The latest entry in the very popular Maisie Dobbs mystery series.
The seventh novel in the Jane Whitefield series.
| Julius Caesar: Lessons in Leadership from the Great Conqueror |
By Yenne, Bill
Foreword by Clark, Wesley K.
2012-01 - Palgrave MacMillan
9780230112315 Check Our Catalog
"No ancient ruler inspired more legends than Julius Caesar. Under his leadership, Rome conquered territory throughout Europe and the Mediterranean, reaching the North Sea and conducting the first Roman invasion of Great Britain. Acclaimed author Bill Yenne charts the major events that shaped Caesar's leadership, his rise to power, and his crashing fall" More
| || Ghosts of Empire: Britain's Legacies in the Modern World |
By Kwarteng, Kwasi
2012-02 - PublicAffairs
9781610391207 Check Our Catalog
A narrative history of the British Empire, one that avoids sweeping judgmental condemnation and instead sees the Empire for what it was: a series of local fiefdoms administered in varying degrees of competence or brutality by a cast of characters as outsized and eccentric as anything conjured by Gilbert and Sullivan.
| || Obama on the Couch: Inside the Mind of the President |
By Frank, Justin A.
2011-10 - Free Press
9781451620634 Check Our Catalog
Dr. Frank analyzes the sometimes perplexing behavior of our current President, reaching conclusions that provide new ways of understanding Obama--certain to fascinate admirers and opponents alike .…More
| || Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War |
By Platt, Stephen R.
2012-02 - Knopf Publishing Group
9780307271730 Check Our Catalog
This narrative history of China's 19th-century Taiping Rebellion (which cost some 20 million lives) brims with unforgettable characters and vivid recreations of massive and sometimes gruesome battles--a riveting, sweeping, and intimate portrait of the largest civil war in history. …More
| || City of Fortune: How Venice Ruled the Seas |
By Crowley, Roger
2012-01 - Random House
9781400068203 Check Our Catalog
The only seas Venice ruled were the Mediterranean and Black, but it dominated European trade from 1000 to 1500, an achievement that owes much to its citizens' energy and freedom but mostly to their willingness to fight. …More
| || The Lost History of 1914: Reconsidering the Year the Great War Began |
By Beatty, Jack
2012-02 - Walker & Company
9780802778116 Check Our Catalog
Beatty offers a highly original view of World War I, testing against fresh evidence the long-dominant assumption that it was inevitable. Beatty writes "My book draws a new map, uncovering paths to peace long buried under the avalanche of war." …More