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  • A Long Way Goneby Ishmael Beah

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 11.05

    My new friends have begun to suspect I haven't told them the full story of my life. "Why did you leave Sierra Leone?" "Because there is a war." "You mean, you saw people running around with guns and shooting each other?" "Yes, all the time." "Cool." I smile a little. "You should tell us about it sometime." "Yes, sometime." ... more...

  • Between Rome and Carthageby Michael P. Fronda

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 27.00

    This book explores the relations of the Italian cities with Rome and Carthage during the Second Punic War. more...

  • The Kongolese Saint Anthonyby John Thornton

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 37.00

    In 1704, Dona Beatriz Kimpa Vita claimed to be possessed by St Anthony and attempted to stop the devastating civil wars in Kongo. more...

  • Yoruba Art and Languageby Rowland Abiodun

    Cambridge University Press 1753; US$ 97.00

    Rowland Abiodun draws on his fluency and prodigious knowledge of Yoruba culture and language to dramatically enrich our understanding of Yoruba civilization and its arts. more...

  • The Demography of Roman Egyptby Roger S. Bagnall; Bruce W. Frier; Ansley J. Coale

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 72.00

    By studying the three hundred census returns that survive on papyri from Roman Egypt, the authors reconstruct the patterns of mortality, marriage, fertility and migration that are likely to have prevailed in Roman Egypt. more...

  • Longest Day, Theby Cornelius Ryan

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    6 June, 1944. 156,000 troops from 12 different countries, 11,000 aircraft, 7,000 naval vessels, 24 hours. D-Day - the beginning of the Allied invasion of Hitler's formidable 'Fortress Europe' - was the largest amphibious invasion in history. There has never been a battle like it, before or since.But beyond the statistics and over sixty years on, what... more...

  • The Norman Conquestby Marc Morris

    Random House 2012; US$ 12.68

    An upstart French duke who sets out to conquer the most powerful and unified kingdom in Christendom. An invasion force on a scale not seen since the days of the Romans. One of the bloodiest and most decisive battles ever fought. This riveting book explains why the Norman Conquest was the single most important event in English history. Assessing the... more...

  • A History of Modern Britainby Andrew Marr

    Pan Macmillan 2009; US$ 12.38

    A History of Modern Britain confronts head-on the victory of shopping over politics. It tells the story of how the great political visions of New Jerusalem or a second Elizabethan Age, rival idealisms, came to be defeated by a culture of consumerism, celebrity and self-gratification. In each decade, political leaders think they know what they are... more...

  • Getting Somalia Wrong?by Mary Harper

    Zed Books 2012; US$ 19.95

    Somalia is a failed state, representing a threat to itself, its neighbours and the wider world. In recent years, it has become notorious for the piracy off its coast and the rise of Islamic extremism, opening it up as a new 'southern front' in the war on terror. At least that is how it is inevitably portrayed by politicians and in the media. Mary... more...

  • Barbarossa Derailed: The Battle for Smolensk 10 July-10 September 1941 Volume 1by David Glantz

    Helion and Company 2010; US$ 2.71

    At dawn on 10 July 1941, massed tanks and motorized infantry of German Army Group Center's Second and Third Panzer Groups crossed the Dnepr and Western Dvina Rivers, beginning what Adolf Hitler, the Führer of Germany's Third Reich, and most German officers and soldiers believed would be a triumphal march on Moscow, the capital of the Soviet Union.... more...