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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

    The New Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    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

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 6.79

    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. Here,... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

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

  • Das Kriegsgeschehen 2008by Univ. Hamburg; Wolfgang Schreiber

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 46.68

    Dieses Jahrbuch informiert über alle Kriege und bewaffneten Konflikte, die im Jahr 2008 geführt wurden. Es beschreibt für jeden dieser Konflikte die strukturellen Hintergründe, die Akteure, den historischen Verlauf und die Ereignisse des Jahres 2008. Ein zusammenfassender Überblick analysiert die Tendenzen und Entwicklungen des weltweiten Kriegsgeschehens.... more...

  • Escape from the World Trade Center (Ebook Shorts)by Leslie Haskin

    Baker Publishing Group 2011; US$ 3.99

    A 9/11 survivor tells of her escape from the Twin Towers and her transformation from a career-focused life to a God-focused life. 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 James 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... more...

  • Prime Minister Borisby Duncan Brack

    Biteback Publishing 2011; US$ 12.99

    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...