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  • Reviewing the Cold Warby Odd Arne Westad

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.95

    Since the cold war ended, it has become an international field of study, with new material from China, the former Soviet Union and Europe. This volume takes stock of where these new materials have taken us in our understanding of what the cold war was about and how we should study it. more...

  • Strange Rebelsby Christian Caryl

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 17.99

    Few moments in history have seen as many seismic transformations as 1979. That single year marked the emergence of revolutionary Islam as a global political force, the beginning of market revolutions in China and Britain that would radically alter the international economy, and the first stirrings of the resistance movements in Eastern Europe and... more...

  • The Cold Warby J.P.D. Dunbabin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    The Cold War offers a brief but detailed treatment of one of the most complex eras of the 20th Century. In this fully revised second edition, J.P.D. Dunbabin, drawing on international scholarship and using much new material from communist sources, describes a world in which covert operations could be as important as outright diplomacy, 'soft'... more...

  • 1989by Mary Elise Sarotte; Mary Elise Sarotte

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    1989 explores the momentous events following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the effects they have had on our world ever since. Based on documents, interviews, and television broadcasts from Washington, London, Paris, Bonn, Berlin, Warsaw, Moscow, and a dozen other locations, 1989 describes how Germany unified, NATO expansion began, and Russia... more...

  • Myths of the Cold Warby Albert L. Weeks

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    In this book, Albert L. Weeks provides a lucid analysis of the Cold War as he dispels the myths that have made their way into contemporary historiography on the topic, while using the conflict as a lens through which to view contemporary crises, such as Russia?s recent intervention in Ukraine. more...

  • Den Staat denkenby Rüdiger Voigt

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2014; US$ 72.09

    Im Zentrum des Buches steht die Frage: »Wie kann man den Staat in einer Zeit denken, die aus den Fugen geraten zu sein scheint?« Der Band richtet sich an alle, die sich mit dem Wandel von Staatlichkeit beschäftigen und dabei die Grundbedingungen des Staates nicht aus den Augen verlieren wollen. Stimmen zur Vorauflage: »Das Buch von... more...

  • Iron Ladyby Stephen Blake; Andrew John

    Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    Published to coincide with the UK release of the film The Iron Lady, starring Meryl Streep as Margaret Thatcher. Reveals the private woman behind the leader once dubbed the 'Iron Lady', and offers a valuable insight into the mind of one of the most successful and influential politicians of all time. more...

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

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • 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 Cold Warby Merrilyn Thomas

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    This guide exposes the reality behind the war between capitalism and communism, two ideologies divided by the Iron Curtain. New revelations show that what was once regarded as simply a struggle between good and evil was in fact a far more complex affair. Merrilyn Thomas peels back the layers of deception and intrigue and offers a penetrating assessment... more...