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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 21.00
This widely acclaimed biography provides a vivid and riveting account of Stalin and his courtiers?killers, fanatics, women, and children?during the terrifying decades of his supreme power. In a seamless meshing of exhaustive research and narrative ?lan, Simon Sebag Montefiore gives us the everyday details of a monstrous life.We see Stalin playing his... more...
- I.B.Tauris 2001; US$ 34.00
This is the most comprehensive analysis to date of Nazi film propaganda in its political, social and economic contexts, from the pre-war cinema as it fell under the control of the Propaganda Minister, Joseph Goebbels, through to the end of World War II. David Welch studies more than one hundred films of all types, identifying those aspects of Nazi... more...
- Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 14.57
'Engagingly fresh and vivid . . . The 21-year-old Mehmet [the Ottoman Sultan] emerges from this book as ruthless but innovative, irascible but versatile and, above all, indefatigable - a worthy successor to Alexander and the Roman emperors he admired as much as any Muslim hero.' Malise Ruthven, Sunday Times In the spring of 1453, the Ottoman... more...
- The History Press 2010; US$ 18.94
It is 1915 and the Great War has been raging for a year, when Edward Rowbotham, a coal miner from the Midlands, volunteers for Kitchener's Army. Drafted into the newly-formed Machine Gun Corps, he is sent to fight in places whose names will forever be associated with mud and blood and sacrifice: Ypres, the Somme, and Passchendaele. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 24.00
"Not only is it a splendid exploration of several aspects of early modernism in their political context; it is an indicator of how the discipline of intellectual history is currently practiced by its most able and ambitious craftsmen. It is also a moving vindication of historical study itself, in the face of modernism's defiant suggestion that history... more...
- The History Press 2012; US$ 11.65
Genghis Khan, the thirteenth century emperor, is known for his bloodthirsty, ruthless campaigns; however he was also one of the greatest commanders in history. Though a master of terror - his campaigns in northern China and Iran were accompanied by a level of slaughter that was not seen again until the twentieth century - he was just as generous to... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 11.50
Although Plutarch did not intend his Lives as a historical record, they sometimes furnish the best account we have of events in classical Greece. In many instances they are the only account available to those exploring ancient history through primary sources. more...