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  • The Ascent of Moneyby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    Watch the PBS program based on The Ascent of Money . Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. Bread, cash, dosh, dough, loot, lucre, moolah, readies, the wherewithal: Call it what you like, it matters.... more...

  • Lost in Shangri-Laby Mitchell Zuckoff

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 8.99

    ?A lost world, man-eating tribesmen, lush andimpenetrable jungles, stranded American fliers (one of them a dame withgreat gams , for heaven's sake), a startling rescue mission. . . . This is atrue story made in heaven for a writer as talented as Mitchell Zuckoff. Whew?what an utterly compelling and deeplysatisfying read!" ?Simon Winchester, author... more...

  • Outlaw Platoonby Sean Parnell; John Bruning

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 8.99

    A riveting story of American fighting men, Outlaw Platoon is Lieutenant Sean Parnell?s stunning personal account of the legendary U.S. Army?s 10th Mountain Division?s heroic stand in the mountains of Afghanistan. Acclaimed for its vivid, poignant, and honest recreation of sixteen brutal months of nearly continuous battle in the deadly Hindu Kesh,... more...

  • Dunkirkby Hugh Sebag-Montefiore

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 14.38

    * * * S pecial 75th Anniversary Edition * * * Hugh Sebag-Montefiore's Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man tells the story of the rescue in May 1940 of British soldiers fleeing capture and defeat by the Nazis at Dunkirk. Dunkirk was not just about what happened at sea and on the beaches. The evacuation would never have succeeded had it not... more...

  • A Frozen Hellby William Trotter

    Algonquin Books 2013; US$ 15.95

    In 1939, tiny Finland waged war-the kind of war that spawns legends-against the mighty Soviet Union, and yet their epic struggle has been largely ignored. Guerrillas on skis, heroic single-handed attacks on tanks, unfathomable endurance, and the charismatic leadership of one of this century's true military geniuses-these are the elements of both... more...

  • A Higher Callby Adam Makos; Larry Alexander

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    THE NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER December, 1943: A badly damaged American bomber struggles to fly over wartime Germany. At the controls is twenty-one-year-old Second Lieutenant Charlie Brown. Half his crew lay wounded or dead on this, their first mission. Suddenly, a Messerschmitt fighter pulls up on the bomber?s tail. The pilot... more...

  • Letters From Berlinby Kerstin Lieff

    Random House Australia 2012; US$ 12.77

    Winner of the Colorado Book Award for Biography. A vivid recreation of a largely untold side of world war II - the German side. Six years before Margarete died, the author asked her mother to tell her all her stories of life during and just after the Second World War. "If you don't tell, no one will ever know and all those stories, and all that... more...

  • Saltby Mark Kurlansky

    Penguin Publishing Group 2003; US$ 18.00

    From the Bestselling Author of Cod and The Basque History of the World In his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of... more...

  • Killing Pattonby Bill O'Reilly; Martin Dugard

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 30.99

    Readers around the world have thrilled to Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy , and Killing Jesus --riveting works of nonfiction that journey into the heart of the most famous murders in history. Now from Bill O'Reilly, anchor of The O'Reilly Factor , comes the most epic book of all in this multimillion-selling series: Killing Patton . General George... more...

  • Introduction to Global Military Historyby Jeremy Black

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This lucid account of military developments around the modern world begins with the American War of Independence and the French revolutionary wars and continues chronologically to the latest 21 st century conflicts. It combines determinedly global coverage with thought-provoking analysis not only of the military aspects of conflict but also its social,... more...