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  • Dalai Lamaby Mayank Chhaya

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    If Tibet is the stubborn weak link in China's drive for recognition and respect as a world superpower, then the Dalai Lama holds the key to China's ambitions. For this extraordinary individual, who for almost his entire life has been the spiritual leader of his people, holds his country's destiny - and with it China's prestige - in his hands. But who... more...

  • Clouded Leopardby Wade Davis

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    ‘It is a violent overture, like the opening notes of an opera about war, a war between humans and the land.’For many years and through many of the world’s most remote regions Wade Davis has travelled in search of the rare places where cultural diversity survives, untainted by the influences of globalisation and modernisation. The Clouded Leopard brings... more...

  • Witness to Aidsby Edwin Cameron; Kate Sherratt

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 14.95

    When Edwin Cameron announced to a stunned local and international media that he – one of South Africa’s most prominent citizens - was himself living with the HIV/AIDS virus cutting swathes through the population of the continent, the impact was immediate.In Witness to AIDS, Edwin Cameron’s compelling memoir, he grapples with the meaning of HIV/AIDS:... more...

  • Birth of a Nationby Gerard Lougrhan

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Launched in Nairobi in 1960, three years before the birth of independent Kenya, the Nation group of newspapers grew up sharing the struggles of an infant nation, suffering the pain of its failures and rejoicing in its successes. Marking its 50th anniversary in 2010, the Nation looks back on its performance as the standard-bearer for journalistic integrity... more...

  • Unknown Stalin, Theby Roy Medvedev; Zhores A. Medvedev; Ellen Dahrendorf

    I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 7.12

    Josef Stalin remains one of the greatest enigmas of modern history. Unflinching, impenetrable, inhuman in his cruelty, bathed in misery himself, he represents to many a very paradigm of evil – perhaps, in his icy rationalism, even more so than Hitler himself. More than a hundred biographies of Stalin have been written since his death in 1953, but 'The... more...

  • Lost Capital of Byzantiumby Steven Runciman

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 14.95

    Clinging to a rugged hillside in the lush valley of Sparta lies Mistra, one of the most dramatically beautiful Byzantine cities in Greece, a place steeped in history, myth and romance. Following the Frankish conquest of the Peloponnese in the 13th century, William II of Villehardouin built a great castle on a hill near Sparta that later came to be... more...

  • Iraq Confidentialby Scott Ritter; Seymour M. Hersh

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 14.95

    As the Anglo-American occupation of Iraq peters out in failure, the historical debate is just beginning. How were we so misled in to such a disastrous war? What were its real goals? What did it achieve? Former UN Weapons inspector Scott Ritter offers a rare first-hand account of the build up to the war, and how the CIA exploited weapons inspections... more...

  • Germans Against Hitlerby Hans Mommsen; Jeremy Noakes; Angus McGeoch

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 14.95

    With an Introduction by Professor Jeremy Noakes, Exeter UniversityThose Germans, such as Count Claus von Stauffenberg, who fought the Third Reich from within have often been mythologised as heroes in the fight against tyranny but the truth is far more complex. This seminal book traces the history of the German resistance from the ascent of the Nazi... more...

  • Legends of the Fire Spiritsby Robert Lebling

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    ‘An energy, a pulse form of quantum physics perhaps, alive at the margins of sleep or madness, and more often in the whispering of a single unwelcome thought.’The EconomistAccording to Islamic tradition, Allah created three types of beings: angels, made of light; humans, made of earth; and jinn, made of smokeless fire. Supernatural, shape-shifting,... more...

  • Priests, Prelates and Peopleby Nicholas Atkin; Frank Tallett

    I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 14.95

    The Catholic Church has always been a major player in European and world history. Whether it has enjoyed a religious dominance or existed as a minority religion, Catholicism has never been divorced from political life. 'Priests, Prelates and People' records the Church struggling to adapt to the new political landscape ushered in by the French Revolution,... more...