1879 books (94 pages) in this category

Bartolomé De Las Casas and the Conquest of the Americas

by Lawrence A. Clayton

This is a short history of the age of exploration and the conquest of the Americas told through the experience of Bartolomé de las Casas, a Dominican friar who fervently defended the American Indians, and the single most important figure of the ...

ISBN: 9781405194280

Binding: Paperback


Basingstoke Workhouse


A fascinating look at all aspects of life in Basingstoke Workhouse This absorbing book explores all aspects of life in that feared institution, the workhouse. From the staff who lived and worked there to the poor souls kept in the medical wing,

ISBN: 9780750962407

Binding: Paperback



by Richard Aspel

The story begins in 1629, when the pride of the Dutch East India Company, the Batavia, is on its maiden voyage en route from Amsterdam to the Dutch East Indies, laden down with the greatest treasure to leave Holland. The magnificent ship is ...

ISBN: 9781742677675

Binding: CD-Audio

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by Richard Aspel

The story begins in 1629, when the pride of the Dutch East India Company, the Batavia, is on its maiden voyage en route from Amsterdam to the Dutch East Indies, laden down with the greatest treasure to leave Holland. The magnificent ship is ...

ISBN: 9781743103401

Binding: CD-Extra

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Batavia's Graveyard

by Mike Dash

ISBN: 9780753816844

Binding: Paperback


Battle For Lone Pine, The

by David W. Cameron

Most Australian have heard of Lone Pine. Too few know why. Over four days in August 1915, Australians and Turks were thrown into some of the fiercest fighting of the war, on a small plateau in Gallipoli known as Lone Pine. Thousands of lives ...

ISBN: 9780143572114

Binding: Paperback


Battlefield: Algeria 1988?2002: Studies in a Broken Polity

by Hugh Roberts

The Battlefield ...

ISBN: 9781786632517

Binding: Paperback


Beale Street Dynasty Sex, Song, and the Struggle for the Soul of Memphis

by Preston Lauterbach

ISBN: 9780393352139

Binding: Paperback




Stephen Donald etched himself into All Blacks folklore with that 'kick' in the 2011 Rugby World Cup final at Eden Park. Donald, one of the country's most popular All Blacks, had not originally been wanted for the World Cup squad. He was ...

ISBN: 9781927262955

Binding: Paperback


Because You Died

Poetry and Prose of the First World War and After

by Vera Brittain

ISBN: 9781844084142

Binding: Paperback


Becoming Atheist: Humanism and the Secular West

by Callum G. Brown

The Western World is becoming atheist. In the space of three generations churchgoing and religious belief have become alien to millions. We are in the midst of one of humankind 's great cultural changes. How has this happened'<br><i>Becoming ...

ISBN: 9781474224529

Binding: Paperback


Beethoven In China: The People's Republic: Penguin Specials

by Jindong Cai

At the turn of the twentieth century, students returning from abroad introduced Beethoven to China. The composer's perseverance in the face of adversity and his musical genius resonated in a nation searching for a way forward. Beethoven remained

ISBN: 9780734399526

Binding: Paperback


Before the Anzac Dawn

A military history of Australia before 1915

by Craig Stockings

<p>This book provides a comprehensive and compelling account of Australian military history before any soldier set foot on Gallipoli.&nbsp; It shows that this pre-1915 history has largely been forgotten. Indeed the extent to which Australians ...

ISBN: 9781742233697

Binding: Paperback


Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln White House


Born a slave in Virginia, Elizabeth Keckley (c. 1824-1907) went on to become a talented dressmaker and designer, with some twenty employees of her own. Catering to the wives, daughters, and sisters of Washington's political elite, she included ...

ISBN: 9780486451220

Binding: Paperback


Believe and Destroy - the Intellectuals in the SS War Machine

by Christian Ingrao

There were eighty of them. They were young, clever and cultivated; they were barely in their thirties when Adolf Hitler came to power. Their university studies in law, economics, linguistics, philosophy and history marked them out for brilliant ...

ISBN: 9780745660271

Binding: Paperback


Belles and Whistles

Journeys Through Time on Britain's Trains

by Andrew Martin

The bestselling author of <i>Underground, Overground</i> recaptures the glamour of a lost age of rail travel and trains by travelling Britain's most famous train journeys. ...

ISBN: 9781781252130

Binding: Paperback


Belonging - Solidarity and Division in Modern Societies

by Montserrat Guibernau

It is commonly assumed that we live in an age of unbridled individualism, but in this important new book Montserrat Guibernau argues that the need to belong to a group or community - from peer groups and local communities to ethnic groups and ...

ISBN: 9780745655079

Binding: Paperback



by Joseph Pearson

<p><p>Berlin is a party in a graveyard. It is Europe’s youth capital, and its guilty war conscience. It is a disputed construction site, built on the ruins of regimes. Today’s diversity – refugees, immigrants, arty expats, East and West – ...

ISBN: 9781780237190

Binding: Paperback


Berlin Bodies

Anatomizing the Streets of the City

by Stephen Barber

<p>The capital of Germany and home to 3.5 million people, Berlin has a rich, colourful and fascinating history. Stephen Barber explores previously neglected material from the city’s audio and visual archives to examine how people interacted with

ISBN: 9781780237206

Binding: Paperback


Between Two Homelands: Letters across the Borders of Nazi Germany

by Hedda Kalshoven

ISBN: 9780252079856

Binding: Paperback