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  • The Arabsby Eugene Rogan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 18.32

    Eugene Rogan has written an authoritative new history of the Arabs in the modern world. Starting with the Ottoman conquests in the sixteenth century, this landmark book follows the story of the Arabs through the era of European imperialism and the Superpower rivalries of the Cold War, to the present age of unipolar American power. Drawing on the writings... more...

  • Opportunities Missed, Opportunities Seizedby Bruce W. Jentleson; Lee H. Hamilton; Alexander L. George; James E. Goodby; Jane E. Holl; Heather F. Hurlburt; Bruce W. Jentleson; Bruce Jones; Gail W. Lapidus; Michael S. Lund; John J. Maresca; Michael J. Mazarr; Kenneth Menkhaus; Louis Ortmayer; Astri Suhrke; Katharina R. Vogeli; Susan Woodward; I. William Zartman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1999; US$ 47.99

    This study examines ten major post-Cold War cases?including Croatia-Bosnia, Rwanda, the Baltics, Russia-Ukraine, Macedonia, and North Korea?to assess the key factors contributing to both the success and failure of preventive diplomacy. The method of case study analysis employed is based on the work of Alexander L. George. Authors include both leading... more...

  • Peasant Rebels Under Stalinby Lynne Viola

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    Peasant Rebels Under Stalin is the first history of the peasant rebellion against Soviet collectivization. Author Lynne Viola's study demonstrates that the scope of peasant resistance was far wider and more serious than previously assumed. Based on newly declassified Soviet archives, Viola's work documents the manifestation in Stalin's Russia of... more...

  • Australian Soldiers in Asia-Pacific in World War IIby Lachlan Grant

    NewSouth 2014; US$ 19.99

    Half a million Australians encountered a new world when they entered Asia and the Pacific during World War II: different peoples, cultures, languages and religions chafing under the grip of colonial rule. Moving beyond the battlefield, this book tells the story of how mid-century experiences of troops in Asia-Pacific shaped how we feel about our nation’s... more...

  • The Ismaili Assassinsby James Waterson

    Frontline Books 2008; US$ 5.99

    Few people know the truth about the enigmatic organization known as the Assassins, an underground group of political killers, they were ready to kill Christians and Muslims alike with complete disregard for the consequences of their actions. Although their empire was destroyed in the 13th Century, have a controversial legacy which still resonates in... more...

  • Founding Brothersby Joseph J. Ellis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2003; US$ 15.95

    In this landmark work of history, the National Book Award?winning author of American Sphinx explores how a group of greatly gifted but deeply flawed individuals?Hamilton, Burr, Jefferson, Franklin, Washington, Adams, and Madison?confronted the overwhelming challenges before them to set the course for our nation. The United States was more a fragile... more...

  • Deterrence Nowby Patrick M. Morgan

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 37.00 US$ 30.34

    Patrick Morgan's authoritative study revisits the place of deterrence after the Cold War. more...

  • The Studs Terkel Readerby Studs Terkel

    The New Press 2011; US$ 18.99

    With a foreword by Robert Coles and a preface by Calvin Trillin. The Studs Terkel Reader: My American Century collects the best interviews from eight of Terkel's classic oral histories together with his wonderful original introductions to each book. Featuring selections from American Dreams , Coming of Age , Division Street , "The Good War... more...

  • Electric Dreamlandby Lauren Rabinovitz

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    More than two thousand amusement parks dotted the American landscape in the early twentieth century, thrilling the general public with the latest in entertainment and motion picture technology. Amusement parks were the playgrounds of the working class, combining numerous, mechanically-based spectacles into one unique, modern cultural phenomenon. Lauren... more...

  • Diplomacy in Black and Whiteby Ronald Angelo Johnson

    University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    From 1798 to 1801, during the Haitian Revolution, President John Adams and Toussaint Louverture forged diplomatic relations that empowered white Americans to embrace freedom and independence for people of color in Saint-Domingue. The United States supported the Dominguan revolutionaries with economic assistance and arms and munitions; the conflict... more...