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  • Shah of Shahsby Ryszard Kapuscinski; Christopher de Bellaigue

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 14.38

    Shah of Shahs depicts the final years of the Shah in Iran, and is a compelling meditation on the nature of revolution and the devastating results of fear. Here, Kapuscinski describes the tyrannical monarch, who, despite his cruel oppression of the Iranian people, sees himself as the father of a nation, who can turn a backward country into a great power... more...

  • The Second World Warby Antony Beevor

    Orion 2012; Not Available

    A magisterial, single-volume history of the greatest conflict the world has ever known by our foremost military historian. The Second World War began in August 1939 on the edge of Manchuria and ended there exactly six years later with the Soviet invasion of northern China. The war in Europe appeared completely divorced from the war in the... more...

  • Hidden Historyby Gerry Docherty; James MacGregor

    Mainstream Publishing 2013; US$ 31.98

    Hidden History uniquely exposes those responsible for the First World War. It reveals how accounts of the war?s origins have been deliberately falsified to conceal the guilt of the secret cabal of very rich and powerful men in London responsible for the most heinous crime perpetrated on humanity. For ten years, they plotted the destruction of Germany... more...

  • Revolutionary Iranby Michael Axworthy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 17.58

    A major new and definitive work by the author of Iran: Empire of the Mind Ayatollah Khomeini's return to Tehran in February 1979 was a key moment in post-War international politics. A large, well-populated and wealthy state suddenly committed itself to a quite new path: a revolution based on the supremacy of Islam and contempt for both... more...

  • Europeby Brendan Simms

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 17.58

    Half a millennium of European warfare brilliantly retold by masterly historian Brendan Simms At the heart of Europe's history lies a puzzle. In most of the world humankind has created enormous political frameworks, whether ancient (such as China) or modern (such as the United States). Sprawling empires, kingdoms or republics appear to be... more...

  • German Colonialismby Sebastian Conrad; Sorcha O'Hagan

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    This book explores the wide-ranging consequences of Germany's short-lived colonial project for the nation, and European and global history. more...

  • Conquering the Skyby Larry E. Tise

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 11.99

    The nail-biting account of the Wright brothers' secret flights at Kitty Hawk and their unexpected rise to fame. more...

  • Leninby Lars T. Lih

    Reaktion Books 2012; US$ 16.95

    After Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin (1870?1924) is the man most associated with communism and its influence and reach around the world. Lenin was the leader of the communist Bolshevik party during the October 1917 revolution in Russia, and he subsequently headed the Soviet state until 1924, bringing stability to the region and establishing a socialist... more...

  • Killing the Bismarckby Iain Ballantyne

    Pen and Sword 2010; US$ 1.99

    ‘A HARROWING INSIGHT INTO THE UNREMITTING CRUELTY OF WAR AT SEA, AS WELL AS THE COURAGE AND COMPASSION OF FRAIL HUMANS PITTED AGAINST SAVAGE WEATHER AND PLUNGED INTO BRUTAL COMBAT…’In May 1941, the German battleship Bismarck, accompanied by heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen, broke out into the Atlantic to attack Allied shipping. The Royal Navy... more...

  • Adventures in My Youthby Armin Scheiderbauer

    Helion & Company 2006; US$ 16.99

    The author could be described as a 'veteran' in every sense of the word, even though he was only aged 21 when the war ended. Armin Scheiderbauer served as an infantry officer with the 252nd Infantry Division, German Army, and saw four years of bitter combat on the Eastern Front, being wounded six times.This is an outstanding personal memoir,... more...