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  • Alexander the Greatby Arrian; Martin Hammond; John Atkinson

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.73

    Arrian's account of Alexander's life and campaigns, published as the Anabasis and its companion piece the Indica, is our prime source for the history of Alexander, told with great narrative skill. This edition features a new translation of both texts, introduction, notes, guide to military systems and terminology, maps and a full index. more...

  • Burma Victory: Imphal, Kohima and the Chindits - March 1944 to May 1945by David Rooney

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 7.95

    In the final years of World War II, the campaign against Japan stepped up in a series of bloody battles with each side having much to lose. While much of the history of the period focuses on the Pacific Campaign and the American island hopping, this book studies the 'forgotten war' and the Allied fight to push the Japanese out of Burma. The Allies... more...

  • The Israel-Palestine Conflictby James L. Gelvin

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    Now in its third edition, James L. Gelvin's award-winning account is a balanced, compelling, accessible and current introduction for students and general readers. more...

  • The Age of Gladiatorsby Rupert Matthews

    Arcturus Digital Limited 2005; US$ 4.99

    The great spectacles of ancient Rome have become proverbial for their cruelty, bloodlust and glory. In the arena, the games were savage and brutal. Gladiators fought each other to the death, wild animals were put to fight each other and criminals were executed by barbaric means. Military victories were marked by the Triumphs when generals pa... more...

  • Nothing to Envyby Barbara Demick

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    A National Book Award finalist and National Book Critics Circle finalist, Barbara Demick?s Nothing to Envy is a remarkable view into North Korea, as seen through the lives of six ordinary citizens   Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years?a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the unchallenged... more...

  • Thucydides and the Modern Worldby Katherine Harloe; Neville Morley

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    Explores the far-reaching impact of the ancient Greek historian Thucydides on modern historiography, political theory and international relations. more...

  • A Concise History of Koreaby Michael J. Seth

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 32.99

    This engaging text provides a concise history of Korea from the beginning of human settlement in the region through the late nineteenth century, equally emphasizing social, cultural, and political history. Students will be especially drawn to descriptions of everyday life for both elite and non-elite members of society during various historical periods.... more...

  • A History of East Asiaby Charles Holcombe

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    This book traces the story of East Asia from the dawn of history to the present. more...

  • The Origins of the Modern Worldby Robert B. Marks

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 28.99

    Now in a new edition, this clearly written and engrossing book presents a global and environmental narrative of the origins of the modern world since 1400. Robert Marks constructs a story in which Asia, Africa, and the New World play major roles and points to the resurgence of Asia and the vastly changed relationship of humans to the environment.... more...

  • The Gunpowder Ageby Tonio Andrade

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    The Chinese invented gunpowder and began exploring its military uses as early as the 900s, four centuries before the technology passed to the West. But by the early 1800s, China had fallen so far behind the West in gunpowder warfare that it was easily defeated by Britain in the Opium War of 1839?42. What happened? In The Gunpowder Age , Tonio Andrade... more...