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  • Catherine the Great and the Russian Nobiltyby Paul Dukes

    Cambridge University Press 1967; US$ 36.00

    Russian Society in the eighteenth century was dominated by the nobility. more...

  • Final Hours in the Pacificby Donald J. Young

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 38.00

    From December 7, 1941, until the Battle of Midway in June 1942, the war with Japan was a losing one. It was to be the darkest period of the almost four-year war. During those days, no times were more trying than the final hours for the men trapped on Wake Island, Bataan, Corregidor, Hong Kong and Singapore. This book, outlining the bitter end to their... more...

  • The Many-Headed Hydraby Peter Linebaugh; Marcus Rediker

    Beacon Press 2013; US$ 27.50

    Winner of the International Labor History Award Long before the American Revolution and the Declaration of the Rights of Man, a motley crew of sailors, slaves, pirates, laborers, market women, and indentured servants had ideas about freedom and equality that would forever change history. The Many Headed-Hydra recounts their stories in a sweeping history... more...

  • City of Coventryby Adrian Smith

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 29.00

    Shattered by bombing in the Second World War, Coventry was to rise as a model of urban regeneration and imaginative urban planning. Adrian Smith mixes memoir and meticulous scholarship to describe how his native city has inspired film-makers like Humphrey Jennings, poets and painters such as Philip Larkin and Terry Jones, and musicians as varied as... more...

  • Deadly Seasby David Bercuson; Holger H. Herwig

    Random House of Canada 2011; US$ 14.99

    A brilliant work of naval history, Deadly Seas tells the dramatic story of the birth, life, and death of two wartime vessels, one Allied, the other Axis, and, through them, the larger story of the epic Battle of the Atlantic itself. From the Hardcover edition. more...

  • Lies, Damned Lies and Historyby Graeme Donald

    The History Press 2010; US$ 14.57

    From cats, spats and catacombs to the Wall Street shuffle, this book looks at how historical events didn't always unfold as we think they did. It takes the readers on a journey, century-by-century, showing how the truth we take for granted is a far cry from the facts. It is suitable for those who want to see the past as it was. more...

  • Churchill's German Armyby Helen Fry

    The History Press 2010; US$ 18.94

    Presents the story of the 10,000 Germans and Austrians who fled Nazi persecution and joined the British forces in their fight against Hitler during the Second World War. This title documents the stories of those who fought for King and adopted country. more...

  • Batavia's Graveyardby Mike Dash

    Orion 2011; US$ 17.62

    When the Dutch East Indiaman Batavia struck an uncharted reef off the new continent of Australia on her maiden voyage in 1629, 332 men, women and children were on board. While some headed off in a lifeboat to seek help, 250 of the survivors ended up on a tiny coral island less than half a mile long. A band of mutineers, whose motives were almost... more...

  • Connecting Seas and Connected Ocean Rimsby Donna R. Gabaccía; Dirk Hoerder

    BRILL 2011; US$ 183.00

    With a series of rich case studies focused on mobile laborers, this book demonstrates how the regional migrations of the early modern era came to be connected, contributing to the creation of an increasingly integrated nineteenth-century world. more...

  • I Wish I'd Been Thereby Byron Hollinshead; Theodore Rabb

    Pan Macmillan UK 2008; US$ 18.88

    'What is the moment in history that you would like to have witnessed?and why?' This is the thought-provoking question that Theodore Rabb and Byron Hollinshead posed to twenty of our finest historians. Their answers can be found in this fascinating and thoroughly readable book, which trains a lens on crucial moments of our past and brings them to vivid... more...