2221 books (112 pages) in this category

Billion Voices: China's Search for a Common Language: Penguin Specials,A

by David Moser

Mandarin, Guoyu or Putonghua? 'Chinese' is a language known by many names, and China is a country home to many languages. Since the turn of the twentieth century linguists and politicians have been on a mission to create a common language for ...

ISBN: 9780734399595

Binding: Paperback


Birth Of Melbourne, The

by Tim Flannery

In 1835 John Batman sailed up the Yarra and was astonished by the beauty of the land. It was a temperate Kakadu, teeming with wildlife and with soils rich enough to spawn pastoral empires. With the discovery of gold, the city was transformed ...

ISBN: 9781877008894

Binding: Paperback


Birth Of Sydney, The

by Flannery Tim (Ed)

<i>The Birth of Sydney</i> tells the story of the founding of one of the world's greatest cities. Tim Flannery's brilliant anthology reveals Sydney's strange and secret life from its unruly beginnings as a dump for convicts to its arrival as the

ISBN: 9781876485450

Binding: Paperback


Birth of the Intellectuals


by Christophe Charle

<p>Who exactly are the &lsquo;intellectuals&rsquo;? This term is so widely used today that we forget that it is a recent invention, dating from the late nineteenth century.<br /><br />In <i>Birth of the Intellectuals</i>, the renowned historian ...

ISBN: 9780745690360

Binding: Paperback


Bitter Freedom

Ireland In A Revolutionary World 1918-1923

by Maurice Walsh

A new history of the Irish revolution, placing it in context of the global revolutions of the age. ...

ISBN: 9780571243013

Binding: Paperback


Bitter Taste of Victory: In the Ruins of the Reich

by Lara Feigel

As the Second World War neared its conclusion, Germany was a nation reduced to rubble- 3.6 million German homes had been destroyed leaving 7.5 million people homeless; an apocalyptic landscape of flattened cities and desolate wastelands.<br> ...

ISBN: 9781408845134

Binding: Paperback


Bizarre Cars


ISBN: 9780752487717

Binding: Paperback


Black Flags, Blue Waters

The Epic History of America's Most Notorious Pirates

by Eric Jay Dolin

<p>Black Flags, Blue Waters reveals the dramatic history of American piracy's "Golden Age"&mdash;spanning the late 1600s through to the early 1700s&mdash;when lawless pirates plied the coastal waters of North America and beyond. Eric Jay Dolin ...

ISBN: 9781631492105

Binding: Hardback


Black Hawk and the Warrior's Path

by Roger L. Nichols

<p>Completely updated and expanded, <i>Black Hawk and the Warrior's Path</i> is a masterful account of the life of the Sauk warrior and leader, and his impact on the history of early America.</p> <ul> <li>The period between 1760 and 1840 is ...

ISBN: 9781119103424

Binding: Paperback


Black Panther: The Trials and Abductions of Donald Nielson


On the morning of 14 January 1975, Mrs Dorothy Whittle awoke to be faced with every mother's worst nightmare: finding her daughter had been abducted from her room and a note left downstairs demanding a ransom. Later, a recorded message comes ...

ISBN: 9780750967389

Binding: Hardback


Black Tulip, The

by Alexandre Dumas

Cornelius van Baerle, a respectable tulip-grower, lives only to cultivate the elusive black tulip and win a magnificent prize for its creation. But after his powerful godfather is assassinated, the unwitting Cornelius becomes caught up in a ...

ISBN: 9780140448924

Binding: Paperback


Blaise Pascal

Miracles and Reason

by Mary Ann Caws

<p>This book, which includes a preface by Tom Conley, covers many aspects of Blaise Pascal’s life and work that are seldom found side by side: his religious motivations and his belief in miracles, his scientific passions, his practical savvy and

ISBN: 9781780237213

Binding: Hardback


Blanc Mont Ridge 1918

by Ed,Cansiere, Romain Gilbert

The dominating Blanc Mont Ridge complex in the Champagne region of France was home to some of the most complex German defences on the Western Front. Its heights offered artillery observation that made even approaching the ridge virtually ...

ISBN: 9781472824967

Binding: Paperback


Bletchley Park Brainteasers

The biggest selling quiz book of 2017

by Sinclair McKay

ISBN: 9781472252609

Binding: Paperback


Blitz Hospital: True Stories of Nursing in Wartime London


As the German Luftwaffe subjected Britain's major cities and ports to unremitting waves of aerial bombardment, doctors, nurses and first aiders constantly risked their lives to give urgent treatment to the severely wounded. Over 80,000 ...

ISBN: 9780750982498

Binding: Paperback


Blood and Sand: Suez, Hungary and the Crisis That Shook the World

by Alex Von Tunzelmann

'This is proper history. It is illuminating to pick up this book with the twenty-first century's crises of Brexit and Iraq in mind.' Jeremy Bowen (BBC correspondent, and author of Six Days). Over sixteen extraordinary days in October and ...

ISBN: 9781847394606

Binding: Paperback


Blood at the Root

A Racial Cleansing in America

by Patrick Phillips

<p><b>A gripping tale of racial cleansing in Forsyth County, Georgia, and a harrowing testament to the deep roots of racial violence in America.</b></p> <p>Forsyth County, Georgia, at the turn of the twentieth century was home to a large African

ISBN: 9780393354737

Binding: Paperback


Blood on the Tracks: A History of Railway Crime in Britain


Blood on the Tracks provides a murky and intriguing account of criminal activity on Britain's railways, from its beginnings in the early nineteenth century right up to the present day. Covering all varieties of crime, from the opportunistic such

ISBN: 9780750982696

Binding: Paperback


Blood on the Wattle - 3rd Edit

by Elder Bruce

Blood on the Wattle draws together, in a single volume, most of the information about the massacres of Aboriginal people which has been recorded in books and journals. It also creates a broad-based level of awareness of the scale of the ...

ISBN: 9781741100082

Binding: Paperback


Blood Roses: The Houses of Lancaster and York before the Wars of the Roses


In 1453, Richard, Duke of York, claimed the throne of England from his Lancastrian kinsman Henry VI, and set off a series of conflicts between rival branches of the English royal family, better known as the Wars of the Roses. Blood Roses traces ...

ISBN: 9780750985543

Binding: Hardback