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  • The Unknown Cultural Revolutionby Dongping Han

    Monthly Review Press 2008; US$ 17.00

    The Unknown Cultural Revolution challenges the established narrative of China?s Cultural Revolution, which assumes that this period of great social upheaval led to economic disaster, the persecution of intellectuals, and senseless violence. Dongping Han offers a powerful account of the dramatic improvements in the living conditions, infrastructure,... more...

  • Democracy in Africaby Nic Cheeseman

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 23.00 US$ 18.86

    This book provides the first comprehensive overview of Africa's history of democracy, grappling with important questions facing Africa today. more...

  • Anti-Imperial Metropolisby Michael Goebel

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00 US$ 78.72

    This book traces the spread of a global anti-imperialism from the vantage point of Paris between the two World Wars. more...

  • Becoming Sinnersby Joel Robbins

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    In a world of swift and sweeping cultural transformations, few have seen changes as rapid and dramatic as those experienced by the Urapmin of Papua New Guinea in the last four decades. A remote people never directly "missionized," the Urapmin began in the 1960s to send young men to study with Baptist missionaries living among neighboring communities.... more...

  • Nazi Goldby Douglas Botting; Ian Sayer

    Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 12.68

    In 1945, as Allied bombers continued their final pounding of Berlin, the panicking Nazis began moving the assets of the Reichsbank south for safekeeping. Vast trainloads of gold and currency were evacuated from the doomed capital of Hitler's 'Thousand-year Reich'. Nazi Gold is the real-life story of the theft of that fabulous treasure - worth... more...

  • The Malayan Emergency & Indonesian Confrontationby Robert Jackson

    Pen and Sword 2011; US$ 10.99

    The struggle with Communist terrorists in Malaya known as The Emergency became a textbook example of how to fight a guerrilla war, based on political as much as military means. This book deals with both the campaign fought by British, Commonwealth and other security forces in Malaya against Communist insurgents, between 1948 and 1960, and also the... more...

  • The Weather Experimentby Peter Moore

    Random House 2015; US$ 14.09

    **Book of the Week on Radio 4** 'Gripping' The Times 'Exhilarating' Sunday Times In an age when a storm was evidence of God?s wrath, pioneering meteorologists had to fight against convention and religious dogma to realise their ambitions. But buoyed by the achievements of the Enlightenment, a generation of mavericks set out to unlock... 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...

  • Mutton Fishby Beryl Cruse; Liddy Stewart; Sue Norman

    Aboriginal Studies Press 2005; US$ 22.00

    This is the story of the Aboriginal people of the south coast of New South Wales as told through the metaphor of Haliotis (mutton fish or abalone). Haliotis is a subsistence food ? easy to find and harvest, rich in energy and accessible when the beaches are freely open to all. At times, the abalone story seems almost secondary to the fascinating picture... more...

  • A People at Warby Scott Reynolds Nelson; Carol Sheriff

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    A People at War brings to life the full humanity of the war's participants, from women behind their plows to their husbands in army camps; from refugees from slavery to their former masters; from Mayflower descendants to freshly recruited Irish sailors. We discover how people confronted their own feelings about the war itself, and how they coped... more...