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  • History for the IB Diploma: Interwar Years: Conflict and Cooperation 1919?39by Allan Todd; Jean Bottaro; Sally Waller

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    An exciting series that covers selected topics from the Higher Level options in the IB History syllabus. more...

  • A Long Way Goneby Ishmael Beah

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 13.99

    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.? This is how wars... more...

  • Conversations with Myselfby Nelson Mandela

    Pan Macmillan 2010; US$ 6.96

    Nelson Mandela?s book Conversations With Myself is an unprecedented and official portrait of one of the great leaders of our time, with a foreword by President Barack Obama. more...

  • Red Orchestraby Anne Nelson

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 27.00

    In this unforgettable book, distinguished author Anne Nelson shares one of the most shocking and inspiring?and least chronicled?stories of domestic resistance to the Nazi regime. The Rote Kapelle, or Red Orchestra, was the Gestapo?s name for an intrepid band of German artists, intellectuals, and bureaucrats (almost half of them women) who battled treacherous... more...

  • Roosevelt's Centurionsby Joseph E. Persico

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 20.00

    All American presidents are commanders in chief by law. Few perform as such in practice. In Roosevelt?s Centurions, distinguished historian Joseph E. Persico reveals how, during World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt seized the levers of wartime power like no president since Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. Declaring himself ?Dr. Win-the-War,?... more...

  • The Portable Abraham Lincolnby Abraham Lincoln; Andrew Delbanco; Andrew Delbanco

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 18.00

    Celebrate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth with this new edition of his greatest speeches and writings Abraham Lincoln endowed the American language with a vigor and moral energy that has all but disappeared from today's public rhetoric. Lincoln's writings are testaments of our history, windows into his enigmatic personality, and resonant... more...

  • An African Slaving Port and the Atlantic Worldby Mariana Candido

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 79.00

    Traces the history and development of the port of Benguela, on the coast of Africa, from the early seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth century. more...

  • King Leopold's Ghostby Adam Hochschild

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 15.95

    In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber, brutalized its people, and ultimately slashed its population by ten million--all the while shrewdly... more...

  • Egypt in the Era of Hosni Mubarak: 1981-2011by Galal Amin

    The American University in Cairo Press 2011; US$ 18.95

    Galal Amin once again turns his attention to the shaping of Egyptian society and the Egyptian state in the half-century and more that has elapsed since the Nasserite revolution, this time focusing on the era of President Mubarak. He looks at corruption, poverty, the plight of the middle class, and of course, the economy, and directs his penetrating... more...

  • Handbook to Life in Ancient Egypt, Revised Editionby Rosalie David

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 70.00

    Combining historical and archaeological information, this text explores all aspects of life in ancient Egypt from pre-dynastic times to the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms, the Ptolemaic and Roman eras. Organized thematically, the book also encompasses new techniques including the use of DNA analysis. more...