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  • A History of East Asiaby Charles Holcombe

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 32.00 US$ 26.24

    This book traces the story of East Asia from the dawn of history to the present. more...

  • The Cambridge History of the First World War: Volume 2, The Stateby Jay Winter

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    A comprehensive and authoritative new account of the political history of the First World War. more...

  • Burma Victory: Imphal, Kohima and the Chindits - March 1944 to May 1945by David Rooney

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 7.95

    In the final years of World War II, the campaign against Japan stepped up in a series of bloody battles with each side having much to lose. While much of the history of the period focuses on the Pacific Campaign and the American island hopping, this book studies the 'forgotten war' and the Allied fight to push the Japanese out of Burma. The Allies... more...

  • Nothing to Envyby Barbara Demick

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    A National Book Award finalist and National Book Critics Circle finalist, Barbara Demick?s Nothing to Envy is a remarkable view into North Korea, as seen through the lives of six ordinary citizens   Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years?a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the unchallenged... more...

  • The Kingdom of Armeniaby Mack Chahin

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 62.95

    While the majority of contemporary works on Armenia concentrate on the modern era, The Kingdom of Armenia takes its beginning in the third century BC, with the ancient literate peoples of Mesopotamia who had commercial interests in the land of Armenia, and continues with a comprehensive overview through to the end of the Middle Ages. more...

  • The Gunpowder Ageby Tonio Andrade

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    The Chinese invented gunpowder and began exploring its military uses as early as the 900s, four centuries before the technology passed to the West. But by the early 1800s, China had fallen so far behind the West in gunpowder warfare that it was easily defeated by Britain in the Opium War of 1839?42. What happened? In The Gunpowder Age , Tonio Andrade... more...

  • Overthrowing Geographyby Mark LeVine

    University of California Press 2001; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    This landmark book offers a truly integrated perspective for understanding the formation of Jewish and Palestinian Arab identities and relations in Palestine before 1948. Beginning with the late Ottoman period Mark LeVine explores the evolving history and geography of two cities: Jaffa, one of the oldest ports in the world, and Tel Aviv, which was... more...

  • The Soviet Counterinsurgency in the Western Borderlandsby Alexander Statiev

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    This book investigates the Soviet response to nationalist insurgencies between 1944 and 1953 in the regions the Soviet Union annexed after the Nazi-Soviet pact. more...

  • Bloody Ridgeby Michael S. Smith

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 27.95

    The Japanese called it the centipede. The northern part of Lunga Ridge, a narrow grass-covered rise that looked like an insect from the air, overlooked a coastal plain. In the center of that plain was Henderson Field, the vital home of the Cactus Air Force and the prize of the Guadalcanal campaign. Whoever commanded the ridge commanded the airstrip.... more...

  • The Janissariesby Godfrey Goodwin

    Saqi 2013; US$ 17.99

    From the fifteenth to the sixteenth century, the janissaries were the scourge of Europe. With their martial music, their muskets and their drilled march, it seemed that no one could withstand them. Their loyalty to their corps was infinite as the Ottomans conquered the Balkans as far as the Danube, and Syria, Egypt and Iraq. They set up semi-independent... more...