• Alistair Cooke's America
    Alistair Cooke's America
    ISBN: 9780465018826
    Title: Alistair Cooke's America
    Author: COOKE ALISTAIR


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    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • All About Maps
    All About Maps
    ISBN: 9781584236269
    Title: All About Maps
    Author: SANDU CULTURAL MEDIA

    Graphic designers and illustrators are todays cartographers, charting lands real and mythic , from gorgeous renderings in the fields of travel and recreation to stylized representations of the worlds of our favourite games or fantasy series. Here, the full breadth of their work is showcased in stunning full colour.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $95.00
    $95.00
  • All Fall Down
    All Fall Down
    ISBN: 9780702253539
    Title: All Fall Down
    Author: CONDON MATTHEW

    The Three Crooked Kings story ends here ... In Three Crooked Kings we read about the shocking true story of Queensland and how a society was shaped by almost half a century of corruption. In Jacks and Jokers the story continued with Terry Lewis taking the reins as police commissioner, while corruption at the highest levels of the police and government thrived. All Fall Down is the final gripping instalment in this best - selling trilogy, with more corruption, colourful new characters and bad behaviour outside the law by the law. It charts the dramatic demise of police commissioner Terry Lewis, signalling an end to 'The Joke' and the infamous 'crooked kings'. It also reveals for the first time the true story of events leading up to the Fitzgerald Inquiry in the late 1980s, courtesy of interviews with several key players who have, until now, remained silent. As well as the dramatic exit of Queensland's longest serving premier Sir Joh Bjelke - Petersen, All Fall Down captures the resilience and spirit of those unsung heroes who risked all to finally tell the truth about the extent of crime and corruption thriving in Queensland. Containing new revelations and exclusive interviews, All Fall Down concludes the epic saga that embroiled the police force, judiciary and politics - and changed a state forever. While many would fall, it was not always those who should have.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
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  • All That Remains: A Life in Death
    All That Remains: A Life in Death
    ISBN: 9781784162818
    Title: All That Remains: A Life in Death
    Author: BLACK SUE

    Shortlisted for the CWA Gold Dagger for Non-fiction 2019, this incredible memoir from the Sunday Times Bestseller. Professor Sue Black breathes new life into the subject of death.

    Sue Black confronts death every day. As a Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology, she focuses on mortal remains in her lab, at burial sites, at scenes of violence, murder and criminal dismemberment, and when investigating mass fatalities due to war, accident or natural disaster. In All That Remains she reveals the many faces of death she has come to know, using key cases to explore how forensic science has developed, and examining what her life and work has taught her.

    Do we expect a book about death to be sad? Macabre? Sue's book is neither. There is tragedy, but there is also humour in stories as gripping as the best crime novel.

    Part memoir, part science, part meditation on death, her book is compassionate, surprisingly funny, and it will make you think about death in a new light.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • All the Countries We've Ever Invaded & the Few We Never Got Round To
    All the Countries We've Ever Invaded & the Few We Never Got Round To
    ISBN: 9780752479699
    Title: All the Countries We've Ever Invaded & the Few We Never Got Round To
    Author: LAYCOCK STUART

    Out of 193 countries currently recognized by the UN, the UK has invaded 158. That's an amazing 82%! Azerbaijan won this year's Eurovision. Don't know where it is? You should, because the UK invaded it for its oil almost a hundred years ago. Every Summer, hordes of British tourists now invade Corfu and the other Ionian islands. Find out how we first invaded them armed with cannon instead of cameras and set up the Unites States of the Ionian Islands. A Scottish invasion of Central America helped bankrupt Scotland and drive it into union with England. You'll have heard of the American war in Vietnam, and maybe even the French war, but what do you know about the British invasion of Vietnam? This book illustrates what a truly awe-inspiring power, for good or bad, our country has been throughout the world. A lot of people are vaguely aware that a quarter of the globe was once pink, but that's not even half the story. We're a stroppy, dynamic, irrepressible nation, and this is how we changed the world, even when it didn't ask to be changed!

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $44.00
    $44.00
  • All the Shahs Men an American Coup & the Roots of Middle East Terror
    All the Shahs Men an American Coup & the Roots of Middle East Terror
    ISBN: 9780470185490
    Title: All the Shahs Men an American Coup & the Roots of Middle East Terror
    Author: KINZER STEPHEN

    "A very gripping read . . . a cautionary tale for our current leaders." -The New York TimesAs zealots in Washington intensify their preparations for an American attack on Iran, the story of the CIAa's 1953 coup-with its many cautionary lessons-is more urgently relevant than ever. All the Shaha's Men brings to life the cloak-and-dagger operation that deposed the only democratic regime Iran ever had. The coup ushered in a quarter-century of repressive rule under the Shah, stimulated the rise of Muslim fundamentalism and anti-Americanism throughout the Middle East, and exposed the folly of using violence to try to reshape Iran. Selected as one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post and the Economist, ita's essential reading if you want to place the American attack of Iraq in context-and prepare for what comes next."An entirely engrossing, often riveting, nearly Homeric tale. . . . For anyone with more than a passing interest in how the United States got into such a pickle in the Middle East, All the Shaha's Men is as good as Grisham." -The Washington Post Book World"An exciting narrative. [Kinzer] questions whether Americans are well served by interventions for regime change abroad, and he reminds us of the long history of Iranian resistance to great power interventions, as well as the unanticipated consequences of intervention." -The Los Angeles Times"A swashbuckling yarn [and] helpful reminder of an oft-neglected piece of Middle Eastern history." -The New York Times Book Review

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    Price: $30.00
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  • All Things Made New: Writings on the Reformation
    All Things Made New: Writings on the Reformation
    ISBN: 9780241254004
    Title: All Things Made New: Writings on the Reformation
    Author: MACCULLOCH DIARMAID


    A brilliant kaleidoscope on the Reformation from its leading scholar and 'one of the best historians writing in English today' (Sunday Telegraph)


    The Reformation which engulfed England and Europe in the sixteenth century was one of the most highly-charged, bloody and transformative periods in their history. Ever since, it has remained one of the most contested.


    Diarmaid MacCulloch is one of the leading British historians of this turbulent and endlessly fascinating era. Many essays in this volume expand upon his now classic Reformation: Europe's House Divided, tracing, for example, the evolution of the English Prayer Book and Bible or reassessing the impact of the Reformation on Catholicism. Henry VIII and his archbishop, Thomas Cranmer, are both central presences, and MacCulloch swiftly dispatches some of the received wisdom about them. Throughout the book, he brilliantly undermines one persistent English tradition of interpreting the Reformation - that it never really happened - and establishes that Anglicanism was really a product of Charles II's Restoration in 1660 rather than the 'Elizabethan Settlement' of 1559. The inexhaustible variety of the Reformation is seen in a delightful mix of writings on angels, Protestant opinions about the Virgin Mary and such diverse personalities as William Byrd, John Calvin and the extraordinary seventeenth-century forger Robert Ware, some of whose malicious fantasies have polluted parts of Reformation history ever since.


    All Things Made New shows Diarmaid MacCulloch at his best - learned, far-seeing, sometimes subversive, and often witty. At the end of his essay on the great Elizabethan divine Richard Hooker, he writes 'The disputes which currently wrack Western Christianity are superficially about sexuality, social conduct or leadership style: at root, they are about what constitutes authority for Christians. The contest for the soul of the Church in the West rages around the question as to how a scripture claiming divine revelation relates to those other perennial sources of human revelation, personal and collective consciousness and memory; whether, indeed, there can be any relationship between the two.' There is much wisdom, as well as much enjoyment, in this book.



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    Price: $70.00
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  • All Things Made New: Writings on the Reformation
    All Things Made New: Writings on the Reformation
    ISBN: 9780141983011
    Title: All Things Made New: Writings on the Reformation
    Author: MACCULLOCH DIARMAID


    The Reformation which engulfed England and Europe in the sixteenth century was one of the most highly-charged, bloody and transformative periods in their history, and has remained one of the most contested. In this dazzling book, Diarmaid MacCulloch explores a turbulent and endlessly fascinating era.


    'A masterly take on the Reformation ... absorbing and compelling, full of insights' Linda Hogan, Irish Times


    'One of our very best public historians ... as this collection triumphantly confirms, MacCulloch writes authoritatively and engagingly on a remarkably diverse range of topics in the history of Christian culture' Peter Marshall, Literary Review


    'Written with elegance and sometimes donnish wit ... he wears his learning lightly' Robert Tombs, The Times


    'Dazzling ... prodigiously learned ... MacCulloch has a gift for explaining complicated things simply' Jack Scarisbrick, Catholic Herald



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  • All Year Round a Calendar of Celebrations
    All Year Round a Calendar of Celebrations
    ISBN: 9781869890476
    Title: All Year Round a Calendar of Celebrations
    Author: DRUITT ANN ET AL

    Brimming with stories, poems, activities, things to make, and songs, All Year Round offers a friendly guide to the seasonal round of festivals. Helpful drawings and diagrams illustrate this practical book. It contains a wealth of experience that can help families find their own way around the year.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Along the Lines of Devotion: The Bloodstained Field of Gettysburg on July 1 1863
    Along the Lines of Devotion: The Bloodstained Field of Gettysburg on July 1 1863
    ISBN: 9781625450562
    Title: Along the Lines of Devotion: The Bloodstained Field of Gettysburg on July 1 1863
    Author: SMITH JAMES

    The fighting that began on July 1, 1863 in Gettysburg built the foundation to what would become known as the bloodiest battle ever fought on American soil, yet locations such as McPherson's Ridge, Oak Hill, and Barlow's Knoll remain some of the most overlooked locations around the battlefield. Cast into the shadows of much more scenic locations, such as Little Round Top, Devil's Den, the Wheatfield, and others, it is easy to drive right through one of these iconic locations of the battlefield. This comprehensive narrative shines light on this portion of the battlefield that is so often overlooked.

    Beginning on June 9 and taking the reader through July 1, the author describes in detail the movement of troops, human interest stories, humorous accounts and detailed descriptions of the men present at the battle.


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    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Am I a Jew? My Journey Among the Believers & Pretenders, the Lapsed & the Lost, in Search of Faith (not Necessarily My Own), My Roots, & Who Kno
    Am I a Jew? My Journey Among the Believers & Pretenders, the Lapsed & the Lost, in Search of Faith (not Necessarily My Own), My Roots, & Who Kno
    ISBN: 9780142180396
    Title: Am I a Jew? My Journey Among the Believers & Pretenders, the Lapsed & the Lost, in Search of Faith (not Necessarily My Own), My Roots, & Who Kno
    Author: ROSS THEODORE

    #147;I was nine years old when my mother forced me to convert to Christianity#133;."
    &
    & When Theodore Ross moved from New York City to small-town Mississippi, his mother insisted that the family pretend to not be Jewish. He was sent to an Episcopal school, where he studied the Bible, sang in the choir, and even took communion. As an adult, he abandoned the religious charade, but wondered: Am I a Jew? In search of an answer, Ross immersed himself within communities on the fringes of Jewish identity#151;#147;Crypto-Jews," #147;Lost Tribes," the ultra-Orthodox, and more. Filled with humor, curiosity, and sincerity, Am I a Jew? explores America's riotous religious diversity, and one man's quest to stake a claim within it.


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    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Amazing & Extraordinary Facts Great Britain
    Amazing & Extraordinary Facts Great Britain
    ISBN: 9781910821206
    Title: Amazing & Extraordinary Facts Great Britain
    Author: HALLIDAY STEPHEN


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    Price: $25.00
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  • Amazons: Lives & Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World
    Amazons: Lives & Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World
    ISBN: 9780691170275
    Title: Amazons: Lives & Legends of Warrior Women Across the Ancient World
    Author: MAYOR ADRIENNE

    Amazons fierce warrior women dwelling on the fringes of the known world were the mythic archenemies of the ancient Greeks. Heracles and Achilles displayed their valor in duels with Amazon queens, and the Athenians reveled in their victory over a powerful Amazon army. In historical times, Cyrus of Persia, Alexander the Great, and the Roman general Pompey tangled with Amazons.

    But just who were these bold barbarian archers on horseback who gloried in fighting, hunting, and sexual freedom? Were Amazons real? In this deeply researched, wide-ranging, and lavishly illustrated book, National Book Award finalist Adrienne Mayor presents the Amazons as they have never been seen before. This is the first comprehensive account of warrior women in myth and history across the ancient world, from the Mediterranean Sea to the Great Wall of China.

    Mayor tells how amazing new archaeological discoveries of battle-scarred female skeletons buried with their weapons prove that women warriors were not merely figments of the Greek imagination. Combining classical myth and art, nomad traditions, and scientific archaeology, she reveals intimate, surprising details and original insights about the lives and legends of the women known as Amazons. Provocatively arguing that a timeless search for a balance between the sexes explains the allure of the Amazons, Mayor reminds us that there were as many Amazon love stories as there were war stories. The Greeks were not the only people enchanted by Amazons Mayor shows that warlike women of nomadic cultures inspired exciting tales in ancient Egypt, Persia, India, Central Asia, and China.

    Driven by a detective s curiosity, Mayor unearths long-buried evidence and sifts fact from fiction to show how flesh-and-blood women of the Eurasian steppes were mythologized as Amazons, the equals of men. The result is likely to become a classic."

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    Price: $56.00

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  • Amazons: The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World
    Amazons: The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World
    ISBN: 9780552173285
    Title: Amazons: The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World
    Author: MAN JOHN


    Since the time of the ancient Greeks we have been fascinated by accounts of the Amazons, an elusive tribe of hard-fighting, horse-riding female warriors. Equal to men in battle, legends claimed they cut off their right breasts to improve their archery skills and routinely killed their male children to purify their ranks.


    For centuries people believed in their existence and attempted to trace their origins. Artists and poets celebrated their battles and wrote of Amazonia. Spanish explorers, carrying these tales to South America, thought they lived in the forests of the world's greatest river, and named it after them.


    In the absence of evidence, we eventually reasoned away their existence, concluding that these powerful, sexually liberated female soldiers must have been the fantastical invention of Greek myth and storytelling. Until now.


    Following decades of new research and a series of groundbreaking archeological discoveries, we now know these powerful warrior queens did indeed exist. In Amazons, John Man travels to the grasslands of Central Asia, from the edge of the ancient Greek world to the borderlands of China, to discover the truth about the warrior women mythologized as Amazons.


    In this deeply researched, sweeping historical epic, Man redefines our understanding of the Amazons and their culture, tracking the ancient legend into the modern world and examining its significance today.



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    Price: $28.00
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  • Ambiguity & Innocence: the NZ Occupation of Trieste May 1945
    Ambiguity & Innocence: the NZ Occupation of Trieste May 1945
    ISBN: 9780986451980
    Title: Ambiguity & Innocence: the NZ Occupation of Trieste May 1945
    Author: SIMPSON TONY

    Historian Tony Simpson
    discovered that the last
    New Zealand casualty
    in World War Two was the result of a shoot out
    with Yugoslav partisans in the Italian city of Trieste.
    Intrigued, he determined to find the reasons why.
    The author travelled there, interviewed participants and explored the
    complex history of the region. His rich cast of characters includes James
    Joyce, General Bernard Freyberg, President Tito, the Archduke Franz
    Ferdinand and Pope Pius XII, who has been
    described as ‘Hitler’s Pope’.
    Tony Simpson is one of our leading social
    historians, whose 14 books include the
    prizewinning The Sugarbag Years, Te Riri
    Pakeha and A Distant Feast. He is a past
    president of the New Zealand Society of Authors
    and was awarded the MNZM for services to
    New Zealand historical research.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization
    America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization
    ISBN: 9781473660571
    Title: America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization
    Author: HANCOCK GRAHAM

    Recent scientific discoveries show that North America was first peopled at least 130,000 years ago-many tens of thousands of years before human settlements were established in Europe and Asia. There are unexplained connections between the spiritual beliefs of the ancient Egyptians and the spiritual beliefs of the mound-builder cultures of North America's Mississippi Valley. Certain tribes of the Amazon jungle are closely related to Australian Aborigine. How did this extraordinary, unexpected, an extremely ancient DNA signal get to the Amazon? The remains of hundreds of gigantic geometrical earthworks have recently been found in the Amazon jungle. They have unexplained resemblances to the equally grand and mysterious earthworks of Ohio, such as Serpent Mound, and the Newark and High Bank Works, and to other geometrical and astronomical monuments as far afield as Stonehenge in England and Angkor in Cambodia. A global cataclysm occurred near the end of the Ice Age around 12,800 years ago. A disintegrating comet crossed the orbit of the Earth and bombarded our planet with a "swarm" of fragments, some up to a mile in diameter. The epicenter of the cataclysm lay in North America. Immense floods were unleashed as large sectors of the ice cap were melted by the shock and heart of the impacts. In the turmoil an advanced civilization, higher to the stuff of myth and legend, was lost to history. Until now. Book jacket.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $61.00
    $61.00
  • America's Deadliest Export: Democracy the Truth About Us Foreign Policy & Everything Else
    America's Deadliest Export: Democracy the Truth About Us Foreign Policy & Everything Else
    ISBN: 9781783601677
    Title: America's Deadliest Export: Democracy the Truth About Us Foreign Policy & Everything Else
    Author: BLUM WILLIAM

    Since World War II, the United States has repeatedly posited itself as a defender of democracy, using its military might to promote freedom abroad even as it ascended to the status of the world s only superpower. The answer to almost every international problem, it seems, has been American military intervention which is always pitched as a disinterested, noble attempt to deal with a crisis.
    In "America s Deadliest Export," William Blum mounts a powerful case against this belief and against postwar American foreign policy in general. Stripping away the lies that have hidden America s true agenda, Blum reveals the real goals and brutal consequences of American militarism.
    A fireball of terse information one of our best muckrakers. Oliver Stone
    This book deals with unpleasant subjects yet it is a pleasure to read. Blum continues to provide us with convincing critiques of US global policy in a freshly informed and engaging way. Michael Parenti, author of "The Face of Imperialism"
    With good cheer and humor Blum guides us toward understanding that our government does not mean well. Once we've grasped that, we're far more capable of effectively doing good ourselves. David Swanson, author of "War Is a Lie""

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • America: The Epic Story of Spanish North America 1493-1898
    America: The Epic Story of Spanish North America 1493-1898
    ISBN: 9781632867223
    Title: America: The Epic Story of Spanish North America 1493-1898
    Author: GOODWIN ROBERT

    An epic history of the Spanish empire in North America from 1493 to 1898 by Robert Goodwin, author of Spain: The Centre of the World. At the conclusion of the American Revolution, half the modern United States was part of the vast Spanish Empire. The year after Columbus's great voyage of discovery, in 1492, he claimed Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands for Spain. For the next three hundred years, thousands of proud Spanish conquistadors and their largely forgotten Mexican allies went in search of glory and riches from Florida to California. Many died, few triumphed. Some were cruel, some were curious, some were kind. Missionaries and priests yearned to harvest Indian souls for God through baptism and Christian teaching.Theirs was a frontier world which Spain struggled to control in the face of Indian resistance and competition from France, Britain, and finally the United States. In the 1800s, Spain lost it all.Goodwin tells this history through the lives of the people who made it happen and the literature and art with which they celebrated their successes and mourned their failures. He weaves an epic tapestry from these intimate biographies of explorers and conquerors, like Columbus and Coronado, but also lesser known characters, like the powerful Gálvez family who gave invaluable and largely forgotten support to the American Patriots during the Revolutionary War; the great Pueblo leader Popay; and Esteban, the first documented African American. Like characters in a great play or a novel, Goodwin's protagonists walk the stage of history with heroism and brio and much tragedy.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $58.00
    $58.00
  • American Civil War
    American Civil War
    ISBN: 9780712616102
    Title: American Civil War
    Author: KEEGAN JOHN


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    Price: $33.00
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  • American Civil War: a Military History
    American Civil War: a Military History
    ISBN: 9780307274939
    Title: American Civil War: a Military History
    Author: KEEGAN JOHN

    For the past half century, John Keegan, the greatest military historian of our time, has been returning to the scenes of America s most bloody and wrenching war to ponder its lingering conundrums: the continuation of fighting for four years between such vastly mismatched sides; the dogged persistence of ill-trained, ill-equipped, and often malnourished combatants; the effective absence of decisive battles among some two to three hundred known to us by name. Now Keegan examines these and other puzzles with a peerless understanding of warfare, uncovering dimensions of the conflict that have eluded earlier historiography.
    While offering original and perceptive insights into psychology, ideology, demographics, and economics, Keegan reveals the war s hidden shape a consequence of leadership, the evolution of strategic logic, and, above all, geography, the Rosetta Stone of his legendary decipherments of all great battles. The American topography, Keegan argues, presented a battle space of complexity and challenges virtually unmatched before or since. Out of a succession of mythic but chaotic engagements, he weaves an irresistible narrative illuminated with comparisons to the Napoleonic Wars, the First World War, and other conflicts.

    The American Civil War
    is sure to be hailed as a definitive account of its eternally fascinating subject.
    From the Hardcover edition."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • American Colonies: The Settling of North America (the Penguin History of the United States, Volume1)
    American Colonies: The Settling of North America (the Penguin History of the United States, Volume1)
    ISBN: 9780142002100
    Title: American Colonies: The Settling of North America (the Penguin History of the United States, Volume1)
    Author: TAYLOR ALAN

    A multicultural, multinational history of colonial America from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Internal Enemy and American Revolutions
    In the first volume in the Penguin History of the United States, edited by Eric Foner, Alan Taylor challenges the traditional story of colonial history by examining the many cultures that helped make America, from the native inhabitants from milennia past, through the decades of Western colonization and conquest, and across the entire continent, all the way to the Pacific coast.
    Transcending the usual Anglocentric version of our colonial past, he recovers the importance of Native American tribes, African slaves, and the rival empires of France, Spain, the Netherlands, and even Russia in the colonization of North America. Moving beyond the Atlantic seaboard to examine the entire continent, American Colonies reveals a pivotal period in the global interaction of peoples, cultures, plants, animals, and microbes. In a vivid narrative, Taylor draws upon cutting-edge scholarship to create a timely picture of the colonial world characterized by an interplay of freedom and slavery, opportunity and loss.
    "Formidable . . . provokes us to contemplate the ways in which residents of North America have dealt with diversity." -The New York Times Book Review

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    Price: $40.00
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  • American Empire: the Rise of a Global Power, the Democratic Revolution at Home, 1945-2000
    American Empire: the Rise of a Global Power, the Democratic Revolution at Home, 1945-2000
    ISBN: 9780143123491
    Title: American Empire: the Rise of a Global Power, the Democratic Revolution at Home, 1945-2000
    Author: FREEMAN JOSHUA B.

    A landmark history of postwar America and the second volume in the Penguin History of the United States series
    In this momentous work, acclaimed labor historian Joshua B. Freeman presents an epic portrait of the United States in the latter half of the twentieth century, revealing a nation galvanized by change even as conflict seethed within its borders. Beginning in 1945, he charts the astounding rise of the labor movement and its pitched struggle with the bastions of American capitalism in the 1940s and '50s, untangling the complicated threads between the workers' agenda and that of the civil rights and women's movements. Through the lens of civil rights, the Cold War struggle, and the labor movement, American Empire teaches us something profound about our past while illuminating the issues that continue to animate American political discourse today.



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  • American Future a History
    American Future a History
    ISBN: 9780099520399
    Title: American Future a History
    Author: SCHAMA SIMON

    In November 2008 the United States elected a new President. But the collapse of twenty years of Republican conservativism means the country is already conducting an intense self-examination about the trajectory of its history; how it came to find itself in multiple crises and how an America that began as 'the last best hope for mankind' came to be so suspected and vilified around much of the world. * The American Future: A History, written by an author who has spent half his life there, takes the long view of how the United States has come to this anguished moment of truth about its own identity as a nation and its place in the world. * In each of the chapters devoted to the most compelling issues facing Americans now the projection of power (""American war"") ; race, immigration and the problematic promise of e pluribus unum (""American skin""); the intensity of religious conviction in public life (""American fervour"") ; the mystique of American land (""American Space"") and its battles with the imperatives of profit - Schama traces the deep history of the present crisis. * Cumulatively the chapters build into a history of American exceptionalism the 'American difference' that means so much to its people but which has led it into calamities as well as triumphs. * The American Future: A History argues that if you want to know what is truly at stake, you need to absorb these stories and understand this history for understanding is the condition of hope.

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    Price: $33.00
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  • American Gun: a History of the U. S. in Ten Firearms
    American Gun: a History of the U. S. in Ten Firearms
    ISBN: 9780062242723
    Title: American Gun: a History of the U. S. in Ten Firearms
    Author: KYLE CHRIS

    Drawing on his legendary firearms knowledge and combatexperience, U.S. Navy SEAL and #1 bestselling author of American Sniper Chris Kyle dramatically chronicles the story ofAmerica from the Revolution to the present through the lens of ten iconic gunsand the remarkable heroes who used them to shape history: the American longrifle, Spencer repeater, Colt .45 revolver, Winchester 1873 rifle, SpringfieldM1903 rifle, M1911 pistol, Thompson submachine gun, M1 Garand, .38 Specialpolice revolver, and the M16 rifle platform Kyle himself used. American Gun is a sweeping epic ofbravery, adventure, invention, and sacrifice.

    Featuring a foreword and afterword by Taya Kyle andillustrated with more than 100 photographs, this new paperback edition featuresa bonus chapter, The Eleventh Gun, on shotguns, derringers, and the BrowningM2 machine gun."

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    Price: $27.00

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  • American Gun: a History of the U.s. in Ten Firearms
    American Gun: a History of the U.s. in Ten Firearms
    ISBN: 9780062242716
    Title: American Gun: a History of the U.s. in Ten Firearms
    Author: KYLE CHRIS & DOYLE WILLIAM

    In American Gun, the deadliest sniper in U.S. history tracks down and shoots the most important American firearms, from a flintlock rifle to a Colt revolver to the latest high-tech weaon he used as a SEAL. Chris Kyle uses these guns as a window on United States history, making the sweeping argument that the American story has been tied to and shaped by the gun. In each chapter he offers engaging stories associated with a parricular gun, form wars to duels to shoot outs. American Gun is part history, part first-hand journey as Chris locates and shoots these legendary guns.THE 10 GUNS THAT SHAPED AMERICA1. THE AMERICAN LONG RIFLE (aka the Kentucky Rifle): Used to open the American frontier and by soldiers in the American Revolution.2. THE SPENCER REPEATER: Designed during the Civil War, this first repeating rifle cut reload time by 80%.3: THE COLT SINGLE ACTION ARMY (aka Colt .45): The handgun that defined the Old West, used by Buffalo Bill, Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok, Doc Holliday, and other iconic gunslingers.4: THE WINCHESTER 1873 RIFLE: "The Gun that Won the West" was a staple in the late nineteenth-century Indian Wars and a favorite a prop in countless Westerns.5. THE 1903 SPRINGFIELD: Designed at the request of Teddy Roosevelt, this superior rifle gave U.S. forces an edge during WWI.6: THE M1911 ARMY PISTOL: The official U.S. Army sidearm from 1911 to 1985, the "King of Combat Pistols" is still used by today's elite Special Forces units.7. THE AMERICAN MACHINE GUN: Including the Browning Automatic Rifle and the Thompson Sub-machine Gun, the "Gun that Made the '20s Roar," was the weapon of choice for lawmen and gangsters during the Prohibition era, including "Machine-Gun" Kelly, Elliot Ness, Bonnie and Clyde, "Pretty Boy" Floyd, John Dillinger, and others.8: THE M1 GARAND SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE: "The Gun that Saved the World," used by U.S. forces again Nazis and the Japanese during WW II.9. THE AMERICAN POLICE HANDGUN: From the .38 Special revolver to the Glock pistol, this chapter is a tour through police firearms history.10: THE M16 ASSAULT RIFLE: Made famous during Vietnam, this platform is still the standard used by U.S. military weapons including the H&K M4, the firearm that killed Osama bin Laden.

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  • American Heiress: the Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes & Trial of Patty Hearst
    American Heiress: the Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes & Trial of Patty Hearst
    ISBN: 9781781258156
    Title: American Heiress: the Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes & Trial of Patty Hearst
    Author: TOOBIN JEFFREY

    A National Bestseller
    From New Yorker staff writer and bestselling author of The Nine and The Run of His Life: The People v. O. J. Simpson, the definitive account of the kidnapping and trial that defined an insane era in American history
    On February 4, 1974, Patty Hearst, a sophomore in college and heiress to the Hearst Family fortune, was kidnapped by a ragtag group of self-styled revolutionaries calling itself the Symbonese Liberation Army. The weird turns that followed in this already sensational take are truly astonishing--the Hearst family tried to secure Patty's release by feeding the people of Oakland and San Francisco for free; bank security cameras captured "Tania" wielding a machine gun during a roberry; the LAPD engaged in the largest police shoot-out in American history; the first breaking news event was broadcast live on telelvision stations across the country; and then there was Patty's circuslike trial, filled with theatrical courtroom confrontations and a dramatic last-minute reversal, after which the term "Stockholm syndrome" entered the lexicon.
    Ultimately, the saga highlighted a decade in which America seemed to be suffering a collective nervous breakdown. American Heiress portrays the electrifying lunacy of the time and the toxic mic of sex, politics, and violence that swept up Patty Hearst and captivated the nation.

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  • American Indian Myths & Legends
    American Indian Myths & Legends
    ISBN: 9780394740188
    Title: American Indian Myths & Legends
    Author: ERDOES RICHARD

    Kiowa Indian Jill Momaday brings each traditional Native American tale to life. Myth in its living, primitive form isn't merely a story told but a reality lived.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • American Prison A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment
    American Prison A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment
    ISBN: 9780735223608
    Title: American Prison A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment
    Author: BAUER SHANE

    New York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2018

    One of President Barack Obama's favorite books of 2018

    Winner of the 2019 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize

    Winner of the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism

    Winner of the 2019 RFK Book and Journalism Award

    A New York Times Notable Book

    A ground-breaking and brave inside reckoning with the nexus of prison and profit in America: in one Louisiana prison and over the course of our country's history.

    In 2014, Shane Bauer was hired for $9 an hour to work as an entry-level prison guard at a private prison in Winnfield, Louisiana. An award-winning investigative journalist, he used his real name; there was no meaningful background check. Four months later, his employment came to an abrupt end. But he had seen enough, and in short order he wrote an expos about his experiences that won a National Magazine Award and became the most-read feature in the history of the magazine Mother Jones. Still, there was much more that he needed to say. In American Prison, Bauer weaves a much deeper reckoning with his experiences together with a thoroughly researched history of for-profit prisons in America from their origins in the decades before the Civil War. For, as he soon realized, we can't understand the cruelty of our current system and its place in the larger story of mass incarceration without understanding where it came from. Private prisons became entrenched in the South as part of a systemic effort to keep the African-American labor force in place in the aftermath of slavery, and the echoes of these shameful origins are with us still.

    The private prison system is deliberately unaccountable to public scrutiny. Private prisons are not incentivized to tend to the health of their inmates, or to feed them well, or to attract and retain a highly-trained prison staff. Though Bauer befriends some of his colleagues and sympathizes with their plight, the chronic dysfunction of their lives only adds to the prison's sense of chaos. To his horror, Bauer finds himself becoming crueler and more aggressive the longer he works in the prison, and he is far from alone.

    A blistering indictment of the private prison system, and the powerful forces that drive it, American Prison is a necessary human document about the true face of justice in America.

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    Price: $39.00

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  • American Rhapsody: Essays
    American Rhapsody: Essays
    ISBN: 9780374104405
    Title: American Rhapsody: Essays
    Author: PIERPONT CLAUDIA ROTH

    Ranging from the shattered gentility of Edith Wharton's heroines to racial confrontation in the songs of Nina Simone,American Rhapsody presents a kaleidoscopic story of the creation of a culture. Here is a series of deeply involving portraits of American artists and innovators who have helped to shape the country in the modern age. Claudia Roth Pierpont expertly mixes biography and criticism, history and reportage, to bring these portraits to life and to link them in surprising ways. It isn't far from Wharton's brave new women to F. Scott Fitzgerald's giddy flappers, and on to the big-screen command of Katharine Hepburn and the dangerous dames of Dashiell Hammett's hard-boiled world. The improvisatory jazziness of George Gershwin'sRhapsody in Blue has its counterpart in the great jazz baby of the New York skyline, the Chrysler Building. Questions of an American acting style are traced from Orson Welles to Marlon Brando, while the new American painting emerges in the gallery of Peggy Guggenheim. And we trace the arc of racial progress from Bert Williams's blackface performances to James Baldwin's warning of the fire next time, however slow and bitter and anguished this progress may be. American Rhapsody offers a history of twentieth-century American invention and genius. It is about the joy and profit of being a heterogeneous people, and the immense difficulty of this human experiment.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • American Rhapsody: Writers, Musicians, Movie Stars, & One Great Building
    American Rhapsody: Writers, Musicians, Movie Stars, & One Great Building
    ISBN: 9780374536947
    Title: American Rhapsody: Writers, Musicians, Movie Stars, & One Great Building
    Author: PIERPONT CLAUDIA ROTH


    The stories of America's most extraordinary strivers and their failures and triumphs


    Ranging from the shattered gentility of Edith Wharton's heroines to racial confrontation in the songs of Nina Simone, American Rhapsody presents a kaleidoscopic story of the creation of a culture. Here is a series of deeply involving portraits of American artists and innovators who have helped to shape the country in the modern age.


    Claudia Roth Pierpont expertly mixes biography and criticism, history and reportage, to bring these portraits to life and link them in surprising ways. It isn't far from Wharton's brave new women to F. Scott Fitzgerald's giddy flappers, and on to the big-screen command of Katharine Hepburn and the dangerous dames of Dashiell Hammett's hard-boiled world. The improvisatory jazziness of George Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue has its counterpart in the great jazz baby of the New York skyline, the Chrysler Building. Questions of an American acting style are traced from Orson Welles to Marlon Brando, while the new American painting emerges in the gallery of Peggy Guggenheim. And we trace the arc of racial progress from Bert Williams's blackface performances to James Baldwin's warning of the fire next time, however slow and bitter and anguished this progress may be.


    American Rhapsody offers a history of twentieth-century American invention and genius. It is about the joy and profit of being a heterogeneous people, and the immense difficulty of this human experiment.



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    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • American Spirit: Who We Are & What We Stand For
    American Spirit: Who We Are & What We Stand For
    ISBN: 9781501174216
    Title: American Spirit: Who We Are & What We Stand For
    Author: MCCULLOUGH DAVID


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $47.00
    $47.00
  • American War of Independence
    American War of Independence
    ISBN: 9780241238929
    Title: American War of Independence
    Author: DORLING KINDERSLEY


    Two hundred and forty years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the birth of the United States, the story of how America overthrew the British is as meaningful today as it was when the ink was still wet on the document. There are lavishly illustrated accounts of every major military action, many supported by maps, with comprehensive timelines for every stage of the Revolutionary War. Including revealing first-person accounts by soldiers and civilians. Plus features on broader topics such as the treatment of prisoners, and what the wars meant for women, Native Americans and African Americans. The American War of Independence: A Visual History brings the drama of the Revolutionary War to life with DK's unique visual approach and compelling narrative.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Americans in Paris: Life & Death under Nazi Occupation
    Americans in Paris: Life & Death under Nazi Occupation
    ISBN: 9780007228522
    Title: Americans in Paris: Life & Death under Nazi Occupation
    Author: GLASS CHARLES


    An elegantly written and highly informative account of a group of Americans living in Paris when the city fell to the Nazis in June 1940.


    In the early hours of 14 June 1940, Nazi troops paraded through the streets of Paris, marking the beginning of the city's four-year occupation. French troops withdrew in order to avoid a battle and the potential destruction of their capital. It wasn't long before German tanks rumbled past the Arc de Triomphe and down the Champs Elysees to the Place de la Concorde.


    The American community in Paris was the largest in Continental Europe, totalling approximately 30,000 before the Second World War. Although Ambassodor Bullitt advised those without vital business in the city to leave in 1939, over half of the Americans in Paris chose to stay. Many had professional and family ties to the city; the majority, though, had a peculiarly American love for the city, rooted in the bravery of the Marquis de la Fayette and the 17,000 Frenchmen who volunteered to fight for American independence in 1776.


    An eclectic group, they included black soldiers from the Harlem Hellfighters, who were determined not to return to the racial segregation that they faced at home, rich socialites like Peggy Guggenheim and Florence Jay Gould, as well as painters, musicians, bankers and businessmen. There were those whose lives went on as if the Germans were ephemera, those who collaborated and those, like Dr Sumner Jackson and Etta Shiber, who worked underground for the resistance movement.


    This is a book about adventure, intrigue, passion and deceit, and one which follows its characters into the Maquis, the concentration camps and overseas. Filled with a huge amount of new analysis on the Second World War, 'Americans in Paris' is a fascinating, revealing and moving read.

    volunteered to fight for American independence in 1776.
    An eclectic group, they included black soldiers from the Harlem Hellfighters, who were determined not to return to the racial segregation that they faced at home, rich socialites like Peggy Guggenheim and Florence Jay Gould, as well as painters, musicians, bankers and businessmen. There were those whose lives went on as if the Germans were ephemera, those who collaborated and those, like Dr Sumner Jackson and Etta Shiber, who worked underground for the resistance movement.


    This is a book about adventure, intrigue, passion and deceit, and one which follows its characters into the Maquis, the concentration camps and overseas. Filled with a huge amount of new analysis on the Second World War, 'Americans in Paris' is a fascinating, revealing and moving read.



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    $37.00
  • Amritsar 1919: An Empire of Fear & the Making of a Massacre
    Amritsar 1919: An Empire of Fear & the Making of a Massacre
    ISBN: 9780300250718
    Title: Amritsar 1919: An Empire of Fear & the Making of a Massacre
    Author: WAGNER KIM

    A powerful reassessment of a seminal moment in the history of India and the British Empire--the Amritsar Massacre--to mark its 100th anniversary

    The Amritsar Massacre of 1919 was a seminal moment in the history of the British Empire, yet it remains poorly understood. In this dramatic account, Kim A. Wagner details the perspectives of ordinary people and argues that General Dyer's order to open fire at Jallianwalla Bagh was an act of fear. Situating the massacre within the "deep" context of British colonial mentality and the local dynamics of Indian nationalism, Wagner provides a genuinely nuanced approach to the bloody history of the British Empire.

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    $43.00
  • Amsterdam: a History of the World's Most Liberal City
    Amsterdam: a History of the World's Most Liberal City
    ISBN: 9780349000022
    Title: Amsterdam: a History of the World's Most Liberal City
    Author: SHORTO RUSSELL

    In this effortlessly erudite account, Russell Shorto traces the evolution of one of the world's greatest cities. From the building of its first canals in the 1300s, through the brutal struggle for Dutch independence and its golden age as the capital of a vast empire, to its complex present in which its cherished ideals of liberalism are under siege, Shorto provides an ever-surprising, intellectually entertaining story of Amsterdam. He also weaves in his own experiences of his adopted home. In the end, Amsterdam is an endlessly captivating portrait of a city that has profoundly influenced the modern world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Analects
    Analects
    ISBN: 9780140443486
    Title: Analects
    Author: CONFUCIUS


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Analects
    Analects
    ISBN: 9781848374843
    Title: Analects
    Author: CONFUCIUS


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $14.00
    $14.00
  • Anarchy: The Rise & Fall of the East India Company
    Anarchy: The Rise & Fall of the East India Company
    ISBN: 9781408864388
    Title: Anarchy: The Rise & Fall of the East India Company
    Author: DALRYMPLE WILLIAM

    In his most ambitious book to date, bestselling historian William Dalrymple tells the timely and cautionary tale of the rise of the East India Company and one of the most supreme acts of corporate violence in world history
    In August 1765 the East India Company defeated and captured the young Mughal emperor and forced him to set up in his richest provinces a new government run by English traders who collected taxes through means of a vast and ruthless private army.

    The creation of this new government marked the moment that the East India Company ceased to be a conventional international trading corporation, dealing in silks and spices, and became something much more unusual- an aggressive colonial power in the guise of a multinational corporation. In less than half a century it had trained up a private security force of around 260,000 men twice the size of the British army and had subdued an entire subcontinent, conquering first Bengal and finally, in 1803, the Mughal capital of Delhi itself. The Company's reach stretched relentlessly until almost all of India south of the Himalayas was effectively ruled from a boardroom in London.

    The Anarchy tells the remarkable story of how one of the world's most magnificent empires disintegrated and came to be replaced by a dangerously unregulated private company, based thousands of miles overseas and answerable only to its shareholders. In his most ambitious and riveting book to date, William Dalrymple tells the story of the East India Company as it has never been told before, unfolding a timely cautionary tale of the first global corporate power.

    Three hundred and fifteen years after its founding, with a corporate Mogul now sitting in the White House, the story of the East India Company has never been more current.

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  • Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life & Death of a Town Called Buczacz
    Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life & Death of a Town Called Buczacz
    ISBN: 9781451684544
    Title: Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life & Death of a Town Called Buczacz
    Author: BARTOV OMER

    "A substantive contribution to the history of ethnic strife and extreme violence" (The Wall Street Journal) and a cautionary examination of how genocide can take root at the local level--turning neighbors, friends, and family against one another--as seen through the eastern European border town of Buczacz during World War II.

    For more than four hundred years, the Eastern European border town of Buczacz--today part of Ukraine--was home to a highly diverse citizenry. It was here that Poles, Ukrainians, and Jews all lived side by side in relative harmony. Then came World War II, and three years later the entire Jewish population had been murdered by German and Ukrainian police, while Ukrainian nationalists eradicated Polish residents. In truth, though, this genocide didn't happen so quickly.

    In Anatomy of a Genocide, Omer Bartov explains that ethnic cleansing doesn't occur as is so often portrayed in popular history, with the quick ascent of a vitriolic political leader and the unleashing of military might. It begins in seeming peace, slowly and often unnoticed, the culmination of pent-up slights and grudges and indignities. The perpetrators aren't just sociopathic soldiers. They are neighbors and friends and family. They are also middle-aged men who come from elsewhere, often with their wives and children and parents, and settle into a life of bourgeois comfort peppered with bouts of mass murder.

    For more than two decades Bartov, whose mother was raised in Buczacz, traveled extensively throughout the region, scouring archives and amassing thousands of documents rarely seen until now. He has also made use of hundreds of first-person testimonies by victims, perpetrators, collaborators, and rescuers. Anatomy of a Genocide profoundly changes our understanding of the social dynamics of mass killing and the nature of the Holocaust as a whole. Bartov's book isn't just an attempt to understand what happened in the past. It's a warning of how it could happen again, in our own towns and cities--much more easily than we might think.

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    Price: $31.00

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  • Anatomy of a Moment
    Anatomy of a Moment
    ISBN: 9781408805602
    Title: Anatomy of a Moment
    Author: CERCAS JAVIER

    In February 1981, just as Spain was finally leaving Francos' dictatorship and during the first democratic vote in parliament for a new prime minister - Colonel Tejero and a band of right-wing soldiers burst into the Spanish parliament and began firing shots. Only three members of Congress defied the incursion and did not dive for cover,: Adolfo Suarez the then outgoing prime minister, who had steered the country away from the Franco era, Guttierez Mellado, a conservative general who had loyally served democracy, and Marcelino Camacho, the head of the Communist Party, which had just been legalised. In TheAnatomy of a Moment, Cercas examines a key moment in Spanish history, just as he did so successfully in his Spanish Civil War novel, Soldiers of Salamis. This is the only coup ever to have been caught on film as it was happening, which, as Cercas says, 'guaranteed both its reality and its unreality'. Every February a few seconds of the video are shown again and Spaniards congratulate themselves for standing up for democracy, but Cercas says that things were very quiet that afternoon and evening while all over Spain people stayed inside waiting for the coup to be defeated .... or to triumph. 'Cercas writes brilliantly, in simple, direct language and beautifully, uncontrivedly modulated sentences. His prose is a pleasure - easy without dumbing down' Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
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