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*the full-scale story of the nineteenth-century imperial invasion of Africa
A lively and absorbing narrative of China's ascent from imperial doormat to global economic powerhouse.
A brilliant new account of the world's very first clash of civilisations between the Persians and the Greeks in 480BC.
In a narrative beginning almost 1.5 million years ago with the emergence of Homo erectus, Frank Welsh takes the reader from the Middle Ages to the Enlightenment, from the Industrial Revolution to the age of terrorism.
The traumatic story of one of the last major battles of World War II, in which the Poles fought off German troops and police, street by street, for sixty-three days.
With all the emotional power of The Kite Runner, this is the very first true life account of growing up in Afghanistan, by a writer who still lives in Kabul.
#1 New York Times Bestseller NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Oscar Nominated For Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA's African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America's space program.
This beautiful reference guide provides a clear and comprehensive look at the weapons and vehicles of all the countries that fought in World War II. It offers an excellent overview of the diverse weaponry used by both the Axis Powers and the Allies. The weapons described here range from the pistol to the 75t battle tank and from single-engine fighter planes to the largest, heaviest battleships ever to have sailed the seas. Everything you might want to know about the development and deployment of each type of weapon can be found here along with technical specifications, brought to life by over 500 photographs and technical drawings. Bursting with facts, this book is a treasure trove for anyone interested in history or military history wishing to learn more about how developments in weapons technology influenced the course of World War II.
'A letter is handed to you. In broken English, it tells you that you must now vacate your farm; that this is no longer your home, for it now belongs to the crowd on your doorstep. Then the drums begin to beat.'
Henry VI was weak and feeble, but his wife Margaret of Anjou, 'a great and strong laboured woman', became a formidable political force in her own right. The dynastic struggle that became known as the Wars of the Roses brought the usurpation of Edward IV, the humiliation and exile of Margaret, and the murder of Henry in the Tower of London.
Reflects the continuing public fascination with Ancient Egyptian coffins, mummies and burials.
Intricacy is a delicate investigation of the lives of the author's mother, the activist, mystic and painter Lesley, who was married to the novelist Jack Cope, and the characters surrounding her.
This book investigates the juxtaposition of ethnicity and regionalism in Rwandan politics and the unfolding of the worst mass murder at the end of the twentieth century.