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  • 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...

  • We Were Thereby Robert Fox

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 13.31

    What was it like to be there at the very moment when great events took place; when great figures strode onto the world stage; when the wonderful, the terrible, the diverting and the just plain curious happened? In this acclaimed collection of eyewitness reportage, Robert Fox brings together accounts from soldiers, journalists, poets, scientists,... more...

  • Conversations with Powerby Brian Michael Till

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 15.99

    Fresh out of college, and frustrated with own generation?s political apathy, Brian Till set out to interview the former world leaders he most admired. To his surprise, they were eager to talk, and he soon found himself discussing everything from energy to terrorism to nuclear disarmament with the greatest leaders of the last twenty-five years.... more...

  • The Mammoth Book of Modern Battlesby Jon E. Lewis

    Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 5.82

    From the start of the 20th century to the most recent major offensives, here are fifty accounts of the battles that made the modern world, described in superb detail by historians and writers including John Keegan, Alan Clark, John Strawson, Charles Mey, John Pimlott, and John Laffin. All the major conflicts are covered, from two world wars, through... more...

  • Ritueel burgerschapby Oskar Verkaaik

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 36.00

    Nederland is in de ban van cultuur. Meer dan ooit worden culturele verschillen tussen bevolkingsgroepen benadrukt. Maar een diepgravende antropologische analyse van wat er in Nederland gaande is, ontbreekt tot dusver. Dit boek vult dat gat.Ritueel burgerschap is deels een etnografie van gemeentelijke inburgeringsrituelen. Hoe ziet dat geritualiseerde... more...

  • Victorious Insurgenciesby Anthony Joes

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 40.00

    Insurgencies, especially in the form of guerrilla warfare, continue to erupt across many parts of the globe. Most of these rebellions fail, but Four Rebellions that Shaped Our World analyzes four twentieth-century conflicts in which the success of the insurgents permanently altered the global political arena: the Maoists in China against Chiang Kai-shek... more...

  • Auf dem Weg nach Europaby Irene Dingel; Matthias Schnettger

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 58.02

    Hauptbeschreibung Europa ist in der öffentlichen Diskussion präsent wie nie zuvor. Dabei schwingt immer auch die Frage mit, was dieses Europa denn eigentlich sei. Auch die Geschichtswissenschaft hat sich des Themas Europa in den vergangenen Jahren verstärkt angenommen, doch die Forschung zu den einzelnen europäischen Ländern ist einer integrativen... more...

  • Beating Goliathby Jeffrey Record

    Potomac Books Inc. 2007; US$ 17.95

    An urgently needed analysis of why great powers lose asymmetrical wars more...

  • The Vertigo Yearsby Philipp Blom

    Basic Books 2008; US$ 29.95

    The old order gives way to the new in a vast panoramic history of Europe on the brink of the Great War. more...