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World War I

  • Dublin since 1922by Tim Carey

    Hachette Books Ireland 2016; US$ 24.99

    Dublin Since 1922 tells the story of Ireland's capital city since independence. Richly illustrated throughout, it unfolds around hundreds of dates in the city's history, beginning with the founding of the Irish state - when Dublin had the worst slums in Europe - and ending in the last days of the Celtic Tiger. Through major events, Carey charts... more...

  • Black and Britishby David Olusoga

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 15.89

    A vital re-examination of a shared history, published to accompany the landmark BBC Two series. In Black and British , award-winning historian and broadcaster David Olusoga offers readers a rich and revealing exploration of the extraordinarily long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa. Drawing on new genetic and genealogical... more...

  • Empires in the Sunby Lawrence James

    Orion 2016; US$ 37.99

    In this compelling history of the men and ideas that radically changed the course of world history, Lawrence James investigates and analyses how, within a hundred years, Europeans persuaded and coerced Africa into becoming a subordinate part of the modern world. His narrative is laced with the experiences of participants and onlookers and introduces... more...

  • Sommeby Martin Gilbert

    Hodder & Stoughton 2016; US$ 15.99

    The Battle of the Somme, fought between July and November 1916, was among the bloodiest conflicts of all time. The aim was to end the stalemate on the Western Front - the result was carnage. In a total of just over a hundred days of fighting, the death toll reached 310,459. Half the bodies were never recovered. At the close of the battle, the British... more...

  • Scandinaviansby Robert Ferguson

    Head of Zeus 2016; US$ 16.99

    A journey of discovery through two millennia of Scandinavia's history, culture and society. more...

  • Where Poppies Blowby John Lewis-Stempel

    Orion 2016; US$ 24.99

    The natural history of the Western Front during the First World War by the author of MEADOWLAND , winner of the 2015 Wainwright Prize Where Poppies Blow is the unique story of the British soldiers of the Great War and their relationship with the animals and plants around them. This connection was of profound importance, because it goes a long... more...

  • Tartans & Highland Dress (Collins Scottish Archive)by Collins

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 6.84

    A small format gift book which is a reproduction of the popular Collins book ?Tartans & Highland Dress? published in 1961. This is a detailed guide to how to correctly wear the Scottish national dress along with profiles of the main tartans. more...

  • The Zooby Isobel Charman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 23.96

    How one man's mad mission became one of the best-loved places in the world The creation of a zoo in Dickensian London - when only one other existed across the world - is a story of jaw-dropping audacity. It is the story of trailblazing scientists, rival zookeepers and aristocratic naturalists collecting amazing animals from all four corners... more...

  • Rasputinby Douglas Smith

    Pan Macmillan 2016; US$ 24.46

    A hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil. The spectre of the lustful Siberian holy man and peasant still casts its eerie shadow over Russia's bloody twentieth century. Numerous biographies, novels, and films recount his mysterious rise to power as Nicholas and Alexandra's... more...

  • A Culture of Growthby Joel Mokyr

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    During the late eighteenth century, innovations in Europe triggered the Industrial Revolution and the sustained economic progress that spread across the globe. While much has been made of the details of the Industrial Revolution, what remains a mystery is why it took place at all. Why did this revolution begin in the West and not elsewhere, and why... more...