October 2019 marks the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook's first landfall in New Zealand. One Hundred Days that Mapped a Nation marks this historic occasion by looking at Cook's intrepid journeys to New Zealand and the Pacific that were unprecedented for the time and had such far-reaching cons..
Arcturus Military Classics discuss the strategies, tactics and weapons of the two World Wars, and vividly bring to life how these were employed on the battlefields of Europe, North Africa and Russia, through detailed narrative of the crucial battles. Although never losing sight of the bigger picture..
It was the decade of daring Expressionist canvases, of brilliant book design, of the Bauhaus total work of art, of pioneering psychology, of drag balls, cabaret, Metropolis, and Marlene Dietrich's rising star in theater and silent film. Between the paroxysms of two world wars, Berlin in the 1920s wa..
The essays in After the Treaty explore themes ranging from contem-porary interpretation of the Treaty of Waitangi and subsequent interactions between settlerdom and Maori, through the troubled aftermath of the armed conflicts of the 1840s and 1860s (such as the Crown's imperative to place settlers o..
In this elegant gift book, Jennifer Orkin Lewis breathes colorful new life into the stories of exceptional women monarchs from around the world. From Cleopatra to Marie Antoinette and Empress Wu Zetian to Queen Liliuokalani, these powerful leaders have captured imaginations throughout the ages. Read..
Twelve titles to satisfy the curiosity and passion of all sort of readers, from animal lovers to motorcycle fans to historical vehicle enthusiasts. These books, distinguished by their handy, small size, are illustrated with spectacular images and written with passion and care by experts in the diffe..
This gripping illustrated history captures the evolution by trial and error of the New Zealand army, alongside those of Australia and Canada, from the Boer War in South Africa to involvement in the First World War. In its research and writing, Christopher Pugsley walked every New Zealand battlefield..
Bad Girls Throughout History is a vibrantly illustrated volume featuring 100 women who were bad in the best sense of the word: they challenged the status quo and changed the rules for all who followed. Each entry features a portrait rendered in author Ann Shen's distinctive, bold watercolor style an..
'The Battle of Britain: Portraits of the Few' is an exceptional tribute to the small group of legendary pilots that served with the Royal Air Force through one of the most critical periods of the Second World War. Portraits of the Few contains over 60 colour illustrations, capturing the images and c..
Berlin has survived two world wars, was divided by a wall during the Cold War, and after the fall of the wall was reunited. The city emerged as a center of European power and culture. From 1860 to the present day, this book presents the story of Berlin in photographs, portraits, and aerial views. Mo..