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  • Crucible of Warby Fred Anderson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 24.00

    In this engrossing narrative of the great military conflagration of the mid-eighteenth century, Fred Anderson transports us into the maelstrom of international rivalries. With the Seven Years' War, Great Britain decisively eliminated French power north of the Caribbean — and in the process destroyed an American diplomatic system in which Native Americans... more...

  • Clash of Culturesby Brian M. Fagan

    AltaMira Press 1997; US$ 35.00

    In Europe it was called the Age of Discovery. To the rest of the world, it often meant slavery, epidemic disease, cultural genocide, and wholesale social and economic changes. What happened in the period when Europe first came in contact with the rest of the world? In this new edition of Brian Fagan's Clash of Cultures , the best-selling author offers... more...

  • Tulipomaniaby Mike Dash

    Orion 2011; US$ 12.99

    'A fascinating exploration of human greed and self-delusion and also a tribute to our ageless search for beauty' DEBORAH MOGGACH. In 1630s' Holland thousands of people, from the wealthiest merchants to the lowest street traders, were caught up in a frenzy of buying and selling. The object of the speculation was not oil or gold, but the tulip, a... more...

  • For the Common Defenseby Allan R. Millett; Peter Maslowski

    Free Press 2012; US$ 28.00

    Now fully updated and totally revised, this highly regarded classic remains the most comprehensive study available of America’s military history. Called “the preeminent survey of American military history” by Russell F. Weigley, America’s foremost military historian, For the Common Defense is an essential contribution to the field of military history.... more...

  • Savage Kingdom: Virginia and The Founding of English America (Text Only)by Benjamin Woolley

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 8.90

    Epic history of the first Virginia Colony and the true story of Pocahontas, to coincide with the colony’s 400th anniversary in 2007. more...

  • The Princeby Niccolò Machiavelli; Peter Bondanella; Maurizio Viroli

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 3.99

    Based upon Machiavelli's first-hand experience as an emissary of the Florentine Republic to the courts of Europe, The Prince analyses the usually violent means by which men seize, retain, and lose political power. This fluent new translation is accompanied by comprehensive notes and an introduction that dispels some of the myths associated with Machiavelli,... more...

  • Founding Mothersby Cokie Roberts

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    Cokie Roberts's number one New York Times bestseller, We Are Our Mothers' Daughters , examined the nature of women's roles throughout history and led USA Today to praise her as a "custodian of time-honored values." Her second bestseller, From This Day Forward , written with her husband, Steve Roberts, described American marriages throughout... more...

  • Unbrokenby Laura Hillenbrand

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 9.89

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE •  Look for special features inside. Join the Random House Reader’s Circle for author chats and more. In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin... more...

  • A Concise History of Hungaryby Miklós Molnár; Anna Magyar

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 28.00

    A comprehensive history of the land, people, society, culture and economy of Hungary. more...

  • Aztecsby Inga Clendinnen

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 16.00

    Recreates the culture of the city of Tenochtitlan in its last unthreatened years before it fell to the Spaniards. more...