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  • France Since 1945by Robert Gildea

    Oxford University Press, UK 1996; US$ 22.88

    In the fifty years since the end of the Second World War, France has had to deal with the legacy of the German occupation, the effects of the Algerian war and the rise of Islam, and more recently the loss of French domination of Europe following the reunification of Germany. Robert Gildea sets these and other issues within their economic, social, and... more...

  • Political Awakeningsby Harry Kreisler

    New Press, The 2010; US$ 17.95

    As a kid, Noam Chomsky handed out the Daily Mirror at his uncle?s newsstand on 72nd Street, inadvertently finding himself in a buzzing intellectual and political hub for European immigrants in New York. Iranian human rights Nobelist Shirin Ebadi and her husband signed their own legal contract, attempting to restore equality to their marriage after... more...

  • After The Bombby Matthew Grant

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 110.00

    Civil defence was an integral part of Britain's modern history. Throughout the cold war it was a central response of the British Government to the threat of war. This book will be the first history of the preparations to fight a nuclear war taken in Britain between the end of the Second World War and 1968. more...

  • Jihad Vs McWorldby Benjamin R Barber

    Transworld 2010; US$ 17.58

    JIHAD VS. MCWORLD is an essential text for anyone who wants to understand the challenges facing us after the tragic events of September 11, 2001 and in light of the current conflict in the Middle East. In a groundbreaking work, political scientist Benjamin R. Barber offers a penetrating analysis of the central conflict of our times: consumerist capitalism... more...

  • Cold War Soldierby Terry "Stoney" Burke

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 11.99

    The danger of participating in live fire exercises, the realism of NATO manoeuvres in Western Europe, the sordid behaviour of soldiers on leave in Amsterdam, and a Christmas spent in a military prison are all described in detail in this graphic picture of military life at the height of the Cold War. more...

  • Out of Controlby Zbigniew Brzezinski

    Touchstone 2010; Not Available

    Brzezinski provides a stark and realistic look at the world's economy and moral crisis in a brilliant analysis of today's geopolitical order. If America is to reassert its moral legitimacy, Brzezinski argues, it must address its basic dilemmas, including deepening poverty, inadequate health care and education, a greedy wealthy class opposed to progressive... more...

  • The Cold War and After: History, Theory, and the Logic of International Politicsby Marc Trachtenberg

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 28.95

    What makes for war or for a stable international system? Are there general principles that should govern foreign policy? In The Cold War and After , Marc Trachtenberg, a leading historian of international relations, explores how historical work can throw light on these questions. The essays in this book deal with specific problems--with such matters... more...

  • The New Crusadesby Emran Qureshi; Michael A. Sells

    Columbia University Press 2003; US$ 31.99

    The New Crusades explores the historical, political, and institutional forces that have raised the specter of a threatening and monolithic Muslim enemy. Bringing together twelve of the most influential thinkers in Middle Eastern and religious studies -- including Edward Said, Roy Mottahedeh, and Fatema Mernissi -- this timely collection confronts... more...

  • Visions of the End of the Cold War in Europe, 1945-1990by Frederic Bozo; Marie-Pierre Rey; N. Piers Ludlow; Bernd Rother

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 37.95

    Exploring the visions of the end of the Cold War that have been put forth since its inception until its actual ending, this volume brings to the fore the reflections, programmes, and strategies that were intended to call into question the bipolar system and replace it with alternative approaches or concepts. These visions were associated not only... more...

  • Stalin's Legacyby Struan Stevenson

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 6.75

    As undisputed leader of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin was directly responsible for the deaths of up to 60 million of his fellow citizens, a truly horrific figure which confirms him as one of the most notorious mass murderers in history. But Stalin not only waged war against his own people he and his successors regarded nature as an enemy that could... more...