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  • Why Switzerland?by Jonathan Steinberg

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 24.00

    A revised and completely updated edition of Jonathan Steinberg's classic account of Switzerland's unique political and economic system. more...

  • The Greeksby H. Kitto

    Penguin Books Ltd 1991; US$ 14.09

    The Greeks were extraordinary not least because they evolved "a totally new conception of what human life was for". Elaborating on that claim, the author explores the life, culture and history of classical Greece. more...

  • The Origins of Nationalismby Caspar Hirschi

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    This wide-ranging study offers a new interpretation of nationalism and the formation of European nations. more...

  • A Shorter History of Australiaby Geoffrey Blainey

    Penguin Random House Australia 2014; US$ 13.67

    A broad, concise and inclusive vision of Australia and Australians by one our most renowned historians. After a lifetime of research and debate on Australian and international history, Geoffrey Blainey is well-placed to introduce us to the people who have played a part and to guide us through the events that have created the Australian identity:... more...

  • Stephen (Penguin Monarchs)by Carl Watkins

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 15.50

    Known as 'the anarchy', the reign of Stephen (1135-1141) saw England plunged into a civil war that illuminated the fatal flaw in the powerful Norman monarchy, that without clear rules ordering succession, conflict between members of William the Conqueror's family were inevitable. But there was another problem, too: Stephen himself. With the nobility... more...

  • On Living in an Old Countryby Patrick Wright

    OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 12.99

    This is the book that put Britain's 'heritage industry' on the map, opening one of the defining cultural and political debates of its time, and showing why conservation was a subject of broad significance, far broader than its professional status might suggest. 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 Annals of Imperial Romeby Tacitus; Michael Grant

    Penguin Books Ltd 1973; US$ 16.91

    Tacitus' Annals of Imperial Rome recount the major historical events from the years shortly before the death of Augustus up to the death of Nero in AD 68. With clarity and vivid intensity he describes the reign of terror under the corrupt Tiberius, the great fire of Rome during the time of Nero, and the wars, poisonings, scandals, conspiracies and... more...

  • The Business of Warby David Parrott

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    This book offers a substantial reconsideration of early modern warfare and its relationship to the power of the state. more...

  • The First Day on the Sommeby Martin Middlebrook

    Pen and Sword 2006; US$ 9.99

    After an immense but useless bombardment, at 7.30 am. On 1 July 1916 the British Army went over the top and attacked the German trenches. It was the first day of the battle of the Somme, and on that day the British suffered nearly 60,000 casualties, two for every yard of their front. With more than fifty times the daily losses at El Alamein and fifteen... more...