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  • The Crime and the Silenceby Anna Bikont

    Random House 2015; US$ 14.09

    Winner of the European Book Prize 'A masterpiece' Jan T. Gross 'Terrifying and necessary' Julian Barnes 'Scrupulously objective and profoundly personal' Kate Atkinson On 10 July 1941 a horrifying crime was committed in the small Polish town of Jedwadbne. Early in the afternoon, the town?s Jewish population ? hundreds of men, women... more...

  • Sniper on the Eastern Frontby Albrecht Wacker

    Pen and Sword 2008; US$ 9.99

    Josef “Sepp” Allerberger was the second most successful sniper of the German Wehrmacht and one of the few private soldiers to be honoured with the award of the Knight’s Cross. An Austrian conscript, after qualifying as a machine gunner he was drafted to the southern sector of the Russian Front in July 1942. Wounded at Voroshilovsk,... more...

  • Explaining the History of American Foreign Relationsby Frank Costigliola; Michael J. Hogan

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 26.00 US$ 21.32

    This volume presents substantially revised and new essays on methodology and approaches in foreign and international relations history. more...

  • Passchendaeleby Paul Ham

    Penguin Random House Australia 2016; US$ 31.16

    Passchendaele epitomises everything that was most terrible about the Western Front. The photographs never sleep of this four-month battle, fought from July to November 1917, the worst year of the war: blackened tree stumps rising out of a field of mud, corpses of men and horses drowned in shell holes, terrified soldiers huddled in trenches awaiting... more...

  • The Little Book of Mary, Queen of Scotsby Mickey Mayhew

    The History Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    Mary Queen of Scots is perhaps one of the most controversial and divisive monarchs in regal history. Her story reads like a particularly spicy novel, with murder, kidnap, adultery, assassination and execution. To some she is one of the most wronged women in history, a pawn used and abused by her family in the great monarchical marriage game; to others,... more...

  • Escaping Salemby Richard Godbeer

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 12.95 US$ 11.14

    The Salem witch hunt of 1692 is among the most infamous events in early American history; however, it was not the only such episode to occur in New England that year. Escaping Salem reconstructs the "other witch hunt" of 1692 that took place in Stamford, Connecticut. Concise and accessible, the book takes students on a revealing journey into the... more...

  • Homeland Security and Intelligenceby Keith Logan

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 55.00

    Few issues are as important?or as controversial. Homeland Security and Intelligence offers a series of articles written to inform readers about changes in homeland security intelligence, to explain the new structure of the intelligence community (IC), and to enable readers to question the effectiveness of the new intelligence processes. A brief... more...

  • The Most Dangerous Animalby David Livingstone Smith

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 17.99

    Almost 200 million human beings, mostly civilians, have died in wars over the last century, and there is no end of slaughter in sight. The Most Dangerous Animal asks what it is about human nature that makes it possible for human beings to regularly slaughter their own kind. It tells the story of why all human beings have the potential to be hideously... more...

  • A Secret History of the IRAby Ed Moloney

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 18.32

    For decades the British and Irish had 'got used to' a situation without parallel in Europe: a cold, ferocious, persistent campaign of bombing and terror of extraordinary duration and inventiveness. At the heart of that campaign lies one man: GerryAdams. From the outbreak of the troubles to the present day he has been an immensely influential figure.... more...

  • The Arabsby Eugene Rogan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 18.32

    Eugene Rogan has written an authoritative new history of the Arabs in the modern world. Starting with the Ottoman conquests in the sixteenth century, this landmark book follows the story of the Arabs through the era of European imperialism and the Superpower rivalries of the Cold War, to the present age of unipolar American power. Drawing on the writings... more...