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 Flight By Elephant Andrew Martin 9780007512720 Fourth Estate

The incredible story of Gyles Mackrell and his Burmese, elephant-assisted wartime rescue mission.

In the summer of 1942, Gyles Mackrell a decorated First World War pilot and tea plantation overseer, performed a series of heroic rescues in the hellish jungles of Japanese-occupied Burma with the aid of twenty elephants.

At the age of 53, Mackrell went into the green hell of the Chaukan...

cena: 50,41
Flight By Elephant
 The Master of Confessions Thierry Cruvellier 9780062329547 Ecco Press

An Eichmann in Jerusalem for the Khmer Rouge, Thierry Cruvellier's The Master of Confessions is a harrowing account of the trial of Duch, director of the regime's most brutal prison. Cruvellier paints a startling portrait of a war criminal contending with his past.

The Khmer Rouge entered Phnom Penh on April 17, 1975. Led by their secret prime minister, Pol Pot, the Communist revolutionaries...

cena: 92,28
The Master of Confessions
 British Academy Lectures 2012-13 Janet Carsten Simon Frith 9780197265666 Oxford University Press, USA
British Academy lectures have previously been published in the Proceedings of the British Academy. Lectures are now made available in the new open access Journal of the British Academy. But they will also be printed in an annual volume. This volume publishes xx lectures from the 2012 and 2013 programmes, which were posted to the Journal in 2013.
The subjects covered include early 20th-century...
cena: 196,25
British Academy Lectures 2012-13
 A Rescuer's Story: Pastor Pierre-Charles Toureille in Vichy France Tela Zasloff 9780299175047 University of Wisconsin Press
In telling Pierre-Charles Toureille's story, Tela Zasloff also describes the wide-ranging network of Protestant pastors and lay people in southern French villages who participated in an aggressive rescue effort. She delves into their motivations, including their Huguenot heritage as members of a religious minority.

cena: 88,85
A Rescuer's Story: Pastor Pierre-Charles Toureille in Vichy France
 Being Muslim in South Asia: Diversity and Daily Life Robin Jeffrey Ronojoy Sen 9780198092063 Oxford University Press, USA
This book contributes to the rich recent scholarship on contemporary Islam in South Asia. It provides insights into the controversies of the past 150 years over how South Asian Muslims ought to respond to the challenges of modernity and Western imperialism. Though such contests of ideas began with a few intellectuals, their consequences flowed through to touch the lives of ordinary people. The...
cena: 240,14
Being Muslim in South Asia: Diversity and Daily Life
 Milton and the Metamorphosis of Ovid Maggie Kilgour   9780198717126 Oxford University Press
Contributing to our understanding of Ovid, Milton, and more broadly the transmission and transformation of classical traditions, this book examines the ways in which Milton drew on Ovid's oeuvre, and argues that Ovid's revision of the past gave Renaissance writers a model for their own transformation of classical works.
cena: 168,21
Milton and the Metamorphosis of Ovid
 Parachute Infantry David Webster 9780091957988 Ebury Press
cena: 50,41
Parachute Infantry
 D-Day Antony Beevor 9780241968970 PENGUIN GROUP
cena: 50,41
 The Conservative Intellectual Tradition Mallory Factor 9780062290694 Broadside Books

Bestselling author, professor, and pundit Mallory Factor illuminates the conservative tradition in American politics with essays from leading figures in the conservative movement.

Ambitious in its breadth and depth, Big Tent provides a fresh and surprising treatment of the conservative movement as told by the leaders themselves. In this unique collection, which is based on his star-studded...

cena: 88,99
The Conservative Intellectual Tradition
 The Forgotten Man Amity Shlaes 9780061967641 HarperCollins

An illustrated edition of Amity Shlaes's bestseller The Forgotten Man, featuring vivid black-and-white illustrations that capture this dark period in American history and the men and women, from all walks of life, whose character and ideas helped them persevere

It's difficult today to imagine how America survived the Great Depression. Only through the stories of the common people who...

cena: 65,91
The Forgotten Man
 Political Leadership in Korea Dae-Sook Suh Chae-Jin Lee 9780295993829 University of Washington Press
Included in this volume are studies of the traditional leadership of the Yi dynasty as well as twentieth-century legislative, party, and bureaucratic leadership, and an evaluation of views of political leaders in South Korea, as well as two studies of the Communist system in North Korea.

Dae-Sook Suh is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Hawaii and former director of...

cena: 109,63
Political Leadership in Korea
 Dark Invasion: The Secret War Against the Kaiser's Spies Howard Blum 9780062307552 Harper

What happens when German spies collaborate to unleash a campaign of terror upon America at the start of World War I?

In the summer of 1914, New York Police Department captain Tom Tunney is preoccupied by Manhattan's raging gang rivalries and has little idea that, halfway around the world, a much more ominous threat to the city is brewing. As Germany teeters on the brink of war, its...

cena: 92,28
Dark Invasion: The Secret War Against the Kaiser's Spies
 A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War Thomas Fleming 9780306822957 Da Capo Press
In this riveting history, one of America's most respected historians traces the "disease in the public mind"--distortions of reality that seized many Americans--in the decades-long buildup to the Civil War.
""A Disease in the Public Mind" is not simply a thoughtful read, it is another call never to forget our sordid past, to face and conquer our fears."--"New York Journal of Books"
cena: 59,31
A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War
 Emotional Lexicons: Continuity and Change in the Vocabulary of Feeling 1700-2000 Ute Frevert 9780199655731 Oxford University Press, USA
Emotions are as old as humankind. But what do we know about them and what importance do we assign to them? Emotional Lexicons is the first cultural history of terms of emotion found in German, French, and English language encyclopaedias since the late seventeenth century. Insofar as these reference works formulated normative concepts, they documented shifts in the way the educated middle classes...
cena: 364,46
Emotional Lexicons: Continuity and Change in the Vocabulary of Feeling 1700-2000
 The Life of Reason or The Phases of Human Progre – Reason in Religion, Volume VII, Book Three Santayana, George; Wokeck, Marianne S.; Coleman, Martin A. 9780262028325 John Wiley & Sons

Santayana's "Life of Reason," published in five books from 1905 to 1906, ranks as one of the greatest works in modern philosophical naturalism. Acknowledging the natural material bases of human life, Santayana traces the development of the human capacity for appreciating and cultivating the ideal. It is a capacity he exhibits as he articulates a continuity running through animal impulse,...

cena: 294,26
The Life of Reason or The Phases of Human Progre – Reason in Religion, Volume VII, Book Three
 American Stories: A History of the United States, Volume 1 Plus New Myhistorylab with Pearson Etext -- Access Card Package H. W. Brands T. H. Breen R. Hal Williams 9780205990801 Pearson
"Explore America's rich and complex past in this accessible presentation of American history
"Using a streamlined and powerful narrative, the authors take readers beyond an assortment of facts to tell the story of our nation. "American Stories "covers the essential elements and events in American history and uses significant incidents and episodes to reflect the dilemmas, choices, and...
cena: 501,95
American Stories: A History of the United States, Volume 1 Plus New Myhistorylab with Pearson Etext -- Access Card Package
 Spiritual Rationality: Papal Embargo as Cultural Practice Stefan K. Stantchev 9780198704096 Oxford University Press, USA
Offers the first book-length study of the Roman Catholic church's practice of embargoing trade outside of Christendom in the period c. 1150 to c. 1550, particularly examining the influence of the papacy on the state.
cena: 364,46
Spiritual Rationality: Papal Embargo as Cultural Practice
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