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“1421: The Year China Discovered The World”

On 8 March 1421, the largest fleet the world had ever seen set sail from China. The ships, some nearly five hundred feet long, were under the command of Emperor Zhu Di’s loyal eunuch admirals. Their orders were “to proceed all the way to the end of the earth”. The voyage would last for two […]

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“1864”

The forgotten war that shaped modern Europe “We are right in the thick of it, shells flying overhead and every day another man is wounded … I´m on outpost duty tonight and only God knows if I´ll get through it unharmed. I have as much of a chance as the next man.” – Private Niels […]

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“A History of the World in 10 1/2 Chapters”

A stowaway aboard Noah´s Ark gives us his account of the Voyage – a surprising, subversive one, quite unlike the official version – which explains a lot about how the human race has subsequently developed. A guest lecturer on a cruise ship in the Aegean has his work interrupted by a group of mysterious visitors […]

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“An outline of American history”

Contents: The Colonial Period; The War of Independence; The formation of a national government; Westward expansion and regional differences; Sectional Conflict; The era of expansion and reform Conflict abroad, social change at home; Modern America.

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“Anglo-Saxon England”

“outstanding … on of the most valuable contributions ever made to our knowledge of history of our own land” – English Historical Review This book covers the emergence of the earliest English kingdoms to the establishment of the Anglo-Norman monarchy on 1087. Professor Stenton examines the development of English society, from the growth of royal […]

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“Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization”

In Babylon, Paul Kriwaczek tells the story of ancient Mesopotamia from the earliest settlements around 5400 BC, to the eclipse of Babylon by the Persians in the sixth century BC. He chronicles the rise and fall of dynastic power during this period; he examines its numerous material, social and cultural innovations and inventions: the wheel, […]

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“Bargaining on Europe: Britain and the First Common Market 1860-1892”

As the countries of today´s European Union advance toward a common currency, there is a sense that history is being made. Few commentators seem aware that these efforts toward economic unity represent not the first but the second major attempt to establish a common European marketplace. This book retrieves form disparate archives a comprehensive account […]

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“Benjamin Franklin in London”

the British Life of America´s Founding Father For the great majority of his life, Benjamin Franklin was a loyal British royalist. In 1757, with a fortune made in Philadelphia and international fame as an experimental scientist, he came to live as a gentleman in the heaving metropolis of 18th-century London. With just a brief interlude, […]

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“Black Hundred: The Rise of the Extreme Right in Russia”

This pioneering study by eminent historian Walter Laqueur focuses on one of the most significant political forces to emerge in Russia since the fall of communism. The collapse of the Soviet Union has led to the second coming of the Russian right – an inchoate movement whose roots lie in the previous century and whose […]

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“Boudica”

Boudica has been immortalised throughout history as the woman who dared take on the Romans – an act of vengeance on behalf of her daughters, tribe and enslaved country. Her known life is a rich tapestry of wife, widow, mother, queen and Celtic quasi-Goddess. But beneath this lies a history both dark and shocking, with […]

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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

“Confessions of an Economic Hit Man”

The shocking story of how America really took over the world. As an Economic Hit Man, John Perkins helped further American imperial interests in countries such as Ecuador, Panama, Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. As Chief Economist for the international consulting firm Chas. T. Main, he convinced underdeveloped countries to accept massive loans for infrastructure development […]

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