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The Gulag Archipelago

By: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Price: $27.95

Publisher: UK, Vintage: 2018

Seller ID: 9781784871512

ISBN: 1784871516

Condition: New


WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY JORDAN B. PETERSON 'Solzhenitsyn's masterpiece...The Gulag Archipelago helped create the world we live in today' Anne Applebaum THE OFFICIALLY APPROVED ABRIDGEMENT OF THE GULAG ARCHIPELAGO VOLUMES I, II & III A vast canvas of camps, prisons, transit centres and secret police, of informers and spies and interrogators but also of everyday heroism, The Gulag Archipelago is Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's grand masterwork. Based on the testimony of some 200 survivors, and on the recollection of Solzhenitsyn's own eleven years in labour camps and exile, it chronicles the st... View more info

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The Driver: Australia and New Zealand on the back of a truck

By: Alice Mabin

Price: $69.95

Publisher: Australia, Alice Mabin: 2016

Seller ID: 9780646952444

ISBN: 0646952447

Condition: New


The Driver by Alice Mabin documents the reality of the daily grind for 110 different trucking companies and drivers with stunning images featuring every state and territory in Australia and New Zealand. This is the never before-seen real life tale of the captivating lives of truck drivers. “It was important to me that the stalwart cooperation of the truckies, their families, and the trucking companies were respected and represented fully. This is why it was so vital to feature each state and territory across Australia and New Zealand,” asserted the author, Alice Mabin. “I absorbed so ... View more info

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Irish Fairy and Folk Tales: Leatherbound Pocket Edition *** Temporarily Out of Stock ***

By: Barnes and Noble

Price: $24.95

Publisher: USA, Barnes & Noble: 2015

Seller ID: 001905

ISBN: 1435155939

Condition: New


The small size means it will fit in a pocket or bag. This special pocket edition of features an elegant bonded-leather binding, distinctive gilt edging, and decorative endpapers. It's the perfect gift for anyone interested in Irish folklore. View more info

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Helen Of Troy : Goddess, Princess, Whore [used book]

By: Bettany Hughes

Price: $9.00

Publisher: UK, Jonathan Cape: 2005

Seller ID: 0224071777

ISBN: 0224071777

Condition: Good


As soon as men began to write, they made Helen of Troy their subject. Hesiod, a poet born around 700BC and one of the first named authors in history, called her 'the most beautiful woman in the world' and the description endured. Even though we have no contemporary representations of her, this Bronze Age princess is still seen as a paradigm of absolute beauty. Helen, '-whose beauty summoned Greece to arms, And drew a thousand ships to Tenedos' (Marlowe), has stood for three thousand years as a symbol of beauty and as a reminder of the terrible power beauty can wield. Because of her double marr... View more info

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Grass Roots Guide to Papua New Guinea Pidgin Namba 2 : Learn How to Spik The Real PNG Pidgin - Grass Roots Style [used book][rare]

By: Bob Browne

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Papua New Guinea, The Grass Roots Company: 2006

Seller ID: 9980860618

ISBN: 9980860618

Condition: Good


Eh, mai fren... Yous nau wan very spesel an' double himportant person, oyes!! If yous bin baiyim de first buk of mai tiching the proper Papua New Guinea pidgin, an' nau yous holding in your han de Namba 2 buk, oplis, yu mas be want smatpela PhD fe hekspet in the spiking de pidgin nau!! Nau yu mas redi for going to de big bus o de settlemens, o 2 degordons maket and praktis de spiking it veri fluent..ok?.. and whn yous going aut to praktis to spik it, yu mas be redi for de laffing tu..cos lafter it's de good medicine, a?!! an' no waris if the other pipols dey laffing at yu...us PNGs we just lo... View more info

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An Illustrated Introduction to Ancient Egypt

By: Charlotte Booth

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Amberley Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 000511

ISBN: 1445633655

Condition: New


The Ancient Egyptians were not that different from people today and were driven by love, romance, good health, and family. They got drunk and had hangovers and 'called in sick' to work, with elaborate excuses. They suffered with familiar illnesses and were treated with not-so-familiar remedies. The environment the Egyptians lived in formed their religious beliefs, their diet, and the way they lived and died. This beautifully illustrated, accessible introduction to Ancient Egypt covers all the major aspects of religion, daily life, childhood, politics and finally death rites, through the words ... View more info

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American Gun: A History of the U.S. in Ten Firearms

By: Chris Kyle and William Doyle

Price: $24.95

Publisher: USA, William Morrow: 2014

Seller ID: 002747

ISBN: 0062242725

Condition: New


Now in paperback!: The #1 NYT bestselling author of AMERICAN SNIPER and former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle explores U.S. history through the lens of the nation's most iconic guns. Drawing on his legendary firearms knowledge and combat experience, U.S. Navy SEAL and #1 bestselling author of American Sniper Chris Kyle dramatically chronicles the story of America-from the Revolution to the present-through the lens of ten iconic guns and the remarkable heroes who used them to shape history: the American long rifle, Spencer repeater, Colt .45 revolver, Winchester 1873 rifle, Springfield M1903 rifle, M191... View more info

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A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich

By: Christopher B. Krebs

Price: $23.95

Publisher: USA, W W Norton & Co: 2012

Seller ID: 002634

ISBN: 0393342921

Condition: New


This, the riveting story of the Germania, tells of its incarnations and exploitations through the ages. The pope wanted it, Montesquieu used it and the Nazis pilfered an Italian noble's villa to get it: the Germania, by the Roman historian Tacitus, took on a life of its own as both an object and an ideology. When Tacitus wrote a not-very-flattering little book about the ancient Germans in 98 AD, at the height of the Roman Empire, he could not have foreseen that the Nazis would extol it as "a bible" and that Heinrich Himmler would vow to resurrect Germany on its grounds. But the Germania inspir... View more info

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Manuka: The Biography of an Extraordinary Honey

By: Cliff Van Eaton

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New Zealand, Exisle Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: A1093

ISBN: 1775591638

Condition: New


Not so long ago, in a small island nation in the South Pacific, beekeepers produced a most peculiar honey. It was much darker than the clover honey everyone put on their toast in the morning, and it tasted very different. In fact, the honey was a problem: it was hard to get out of the combs, and even harder for beekeepers to sell. Today that honey, manuka from New Zealand, is known around the world. It fetches high prices, and beekeepers do everything in their power to produce as much of it as possible. Wound dressings containing manuka honey are used in leading hospitals, and it has saved ... View more info

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The Six Wives of Henry VIII

By: David Loades

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Amberley Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 003152

ISBN: 1445618974

Condition: New


The story of Henry VIII and his six wives has passed from history into legend - taught in the cradle as a cautionary tale and remembered in adulthood as an object lesson in the dangers of marrying into royalty. The true story behind the legend, however, remains obscure to most people, whose knowledge of the affair begins and ends with the aide memoire 'Divorced, executed, died, divorce, executed, survived'. David Loades' masterly book recounts the whole sorry tale in detail from Henry's first marriage, to his brother's widow Catherine of Aragon, to more or less contented old age in the care of... View more info

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Greek and Roman Myths: The World's Greatest Myths and Legends

By: Edited by Jake Jackson

Price: $19.95

Publisher: UK, Flame Tree Publishing: 2014

Seller ID: 003993

ISBN: 0857758195

Condition: New


The classical gods of Rome uncoiled from the fertile imaginations of the ancient Greeks whose gods were passionate and violent, jealous of their powers and subject to both mighty outbursts of love and all-consuming bouts of vengeful war. The dark forces of the ancient world were held at bay by the resourceful and emerging civilisation that formed the basis of Western culture, providing a tradition of fabulous tales that are retold in this new book. FLAME TREE 451: From mystery to crime, supernatural to horror and myth, fantasy and science fiction, Flame Tree 451 offers a healthy diet of werewo... View more info

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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire : Abridged Edition

By: Edward Gibbon

Price: $27.95

Publisher: UK, Penguin Classics: 2005

Seller ID: 9780140437645

ISBN: 0140437649

Condition: New


Spanning thirteen centuries from the age of Trajan to the taking of Constantinople by the Turks, DECLINE & FALL is one of the greatest narratives in European Literature. David Womersley's masterly selection and bridging commentary enables the readerto acquire a general sense of the progress and argument of the whole work and displays the full variety of Gibbon's achievement. This abridgement is based on David Womersley's definitive three volume penguin classics edition. Complete chapters from each volume, linked by extended bridging passages, vividly capture the style, argument and structure... View more info

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Anne of Cleves: Henry VIII's Discarded Bride

By: Elizabeth Norton

Price: $24.95

Publisher: UK, Amberley Publishing: 2010

Seller ID: 000528

ISBN: 1445601834

Condition: New


The first major biography of Henry VIII least favourite wife - but the one who outlived them all. 'I like her not!' was the verdict of Henry VIII on meeting his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves, for the first time. Anne could have said something similar on meeting Henry and, having been promised the most handsome prince in Europe, she was destined to be disappointed in the elderly and corpulent king. Henry also felt that Anne was not as she had been described, complaining that he had been sent a Flander's mare. Forced to proceed with their wedding for diplomatic reasons, Henry and Anne tried to mak... View more info

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The Illustrated Six Wives of Henry VIII

By: Elizabeth Norton

Price: $29.95

Publisher: UK, Amberley Publishing: 2015

Seller ID: 003557

ISBN: 1445642875

Condition: New


Henry VIII had the most controversial love life of the Tudor period, and he remains Britain's most famous king because of it. His pursuit of a male heir for his throne led him to cast aside five consecutive wives and bring about the reformation of the Catholic Church, changing the face of British history as he broke from the pope and tradition. But who were the women who were instrumental in causing this change? Why was Catherine of Aragon divorced and Anne Boleyn beheaded, and what happened to the last wife, Catherine Parr? Elizabeth Norton provides a lavishly illustrated guide to the six wiv... View more info

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Plume of the Arawas [used book][rare]

By: Frank O. V. Acheson

Price: $39.00

Publisher: USA, Walter Neale: 1930

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: A1018

Condition: Good


The Brown Man of the Southern Pacific - navigator, warrior, mystic, bard - the intellectual and spiritually-minded Brown Man of Caucasian descent and ancient lineage known to the world as the Maori of New Zealand - he it is who is told of in this novel. The scene is laid principally in the picturesque region around Taupo Lake and Tongariro Mountain, in the heart of the North Island of New Zealand, a region still owned and inhabited by the Ngati-Tuwharetoa Tribe, whose ancestor, the "Plume of the Arawas," is the hero of the story. View more info

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Egyptian Symbols

By: Heike Owusu

Price: $19.95

Publisher: USA, Sterling: 2008

Seller ID: 004291

ISBN: 1402746237

Condition: New


Travel back in time to explore the magical world of ancient Egypt, a culture rich in symbolic ceremonies, and a strong belief in the afterlife and rebirth. This unique visual reference presents an in-depth look into more than 300 symbols used as part of their life and rituals, including plants, animals, sacred signs, gestures, and actions. After learning the meaning behind some of the more well-known representations-like the mummy, pyramid, and scarab-improve your knowledge of the country's many deities and important rulers, such as Cleopatra, Nefertiti, and Tutankhamen. View more info

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The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld [used book]

By: Herbert Asbury

Price: $8.00

Publisher: UK, Arrow Books: 2003

Seller ID: 000987

ISBN: 0099436744

Condition: Good


The Gangs of New York is a tour through a now unrecognisable city of abysmal poverty and habitual violence centred around the infamous slum of Five Points, with its rival Irish and American gangs. Cobbled from legend, memory, police records, the self-aggrandizements of aging crooks, popular journalism, and solid historical research, this is a powerful account of New York City's tumultuos past. Asbury presents the definitive work on this subject, an illumination of the gangs of old New York that ultimately gave rise to the modern Mafia and its depiction in cult films like The Godfather. View more info

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The Wild West in Australia and America

By: Jack Drake

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2012

Seller ID: 003982

ISBN: 1921920475

Condition: New


In this volume of The Wild West, Drake tells stories about the squattocracy, the cattle kings and the land barons; mounted police, sheriffs and posses in the pursuit of their elusive prey; bushrangers and outlaws and why they are so loved in popular fantasy; stockmen, ringers and cowboys; early white settlement and both friendly and hostile contact with indigenous peoples; and six shooters, gun slingers, snider rifles and infamous shoutouts. View more info

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The Outback Vs the Wild West # Sequel to The Wild West in Australia and America

By: Jack Drake

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Australia, Boolarong Press: 2012

Seller ID: 003983

ISBN: 1921920513

Condition: New


In this volume Drake, focuses on the famous pastoral explorers, drovers and trail drivers; the poddydodgers, horse-thieves and rustlers; the wars of the land grabbers with Australian Aborigines and the American Indians; the clashes of lawless western entrepreneurs with the laws of the bit cities in the east; the colourful females who ventured our into a man's world and made their names, the transport by puffing billies and famous stage coach lines and buckjumpers, roughriders and rodeos. View more info

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Mary Boleyn: The True Story of Henry VIII's Favourite Mistress

By: Josephine Wilkinson

Price: $26.95

Publisher: UK, Amberley Publishing: 2010

Seller ID: 000520

ISBN: 1848685254

Condition: New


The scandalous true story of Mary Boleyn, infamous sister of Anne, and mistress of Henry VIII. Mary Boleyn, 'the infamous other Boleyn girl', began her court career as the mistress of the king of France. Francois I of France would later call her 'The Great Prostitute' and the slur stuck. The bete-noir of her family, Mary was married her off to a minor courtier but it was not long before she caught the eye of Henry VIII and a new affair began. Although a bright star at Henry's court, she was soon eclipsed by her highly spirited and more accomplished sister, Anne, who rapidly took her place in t... View more info