Upheaval: Turning Points for Nations in Crisis

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Killing England: The Brutal Struggle for American Independence

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The Silk Roads: A New History of the World

The Silk Roads: A New History of the WorldFor centuries, fame and fortune were to be found in the west in the New World of the Americas Today, it is the east which calls out to those in search of riches and adventure Sweeping right across Central Asia and deep into China and India, a region that once took centre stage is again rising to

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

SPQR: A History of Ancient RomeIn SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome with passion and without technical jargon and demonstrates how a slightly shabby Iron Age village rose to become the undisputed hegemon of the Mediterranean Wall Street Journal Hailed by critics as animating the grand swe

Sea People: The Puzzle of Polynesia

Sea People: The Puzzle of PolynesiaA blend of Jared Diamond s Guns, Germs, and Steel and Simon Winchester s Pacific, a thrilling intellectual detective story that looks deep into the past to uncover who first settled the islands of the remote Pacific, where they came from, how they got there, and how we know For than a millenni

American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race

American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space RaceInstant New York Times Bestseller As the fiftieth anniversary of the first lunar landing approaches, the award winning historian and perennial New York Times bestselling author takes a fresh look at the space program, President John F Kennedy s inspiring challenge, and America s race to the moon W