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- Scribner 2016; US$ 32.00
THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Emperor of All Maladies ?a magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future: What becomes of being human when we learn to ?read? and ?write? our own genetic information? Siddhartha Mukherjee has a written a biography... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 30.00
LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD ? A searing reassessment of U.S. military policy in the Middle East over the past four decades from retired army colonel and New York Times bestselling author Andrew J. Bacevich From the end of World War II until 1980, virtually no American soldiers were killed in action while serving in the Greater Middle... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95
The Oral History Reader, now in its third edition, is a comprehensive, international anthology combining major, ?classic? articles with cutting-edge pieces on the theory, method and use of oral history. Twenty-seven new chapters introduce the most significant developments in oral history in the last decade to bring this invaluable text up to date,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 69.95
The Great Recession brought rising inequality and changing family economies. New technologies continued to move jobs overseas, including those held by middle-class information workers. The first new edition to capture these historic changes, this book is the leading text in the sociology of work and related research fields. Wharton s readings retain... more...
- Random House 2016; US$ 36.65
?A bold and imaginative page-turner that challenges ideas about the world of antiquity.? Peter Frankopan ( The Silk Roads ) ?This vivid and engaging book brings to life some of the most important moments in ancient history, moments that have shaped not only the politics and culture of bygone eras, but the institutions, thoughts and fantasies of... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 24.99
Most Civil War generals were graduates of West Point, and many of them helped transform the U.S. Army from what was little better than an armed mob that performed poorly during the War of 1812 into the competent fighting force that won the Mexican War. Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh demonstrates how the "old army" transformed itself into a professional military... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 25.99
In this widely praised book, Vladislav Zubok argues that Western interpretations of the Cold War have erred by exaggerating either the Kremlin's pragmatism or its aggressiveness. Explaining the interests, aspirations, illusions, fears, and misperceptions of the Kremlin leaders and Soviet elites, Zubok offers a Soviet perspective on the greatest standoff... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2016; US$ 20.50
"One really must admire Harvey?s achievement in this sourcebook. With just 350 passages (more than half of them consisting of Latin inscriptions, from all over Rome?s empire), Harvey manages to give his readers a real sense of Roman private values and behaviors. His translations of the original texts are superb?both accurate and elegant. And he contextualizes... more...
- Frontline Books 2015; US$ 7.78
This factual account of German war crimes of World War II is a formidable indictment of Nazi brutality and of the monstrous organisation which so terrorised occupied Europe and murdered at least 12 million civilians. Along with The Knights of Bushido: A Short History of Japanese War Crimes, by the same author, it was a phenomenal best-seller when... more...