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  • The Transformation Of Ireland 1900-2000by Diarmaid Ferriter

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 21.32

    A ground-breaking history of the twentieth century in Ireland, written on the most ambitious scale by a brilliant young historian. - It is significant that it begins in 1900 and ends in 2000 - most accounts have begun in 1912 or 1922 and largely ignored the end of the century. Politics and political parties are examined in detail but high politics... more...

  • Brazil on the Riseby Larry Rohter

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 18.99

    A History of Booms and Busts Sin and Salvation South of the Equator The Myth of a Racial Paradise The Tropical Lifestyle Creativity, Culture, and 'Cannibalism' Industrial Giant, Agricultural Superpower Energy to Burn: Petroleum, Ethanol, and Hydropower The Amazon: Nationalism and Paranoia in the Jungle Becoming a 'Serious Country'... more...

  • 102 Minutesby Jim Dwyer; Kevin Flynn

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 19.99

    " 102 Minutes does for the September 11 catastrophe what Walter Lord did for the Titanic in his masterpiece, A Night to Remember . . . Searing, poignant, and utterly compelling."--Rick Atkinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of An Army at Dawn Hailed upon its hardcover publication as an instant classic, the critically acclaimed New York Times... more...

  • A Problem From Hellby Samantha Power

    Basic Books 2013; US$ 19.99

    A character-driven study of some of the darkest moments in our national history, when America failed to prevent or stop 20th-century campaigns to exterminate Armenians, Jews, Cambodians, Iraqi Kurds, Bosnians, and Rwandans . more...

  • The Faithful Executionerby Joel F. Harrington

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 10.99

    Based on the rare and until now overlooked journal of a Renaissance-era executioner, the noted historian Joel F. Harrington's The Faithful Executioner takes us deep inside the alien world and thinking of Meister Frantz Schmidt of Nuremberg, who, during forty-five years as a professional executioner, personally put to death 394 individuals and tortured,... more...

  • Special Forces in the War on Terrorby Leigh Neville

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 9.99

    Within weeks of the devastation of 9/11, United States Special Operations Forces were dropping into Afghanistan to lead the war against Al Qaeda and the Taliban. Ten years later, the Navy's SEAL Team 6 carried out Operation Neptune Spear to hunt down and kill Osama Bin Laden. In Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Somalia and Mali, the role of Special Ops has been... more...

  • The News from Waterlooby Brian Cathcart

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 21.86

    The Duke of Wellington'svictory over Napoleon in 1815 at Waterloo ensured British dominance for the rest of the nineteenth century. It took three days and two hours for word to travel from Belgium in a form that people could rely upon. This is a tragi-comic midsummer's tale that begins amidst terrible carnage and weaves through a world of... more...

  • The Great Fireby Lou Ureneck

    HarperCollins 2015; Not Available

    The harrowing story of a Methodist Minister and a principled American naval officer who helped rescue more than 250,000 refugees during the genocide of Armenian and Greek Christians?a tale of bravery, morality, and politics, published to coincide with the genocide?s centennial. The year was 1922: World War I had just come to a close, the Ottoman... more...

  • The Great Fireby Lou Ureneck

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 17.99

    The harrowing story of a Methodist Minister and a principled American naval officer who helped rescue more than 250,000 refugees during the genocide of Armenian and Greek Christians?a tale of bravery, morality, and politics, published to coincide with the genocide?s centennial. The year was 1922: World War I had just come to a close, the Ottoman... more...

  • Went the Day Well?by David Crane

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 30.00

    Midnight, Sunday, June 18, 1815. Britain holds its breath. Since Napoleon?s escape from Elba in February, Europe has been jolted from eleven months of peace back into the frenzied panic of a war it believed had ended. ?The whole complexion of the world is changed again,? writes George Ticknor, then a young American lawyer in Britain for the first... more...