In this expansive history, Egyptologist John Romer paints a different portrait of the ancient empire. He advances the view that Pharaonic culture was not needlessly cruel, roughshod and constantly at war, basing his analysis on the latest findings. Second in the two-volume set.
The ancient Inuit, Vikings, Vitus Bering, whalers, explorers and James Cook are all paid tribute in this sumptuously illustrated history, drawing on the unique collections of Helsinki's Nurminen Foundation.
In his erudite collection of essays, Tim Parks focuses on works essential to understanding his adopted country, including Italian thinkers as diverse as Machiavelli and Umberto Eco alongside movements in Italian literature like "Dolce Stil Novo" (the sweet new style).
Continuing his reputation as the ultimate Francophile, David Downie leads readers on a gourmet walking tour of Paris eateries. Eating his way through Roman butcher shops, classic "Belle Epoque" bistros, Marie Antoinette's garden and more, he shows how Paris became (and still is) the ultimate arbiter of food in the world.
Suzman takes readers into the world of the San people of southern Africa, the longest-enduring civilization in human history that is well known for living privately, having few needs and living in harmony with the environment.
Richly informed by Hamilton's own writings this in-depth biography of the extraordinary statesman is geared towards young adults (ages 12 to 18). The honest, funny narrative features archival artwork and new illustrations.