History of the Americas

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  • A Brief History of the Atlantic

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    A Brief History of the Atlantic

    The Atlantic has borne witness to major historic events that have drastically shaped humanity with each crossing of its path. In this broad and readable book, Jeremy Black takes the reader through its evolution to becoming one of the most important oceans in the world. Black discusses the importance of the Atlantic in relation to world history as well as addressing topics such as those bravest to attempt to cross the ocean before Columbus, the beginnings of slavery from 1400-1600, the struggle for control between empires in the 1600s, the way technology adapted with steamships to telegraph cables, the battle of the Falkland, and the Cold War.Black also touches on the Atlantic we know today, and the struggles it faces due to urgent global issues including climate change, pollution, and the trials of the economic rise in the Indo-Pacific world.

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  • Conquistadors

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    Conquistadors

    The ‘conquistadors’, the early explorers and settlers of Spanish America, have become the stuff of legends and nightmares. In their own time, they were glorified as heroic adventurers, spreading Christian culture and building roads, cathedrals, palaces and cities which have endured to the present. Today, they stand condemned for their cruelty and exploitation, as men who carried out horrific atrocities in their pursuit of gold and glory. In ‘Conquistadors’, Fernando Cervantes cuts through the layers of myth and fiction to immerse the reader in the world of the late-medieval imperialist: a world as unfamiliar to us as the native peoples of the New World were to the conquistadors themselves. He paints a revelatory portrait of a diverse group of men, set against the political and ideational landscape from which they emerged.

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  • Fifth Sun

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    Fifth Sun

    Fifth Sun offers a comprehensive history of the Aztecs, spanning the period before conquest to a century after the conquest, based on rarely-used Nahuatl-language sources written by the indigenous people.

    £14.99
  • Heiresses

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    Heiresses

    A survey of the world of the wealthy heiress – glittering and gleaming, flawed and fascinating – from the seventeenth to the twenty-first centuries.

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  • Hitler’s American Gamble

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    Hitler’s American Gamble

    This work dramatises the extraordinarily compressed and terrifying period between the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and Hitler’s declaration of war on the United States. These five days transformed much of the world and have shaped our own experience ever since. Simms and Laderman’s aim in the book is to show how this agonising period had no inevitability about it and that innumerable outcomes were possible. Key leaders around the world were taking decisions with often poor and confused information, under overwhelming pressure and knowing that they could be facing personal and national disaster. And yet, there were also long-standing assumptions that shaped these decisions, both consciously and unconsciously.

    £25.00
  • The Battle for the Falklands

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    The Battle for the Falklands

    The Battle for the Falklands is a vivid chronicle of the political decision-making and military strategy during the Falklands conflict.

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  • The Human Factor

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    The Human Factor

    The Human Factor tells the dramatic story about the part played by political leaders – particularly the three very different personalities of Gorbachev, Reagan and Thatcher – in ending the standoff that threatened the future of all humanity.

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  • The Motorcycle Diaries

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    The Motorcycle Diaries

    Che Guevara, revolutionary guerilla, became an international icon for generations of radicals. Three years before his fateful meeting with Fidel Castro, he set out on his motorcycle on an eight month voyage of discovery around Latin America.

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  • The Sweetness of Water

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    The Sweetness of Water

    In the dying days of the American Civil War, newly freed brothers Landry and Prentiss find themselves cast into the world without a penny to their names. Forced to hide out in the woods near their former Georgia plantation, they’re soon discovered by the land’s owner, George Walker, a man still reeling from the loss of his son in the war. When the brothers begin to live and work on George’s farm, the tentative bonds of trust and union begin to blossom between the strangers. But this sanctuary survives on a knife’s edge, and it isn’t long before the inhabitants of the nearby town of Old Ox react with fury at the alliances being formed only a few miles away.

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  • The Wrath to Come

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    The Wrath to Come

    An examination of Gone With the Wind, the myth of the Lost Cause and what they can tell us about American history and culture today.

    £27.99