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  • The War in the West - A New Historyby James Holland

    Transworld 2015; US$ 14.09

    Are you ready for the truth about World War Two? The Second World War is the most cataclysmic and violent sequence of events in recent times. But for the past seven decades, our understanding of it has relied upon conventional wisdom, propaganda and an interpretation skewed by the information available. James Holland has spent over twelve years conducting... more...

  • David Hume: A Treatise of Human Natureby David Fate Norton; Mary J. Norton

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 42.99

    David and Mary Norton present the definitive scholarly edition of Hume's Treatise, one of the greatest philosophical works ever written. The first volume contains the critical text of David Hume's Treatise of Human Nature, followed by the short Abstract and concluding with A Letter from a Gentleman to his Friend in Edinburgh. more...

  • Lives of the Caesarsby Suetonius; Catharine Edwards

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 8.99

    The Lives of the Caesars include the biographies of Julius Caesar and the eleven subsequent emperors: Augustus, Tiberius, Gaius Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitelius, Vespasian, Titus, Domitian. The format and style of Suetonius' Lives of the Caesars was to set the tone for biography throughout western literature - his work remains vibrant... more...

  • The Guns of Augustby Barbara W. Tuchman

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 8.99

    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time The Proud Tower, the Pulitzer Prize–winning The Guns of August, and The Zimmerman Telegram comprise Barbara W. Tuchman’s classic histories of the First World War era In this landmark, Pulitzer Prize–winning account, renowned historian Barbara W. Tuchman re-creates... more...

  • Just Wars and Moral Victoriesby David Whetham

    BRILL 2009; US$ 147.00

    By exploring the moral and legal context of medieval strategic thinking, this work explains how the use of surprise and deception could, in certain circumstances, be reconciled with the practise of chivalric warfare. more...

  • Voicing Dissent in Seventeenth-Century Spainby Patricia Manning

    BRILL 2009; US$ 200.00

    This book combines archival and rare book research with a case study of the fiction of Baltasar Gracián to investigate the degree to which the Spanish elite circumvented Inquisitorial and state publication controls in early modern Spain. more...

  • The Crowd and the Mob (Routledge Revivals)by J. S. McClelland

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1989, this persuasive and original work by John McClelland examines the importance of the idea of 'the crowd' in the writings of philosophers, historians and politicians from the classical era to the twentieth century. The book examines histories of political thought and their justifications for forms of rule, highlighting the... more...

  • London's Sinful Secretby Dan Cruickshank

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 6.79

    Georgian London evokes images of elegant mannered buildings, but it was also a city where prostitution was rife and houses of ill repute widespread in a sex trade that employed thousands. In London's Sinful Secret , Dan Cruickshank explores this erotic Georgian underworld and shows how it affected almost every aspect of life and culture in the... more...

  • Towerby Nigel Jones

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.50

    No building has been more intimately involved in the story of Britain than the Tower of London - a mighty, brooding stronghold in the very heart of the capital. Castle, prison, torture chamber, execution site, zoo, mint, treasure house, armoury, observatory: the Tower has been all these things and more, standing at the epicentre of dramatic, bloody... more...

  • Southamptonby Miles Taylor

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 49.00

    In its heyday, the British Empire started and ended with the port of Southampton, yet the history of this most imperial of cities has been curiously neglected. In this authoritative account, Miles Taylor looks at the modern history of the city and port of Southampton through the lens of empire. He examines some of the major international celebrities... more...