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  • The Great Powers (Routledge Revivals)by Max Beloff

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    This re-issued work, first published in 1959, is a collection of essays by British historian Max Beloff, designed to help us to understand and interpret the political problems of the twentieth century. The essays are divided into three key areas: the challenges and limitations of interpretation from a historian's perspective, the appropriate scale... more...

  • Encyclopedia of the Modern Worldby William R. Keylor

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 300.00

    Covering the beginnings of the 20th century up to the present day with great detail and depth, more than 8,000 entries contain comprehensive information unavailable in any other similar volume. This highly detailed encyclopedia spans the full extent of world history since 1900, including world leaders, diplomacy, conflicts, government, explorers, inventions,... more...

  • World News Digest Yearbook 2009by Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 144.00

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  • Political Violence in Twentieth-Century Europeby Donald Bloxham; Robert Gerwarth

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 25.00

    This comprehensive history examines the varied manifestations of political violence in Europe's extremely violent twentieth century. more...

  • The Anglosphereby Srdjan Vucetic

    Stanford University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    The Anglosphere refers to a community of English-speaking states, nations, and societies centered on Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, which has profoundly influenced the direction of world history and fascinated countless observers. This book argues that the origins of the Anglosphere are racial. Drawing... more...

  • The Shortest History of Europeby John Hirst

    Old Street Publishing 2011; US$ 11.65

    A wise, illuminating little book' Sydney Morning Herald 'An entertaining, learned piece of historical compression' The Age 'Great stuff . . . the book as a whole is constantly thought-provoking' Courier Mail 'Beautifully and sparely constructed, yet rich in fact, feeling and detail -- sweeping, challenging and funny' James Button 'The balance of analysis... more...

  • A Grand Illusion?by Tony Judt

    NYU Press 2011; US$ 59.00

    "I am enthusiastically European; no informed person could seriously wish to return to the embattled, mutually antagonistic circle of suspicious and introverted nations that was the European continent in the quite recent past. But it is one thing to think an outcome desirable, quite another to suppose it is possible. It is my contention that a... more...

  • Growing Up In Wartime Southamptonby James Marsh

    The History Press 2011; US$ 13.11

    This is a story spanning some of the most turbulent decades in recent world history. James Marsh was born during the first year of the Second World War and many of his infant years were spent in air-raid shelters outside his home. Bombs rained down from the German Luftwaffe as they tried to destroy the city of Southampton, which has now been James'... more...

  • Prime Minister Borisby Duncan Brack; Iain Dale

    Biteback Publishing 2011; US$ 10.19

    History resting on a hair?s breadth ? a man dies rather than lives, an election is lost rather than won, one minister is appointed, another dismissed, a coalition is joined, or not. Enter a world of political counterfactuals, twenty-two examinations of things that never happened ? but could have. In this book a collection of distinguished commentators,... more...

  • Virtual History: Alternatives And Counterfactualsby Niall Ferguson

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 22.95

    Speculative history at its best, in which a talented team of historians, led by Niall Ferguson, explore what might have happened if nine momentous events had turned out differently. more...