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  • The Cold War 1945-91, 2nd editionby Michael L. Dockrill

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2005; US$ 30.00

    Michael Dockrill's concise study of the early years of the Cold War between the Western Powers and Soviet Union has been acclaimed as a guide to the subject. In this second edition, he and Michael Hopkins bring the story up to the events of 1991, and also expand coverage of key topics. more...

  • The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Oby Samuel P. Huntington

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 16.99

    The classic study of post-Cold War international relations, more relevant than ever in the post-9/11 world, with a new foreword by Zbigniew Brzezinski. Since its initial publication, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order has become a classic work of international relations and one of the most influential books ever written about... more...

  • The Struggle for Europeby William I. Hitchcock

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.00

    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 the Great... more...

  • Ill Fares the Landby Tony Judt

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 25.95

    A gift to the next generation of engaged citizens, from one of our most celebrated intellectuals. As the economic collapse of 2008 made clear, the social contract that defined postwar life in Europe and America-the guarantee of security, stability, and fairness-is no longer guaranteed; in fact, it's no longer part of the common discourse. Tony... 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...

  • The Marshall Planby Michael J. Hogan

    Cambridge University Press 1987; US$ 43.00

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

  • Empires at Warby Francis Pike

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 34.00

    Asia - with four billion people, almost two-thirds of the world?s population, a huge landmass and the fastest-growing economies - has in the past decade transformed the geopolitical global balance. Empires at War gives a dramatic narrative account of how this ?Modern Asia? came into being. Taking the bombing of Hiroshima on 6th August 1945 as its starting... more...