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  • The Punishment Of Virtueby Sarah Chayes

    Granta Publications 2016; US$ 13.32

    What happens when the War on Terror media circus packs up and leaves town? Sarah Chayes has spent the past six years in Afghanistan in order to find out. She gains access to tribal leaders, cunning warlords, jihadist insurgents and opium traders - all contending for power in this uniquely strategic place at a pivotal moment in its history. more...

  • Dr Philip?s Empireby Tim Keegan

    Penguin Random House South Africa 2016; US$ 15.00

    Dr John Philip towered over nineteenth-century South African history, championing the rights of indigenous people against the growing power of white supremacy, but today he is largely forgotten or misremembered. From the time he arrived in South Africa as superintendent of the London Missionary Society in 1819, Philip played a major role in the idealist... more...

  • Crisis in a Divided Korea: A Chronology and Reference Guideby James Matray

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 89.00

    Why is Korea still divided into two nations? How does the decades-old tension between North Korea and South Korea affect all of Asia as well as influence several of the world's major powers, including Japan, the People's Republic of China, Russia, and the United States? This book provides answers to these questions and more, presenting readers with... more...

  • What the British Didby Peter Mangold

    I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 40.00

    Britain has been engaged in the Middle East for over two centuries. During the Napoleonic Wars it expelled the French from Egypt. During World War I it helped to dismantle the Ottoman empire. During World War II, it defeated the Italians and Germans. In the post-war years, it attempted to reassert its domination of the Middle East but with little... more...

  • Edward VIII (Penguin Monarchs)by Piers Brendon

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 20.78

    'After my death,' George V said of his eldest son and heir, 'the boy will ruin himself within twelve months.' The forecast proved uncannily accurate. Edward VIII came to the throne in January 1936, provoked a constitutional crisis by his determination to marry the American divorcée Wallis Simpson, and abdicated in December. He was never crowned... more...

  • The ?Long 1970s?by Poul Villaume; Rasmus Mariager

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Today it is widely recognised that the 'long 1970s' was a decisive international transition period during which traditional, collective-oriented socio-economic interest and welfare policies were increasingly replaced by the more individually and neo-liberally oriented value policies of the post-industrial epoch. Seen from a distance of three decades,... more...

  • The Six-Day Warby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    On 5th June 1967, the Israelis launched a new attack against Egypt following the blockade of the Strait of Tiran. Within three hours, the Egyptian air force was completely destroyed. This action caused outrage among the Arab world, which quickly united in order to provide support to Egypt, prompting a six-day-long conflict that reached such levels... more...

  • The Iran-Iraq Warby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    On 22nd September 1980, Saddam Hussein attacked the Shatt al-Arab and proclaimed dominance over the territory. This pivotal event launched the two countries into a slow and unmoving war. After eight years of hostilities that included the controversial use of chemical weapons, the war finally came to an end, with neither camp gaining anything and both... more...

  • The Battle of the Atlanticby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    At 9:00pm on 3rd September 1939, the longest campaign of the Second World War began. The challenge for the Germans was of the utmost importance: gaining supremacy in the Atlantic Ocean and preventing the British from receiving aid, thereby forcing them to surrender. However, the Germans did not foresee the power of the Allied forces, who mobilized... more...

  • The Battle of Gettysburgby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    On 1st July 1863, America was poised for the deadliest episode of the Civil War, which saw two opposing camps: the Southern Confederacy, fervent defenders of slavery, and the Union, who wished to abandon the practice altogether. The fighting raged on for three days, before the resistance of the Unionists finally triumphed over the Confederates. This... more...