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  • Binding Passionsby Guido Ruggiero

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 54.99

    Mining the rich Venetian archives, especially the unusually detailed records of Venice's own branch of the Roman Inquisition, Guido Ruggiero provides a strikingly new and provocative interpretation of the end of the Renaissance in Italy. In this boldly structured work, he develops five narrative accounts of individual encounters with the Inquisition... more...

  • Religion in World Historyby John C. Super; Briane K. Turley

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 35.95

    In Religion and World History , distinguished authors John C. Super and Briane K. Turley examine the value of religion for interpreting the human experience in the past and present. They explore the elements of religion which best connect it to the cultural and political dynamics that have influenced history. Working within this framework, Super... more...

  • Decoding Historyby W.J.R. Gardner

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 176.00

    The German attack on merchant shipping in the Second World War, known as the Battle of the Atlantic, was countered partly by code-breaking intelligence known as Ultra. The dramatic revelation of this factor in the middle 1970s resulted in many works giving this as the most important cause of Allied success. more...

  • Holy Blood, Holy Grail Illustrated Editionby Michael Baigent; Richard Leigh

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 20.98

    SPECIAL ILLUSTRATED EDITION WITH EXCLUSIVE NEW MATERIAL ?One of the more controversial books of the 20th century.? ?UPI ?Enough to seriously challenge many traditional beliefs, if not alter them.? ?Los Angeles Book Times Review Explosive, thought-provoking, fiercely compelling, Holy Blood, Holy Grail breaks bold new ground with its shocking conclusions... more...

  • Helmet for My Pillowby Robert Leckie

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.98

    Here is one of the most riveting first-person accounts ever to come out of World War II. Robert Leckie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in January 1942, shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In Helmet for My Pillow we follow his odyssey, from basic training on Parris Island, South Carolina, all the way to the raging battles... more...

  • On Justice, Power, and Human Natureby Thucydides; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 11.50

    Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language and culture, this collection of extracts from The History of the Peloponnesian War includes those passages that shed most light on Thucydides? political theory--famous as well as important but lesser-known pieces frequently overlooked by nonspecialists. Newly translated... more...

  • Forgotten Voices of the Sommeby Joshua Levine

    Ebury Publishing 2008; US$ 12.68

    1916. The Somme. With over a million casualties, it was the most brutal battle of World War I. It is a clash that even now, over 90 years later, remains seared into the national consciousness, conjuring up images of muddy trenches and young lives tragically wasted. Its first day, July 1st 1916 - on which the British suffered 57,470 casualties, including... more...

  • The Spinners and Weavers of Auffayby Gay L. Gullickson

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 29.00

    This 1987 book broadens our understanding of the proto-industrial era and the history of women. more...

  • Island of Shameby David Vine

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 28.95 US$ 26.34

    The American military base on the island of Diego Garcia is one of the most strategically important and secretive U.S. military installations outside the United States. Located near the remote center of the Indian Ocean and accessible only by military transport, the little-known base has been instrumental in American military operations from the Cold... more...

  • Lyndon Johnson's Warby Michael H. Hunt

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 6.79

    The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics. Using newly available documents from both American and Vietnamese archives, Hunt reinterprets the values, choices, misconceptions, and miscalculations that shaped the long process of American intervention in Southeast... more...