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  • The Bletchley Park Codebreakersby Michael Smith

    Biteback Publishing 2011; US$ 17.49

    The British codebreakers at Bletchley Park are now believed to have shortened the duration of the Second World War by up to two years. During the dark days of 1941, as Britain stood almost alone against the the Nazis, this remarkable achievement seemed impossible. This extraordinary book, originally published as Action This Day, includes descriptions... more...

  • Mediterranean Anarchy, Interstate War, and the Rise of Romeby Arthur M. Eckstein

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    This ground-breaking study is the first to employ modern international relations theory to place Roman militarism and expansion of power within the broader Mediterranean context of interstate anarchy. Arthur M. Eckstein challenges claims that Rome was an exceptionally warlike and aggressive state?not merely in modern but in ancient terms?by arguing... more...

  • Band of Brothersby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2001; US$ 17.00

    Stephen E. Ambrose?s iconic story of the ordinary men who became the World War II?s most extraordinary soldiers: Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, US Army. They came together, citizen soldiers, in the summer of 1942, drawn to Airborne by the $50 monthly bonus and a desire to be better than the other guy. And... more...

  • History and the Social Webby August C. Krey

    University of Minnesota Press 1955; US$ 67.50

    In this volume of 12 essays a distinguished historian demonstrates that the roots and branches of history form a continuous social web, that the events and societies of pasts eras and modern times form a complex and interlocking pattern when seen as a whole, and that a knowledge of history has a profound application to the problems and pleasures of... more...

  • Ten Great Events in Historyby James Johonnot

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 9.95

    Patriotism, or love of country, is one of the tests of nobility of character. No great man ever lived that was not a patriot in the highest and truest sense. From the earliest times, the sentiment of patriotism has been aroused in the hearts of men by the narrative of heroic deeds inspired by love of country and love of liberty. This truth furnishes... more...

  • Dictionary of Historic Documentsby George Childs Kohn

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 102.00

    Praise for the previous edition: This book represents ready reference at its best. Recommended for all libraries. , Library Journal The perfect across-the-curriculum resource for teachers and students who dash into the library for a quick reference. Highly recommended. , The Book Report Still the only reference of its kind more...

  • Common Places.by Seanna Sumalee Oakley

    Editions Rodopi 2011; US$ 84.50

    While a great deal of postcolonial criticism has examined how the processes of hybridity, mestizaje, creolization, and syncretism impact African diasporic literature, Oakley employs the heuristic of the “commonplace” to recast our sense of the politics of such literature. Her analysis of commonplace poetics reveals that postcolonial poetic... more...

  • International Politics in Times of Changeby Nikolaos Tzifakis

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011; US$ 179.00

    This book underscores the complexity of forecasting international politics and proceeds cautiously to investigate the questions of change and continuity, examining several actors with respect to multiple issues and across different levels of analysis. more...

  • A Brief History of the Futureby Jacques Attali; Jeremy Leggatt

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 16.99

    What will planet Earth be like in twenty years? At mid-century? In the year 2100? Prescient and convincing, this book is a must-read for anyone concerned about the future. Never has the world offered more promise for the future and been more fraught with dangers. Attali anticipates an unraveling of American hegemony as transnational corporations sever... more...

  • Paths From Science Towards Godby Arthur Peacocke

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 16.99

    In this ground-breaking work, biochemist, priest and 2001 Templeton Prize winner Arthur Peacocke offers a uniquely balanced evaluation of the science-religion debate. more...