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  • How Colonialism Preempted Modernity in Africaby Olfmi Tw

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 23.75

    Why hasn't Africa been able to respond to the challenges of modernity and globalization? Going against the conventional wisdom that colonialism brought modernity to Africa, Olúfémi Táíwò claims that Africa was already becoming modern and that colonialism was an unfinished project. Africans aspired... more...

  • The Secret Historyby Prokopios; Anthony Kaldellis

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 12.95

    By exposing the perversion, repression, corruption, and injustice at the heart of Justinian's regime, Prokopios' The Secret History destroyed forever that emperor's reputation as the great and benevolent ruler of a vast Byzantine state. Faithfully rendered here in blunt and idiomatic English, Prokopios' tell-all is as shocking today... more...

  • Behind the Beautiful Foreversby Katherine Boo

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi... more...

  • Selected Political Writingsby Mahatma Gandhi; Dennis Dalton

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1996; US$ 13.50

    Based on the complete edition of his works, this new volume presents Gandhi’s most important political writings arranged around the two central themes of his political teachings: satyagraha (the power of non-violence) and swaraj (freedom). Dennis Dalton’s general Introduction and headnotes highlight the life of Gandhi, set the readings in... more...

  • Act of Congressby Robert G. Kaiser

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    A Washington Post Notable Book An eye-opening account of how Congress today really works?and how it doesn?t? Act of Congress focuses on two of the major players behind the sweeping financial reform bill enacted in response to the Great Crash of 2008: colorful, wisecracking congressman Barney Frank, and careful, insightful senator Christopher... more...

  • Homo Deusby Yuval Noah Harari

    Random House 2016; US$ 36.65

    **From the author of the global phenomenon Sapiens ** **A Guardian Book of the Year** **An Evening Standard Book of the Year** **A TLS Book of the Year** ?Homo Deus will shock you. It will entertain you. Above all, it will make you think in ways you had not thought before.? Daniel Kahneman, author of Thinking Fast, and... more...

  • Access to History for the IB Diploma: Emergence of the Americas in global affairs 1880-1929by Peter Clements; Philip Benson

    Hodder Education 2013; US$ 30.38

    Ensure your students have access to the authoritative, in-depth and accessible content of this series for the IB History Diploma. This series for the IB History Diploma has taken the clarity, accessibility, reliability and in-depth analysis of our best-selling Access to History series and tailor-made it to better fit the IB learner's needs. Each... more...

  • Sam Patch, the Famous Jumperby Paul E. Johnson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 12.00

    The true history of a legendary American folk hero In the 1820s, a fellow named Sam Patch grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, working there (when he wasn't drinking) as a mill hand for one of America's new textile companies. Sam made a name for himself one day by jumping seventy feet into the tumultuous waters below Pawtucket Falls. When in 1827... more...

  • The Life of Charlemagneby Einhard

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    A remarkable biographical account by Einhard. It narrates in detail Charlemagne’s legendary rise to power, his coronation as the Roman Emperor and his military movements. Einhard has superbly captured both the public and private life of this great ruler. A true classic, it is a sure treat for history lovers. more...

  • The War in Gaulby Julius Caesar

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    “The War in Gaul” by Julius Caesar, describes exciting events that took place during his war against local armies. This war lasted nine years. It is a book of great historical and geographical value. It is written in a simple and elegant style that enhances the appeal of the narrative. more...