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  • A Kim Jong-Il Productionby Paul Fischer

    Flatiron Books 2015; US$ 14.99

    Before becoming the world?s most notorious dictator, Kim Jong-Il ran North Korea?s Ministry for Propaganda and its film studios. Conceiving every movie made, he acted as producer and screenwriter. Despite this control, he was underwhelmed by the available talent and took drastic steps, ordering the kidnapping of Choi Eun-Hee (Madam Choi)?South Korea?s... more...

  • Han Material Cultureby Sophia-Karin Psarras

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 92.00

    This book analyzes Han dynasty Chinese archaeology based on a comparison of the forms of vessels found in positively dated tombs. more...

  • Reagan and Pinochetby Morris Morley; Chris McGillion

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 28.00

    This study examines US policy toward the military dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet in Chile during the 1980s. more...

  • The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial and Its Legacyby Frederick Hatch

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    The eight people charged with conspiring to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln were tried by a military commission under military law. The author contends that this was illegal, since the civilian legal system was fully functioning. The many ways in which the defendants' rights were violated are described, as are the ways in which the trial... more...

  • Huddersfield in the Great Warby Vivien Teasdale Teasdale

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 7.99

    When war was declared in August 1914, it not only changed the lives of the soldiers who fought, but also the lives of their families, their neighbourhood and, ultimately, the whole of society. Women came out of their homes to take up work in industry, to drive the trams, to police the streets as well as nurse the wounded. Government, local and national,... more...

  • Victory in Italyby Richard Doherty

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 24.95

    While the main focus in early 1945 was on the advance to The Fatherland, 15 Army Group's 5th (US) and 8th (British) Armies were achieving remarkable results in Northern Italy.Superb generalship (Truscott - 5th Army and McCreery - 8th Army under General more...

  • Isle of Man in the Great Warby Caroline Smith

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 9.99

    In August 1914, the Isle of Man was in the middle of a very successful summer season. The tourist industry was crucial to the island, but suddenly holiday-makers left and the Steam Packet vessels that normally brought them were requisitioned. The future was uncertain for those who relied on the season and their pleas for assistance were ignored. For... more...

  • The Great Divergence Reconsideredby Roman Studer

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    Studer shows that institutional, geographical, political, and technological factors account for Europe's rise to undisputed world economic leader. more...

  • Shin Kanemaru and the Tragedy of Japan's Political Systemby Uldis Kruze

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    Shin Kanemaru (1914-1996) served as a key power broker at the national level in Japan from the 1970s until the early 1990s. He was at the heart of the '1955 system' of conservative political rule. Though never Prime Minister himself, he controlled or strongly influenced the administrations of five Japanese Prime Ministers. more...

  • The Naval Route to the Abyssby Matthew S. Seligmann; Frank Nägler; Michael Epkenhans

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 165.00

    The Anglo-German rivalry in battleship building at the beginning of the twentieth century has been blamed by many as a major cause of the First World War, yet ‘the Great Naval Race’ has not received the attention that its notoriety would merit. This volume facilitates an understanding of how the two parties interacted by providing a comprehensive... more...