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  • Chimalpahin's Conquestby Susan Schroeder

    Stanford University Press 2010; US$ 60.00 US$ 54.50

    This volume presents the story of Hernando Cortés's conquest of Mexico, as recounted by a contemporary Spanish historian and edited by Mexico's premier Nahua historian. Francisco López de Gómara's monumental Historia de las Indias y Conquista de México was published in 1552 to instant success. Despite being banned from the Americas by Prince Philip... more...

  • Churchillby Piers Brendon

    Random House 2011; US$ 18.32

    This astute biography brilliantly captures, in one volume, the full range of Winston Churchill's astonishing career. perhaps the greatest political figure of modern times, Churchill's achievement extended well beyond his emblematic role in the Second World War. Piers Brendon brings great wit and dozens of pungent anecdotes to this penetrating account,... more...

  • Tank Menby Robert Kershaw

    Hodder & Stoughton 2009; US$ 12.99

    'I thought Tank Men was a triumph ...it is a really fine piece of work' - Richard Holmes 'Some of the eye witness accounts Kershaw has collected for this comprehensive review of tank warfare have the power to chill the reader to the bone. This is warfare at the sharp end' --NOTTINGHAM EVENING POST The First World War saw the birth of an extraordinary... more...

  • Americasby Peter Winn

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 34.95

    Stunning in its sweep, Americas is the most authoritative history available of contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean. From Mexico to Tierra del Fuego, and from Cuba to Trinidad and Tobago, Americas examines the historical, demographic, political, social, cultural, religious, and economic trends in the region. For this new edition Peter Winn... more...

  • The Russian Civil Warby Evan Mawdsley

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 6.99

    'the best book ever written on the Russian Civil War ... a first-rate work of scholarly synthesis' - Robert McNeal 'a miracle of concision, clarity and completeness' - Michael Malancon 'abounds in controversial judgements, ably backed and well documented' - D.A. Longley The Russian Civil War of 1917-1920, out of which the Soviet Union was... more...

  • The Inventor and the Tycoonby Edward Ball

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    From the National Book Award-winning author of Slaves in the Family , a riveting true life/true crime narrative of the partnership between the murderer who invented the movies and the robber baron who built the railroads.   One hundred and thirty years ago Eadweard Muybridge invented stop-motion photography, anticipating and making possible motion... more...

  • Lady Bird Johnsonby Michael L. Gillette

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    Over a span of eighteen years, Lady Bird Johnson recorded forty-seven oral history interviews with Michael Gillette and his colleagues. These conversations, just released in 2011, form the heart of Lady Bird Johnson: An Oral History , an intimate story of a shy young country girl's transformation into one of America's most effective and admired First... more...

  • The Economic History of Latin America since Independenceby Victor Bulmer-Thomas

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 40.00

    This revised and updated third edition contains a wealth of new material that draws on new research in this area. more...

  • Grandma Gatewood's Walkby Ben Montgomery

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    Emma Gatewood was the first woman to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alone, as well as the first person?man or woman?to walk it twice and three times and she did it all after the age of 65. This is the first and only biography of Grandma Gatewood, as the reporters called her, who became a hiking celebrity in the 1950s and '60s. She appeared on TV... more...

  • JG26by Donald Caldwell

    Frontline Books 2013; US$ 17.25

    Jagdgeschwader 26, the German elite fighter unit, was more feared by the Allies than any other Luftwaffe group. Based on extensive archival research in Europe, personal combat diaries and interviews with more than 50 surviving pilots, Caldwell has assembled a superb day-to-day chronicle of JG 26 operations, from its first air victory in 1939 to its... more...