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  • Europe and the People Without Historyby Eric R. Wolf

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 27.95

    Offering insight and equal consideration into the societies of the "civilized" and "uncivilized" world, Europe and the People Without History deftly explores the historical trajectory of so-called modern globalization. In this foundational text about the development of the global political economy, Eric R. Wolf challenges the long-held anthropological... more...

  • Unit 731by Hal Gold

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 12.95

    This is a riveting and disturbing account of the medical atrocities performed in and around Japan during WWII. Some of the cruelest deeds of Japan's war in Asia did not occur on the battlefield, but in quiet, antiseptic medical wards in obscure parts of the continent. Far from front lines and prying eyes, Japanese doctors and their assistants... more...

  • The Human Journeyby Kevin Reilly

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 38.99

    The Human Journey offers a truly concise yet satisfyingly full history of the world from ancient times to the present. Its themes include not only the great questions of the humanities?nature versus nurture, the history and meaning of human variation, the sources of wealth, and causes of revolution?but also the major transformations in human history:... more...

  • The First World Warby Michael Howard

    Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 7.99

    By the time the First World War ended in 1918, eight million people had died in what had been perhaps the most apocalyptic episode the world had known. This Very Short Introduction provides a concise and insightful history of 'the Great War', focusing on why it happened, how it was fought, and why it had the consequences it did. - ;By the time... more...

  • International History of the Twentieth Century and Beyondby Antony Best; Jussi Hanhimaki; Joseph A. Maiolo; Kirsten E. Schulze

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This hugely successful global history of the twentieth century is written by four prominent international historians for first-year undergraduate level and upward. Using their thematic and regional expertise, the authors have produced an authoritative yet accessible and seamless account of the history of international relations in the last century,... more...

  • The Marshall Planby Michael J. Hogan

    Cambridge University Press 1989; US$ 44.00

    Hogan shows how The Marshall Plan was more than an effort to put American aid behind the economic reconstruction of Europe. more...

  • The Oxford History of Modern Europeby T. C. W. Blanning

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 10.99

    Written by eleven contributors of international standing, this book offers a readable and authoritative account of Europe's turbulent history from the French Revolution in the late eighteenth century to the present day. Each chapter portrays both change and continuity, revolutions and stability, and covers the political, economic, social, cultural,... more...

  • The Atlantic in World Historyby Karen Ordahl Kupperman

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 13.99

    As Europeans began to move into the Atlantic in the late fifteenth century, first encountering islands and then two continents across the sea, they initiated a process that revolutionized the lives of people everywhere. American foods enriched their diets. Furs, precious metals, dyes, and many other products underwrote new luxury trades, and tobacco... more...

  • Citizen Soldiersby Helen B. McCartney

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 32.00

    A compelling 2003 assessment of the experience of the British soldier in the First World War. more...

  • History Derailedby Ivan T. Berend

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 31.95

    There is probably no greater authority on the modern history of central and eastern Europe than Ivan Berend, whose previous work, Decades of Crisis, was hailed by critics as "masterful" and "the broadest synthesis of the modern social, economic, and cultural history of the region that we possess." Now, having brought together and illuminated this... more...