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The Great Detective: The Amazing Rise and Immortal Life of Sherlock Holmes

Submitted by mcbs on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 8:22am
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$15.95
ISBN: 9780544705210
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Published: Mariner Books - June 14th, 2016

Dundas brings infectious enthusiasm and great scholarly panache to this study of the immortal Holmes, his creation, and those who have and continue to adore him. For both casual fans and the most hardcore players of the Great Game, this is an utterly winning read.


Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World

Submitted by mcbs on Fri, 03/17/2017 - 8:17am
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$32.50
ISBN: 9780300178821
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Published: Yale University Press - September 13th, 2016

While many consider it an oxymoron (wasn't this peace imposed at the point of a sword?), the Pax Romana, the period of stability during the first two centuries of imperial rule, was a complex, nuanced web of interactions between Romans and the peoples they ruled. Goldsworthy presents this world with great clarity and insight.