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  • No Gods No Mastersby Daniel Guerin; Paul Sharkey

    AK Press 2005; US$ 18.95

    Guerin's classic anthology of anarchism translated and reprinted, available for the first time in a single volume. more...

  • Big Ideas in Briefby Ian Crofton

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.95

    Ian Crofton, former editor-in-chief of The Guinness Encyclopedia, has written a wide range of other general reference books, including Philosophy (Teach Yourself Instant Reference) and Science Without the Boring Bits.   With Big Ideas in Brief , Crofton provides an accessible tour of 200 key concepts that really matter. The ideas covered come from... more...

  • Holding Fast to an Image of the Pastby Neil Davidson

    Haymarket Books 2014; US$ 22.00

    Davidson discusses how Marxism can retain a sense of historical tradition without becoming fossilized. more...

  • Reflections on the Civil Warby Bruce Catton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 28.95

    Edited from tapes that the Pulitzer prize-winnng historian made before his death, this moving, informative book paints an intimate portrait of war. It's a chronicle of motives and emotions, from larger than life figures Lincoln and Lee to young John B. more...

  • When the Facts Changeby Tony Judt; Jennifer Homans

    Penguin Group US 2015; US$ 16.99

    A great thinker?s final testament: a characteristically wise and forthright collection of essays spanning a career of extraordinary intellectual engagement Tony Judt?s first collection of essays, Reappraisals , was centered on twentieth-century Europe in history and memory. Some of Judt?s most prominent and indeed controversial essays felt... more...

  • Islam and the Foundations of Political Powerby Ali Abdel Razek; Abdou Filali-Ansary; Maryam Loutfi

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; Not Available

    The translation of an essay first published in Egypt in 1925, which took the contemporaries of its author by storm. At a time when the Muslim world was in great turmoil over the question of the abolition of the caliphate by Mustapha Kamal Ataturk in Turkey Ali Abdel Razek, a religious cleric trained at Al-Azhar University, argued in favour of secularism. more...

  • Practicing Historyby Barbara W. Tuchman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    Celebrated for bringing a personal touch to history in her Pulitzer Prize?winning epic The Guns of August and other classic books, Barbara W. Tuchman reflects on world events and the historian?s craft in these perceptive, essential essays.   From thoughtful pieces on the historian?s role to striking insights into America?s past and present... more...

  • Big Ideas in Briefby Ian Crofton

    Quercus 2013; US$ 8.99

    Ian Crofton, former editor-in-chief of The Guinness Encyclopedia, has written a wide range of other general reference books, including Philosophy (Teach Yourself Instant Reference) and Science Without the Boring Bits. With Big Ideas in Brief , Crofton provides an accessible tour of 200 key concepts that really matter. The ideas covered come from... more...

  • How to Lose a Warby Bill Fawcett

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    From the Crusades to the modern age of chemical warfare and smart bombs, history is littered with truly disastrous military campaigns. How to Lose a War chronicles some of the most remarkable strategic catastrophes and doomed military adventures of overreaching invaders and clueless defenders?whether the failure was a result of poor planning, miscalculations,... more...

  • Legends, Lies & Cherished Myths of World Historyby Richard Shenkman

    HarperCollins 2011; Not Available

    ?Was there really a valiant little Dutch boy, a protesting Lady Godiva, a fiddling Nero, or a prudish Queen Victoria? No, says Shenkman ?.No person, event, or thing is safe from Shenkman?s corrections.? ? Booklist Founder of George Mason University?s History News Network and bestselling author of Presidential Ambition and One Night Stands ... more...