael Pye

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 15.98

    Michael Pye's The Edge of the World is an epic adventure: from the Vikings to the Enlightenment, from barbaric outpost to global centre, it tells the amazing story of northern Europe's transformation by sea. 'An utterly beguiling journey into the dark ages of the north sea. A complete revelation . . . Pye writes like a dream. Magnificent... more...

  • An Utterly Impartial History of Britainby John O'Farrell

    Transworld 2008; US$ 14.38 US$ 10.79

    Many of us were put off history by the dry and dreary way it was taught at school. Back then 'The Origins of the Industrial Revolution' somehow seemed less compelling than the chance to test the bold claim on Timothy Johnson's 'Shatterproof' ruler.But here at last is a chance to have a good laugh and learn all that stuff you feel you really ought... more...