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  • The Struggle for Europeby William I. Hitchcock

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.95

    From the ashes of World War II to the conflict over Iraq, William Hitchcock examines the miraculous transformation of Europe from a deeply fractured land to a continent striving for stability, tolerance, democracy, and prosperity. Exploring the role of Cold War politics in Europe?s peace settlement and the half century that followed, Hitchcock reveals... more...

  • The Wilsonian Momentby Erez Manela

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 18.99

    I. Spring of Upheaval. Part One: The Emergence of the Wilsonian Moment. II. Self-Determination for Whom?. III. Fighting for the Mind of Mankind. Part Two: Expectations and Mobilization. IV. President Wilson Arrives in Cairo. V. Laying India's Ailments before Dr. Wilson. VI. China's Place among Nations. VII. Seizing the Moment in Seoul. Part... more...

  • Muslim Spaces of Hopeby Richard Phillips

    Zed Books 2009; US$ 37.95

    Debates about contemporary Islam and Muslims in the West have taken some negative turns in the depressing atmosphere of the war on terror and its aftermath. This book argues that we have been too preoccupied with problems, not enough with solutions. It acknowledges but challenges what has come to be viewed as the 'Islamic problem' - the widespread... more...

  • Völkerwanderungszeitliche "Blechfibeln"by Florian Gauß

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 293.00

    Because of their chronology and geographical distribution, double-plate fibulas ? pins for closing clothing ? have long been regarded as a clear archaeological indicator for the Gothic migrations known from written sources. The present study undertakes a critical appraisal of previous interpretations of this central category of find from... more...

  • Ill Fares the Landby Tony Judt

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    Something is profoundly wrong with the way we think about how we should live today. In Ill Fares The Land , Tony Judt, one of our leading historians and thinkers, reveals how we have arrived at our present dangerously confused moment. Judt masterfully crystallizes what we've all been feeling into a way to think our way into, and thus out of,... more...

  • Violence, Veils and Bloodlinesby Louis J. Salome

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    This memoir by an American journalist explores how entrenched notions of self, family, and tribalism dictate human behavior in our modern world. Salome's work as a foreign correspondent, reporting from such places as Belfast, Kabul, Bosnia and Somalia, provided him with a unique perspective on the role nationalism and tribalism play in conflicts... more...

  • From Our Own Correspondentby Tony Grant

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    The flagship Radio 4 programme From Our Own Correspondent gives Britain's most celebrated reporters the chance to describe much more than they can in a normal report: context, history and characters encountered en route. And for the fiftieth anniversary of the programme Profile collected together the programme's best pieces. From Our Own Correspondent... more...

  • The Marshall Planby Michael J. Hogan

    Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 44.00

    Hogan shows how The Marshall Plan was more than an effort to put American aid behind the economic reconstruction of Europe. more...

  • Investments into the Futureby Gerhard Schroder

    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) 2003; US$ 19.50

    This book contains the text of the Singapore Lecture delivered by Gerhard Schroder on 13 May 2003.... more...

  • The Politics of Recessionby Maurice Mullard

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 40.00

    This timely, interdisciplinary book utilizes the tools of politics, economics and social policy to explore the recent global financial crisis, which, the author argues, irrefutably confirmed the absence of a public interest perspective in policy making. Maurice Mullard points out that recessions are not collective shared experiences. Recessions create... more...