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  • How the Scots Invented the Modern Worldby Arthur Herman

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 17.00

    An exciting account of the origins of the modern world Who formed the first literate society? Who invented our modern ideas of democracy and free market capitalism? The Scots. As historian and author Arthur Herman reveals, in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Scotland made crucial contributions to science, philosophy, literature, education,... more...

  • A Line in the Sandby James Barr

    Simon & Schuster UK 2011; US$ 7.66

    In 1916, in the middle of the First World War, two men secretly agreed to divide the Middle East between them. Sir Mark Sykes was a visionary politician; François Georges-Picot a diplomat with a grudge. The deal they struck, which was designed to relieve tensions that threatened to engulf the Entente Cordiale, drew a line in the sand from the Mediterranean... more...

  • Crusade in Europeby Dwight D. Eisenhower

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 19.99

    Dedicated to the Allied Soldier, Sailor and Airman of WWII. more...

  • The Private Heinrich Himmlerby Katrin Himmler; Katrin Himmler; Michael Wildt; Michael Wildt; Ph.D. Thomas Hansen; Abby J. Hansen

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 6.79

    The English translation of the letters of Heinrich Himmler and his wife, recently authenticated by the Bundesarchiv and serialized in Die Welt more...

  • Moon Tigerby Penelope Lively; Anthony Thwaite

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 12.68

    **SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDEN MAN BOOKER PRIZE** Claudia Hampton - beautiful, famous, independent, dying. But she remains defiant to the last, telling her nurses that she will write a 'history of the world . . . and in the process, my own'. And it is her story from a childhood just after the First World War through the Second and beyond. But Claudia's... more...

  • They Called it Passchendaeleby Lyn MacDonald

    Penguin Books Ltd 1993; US$ 15.50

    The third battle of Ypres, culminating in a desperate struggle for the ridge and little village of Passchendaele, was one of the most appalling campaigns in the First World War. In this masterly piece of oral history, Lyn Macdonald lets over 600 participants speak for themselves. A million Tommies, Canadians and Anzacs assembled at the Ypres Salient... more...

  • Catiline's War, The Jugurthine War, Historiesby Sallust

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 14.09

    Sallust (86– c . 35 bc) is the earliest Roman historian of whom complete works survive, a senator of the Roman Republic and younger contemporary of Cicero, Pompey and Julius Caesar. His Catiline’s War tells of the conspiracy in 63 bc led by L. Sergius Catilina, who plotted to assassinate numerous senators and take control of the government, but was... more...

  • The German Warby Nicholas Stargardt

    Random House 2015; US$ 16.91

    WINNER OF THE 2016 PEN HESSELL-TILTMAN PRIZE The Second World War was a German war like no other. The Nazi regime, having started the conflict, turned it into the most horrific war in European history, resorting to genocidal methods well before building the first gas chambers. Over its course, the Third Reich expended and exhausted all its moral... more...

  • Aboriginal Australiansby Richard Broome

    Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 31.81

    A powerful history of black-white encounters in Australia since colonisation, this fully updated edition remains the only concise survey of Aboriginal history since 1788. more...

  • Neptune's Infernoby James D. Hornfischer

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00

    The Battle of Guadalcanal has long been heralded as a Marine victory. Now, with his powerful portrait of the Navy’s sacrifice, James D. Hornfischer tells for the first time the full story of the men who fought in destroyers, cruisers, and battleships in the narrow, deadly waters of “Ironbottom Sound.” Here, in stunning cinematic detail, are the... more...