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Warning to the West

By: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Price: $14.95

Publisher: UK, Vintage: 2019

Seller ID: 9781784875664

ISBN: 178487566X

Condition: New


'Can one part of humanity learn from the bitter experience of another or can it not? Is it possible or impossible to warn someone of danger...to assess soberly the worldwide menace that threatens to swallow the whole world? I was swallowed myself. I have been in the dragon's belly, in its red-hot innards. It was unable to digest me and threw me up. I have come to you as a witness to what it is like there, in the dragon's belly' During 1975 and 1976, Nobel Prize-winner Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn embarked on a series of speeches across America and Britain that would shock and scandalise bot... View more info

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St Augustine and the Conversion of England [used book]

By: Edited by Richard Gameson

Price: $80.00

Publisher: UK, Sutton Publishing: 1999

Seller ID: 0750920874

ISBN: 0750920874

Condition: Good


The mission of St Augustine of Canterbury and the subsequent conversion of the pagan Anglo-Saxons to Christianity had dramatic political, social and cultural implications as well as religious ones. The arrival of St Augustine in 597AD redefined England's relations with the continent on one hand and with the Celtic lands on the other; it led to new social mores; it added a new dimension to the political organization of the land; and it imported new forms of culture, notably book production and manuscript illumination. The story of this momentous process is told here in a series of interlinked c... View more info

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The World History of Beekeeping and Honey Hunting [POD]

By: Eva Crane

Price: $306.00  $259.25

Publisher: UK, Routledge: 2000

Seller ID: A1099

ISBN: 0415924677

Condition: New


NOT IN STOCK - THIS IS A PRINT ON DEMAND TITLE WHICH TAKES 7-10 DAYS TO RECEIVE INTO STOCK - PLEASE TAKE THIS TIMEFRAME INTO ACCOUNT WHEN ORDERING. This definitive work by world-renowned bee authority Eva Crane offers a fascinating account of bees and their complex relations with both humans and animals. Comprehensive, absorbing, and lavishly illustrated, this scholarly, yet accessible volume explores how bees, honey and other bee products have been gathered and utilized throughout the world. Beginning with the rock paintings of the Mesolithic cave dwellers, readers will learn about the ... View more info

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A History of the Vikings

By: Gwyn Jones

Price: $31.95

Publisher: UK, Oxford University Press: 2001

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780192801340

ISBN: 0192801341

Condition: New


An utterly splendid book, quite the most brilliantly written, balanced, and explanative general work on the Vikings ever to appear in English or in any language.' Scandinavian Studies. The subject of this book is the Viking realms, Denmark, Sweden, and Norway, their civilization and culture, and their many sided achievements at home and abroad. A highly readable narrative follows the development of these Northern peoples - the Nordmenn - from their origins and the legendary pre-history to the military triumphs of Canute and the defeat of Harald Hardradi at Stamford Bridge in 1066, whic... View more info

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The Landmark Julius Caesar : The Complete Works : Gallic War, Civil War, Alexandrian War, African War, and Spanish War

By: Julius Caesar and Kurt A. Raaflaub and Robert B. Strassler

Price: $44.95

Publisher: USA, Anchor Books: 2019

Seller ID: 9780307455444

ISBN: 0307455440

Condition: New


This gorgeously designed, definitive single-volume edition of Julius Caesar's complete works features a new translation, annotations, color maps, and illustrations. Between 58 and 50 B.C., Caesar led his army to twice invade Britain and conquer most of the land that is now France, Belgium, and Switzerland. The Gallic Wars served two purposes- to offer a record of Caesar's travels and insights into his military strategies, and to present the Roman public with a portrait of Caesar as a compelling, effective leader-which would be a key part of his public image as he fought off his rivals for con... View more info

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Lost to Time: Unforgettable Stories That History Forgot

By: Martin W. Sandler

Price: $19.95

Publisher: USA, Sterling: 2015

Seller ID: 002892

ISBN: 145491338X

Condition: New


"Stories that history forgot... but readers will remember." "The only thing new in the world," said Harry S. Truman, "is the history you don't know." In this fascinating collection of historical vignettes, Martin W. Sandler (author of "Resolute" and "Atlantic Ocean") restores to memory important events, people, and developments that have been lost to time. Though barely known today, these are major historical stories, from Ziryab, an eighth-century black slave whose influence on music, cuisine, fashion, and manners still reverberates, to Cahokia, a twelfth-century city north of the Rio Grande,... View more info

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The Norfolk Island Book [Third Edition] [used book]

By: R. S. Hillier

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Norfolk Island, Anson Publications: 1999

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 0959133200

ISBN: 0959133208

Condition: Good


Anson Publications, Norfolk Island, 1999. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hardcover with blue/green boards and pictorial dust jacket, revised and enlarged edition, 96 pages, illustrated endpapers. This book captures the atmosphere and unique character of Norfolk Island, from its early years as a penal colony, to the present day. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Boards and dust jacket are in good condition with only light shelf wear and rubbing. May have an... View more info