1989 was an epoch-making year. This title records the fall of the BerlinWall, Tiananmen Square, the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia and the Exxon Valdez disaster; in the world of entertainment, the success of Madonna and George Michael; and the release of the films "Batman", "Dead Poets Society" and "When Harry Met Sally".
Built of lightweight wood, powered by two growling Rolls-Royce Merlin engines, impossibly aerodynamic, headspinningly fast and armed to the teeth, the de Havilland Mosquito was the war-winning wonder that should never have existed: the aircraft the RAF didn't think it wanted then couldn't do without.
In the dying days of the USSR, battlelines have shifted from spycraft to the cut-throat capitalism and it's intellectual property, not state secrets, that are to be bought, sold, stolen and fought over
Tells the history of the city, from the first refugees arriving in the mists of the lagoon in the fourth century to the rise of a great mercantile state and a trading empire, the wars against Napoleon and the tourist invasions of today.
This book offers a unique account of life in nineteenth-century Dublin, told through human-animal relationships. It argues that the exploitation of animals formed a key component of urban change, from municipal reform to class formation to the expansion of public health and policing. -- .
The powerful chronicle of the women who used their sewing skills to survive the Holocaust, stitching beautiful clothes at an extraordinary fashion workshop created within one of the most notorious WWII death camps.
This new collection assembles seven accounts of women who visited and resided in India between 1760 and 1840. This volume includes two texts, Ann Deane, A Tour Through the Upper Provinces of Hindostan (1823) and Julia Maitland, Letters from Madras (1846).