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- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 21.99
Though his monarchy was toppled in 1979 and he died in 1980, the life of Mohammad-Reza Shah Pahlevi, the last Shah of Iran, continues to resonate today. Here, internationally respected author Abbas Milani gives us the definitive biography, more than ten years in the making, of the monarch who shaped Iran?s modern age and with it the contemporary... more...
- Orion 2010; Not Available
There have been many biographies of Stalin, but the court that surrounded him is untravelled ground. Simon Sebag Montefiore, acclaimed biographer of Catherine the Great's lover, prime minister and general Potemkin, has unearthed the vast underpinning that sustained Stalin. Not only ministers such as Molotov or secret service chiefs such as Beria, but... more...
- New Press, The 2005; US$ 29.95
?Don?t let the sun go down on you in this town.? We equate these words with the Jim Crow South but, in a sweeping analysis of American residential patterns, award-winning and bestselling author James W. Loewen demonstrates that strict racial exclusion was the norm in American towns and villages from sea to shining sea for much of the twentieth century.... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95
Throughout their stormy history the Teutonic Knights of Germany have always been the most controversial brotherhood ever to call themselves 'Knights of Christ'.They were the most warlike of the religious orders, and this is reflected in the architecture they left behind. In contrast to the Templars who are remembered for their churches, the Teutonic... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99
"Just as the necessary qualification for a good liar is a good memory, so the essential equipment of a would-be lie detector is a good timeline, and a decent archive." In NO ONE LEFT TO LIE TO, a New York Times bestseller, Christopher Hitchens casts an unflinching eye on the Clinton political machine and offers a searing indictment of a president... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 7.28
Operation Detachment, the invasion of Iwo Jima, on 19 February 1945 was the first campaign on Japanese soil and it resulted in some of the fiercest fighting of the Pacific campaign. United States Marines supported by the US Navy and Air Force fought the Japanese both over and underground on the island of volcanic ash, in a battle which was immortalised... more...
- Columbia University Press 2007; US$ 23.99
Based on a newly discovered collection of private papers as well as interviews and corporate documents, Thomas W. Evans links the eight years (1954-1962) in which Reagan worked for General Electric-acting as host of its television program, GE Theater, and traveling the country as the company's public-relations envoy-to his conversion to conservatism.... more...
- The History Press 2012; US$ 21.86
This is an account of the Great Irish Potato Famine of the late 1840s, a famine which resulted in the death of about one million people and was also largely respondible, in conjunction with British government policies, for one of the great international human migration of British history - the mass exodus of some two million people from Ireland, mostly... more...
- Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 14.99
A Kirkus Best Book of 2013 A revelatory, minute-by-minute account of JFK?s last hundred days that asks what might have been Fifty years after his death, President John F. Kennedy?s legend endures. Noted author and historian Thurston Clarke argues that the heart of that legend is what might have been. As we approach the anniversary of... more...