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The Danube: A Journey Upriver from the Black Sea to the Black Forest

by Nick Thorpe

The magnificent Danube both cuts across and connects central Europe, flowing through and alongside ten countries: Romania, Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany....


Pagan Britain

by Ronald Hutton

Britain's pagan past, with its mysterious monuments, atmospheric sites, enigmatic artifacts, bloodthirsty legends, and cryptic inscriptions, is both enthralling and perplexing to a resident of the twenty-first...


Ship of Death: A Voyage That Changed the Atlantic World

by Billy G. Smith

It is no exaggeration to say that the Hankey, a small British ship that circled the Atlantic in 1792 and 1793, transformed the history of the Atlantic world. This extraordinary book uncovers the long-forgotten...


The Murder, Betrayal, and Slaughter of the Glorious Charles, Count of Flanders

by Galbert of Bruges & John Jeffrey Rider

In 1127 Charles the Good, count of Flanders, was surrounded by assassins while at prayer and killed by a sword blow to the forehead. His murder upset the fragile balance of power between England, France, and...


The Archaeology of Jerusalem: From the Origins to the Ottomans

by Katharina Galor & Hanswulf Bloedhorn

In this sweeping and lavishly illustrated history, Katharina Galor and Hanswulf Bloedhorn survey nearly four thousand years of human settlement and building activity in Jerusalem, from prehistoric times through...


Sulla the Fortunate: Roman General and Dictator

by G. P. Baker

This biography provides a redemptive view of the bloody career of Roman general and consul Lucius Cornelius Sulla, a fearless commander and ruthless politician wholly devoid of inhibitions, and the direct forerunner...


China Rising: Power and Motivation in Chinese Foreign Policy

by Yong Deng & Fei-Ling Wang

This authoritative book provides a unique exploration of the complex and dynamic motivations behind Beijing's foreign policy. The authors focus on China's choices and calculations on issues such as the ruling...


The Federalist Society: How Conservatives Took the Law Back from Liberals

by Michael Avery & Danielle McLaughlin

Over the last thirty years, the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies has grown from a small group of disaffected conservative law students into an organization with extraordinary influence over...


Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service and the Failure to Protect President Kennedy

by Vincent Michael Palamara

Painstakingly researched by an authority on the history of the Secret Service and based on primary, firsthand accounts from more than 80 former agents, White House aides, and family members, this is the definitive...


101 Interesting Facts on London: Learn About the Capital City of England

by Kevin Snelgrove

Do you love London? Were you born there or do you commute to the city for work? Maybe are you one of the millions of tourists who flock to the UK's capital city every year? Whatever your reason for visiting,...


Wearmouth & Jarrow: Northumbrian Monasteries in an Historic Landscape

by Sam Turner, Sarah Semple & Alex Turner

Presenting the results of new research on the monasteries of Wearmouth and Jarrow—among the most sophisticated centers of learning and artistic culture in 7th- and 8th-century Europe, and the home of Bede—and...


The State in New Zealand, 1840-198: Socialism Without Doctrines?

by Michael Bassett

In this innovative study Michael Bassett, historian and former politician, explores how and why the state became such an active and interventionist player in New Zealand life, developing, subsidising and regulating...


The New Zealand Economy: An Introduction

by Ralph Lattimore & Shamubeel Eaqub

What drives economic growth in New Zealand? How has New Zealand been impacted by globalization and the financial crisis? What will shape future productivity and competitiveness? In this book, leading economists...


The Mother of All Departments: The History of the Department of Internal Affairs

by Michael Bassett

Brings to life the history of the most important agency of government in New Zealand for much of the last century. It traces the evolution of the Department of Internal Affairs from its genesis as the Colonial...


The Meeting Place: Maori and Pakeha Encounters, 16421840

by Vincent O'Malley

An account focusing on the encounters between the Maori and Pakeha—or European settlers—and the process of mutual discovery from 1642 to around 1840, this New Zealand history book argues that both groups...


The Making of New Zealanders

by Ron Palenski

Examining the development of a sense of national identity in a British colony, this highly authoritative work is a valuable addition to the literature in New Zealand. By looking at the onset of home-grown...


Patched: The History of Gangs in New Zealand

by Jarrod Gilbert

For more than five decades, gangs have played a pivotal role in New Zealand crime life, beginning with the bodgies and widgies of the 1950s. Based on 10 years of gang research, this book chronicles the rise...


Nga Moteatea: An Introduction / He Kupu Arataki

by Jane McRae & Heni Jacob

The songs of New Zealand’s Maori tradition are a living art form and an abundant source of knowledge about tribal history and culture. An introduction to the classic collection first compiled in the 1920s...


New Zealand's London: A Colony and Its Metropolis

by Felicity Barnes

Antipodean soldiers and writers, meat carcasses and moa, British films and Kiwi tourists—throughout the last 150 years, people, objects and ideas have gone back and forth between New Zealand and London, defining...


Matters of the Heart: A History of Interracial Marriage in New Zealand

by Angela Wanhalla

From whalers and traders marrying into Maori families in the early 19th century to the growth of interracial marriages in the later 20th, Matters of the Heart unravels the long history of interracial relationships...