Empire's Crossroads

by Pan Macmillan UK

In October 1492, an Italian-born, Spanish-funded navigator discovered a new world, thousands of miles across the Atlantic Ocean. In Empire's Crossroads, Carrie Gibson, unfolds the story of the Caribbean from Columbus's first landing on ...

ISBN: 9781447260332

Binding: Paperback


Jerusalem Unbound: Geography, History, and the Future of the Holy City

by Michael Dumper

ISBN: 9780231161961

Binding: Hardback


Montaillou: Cathars & Catholics in a French Village 1294-1324

by Ladurie Emmanuel Le Roy

ISBN: 9780140137002

Binding: Paperback


Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 The

by Clark Christopher

The moments that it took Gavrilo Princip to step forward to the stalled car and shoot dead Franz Ferdinand and his wife were perhaps the most fateful of the modern era. An act of terrorism of staggering efficiency, it fulfilled its every aim: it ...

ISBN: 9780141027821

Binding: Paperback


The Poorer Nations A Possible History of the Global South

by Vijay Prashad

In The Darker Nations, Vijay Prashad provided an intellectual history of the Third World and traced the rise and fall of the Non- Aligned Movement. With The Poorer Nations, Prashad takes up the story where he left off.Since the '70s, the ...

ISBN: 9781781681589

Binding: Paperback / softback


Alexander's Heirs

The Age of the Successors

by Edward M. Anson

Alexander’s Heirs offers a narrative account of the approximately forty years following the death of Alexander the Great, during which his generals vied for control of his vast empire, and through their conflicts and politics ultimately ...

ISBN: 9781444339628

Binding: Hardback


Battle Castles: 500 Years of Knights and Siege Warfare

by Dan Snow

Six programmes, six castles. The book will have a chapter on each castle detailing the specifics of the castle in question, its history and an account of how it was built and the battles it faced. The book will include cutting edge CGI used in ...

ISBN: 9780007455584

Binding: Hardback


Cursed Victory: A History of Israel and the Occupied Territories

by Bregman Ahron

In a move that would forever alter the map of the Middle East, Israel captured the West Bank, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and Sinai Peninsula in 1967's brief but pivotal Six Day War. Cursed Victory is the first complete history of the war's ...

ISBN: 9780713997750

Binding: Hardback


Middle Ages, Treasures of the

by Anita Baker

Divided chronologically and by themed chapters, The Middle Ages is a fascinating, yet concise history of this extraordinary time of human endeavour, covering subjects such as religion, the Crusades, employment and technology. It also looks at the ...

ISBN: 9780233003610

Binding: Hardback


A Short History of Asia

by Mason C.

ISBN: 9781137340603

Binding: Paperback


Born Bad: Original Sin and the Making of the Western World

by Boyce James

ISBN: 9781863956765

Binding: Paperback


Jungle Is Neutral: A Soldier's Three-Year Jungle Escape from the Japanese Army The

by Chapman F Spencer

After the fall of Malaysia to the Japanese, the unflappable F. Spencer Chapman survived for years in the jungle as a guerilla fighter. The Jungle is Neutral is his amazing tale of survival and valor against all odds. As he traveled by bicycle, ...

ISBN: 9789814516389

Binding: Paperback / softback


We of the Never-Never and The Little Black Princess

by Aeneas Gunn

In 1902, Jeannie Gunn, a Melbourne schoolteacher, went with her new husband to live on the remote Elsey cattle station near the Roper River in the Northern Territory. Though she spend little more than a year there, her experiences in the outback ...

ISBN: 9780732299378

Binding: Paperback


Smugglers and Smuggling

in Britain, 1700-1850


Explains who the smugglers were, what motivated them, where they operated, and how items ranging from barrels of brandy to boxes of tea would surreptitiously be moved inland under the noses of, and sometimes even in collusion with, the authorities.

ISBN: 9780747812074

Binding: Paperback


The Ghosts of Happy Valley

Searching for the Lost World of Africa's Infamous Aristocrats

by Juliet Barnes

The Ghosts of Happy Valley is a mesmerising blend of travel narrative, social history and personal quest.Happy Valley was the name given to the Wanjohi Valley in the Kenya Highlands, where a small community of affluent, hedonistic white ...

ISBN: 9781781311677

Binding: Paperback


First World War Plays Night Watches, Mine Eyes Have Seen, Tunnel Trench, Post Mortem, Oh What A Lovely War, The Accrington Pals, Sea

by Mark Rawlinson

The First World War (1914-1918) marked a turning point in modern history and culture and its literary legacy is vast: poetry, fiction and memoirs abound. But the drama of the period is rarely recognised, with only a handful of plays commonly ...

ISBN: 9781472529893

Binding: Paperback / softback


The Kaiser's Mission to Kabul: A Secret Expedition to Afghanistan in World War I

by Jules Stewart and David Richards

ISBN: 9781780768755

Binding: Hardback


New York in 3D: The Gilded Age

by Esther Crain

This innovative package includes a sturdy, metal stereoscopic viewer and 50 stereoscopic photographs of the years of rapid development that marked the turn of the century in New York. The kit includes an accompanying 112-page paperback that ...

ISBN: 9781579129576

Binding: Paperback / softback


The Feud

The Hatfields and McCoys - The True Story

by Dean King

"Marvelous....THE FEUD is popular history as it ought to be written." ---Wall Street Journal Nearly every American has heard of the Hatfields and the McCoys. The violent feud between these two families has become shorthand for fierce, unyielding, ...

ISBN: 9780316167079

Binding: Paperback / softback