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  • The Enlightenmentby Dorinda Outram

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    New third edition of this acclaimed accessible overview of the Enlightenment, with a new chapter and guidance on further research. 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...

  • East Asia at the Centerby Warren I. Cohen

    Columbia University Press 2001; US$ 29.99

    Cohen charts the course of cultural, intellectual, economic, and political developments in East Asia -- particularly China and Japan -- from the beginning of recorded time to the present day and examines such events as the rise and fall of key dynasties, the ascendance of the British empire, and the development of democracy in Asia. more...

  • Nothing to Envyby Barbara Demick

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    A National Book Award finalist and National Book Critics Circle finalist, Barbara Demick?s Nothing to Envy is a remarkable view into North Korea, as seen through the lives of six ordinary citizens   Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years?a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the unchallenged... more...

  • Alabama in Africaby Andrew Zimmerman

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    In 1901, the Tuskegee Institute, founded by Booker T. Washington, sent an expedition to the German colony of Togo in West Africa, with the purpose of transforming the region into a cotton economy similar to that of the post-Reconstruction American South. Alabama in Africa explores the politics of labor, sexuality, and race behind this endeavor,... more...

  • Colonization and the Origins of Humanitarian Governanceby Alan Lester; Fae Dussart

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Reveals the ways in which those responsible for creating Britain's nineteenth-century empire sought to make colonization compatible with humanitarianism. more...

  • Queen of the Desertby Georgina Howell

    Pan Macmillan 2015; US$ 9.05

    Archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, mountaineer and nation builder, Gertrude Bell was born in 1868 into a world of privilege and plenty, but she turned her back on all that for her passion for the Arab peoples, becoming the architect of the independent kingdom of Iraq and seeing its first king Faisal safely onto the... more...

  • Shipwreck Of The Whaleship Essexby Owen Chase

    Random House 2015; US$ 12.78

    DON'T MISS THE MAJOR FILM INSPIRED BY CHASE'S NARRATIVE, IN THE HEART OF THE SEA On 20 November 1820, just south of the equator, the whaling ship Essex , spotted and pursued a shoal of sperm whales. As the crew started harpooning, the largest whale ? some 85 feet long ? rammed the Essex twice and 'stove in her bows'. What followed was an... more...

  • Southeast Asiaby D R SarDesai

    Westview Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    A balanced, accessible, and authoritative account of the history of Southeast Asia from ancient to contemporary times more...

  • Ten Days That Shook the Worldby John Reed; A. Taylor; Vladimir Lenin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 15.98

    Ten Days That Shook the World is John Reed?s eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution. A contemporary journalist writing in the first flush of revolutionary enthusiasm, he gives a gripping record of the events in Petrograd in November 1917, when Lenin and the Bolsheviks finally seized power. Containing verbatim reports both of speeches... more...