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Modern history, 1453-

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  • Amiensby James McWilliams

    Dundurn 2001; US$ 8.99

    For the Allies, it was the "dawn of victory," the battle that paved the way for the Armistice 100 days later. more...

  • The Real Cruel Seaby Richard Woodman

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 11.75

    For the British, the Battle of the Atlantic was a fight for survival. They depended on the safe transit of hundreds of convoys of merchant ships laden with food, raw materials and munitions from America to feed the country and to keep the war effort going, and they had to export manufactured goods to pay for it all. So Britain's merchant navy,... more...

  • The Dynamics of Military Revolution, 1300–2050by MacGregor Knox; Williamson Murray

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 43.00

    This book studies the changes that have marked war in the Western World since the thirteenth century. more...

  • Past & The Presentby Lawrence Stone

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.30

    First Published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Royalty's Strangest Charactersby Geoff Tibballs

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 10.99

    Recounting over 2,000 years of daft despots, raving rulers and potty potentates, this unique look at the worlds craziest kings and queens will leave you shocked, amazed and often in fits of laughter. From the madness of ancient Rome, exemplified by the Emperor Caligula who wanted to appoint his horse to the consulate, we go on to meet Charles VI of... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Warsby Charles Phillips

    Infobase Publishing 2004; US$ 360.00

    The first reference work of its kind, Encyclopedia of Wars describes not only the military aspect of wars--the causes of conflict, an enumeration of battles, and a summary of the outcome(s)--but also the social and political context in which the wars occurred. From the Crusades to the Revolutionary War to the Persian Gulf War, this three-volume encyclopedia... more...

  • Colonialismby DWJ Books

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    From the daring adventurers sailing across the Atlantic in search of the riches of the East to the first wave of European settlers on America's shores, colonialism played a major role in the formation of our modern-day country. Colonialism covers the nine key concepts of colonialism: colonies, economics and trade, European nations, explorers and... more...

  • Popular Controversies in World History: Investigating History's Intriguing Questions [4 volumes]by Steven Danver

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 418.00

    Popular Controversies in World History: Investigating History's Intriguing Questions offers uniquely compelling and educational examinations of pivotal events and puzzling phenomena, from the earliest evidence of human activity to controversial events of the 20th century. From the geographic location of human origins, to the authenticity of the... more...

  • The Channel Islands Book of Daysby Mark Brocklesby

    The History Press 2013; US$ 2.99

    Taking you through the year day by day, The Channel Islands Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, amusing and important events and facts from different periods in the history of the islands. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed. Featuring hundreds of snippets of information gleaned from the vaults... more...

  • The Handy History Answer Bookby David L Hudson

    Visible Ink Press 2012; US$ 18.99

    A Walk through the Ages Our country and the world is changing fast, and a knowledge of history helps us understand the hows, whats, and whys of modern civilization. Fully revised and updated, this new edition of The Handy History Answer Book answers over 1,000 how-what-why questions. A concise guide to all things historical, this feast of facts... more...