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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95
Written on the front lines in Vietnam, Dispatches became an immediate classic of war reportage when it was published in 1977. From its terrifying opening pages to its final eloquent words, Dispatches makes us see, in unforgettable and unflinching detail, the chaos and fervor of the war and the surreal insanity of life in that singular combat zone.... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 13.50
A cornerstone of Chinese popular culture, the legend of the White Snake--the admirable demon who loves her victim--has been continually rewritten, reinterpreted, and readapted for over five hundred years. The Precious Scroll of Thunder Peak was one of the most popular nineteenth-century versions of the legend. In bringing together translations... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 28.00
An incisive analysis of the political economy of the Middle East and North Africa. more...
- Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 15.00
The Mongol queens of the thirteenth century ruled the largest empire the world has ever known. Yet sometime near the end of the century, censors cut their story from The Secret History of the Mongols, leaving only a hint of a father?s legacy for his daughters. The queens of the Silk Route turned their father?s conquests into the world?s first truly... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 18.99
The problem with the history of twentieth-century Europe is that everyone thinks they know it. The great stories of the century - the two world wars, the rise and fall of Nazism and communism, female emancipation - seem self-evidently important. But behind the grand narratives, the politics and the ideologies, lies another history: the history of... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 15.50
One of the most popular and controversial historians of the twentieth century, who made his subject accessible to millions, A.J.P. Taylor caused a storm of outrage with this scandalous bestseller. Debunking what were accepted truths about the Second World War, he argued provocatively that Hitler did not set out to cause the war as part of an evil... more...
- Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 10.99
Jeffrey Wasserstrom offers a fully updated and revised edition of his popular introdution to China, providing cogent answers to the most urgent questions regarding modern China, and a framework for understanding its meteoric rise. more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 12.68
What caused the Russian Revolution? Did it succeed or fail? Do we still live with its consequences? Orlando Figes teaches history at Birkbeck, University of London and is the author of many acclaimed books on Russian history, including A People's Tragedy , which The Times Literary Supplement named as one of the '100 most influential... more...