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  • The Campaigns of Alexanderby Arrian; J. Hamilton; Aubrey De Selincourt

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 14.09

    Although written over four hundred years after Alexander's death, Arrian's account of the man and his achievements is the most reliable we have. Arrian's own experience as a military commander gave him unique insights into the life of the world's greatest conqueror. He tells of Alexander's violent suppression of the Theban rebellion, his defeat of... more...

  • The King and the Catholicsby Antonia Fraser

    Orion 2018; US$ 31.99

    'Utterly gripping and consistently witty' Damian Thompson, Literary Review 'An absolutely splendid book' A. N. Wilson, The Spectator The story of Catholic Emancipation begins with the violent Anti-Catholic Gordon Riots in 1780, fuelled by the reduction in Penal Laws against the Roman Catholics harking back to the sixteenth century. Some... more...

  • The Archaeology of Early Chinaby Gideon Shelach-Lavi

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 34.00

    This book covers Chinese archaeology from the first people to the unification of the empire, emphasizing cultural variations and interregional contact. more...

  • A History of the Vietnameseby K. W. Taylor

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 41.00

    A groundbreaking, comprehensive history of Vietnam from the earliest times to the present day. more...

  • The Singapore Story (Student Edition)by Lee Kuan Yew

    Marshall Cavendish 2015; US$ 13.99

    This student edition of The Singapore Story isa shortened version of the original edition of The Singapore Story, the first volume of Lee Kuan Yew’s memoirs published in 2008. It covers all the significant moments in the life of Singapore’s first prime minister, in his own words, and dispenses with passages that do not directly concern Singapore.... more...

  • Flames Across the Borderby Pierre Berton

    Doubleday Canada 2011; US$ 16.95

    The Canada–U.S. border was in flames as the War of 1812 continued. York's parliament buildings were on fire, Niagara-on-the-Lake burned to the ground and Buffalo lay in ashes. Even the American capital of Washington, far to the south, was put to the torch. The War of 1812 had become one of the nineteenth century's bloodiest struggles. Flames Across... more...

  • 1914-1918by David Stevenson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 18.32

    1914-1918 , David Stevenson's history of the First World War, has been acclaimed as the definitive one-volume account of the conflict In the summer of 1914 Europe exploded into a frenzy of mass violence. The war that followed had global repercussions, destroying four empires and costing millions of lives. Even the victorious countries were scarred... more...

  • 1421by Gavin Menzies

    Transworld 2012; US$ 15.50

    On 8 March 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China. The ships, some nearly five hundred feet long, were under the command of Emperor Zhu Di's loyal eunuch admirals. Their mission was 'to proceed all the way to the end of the earth to collect tribute from the barbarians beyond the seas' and unite the world in Confucian harmony.... more...

  • Disraeliby Douglas Hurd; Edward Young

    Orion 2013; US$ 13.99

    Benjamin Disraeli was the most gifted parliamentarian of the nineteenth century and a superb orator, writer and wit - but how much do we really know about the man behind the words? 'As Douglas Hurd and Edward Young point out in their splendidly written, finely judged and thoroughly persuasive book, a vast chasm yawned between the real Disraeli... more...

  • The Cambridge Economic History of Modern Britain: Volume 1, Industrialisation, 1700–1860by Roderick Floud; Paul Johnson

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 48.00

    This is a readable and comprehensive account of British economic history from 1700 to 1860. more...