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  • Great British Losersby Gordon Kerr

    Old Street Publishing 2011; US$ 8.99

    Everyone knows we're a nation obsessed with runners-up and near-missers, that we find failure heroic and success boring, if not downright rude. In this hilarious, fact-packed and up-to-date compendium, vintage losers such as Ethelred 'the Unready' and Eddie 'The Eagle' Edwards jostle with newcomers on the failure scene like Sir Fred Goodwin, who blithely... more...

  • A Short History of Europeby Gordon Kerr

    Oldcastle Books 2011; US$ 1.99

    What is Europe? Firstly, of course, it is a continent made up of countless disparate peoples, races and nations, and governed by different ideas, philosophies, religions and attitudes. Nonetheless, it has a common thread of history running through it, stitching the lands and peoples of its past and present together into one fabric and held together... more...

  • A Short History of Africaby Gordon Kerr

    Oldcastle Books 2011; US$ 8.99

    Africa. The cradle of civilisation. From the dawn of human time in prehistoric Africa right through to the so-called 'Arab Spring' of 2011, Gordon Kerr offers a comprehensive introduction to the sprawling history of this enormous continent. He begins with the origins of the human race and the development of stone age technology, through ancient and... more...

  • A Short History of Chinaby Gordon Kerr

    Oldcastle Books 2013; US$ 8.99

    The turbulent and chequered past of the world's most populous country is one of the most fascinating in world history, and relatively little known in the West. From the beginnings of Chinese prehistory right through to internet censorship with the 'Great Firewall of China', Gordon Kerr offers a comprehensive introduction to the sprawling history of... more...

  • A Short History of Brazilby Gordon Kerr

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 8.99

    The recorded history of Brazil is brief when compared to most European countries, having been discovered by Portuguese sailor and explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral just over five hundred years ago. Since then, however, its history has been turbulent, blighted by rebellion, cruelty, dictatorship and poverty. But, it is also a vibrant, exciting and ethnically... more...

  • A Short History of the First World Warby Gordon Kerr

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 8.99

    A Short History of the First World War tells the story of this cataclysmic event. It begins by describing the background to war, the international rivalries and conflicts of the previous decades that led to the nations of Europe forming virtual armed camps, the relentless build-up of military and naval hardware that characterized the early years of... more...

  • A Short History of the Vietnam Warby Gordon Kerr

    Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 8.99

    On 8 March, 1965, 3,500 United States Marines of the 9th Marine Expeditionary Brigade made an amphibious landing at Da Nang on the south central coast of South Vietnam, marking the beginning of a conflict that would haunt American politics and society for many years, even after the withdrawal of US forces in 1972. For the people of North Vietnam it... more...

  • A Short History of the Middle Eastby Gordon Kerr

    Oldcastle Books 2016; US$ 8.99

    Informative, fascinating and extremely well-researched...Gordon Kerr's book is a mini masterpiece' - ABC Brisbane Situated at the crossroads of three continents, the Middle East has confounded the ambition of conquerors and peacemakers alike. Christianity, Judaism and Islam all had their genesis in the region but with them came not just civilisation... more...

  • A Short History of Indiaby Gordon Kerr

    Oldcastle Books 2017; US$ 8.99

    The world's largest democracy and second-most populous country, 21st century India is a dynamic nation with a thrusting economy, made up of a variety of beliefs and peoples united under one flag. Its history is a unique story of ancient empires and civilizations, some dating back to humankind's earliest history. Ancient India was home to myriad kingdoms... more...

  • Critical Assemblyby Lillian Hoddeson; Paul W. Henriksen; Roger A. Meade; Catherine L. Westfall; Gordon Baym; Richard Hewlett; Alison Kerr; Robert Penneman; Leslie Redman; Robert Seidel

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 50.00

    This 1993 book explores how the 'critical assembly' of scientists at Los Alamos created the first atomic bombs. more...

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