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  • Antike um jeden Preisby Charlotte Schreiter

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    After the Seven Years? War, plaster casts and copies of ancient sculptures were produced and sold in Germany on a scale never seen before. This study offers insight into the acquisition andproduction of andtradein plaster casts and copies of antique sculptures during this period. more...

  • Asia in Washingtonby Kent E. Calder

    Brookings Institution Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    For several centuries, international relations has been primarily the purview of nation-states. Key powers have included at various times Great Britain, France, Japan, China, Russia (then the U.S.S.R., and then Russia again), and the nation most influential in international relations for the past several decades has been the United States. But in... more...

  • Last Stand at Khe Sanhby Gregg Jones

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 26.99

    In the tradition of Black Hawk Down and Band of Brothers, the riveting story of two Marine regiments who were surrounded five-to-one by North Vietnamese troops and a heroic 12-week battle to defend the Khe Sanh complex, the last stronghold along a 100-mile defensive line?the last chance to stop the NVA from overwhelming South Vietnam more...

  • Rascals in Paradiseby James A. Michener; A. Grove Day; Steve Berry

    Random House Publishing Group 2014; US$ 7.99

    Tales of the South Pacific . Co-written with A. Grove Day, Rascals in Paradise offers portraits of ten scandalous men and women, some infamous and some overlooked, including Sam Costock, a mutinous sailor whose delusions of grandeur became a nightmare; Will Mariner, a golden-haired youth who used his charm to win over his captors; and Captain Bligh,... more...

  • By the Spearby Ian Worthington

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 25.99

    Alexander the Great, arguably the most exciting figure from antiquity, waged war as a Homeric hero and lived as one, conquering native peoples and territories on a superhuman scale. From the time he invaded Asia in 334 to his death in 323, he expanded the Macedonian empire from Greece in the west to Asia Minor, the Levant, Egypt, Central Asia and "India"... more...

  • The People's Republic of Amnesiaby Louisa Lim

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 18.99

    On June 4, 1989, People's Liberation Army soldiers opened fire on unarmed civilians in Beijing, killing untold hundreds of people. A quarter-century later, this defining event remains buried in China's modern history, successfully expunged from collective memory. In The People's Republic of Amnesia, NPR correspondent Louisa Lim charts how... more...

  • Force Benedictby Eric Carter; Anthony Loveless

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 31.00

    It's so important to document that generation's experiences, and Eric still has a glint in his eye that makes me think he'd tell a good story.' - Dermot O'Leary more...

  • The Rishi of Bangladeshby Dr Cosimo Zene; Cosimo Zene

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 190.00

    This book is a study of the changing relationship over time (1856-1994) between the Rishi, an ex-Untouchable jati of Bengal/South-West Bangladesh, and various groups of Catholic missionaries. The book's originality and importance lies in its multi-disciplinary approach which combines anthropological fieldwork, historical research, philosophical enquiry... more...

  • Travels in Tartary, Thibet and China, Volume Oneby Gabet; Huc; Paul Pelliot

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    First published in 1928. 'To read it is like seeing the scenes described' Evening Standard 'One of the world's best travel books' Spectator 'The work remains a classic worthy of reproduction' The Times Published to critical acclaim and well known for many years afterwards this account of the journey across Mongolia to Lhasa in the early nineteenth... more...

  • Travels in Tartary Thibet and China, Volume Twoby Gabet; Huc; Paul Pelliot

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 230.00

    'To read it is like seeing the scenes described' Evening Standard 'One of the world's best travel books' Spectator 'The work remains a classic worthy of reproduction' The Times Published to critical acclaim and well known for many years afterwards this account of the journey across Mongolia to Lhasa in the early nineteenth century owes much of... more...