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  • Bitter Freedomby Maurice Walsh

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 21.86

    The Irish Revolution - the war between the British authorities and the newly-formed IRA - was the first successful revolt anywhere against the British Empire. This is a vividly-written, compelling narrative placing events in Ireland in the wider context of a world in turmoil after the ending of a global war: one that saw the collapse of empires... more...

  • Empires of Coalby Shellen Wu

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 45.00

    From 1868?1872, German geologist Ferdinand von Richthofen went on an expedition to China. His reports on what he found there would transform Western interest in China from the land of porcelain and tea to a repository of immense coal reserves. By the 1890s, European and American powers and the Qing state and local elites battled for control over the... more...

  • Doomsday Menby P. D. Smith

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 8.99

    This is the gripping, untold story of the doomsday bomb?the ultimate weapon of mass destruction. In 1950, Hungarian-born scientist Leo Szilard made a dramatic announcement on American radio: science was on the verge of creating a doomsday bomb. For the first time in history, mankind realized that he had within his grasp a truly God-like power, the... more...

  • Flat Earthby Christine Garwood

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 8.99

    Christine Garwood studied history as an undergraduate and was later awarded a doctorate in history of science. She has been a Research Fellow at the Open University and is currently a freelance writer and researcher. more...

  • Rudi Dutschke Andreas Baader und die RAFby Wolfgang Kraushaar; Karin Wieland; Jan Philipp Reemtsma

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2013; US$ 7.33

    Der "idealisierte Rebell" und der "Dandy des Bösen" - beide sind unzweifelhaft Schlüsselfiguren gewesen. Ohne den einen wäre die 68er-Bewegung und ohne den anderen die RAF nicht zu verstehen. Und der eine wie der andere figurieren inzwischen als Objekte einer postumen Bewunderung. Obwohl sich Dutschke und Baader in ein- und derselben... more...

  • 10 Years That Shook the Worldby Loretta Napoleoni

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 12.95

    September 11, 2001, is considered the main event, but the changes of the decade go far beyond the menace of terrorism and the war on terror. The technological revolution, the wide use of the Internet, and the advent of social media are just some of the innovations that grew to define the decade. The war on terror and its strong rhetoric hid these phenomena.... more...

  • The Wounded Giantby Michael O'Hanlon

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 4.99

    A farseeing and controversial analysis of the military America needs and the military we can afford from the director of research at Brookings. As total federal debt trends toward 100 percent of the GDP, and America wavers on the edge of another recession, Congress has responded with a plan for deficit reduction?more than two trillion dollars over... more...

  • Das andere Habsburgby Helmut Neuhold

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 22.21

    Hauptbeschreibung Viele Bücher handeln vom Haus Habsburg. Von Homo- und Bisexualität in Österreichs Herrscherhaus handelte bislang keines. Dabei sorgten Sprösslinge mit abweichenden Neigungen immer wieder für Aufsehen. Erzherzog Ludwig Victor vor allem, der jüngste Bruder von Kaiser Franz-Joseph. Als erklärter Liebling seiner Mutter entwickelte er... more...

  • Reenactment eines Traumasby Shelley Harten

    Tectum Verlag 2012; US$ 22.21

    Hauptbeschreibung Am 27. Juni 1976 entführten zwei deutsche und zwei palästinensische Terroristen eine Air France Maschine mit 248 Passagieren nach Entebbe, Uganda. Die Terroristen der "Revolutionären Zellen" Wilfried Böse und Brigitte Kuhlmann trennten im Verlauf der Entführung die israelischen von den nicht-israelischen Geiseln und entließen letztere... more...

  • A House Dividedby Carl Strikwerda

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 36.99

    The first book to explore the historical development of Belgian politics, this groundbreaking study of the rivalry between Catholicism, Socialism, and nationalism is essential reading for anyone interested in Europe before World War I. more...