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  • Secret History of the Iraq Warby Yossef Bodansky

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 14.99

    In the months leading up to March 2003, fresh from its swift and heady victory in Afghanistan, the Bush administration mobilized the United States armed forces to overthrow the government of Iraq. Eight months after the president declared an end to major combat operations, Saddam Hussein was captured in a farmhouse in Al-Dawr. And yet neither peace... more...

  • Fashion, Work, and Politics in Modern Franceby Steven Zdatny

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 110.00

    This history of coiffure in modern France illuminates a host of important twentieth-century issues: the course of fashion, the travails of small business in a modern economy, the complexities of labour reform, the failure of the Popular Front, the temptations of Pétainism, all accompanied by a parade of waves, chignons, and curls. more...

  • The Politics of Language and Nationalism in Modern Central Europeby Dr Tomasz Kamusella; Peter Burke

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 51.00

    This work focuses on the ideological intertwining between Czech, Magyar, Polish and Slovak, and the corresponding nationalisms steeped in these languages. The analysis is set against the earlier political and ideological history of these languages, and the panorama of the emergence and political uses of other languages of the region. more...

  • The Proud Towerby Barbara W. Tuchman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    The Guns of August was an expert evocation of the first spasm of the 1914?1918 war. She brings the same narrative gifts and panoramic camera eye to her portrait of the antebellum world.? ? Newsweek   ?A rare combination of impeccable scholarship and literary polish . . . It would be impossible to read The Proud Tower without pleasure and admiration.?... more...

  • The Easter Risingby Michael T Foy; Brian Barton

    The History Press 2011; US$ 24.78

    On Easter Monday, 24 April 1916, a force of Irish men and women under arms, estimated at between 1,000 and 1,500, attempted to seize Dublin, with the ultimate intention of bringing to an end British rule in Ireland and creating an independent Irish republic, to include all thirty-two counties of Leinster, Munster, Ulster and Connaught. Their leaders,... more...

  • Watergate Rememberedby Michael A. Genovese; Iwan W. Morgan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 33.00

    As the fortieth anniversary of the Nixon resignation approaches, it is time to take a fresh look at Watergate's impact on the American political system and to consider its significance for the historical reputation of the president indelibly associated with it. more...

  • The Duchess of Windsorby Diana Lady Mosley (Diana Mosley) Mitford

    Gibson Square 2012; US$ 11.65

    ‘Irresistible. One controversial expatriate on another.? – Philip Mansel ‘Vivid.? – Michael Bloch ‘Wit and intelligence.? – Philip Ziegler ‘Cracking photographs.? – Evening Standard An intimate of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Diana Mosley was a frequent guest at their parties in Paris, or at ‘the Moulin? in Orsay, where they were neighbours.... more...

  • One Summerby Bill Bryson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 14.38

    In summer 1927, America had a booming stock market, a president who worked just four hours a day (and slept much of the rest), a devastating flood of the Mississippi, a sensational murder trial, and an unknown aviator named Charles Lindbergh who became the most famous man on earth. It was the summer that saw the birth of talking pictures, the invention... more...

  • Black Death: AIDS in Africaby Susan Hunter

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    To the surprise of many, George W. Bush pledged $10 billion to combat AIDS in developing nations. Noted specialist Susan Hunter tells the untold story of AIDS in Africa, home to 80 percent of the 40 million people in the world currently infected with HIV. She weaves together the history of colonialism in Africa, an insider's take on the reluctance... more...

  • Chasing Black Goldby Robert Stone

    The History Press 2015; US$ 14.57

    For two decades Robert Stone made his living on the high seas. A modern-day pirate, he was involvedin deep-sea diving, fishing, treasure-hunting and, more than anything else, smuggling, which brought him more money than he knew how to spend. Stone spent the last ten of his smuggling years in Africa, where he traded in illicit fuel. The murky waters... more...