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Modern history, 1453-

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  • The March of Follyby Barbara W. Tuchman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    Pulitzer Prize?winning historian Barbara W. Tuchman, author of the World War I masterpiece The Guns of August, grapples with her boldest subject: the pervasive presence, through the ages, of failure, mismanagement, and delusion in government.   Drawing on a comprehensive array of examples, from Montezuma?s senseless surrender of his empire... more...

  • Early Modern Europe, 1450?1789by Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 32.00

    Thoroughly updated best-selling textbook with new learning features. This acclaimed textbook has unmatched breadth of coverage and a global perspective. more...

  • The Struggle for Europeby William I. Hitchcock

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 18.95

    From the ashes of World War II to the conflict over Iraq, William Hitchcock examines the miraculous transformation of Europe from a deeply fractured land to a continent striving for stability, tolerance, democracy, and prosperity. Exploring the role of Cold War politics in Europe?s peace settlement and the half century that followed, Hitchcock... more...

  • After Stalingradby David Glantz

    Helion and Company 2009; US$ 2.72

    In the wake of the Red Army's signal victory at Stalingrad, which began when its surprise counteroffensive encircled German Sixth Army in Stalingrad region in mid-November 1942 and ended when its forces liquidated beleaguered Sixth Army in early February 1943, the Soviet High Command (Stavka) expanded its counteroffensive into a full-fledged winter... more...

  • The Origins of the Modern Worldby Robert B. Marks

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 28.99

    Now in a new edition, this clearly written and engrossing book presents a global and environmental narrative of the origins of the modern world since 1400. Robert Marks constructs a story in which Asia, Africa, and the New World play major roles and points to the resurgence of Asia and the vastly changed relationship of humans to the environment.... more...

  • Operation Barbarossaby David M Glantz

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    On 22 June 1941 Hilter unleashed his forces on the Soviet Union. Spearheaded by four powerful Panzer groups and protected by an impenetrable curtain of air support, the seemingly invincible Wehrmacht advanced from the Soviet Union's western borders to the immediate outskirts of Leningrad, Moscow and Rostov in the shockingly brief period of less than... more...

  • The Battle of Midwayby Craig L. Symonds

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    The Battle of Midway in the central Pacific, on the morning of June 4, 1942, marked a dramatic turning point in the Second World War, when Allied forces seized the upper hand from the Axis powers. Lincoln Prize winner Craig Symonds offers an account of the Battle from a global perspective, as well as of the first six months of the war. more...

  • Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War"by Patrick J. Buchanan

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 20.00

    Were World Wars I and II inevitable? Were they necessary wars? Or were they products of calamitous failures of judgment? In this monumental and provocative history, Patrick Buchanan makes the case that, if not for the blunders of British statesmen?Winston Churchill first among them?the horrors of two world wars and the Holocaust might have been avoided... more...

  • Die Frühe Neuzeit. Revisionen einer Epocheby Andreas Höfele; Jan-Dirk Müller; Wulf Oesterreicher

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 151.82

    The essays reflect the work of a broad spectrum of disciplines in humanities and cultural studies. They present a new vision of the early modern era, which attempts to register the diverse and contradictory nature of early modern culture, transcending unambiguous notions of development such as ?modernization? or ?secularization.? more...

  • Die Inszenierung der heroischen Monarchieby Martin Wrede

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 97.58

    Der Band verbindet zwei Themen, die in der Frühneuzeitforschung neues Interesse erfahren: Adel und Monarchie. Er fragt dafür nach der gemeinsamen ideellen ?ritterlich?-heroischen Grundlage von König und Adel, denn ?Ritter? hat die Geschichtswissenschaft seit jeher gerade unter den Kaisern und Königen ausgemacht, im Rahmen der Gegenüberstellung... more...