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  • Remembering Partitionby Gyanendra Pandey

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 28.00

    A compelling and harrowing examination of the violence that marked the Partition of India. more...

  • From Colony to Superpowerby George C. Herring

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 16.99

    The newest volume in the prestigious Oxford History of the United States, From Colony to Superpower provides a sweeping account of United States' foreign relations and diplomacy, in a magisterial account of America's interaction with other peoples and nations of the world. Herring tells a story of stunning successes and sometimes tragic failures,... more...

  • The Day Freedom Diedby Charles Lane

    Henry Holt and Co. 2008; US$ 6.79

    The untold story of the slaying of a Southern town's ex-slaves and a white lawyer's historic battle to bring the perpretators to justice Following the Civil War, Colfax, Louisiana, was a town, like many, where African Americans and whites mingled uneasily. But on April 13, 1873, a small army of white ex–Confederate soldiers, enraged after attempts... more...

  • Sam Patch, the Famous Jumperby Paul E. Johnson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 11.20

    The true history of a legendary American folk hero In the 1820s, a fellow named Sam Patch grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, working there (when he wasn't drinking) as a mill hand for one of America's new textile companies. Sam made a name for himself one day by jumping seventy feet into the tumultuous waters below Pawtucket Falls. When in 1827... more...

  • Dadlandby Keggie Carew

    Random House 2016; US$ 12.68

    The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller, winner of the Costa Biography Award Keggie Carew grew up under the spell of an unorthodox, enigmatic father. An undercover guerrilla agent during the Second World War, in peacetime he lived on his wits and dazzling charm. But these were not always enough to sustain a family. As his memory began to fail, Keggie... more...

  • The Forging of Racesby Colin Kidd

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 32.00

    Study of the changing relationship between race and theology in the Protestant Atlantic world since 1600. more...

  • Shoot Straight, You Bastards!by Nick Bleszynski

    Penguin Random House Australia 2011; US$ 14.30

    A fascinating insight into Breaker Morant and the question of morality and human life. The question of "The Breaker's" innocence is still being fiercely debated more than a century after Lieutenant Harry Morant and Lieutenant Peter Handcock were shot on a lonely veldt outside Pretoria at dawn on 27 February, 1902, by a British military firing squad.... more...

  • The State in New Zealand, 1840-198by Michael Bassett

    Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 31.99

    In this innovative study Michael Bassett, historian and former politician, explores how and why the state became such an active and interventionist player in New Zealand life, developing, subsidising and regulating the economy and protecting citizens from the cradle to the grave. He looks in detail at the many schemes in which a paternalistic government... more...

  • Australians in Papua New Guinea 19601975by Ceridwen Spark; Seumas Spark; Christina Twomey

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    Australians in Papua New Guinea provides a history of the late Australian years in Papua New Guinea through the eyes of 13 Australians and four Papua New Guineans by presenting the experiences of Australians who went to work in Papua New Guinea (PNG) over several decades before the 1970s. This extraordinary book balances expatriates with indigenous... more...

  • Champagne From Six to Sixby Peter M. Shea

    SBPRA 2014; US$ 2.99

    In mid-19th-century Australia, like its counterparts in California and Chile, there was a focus on the rush for gold. Given the sobriquet "diggers," men arrived in the tens of thousands from all points of the globe. In often remote bush settings, makeshift towns quickly sprouted in the foothills, valleys, and plateaus leading to the Blue Mountains... more...