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  • Tyrantsby David Wallechinsky

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 15.99

    Today more than ever, international headlines are dominated by dispatches from the many dictatorships that still dot the globe. Although Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein has been deposed, North Korea's Kim Jong-il continues to attract attention on the world stage; at the same time, other dictatorships, led by royal families, military juntas, and single... more...

  • Peculiar Liaisons in War, Espionage, and Terrorism of the Twentieth Centuryby John Craig

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 29.95

    Presenting famous and infamous individuals and events that have shaped the current Western civilization, this book illustrates how America has arrived at our present dilemma of a unique “war on terror.”John Craig details the unusual and often profound con more...

  • International History of the Twentieth Century and Beyondby Anthony Best; Jussi Hanhimaki; Joseph A. Maiolo; Kirsten E. Schulze

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    A major global history of the twentieth century, written by four prominent international historians and covering events in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas, major wars, regional conflicts, the war on terror, and European integration. more...

  • In Europeby Geert Mak

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 21.00

    From the First World War to the waning days of the Cold War, a poignant exploration on what it means to be European at the end of the twentieth-century. Geert Mak crisscrosses Europe from Verdun to Berlin, Saint Petersburg to Srebrenica in search of evidence and witnesses of the last hundred years of Europe. Using his skills as an acclaimed journalist,... more...

  • Political Economy and Grand Strategyby Mark R. Brawley

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 44.95

    This book examines traditional balance of power theory from a political-economic perspective, using historical examples, to draw out distinctions between the liberal and realist approach and how this affects grand strategy. more...

  • World News Digest Yearbook 2007by Facts on File News Services

    Infobase Publishing 2008; US$ 144.00

    Presents a permanent archive of key events and trends that can stand as a historical record of the past year. This title includes the "Annual Index". It also features handy cross-references that point researchers directly from one week's news story to exactly the background they need in earlier issues. more...

  • The Great Depression: A Diaryby Benjamin Roth; James Ledbetter; Daniel B. Roth

    PublicAffairs 2009; US$ 15.95

    When the stock market crashed in 1929, Benjamin Roth was a young lawyer in Youngstown, Ohio. After he began to grasp the magnitude of what had happened to American economic life, he decided to set down his impressions in his diary. This collection of those entries reveals another side of the Great Depression?one lived through by ordinary, middle-class... more...

  • Modern Guerrilla Insurgencyby ANTHONY JOES

    ABC-CLIO 1992; US$ 94.00

    This study argues that guerrilla insurgencies will be a major feature of the post-Cold War international scene, and that the advisability of intervention in some of them will become a serious issue in American politics. Americans therefore need to refine their understanding of insurgency. Anthony James Joes analyzes several major insurgencies of this... more...

  • A Dictionary of Contemporary World Historyby Jan Palmowski

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 15.99

    This authoritative dictionary provides in-depth coverage of major recent historical events, from 1900 to the present day. It includes country entries for every country in the world, with maps and historical summaries. Additionally, the dictionary includes biographical entries on major historical and cultural figures, political and military leaders,... more...

  • Bombing Civiliansby Yuki Tanaka; Marilyn B. Young

    New Press, The 2010; US$ 19.95

    Bombing Civilians examines a crucial question: why did military planning in the early twentieth century shift its focus from bombing military targets to bombing civilians? From the British bombing of Iraq in the early 1920s to the most recent policies in Kosovo, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Lebanon, Bombing Civilians analyzes in detail the history of... more...