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  • Os náufragos do Wager

    Uma história de motim e assassinato

    de David Grann ...
    Traduzido por Pedro Maia Soares ...
    Fenômeno de público e crítica, Os náufragos do Wager reconstitui a história real de um naufrágio no século XVIII — e da história impressionante de seus sobreviventes.Em 28 de janeiro de 1742, uma embarcação apareceu na costa do Brasil, tripulada por trinta homens famélicos, à beira da morte, com uma história assombrosa para contar. Eram sobreviventes do Wager, um navio britânico que naufragara em ... Leia mais

    R$ 44,90 R$ 22,45

  • Revolução Conservadora: genealogia do constitucionalismo autoritário brasileiro (1930-1945)

    Séries Livros: 85 - História
    A obra Revolução conservadora: genealogia do constitucionalismo autoritário brasileiro (1930-1945), de Luis Rosenfield, possui o mérito de, antes de tudo, colocar-se no meio editorial brasileiro em diálogo com três grandes áreas do conhecimento: História, Direito e Ciência Política. Ouso dizer que, com singular originalidade, propõe uma tese cujo maior mérito teórico se encontra, precisamente, na ... Leia mais

    R$ 58,00 R$ 34,80

  • In the Heart of the Sea

    The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex (National Book Award Winner)

    **From the author of Mayflower, Valiant Ambition, and In the Hurricane's Eye--the riveting bestseller tells the story of the true events that inspired Melville's Moby-Dick.Winner of the National Book Award, Nathaniel Philbrick's book is a fantastic saga of survival and adventure, steeped in the lore of whaling, with deep resonance in American literature and history.In 1820, the whaleship Essex was ... Leia mais

    R$ 45,29

  • Conquerors

    How Portugal seized the Indian Ocean and forged the First Global Empire

    de Roger Crowley ...
    'A rare gift . . . The story he has to tell may be a thrilling one but not every historian could tell it so thrillingly.' Financial Times'Magnificently rip-roaring history . . . Bursting with colour and excitement.' Dominic SandbrookAs remarkable as Columbus and the conquistador expeditions, the history of Portuguese exploration is now almost forgotten. But Portugal's navigators cracked the code ... Leia mais

    R$ 46,59

  • Empires of the Sea

    The Final Battle for the Mediterranean, 1521-1580

    de Roger Crowley ...
    In 1521, Suleiman the Magnificent, ruler of the Ottoman Empire at the height of its power, despatched an invasion fleet to the island of Rhodes. This was the opening shot in an epic struggle between rival empires and faiths, and the ensuing battle for control of the Mediterranean would last sixty years.Empires of the Sea tells the story of this great contest. It is a fast-paced tale of spiralling ... Leia mais

    R$ 50,99

  • City of Fortune

    How Venice Won and Lost a Naval Empire

    de Roger Crowley ...
    A magisterial work of gripping history, City of Fortune tells the story of the Venetian ascent from lagoon dwellers to the greatest power in the Mediterranean - an epic five hundred year voyage that encompassed crusade and trade, plague, sea battles and colonial adventure.In Venice, the path to empire unfolded in a series of extraordinary contests - the sacking of Constantinople in 1204, the fight ... Leia mais

    R$ 50,99

  • A History of Pirates

    Blood and Thunder on the High Seas

    The modern image of the pirate is derived from Captain Charles Johnson's accounts of the cut-throats who sailed under the Jolly Roger. It was he who gave mythical status to the likes of Blackbeard and Captain Kidd. Using contemporary sources, Nigel Cawthorne now turns the spotlight on the reality of pirate life, revealing the truth behind the legends. It gives us an insight into the men - and ... Leia mais

    R$ 5,99

  • The Wager

    A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder

    de David Grann ...
    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a page-turning story of shipwreck, survival, and savagery, culminating in a court martial that reveals a shocking truth. The powerful narrative reveals the deeper meaning of the events on The Wager, showing that it was not only the captain and crew who ended up on trial, but the very idea of empire.A Best Book of the ... Leia mais

    R$ 59,69

  • Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 1944–45

    de Max Hastings ...
    A companion volume to his bestselling ‘Armageddon’, Max Hastings’ account of the battle for Japan is a masterful military history.Featuring the most remarkable cast of commanders the world has ever seen, the dramatic battle for Japan of 1944–45 was acted out across the vast stage of Asia: Imphal and Kohima, Leyte Gulf and Iwo Jima, Okinawa and the Soviet assault on Manchuria.In this gripping ... Leia mais

    R$ 45,99

  • Longitude

    de Dava Sobel ...
    The dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. With a Foreword by Neil Armstrong.‘Sobel has done the impossible and made horology sexy – no mean feat’ New ScientistAnyone alive in the 18th century would have known that ‘the longitude problem’ was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the ... Leia mais

    R$ 21,64

  • Stalingrad

    The bitter Battle of Stalingrad was the turning point of WWII on the Eastern Front. The relentless and unstoppable German advances that had seen the panzers sweep hundreds of miles into Russia was finally brought to a halt at Stalingrad. The elite German 6th Army was first fought to a standstill, then surrounded and forced to surrender. For the first time in the war, the Germany army had been ... Leia mais

    R$ 5,99

  • Death of the USS Thresher

    The Story Behind History's Deadliest Submarine Disaster

    de Norman Polmar ...
    On the morning of April 10, 1963, the world's most advanced submarine was on a test dive off the New England coast when she sent a message to a support ship a thousand feet above her on the surface: experiencing minor problem . . . have positive angle . . . attempting to blow . . . Then came the sounds of air under pressure and a garbled message: . . . test depth . . . Last came the eerie sounds ... Leia mais

    R$ 54,49

  • China: A History

    de John Keay ...
    Three thousand years of Chinese history in an accessible and authoritative single volume.Despite the recent rise of China to a position of dominance on the world economic stage, Chinese history remains an elusive subject. Yet it is this vast narrative of appalling loss, superhuman endeavour and incredible invention that has made China the superpower it is today. From the dawn of legend to the ... Leia mais

    R$ 39,49

  • Grey Wolf, Grey Sea

    Aboard the German Submarine U-124 in World War II

    de E. B. Gasaway ...
    The inside story of life aboard the deadly Nazi U-Boat that sank forty-nine ships.The history of one of World War II’s most successful submarines, U-124, is chronicled in Grey Wolf, Grey Sea, from its few defeats to a legion of victories. Kapitanleutnant Jochen Mohr commanded his German submarine and navigated it through the treacherous waters of one of the most destructive, savage wars the world ... Leia mais

    R$ 43,39

  • The Perfect Storm: A True Story of Men Against the Sea

    The worst storm in history seen from the wheelhouse of a doomed fishing trawler; a mesmerisingly vivid account of a natural hell from a perspective that offers no escape.The ‘perfect storm’ is a once-in-a-hundred-years combination: a high pressure system from the Great Lakes, running into storm winds over an Atlantic island – Sable Island – and colliding with a weather system from the Caribbean: ... Leia mais

    R$ 37,79

  • Panama Fever

    The Epic Story of the Building of the Panama Canal

    The Panama Canal was the costliest undertaking in history; its completion in 1914 marked the beginning of the “American Century.” Panama Fever draws on contemporary accounts, bringing the experience of those who built the canal vividly to life. Politicians engaged in high-stakes diplomacy in order to influence its construction. Meanwhile, engineers and workers from around the world rushed to take ... Leia mais

    R$ 59,69

  • Empires of the Sea

    The Siege of Malta, the Battle of Lepanto, and the Contest for the Center of the World

    de Roger Crowley ...
    In 1521, Suleiman the Magnificent, Muslim ruler of the Ottoman Empire at the height of its power, dispatched an invasion fleet to the Christian island of Rhodes. This would prove to be the opening shot in an epic struggle between rival empires and faiths for control of the Mediterranean and the center of the world.In Empires of the Sea,acclaimed historian Roger Crowley has written his most ... Leia mais

    R$ 45,29

  • Cruel Seas (True Combat)

    At dawn, they saw her masts on the horizon and immediately prepared for battle. They were up against a formidable foe; the Admiral Graf Spee had already sunk nine British merchant ships in the South Atlantic. Now, her modern prototype diesel engines were set at maximum power and she was heading straight for them at full speed...Read about the Royal Navy’s determined hunt for the enemy battleship ... Leia mais

    R$ 6,16

  • De costa a costa (Nova edição)

    Escravos, marinheiros e intermediários do tráfico negreiro de Angola ao Rio de Janeiro (1780-1860)

    Jaime Rodrigues traça uma história social da escravidão, refazendo o percurso do tráfico de africanos desde a captura dos escravizados até a chegada ao Brasil. Seguindo a rota que ligava Angola ao Rio de Janeiro, o autor acompanha os sujeitos do tráfico, os intermediários e outros agentes do comércio negreiro.A escravidão moderna tem merecido grande atenção dos historiadores por seus efeitos ... Leia mais

    R$ 39,90 R$ 15,96

  • Clear the Bridge!

    The War Patrols of the U.S.S. Tang

    The story of Tang and her gallant crew ranks with the most amazing of naval history. Whether rescuing Navy fliers off Truk or stalking enemy convoys off Japan, Tang carried the war to the enemy with unparalleled ferocity. Tang’s skipper on all five of her war patrols, Rear Admiral Richard H. O’Kane is acknowledged as the top submarine skipper of World War II. His personal decorations include three ... Leia mais

    R$ 59,69

  • Blitzkrieg

    Hitler’s Masterplan for the Conquest of Europe

    When Germany attacked Poland on September 1, 1939, nothing like it had ever been seen before. Heralded by the insidious whine of Stuka divebombers, seven divisions of Panzers rolled across the border supported by motorized infantry.While tanks were punching gaping holes through Polish lines and racing on at speed towards Warsaw, fleeing refugees were machine-gunned mercilessly by the Luftwaffe and ... Leia mais

    R$ 5,99

  • Shadow Divers

    The True Adventure of Two Americans Who Risked Everything to Solve One of the Last Mysteries of World War II

    de Robert Kurson ...
    In the tradition of Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air and Sebastian Junger’s The Perfect Storm comes a true tale of riveting adventure in which two weekend scuba divers risk everything to solve a great historical mystery–and make history themselves.For John Chatterton and Richie Kohler, deep wreck diving was more than a sport. Testing themselves against treacherous currents, braving depths that induced ... Leia mais

    R$ 59,69

  • Seapower

    A Guide for the Twenty-First Century

    de Geoffrey Till ...
    This is the fourth, revised and updated, edition of Geoffrey Till's Seapower: A Guide for the Twenty-first Century.The rise of the Chinese and other Asian navies, worsening quarrels over maritime jurisdiction and the United States’ maritime pivot towards the Asia-Pacific region reminds us that the sea has always been central to human development as a source of resources, and as a means of ... Leia mais

    R$ 307,30

  • French Battleships, 1922–1956

    This illustrated naval history presents a comprehensive study of French battleships constructed after the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922.The French battleships of the Dunkerque and Richelieu classes were the most radical and influential battleship designs of the interwar period, and were coveted by the British, German and Italian navies following the Armistice of June 1940. Using a wealth of ... Leia mais

    R$ 84,89