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  • Six Records of a Floating Lifeby Shen Fu; Chiang Su-Hui; Leonard Pratt; Chiang Su-Hui; Leonard Pratt

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 12.68

    Six Records of a Floating Life (1809) is an extraordinary blend of autobiography, love story and social document written by a man who was educated as a scholar but earned his living as a civil servant and art dealer. In this intimate memoir, Shen Fu recounts the domestic and romantic joys of his marriage to YŁn, the beautiful and artistic girl he fell... more...

  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval Englandby Ian Mortimer

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.09

    The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there... Imagine you could travel back to the fourteenth century. What would you see, and hear, and smell? Where would you stay? What are you going to eat? And how are you going to test to see if you are going down with the plague? In The Time Traveller's Guide Ian Mortimer's radical... more...

  • Naples in the Time of Cholera, 1884?1911by Frank M. Snowden

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 50.00 US$ 41.00

    This 1995 book is a medical and social history of Italy's largest city during the cholera edipemics of 1884 and 1910?11. more...

  • Empireby Niall Ferguson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.09

    This astoundingly successful, superbly reviewed book vividly recreates the excitement, brutality and adventure of the British Empire. Ferguson's most revolutionary and popular work, EMPIRE is a major reinterpretation of the British Empire as one of the world's greatest modernising forces. It shows on a vast canvas how the British Empire in the 19th... more...

  • History for the IB Diploma: Civil Rights and Social Movements in the Americasby Mike Scott-Baumann; Mark Stacey

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00 US$ 13.12

    An exciting series that covers selected topics from the Higher Level options in the IB History syllabus. more...

  • Maizeby Duccio Bonavia

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 124.00 US$ 101.68

    This book examines one of the thorniest problems of ancient American archaeology: the origins and domestication of maize. more...

  • Latin America in Colonial Timesby Matthew Restall; Kris Lane

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    Presents the story of how Latin American civilization emerged from the encounter of three great civilizations in the sixteenth century. more...

  • Escaping Salemby Richard Godbeer

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 12.95 US$ 11.14

    The Salem witch hunt of 1692 is among the most infamous events in early American history; however, it was not the only such episode to occur in New England that year. Escaping Salem reconstructs the "other witch hunt" of 1692 that took place in Stamford, Connecticut. Concise and accessible, the book takes students on a revealing journey into the... more...

  • A Magnificent Catastropheby Edward J. Larson

    Free Press 2007; US$ 21.99

    CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title "They could write like angels and scheme like demons." So begins Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Larson's masterful account of the wild ride that was the 1800 presidential election?an election so convulsive and so momentous to the future of American democracy that Thomas Jefferson would later dub it "America's second... more...

  • The Arabsby Eugene Rogan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 18.32

    Eugene Rogan has written an authoritative new history of the Arabs in the modern world. Starting with the Ottoman conquests in the sixteenth century, this landmark book follows the story of the Arabs through the era of European imperialism and the Superpower rivalries of the Cold War, to the present age of unipolar American power. Drawing on the writings... more...