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  • Britain's Retreat from Empire in East Asia, 1905-1980by Antony Best

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The decline of British power in Asia, from a high point in 1905, when Britain?s ally Japan vanquished the Russian Empire, apparently reducing the perceived threat that Russia posed to its influence in India and China, to the end of the twentieth century, when British power had dwindled to virtually nothing, is one of the most important themes in understanding... more...

  • Passchendaeleby Paul Ham

    Penguin Random House Australia 2016; US$ 31.16

    Passchendaele epitomises everything that was most terrible about the Western Front. The photographs never sleep of this four-month battle, fought from July to November 1917, the worst year of the war: blackened tree stumps rising out of a field of mud, corpses of men and horses drowned in shell holes, terrified soldiers huddled in trenches awaiting... more...

  • The River, the Plain, and the Stateby Ling Zhang

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    This book explores the human-engineered flooding of China's Yellow River, and how it affected the state, environment, and inhabitants of the region. more...

  • From Craftsmen to Capitalistsby Frederick L. McKitrick

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    Politically adrift, alienated from Weimar society, and fearful of competition from industrial elites and the working class alike, the independent artisans of interwar Germany were a particularly receptive audience for National Socialist ideology. As Hitler consolidated power, they emerged as an important Nazi constituency, drawn by the party's rejection... more...

  • SOE's Mastermindby Brian Lett

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 26.97

    For those with even a passing interest in the Second World War, the name Colin Gubbins is synonymous with the Special Operations Executive (SOE). This is not surprising as from its creation in late 1940 at Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s command ‘to set Europe ablaze’, Gubbins was the driving force behind SOE. Over the next... more...

  • An Economic History of Twentieth-Century Europeby Ivan T. Berend

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    A revised and updated edition of the leading overview of economic regimes and economic performance in twentieth-century Europe. more...

  • Slavery's Metropolisby Rashauna Johnson

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    A vivid examination of slave life in New Orleans in the early nineteenth century. more...

  • Founding Weimarby Mark Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    The first study to reveal the key relationship between violence and fears of violence during the German Revolution of 1918?1919. more...

  • After the War Was Overby Mark Mazower

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 46.00 US$ 36.80

    This volume makes available some of the most exciting research currently underway into Greek society after Liberation. Together, its essays map a new social history of Greece in the 1940s and 1950s, a period in which the country grappled--bloodily--with foreign occupation and intense civil conflict. Extending innovative historical approaches to... more...

  • The 20th Century in Bite-Sized Chunksby Nicola Chalton; Meredith MacArdle

    Michael O'Mara 2016; US$ 9.99

    A rich, complex and absorbing subject, it?s hard to find the history of the twentieth century in one accessible book ... until now.From two World Wars to astonishing scientific progress and social upheaval, the twentieth century saw unprecedented change. In this concise history of a century like no other, authors Nicola Chalton and Meredith MacArdle... more...