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- Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 18.32
'The past is a foreign country' has become a truism, yet the past differs from the present in many unfamiliar ways and historical memory is extraordinarily imperfect. The degree to which we think of the European past as the history of France, Germany, Britain, Russia and so on, actually obstructs our view of former reality, and blunts our sensitivity... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 15.50
Wars come and go across the headlines and television screens, but for those who survive them, scarred and scattered, they never end. This is a book about post-conflict irresolution, about the lives of those who survived the gulag of concentration camps in north-western Bosnia and about seeking justice for Bosnia today. But justice is not Reckoning.... more...
- Penguin Random House Australia 2012; US$ 13.59
This is a book about the white stolen children - a lost tribe - who were sent to Australia with dreams of a better life, but who, in reality, often suffered great cruelty and abuse. 'This book draws back the curtain on a part of Australian and British history that has been crying out for recognition. All Australians shoud read it' Sir Ronald Wilson'This... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 8.74
?I remember being much amused last year, when landing at Calais,? wrote Mrs Frances Trollope in her 1835 book, Paris and the Parisians , ?at the answer made by an old traveller to a novice ? making his first voyage. ?What a dreadful smell!? said the uninitiated stranger ? ?it is the smell of the continent, sir!? replied the man of experience. And... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 10.93
Having written enthralling biographies of London and of its great river, the Thames, Peter Ackroyd now turns to England itself. This first volume of six takes us from the time that England was first settled, more than 15,000 years ago, to the death in 1509 of the first Tudor monarch, Henry VII. In it, Ackroyd takes us from Neolithic England, which... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 10.93
The late poet laureate, Sir John Betjeman, said that Edinburgh was the most beautiful city in Europe. Like some other great cities it is set on seven hills. But only one of these, Rome, rivals Edinburgh in matching the beauty of its setting with the stateliness of its buildings. Edinbrugh, too, provides the backdrop to much of the dark drama of the... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 88.00 US$ 72.16
This book examines the social, political and religious relationships between Calvinists and Catholics during Holland's Golden Age. more...
- St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 22.99
A dazzling history of the Tower of London, one of the world's busiest tourist attractions, and the people who populated it Castle, royal palace, prison, torture chamber, execution site, zoo, mint, home to the crown jewels, armory, record office, observatory, and the most visited tourist attraction in the UK: The Tower of London has been all these... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 21.86
The story of Gibraltar is one of siege, starvation, plague, and battles interspersed with periods of peace. The colony's civilian population is made up of a rich and complex racial mix of exiled Jews, French royalists, Maltese merchants, emigrants from India and Genoese fishermen who fled Napoleon. Marc Alexander's book is the first full history of... more...