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The Oatmeal Ark: From the Scottish Isles to a Promised Land

Rory Maclean

"A truly wonderful writer who has delved into the human condition around the world for two decades to create a canon of work that is invigorating, heartbreaking, hilarious, slyly seditious and ultimately illuminating." --Toronto Sun "Such a book as this... (read more)

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Deng Xiaoping: A Revolutionary Life

Alexander V Pantsov

Deng Xiaoping joined the Chinese Communist movement as a youth and rose in its ranks to become an important lieutenant of Mao's from the 1930s onward. Two years after Mao's death in 1976, Deng became the de facto leader of the Chinese Communist Party and... (read more)

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Italy's Sorrow: A Year of War, 1944-1945

James Holland

During the Second World War, the campaign in Italy was the most destructive fought in Europe – a long, bitter and highly attritional conflict that raged up the countrys mountainous leg.  For frontline troops, casualty rates at Cassino and... (read more)

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Overland to Starvation Cove

Heinrich Klutschak

In May 1845 Sir John Franklin sailed westward from England in search of the Northwest Passage and was never seen again. Some thirty-five years later, Heinrich Klutschak of Prague, artist and surveyor on a small expedition led by Lieutenant Frederick... (read more)

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Australia: Great Southern Land

Frank Welsh

Australia List of Illustrations and Maps Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Terra Australis Nondum Cognita Terra Nullius? The Land and the People 'Matter of advantageous Return' 2. The New Australians 'The Finest Harbour in the Universe' 'The Dread of... (read more)

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If the Egyptians Drowned in the Red Sea Where Are Pharaoh's Chariots?: Exploring the Historical Dime: Exploring the Historical Dimension of the Bible

Benjamin Edidin Scolnic

Connecticut-based rabbi and scholar Scolnic is the Biblical consultant for an archaeological expedition investigating the route of the Exodus in the Sinai Desert. Here he examines how the Bible thinks about historical events, arguing that each... (read more)

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