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  • A Disastrous History Of The Worldby John Withington

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 10.99

    Tsunamis, earthquakes, floods, bird flu, international terrorism - the world seems to get more dangerous by the day. Or does it? John Withington's disturbing yet fascinating new book describes the worst things that have happened on Earth from the dawn of man to the present day. Part One chronicles all the major natural calamities - floods and earthquakes,... more...

  • Calamities and Catastrophesby Derek Wilson

    Short Books 2011; US$ 8.74

    They say that history is written by the winners. Not according to Derek Wilson. In this fascinating, revelatory book, Derek tells the story from the point of view of the losers - collating a catalogue of calamities and catastrophes which have shaped our world more than historians tend to let on. In ten lucid and entertaining chapters, Wilson identifies... more...

  • My Happy Days In Hellby György Faludy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available

    My Happy Days in Hell (1962) is Gyorgy Faludy's grimly beautiful autobiography of his battle to survive tyranny and oppression. Fleeing Hungary in 1938 as the German army approaches, acclaimed poet Faludy journeys to Paris, where he finds a lover but merely a cursory asylum. When the French capitulate to the Nazis, Faludy travels to North Africa,... more...

  • History Year by Yearby DK

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2011; Not Available

    From the origins of our earliest African ancestors right up until the present day, History Year by Year covers the history of cultures and nations around the world in amazing visual detail. Discover the events, individuals, cultures, inventions and ideas that have shaped the world in this innovative and visually arresting book that presents the... more...

  • The American Axisby Max Wallace

    St. Martin's Press 2004; US$ 8.99

    Henry Ford and Charles Lindbergh have long been exalted as two of the greatest American icons of the twentieth century. From award-winning journalist Max Wallace comes groundbreaking and astonishing revelations about the poisonous effect these two so-called American heroes had on Western democracy. In his wide ranging investigation, Wallace goes... more...

  • Some Survivedby Manny Lawton; John Toland

    Algonquin Books 2004; US$ 14.95

    Manny Lawton was a twenty-three-year-old Army captain on April 8, 1942, when orders came to surrender to the Japanese forces invading the Philippine Islands. The next day, he and his fellow American and Filipino prisoners set out on the infamous Bataan Death March--a forced six-day, sixty-mile trek under a broiling tropical sun during which approximately... more...

  • The Road to Warby Andrew Wheatcroft; Richard Overy

    Random House 2012; US$ 16.91

    Hailed on publication as a thought-provoking, authoritative analysis of the true beginnings of the Second World War, this revised edition of The Road to War is essential reading for anyone interested in this momentous period of history. Taking each major nation in turn, the book tells the story of their road to war; recapturing the concerns, anxieties... more...

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

    Pan Macmillan 2008; US$ 11.67

    '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...

  • The Great Divideby Peter Watson

    Orion 2012; US$ 21.99

    How the division of the Americas from the rest of the world affected human history. In 15,000 B.C. early humankind, who had evolved in Africa tens of thousands of years before and spread out to populate the Earth, arrived in Siberia, during the Ice Age. Because so much water was locked up at that time in the great ice sheets, several miles thick,... more...

  • Das Reichby Max Hastings

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 14.27

    Within days of the D-Day lanings, the 'Das Reich' 2nd SS Panzer Division marched north through France to reinforce the front-line defenders of Hitler's Fortress Europe. Veterans of the bloodiest fighting of the Russion Front, 15,000 men with their tanks and artillery, they were hounded for every mile of their march by saboteurs of the Resistance and... more...