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  • Memory, Trauma and World Politicsby Dr Duncan Bell

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 33.00

    Memory, Trauma and World Politics focuses on the effect that the memory of traumatic episodes (especially war and genocide) has on shaping contemporary political identities. Theoretically sophisticated and empirically rich, this book is an incisive treatment of the ways in which the study of social memory can inform global politics analysis. 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...

  • In Europeby Geert Mak

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 22.00

    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$ 54.95

    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. The realist view of the balance of power theory includes implicit assumptions that economic assets can be turned quickly into... 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...

  • A Dictionary of Contemporary World Historyby Jan Palmowski

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 15.99 US$ 13.75

    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$ 22.99

    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. Here,... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

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