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More than 140 detailed maps tell the story of pivotal episodes in world history, from the first human migrations out of Africa to the space race. Custom regional and global maps present the history of the world in action, charting how events traced patterns on land and ocean--patterns of exploration, discovery, or conquest that created empires, colonies, or theaters of war. Thoughtful organization of information will help you follow the story of... more...

The definitive, fully illustrated state-by-state atlas of the shifting alignments, historic sites, and current points of interest along the United States' beloved Route 66. Route 66 changed immensely in the six decades between its opening in 1926 and its removal from the U.S. highway system in 1985. Since that time, Route 66 has enjoyed a renaissance, and interest in America's Mother Road as both a historical... more...

The Mesopotamian civilisation contains a mystifying array of names, places, kings, kingdoms and so forth, which makes reference books such as this one invaluable. This handy guide includes all manner of entries from rulers and prominent figures in Mesopotamian history, to aspects of everyday life: agriculture, archives, eunuchs, festivals, pottery, weapons and writing. It also includes a short introduction to the Mesopotamian civilisation and... more...

Highlighting a breadth of American individuals and groups that have engaged in extremist behavior across history, this book provides a succinct and concise overview of extremist behavior in the past and examines the increasingly common incidences of hate and extremism in our country today. • Helps readers to understand the growing reaction against liberal political policies in the United States • Provides insight into the... more...

The First World War A–Z is a concise, pocket-size guide, taking readers through the impressive collection of materials related to the Great War in the Imperial War Museum to shed light on this historic event on the occasion of its centenary. Beginning with “Aces," a term first coined by French newspaperman Adople Pégoud to describe the skilled and dedicated fighter pilots credited with shooting down enemy aircraft, and ending... more...


An A-Z of Modern Europe 1789-1999 is a comprehensive dictionary which defines modern Europe through its important events and people. It includes entries on: * key people from Napoleon Bonaparte to Hitler * key political and military events * influential political, social, cultural and economic theories. An A-Z of Modern Europe 1789-1999 offers accessible and concise definitions of nearly 1000 separate items. The book is cross-referenced and thus... more...

Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all time In this landmark, Pulitzer Prize–winning account, renowned historian Barbara W. Tuchman re-creates the first month of World War I: thirty days in the summer of 1914 that determined the course of the conflict, the century, and ultimately our present world. Beginning with the funeral of Edward VII, Tuchman traces each step that led to the inevitable clash. And... more...



A view of pirate life—from the crow’s nest … Pirate lore has captured our fancy for centuries. Here is the first series book that gives readers a comprehensive yet entertaining history of those swashbuckling brigands. It offers portraits of such infamous men and women as Blackbeard, Captain Anne Bonny, Captain Kidd, and Jean LaFitte, with a full history of pirates through the ages, even modern day, high-tech scavengers of the South China seas.... more...