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- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 20.99
As the People's Republic's seemingly inexorable rise to economic and military power continues, never has the need for a better grasp of Chinese strategic thought by the West been more acute. In Deciphering Sun Tzu, Derek Yuen seeks to reclaim for the reader the hidden contours and lost Chinese and Taoist contexts of Sun Tzu's renowned treatise... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 33.95
This comprehensive volume provides easily-accessible factual material on all major areas of warfare in the medieval west. The whole geographical area of medieval Europe, including eastern Europe, is covered, including essential elements from outside Europe such as Byzantine warfare, nomadic horde invasions and the Crusades. Progressing chronologically,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
In a life of extraordinary drama, Jane Boleyn was catapulted from relative obscurity to the inner circle of King Henry VIII. As powerful men and women around her became victims of Henry?s ruthless and absolute power, including her own husband and sister-in-law, Queen Anne Boleyn, Jane?s allegiance to the volatile monarchy was sustained and rewarded.... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 10.95
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 into... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 14.38
The inspiration behind the HBO series THE PACIFIC Here is one of the most riveting first-person accounts to ever come out of World War 2. Robert Leckie was 21 when he enlisted in the US Marine Corps in January 1942. In Helmet for My Pillow we follow his journey, from boot camp on Parris Island, South Carolina, all the way to the... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 18.99
Nineteenth-century globalization made America exceptional. On the back of European money and immigration, America became an empire with considerable skill at conquest but little experience administering other people's, or its own, affairs, which it preferred to leave to the energies of private enterprise. The nation's resulting state institutions... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 15.99
††††† Mishna Wolff grew up in a poor black neighborhood with her single father, a white man who truly believed he was black.† ?He strutted around with a short perm, a Cosby-esqe sweater, gold chains and a Kangol?telling jokes like Redd Fox, and giving advice like Jesse Jackson.† You couldn?t tell my father he was white.† Believe me, I tried,? writes... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 23.99
This full-life biography includes analysis of Adams's education, political philosophy, religious attitudes, social values, and family relationships. While his extraordinary role in achieving American independence is closely analyzed, the post-independence period, including his tenure as governor of Massachusetts, is not neglected. The core theme is... more...
- Orion 2008; US$ 19.58
Eric Brown was on a University of Edinburgh exchange course in Germany in 1939, and the first he knew of the war was when the Gestapo came to arrest him. They released him, not realizing he was a pilot in the RAF volunteer reserve: and the rest is history. Eric Brown joined the Fleet Air Arm and went on to be the greatest test pilot in history, flying... more...
- New Press, The 2011; US$ 18.95
The Good War for which Terkel won the Pulitzer Prize, is a testament not only to the experience of war but to the extraordinary skill of Terkel as interviewer. As always, Terkel?s subjects are open and unrelenting in their analyses of themselves and their experiences, producing what People magazine has called ďa splendid epic history of World... more...