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  • The Mughal Empireby John F. Richards

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 36.00

    The Mughal empire was one of the largest centralised states in the pre-modern world and this new volume traces the history of this magnificent empire from its creation in 1526 to its breakup in 1720. more...

  • We Wish to Inform You that Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Familiesby Philip Gourevitch

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1999; US$ 15.99

    An unforgettable firsthand account of a people's response to genocide and what it tells us about humanity. This remarkable debut book chronicles what has happened in Rwanda and neighboring states since 1994, when the Rwandan government called on everyone in the Hutu majority to murder everyone in the Tutsi minority. Though the killing was low-tech--largely... more...

  • The Fate of Their Countryby Michael F. Holt

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2005; US$ 14.99

    How partisan politics lead to the Civil War What brought about the Civil War? Leading historian Michael F. Holt convincingly offers a disturbingly contemporary answer: partisan politics. In this brilliant and succinct book, Holt distills a lifetime of scholarship to demonstrate that secession and war did not arise from two irreconcilable economies... more...

  • History for the IB Diploma: Interwar Years: Conflict and Cooperation 1919?39by Allan Todd; Jean Bottaro; Sally Waller

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    An exciting series that covers selected topics from the Higher Level options in the IB History syllabus. more...

  • History for the IB Diploma: The Great Depression and the Americas 1929?39by Nick Fellows; Mike Wells

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 16.00

    An exciting series that covers selected topics from the Higher Level options in the IB History syllabus. more...

  • Red Orchestraby Anne Nelson

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 27.00

    In this unforgettable book, distinguished author Anne Nelson shares one of the most shocking and inspiring?and least chronicled?stories of domestic resistance to the Nazi regime. The Rote Kapelle, or Red Orchestra, was the Gestapo?s name for an intrepid band of German artists, intellectuals, and bureaucrats (almost half of them women) who battled treacherous... more...

  • King Leopold's Ghostby Adam Hochschild

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 15.95

    In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber, brutalized its people, and ultimately slashed its population by ten million--all the while shrewdly... more...

  • Handbook to Life in Ancient Egypt, Revised Editionby Rosalie David

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 70.00

    Combining historical and archaeological information, this text explores all aspects of life in ancient Egypt from pre-dynastic times to the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms, the Ptolemaic and Roman eras. Organized thematically, the book also encompasses new techniques including the use of DNA analysis. more...

  • Lose Your Motherby Saidiya Hartman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 15.99

    In Lose Your Mother , Saidiya Hartman journeys along a slave route in Ghana, following the trail of captives from the hinterland to the Atlantic coast. She retraces the history of the Atlantic slave trade from the fifteenth to the twentieth century and reckons with the blank slate of her own genealogy. There were no survivors of Hartman?s lineage,... more...

  • The New African Diasporaby Isidore Okpewho; Nkiru Nzegwu

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 25.45

    The New York Times reports that since 1990 more Africans have voluntarily relocated to the United States and Canada than had been forcibly brought here before the slave trade ended in 1807. The key reason for these migrations has been the collapse of social, political, economic, and educational structures... more...