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  • Balkan Ghostsby Robert D. Kaplan

    Picador 2014; US$ 17.99

    From the assassination that triggered World War I to the ethnic warfare in Serbia, Bosnia, and Croatia, the Balkans have been the crucible of the twentieth century, the place where terrorism and genocide first became tools of policy. Chosen as one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times , and greeted with critical acclaim as "the most... more...

  • Regulating Prostitution in Chinaby Elizabeth Remick

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 45.00

    In the early decades of the twentieth century, prostitution was one of only a few fates available to women and girls besides wife, servant, or factory worker. At the turn of the century, cities across China began to register, tax, and monitor prostitutes, taking different forms in different cities. Intervention by way of prostitution regulation connected... 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...

  • Contemporary Americaby M. J. Heale

    Wiley 2011; US$ 107.95

    This history of America’s recent past focuses on the importance of the United States’ interaction with the outside world and includes detailed accounts of the presidencies of Reagan, Clinton and George W. Bush. Provides a substantial account of the dramatic history of America since 1980, covering the Reagan years, the Clinton presidency,... more...

  • A Companion to Franklin D. Rooseveltby William D. Pederson

    Wiley 2011; US$ 214.95

    A Companion to Franklin D. Roosevelt presents a collection of historiographical essays by leading scholars that provides a comprehensive review of the scholarship on the president who led the United States through the tumultuous period from the Great Depression to the waning days of World War II. Represents a state-of-the-art assessment of current... more...

  • Flat Earthby Christine Garwood

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 8.99

    Contrary to popular belief fostered in countless school classrooms the world over, Christopher Columbus did not discover that the earth was round. The idea of a spherical world had been widely accepted in educated circles from as early as the fourth century b.c. Yet, bizarrely, it was not until the supposedly more rational nineteenth century that... more...

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

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2012; US$ 9.32

    Hauptbeschreibung 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 Group US 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... more...

  • Das andere Habsburgby Helmut Neuhold

    Tectum Verlag 2011; US$ 27.99

    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...