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Product Description: Between April 22 and May 31, 1915, Western civilization was shocked. World War I was already appalling in its brutality, but until then it had been fought on the battlefield and by rules long agreed by international convention. Suddenly those rules were abandoned...read more

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9781408878224, titled "Higher Form of Killing" | Gardners Books, May 19, 2016, cover price $15.45 | About this edition: Between April 22 and May 31, 1915, Western civilization was shocked.

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Between April 22 and May 30, 1915, Western civilization was shocked. World War I was already appalling in its brutality, but it had until then been fought on the battlefield and by rules long agreed by convention. Suddenly those rules were abandoned when Germany forever altered the way war would be fought. On April 22, at Ypres, German canisters spewed poison gas at French and Canadian soldiers in their trenches; on May 7, the German submarine, U-20, without warning, torpedoed the passenger liner Lusitania, killing 1,198 civilians; and on May 31, a German zeppelin began the first aerial bombardment of London and its inhabitants. Each of these actions violated rules of war carefully agreed to at the Hague Conventions of 1898 and 1907 and were deliberately breached by Germany in an attempt to spread terror and force the Allies to surrender. While that failed, the psychological damage caused by these attacks far outweighed the casualties. The era of weapons of mass destruction had dawned.While each of these momentous events has been chronicled in histories of the war, celebrated historian Diana Preston links them for the first time, revealing the dramatic stories and the personalities behind them through the eyes of those who were there--whether making the decisions to use the weapons or experiencing their horrifying effect in the trenches, on board the Lusitania or on the streets of London. Placing the attacks in the context of the centuries-old debate over what constitutes "just war," Preston shows how, in their aftermath, the other combatants felt the necessity to develop extreme weapons of their own. In our current time of terror, when weapons of mass destruction are once again implemented and threatened and wartime atrocities abound in a very different kind of conflict, the vivid story of their birth is of great relevance.

Hardcover:

9781620402122 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, February 24, 2015, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Between April 22 and May 30, 1915, Western civilization was shocked.

Paperback:

9781620402146 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, May 17, 2016, cover price $18.00

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Product Description: On May 7, 1915, toward the end of her 101st eastbound crossing, from New York to Liverpool, England, R.M.S. Lusitania--pride of the Cunard Line and one of the greatest ocean liners afloat--became the target of a terrifying new weapon and a casualty of a terrible new kind of war...read more

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9780786244768 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, September 1, 2002), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: An account of the 1915 sinking of the Lusitania offers a portrait of early twentieth-century maritime history and the terrible impact of the disaster on the course of World War I.
9780802713759 | Walker & Co, May 1, 2002, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: An account of the 1915 sinking of the Lusitania offers a portrait of early twentieth-century maritime history and the terrible impact of the disaster on the course of World War I.

Paperback:

9781632860842 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, April 28, 2015, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: On May 7, 1915, toward the end of her 101st eastbound crossing, from New York to Liverpool, England, R.
9780425189986 | Reissue edition (Berkley Pub Group, May 1, 2003), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: On May 7, 1915, toward the end of her 101st eastbound crossing, from New York to Liverpool, England, R.
9780380791323, titled "Track of the Bengal" | Avon Books, January 1, 1999, cover price $6.50 | also contains Track of the Bengal | About this edition: Unbeknownst to the two terrorists sailing out of Singapore aboard the freighter, The Bengal, who hope to use a unique nuclear bomb to throw the U.

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9781849017244 | Constable & Robinson Ltd, February 16, 2012, cover price $15.25

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9780552155687 | Transworld Pub, April 9, 2009, cover price $15.50

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Product Description: The story of the world's best-remembered celebrity couple, set against the political backdrop of their time. On a stiflingly hot day in August 30 b.c., the thirty-nine-year-old queen of Egypt, Cleopatra, took her own life rather than be paraded in chains through Rome by her conqueror, Octavian―the future first emperor, Augustus...read more

Hardcover:

9780802717382 | Walker & Co, March 31, 2009, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: The story of the world's best-remembered celebrity couple, set against the political backdrop of their time.

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A narrative history of the great monument of Moghul India traces the story of the Taj Mahal, built by emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, examining its creation against the backdrop of the history of the Moghul Empire. Reprint.

Paperback:

9780802716736 | Reprint edition (Walker & Co, February 5, 2008), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A narrative history of the great monument of Moghul India traces the story of the Taj Mahal, built by emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, examining its creation against the backdrop of the history of the Moghul Empire.

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A narrative history of the great monument of Moghul India traces the story of the Taj Mahal, built by emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, examining its creation against the backdrop of the history of the Moghul Empire. Simultaneous.

Hardcover:

9780802715111 | Walker & Co, March 20, 2007, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: A narrative history of the great monument of Moghul India traces the story of the Taj Mahal, built by emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, examining its creation against the backdrop of the history of the Moghul Empire.

CD/Spoken Word:

9780786159277 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, April 3, 2007), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A narrative history of the great monument of Moghul India traces the story of the Taj Mahal, built by emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, examining its creation against the backdrop of the history of the Moghul Empire.
9780786170531 | Mp3 una edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, April 1, 2007), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A narrative history of the great monument of Moghul India traces the story of the Taj Mahal, built by emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, examining its creation against the backdrop of the history of the Moghul Empire.

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780786149193 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, April 3, 2007), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A narrative history of the great monument of Moghul India traces the story of the Taj Mahal, built by emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal, examining its creation against the backdrop of the history of the Moghul Empire.

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Product Description: While Galileo was suffering under house arrest at the hands of Pope Urban VIII, the Thirty Years War was ruining Europe, and the Pilgrims were struggling to survive in the New World, work began on what would become one of the Seven Wonders of the World: the Taj Mahal...read more

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9780786169023 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, April 1, 2007), cover price $59.95 | About this edition: While Galileo was suffering under house arrest at the hands of Pope Urban VIII, the Thirty Years War was ruining Europe, and the Pilgrims were struggling to survive in the New World, work began on what would become one of the Seven Wonders of the World: the Taj Mahal.

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The best-selling author of Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy describes the history of discoveries that led up to the dropping of the atomic bomb in 1945, ranging from Marie Curie's late-nineteenth-century discovery of radioactivity, to the contributions of Bohr, Einstein, Rutherford, and Oppenheimer to the creation of the first atomic bomb. Reprint.

Hardcover:

9780802714459 | Walker & Co, April 1, 2005, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: Describes the history of discoveries that led up to the dropping of the atomic bomb in 1945.

Paperback:

9780425207895 | Reprint edition (Berkley Pub Group, March 7, 2006), cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Describes the history of discoveries that led up to the dropping of the atomic bomb in 1945, ranging from Marie Curie's late-nineteenth-century discovery of radioactivity, to the contributions of Bohr, Einstein, Rutherford, and Oppenheimer to the creation of the first atomic bomb.

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A fascinating portrait of William Dampier chronicles the exploits, adventures, and accomplishments of the swashbuckling seventeenth-century explorer, naturalist, and buccaneer, from his inspiration for the writing of Swift's Gulliver's Travels to his influence on Darwin's theory of evolution and more. Reprint.

Paperback:

9780425200377 | Reprint edition (Berkley Pub Group, March 21, 2005), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: A fascinating portrait of William Dampier chronicles the exploits, adventures, and accomplishments of the swashbuckling seventeenth-century explorer, naturalist, and buccaneer, from his inspiration for the writing of Swift's Gulliver's Travels to his influence on Darwin's theory of evolution and more.

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A biography of the English explorer and naturalist who journeyed three times around the world, sailing more than 200,000 miles in his lifetime. (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780802714251 | Walker & Co, April 1, 2004, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: A biography of the English explorer and naturalist who journeyed three times around the world, sailing more than 200,000 miles in his lifetime.

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An account of the World War I German torpedo attack on and sinking of the passenger liner, the Lusitania, describing the experiences of some of those involved.

Hardcover:

9780802788467 | Walker & Co, May 1, 2003, cover price $20.95 | About this edition: An account of the World War I German torpedo attack on and sinking of the passenger liner, the Lusitania, describing the experiences of some of those involved.

Library:

9780802788474 | Walker & Co, April 1, 2003, cover price $21.85 | About this edition: An account of the World War I German torpedo attack on and sinking of the passenger liner, the Lusitania, describing the experiences of some of those involved.

Product Description: Drawing on new research, the author analyses the reasons why Scott's carefully planned expedition failed while Amundsen's opportunistic dash to the South Pole succeeded. Despite failure, Scott and his men achieved something remarkable...read more

Hardcover:

9780753154687 | Large print edition (Isis Large Print Books, November 1, 2001), cover price $35.50 | About this edition: Drawing on new research, the author analyses the reasons why Scott's carefully planned expedition failed while Amundsen's opportunistic dash to the South Pole succeeded.

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Portrays the dramatic human experience of the Boxer Rebellion from both a Western and Chinese perspective, drawing on diaries, memoirs, and letters of those that lived through this pivotal time in the history of China. Reprint. (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780802713612, titled "The Boxer Rebellion: The Dramatic Story of China's War on Foreigners That Shook the World in the Summer of 1900" | Walker & Co, June 1, 2000, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Portrays the dramatic human experience of the Boxer Rebellion from both a Western and Chinese perspective, drawing on diaries, memoirs, and letters of those who lived through this pivotal time in the history of China.

Paperback:

9780425180846, titled "The Boxer Rebellion: The Dramatic Story of China's War on Foreigners That Shook the World in the Summer of 1900" | Reissue edition (Berkley Pub Group, July 1, 2001), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Portrays the dramatic human experience of the Boxer Rebellion from both a Western and Chinese perspective, drawing on diaries, memoirs, and letters of those that lived through this pivotal time in the history of China.
9780756763329, titled "Boxer Rebellion: The Dramatic Story of China's War on Foreigners That Shook the World in the Summer of 1900" | Diane Pub Co, January 1, 2000, cover price $15.00

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Chronicles the ill-fated attempt by explorer Robert Falcon Scott and his four companions to reach the South Pole in 1912

Hardcover:

9780395933497 | Houghton Mifflin, November 1, 1998, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Chronicles the ill-fated attempt by explorer Robert Falcon Scott and his four companions to reach the South Pole in 1912

Paperback:

9780618002016 | Mariner Books, November 10, 1999, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Chronicles the ill-fated attempt by explorer Robert Falcon Scott and his four companions to reach the South Pole in 1912

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