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  • How Democracies Lose Small Warsby Gil Merom

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 32.00

    This 2003 book examines how modern democracies fail in insurgency wars because they are unable to find a winning balance. more...

  • Becoming Romanby Greg Woolf

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 37.00

    Studies the 'Romanization' of Rome's Gallic provinces in the late Republic and early empire. more...

  • Young Ottomans, Theby Nazan Cicek

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    The Eastern Question, as it was termed by the European Powers in the nineteenth century, was a debate primarily concerned with the issue of ?what to do with the Turk??. The Ottoman Empire had become known as the ?sick man of Europe? following its gradual decline since the eighteenth century, and its demise would be highly problematic for the crowned... more...

  • Churchillby Piers Brendon

    Random House 2011; US$ 18.32

    This astute biography brilliantly captures, in one volume, the full range of Winston Churchill's astonishing career. perhaps the greatest political figure of modern times, Churchill's achievement extended well beyond his emblematic role in the Second World War. Piers Brendon brings great wit and dozens of pungent anecdotes to this penetrating account,... more...

  • Tank Menby Robert Kershaw

    Hodder & Stoughton 2009; US$ 12.99

    'I thought Tank Men was a triumph ...it is a really fine piece of work' - Richard Holmes 'Some of the eye witness accounts Kershaw has collected for this comprehensive review of tank warfare have the power to chill the reader to the bone. This is warfare at the sharp end' --NOTTINGHAM EVENING POST The First World War saw the birth of an extraordinary... more...

  • Galileoby John L. Heilbron

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 16.99

    Galileo is aptly known as 'the father of modern science'. But there is much more to him than his well-known discoveries in physics and astronomy, and his infamous clash with the Catholic church. John Heilbron's wonderfully rounded new biography presents a multi-talented but difficult man - writer, philosopher, scientist, musician, and artist. more...

  • Edward IIIby W M Ormrod

    The History Press 2011; US$ 7.99

    The fifty-year reign of one of England's most charismatic leaders is assessed in this lucid and incisive work. W.M. Ormrod traces Edward's life from his birth, when the very future of the monarchy in England was under threat, to his death when he was regarded throughout Europe as the very model of an ideal monarch. more...

  • The Russian Civil Warby Evan Mawdsley

    Birlinn 2011; US$ 6.99

    'the best book ever written on the Russian Civil War ... a first-rate work of scholarly synthesis' - Robert McNeal 'a miracle of concision, clarity and completeness' - Michael Malancon 'abounds in controversial judgements, ably backed and well documented' - D.A. Longley The Russian Civil War of 1917-1920, out of which the Soviet Union was... more...

  • The Historiesby Herodotus; Robin Waterfield; Carolyn Dewald

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 6.99

    Herodotus is not only known as the `father of history', as Cicero called him, but also the father of ethnography; as well as charting the historical background to the Persian Wars, his curiosity also prompts frequent digression on the cultures of the peoples he introduces. While much of the information he gives has proved to be astonishingly accurate,... more...

  • Lady Bird Johnsonby Michael L. Gillette

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    Over a span of eighteen years, Lady Bird Johnson recorded forty-seven oral history interviews with Michael Gillette and his colleagues. These conversations, just released in 2011, form the heart of Lady Bird Johnson: An Oral History , an intimate story of a shy young country girl's transformation into one of America's most effective and admired First... more...