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General & world history books

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I Was Vermeer The Forger Who Swindled the Nazis by Frank Wynne I Was Vermeer The Forger Who Swindled the Nazis

The extraordinary story of Han van Meegeren, a second-rate painter who became the world's greatest art forger
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

International Cooperation in the Early Twentieth Century by Daniel (University of Waterloo, Canada) Gorman International Cooperation in the Early Twentieth Century
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The early 20th-century world experienced a growth in international cooperation. Yet the dominant historical view of the period has long been one of national, military, and social divisions rather than connections. International Cooperation in the Early Twentieth Century revises this...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

The Darkening Age The Christian Destruction of the Classical World by Catherine () Nixey The Darkening Age The Christian Destruction of the Classical World

The Darkening Age is the largely unknown story of how a militant religion comprehensively and deliberately extinguished the teachings of the Classical world, ushering in centuries of unquestioning adherence to 'one true faith'. Despite the long-held notion that the early...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/09/2017

The Darkening Age The Christian Destruction of the Classical World by Catherine () Nixey The Darkening Age The Christian Destruction of the Classical World

The Darkening Age is the largely unknown story of how a militant religion comprehensively and deliberately extinguished the teachings of the Classical world, ushering in centuries of unquestioning adherence to 'one true faith'. Despite the long-held notion that the early...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

The Little Book of Big Ideas 150 Concepts and Breakthroughs that Transformed History by Daniel Smith The Little Book of Big Ideas 150 Concepts and Breakthroughs that Transformed History

This concise, accessible and multi-faceted book provides an essential introduction to 150 of the most important principles of Western thought.
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/09/2017

World History From the Ancient World to the Information Age by Philip Parker World History From the Ancient World to the Information Age

A truly global view of history covering over 350 of the world's most important turning points. Presented in a beautiful slipcase, this is an essential gift for every history buff. World History is the most accessible guide to the history...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/09/2017

The Other Side of History A Unique View of Momentous Events from the Last 60 Years by Simon Maier The Other Side of History A Unique View of Momentous Events from the Last 60 Years

The Other Side of History is a fascinating mix of fact and fiction, of what happened and might have happened in 28 of the most significant world events over the last 60 years
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

The Atlantic in Global History 1500-2000 by Jorge Canizares-Esguerra The Atlantic in Global History 1500-2000

The Atlantic in Global History is a collection of original essays by leading authors that both introduce the main themes of Atlantic history and expand the category of the Atlantic chronologically, spatially, and methodologically. Moving away from the nation-state focused...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Retrographic History's Most Exciting Images Transformed into Living Colour by Michael D. Carroll Retrographic History's Most Exciting Images Transformed into Living Colour

Through the careful selection of striking images and dedicated colourization research, Retrographic will take you on a visual tour of the distant past. And now, these visual time capsules are collected together for the first time and presented in living...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Titans of History The Giants Who Made Our World by Simon Sebag Montefiore Titans of History The Giants Who Made Our World

The history of the world told through the entertaining, horrifying and inspiring characters that everyone should know
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/09/2017

Between the Wars 1919-1939 by Philip Ziegler Between the Wars 1919-1939

Renowned biographer and historian Philip Ziegler tackles the great cultural and social events, flashpoints and diplomatic wrangles that led the world from the First to the Second World War
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/09/2017

Generali in History Tales from the Archive by Assicurazioni Genera Generali in History Tales from the Archive

Company archives can provide real surprises. But few can also convey a sense of history like those of the Generali.
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/09/2017

21st-Century Narratives of World History Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives by R. Charles Weller 21st-Century Narratives of World History Global and Multidisciplinary Perspectives

This book makes a unique and timely contribution to world/global historical studies and related fields. It places essential world historical frameworks by top scholars in the field today in clear, direct relation to and conversation with one other, offering them...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/09/2017

Nowherelands An Atlas of Vanished Countries by Bjorn Berge Nowherelands An Atlas of Vanished Countries

A refreshingly original history of the lost countries of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, examined and illustrated with the countries' postage stamps
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

A History of the Muslim World to 1750 The Making of a Civilization by Vernon O. Egger A History of the Muslim World to 1750 The Making of a Civilization

A History of the Muslim World to 1750 traces the development of Islamic civilization from the career of the Prophet Muhammad to the mid-eighteenth century. Encompassing a wide range of significant events within the period, its coverage includes the creation...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Coming Soon

Tanaka The Making of Postwar Japan by James Babb Tanaka The Making of Postwar Japan

Kakuei Tanaka was the most powerful politician in Japan for nearly two decades, and his followers have dominated Japanese politics for most of the country's recent history. This account of the life and times of Tanaka explores the public profile...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

A Global History of Sexual Science, 1880? 1960 by Veronika Fuechtner A Global History of Sexual Science, 1880? 1960

Sex has no history, but sexual science does. Starting in the late nineteenth century, people all over the world suddenly began to insist that understandings of sex be based on science. As Japanese and Indian sexologists influenced their German and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Lost Countries Exotic Tales from an Old Stamp Album by Stuart Laycock Lost Countries Exotic Tales from an Old Stamp Album

Lost Countries explores the history of those countries that at one point in time existed, and even issued their own stamps, before they were colonized and usurped.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/10/2017

A Transnational History of the Australian Animal Movement, 1970-2015 by Gonzalo Villanueva A Transnational History of the Australian Animal Movement, 1970-2015

This book offers the first transnational historical study of the creation, contention and consequences of the Australian animal movement. Largely inspired by Peter Singer and his 1975 book Animal Liberation, a new wave of animal activism emerged in Australia and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

World History 101 From ancient Mesopotamia and the Viking conquests to NATO and WikiLeaks, an essential primer on world history by Tom Head World History 101 From ancient Mesopotamia and the Viking conquests to NATO and WikiLeaks, an essential primer on world history

A comprehensive guide to world history ranging from Ancient Egypt to the Cold War.
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/10/2017

The Western Mediterranean and the World 400 CE to the Present by Teofilo F. Ruiz The Western Mediterranean and the World 400 CE to the Present

From the Straits of Gibraltar to Sicily, the European northern Mediterranean nations to the shores of North Africa, the western Mediterranean is a unique cultural and sociopolitical entity which has had a singular role in shaping today s global society.
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2017

The Western Mediterranean and the World 400 CE to the Present by Teofilo F. Ruiz The Western Mediterranean and the World 400 CE to the Present

From the Straits of Gibraltar to Sicily, the European northern Mediterranean nations to the shores of North Africa, the western Mediterranean is a unique cultural and sociopolitical entity which has had a singular role in shaping today s global society.
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/2017

The Essential Guide to Western Civilization by Nicholas L. Waddy The Essential Guide to Western Civilization

This Essential Guide offers a concise overview of European history developed to suit the undergraduate Western Civilization curriculum. Author Nicholas Waddy provides an accessible account of major developments in European history in a flexible format. The book will serve as...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2017

The Essential Guide to Western Civilization by Nicholas L. Waddy The Essential Guide to Western Civilization

This Essential Guide offers a concise overview of European history developed to suit the undergraduate Western Civilization curriculum. Author Nicholas Waddy provides an accessible account of major developments in European history in a flexible format. The book will serve as...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2017

1956 The World in Revolt by Simon Hall 1956 The World in Revolt


Format: Paperback - Released: 10/10/2017

A History of the World by Alex Woolf A History of the World


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Remaking the Modern World 1900-2015 Global Connections and Comparisons by C. A. Bayly Remaking the Modern World 1900-2015 Global Connections and Comparisons

The sequel and companion volume to C.A. Bayly's ground-breaking The Birth of the Modern World, 1780-1914, this wide-ranging and sophisticated study explores global history since the First World War, offering a coherent, comparative overview of developments in politics, economics, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/10/2017

Remaking the Modern World 1900-2015 Global Connections and Comparisons by C. A. Bayly Remaking the Modern World 1900-2015 Global Connections and Comparisons

The sequel and companion volume to C.A. Bayly's ground-breaking The Birth of the Modern World, 1780-1914, this wide-ranging and sophisticated study explores global history since the First World War, offering a coherent, comparative overview of developments in politics, economics, and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2017

A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet by Raj Patel, Jason W. Moore A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet
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Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. In making these things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated Earth. In A History of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/10/2017

The Dawn Watch Joseph Conrad in a Global World by Maya Jasanoff The Dawn Watch Joseph Conrad in a Global World

An ambitious new history of the world at the dawn of the twentieth century viewed through the lens of Conrad's life and fiction. `Enlightening, compassionate, superb' John Le Carre
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/10/2017

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A Foot in the River Why Our Lives Change - And the Limits of Evolution by Dr. Felipe Fernandez-Armesto A Foot in the River Why Our Lives Change - And the Limits of Evolution

Compared to other animals, the way humans live - our manners, morals, habits, experiences, relationships, technology, values - changes at a bewildering speed. Why is this? Felipe Fernandez-Armesto offers some revolutionary answers to this fundamental question about our species -...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/08/2017

Empires of Knowledge Scientific Networks in the Early Modern World by Paula Findlen Empires of Knowledge Scientific Networks in the Early Modern World

Empires of Knowledge engages with the ongoing conversation among historians of science and medicine, what is a scientific network, how does it form and what work does it do in making knowledge? Building on over two decades of work on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

Empires of Knowledge Scientific Networks in the Early Modern World by Paula Findlen Empires of Knowledge Scientific Networks in the Early Modern World

Empires of Knowledge engages with the ongoing conversation among historians of science and medicine, what is a scientific network, how does it form and what work does it do in making knowledge? Building on over two decades of work on...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/08/2017

Cracking the AP World History Exam, 2018 Edition by Princeton Review Cracking the AP World History Exam, 2018 Edition


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

The Treaty of Versailles: A Concise History by Michael S. (Chair of War Studies, US Army War College) Neiberg The Treaty of Versailles: A Concise History
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This book presents an introduction to one of the most important treaties ever written, the Treaty of Versailles, which formally ended World War I in 1919. Controversial from the very beginning, the treaty still shapes the destinies of societies and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Cracking the AP World History Exam 2018 by Princeton Review Cracking the AP World History Exam 2018


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

How the Past was Used Historical cultures, c. 750-2000 by Peter (Lecturer in Modern European History, Aberystwyth University) Lambert How the Past was Used Historical cultures, c. 750-2000
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The book explores how human societies have used, constructed, and interpreted their pasts. It ranges chronologically from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, and in worldwide geographical scope. The book probes the concept of the 'invention of tradition' and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2017

Charity in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Traditions by Julia R. Lieberman Charity in Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Traditions

This collection compares and contrasts the historical practice of charity among the three Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The international group of contributors analyzes such topics as virtue, poverty, wealth, and justifications for charity with an aim toward...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/07/2017

The NATO Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society, 1969-1975 Transatlantic Relations, the Cold War and the Environment by Evanthis Hatzivassiliou The NATO Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society, 1969-1975 Transatlantic Relations, the Cold War and the Environment

This book is the first comprehensive study of the setting up and early development of the NATO Committee on the Challenges of Modern Society (CCMS), or the alliance's environmental programme. This expansion of allied cooperation is an interesting indicator of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/07/2017

Victoria & Abdul The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant by Shrabani Basu Victoria & Abdul The True Story of the Queen's Closest Confidant

Now a major motion picture starring Dame Judi Dench, Victoria & Abdul examines how a young Indian Muslim came to play a central role at the heart of the empire, and tells a tender love story between an ordinary Indian...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/07/2017

The Global 1960s Convention, Contest and Counterculture by Tamara Chaplin, Jadwiga E. Pieper Mooney The Global 1960s Convention, Contest and Counterculture
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The Global 1960s presents compelling narratives from around the world in order to de-center the roles played by the United States and Europe in both scholarship on, and popular memories of, the sixties. Geographically and chronologically broad, this volume scrutinizes...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/07/2017

The Global 1960s Convention, Contest and Counterculture by Tamara Chaplin, Jadwiga E. Pieper Mooney The Global 1960s Convention, Contest and Counterculture
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The Global 1960s presents compelling narratives from around the world in order to de-center the roles played by the United States and Europe in both scholarship on, and popular memories of, the sixties. Geographically and chronologically broad, this volume scrutinizes...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/07/2017

Prevail The Inspiring Story of Ethiopia's Victory over Mussolini's Invasion, 1935-1941 by Jeff Pearce, Richard Pankhurst Prevail The Inspiring Story of Ethiopia's Victory over Mussolini's Invasion, 1935-1941
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It was the war that changed everything, and yet it's been mostly forgotten: in 1935, Italy invaded Ethiopia. It dominated newspaper headlines and newsreels. It inspired mass marches in Harlem, a play on Broadway, and independence movements in Africa. As...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/07/2017

Fred Dibnah's Victorian Heroes by David Hall Fred Dibnah's Victorian Heroes

Fred Dibnah's Victorian Heroes tells the stories of some of these men - including George and Robert Stephenson, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and Joseph Whitworth - and what it was that made them such inspirational figures to Fred.
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/07/2017

World Order Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History by Bryan Gibson World Order Reflections on the Character of Nations and the Course of History

One of America's foremost statesmen, Henry Kissinger was interested in how different countries, in different periods, in all parts of the globe have attempted to impose order on an often chaotic world. World Order sets out his understanding of how...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

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