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  • Victoria & Abdul (film tie-in)by Shrabani Basu

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    Now a major motion picture starring Dame Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul examines how a young Indian Muslim came to play a central role at the heart of the empire, and tells a tender love story between an ordinary Indian and his elderly queen. more...

  • In God's Pathby Robert G. Hoyland

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    A groundbreaking work that delivers a fresh account of the Arab conquests, incorporating the latest research in Late Antique history more...

  • 1942by Bob Wurth

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2008; US$ 1.81

    1942 was the year of Australia's greatest peril - as Darwin was destroyed by bombing, Australian ships were torpedoed within sight of our coast, midget Japanese submarines attacked shipping in Sydney Harbour, and the Japanese army invaded New Guinea on its inexorable march south. This is the real story of the genuine and imminent threat to Australia... more...

  • Why Australia Prosperedby Ian W. McLean

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.70

    This book is the first comprehensive account of how Australia attained the world's highest living standards within a few decades of European settlement, and how the nation has sustained an enviable level of income to the present. Why Australia Prospered is a fascinating historical examination of how Australia cultivated and sustained economic growth... more...

  • Journey to a Revolutionby Michael Korda

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.51

    The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 was perhaps the most dramatic single event of the Cold War and a major turning point in history. Though it ended unsuccessfully, the spontaneous uprising of Hungarians against their country's Communist party and the Soviet occupation forces in the wake of Stalin's death demonstrated to the world at large the failure... more...

  • Krakatoaby Simon Winchester

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 15.50

    Simon Winchester's brilliant chronicle of the destruction of the Indonesian island of Krakatoa in 1883 charts the birth of our modern world. He tells the story of the unrecognized genius who beat Darwin to the discovery of evolution; of Samuel Morse, his code and how rubber allowed the world to talk; of Alfred Wegener, the crack-pot German explorer... more...

  • The Penguin History of Modern Chinaby Jonathan Fenby

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 23.96

    'China's reemergence as a global economic powerhouse has compressed into a single generation an industrial and urban revolution on a scale the world has never seen. Its transformation looks to many foreigners, and to millions of newly prosperous Chinese, like a near-miraculous escape from the agonies of its recent history - late imperial, warlord-republican... more...

  • Visions of Empire in the Nazi-Occupied Netherlandsby Jennifer L. Foray

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    Visions of Empire in the Nazi-Occupied Netherlands is a study of empire, occupation and decolonization, and uncovers Nazi-occupied Netherlands. more...

  • Redgauntletby Walter Scott; Kathryn Sutherland

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 7.99

    Set in the summer of 1765, Redgauntlet centres around a third, fictitious Jacobite rebellion and a plot to enthrone the exiled Prince Charles Edward Stewart. The last of Scott's major Scottish novels, this is the only available critical edition. It reprints the Magnum text of 1832. more...

  • The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain: Volume 1, Industrialisation, 1700–1870by Roderick Floud; Jane Humphries; Paul Johnson

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 49.00

    A new edition of the leading textbook on the economic history of Britain, Volume 1 (1700–1870) offers new approaches to classic issues more...