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  • The Next Cold War? American Alternatives for the Twenty-First Centuryby James Hanson

    ABC-CLIO 1996; US$ 84.00

    The Next Cold War? sounds a warning: the United States may be contributing to another cold war through its competitive unilateral and regional economic policies. Whereas wars of the past usually resulted from political conflict, Hanson warns that a new cold war may result from economic conflict. This raises important questions for American policymakers.... more...

  • France Since 1945by Robert Gildea

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 24.99 US$ 21.49

    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, the effect of the European Union, the single currency and so on. more...

  • Political Awakeningsby Harry Kreisler

    The New Press 2010; US$ 17.99

    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...

  • The Marshall Planby Michael J. Hogan

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    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$ 14.95

    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...

  • Environmental Histories of the Cold Warby J. R. McNeill; Corinna R. Unger

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 26.00 US$ 21.32

    Explores the links between the Cold War and the global environment, ranging from the environmental impacts of nuclear weapons to the political repercussions of environmentalism. more...

  • The Cold War and Afterby Marc Trachtenberg

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 32.95 US$ 26.36

    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$ 32.99

    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 Frédéric Bozo; Marie-Pierre Rey; N. Piers Ludlow; Bernd Rother

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 34.95

    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...