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  • The Man Who Loved Chinaby Simon Winchester

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    In sumptuous and illuminating detail, Simon Winchester, the bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman ("Elegant and scrupulous"? New York Times Book Review ) and Krakatoa ("A mesmerizing page-turner"? Time ) brings to life the extraordinary story of Joseph Needham, the brilliant Cambridge scientist who unlocked the most closely held secrets... more...

  • Recondoby Larry Chambers

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 7.99

    Author Larry Chambers vividly describes the guts and courage it took to pass the though volunteer-only training program in Nha Tarng to be part of the 5th Special Forces Recondo School, the hair-raising graduation mission to scout out, locate, and out-guerilla the NVA. Here is an unforgettable account that follows Chambers and the Rangers every step... more...

  • Money and Power in Anglo-Saxon Englandby Rory Naismith

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 26.00 US$ 21.32

    This innovative book integrates historical and numismatic research to explore who made early medieval coinage, who used it and why. more...

  • Terrorism: A Very Short Introductionby Charles Townshend

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    Is terrorism crime or war? Can there be a 'war against terrorism'? In this fully updated edition, Charles Townshend unravels the questions at the heart of the problem of terrorism - its causes, methods, effects and limitations - suggesting that it must be understood as a political strategy whose threat can be rationally grasped and answered. more...

  • On the War for Greek Freedomby Herodotus; Samuel Shirley; James Romm

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 9.95

    Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language, history, and culture, this new abridgment presents those selections that comprise Herodotus’ historical narrative. These are meticulously annotated, and supplemented with a chronology of the Archaic Age, Historical Epilogue, glossary of main characters and places, index... more...

  • Mengziby Mengzi; Bryan W. Van Norden

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2008; US$ 14.50

    Bryan Van Norden's new translation of the Mengzi ( Mencius ) is accurate, philosophically nuanced, and fluent. Accompanied by selected passages from the classic commentary of Zhu Xi--one of the most influential and insightful interpreters of Confucianism--this edition provides readers with a parallel to the Chinese practice of reading a classic... more...

  • The Silk Road: A Very Short Introductionby James A. Millward

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    The phrase "silk road" evokes vivid scenes of merchants leading camel caravans across vast stretches to trade exotic goods in glittering Oriental bazaars, of pilgrims braving bandits and frozen mountain passes to spread their faith across Asia. Looking at the reality behind these images, this Very Short Introduction illuminates the historical background... more...

  • Aksum and Nubiaby George Hatke

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 50.00

    Aksum and Nubia assembles and analyzes the textual and archaeologicalevidence of interaction between Nubia and the Ethiopiankingdom of Aksum, focusing primarily on the fourth centuryCE. Although ancient Nubia and Ethiopia have been the subjectof a growing number of studies in recent years, little attention hasbeen given to contact between these... more...

  • The Material World of Ancient Egyptby William H. Peck

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00 US$ 19.68

    Examines the objects and artifacts, the representations in art, and the examples of documentation that reveal the day-to-day life of ancient Egyptians. more...

  • America in the Worldby Frank Costigliola; Michael J. Hogan

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    This volume includes historiographical surveys of American foreign relations since 1941 by some of the country's leading historians. more...