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  • Four Sisters

    RAPPAPORT, HELEN

  • Harpertrue Friend - A Short Read - D-Day Dogs

    Remarkable True Stories of Heroic Dogs

    Isabel George

    HarperCollins Publishers | 4 Ιουνίου 2015

  • The Travels

    Marco Polo

    Penguin Books Ltd | 29 Ιανουαρίου 2015

    A sparkling new translation of one of the greatest travel books ever written: Marco Polo's seminal account of his journeys in the east, in a collectible clothbound edition. Marco Polo was the most famous traveller of his time. His voyages began in 1271 with a visit to China, after which he served the Kublai Khan on numerous diplomatic missions. On his return to the West he was made a prisoner of war and met Rustichello of Pisa, with whom he collaborated on this book. His account of his travels offers a fascinating glimpse of what he encountered abroad: unfamiliar religions, customs and societies; the spices and silks of the East; the precious gems, exotic vegetation and wild beasts of faraway lands. Evoking a remote and long-vanished world with colour and immediacy, Marco's book revolutionized western ideas about the then unknown East and is still one of the greatest travel accounts of all time. For this edition - the first completely new English translation of the Travels in over fifty years - Nigel Cliff has gone back to the original manuscript sources to produce a fresh, authoritative new version. The volume also contains invaluable editorial materials, including an introduction describing the world as it stood on the eve of Polo's departure, and examining the fantastical notions the West had developed of the East. Marco Polo was born in 1254, joining his father on a journey to China in 1271. He spent the next twenty years travelling in the service of Kublai Khan. There is evidence that Marco travelled extensively in the Mongol Empire and it is fairly certain he visited India. He wrote his famous Travels whilst a prisoner in Genoa. Nigel Cliff was previously a theatre and film critic for The Times and a regular writer for The Economist, among other publications, and now writes historical nonfiction books. His first book, The Shakespeare Riots, was published in 2007 and shortlisted for the Washington-based National Award for Arts Writing. His second book, The Last Crusade: Vasco da Gama and the Birth of the Modern World appeared in 2011.
  • Last Frontier

    Incredible Tales of Survival, Exploration, and Adventure from Alaska Magazine

    Alaska Magazine

    Globe Pequot Press | 1 Ιουλίου 2004

  • Set Up

    The Shocking Aftermath to the French Connection

    Robin Moore

    Globe Pequot Press | 1 Ιουνίου 2004

  • Mad Trapper of Rat River

    A True Story of Canada's Biggest Manhunt

    Dick North

    Globe Pequot Press | 1 Ιανουαρίου 2005

  • Greatest U.S. Army Stories Ever Told

    Unforgettable Stories of Courage, Honor, and Sacrifice

    Iain Martin

    Globe Pequot Press | 15 Μαϊου 2006

  • Incredible Tales of the Sea

    Twelve Classic Sailing Stories

    Globe Pequot Press | 1 Δεκεμβρίου 2005

  • Tales of the Mountain Men

    Seventeen Stories of Survival, Exploration, and Outdoor Craft

    Globe Pequot Press | 1 Αυγούστου 2004

  • The Murder of Marilyn Monroe

    MARGOLIS, JAY

    2014

  • Did She Kill Him?

    A Victorian Tale of Deception, Adultery and Arsenic

    Kate Colquhoun

    Little, Brown Book Group | 15 Ιανουαρίου 2015

    In the summer of 1889, young Southern belle Florence Maybrick stood trial for the alleged arsenic poisoning of her much older husband, Liverpool cotton merchant James Maybrick. 'The Maybrick Mystery' had all the makings of a sensation: a pretty, flirtatious young girl; resentful, gossiping servants; rumours of gambling and debt; and torrid mutual infidelity. The case cracked the varnish of Victorian respectability, shocking and exciting the public in equal measure as they clambered to read the latest revelations of Florence's past and glimpse her likeness in Madame Tussaud's. Florence's fate was fiercely debated in the courtroom, on the front pages of the newspapers and in parlours and backyards across the country. Did she poison her husband? Was her previous infidelity proof of murderous intentions? Was James' own habit of self-medicating to blame for his demise? Historian Kate Colquhoun recounts an utterly absorbing tale of addiction, deception and adultery that keeps you asking to the very last page, did she kill him?
  • Scunthorpe Murders

    Douglas Wynn

    The History Press Ltd | 1 Δεκεμβρίου 2014

    Scunthorpe Murders
  • Deadly Secrets

    M. William Phelps

    Kensington Publishing | 1 Δεκεμβρίου 2014

  • Piracy and Surreptitious Activities in the Malay Archipelago and Adjacent Seas, 1600-1840

    Springer Verlag, Singapore | 14 Οκτωβρίου 2014

    This edited work explores piracy and surreptitious activities such as privateering, war-making, slave-hunting and raiding, focussing on Southeast Asia in the early modern period. Readers will discover nine essays studying the different sub-regions of the Malay Archipelago and adjacent seas and exploring the nature and historiographical perception of piracy, maritime conflict and surreptitious activities. The authors probe the linkages between these occurrences with war and economy in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries in particular, and look at the transition into the nineteenth century. The introduction covers the study of piracy in this period and chapters explore themes of Siak and Malay activities, Dutch privateering, Chinese actions in the Melaka-Singapore region, activity in the Malukan Archipelago and the political background of the Maguindanao "piracy" in the early eighteenth century. Later chapters explore the Sulu Sultanate and the seafaring world, the deeds of Iberians in this region and especially the identities and activities of the Portuguese in these seas. The authors contribute to the literature by complementing studies that favour a closer discussion of the 'formal' and 'informal' sectors in history. This book opens up the subject area for delving into the various geographical locales and participating groups, as well as their possible linkages with one another and with other groups. This volume will be of interest to students and academicians of Southeast Asian studies and those with a general interest in maritime piracy.

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