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  • Hiroshimaby John Hersey

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 3.18

    'The room was filled with a blinding light. She was paralysed by fear, fixed still in her chair for a long moment. Everything fell.' 2015 is the 70th anniversary of Hiroshima, when, on 6 August at 8.15am, an atomic bomb was dropped over the Japanese city, killing one hundred thousand men, women and children in its white fury. John Hersey's... more...

  • Biafraby Peter Baxter

    Helion & Company 2015; US$ 16.99

    Nigeria was a unique concept in the formation of modern Africa. It began life as a highly lucrative if climatically challenging holding of the Royal Niger Company, a British Chartered Company under the control of Victorian capitalist Sir George Taubman Goldie. It was handed over to indigenous rule in 1960 with the best of intentions and a profound... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the Cold Warby Richard H. Immerman; Petra Goedde

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 169.99

    Thirty four essays by a team of leading scholars offering a broad reassessment of the cold war, calling into question orthodox ways of ordering the chronology of the period and presenting new insights into the global dimension of the conflict. more...

  • Margaret Thatcher Volume Twoby John Campbell

    Random House 2011; US$ 18.32

    The first volume of John Campbell's biography of Margaret Thatcher was described by Frank Johnson in the Daily Telegraph as 'much the best book yet written about Lady Thatcher'. That volume, The Grocer's Daughter , described Mrs Thatcher's childhood and early career up until the 1979 General Election which carried her into Downing Street. This... more...

  • Technology in Postwar Americaby Carroll Pursell

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 49.99

    Carroll Pursell tells the story of the evolution of American technology since World War II. His fascinating and surprising history links pop culture icons with landmarks in technological innovation and shows how postwar politics left their mark on ever more...

  • The Third World in the Global 1960sby Samantha Christiansen; Zachary Scarlett

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 29.95

    Decades after the massive student protest movements that consumed much of the world, the 1960s remain a significant subject of scholarly inquiry. While important work has been done regarding radical activism in the United States and Western Europe, events in what is today known as the Global South-Asia, Africa, and Latin America-have yet to receive... more...

  • International Organizations and Development, 1945-1990by Marc Frey; Sönke Kunkel; Corinna R. Unger

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    This volume explores how international organizations became involved in the making of global development policy, and looks at the driving forces and dynamics behind that process, critically assessing the consequences their policies have had around the world. more...

  • The Biafra Storyby Frederick Forsyth

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 7.99

    The Nigerian civil war of the late 1960s was one of the first occasions when Western consciences were awakened and deeply affronted by the level of the suffering and the scale of atrocity being played out in the African continent. This was thanks not just to advances in communication technology but to the courage and journalistic skills of correspondents... more...

  • Plebs and Politics in the Late Roman Republicby Henrik Mouritsen

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 36.00

    Examines the role of the people in the running of the Roman state. more...

  • First In His Classby David Maraniss

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 17.99

    Who exactly is Bill Clinton, and why was he, of all the brilliant and ambitious men in his generation, the first in his class to reach the White House? Drawing on hundreds of letters, documents, and interviews, David Maraniss explores the evolution of the personality of our forty-second president from his youth in Arkansas to his 1991 announcement... more...