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  • India before Europeby Catherine B. Asher; Cynthia Talbot

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 32.00

    The first survey of the political, economic, religious and cultural landscapes of medieval India. more...

  • Hiroshimaby John Hersey

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 2.24

    'The room was filled with a blinding light. She was paralysed by fear, fixed still in her chair for a long moment. Everything fell.' 2015 is the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima, when, on 6 August at 8.15am, an atomic bomb was dropped over the Japanese city, killing one hundred thousand men, women and children in its white fury. John Hersey's... more...

  • Iron Fist From The Seaby Douw Steyn; Arnè Söderlund

    Helion & Company 2015; US$ 29.95

    This seminal work documents the clandestine sea borne operations undertaken by South Africa’s 4 Reconnaissance Commando Regiment. It breathtakingly reveals the versatility and effectiveness of this elite unit which worked with a range of other South African and Rhodesian forces, including the Rhodesian SAS, to engage in a range of raiding and... more...

  • Byzantium at War: AD 600?1453by John Haldon

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 1.49

    Byzantium survived for 800 years, yet its dominions and power fluctuated dramatically during that time. John Haldon tells the story from the days when the Empire was barely clinging on to survival, to the age when its fabulous wealth attracted Viking mercenaries and Asian nomad warriors to its armies, their very appearance on the field enough to bring... more...

  • FDR's Follyby Jim Powell

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 16.00

    The Great Depression and the New Deal. For generations, the collective American consciousness has believed that the former ruined the country and the latter saved it. Endless praise has been heaped upon President Franklin Delano Roosevelt for masterfully reining in the Depression?s destructive effects and propping up the country on his New Deal platform.... more...

  • The Long Road to Peace in Northern Irelandby Marianne Elliott

    Liverpool University Press 2007; US$ 27.50

    With contributions from Senator George J. Mitchell, Sir David Goodall, Sir George Quigley, Lord Owen and Niall O’Dowd among others, The Long Road to Peace in Northern Ireland shows how the drive for peace in Ireland has evolved, culminating in the Good Friday Agreement. A recurrent theme relates to the nature of peacemaking as a process rather... more...

  • Rough Crossingsby Simon Schama

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.74

    If you were black in America at the start of the Revolutionary War, which side would you want to win? When the last British governor of Virginia declared that any rebel-owned slave who escaped and served the king would be emancipated, tens of thousands of slaves fled from farms, plantations, and cities to try to reach the British camp. A military... more...

  • Remembering the Road to World War Twoby Patrick Finney

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 46.95

    ?This is comparative history on a grand scale, skilfully analysing complex national debates and drawing major conclusions without ever losing the necessary nuances of interpretation.? Stefan Berger, University of Manchester, UK Remembering the Road to World War Two is a broad and comparative international survey of the historiography of the origins... more...

  • The Whisperersby Orlando Figes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 16.91

    Drawing on a huge range of sources - letters, memoirs, conversations - Orlando Figes tells the story of how Russians tried to endure life under Stalin. Those who shaped the political system became, very frequently, its victims. Those who were its victims were frequently quite blameless. The Whisperers recreates the sort of maze in which Russians... more...

  • The Battle for Mozambiqueby Stephen A. Emerson

    Helion & Company 2014; US$ 16.99

    The sixteen-year-long war in Mozambique between the Frelimo government and Renamo rebels remains one of the most overlooked and misunderstood of the conflicts that raged across Africa during the height of the Cold War. While usually viewed as mere sideshow to more high-profile wars in Angola, Rhodesia and within apartheid South Africa itself, it nonetheless... more...