Hill of Content Summer Catalogue 2016/17 - Page 12

History Caught in the Revolution Helen Rappaport Pax Romana Adrian Goldsworthy Four Princes John Julius Norwich HB $59.99 Caught in the Revolution is Helen Rappaport's masterful telling of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through the eye-witness accounts of foreign nationals who saw the drama unfold. Among this disparate group were journalists, businessmen, bankers, governesses, volunteer nurses and expatriate socialites. Helen draws upon this rich trove of material to carry us right up to the action—to see, feel and hear the Revolution as it happened. HB $55.00 Acclaimed historian Adrian Goldsworthy tells the story of the creation of the Roman Empire in this ground-breaking and comprehensive history of the Roman Peace. Pax Romana takes the reader on a journey from the bloody conquests of an aggressive Republic through the age of Caesar and Augustus to the golden age of peace and prosperity under diligent emperors like Marcus Aurelius, offering a balanced reappraisal of life in the Roman Empire. PB $32.99 Four great princes—Henry VIII of England, Francis I of France, Charles V of Spain and Suleiman the Magnificent—were born within a single decade. Each looms large in his country's history and, in this book, John Julius Norwich broadens the scope and shows how, against the rich background of the Renaissance and destruction of the Reformation, their wary obsession with one another laid the foundations for modern Europe. Victory at Villers-Bretonneux Peter FitzSimons Victoria the Queen Passchendaele Paul Ham HB $49.99 In his trademark blend of vibrant storytelling and dedicated research, best-selling author Peter FitzSimons has now turned his eye on the Australian victory at VillersBretonneux. During April of 1918, Australian soldiers are sent to hold off the Germans at Villers-Bretonneux. And not for nothing does the primary school at Villers-Bretonneux have above every blackboard, to this day, 'N’oublions jamais, l’Australie.' Never forget Australia. Julia Baird HB $49.99 When Alexandrina Victoria was crowned Queen in 1837, she was 18 years old and barely five feet tall. By the time of her Diamond Jubilee Procession in 1897, she reigned over a fourth of the inhabitable part of the world, had 400 million subjects, and had given birth to nine children. Suffrage, anti-poverty and anti-slavery movements can all be traced to her monumental reign. Victoria is truly the woman who made the modern world. HB $45.00 Passchendaele tells the story of ordinary men in the grip of a political and military power struggle that determined their fate and has foreshadowed the destiny of the world for a century. It lays down a powerful challenge to the idea of war as an inevitable expression of human will, and examines the culpability of governments and military commanders in a catastrophe that destroyed the best part of a generation.