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  • The Romanovsby Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Orion 2016; US$ 15.99

    The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world's greatest empire? And how did they lose it all? This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy... more...

  • 1867 Disraeli, Gladstone and Revolutionby Maurice Cowling

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 58.00

    The passage of the Reform Bill of 1867 is one of the major problems in nineteenth-century British history. more...

  • Island of the Lostby Joan Druett

    Algonquin Books 2007; US$ 14.95

    Auckland Island is a godforsaken place in the middle of the Southern Ocean, 285 miles south of New Zealand. With year-round freezing rain and howling winds, it is one of the most forbidding places in the world. To be shipwrecked there means almost certain death. In 1864 Captain Thomas Musgrave and his crew of four aboard the schooner Grafton ... more...

  • Auschwitzby Laurence Rees

    Ebury Publishing 2012; US$ 14.09

    In this compelling book, highly acclaimed author and broadcaster Laurence Rees tells the definitive history of the most notorious Nazi institution of them all. We discover how Auschwitz evolved from a concentration camp for Polish political prisoners into the site of the largest mass murder in history - part death camp, part concentration camp, where... more...

  • Reading Greekby Joint Association of Classical Teachers

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 36.00

    Thoroughly-revised edition of best-selling one-year introductory course in ancient Greek for students and adults. more...

  • David Hume: A Treatise of Human Natureby David Fate Norton; Mary J. Norton

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 42.99

    David and Mary Norton present the definitive scholarly edition of Hume's Treatise, one of the greatest philosophical works ever written. This volume contains their account of how the Treatise was written and published; an explanation of how they established the text; an extensive set of annotations; and a detailed bibliography and index. more...

  • Churchillby Norman Rose

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    Winston Churchill (1874-1965) is often proclaimed as the greatest Briton in history and one of the world’s eminent leaders. Born into a dazzling political family, Churchill was awkward and eccentric as a young man but flourished in the army, where he served in the North West Frontier, Sudan and during the Second Boer War as a successful war correspondent.... more...

  • The Napoleonic Wars 1803-1815by David Gates

    Random House 2011; US$ 26.78

    Known collectively as the 'Great War', for over a decade the Napoleonic Wars engulfed not only a whole continent but also the overseas possessions of the leading European states. A war of unprecedented scale and intensity, it was in many ways a product of change that acted as a catalyst for upheaval and reform across much of Europe, with aspects... more...

  • The Girl on the Cliffby Lucinda Riley

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 11.27

    A beautiful drama spanning decades, from the international Number One bestselling author of The Olive Tree and The Shadow Sister Why has a secret from 1914 caused a century of heartache? Troubled by recent loss, Grania Ryan has returned to Ireland and the arms of her loving family. And it is here, on a cliff edge, that she first... more...

  • The History of Alexanderby Quintus Curtius Rufus; Waldemar Heckel; John Yardley

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 14.09

    Alexander the Great (356-323 BC), who led the Macedonian army to victory in Egypt, Syria, Persia and India, was perhaps the most successful conqueror the world has ever seen. Yet although no other individual has attracted so much speculation across the centuries, Alexander himself remains an enigma. Curtius' History offers a great deal of information... more...