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Africa is forever on our TV screens, but the bad-news stories (famine, genocide, corruption) massively outweigh the good (South Africa). Ever since the process of de-colonialisation began in the mid-1950s, and arguably before, the continent has appeared to be stuck in a process of irreversible decline. Constant war, improper use ...
The State of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence
Africa is forever on our TV screens, but the bad-news stories (famine, genocide, corruption) massively outweigh the good (South Africa). Ever since the process of de-colonialisation began in the mid-1950s, and arguably before, the continent has appeared to be stuck in a process of irreversible decline. Constant war, improper use of natural resources and misappropriation of revenues and aid monies contribute to an impression of a continent beyond hope. How did we get here? What, if anything, is to be done? Fully revised and updated and weaving together the key stories and characters of the last sixty years into a stunningly compelling and coherent narrative, Martin Meredith has produced the definitive history of how European ideas of how to organise 10,000 different ethnic groups has led to what Tony Blair described as the 'scar on the conscience of the world'. Authoritative, provocative and consistently fascinating, this is the updated edition of the seminal book on one of the most important issues facing the West today.
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The State of Africa: A History of the Continent Since Independence

by Martin Meredith
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Complete support for the 20th Century section of the IGCSE History syllabus with best-selling books and digital resources from an author you can really trust. This new edition of Ben Walsh's best-selling GCSE Modern World History provides a comprehensive textbook for Cambridge IGCSE History covering the 20th Century core content ...
Cambridge IGCSE Modern World History
Complete support for the 20th Century section of the IGCSE History syllabus with best-selling books and digital resources from an author you can really trust. This new edition of Ben Walsh's best-selling GCSE Modern World History provides a comprehensive textbook for Cambridge IGCSE History covering the 20th Century core content and developing the necessary skills. It provides a winning combination of features that will meet the needs of all students: - Clear, engaging and provocative author text brings the 20th Century period to life and summarises complicated history clearly without being simplistic - Focus Tasks (exactly targeting each focus point of the 20th Century part of the syllabus) steadily deepen students' understanding of the content while progressively building their history skills - Original and relevant source material - written and visual - is used for historical investigation not just for illustration - Exam Focus and Revision Tips help students acquire both the necessary content knowledge and the essential conceptual understanding In its previous editions this book has provided students with what they need to achieve their best possible results, and provided teachers with what they need to teach a rewarding and worthwhile course. It's a winning combination. It is endorsed by Cambridge International Examinations. Contents How this book will help you to succeed in Cambridge IGCSE History Section 1: Core Content Option B - International Relations since 1919 Part 1 The Inter-War Years 1919-1939 1 Were the peace treaties of 1919-23 fair? 2 To what extent was the League of Nations a success? 3 Why had international peace collapsed by 1939? Part 2 The Cold War and the Gulf, 1945-2000 4 Who was to blame for the Cold War? 5 How effectively did the USA contain the spread of Communism? 6 How secure was the USSR's control over Eastern Europe, 1948-c.1989? 7 Why did events in the Gulf matter c.1970-2000? Exam Focus: core content option B Section 2: Depth Studies 9 Germany, 1918-45 8 Russia, 1905-41 10 The USA,1919-41 Exam Focus: depth studies This book is supported by online Teaching and Learning resources powered by Dynamic Learning. These provide extensive ICT-based activities for all key topics which will help refine students' historical thinking and focus their revision.
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42.76 USD

Cambridge IGCSE Modern World History

by Michael Scott-Baumann, Ben Walsh
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Provide complete support for your GCSE Modern World History candidates with best-selling books and digital resources from an author you can really trust. An AQA-specific edition of the best selling textbook for GCSE Modern World History. It comprehensively covers the AQA specification and provides a winning combination that will meet ...
AQA GCSE Modern World History
Provide complete support for your GCSE Modern World History candidates with best-selling books and digital resources from an author you can really trust. An AQA-specific edition of the best selling textbook for GCSE Modern World History. It comprehensively covers the AQA specification and provides a winning combination that will meet the needs of all students. - clear, engaging and provocative author text which brings the period to life and summarises complicated history clearly without being simplistic. - Focus Tasks which steadily deepen students' understanding of the content (exactly targeting each Key Issue of the AQA specification) while progressively building their history skills. - original and relevant source material - written and visual - all of which is used for historical investigation not just for illustration. - state-of-the-art ICT support in the form of Dynamic Learning from an author who leads the field in developing the use of ICT to help refine students historical thinking. - authoritative interpretation of the AQA specification by an experienced trainer and teacher. - associated revision book in full colour. In its first and second editions this book has provided students with what they need to achieve their best; and provided teachers with what they need to teach a rewarding and worthwhile course. A winning combination - don't settle for less.
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44.61 USD

AQA GCSE Modern World History

by Ben Walsh
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This gripping and intriguing Student Book combines an enquiry-led approach with factual narrative. Written by experienced Head of History, Aaron Wilkes in an approachable and understandable style, including: relevant and fascinating facts, interesting and motivating activities, and specific sections to extend or reinforce learning. Content has been thoroughly researched and ...
KS3 History by Aaron Wilkes: Industry, Reform & Empire Student Book (1750-1900)
This gripping and intriguing Student Book combines an enquiry-led approach with factual narrative. Written by experienced Head of History, Aaron Wilkes in an approachable and understandable style, including: relevant and fascinating facts, interesting and motivating activities, and specific sections to extend or reinforce learning. Content has been thoroughly researched and revised in this popular 2nd edition.
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27.18 USD

KS3 History by Aaron Wilkes: Industry, Reform & Empire Student Book (1750-1900)

by James Ball, Aaron Wilkes
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Winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2011 Between 1958 and 1962, 45 million Chinese people were worked, starved or beaten to death. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up with and overtake the Western world in ...
Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62
Winner of the BBC Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 2011 Between 1958 and 1962, 45 million Chinese people were worked, starved or beaten to death. Mao Zedong threw his country into a frenzy with the Great Leap Forward, an attempt to catch up with and overtake the Western world in less than fifteen years. It led to one of the greatest catastrophes the world has ever known. Dikotter's extraordinary research within Chinese archives brings together for the first time what happened in the corridors of power with the everyday experiences of ordinary people, giving voice to the dead and disenfranchised. This groundbreaking account definitively recasts the history of the People's Republic of China.
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24.16 USD

Mao's Great Famine: The History of China's Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-62

by Frank Dikotter
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The Prize recounts the panoramic history of oil - and the struggle for wealth and power that has always surrounded oil. This struggle has shaken the world economy, dictated the outcome of wars, and transformed the destiny of men and nations. The Prize is as much a history of the ...
The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power
The Prize recounts the panoramic history of oil - and the struggle for wealth and power that has always surrounded oil. This struggle has shaken the world economy, dictated the outcome of wars, and transformed the destiny of men and nations. The Prize is as much a history of the twentieth century as of the oil industry itself. The canvas of history is enormous - from the drilling of the first well in Pennsylvania through two great world wars to the Iraqui invastion of Kuwait and Operation Desert Storm.
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26.32 USD

The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power

by Daniel Yergin
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The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, Long Walk to Freedom brilliantly re-creates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. Emotive, compelling and uplifting, Nelson Mandela became the democratically elected, first black president of the republic of South Africa on ...
Long Walk to Freedom
The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, Long Walk to Freedom brilliantly re-creates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. Emotive, compelling and uplifting, Nelson Mandela became the democratically elected, first black president of the republic of South Africa on 27 April 1994. Long Walk to Freedom is the exhilarating story of an epic life; a story of hardship, resilience and ultimate triumph told with the clarity and eloquence of a born leader. 'Burns with the luminosity of faith in the invincible nature of human hope and dignity ...Unforgettable' Andre Brink 'Enthralling ...Mandela emulates the few great political leaders such as Lincoln and Gandhi, who go beyond mere consensus and move out ahead of their followers to break new ground' Donald Woods, Sunday Times
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27.88 USD

Long Walk to Freedom

by Nelson Mandela
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In May 1942, the powerful German Wehrmacht and the massive Soviet Red Army were engaged in a bitter struggle. The initially rapid advance of the Wehrmacht deep into the Soviet Union against the Red Army had been halted by the spring of 1941. Red Army counter-offensives had stopped the German ...
Kharkov 1942: Anatomy of a Military Disaster Through Soviet Eyes
In May 1942, the powerful German Wehrmacht and the massive Soviet Red Army were engaged in a bitter struggle. The initially rapid advance of the Wehrmacht deep into the Soviet Union against the Red Army had been halted by the spring of 1941. Red Army counter-offensives had stopped the German advance at Moscow by the spring of 1942 the Soviet leadership was convinced the Wehrmacht was fatally stretched. A counter-thrust by the Red Army at the southern end of the front line, near the town of Kharkov, would, they imagined, be a vital step in pushing the German Army back. The reality was very different. Soviet over-confidence meant that hundreds of thousands of their soldiers were to lose their lives in one of the most catastrophic offensives in Russian military history. For over half a century, the Soviets kept the scale of their defeat secret. Their victory at the second battle of Kharkov the following year also enabled them to obscure this event. Only in the last decade were the documents made generally available for the first time to reveal the true story of the battle. David M. Glantz, a leading expert on Soviet military strategy and operational art has drawn on contemporary reports and later documents to present a detailed analysis of Soviet military techniques and the scale of the Soviet defeat.
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Bitter Freedom is a new history of the Irish Revolution, placing Ireland in the global disorder born of the terrible slaughter of total war, as well as a kaleidoscopic portrait of the human face of the conflict. The Irish Revolution - the war between the British authorities and the newly-formed ...
Bitter Freedom: Ireland in a Revolutionary World, 1918-1923
Bitter Freedom is a new history of the Irish Revolution, placing Ireland in the global disorder born of the terrible slaughter of total war, as well as a kaleidoscopic portrait of the human face of the conflict. The Irish Revolution - the war between the British authorities and the newly-formed IRA - was the first successful revolt anywhere against the British Empire. But it was not alone. Nationalist movements across the world were fired by the American promise of self-determination. For too long, the story of Irish independence and its aftermath has been told within an Anglo-Irish context. Now, in a vividly written and compelling narrative, Maurice Walsh shows that Ireland was part of a civilisation in turmoil. A national revolution which captured worldwide attention from India to Argentina was itself profoundly shaped by international events, political, economic and cultural. In the era of Bolshevism and jazz, developments in Europe and America had a profound effect on Ireland, influencing the attitudes and expectations of combatants and civilians. The hopes, dreams and bitter disappointments of the revolutionary years affected everyone in Ireland whether they fought or not. Walsh also brings to life the experiences of Irish people removed from the fighting - the plays they went to, the exciting films they watched in the new cinemas and the books they read. But the price of freedom was partition, a devastating civil war and the daunting challenge of establishing a new nation in an uncertain world...
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31.59 USD

Bitter Freedom: Ireland in a Revolutionary World, 1918-1923

by Maurice Walsh
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The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, LONG WALK TO FREEDOM brilliantly recreates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. From his beginning in the Transkei to his being taken to Robben Island, this is the remarkable story of how ...
A Long Walk to Freedom: 1918-1962: v. 1: Early Years, 1918-1962
The riveting memoirs of the outstanding moral and political leader of our time, LONG WALK TO FREEDOM brilliantly recreates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela's destiny. From his beginning in the Transkei to his being taken to Robben Island, this is the remarkable story of how a man rose so far, only to be sentenced to life imprisonment. Emotive and compelling, this is the story of an epic life. 'Burns with the luminosity of faith in the invincible nature of human hope and dignity ...Unforgettable' ANDRE BRINK 'Enthralling ...Mandela emulates the few great political leaders such as Lincoln and Gandhi, who go beyond mere consensus and move out ahead of their followers to break new ground' Donald Woods in the SUNDAY TIMES
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18.57 USD

A Long Walk to Freedom: 1918-1962: v. 1: Early Years, 1918-1962

by Nelson Mandela
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Archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, mountaineer and nation builder, Gertrude Bell was born in 1868 into a world of privilege and plenty, but she turned her back on all that for her passion for the Arab peoples, becoming the architect of the independent kingdom of Iraq and seeing ...
Daughter of the Desert: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell
Archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, mountaineer and nation builder, Gertrude Bell was born in 1868 into a world of privilege and plenty, but she turned her back on all that for her passion for the Arab peoples, becoming the architect of the independent kingdom of Iraq and seeing its first king Faisal safely onto the throne in 1921. Daughter of the Desert is her story, vividly told and impeccably researched, drawing on Gertrude's own writings, both published and unpublished. It is a compelling portrait of a woman who transcended the restrictions of her class and age and in so doing created a remarkable and enduring legacy. 'What a great Oscar-laden biopic this will make ...the combination of epic scenes and personal drama makes Georgina Howell's saga a winner' Daily Express 'Howell sketches in the gradations of colour and emotion that have been lacking in hitherto monochrome accounts of Bell's life ...Exemplary' Sunday Times 'Riveting ...few women have had a life more worth reading about.' Diana Athill, Literary Review
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18.57 USD

Daughter of the Desert: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell

by Georgina Howell
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* This Extend Revision Workbook is aimed at high achievers and delivers hassle-free question practice in a write-in format. * Build your confidence with practice of each question type, sample student answers, examiner commentary, mark schemes and guidance on how to build better answers. * This hugely popular Revision series ...
Revise Edexcel: Edexcel GCSE History Specification a Modern World History Revision Workbook Extend
* This Extend Revision Workbook is aimed at high achievers and delivers hassle-free question practice in a write-in format. * Build your confidence with practice of each question type, sample student answers, examiner commentary, mark schemes and guidance on how to build better answers. * This hugely popular Revision series offers the best value available for Key Stage 4 students. * Comprehensive coverage of Units 1, 2 and 3.
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9.16 USD

Revise Edexcel: Edexcel GCSE History Specification a Modern World History Revision Workbook Extend

by Steven Waugh
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Marco Polo was the most famous traveller of his time. His voyages began in 1271 with a visit to China, after which he served the Kubilai Khan on numerous diplomatic missions. On his return to the West, he was made a prisoner of war and met Rustichello of Pisa, with ...
The Travels
Marco Polo was the most famous traveller of his time. His voyages began in 1271 with a visit to China, after which he served the Kubilai Khan on numerous diplomatic missions. On his return to the West, he was made a prisoner of war and met Rustichello of Pisa, with whom he collaborated on this book. The accounts of his travels provide a fascinating glimpse of the different societies he encountered: their religions, customs, ceremonies and way of life; on the spices and silks of the East; on precious gems, exotic vegetation and wild beasts. He tells the story of the holy shoemaker, the wicked caliph and the three kings, among a great many others, evoking a remote and long-vanished world with colour and immediacy.
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The Travels

by Marco Polo
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One December night in 1942, a Nazi parachutist landed in a Cambridgeshire field. His mission: to sabotage the British war effort. His name was Eddie Chapman, but he would shortly become MI5's Agent Zigzag. Dashing and louche, courageous and unpredictable, the traitor was a patriot inside, and the villain a ...
Agent Zigzag: The True Wartime Story of Eddie Chapman: The Most Notorious Double Agent of World War II
One December night in 1942, a Nazi parachutist landed in a Cambridgeshire field. His mission: to sabotage the British war effort. His name was Eddie Chapman, but he would shortly become MI5's Agent Zigzag. Dashing and louche, courageous and unpredictable, the traitor was a patriot inside, and the villain a hero. The problem for Chapman, his many lovers and his spymasters was knowing who he was. Ben Macintyre weaves together diaries, letters, photographs, memories and top-secret MI5 files to create the exhilarating account of Britain's most sensational double agent.
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16.72 USD

Agent Zigzag: The True Wartime Story of Eddie Chapman: The Most Notorious Double Agent of World War II

by Ben Macintyre
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* This Revision Guide delivers hassle-free exam preparation, covering one topic per page and avoiding lengthy set up time. * Visually engaging pages break the content down into easily digestible points, with revision activities that help you prepare for the exam. * Exam Alerts highlight common pitfalls and misconceptions in ...
Revise Edexcel: Edexcel GCSE History B Schools History Project Revision Guide
* This Revision Guide delivers hassle-free exam preparation, covering one topic per page and avoiding lengthy set up time. * Visually engaging pages break the content down into easily digestible points, with revision activities that help you prepare for the exam. * Exam Alerts highlight common pitfalls and misconceptions in exam questions. * This hugely popular Revision series offers the best value available for Key Stage 4 students. * Covers the following topics: 1A Medicine and treatment, 1B Crime and punishment, 2B American West, 2C Life in Germany, 3A Transformation of Surgery and 3B Protest.
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9.16 USD

Revise Edexcel: Edexcel GCSE History B Schools History Project Revision Guide

by Kirsty Taylor
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It was as if I had privately discovered life on another planet, or a parallel universe where life was at once recognizably similar but entirely different. I can't tell you how exciting it was. Insofar as I had accumulated my expectations of Australia at all in the intervening years, I ...
Down Under
It was as if I had privately discovered life on another planet, or a parallel universe where life was at once recognizably similar but entirely different. I can't tell you how exciting it was. Insofar as I had accumulated my expectations of Australia at all in the intervening years, I had thought of it as a kind of alternative southern California, a place of constant sunshine and the cheerful vapidity of a beach lifestyle, but with a slightly British bent - a sort of Baywatch with cricket...' Of course, what greeted Bill Bryson was something rather different. Australia is a country that exists on a vast scale. It is the world's sixth largest country and its largest island. It is the only island that is also a continent and the only continent that is also a country. It is the driest, flattest, hottest, most desiccated, infertile and climatically aggressive of all the inhabited continents and still it teems with life - a large proportion of it quite deadly. In fact, Australia has more things that can kill you in a very nasty way than anywhere else. This is a country where even the fluffiest of caterpillars can lay you out with a toxic nip, where seashells will not just sting you but actually sometimes go for you. If you are not stung or pronged to death in some unexpected manner, you may be fatally chomped by sharks or crocodiles, or carried helplessly out to sea by irresistable currents, or left to stagger to an unhappy death in the baking outback. Ignoring such dangers - yet curiously obsessed by them - Bill Bryson journeyed to Australia and promptly fell in love with the country. And who can blame him? The people are cheerful, extrovert, quick-witted and unfailingly obliging; their cities are safe and clean and nearly always built on water; the food is excellent; the beer is cold and the sun nearly always shines. Life doesn't get much better than this.
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16.72 USD

Down Under

by Bill Bryson
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As the Birthplace of three religions and many civilizations, the Middle East has for centuries been a center of knowledge and ideas, of techniques and commodities, and, at times, of military and political power. With the historical - and still growing - importance of the Middle East in modern politics, ...
The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2, 000 Years
As the Birthplace of three religions and many civilizations, the Middle East has for centuries been a center of knowledge and ideas, of techniques and commodities, and, at times, of military and political power. With the historical - and still growing - importance of the Middle East in modern politics, historian Bernard Lewis's cogent and scholary writing brings a wider understanding of the cultures of the region to a popular audience. In this immensely readable and broad history, Lewis charts the successive transformations of the Middle East, beginning with the two great empires, the Roman and the Persian, whose disputes divided the region two thousand years ago; the development of monotheism and the growth of Christianity; the astonishingly rapid rise and spread of Islam over a vast area; the waves of invaders from the East and the Mongol hordes of Jengiz Khan; the rise of the Ottoman Turks in Anatolia, the Mamluks in Egypt and the Safavids in Iran; the peak and decline of the great Ottoman state; and the changing balance of power between the Muslim and Christian worlds. Within this narrative, Lewis details the myriad forces that have shaped the history of the Middle East: the Islamic religion and legal system; the traditions of government; the immense variety of trade and the remarkably wide range of crops; the elites - military, commercial, religious, intellectual and artistic - and the commonalty, including such socially distinct groups as slaves, women and non-believers. He finally weaves these threads together by looking at the pervasive impact in modern times of Western ideas and technology, and the responses and reactions they evoked. Rich with vivid detail and the knowledge ofa great scholar, this brilliant survey of the history and civilizations of the Middle East reveals the huge Islamic contribution to European life, as well as the European contribution to the Islamic world.
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20.88 USD

The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2, 000 Years

by Bernard Lewis
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This test preparation manual presents a general overview of world history, treating it as an academic discipline, and offering general study advice. Twenty-five study units review the entire scope of human history, summarizing:The emergence of early human communitiesThe development of agricultural societiesThe emergence of civilizationsGlobal exchange among peoplesThe development of ...
SAT Subject Test World History
This test preparation manual presents a general overview of world history, treating it as an academic discipline, and offering general study advice. Twenty-five study units review the entire scope of human history, summarizing:The emergence of early human communitiesThe development of agricultural societiesThe emergence of civilizationsGlobal exchange among peoplesThe development of industryGlobal demographic, economica, ecological , social, and cultural changesThe chronicle of the world's civilizations is reviewed to the present era. The manual concludes with two full-length model tests with all questions answered and explained.
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20.44 USD

SAT Subject Test World History

by Heidi Roupp, Marilynn Giroux Hitchens
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From the internationally bestselling author of the Sharpe novels - this is the true story of Waterloo. On the 18th June, 1815 the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days the French army had beaten the British at ...
Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles
From the internationally bestselling author of the Sharpe novels - this is the true story of Waterloo. On the 18th June, 1815 the armies of France, Britain and Prussia descended upon a quiet valley south of Brussels. In the previous three days the French army had beaten the British at Quatre-Bras and the Prussians at Ligny. The Allies were in retreat. The blood-soaked battle of Waterloo would become a landmark in European history, to be examined over and again, not least because until the evening of the 18th, the French army was close to prevailing on the battlefield. Now, brought to life by the celebrated novelist Bernard Cornwell, this is the chronicle of the four days leading up to the actual battle and a thrilling hour-by-hour account of that fateful day. In his first work of non-fiction, Cornwell combines his storytelling skills with a meticulously researched history to give a riveting account of every dramatic moment, from Napoleon's escape from Elba to the smoke and gore of the battlefields. Through letters and diaries he also sheds new light on the private thoughts of Napoleon and the Duke of Wellington, as well as the ordinary officers and soldiers. Published ahead of the upcoming bicentenary in 2015, Waterloo is a tense and gripping story of heroism and tragedy - and of the final battle that determined the fate of Europe.
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24.32 USD

Waterloo: The History of Four Days, Three Armies and Three Battles

by Bernard Cornwell
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Ensure your students have access to the authoritative and in-depth content of this popular and trusted A Level History series. For over twenty years Access to History has been providing students with reliable, engaging and accessible content on a wide range of topics. Each title in the series provides comprehensive ...
The Unification of Italy
Ensure your students have access to the authoritative and in-depth content of this popular and trusted A Level History series. For over twenty years Access to History has been providing students with reliable, engaging and accessible content on a wide range of topics. Each title in the series provides comprehensive coverage of different history topics on current AS and A2 level history specifications, alongside exam-style practice questions and tips to help students achieve their best. The series: - Ensures students gain a good understanding of the AS and A2 level history topics through an engaging, in-depth and up-to-date narrative, presented in an accessible way. - Aids revision of the key A level history topics and themes through frequent summary diagrams - Gives support with assessment, both through the books providing exam-style questions and tips for AQA, Edexcel and OCR A level history specifications and through FREE model answers with supporting commentary at Access to History online (www.accesstohistory.co.uk) The Unification of Italy This title examines reasons why progress towards unification was so slow at first and why after 1850 it became so speedy. In doing so, it gives due attention to the roles played by Cavour, Mazzini, Garibaldi, Pope Pius IX, Napoleon III, Charles Albert and Victor Emmanuel, and attempts to answer the question 'Who made Italy?'.
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27.88 USD

The Unification of Italy

by Robert Pearce, Andrina Stiles
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In The Center Holds, Jonathan Alter provides the first full account of America at the crossroads. With exclusive reporting and rare historical insight, he pierces the bubble of the White House and the presidential campaigns in a landmark election that marked the return of big money and the rise of ...
The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies
In The Center Holds, Jonathan Alter provides the first full account of America at the crossroads. With exclusive reporting and rare historical insight, he pierces the bubble of the White House and the presidential campaigns in a landmark election that marked the return of big money and the rise of big data. He tells the epic story of an embattled president fighting back with the first campaign of the Digital Age. Alter relates the untold story behind Obama's highs and lows, from the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound to the frustration of the debt ceiling fiasco to his unexpected run-ins with black and Latino activists. Alter takes us inside Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan's Boston campaign as well as Obama's disastrous preparation for the first debate. We meet Obama's analytics geeks working out of The Cave and the man who secretly videotaped Romney's infamous comments on the 47 percent. The Center Holdsdeepens our understanding of the Obama presidency and the future of the country.
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24.16 USD

The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies

by Jonathan Alter
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One April morning in 1943, a sardine fisherman spotted the corpse of a British soldier floating in the sea off the coast of Spain and set in train a course of events that would change the course of the Second World War. Operation Mincemeat was the most successful wartime deception ...
Operation Mincemeat: The True Spy Story That Changed the Course of World War II
One April morning in 1943, a sardine fisherman spotted the corpse of a British soldier floating in the sea off the coast of Spain and set in train a course of events that would change the course of the Second World War. Operation Mincemeat was the most successful wartime deception ever attempted, and certainly the strangest. It hoodwinked the Nazi espionage chiefs, sent German troops hurtling in the wrong direction, and saved thousands of lives by deploying a secret agent who was different, in one crucial respect, from any spy before or since: he was dead. His mission: to convince the Germans that instead of attacking Sicily, the Allied armies planned to invade Greece. The brainchild of an eccentric RAF officer and a brilliant Jewish barrister, the great hoax involved an extraordinary cast of characters including a famous forensic pathologist, a gold-prospector, an inventor, a beautiful secret service secretary, a submarine captain, three novelists, a transvestite English spymaster, an irascible admiral who loved fly-fishing, and a dead Welsh tramp. Using fraud, imagination and seduction, Churchill's team of spies spun a web of deceit so elaborate and so convincing that they began to believe it themselves. The deception started in a windowless basement beneath Whitehall. It travelled from London to Scotland to Spain to Germany. And it ended up on Hitler's desk. Ben Macintyre, bestselling author of Agent Zigzag , weaves together private documents, photographs, memories, letters and diaries, as well as newly released material from the intelligence files of MI5 and Naval Intelligence, to tell for the first time the full story of Operation Mincemeat.
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16.72 USD

Operation Mincemeat: The True Spy Story That Changed the Course of World War II

by Ben Macintyre
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China's rise is assaulting the natural world at an alarming rate. In a few short years, China has become the planet's largest market for endangered wildlife, its top importer of tropical trees, and its biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. Its rapid economic growth has driven up the world's very metabolism: ...
The Devouring Dragon
China's rise is assaulting the natural world at an alarming rate. In a few short years, China has become the planet's largest market for endangered wildlife, its top importer of tropical trees, and its biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. Its rapid economic growth has driven up the world's very metabolism: in Brazil, farmers clear large swaths of the Amazon to plant soybeans; Indian poachers hunt tigers and elephants to feed Chinese demand; in the United States, clouds of mercury and ozone drift earthward after trans-Pacific jet-stream journeys. Craig Simons' The Devouring Dragon looks at how an ascending China has rapidly surpassed the U.S. and Europe as the planet's worst-polluting superpower. It argues that China's most important twenty-first-century legacy will be determined not by jobs, corporate profits, or political alliances, but by how quickly its growth degrades the global environment and whether it can stem the damage.
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The Devouring Dragon

by Craig Simons
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This title is being updated to support the 'strengthened' GCSE specification for first exam Summer 2015 Provide complete support for your GCSE Modern World History candidates with best-selling books and digital resources from an author you can really trust. An Edexcel specific edition of the best selling textbook for GCSE ...
Edexcel GCSE Modern World History
This title is being updated to support the 'strengthened' GCSE specification for first exam Summer 2015 Provide complete support for your GCSE Modern World History candidates with best-selling books and digital resources from an author you can really trust. An Edexcel specific edition of the best selling textbook for GCSE Modern World History. It comprehensively covers the Edexcel specification and provides a winning combination that will meet the needs of all students. - clear, engaging and provocative author text which brings the period to life and summarises complicated history clearly without being simplistic - Focus Tasks which steadily deepen students' understanding of the content (exactly targeting each topic of the Edexcel specification) while progressively building their history skills - original and relevant source material - written and visual - all of which is used for historical investigation not just for illustration - state-of-the-art ICT support in the form of a Dynamic Learning network CD-ROM from an author who leads the field in developing the use of ICT to help refine students historical thinking - authoritative interpretation of the Edexcel specification by experienced trainers - supported by comprehensive Teacher's Resource Book available in print and on CD, and high-quality, full colour, authoritative revision materials In its first and second editions this book has provided students with what they need to achieve top grades; and provided teachers with what they need to teach a rewarding and worthwhile course. A winning combination - don't settle for less.
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44.61 USD

Edexcel GCSE Modern World History

by Christopher Culpin, Ben Walsh
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Written to cover the AQA History GCSE B specification (Unit 3), our student book provides a focused look at key events that took place in 20th Century Britain, and enables students to gain a greater understanding of the period and evaluate the key issues.
AQA History B GCSE Twentieth Century Depth Studies: Unit 2
Written to cover the AQA History GCSE B specification (Unit 3), our student book provides a focused look at key events that took place in 20th Century Britain, and enables students to gain a greater understanding of the period and evaluate the key issues.
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32.54 USD

AQA History B GCSE Twentieth Century Depth Studies: Unit 2

by Alan Mendum, Jim Mccabe, Tony A. J. Hewitt, David Ferriby
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D-Day, 6 June 1944, the turning point of the Second World War, was a victory of arms. But it was also a triumph for a different kind of operation: one of deceit...At the heart of the deception was the 'Double Cross System', a team of double agents whose bravery, treachery, ...
Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies
D-Day, 6 June 1944, the turning point of the Second World War, was a victory of arms. But it was also a triumph for a different kind of operation: one of deceit...At the heart of the deception was the 'Double Cross System', a team of double agents whose bravery, treachery, greed and inspiration succeeded in convincing the Nazis that Calais and Norway, not Normandy, were the targets of the 150,000-strong Allied invasion force. These were not conventional warriors, but their masterpiece of deceit saved thousands of lives. Their codenames were Bronx, Brutus, Treasure, Tricycle and Garbo. This is their story.
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Double Cross: The True Story of the D-Day Spies

by Ben Macintyre
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In 1979 a secret unit was established by the US Army. Defying all known military practice -- and indeed the laws of physics -- they believed that a soldier could adopt a cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls, and, perhaps most chillingly, kill goats just by staring at them. ...
The Men Who Stare at Goats
In 1979 a secret unit was established by the US Army. Defying all known military practice -- and indeed the laws of physics -- they believed that a soldier could adopt a cloak of invisibility, pass cleanly through walls, and, perhaps most chillingly, kill goats just by staring at them. They were the First Earth Battalion. And they really weren't joking. What's more, they're back and fighting the War on Terror. So unbelievable it has to be true -- this is the real-life account that inspired the film. 'Simultaneously frightening and hilarious' The Times 'Not only a narcotic road trip through the wackier reaches of Bush's war effort, but also an unmissable account of the insanity that has lately been done in our names' Observer
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The Men Who Stare at Goats

by Jon Ronson
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This is the intimate first-person account of a young woman's coming-of-age in Somalia. The daughter of tribal leaders, Aman recounts her dramatic life while at the same time illuminating an innocent childhood romance with a white boy that leads to murder; her circumcision ceremony; an unwanted marriage at the age ...
Aman: Story of a Somali Girl
This is the intimate first-person account of a young woman's coming-of-age in Somalia. The daughter of tribal leaders, Aman recounts her dramatic life while at the same time illuminating an innocent childhood romance with a white boy that leads to murder; her circumcision ceremony; an unwanted marriage at the age of 13; and her escape to the city where her beauty and curiosity lead her into a world of white men, parties and runaway girls.
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14.86 USD

Aman: Story of a Somali Girl

by Virginia Lee Barnes, Janice Boddy, Aman
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Help your students learn more effectively with SHP's active learning approach to GCSE History. SHP Smarter History is a comprehensive series of books covering all the Schools History Project GCSE specifications. They combine: - complete coverage of the specification content - step-by-step coaching in exam skills all tackled through SHP's ...
Edexcel the Transformation of Surgery c1845-c1918 (a Unit 3 Source Enquiry)
Help your students learn more effectively with SHP's active learning approach to GCSE History. SHP Smarter History is a comprehensive series of books covering all the Schools History Project GCSE specifications. They combine: - complete coverage of the specification content - step-by-step coaching in exam skills all tackled through SHP's active learning, enquiry-based approach, which makes lesson planning easy, and helps ensure varied pace throughout the course - essential to keep your students motivated over a long period. These books put the fun back into teaching and learning at GCSE but without any compromise - they still help students achieve the highest grades. At every relevant stage through the book the 'Exam Buster' features help blend exam preparation with historical learning so that by the end of the course students understand not only the period and its issues but also how they will be expected to think and write about this for the examination. This is the best of both worlds from the experts who know what good teaching is about and also know what the SHP specifications are all about. Edexcel The transformation of Surgery c1845-1918 This title is a course book for students studying Edexcel's Unit 3 Source Enquiry into how and why surgery changed in the later 19th century (how the triple problems of pain, infection and bleeding were overcome). It covers all the relevant requirements of the Edexcel specification. www.dynamic-learning.co.uk/Product.aspx?pid=133
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18.57 USD

Edexcel the Transformation of Surgery c1845-c1918 (a Unit 3 Source Enquiry)

by Dan Lyndon, Dale Banham, Ian Dawson
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