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  • Mao: The Unknown Storyby Jon Halliday; Jung Chang

    Random House 2012; US$ 20.78

    Jung Chang's Wild Swans was an extraordinary bestseller throughout the world, selling more than 10 million copies and reaching a wider readership than any other book about China. Now she and her husband Jon Halliday have written a groundbreaking biography of Mao Tse-tung. Based on a decade of research, and on interviews with many of Mao's... more...

  • Modernism and Fascismby Roger Griffin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 32.00

    Intellectual debates surrounding modernity, modernism and fascism continue to be active and hotly contested. In this ambitious book, renowned expert on fascism Roger Griffin analyzes Western modernity and the regimes of Mussolini and Hitler and offers a pioneering new interpretation of the links between these apparently contradictory phenomena. more...

  • Napoleon the Greatby Andrew Roberts

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 20.78

    From Andrew Roberts, author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Storm of War , this is the definitive modern biography of Napoleon It has become all too common for Napoleon Bonaparte's biographers to approach him as a figure to be reviled, bent on world domination, practically a proto-Hitler. Here, after years of study extending even... more...

  • Blood on the Stoneby Ian Smillie

    Anthem Press 2010; US$ 24.78

    'Blood on the Stone' is a gripping account of the cartel, warlords, gun runners and shadowy traders who populated Africa's bloody diamond wars, and the faltering, decade-long effort to clean up an entire industry. more...

  • Out of Africaby Isak Dinesen

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 1.99

    In Out of Africa , author Isak Dinesen takes a wistful and nostalgic look back on her years living in Africa on a Kenyan coffee plantation. Recalling the lives of friends and neighboursóboth African and EuropeanóDinesen provides a first-hand perspective of colonial Africa. Through her obvious love of both the landscape and her time in Africa, Dinesen?s... more...

  • The African Origin of Civilizationby Cheikh Anta Diop; Mercer Cook

    Chicago Review Press 1989; US$ 13.99

    Now in its 30th printing, this classic presents historical, archaeological, and anthropological evidence to support the theory that ancient Egypt was a black civilization. more...

  • The Kongolese Saint Anthonyby John Thornton

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 28.00

    In 1704, Dona Beatriz Kimpa Vita claimed to be possessed by St Anthony and attempted to stop the devastating civil wars in Kongo. more...

  • Another Man's Warby Barnaby Phillips

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 27.99

    At age sixteen, Isaac Fadoyebo ran away from his West African village to join the British Army. The Second World War was raging, and Nigeria's colonial masters were desperate to find men to defend the Empire. He was taking breakfast deep in the Burmese jungle when the Japanese ambushed his unit and left him for dead. With the help of a local family... more...

  • They Poured Fire on Us From the Skyby Benjamin Ajak; Benson Deng; Alephonsion Deng; Judy A. Bernstein

    PublicAffairs 2006; US$ 15.99

    They were all under the age of seven when they were driven from a war-ravaged country. In this deceptively understated memoir, three boys recall in their own words their harrowing journey to safety. more...

  • The Great Nation: France from Louis XV to Napoleonby Colin Jones

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 32.00

    There can be few more mesmerising historical narratives than the story of how the dazzlingly confident and secure monarchy Louis XIV, 'the Sun King', left to his successors in 1715 became the discredited, debt-ridden failure toppled by Revolution in1789. The further story of the bloody unravelling of the Revolution until its seizure by Napoleon is... more...