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  • The Second World Warby R. A. C. Parker

    OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 12.99

    This is a compact but comprehensive and absorbing history of the Second World War. It examines the causes of the war, how it was won and lost, and its far-reaching consequences for humanity. more...

  • The Trial of Charles Iby David Lagomarsino; Charles T. Wood

    Dartmouth College Press 2000; US$ 12.99

    Eyewitness accounts of the trial and execution of Charles I portray a revolutionary moment in English history more...

  • Amsterdamby Russell Shorto

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95

    An endlessly entertaining portrait of the city of Amsterdam and the ideas that make it unique, by the author of the acclaimed Island at the Center of the World Tourists know Amsterdam as a picturesque city of low-slung brick houses lining tidy canals; student travelers know it for its legal brothels and hash bars; art lovers know it for Rembrandt's... more...

  • Latin America During World War IIby Thomas M. Leonard; John F. Bratzel; George Lauderbaugh; Andrew Lefebvre; Daniel M. Masterson; Graeme Mount; Jorge Ortiz Sotelo; Orlando J. Perez; Monica A. Rankin; Eric Paul Roorda; David Sheinin; Joseph Smith

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 36.99

    The first full-length study of World War II from the Latin American perspective, this unique volume offers an in-depth analysis of the region during wartime. Each country responded to World War II according to its own national interests, which often conflicted with those of the Allies, including the United States. The contributors systematically consider... more...

  • A Shorter History of Australiaby Geoffrey Blainey

    Penguin Random House Australia 2014; US$ 13.18

    A broad, concise and inclusive vision of Australia and Australians by one our most renowned historians. After a lifetime of research and debate on Australian and international history, Geoffrey Blainey is well-placed to introduce us to the people who have played a part and to guide us through the events that have created the Australian identity:... more...

  • Waterlooby Gordon Corrigan

    Atlantic Books 2014; US$ 14.57

    Fought on Sunday, 18 June 1815, by some 220,000 men over rain-sodden ground in what is now Belgium, the Battle of Waterloo brought an end to twenty-three years of almost continual war between revolutionary and later imperial France and her enemies. A decisive defeat for Napoleon and a hard-won victory for the Allied armies of the Duke of Wellington... more...

  • Cold War Rivalry and the Perception of the American Westby Pawel Goral

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 80.00

    This book demonstrates how the two adversaries of the Cold War, West Germany and East Germany, endeavored to create two distinct and unique German identities. In their endeavor to claim legitimacy, the German cinematic representation of the American West became an important cultural weapon of mass dissemination during the Cold War. more...

  • One of Our Submarinesby Edward Young

    Pen and Sword 2004; US$ 6.99

    In the very highest rank of books about the last war. Submarines are thrilling beasts, and Edward Young tells of four years' adventures in them in a good stout book with excitement on every page. He writes beautifully, economically and with humour, and in the actions he commands he manages to put the reader at the voice-pipe and the periscope so... more...

  • Introduction to Global Military Historyby Jeremy Black

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    This lucid account of military developments around the modern world begins with the American War of Independence and the French revolutionary wars and continues chronologically to the latest 21 st century conflicts. It combines determinedly global coverage with thought-provoking analysis not only of the military aspects of conflict but also its social,... more...

  • A History of African-American Leadershipby John White; Bruce J. Dierenfield

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    The story of black emancipation is one of the most dramatic themes of American history, covering racism, murder, poverty and extreme heroism. Figures such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King are the demigods of the freedom movements, both film and household figures. This major text explores the African-American experience of the twentieth century... more...