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  • No Surrender in Burmaby Fred C. Goode

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 24.95

    This is the extraordinary true story of a British Commando in Burma who, cut off behind enemy lines, walked 2,000 miles towards India and freedom in 1942, but was betrayed to the invading Japanese only 20 miles short of his destination, tortured by the infamous Kempeitai and finally incarcerated as a POW in Rangoon's notorious Central Jail for... more...

  • The Afghan Warby Anthony Tucker-Jones

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 16.99

    Drugs, war and terrorism were the unholy trinity that brought the US-led air campaign crashing down on the Taliban regime in Afghanistan in October 2001 in Operation Enduring Freedom, and this photographic history is a graphic introduction to it. The immediate aim was to eject the Taliban from power, and to capture or kill the al-Qaeda leader Osama... more...

  • Terror Attack Brightonby Kieran Hughes

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 19.99

    The Brighton bombing in 1984 was the most audacious terrorist attack ever on the British Government. Certainly it was the most ambitious since the Gunpowder plot of 1605. The Provisional I.R.A. detonated a bomb at the Grand Hotel on 12th October 1984. Most of the Government were staying at the hotel at the time. The Conservative party was holding its... more...

  • Chop Suey, USAby Yong Chen

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    American diners began flocking to Chinese restaurants more than a century ago, making Chinese cuisine the first mass-consumed food in the United States. By 1980, it had become the country?s most popular ethnic cuisine. Chop Suey, USA is the first comprehensive analysis of the forces that made Chinese food ubiquitous in the American gastronomic landscape... more...

  • A Christmas Far from Homeby Stanley Weintraub

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    An anecdote-rich narrative of the 1950 holiday season during the Korean War, when, just after Thanksgiving, tens of thousands of US troops were surrounded in the Chosin reservoir area by hundreds of thousands of Chinese troops and began a terrible and difficult retreat, which finally ended on Christmas Day. more...

  • Arianismby Guido M. Berndt; Roland Steinacher

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 139.95

    This is the first volume to attempt a comprehensive introduction to and overview of the evolution of the 'Arian' churches in the Roman world of Late Antiquity and their political importance in the late Roman kingdoms of the 5th-6th centuries, ruled by barbarian warrior elites. Bringing together researchers from the disciplines of theology,... more...

  • Armenian Christianity Todayby Alexander Agadjanian

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Armenian Christianity Today examines contemporary religious life and the social, political, and cultural functions of religion in the post-Soviet Republic of Armenia and in the Armenian Diaspora worldwide. Scholars from a range of countries and disciplines explore current trends and everyday religiosity, particularly within the Armenian Apostolic Church... more...

  • Negotiating Transcultural Relations in the Early Modern Mediterraneanby Stephen Ortega

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Negotiating Transcultural Relations in the Early Modern Mediterranean is a study of transcultural relations between Ottoman Muslims, Christian subjects of the Venetian Republic, and other social groups in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Focusing principally on Ottoman Muslims who came to Venice and its outlying territories, and using sources... more...

  • Debating the End of Yugoslaviaby Florian Bieber; Armina Galija?; Rory Archer

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Debating the End of Yugoslavia is less an attempt to re-write the dissolution of Yugoslavia, or to provide a different narrative, than to take stock and reflect on the scholarship to date. New sources and data offer fresh avenues of research avoiding the passion of the moment that often characterized research published during the wars and provide contemporary... more...

  • The Life of Roman Republicanismby Joy Connolly

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 39.95

    In recent years, Roman political thought has attracted increased attention as intellectual historians and political theorists have explored the influence of the Roman republic on major thinkers from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment. Held up as a ?third way? between liberalism and communitarianism, neo-Roman republicanism promises useful, persuasive... more...