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  • Triumph at Kapyongby Dan Bjarnason

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 1.50

    This is the story of the first battle by Canada?s soldiers in the Korean War. These volunteers ? truck drivers, construction workers, kids just out of high school ? outnumbered, they beat off some of the toughest troops on earth. more...

  • China: A History (Volume 2)by Harold M. Tanner

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 17.95

    Available in one or two volumes, this accessible, yet rigorous, introduction to the political, social, and cultural history of China provides a balanced and thoughtful account of the development of Chinese civilization from its beginnings to the present day. Each volume includes ample illustrations, a full complement of maps, a chronological table,... more...

  • Sasanian Persiaby Touraj Daryaee

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 14.95

    Of profound importance in late antiquity, the Sasanian Empire is virtually unknown today, except as a counterpoint to the Roman Empire. In this highly readable history, Touraj Daryaee fills a significant gap in our knowledge of world history. He examines the Sasanians? complex and colourful narrative and demonstrates their unique significance, not... more...

  • The Immobile Empireby Alain Peyrefitte

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 24.00

    In 1793, Lord George Macartney and an enormous delegation?including diplomats, doctors, scholars, painters, musicians, soldiers, and aristocrats?entered Beijing on a mission to open China to British trade. But Macartney?s famous refusal to perform the traditional kowtow before the Chinese Emperor was just one sign that the two empires would not see... more...

  • Platoon Leaderby James R. McDonough

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    A remarkable memoir of small-unit leadership and the coming of age of a young soldier in combat in Vietnam.' "Using a lean style and a sense of pacing drawn from the tautest of novels, McDonough has produced a gripping account of his first command, a U.S. platoon taking part in the 'strategic hamlet' program. . . . Rather than present a potpourri... more...

  • Searching for a Cultural Diplomacyby Jessica C. E. Gienow-Hecht; Mark C. Donfried

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 34.95

    Recent studies on the meaning of cultural diplomacy in the twentieth century often focus on the United States and the Cold War, based on the premise that cultural diplomacy was a key instrument of foreign policy in the nation's effort to contain the Soviet Union. As a result, the term "cultural diplomacy" has become one-dimensional, linked to political... more...

  • The Ways of the Worldby Robert Goddard

    Transworld 2013; US$ 11.27

    1919. The eyes of the world are on Paris, where statesmen, diplomats and politicians have gathered to discuss the fate of half the world?s nations in the aftermath of the cataclysm that was the Great War. A horde of journalists, spies and opportunists have also gathered in the city and the last thing the British diplomatic community needs at such... more...

  • The Napoleonic Wars: A Very Short Introductionby Mike Rapport

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 7.99

    The Napoleonic Wars left their mark on European and world societies in a variety of ways, not least from the radical social and political change they evoked in many countries. Examining the social, political, and institutional aspects of warfare in the Napoleonic era, Mike Rapport considers their significance and the legacy they leave today. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the History of Nationalismby John Breuilly

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 49.99

    Thirty-six essays by a team of leading scholars providing a global coverage of the history of nationalism in its different aspects - its ideas, its sentiments, and its politics. more...

  • The European Miracleby Eric Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 24.00

    Why modern states and economies developed in Europe first, and later in India and China. more...