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  • The Boy Who Runsby John Brant

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 19.00

    In the tradition of Uzodinma Iweala?s Beasts of No Nation by way of Christopher McDougall?s Born to Run, this is the inspirational true story of the Ugandan boy soldier who became a world-renowned runner, then found his calling as director of a world-renowned African children?s charity. ?Julius can?t remember who first saw the men. He heard... more...

  • Vietnam If Kennedy Had Livedby James G. Blight; janet M. Lang; David A. Welch; Fredrik Logevall

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 27.99

    Tackling head-on the most controversial and debated "what if" in U.S. foreign policy, this provocative work explores what President John F. Kennedy would have done in Vietnam had he not been assassinated in 1963. Drawing on a wealth of recently declassified documents, frank oral testimony of White House officials from both the Kennedy and Johnson... more...

  • Searching for a Cultural Diplomacyby Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht; Mark C. Donfried

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    Recent studies on the meaning of cultural diplomacy in the twentieth century often focus on the United States and the Cold War, based on the premise that cultural diplomacy was a key instrument of foreign policy in the nation's effort to contain the Soviet Union. As a result, the term "cultural diplomacy" has become one-dimensional, linked to political... more...

  • The African Diasporaby Patrick Manning

    Columbia University Press 2009; US$ 27.99

    Patrick Manning follows the multiple routes that brought Africans and people of African descent into contact with one another and with Europe, Asia, and the Americas. In joining these stories, he shows how the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Indian Ocean fueled dynamic interactions among black communities and cultures... more...

  • Terrorism: A Very Short Introductionby Charles Townshend

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 7.99

    Is terrorism crime or war? Can there be a 'war against terrorism'? In this fully updated edition, Charles Townshend unravels the questions at the heart of the problem of terrorism - its causes, methods, effects and limitations - suggesting that it must be understood as a political strategy whose threat can be rationally grasped and answered. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the History of Nationalismby John Breuilly

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 49.99

    Thirty-six essays by a team of leading scholars providing a global coverage of the history of nationalism in its different aspects - its ideas, its sentiments, and its politics. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to the Cistercian Orderby Mette Birkedal Bruun

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 24.00

    Presents the Order's figureheads, practical life and spiritual horizon, and its contribution to medieval Europe's religious, cultural and political climate. more...

  • Exploring the Economy of Late Antiquityby Jairus Banaji

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    This book contributes to a new economic history of late antiquity, with tightly argued, stimulating studies of class, money and exchange. more...

  • Churchillby Piers Brendon

    Random House 2011; US$ 18.32

    This astute biography brilliantly captures, in one volume, the full range of Winston Churchill's astonishing career. perhaps the greatest political figure of modern times, Churchill's achievement extended well beyond his emblematic role in the Second World War. Piers Brendon brings great wit and dozens of pungent anecdotes to this penetrating account,... more...

  • Marie Antoinetteby Antonia Fraser

    Orion 2010; US$ 18.99

    'Drama, betrayal, religion and sex, it's all here ... Fascinating' GUARDIAN 'Beautifully paced, impeccably written ... Don't miss it' INDEPENDENT 'Fraser is at her best here, lucid, authoritative and compassionate' SUNDAY TIMES 'A superbly researched book which will clearly become the definitive work on the ill-fated queen' CATHOLIC... more...