• Ten Days in Harlem Fidel Castro and the Making of the 1960s
    Ten Days in Harlem Fidel Castro and the Making of the 1960s
    New York City, September 1960. Fidel Castro has just arrived for the opening of the UN General Assembly.

    Wild rumours are circulating that the Cubans 'killed, plucked, and cooked chickens in their rooms...extinguishing cigars on expensive carpets'; Castro - in his trademark olive fatigues - receives a rapturous reception from the local African American community, and holds court with political and cultural luminaries including Malcolm X, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Nikita Khrushchev ('about as welcome to the US as the Black Plague' - Time), Amiri Baraka, and Allen Ginsberg. His fervour in promising the politics of anti-imperialism, racial equality, and leftist revolution makes him an icon of the 1960s.

    In this brilliant slice of modern history, Simon Hall reveals how these ten days were a crucial hinge point in the trajectory of the Cold War. Encompassing international geopolitics, decolonisation, the nascent Civil Rights and Black Power movements, and radical student counterculture, Ten Days in Harlem revolutionises our understanding of the unique melting pot that was the Sixties - and beyond.

    ISBN: 9780571353071
    Publication date: 03/09/2020
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Hall, Simon
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Tiananmen 1989 Our Shattered Hopes
    Tiananmen 1989 Our Shattered Hopes
    Over 30 years ago, on April 15th 1989, the occupation of Tiananmen Square began. As tens of thousands of students and concerned Chinese citizens took to the streets demanding political reforms, the fate of China's communist system was unknown. When reports of soldiers marching into Beijing to suppress the protests reverberated across Western airwaves, the world didn't know what to expect.

    Lun Zhang was just a young sociology teacher then, in charge of management and safety service for the protests. Now, in this powerful graphic novel, Zhang pairs with French journalist and Asia specialist Adrien Gombeaud, and artist Ameziane, to share his unvarnished memory of this crucial moment in world history for the first time.

    Providing comprehensive coverage of the 1989 protests that ended in bloodshed and drew global scrutiny, Zhang includes context for these explosive events, sympathetically depicting a world of discontented, idealistic, activist Chinese youth rarely portrayed in Western media. Many voices and viewpoints are on display, from Western journalists to Chinese administrators.

    Describing how the hope of a generation was shattered when authorities opened fire on protestors and bystanders, Tiananmen 1989 shows the way in which contemporary China shaped itself.

    ISBN: 9781684056996
    Publication date: 02/06/2020
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Zhang, Lun
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Timelines
    Timelines
    John Haywood presents a grand sweep of global history in an immediately accessible format via concise, insightful and engaging text summaries alongside timelines, maps and illustrations. There are 50 sections, each dealing with significant moments in the human story from the origins of our first ancestors right up to the present day. A short essay introduces and summarizes the most important political and cultural landmarks with a clear timeline then presenting events in four categories: Politics & Economy, Religion & Philosophy, Science & Technology and Arts & Architecture. Maps revealing the changes in our physical world at key junctures in human history as well as galleries of images illustrating the rich and diverse products of our cultural heritage, offer a visual path through time.

    From this the reader is able to access a whole new understanding of contemporary events across the globe, making unexpected and surprising links and connections across history. Who knew, for example, that at the same time the Bayeux Tapestry was being completed in Europe, Chinese scientist Shen Kuo was correctly explaining the origin of fossils and Ghana was being conquered by the Almoravids? That as Peter the Great was modernizing Russia, La Salle was exploring the length of the Mississippi River and Christopher Wren was finishing St Paul's Cathedral in London? This original and authoritative book offers a whole new way of appreciating the diverse array of events that have shaped world history.

    ISBN: 9780500022573
    Publication date: 12/09/2019
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Haywood, John
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Times D-day
    Times D-day
    Follow the D-Day landings through a unique collection of historical maps, expert commentary and dramatic photographs. This is a unique insight into the D-Day landings 75 years on.

    The Allied landings in Normandy on 6 June 1944 were the greatest amphibious assault in history, requiring almost two years of meticulous planning and the largest co-ordinated mapping effort the world has ever seen.

    More than 200 illustrations demonstrate how the D-Day landings unfolded, along with detailed descriptions of what happened on that momentous day.

    This collection of incredible maps uncover the events that led up to D-Day, the planning for the assault and the progress of the liberating forces afterwards. Dramatic photographs help to illustrate the key historical events that took place during Operation Overlord.

    ISBN: 9780008358266
    Publication date: 30/05/2019
    Price: $54.99
    Author: Happer, Richard
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $54.99
  • Times First World War
    Times First World War
    Follow the conflict of the World War 1 from 1914-1918 with expert commentary, photographs and a unique collection of historical maps. Published in association and including material from the archives of the Imperial War Museum.

    Over 200 photographs and maps from the archives of The Imperial War Museum tell the story of how The Great War was fought.

    Descriptions of key historical events accompany the illustrations, giving a fascinating history of the war from an expert historian.

    Key offensives covered include:
    * The Battles of the Marne and Ypres
    * Tannenberg and the Eastern Front
    * Verdun and the Somme
    * The Gallipoli Campaign
    * Battle of Jutland
    * The Advances to Jerusalem, Damascus and Baghdad
    * Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele
    * German 1918 offensives and Allied counter-offensives

    Along with the maps, key historical events are described, giving an illustrated history of the war from an expert historian.

    ISBN: 9780007973347
    Publication date: 27/06/2019
    Price: $54.99
    Author: Chasseaud, Peter
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $54.99
  • Times Monster History, Conscience and Britain's Empire
    Times Monster History, Conscience and Britain's Empire
    For generations, British thinkers told the history of an empire whose story was still very much in the making. While they wrote of conquest, imperial rule in India, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean was consolidated. While they described the development of imperial governance, rebellions were brutally crushed. As they reimagined empire during the two world wars, decolonization was compromised. Priya Satia shows how these historians not only interpreted the major political events of their time but also shaped the future that followed.Satia makes clear that historical imagination played a significant role in the unfolding of empire. History emerged as a mode of ethics in the modern period, endowing historians from John Stuart Mill to Winston Churchill with outsized policymaking power. Braided with this story is an account of alternative visions articulated by anticolonial thinkers such as William Blake, Mahatma Gandhi, and E. P. Thompson. By the mid-twentieth century, their approaches had reshaped the discipline of history and the ethics that came with it.Time's Monster reveals the dramatic consequences of writing history today as much as in the past. Against the backdrop of enduring global inequalities, debates about reparations, and the crisis in the humanities, Satia's is an urgent moral voice.

    ISBN: 9780241464120
    Publication date: 20/10/2020
    Price: $48.00
    Author: Satia, Priya
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
  • Times Second World War
    Times Second World War
    Follow the conflict of World War 2 from 1939 to 1945 through a unique collection of historical maps, expert commentary and photographs. Published in association and including material from the archives of the Imperial War Museum, London.

    Over 200 photographs and maps from the archives of The Imperial War Museum tell the story of how this global war was fought.

    Descriptions of key historical events accompany the illustrations, giving a fascinating history of the war from an expert historian.

    Key topics covered include
    * 1939: Invasion of Poland
    * 1940: German invasion of Low Countries & France
    * 1940: Battle of Britain & German invasion threat
    * Dec 1941: Pearl Harbor
    * 1942: Turning points: Midway, Alamein, Stalingrad
    * 1941-45: Barbarossa and the Eastern Front
    * The War at Sea
    * The advances to Jerusalem, Damascus and Baghdad
    * The War in the Air
    * 1944: Neptune & Overlord; D-Day & liberation of France

    ISBN: 9780007973354
    Publication date: 27/06/2019
    Price: $54.99
    Author: Chasseaud, Peter
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $54.99
  • Tip and Run: The Untold Tragedy of the First World War in Africa
    Tip and Run: The Untold Tragedy of the First World War in Africa
    The story of the First World War in Africa, an almost forgotten war, marking the most brutal and shameful war in colonial history.



    In the aftermath of the Great War the East Africa campaign was destined to be dismissed by many in Britain as a remote 'sideshow' in which only a handful of names and episodes - the Koenigsberg, von Lettow-Vorbeck, the 'Naval Expedition to Lake Tanganyika' - achieved any lasting notoriety. But to the other combatant powers - Germany, South Africa, India, Belgium and Portugal - it was, and would remain, a campaign of huge importance. Africa quite simply mattered.

    A 'small war', consisting of a few 'local affairs', was all that was expected in August 1914 as Britain moved to eliminate the threat to the high seas of German naval bases in Africa. But two weeks after the Armistice was signed in Europe British and German troops were still fighting in Africa after four years of what one campaign historian described as 'a war of extermination and attrition without parallel in modern times'.

    The expense of the campaign to the British Empire was immense, the Allied and German 'butchers bills' even greater. But the most tragic consequence of the two sides' deadly game of 'tip and run' was the devastation of an area five times the size of Germany, and civilian suffering on a scale unimaginable in Europe. Such was the cost of 'The White Man's Palaver', the final phase of the European conquest of Africa.

    'Superb' Sunday Times

    'Masterful' Daily Mail

    'Gripping' Daily Telegraph

    ISBN: 9781800240315
    Publication date: 04/02/2021
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Paice, Edward
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Treasures of World History the Story of Civilization in 50 Documents
    Treasures of World History the Story of Civilization in 50 Documents
    A spirited examination of world history, told through 50 key documents, by two celebrated historians and journalists. With a wealth of experience between them on political, social, cultural and military history, and today's current affairs, Peter Snow and Ann MacMillan are the perfect guides to appreciating the significance of each document.

    Chapters are devoted to each of the 50 documents across the political, military, artistic, and scientific spheres, and supported by additional contemporary images. The documents themselves have been researched from the collections of national archives, museums, libraries, and private collections around the world. The authors explain their criteria for selection and provide the pertinent details of each one, taking us on a journey from the scripts of the earliest civilizations through to momentous speeches and papers of today.

    ISBN: 9780233006048
    Publication date: 06/08/2020
    Price: $69.99
    Author: Snow, Peter
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $69.99
  • Trial of the Chicago 7 The Official Transcript
    Trial of the Chicago 7 The Official Transcript
    Republished fifty years later to coincide with the release this fall of the film of the same title written and directed by Aaron Sorkin with an all-star cast, this is the classic account of perhaps the most infamous, and definitely the most entertaining, trial in recent American history.

    In the fall of 1969 eight prominent anti-Vietnam War activists were put on trial for conspiring to riot at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. One of the eight, Black Panther cofounder Bobby Seale, was literally bound and gagged in court by order of the judge, Julius Hoffman, and his case was separated from that of the others.

    The activists, who included Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, and Tom Hayden, and their attorneys, William Kunstler and Leonard Weinglass, insisted that the First Amendment was on trial. Their witnesses were a virtual who's who of the 1960s counterculture: Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary, Arlo Guthrie, Judy Collins, Norman Mailer, among them.

    The defendants constantly interrupted to protest what they felt were unfair rulings by the judge. The trial became a circus, all the while receiving intense media coverage. The convictions that resulted were subsequently overturned on appeal, but the trial remained a political and cultural touchstone, a mirror of the deep divisions in the country. The Trial of the Chicago 7 consists of the highlights from trial testimony with a brief epilogue describing what later happened to the principal figures.

    ISBN: 9781982155087
    Publication date: 15/10/2020
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Levine, Mark L.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Triumph of Christianity How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World
    Triumph of Christianity How a Forbidden Religion Swept the World
    How did Christianity become the dominant religion in the West?

    In the early first century, a small group of peasants from the backwaters of the Roman Empire proclaimed that an executed enemy of the state was God's messiah. Less than four hundred years later it had become the official religion of Rome with some thirty million followers.

    It could so easily have been a forgotten sect of Judaism.

    Through meticulous research, Bart Ehrman, an expert on Christian history, texts and traditions, explores the way we think about one of the most important cultural transformations the world has ever seen, one that has shaped the art, music, literature, philosophy, ethics and economics of modern Western civilisation.

    ISBN: 9781786074836
    Publication date: 07/02/2019
    Price: $26.99
    Author: Ehrman, Bart D.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.99
  • Tutankhamun the Treasures of the Tomb
    Tutankhamun the Treasures of the Tomb
    The tomb of Tutankhamun, with its breathtaking treasures, remains the most sensational archaeological find of all time. This brilliantly illustrated volume takes the reader through Tutankhamun's tomb room-by-room in the order that it was discovered and excavated by Howard Carter in 1922. Dr Zahi Hawass imbues the text with his own inimitable flavour, imagining how the uncovering and opening of the tomb must have felt for Carter, while Sandro Vannini's extraordinary photographs reproduce the objects in infinitesimal detail. With stunning full-colour spreads and foldouts throughout the book, this sumptuous volume is the definitive record of Tutankhamun's glittering legacy.

    ISBN: 9780500293904
    Publication date: 26/07/2018
    Price: $60.00
    Author: Hawass, Zahi
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
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