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  • Tito and the Rise and Fall of Yugoslaviaby Richard West

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 21.87

    Few figures have dominated a nation's destiny as much as Marshal Tito of former Yugoslavia. For nearly thirty years he held together mutually hostile religious groups in a deeply divided country, but his death in 1980 rekindled centuries-old hatreds and by 1992 Yugoslavia ceased to exist. In this revealing biography, Richard West questions the full... more...

  • The Templarsby Piers Paul Read

    Orion 2012; US$ 12.99

    The dramatic, ultimately tragic history of the Knights Templar, the largest and most powerful military order of the Crusades. Sifting myth from history, Piers Paul Read reveals the Templars - the multinational force of warrior monks, in their white tunics with red crosses over chainmail. They were not only unique among Christian institutions but... more...

  • Amsterdamby Russell Shorto

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 13.99

    Amsterdam is not just any city. Despite its relative size it has stood alongside its larger cousins - Paris, London, Berlin - and has influenced the modern world to a degree that few other cities have. Sweeping across the city's colourful thousand year history, Amsterdam will bring the place to life: its sights and smells; its politics and people.... more...

  • A Radical History Of Britainby Edward Vallance

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 17.99

    From medieval Runnymede to twentieth-century Jarrow, from King Alfred to George Orwell by way of John Lilburne and Mary Wollstonecraft, a rich and colourful thread of radicalism runs through a thousand years of British history. In this fascinating study, Edward Vallance traces a national tendency towards revolution, irreverence and reform wherever... more...

  • Family Fortunesby Leonore Davidoff; Catherine Hall

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    Family Fortunes has become a seminal text in class and gender history. Published to wide critical acclaim in 1987, its influence in the field continues to be extensive. It has cast new light on the perception of middle-class society and gender relations between 1780 and 1850. This revised edition contains a substantial new introduction, placing... more...

  • The Antonia Fraser Collectionby Antonia Fraser

    Orion 2013; US$ 66.99

    Nine ebooks from the bestselling historian Antonia Fraser, shedding light on some of the most fascinating and controversial people and events of European history. MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS Mary, Queen of Scots passed her childhood in France and married the dauphin to become queen of France at the age of sixteen. Widowed less than two years later, she... more...

  • Loos 1915by Nick Lloyd

    The History Press 2008; US$ 11.99

    In little over three weeks of intensive fighting, which not only witnessed the first British use of poison gas, but also the debut of New Army divisions filled with citizen volunteers, British forces at Loos managed to drive up to two miles into the German positions. However, they were unable to capitalise on their initial gains. After suffering nearly... more...

  • Forgotten Battlefronts of the First World Warby Martin Marix Evans

    The History Press 2009; US$ 11.99

    The struggle between Germany and the Allies along the Western front is for many the most familiar element of World War I. Nevertheless, many less well-known theatres of conflict were key to the overall progress and conduct of the war. This work sheds light on these hitherto neglected battlefronts. more...

  • The Lessons of Warby William Van der Kloot

    The History Press 2008; US$ 15.99

    Examines the experiences of seven national leaders during the First World War including Adolf Hitler, Charles de Gaulle, Benito Mussolini, Gustav Mannerheim, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Harold Macmillan and Herbert Hoover. more...

  • Crime and Punishment in Eighteenth Century Englandby Frank McLynn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    McLynn provides the first comprehensive view of crime and its consequences in the eighteenth century: why was England notorious for violence? Why did the death penalty prove no deterrent? Was it a crude means of redistributing wealth? more...