First published in 1963, James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time stabbed at the heart of America's so-called "Negro problem." As remarkable for its masterful prose as for its frank and personal account of the black experience in the United States, it is considered one of the most passionate and influenti..
Inspired by James's exploits, the book covers both the stories behind a number of classic toys and the adventures in summer 2009 as James and his helpers, children and adults of all ages, build and recreate a range of toys in a series of Top Gear style escapades. In six ambitious projects, he enlist..
The Avro Lancaster is the most iconic bomber ever to have worn the markings of the Royal Air Force. This legendary aircraft was the mainstay of Bomber Command throughout World war II and served throughout the war with distinction. This hardback book looks at the role of the aircraft and features ove..
Leaders in the Last Century is a collection of fifty of the most important politicians, pop culture icons and social innovators of the past 100 years. From Hitler to Obama, Lennon to Madonna and Attenborough to Gates, each of the people featured in this book changed the world either for better or fo..
This book is an illustrated compendium of 50 women of myth and legend from cultures around the world. Each entry has a portrait, a hand-lettered name, and a hand-lettered one-liner in Ann Shen's signature style. The entries feature a few paragraphs of pertinent information about the women and their ..
First published in 1958, this is the classic collection of myths relating to that cradle of Maori culture, Rotorua - with relevance across New Zealand Rotorua is one of New Zealand's most visited cities. It is impossible to avoid the area's Maori history and, in this book, it is easy to learn about ..
It"s no secret that body image dissatisfaction has reached epidemic levels, but what"s less often understood is the effect that these unhealthy views about one"s body can have on a person"s overall mental health, body image problems are often at the root of social anxiety . This book takes a uniqu..
In 1957, officers from the Welfare branch of Northern Territory Administration began patrolling the Gibson and Great Sandy Deserts. Here they found the Pintubi people, who had never been in touch with white civilisation. In 1963 Douglas Lockwood, at that time the Melbourne Herald's correspondent, wa..
Among the most successful armoured vehicles produced by American industry - known as the Arsenal of Democracy - during the Second World War were the M2 and M3 half-tracks. They served on every battlefront and were as recognizable as other famous American wartime vehicles like the Sherman and the Jee..
The M48 Patton main battle tank was one of the most successful and longest-serving designs produced in the United States, and it is a popular subject with tank modellers and enthusiasts. When it came into service in 1949 it represented a significant advance on the Sherman and M47 which it replaced, ..
Starting with the beaching of his Mataatua Bay of Plenty ancestral canoe, Buddy Mikaere provides a highly readable historical overview of Maori in New Zealand and goes on to examine the impact of a changing urban world on the traditional way of life. He describes the renaissance of Maori culture and..