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By Christopher Hibbert. 1996
British historian chronicles the seventeenth-century English civil war between King Charles’s Royalist Cavaliers and Oliver Cromwell’s Roundhead Parliamentarians. Details the… pillaging of towns and castles by both sides and the carnage on the battlefields that ends in Charles’s beheading in 1649. 1996.
By Theo Aronson. 1986
Focuses on the twelve monarchs who occupied the thrones of Europe during the second decade of this century. The author… looks at the friendships and rivalries, the personal quirks and the national aspirations that culminated in war. 1986.
By Christopher Hitchens. 1984
In July 1974, Cyprus was subject to a military coup directed by the dictators in Greece and a full-scale military… occupation by the army of Turkey. There were mass killings and deportations and the island was partitioned. The author argues that the catastrophe was brought about not so much by the Cypriots themselves as by four foreign powers - Turkey, Greece, Britain and the U.S.A. 1984.
The behind-the-scenes story of how the United States forged its wartime alliance with Britain, told from the perspective of three… key American players in London: Edward R. Murrow, Averell Harriman, and John Gilbert Winant. 2010.
By A. F. N Clarke. 1983
A British paratrooper officer's inside view of the war in Northern Ireland. His account of savage urban fighting against unseen… foes is reminiscent of the Vietnam experience. Strong language. 1984, c1983.
By Philip Mansel. 1998
Describes Constantinople, once capital of the Ottoman Empire, as an international centre with power and influence that extended across political,… cultural, social, and religious boundaries. Observes that the metropolis now known as Istanbul has also been called the "city of saints," "refuge of the universe," and "eye of the world." 1998.
By Guy Walters. 2007
The 1936 Berlin Olympics brought together athletes, politicians, socialites, journalists, soldiers and artists from all over the world. Hitler had… secretly decided the Games would showcase Nazi prowess and the unwitting athletes became helpless pawns in his sinister political game. By illuminating the dark, controversial recesses of the world's greatest sporting spectacle, Guy Walters throws shocking new light on the whole of Europe's troubled pre-war period. 2007, c2006.
By Simon Schama. 1989
At the heart of Schama's account of the French Revolution is the concept of "Subjects" to "Citizens". He shows us… an ebullient country, infatuated with novelty and the cult of the new, where the crumbling old distinctions between noble and commoner are evident. The citizens of the revolution are lawyers, priests, professional men, even nobles imbued with faith that they can construct a new France. 1989.
By Frances Gies. 1994
The Gieses debunk long-held myths about stagnation during the Middle Ages (roughly A.D. 500 to A.D. 1500) as they explore… developments in areas such as textiles, shipbuilding, and printing. They conclude that Europe did not suddenly leap forward technologically during the Renaissance, and that many inventions resulted from scientific advances borrowed from other countries. c1994.
By Adam Hochschild. 2005
The author of "King Leopold's Ghost" chronicles the five-decade campaign that formally ended slavery in the British empire in 1838… and provided a framework for American abolitionists. Recounts the movement launched in 1787, its personalities, economics, and moral philosophy. Some descriptions of violence, and some descriptions of sex. c2005.
By Thomas Boyle. 1989
The author, intrigued by sensational literature written during the repressive Victorian era, discovered five volumes of newspaper clippings from the… 19th century. The result is this collection of true crime reports. 1989.
By Susan Campbell Bartoletti. 2001
Chronicles the disaster that occurred in Ireland when the potato crop failed for five years straight. Describes the heartbreaking plight… of the peasants, who depended on potatoes for all their meals. A million died of starvation, and many more were forced to emigrate to America. Grades 5-8. Winner of Robert F. Sibert Award. 2001.
By Chuck Sudetic. 1998
An American journalist recounts the horrific wartime experiences of the Muslim Celik family in rural Bosnia. Traces the family history… through generations of civil strife and recounts their tragic ordeal during the 1995 slaughter of several thousand Muslims near Srebrenica. 1998.
Barcelona and its rulers, 1096-1291 (Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought. 4th series ; #26)
By Stephen P Bensch. 2002
Based on extensive archival research, examines the early growth of Barcelona in order to understand the causes of the European… economic take-off. The city did not at first grow because of overseas trade but because of market-oriented agriculture and tribute from Islamic Spain. Only after a difficult adjustment did the city develop the commercial foundations that would later ensure its prosperity. Barcelona's patriciate rose to prominence during the second stage of growth, also a period dominated by a struggle for power in Catalonia. 2002.
By David Reynolds, David Dimbleby. 1988
Explores the unique relationship which has grown between Great Britain and the United States. America grew up in the shadow… of Britain, and now the situation has been reversed with the United States becoming the dominant partner. 1988.
By Christopher Daniell. 1996
An insight into England's past and present, dealing with all of the major periods of English history. Includes a gazetteer… which is cross referenced to the main text, and highlights sights, towns and places of historical importance. 1996.
By Farley Mowat. 1995
Hoping to put wartime recollections into new perspective, Mowat and his first wife, Frances, toured Europe in the spring of… 1953. Mowat shares his own recollections as well as those of others they met on the journey. The sites they visited included London, Kent, Paris, Positano, and San Carlo. 1995.
By Christopher Hibbert. 1990
The victory of Henry V of England over a larger force of the French, demonstrating the effectiveness of warfare by… archers against a heavily armed feudal array on October 25, 1415. 1990.
By Simon Young. 2006
From Tintagel and tin-mining to saints and slave markets, from alcohol and King Arthur to boat burials and beavers -… here are the realities of life in the sixth century A.D. Based on archaelogical and historical evidence, this window on the mysterious world of the Dark Ages is written as a practical survival guide for the use of civilised Greek visitors to the barbaric islands of Britain and Ireland. 2006.
By Marc Fisher. 1995
An American journalist explores the aftermath of German reunification following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. Refutes the… stereotype of Germany as a prosperous, internally tranquil nation. Portrays, rather, a divided country haunted by its past. c1995.