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  • The Last Pharaohsby J. G. Manning

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 31.95 US$ 29.07

    The history of Ptolemaic Egypt has usually been doubly isolated--separated both from the history of other Hellenistic states and from the history of ancient Egypt. The Last Pharaohs , the first detailed history of Ptolemaic Egypt as a state, departs radically from previous studies by putting the Ptolemaic state firmly in the context of both Hellenistic... more...

  • World War I and the Roaring Twenties 1914-1928by Infobase Publishing

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 42.00

    In 1914, the assassination of Austro-Hungarian Archduke Franz Ferdinand became the catalyst for a great war that swept over the world. Anxious Americans watched as the conflict widened and eventually engulfed their nation. President Woodrow Wilson believed a war would "make the world safe for democracy." When World War I ended, Wilson struggled... more...

  • Internationalismby DWJ Books

    Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 54.00

    Should the United States be concerned with affairs among other countries or should it remain silent on the issues facing other nations? This question has challenged American leaders since the country's inception. Internationalism explores the argument over whether the United States should be more or less involved in the affairs of other countries.... more...

  • Resistance Against Empireby Derrick Jensen

    PM Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    A scathing indictment of U.S. domestic and foreign policy, this collection of interviews gathers incendiary insights from 10 of today’s most experienced and knowledgeable activists. Whether it’s Ramsey Clark describing the long history of military invasion, Alfred McCoy detailing the relationship between CIA activities and the increase in the global... more...

  • African American Voices from Iwo Jimaby Clarence E. Willie

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 38.00

    Nearly 900 African Americans fought in the Battle of Iwo Jima, but accounts of their service have gone largely unrecorded. This book seeks to correct that omission for the sake of the brave Americans who served and for the sake of a more inclusive American history. Eleven veterans contribute their memories and experiences, starting with their youth... more...

  • Globalizations and the Ancient Worldby Justin Jennings

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 37.00

    In this book, Justin Jennings argues that the globalization of today is just the latest in a series of globalizing movements in human history. more...

  • Zero-Sum Futureby Gideon Rachman

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 21.99

    With a new foreword on the revolutions in the Arab world and the euro crisis, one of the world’s most influential commentators on international affairs offers a stark warning about a gathering global political crisis. From one of the world’s most influential commentators on international affairs, chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial... more...

  • The Art of Commemorationby Titus Ensink; Christoph Sauer

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2003; US$ 165.00

    The Art of Commemoration focuses on a particular historical event that illustrates how nations define their own identities and establish mutual relations in their discourse: the Warsaw Uprising of August 1944 and its Commemoration in 1994. This Commemoration was an innovative and unique form of transnational communication because it brought together... more...

  • The Nuclear Revolutionby Michael Mandelbaum

    Cambridge University Press 1981; US$ 29.00

    How have nuclear weapons affected the way countries deal with one another? The Nuclear Revolution answers this question by comparing the nuclear age with previous periods of international history, from the fifth century B.C. to the twentieth century. The Nuclear Revolution offers insightful and provocative perspectives on the Soviet-American nuclear... more...

  • The Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and the Third Worldby Roger E. Kanet

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 124.00

    The studies in this 1988 volume examine various aspects of Soviet and East European policy towards the Third World. more...