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 History

Series:Critical Perspectives on Empire

Subaltern Lives uses biographical fragments of the lives of convicts, captives, sailors, slaves, indentured labourers and indigenous peoples to build a fascinating new picture of colonial life in the nineteenth-century Indi... read more

Subaltern Lives: Biographies of Colonialism in the Indian Ocean World, 1790-1920
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The story about a greyhound near Lyons, France, c.1234, becoming a saint (feast day August 22), with people flocking to her shrine asking for protection for their children seems like material for a children's book -- except tha... read more

Saint Guinefort: Protector of Children Since the Thirteenth Century
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The mutiny on HMS Bounty, in the South Pacific on 28 April 1789, is one of history's truly great stories - a tale of human drama, intrigue and adventure of the highest order - and in the hands of Peter FitzSimons it comes to life as ... read more

Mutiny on the Bounty: A Saga of Sex, Sedition, Mayhem and Mutiny (HB)
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With 40 pages of additional articles, references, and bibliographies of recommended reading. The Cat of Bubastes is the earliest book in the Henty chronology. It is set in 1450 BC, about the midpoint of the reign of the Egyptian Pharaoh Thutmose III. During ... read more

THE Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt
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Category:

 General History

The ultimate caper story, novelist Clifford Irving's no-holds-barred account of the literary hoax that stunned the publishing world, is the story of his faked "autobiography" of Howard Hughes. HOAX was first published in Great Britain in 1997, where it became a bestseller. But no Amer... read more

The Hoax
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We are in the middle of the greatest technological revolution in history. Its epicentre lies in Silicon Valley, but its impacts are felt on all corners of the earth. It could give all of us a better quality of life and new, more cooperati... read more

The Future of Everything: Big, Audacious Ideas for a Better World
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Category:

 History

Viceroys is the story of the British aristocracy sent to govern India during the reigns of five British monarchs. It is also the story of how the modern British identity was established. British history from the Hundred Years War onwards gives an impression of ... read more

Viceroys: The Creation of the British
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 General History

Copernicus, scientist and astronomer, was a boy once, too, and this story tells in compelling clarity the growth of that boy into a seeking scientist, against all odds. his struggles and accomplishments are described in imaginative detail to inspire young reader... read more

Copernicus: Struggle and Victory
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ONE OF THE "NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW' S "10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR A gripping day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter persuaded Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar... read more

Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David
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In 1543, the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus lay on his deathbed, his just-published masterpiece On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres in his hands. At that time, religious doctrine and common sense dictated tha... read more

Uncentering the Earth: Copernicus and the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres
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In Civil War, Peter Ackroyd continues his dazzling account of England's history, beginning with the progress south of the Scottish king, James VI, who on the death of Elizabeth I became the first Stuart king of England, and ends with the deposition and flig... read more

Civil War: A History of England Volume III
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Category:

 History

Li Feng grew up in Mao's communist China with her mother's motto burning in her ears - success demands two things: unconditional sacrifice and absolute mental focus. Finally breaking free of her mother's overbearing clutches and fleeing to Sydney as an adult, Li struggled to ... read more

Forged from Silver Dollar
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