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  • The Rise of the Public in Enlightenment Europeby James Van Horn Melton

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 30.00

    James Melton's lucid and accessible 2001 study examines the rise of 'the public' in eighteenth-century Europe. more...

  • The Nuclear Tabooby Nina Tannenwald

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 36.00

    An examination of why the United States has not used nuclear weapons since 1945. more...

  • Freedom's Battleby Gary J. Bass

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.95

    This gripping and important book brings alive over two hundred years of humanitarian interventions. Freedom?s Battle illuminates the passionate debates between conscience and imperialism ignited by the first human rights activists in the 19th century, and shows how a newly emergent free press galvanized British, American, and French citizens to action... more...

  • A Companion to Britain in the Later Middle Agesby S. H. Rigby

    Wiley 2008; US$ 59.95

    This authoritative survey of Britain in the later Middle Ages comprises 28 chapters written by leading figures in the field. Covers social, economic, political, religious, and cultural history in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales Provides a guide to the historical debates over the later Middle Ages Addresses questions at the leading edge of historical... more...

  • Where Fire Speaksby David Campion; Sandra Shields; Hugh Brody

    Arsenal Pulp Press 2003; US$ 16.95

    Compelling photographs of the members of an African tribe. more...

  • My Silent Warby Kim Philby

    Random House 2010; US$ 17.84

    In the annals of espionage, one name towers above all others: that of H. A. R. "Kim" Philby, the ringleader of the legendary Cambridge spies. A member of the British establishment, Philby joined the Secret Intelligence Service in 1940, rose to the head of Soviet counterintelligence, and, as M16's liaison with the CIA and the FBI, betrayed every secret... more...

  • Utopia's Gardenby E. C. Spary

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00

    The royal Parisian botanical garden, the Jardin du Roi, was a jewel in the crown of the French Old Regime, praised by both rulers and scientific practitioners. Yet unlike many such institutions, the Jardin not only survived the French Revolution but by 1800 had become the world's leading public establishment of natural history: the Muséum d'Histoire... more...

  • After Campby Greg Robinson

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    This book illuminates various aspects of a central but unexplored area of American history: the midcentury Japanese American experience. A vast and ever-growing literature exists, first on the entry and settlement of Japanese immigrants in the United States at the turn of the 20th century, then on the experience of the immigrants and their American-born... more...

  • Good Huntingby Jack Devine; Vernon Loeb

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 27.99

    "A sophisticated, deeply informed account of real life in the real CIA that adds immeasurably to the public understanding of the espionage culture?the good and the bad." ?Bob Woodward Jack Devine ran Charlie Wilson?s War in Afghanistan. It was the largest covert action of the Cold War, and it was Devine who put the brand-new Stinger missile into... more...

  • Hanns and Rudolfby Thomas Harding

    Random House 2013; US$ 11.88

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARD 'A gripping thriller, an unspeakable crime, an essential history.' JOHN LE CARRÉ Hanns Alexander was the son of a prosperous German family who fled Berlin for London in the 1930s. Rudolf Höss was a farmer and soldier who became the Kommandant of Auschwitz Concentration... more...