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  • Great Games, Local Rulesby Alexander Cooley

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 17.99

    The struggle between Russia and Great Britain over Central Asia in the nineteenth century was the original "great game." But in the past quarter century, a new "great game" has emerged, pitting America against a newly aggressive Russia and a resource-hungry China, all struggling for influence over one of the volatile areas in the... more...

  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern Worldby Jack Weatherford

    Crown Publishing Group 2005; US$ 15.00

    The name Genghis Khan often conjures the image of a relentless, bloodthirsty barbarian on horseback leading a ruthless band of nomadic warriors in the looting of the civilized world. But the surprising truth is that Genghis Khan was a visionary leader whose conquests joined backward Europe with the flourishing cultures of Asia to trigger a global awakening,... more...

  • The Ghost Mapby Steven Johnson

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 15.00

    A National Bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book, and an Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year From Steven Johnson, the dynamic thinker routinely compared to James Gleick, Dava Sobel, and Malcolm Gladwell, The Ghost Map is a riveting page-turner about a real-life historical hero, Dr. John Snow. It's the summer of 1854, and London... more...

  • A History of Prejudiceby Gyanendra Pandey

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    Compares the historical struggles of two geographically disparate populations ? Indian Dalits and African Americans ? to examine prejudice in two leading democracies. more...

  • Red Orchestraby Anne Nelson

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 27.00

    In this unforgettable book, distinguished author Anne Nelson shares one of the most shocking and inspiring?and least chronicled?stories of domestic resistance to the Nazi regime. The Rote Kapelle, or Red Orchestra, was the Gestapo?s name for an intrepid band of German artists, intellectuals, and bureaucrats (almost half of them women) who battled treacherous... more...

  • Roosevelt's Centurionsby Joseph E. Persico

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 20.00

    All American presidents are commanders in chief by law. Few perform as such in practice. In Roosevelt?s Centurions, distinguished historian Joseph E. Persico reveals how, during World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt seized the levers of wartime power like no president since Abraham Lincoln during the Civil War. Declaring himself ?Dr. Win-the-War,?... more...

  • The Portable Abraham Lincolnby Abraham Lincoln; Andrew Delbanco; Andrew Delbanco

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 18.00

    Celebrate the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's birth with this new edition of his greatest speeches and writings Abraham Lincoln endowed the American language with a vigor and moral energy that has all but disappeared from today's public rhetoric. Lincoln's writings are testaments of our history, windows into his enigmatic personality, and resonant... more...

  • Easter Islandby John Dos Passos

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

      ?When I was a small boy,? Dos Passos says, ?some kind person took me to the British Museum. There I saw a statue, a huge, rough, dark-gray statue with [a] long, sad, dark-gray face. The statue stared back out of deep, sunken eyes. What was it trying to say? To this day I can remember the feeling it gave me of savage, brooding melancholy.? ]]> more...

  • Underworld Londonby Catharine Arnold

    Simon & Schuster UK 2012; Not Available

    Beginning with an atmospheric account of Tyburn, we are set up for a grisly excursion through London as a city of ne'er do wells, taking in beheadings and brutality at the Tower, Elizabethan street crime, cutpurses and con-men, through to the Gordon Riots and Highway robbery of the 18th century and the rise of prisons, the police and the Victorian... more...

  • Armageddonby Max Hastings

    Pan Macmillan UK 2004; US$ 16.35

    A stunning new book from one of Britain's most highly regarded military historians-destined to be the Keegan of his generationOne of the greatest military feats during the Second World War was the transformation of the German force's activities in the weeks following the battles in Holland and the German border, where the Allies had finally inflicted... more...